This was the last entry in Court Order Book B, no page number was listed.
Charlotte, North Carolina
May 3, 1865
In accordince with the terms of the Military Convention, entered into entered into on the twenty sixth day of April 1865, between Genl Jos E. Johnson, commanding the Confederate Army and Maj Genl W F Shearman commanding the United States Army in North Carolina. C J Smith Private Company A, 4th Ten Calvary has given his solemn obligation not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly released from his obligation and is permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the United States and _____ so long as he observes this obligation & obeys the laws in force where he may reside.
On motion of Daniel Radcliffe, who claims who claims to be the heir at law to Daniel Radcliffe deceased formerly of Hampshire County Virginia John Reed Elizabeth Reed came into court and being deposed first John Reed deposeth and saith that Daniel Radcliffe is the son of Daniel Radcliffe deceased that he was born on the 21st day of December 1784 and he is the heir at law of said Daniel deceased. Elizabeth Reed deposeth and saith that who is now in court was born the 21st day of December 1784 and that he is the heir at law of said Daniel deceased which is ordered to be certified accordingly
September Court 1809
George Parker an infant Orphan of Thomas Parker dec’d came into court and made choice of Samuel Parker as his Guardian who entered into court in the penalty of $1000? together with John Turley his security conditioned for securing said orphans Estate and indemnifying the court.
December Court 1809
Guardian for Polly Todd, Orphan of Edward Todd
Polly Todd an infant Orphan of Edward Todd deceased came into court and made choice of Jacob Kyle as her guardian Whereupon the said Jacob Kyle with John Gilloch his security entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $800 Conditioned for securing the said orphans Estate and for indemnifying the court.
An instrument in writing given under the hand and seal of Thomas McClanahan Jonr emancipating and setting at liberty a negroe man slave named David was produced in court and proved by the oath of Thomas McClanahan Jr and ordered to be recorded as follows to wit, These are to certify that I have this day discharged my man David to act and do for himself from this day hence forward myself nor heirs shall have no control over him as a Slave as witness my hand this thirteenth day of May eighteen hundred and eight “Signed” Thomas his X mark McClanahan Sen Teste Thomas McClanahan jr Peggy Johnston Whereupon it is ordered that the said negroe Slave be manumitted upon William Johnston entering into bond in the penalty of L 150 conditioned for preventing the said negroe slave from becoming chargeable upon the County Whereupon the said Johnston entered into bond agreeable to the said order.
December Court 1811
John Graves and infant Orphan of Richard Graves deceased aged above fourteen years came into court and made choice of David A. Graves as his Guardian who entered into bond with John Phelps Junr and Hezekiah Bunaugh his securities in the penalties of fifteen hundred dollars Conditioned for securing said orphans estate and indemnifying the court.
David A. Grimes is appointed Guardian of Sarah and Polly Grimes. Infant Orphans of Richard Grimes deceased who entered into bond with John Phelps Junr and Hezekiah Bunaugh his securities in the penalties of three hundred dollars Conditioned for securing said orphans estate & indemnifying the court.
On the motion of David A. Graves Administrator of the estate of Richard Grimes deceased. Ordered that William Mitchell Samuel Henderson Junr and Mathias C. Hutsell or any three of them being first duly sworn before a magistrate of this County do divide the Estate of the said Richard Graves dec’d among his heirs and legal Representatives & make a report to the next Court.
Administration of the Estate of Phillip B Smoot deceased is granted to Maria Smoot widow of said deceased who made oath thereto and together with Joseph and Robert Eellilles her securities, executed and acknowledged bond in the penalty of four thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted.
March Court 1814
Page 194 & 195
Emancipation of Absalom Porter by Benjamin Mills
An instrument in writing under the hand and seal of Benjamin Mills emancipating and setting at liberty a molatto man slave named Absalom was produced into court and being acknowledged by said Mills ordered to be recorded as follows to wit Whereas a molatto slave named Absalom now held by me was devised to be free by the Last Will and Testament of John Porter deceased his former owner but owing to the debts against the estate of said Decedent he could not obtain his freedom by virtue as said wile as it stands recorded in the Clerks Office of Bourbon and said slave was sold by virtue of execution of Daniel Duncan against said Porter from the Bourbon Circuit Court and I became the purchaser and have since held him Now I Benjamin Mills of the Town of Paris and County of Bourbon do hereby manumit, , emancipate and forever set free said slave Absalom aged about twenty six years five feet eight inches high of a yellow complexion with some freckles appearing on his countinance and do hereby declare him free from me my heirs and all persons claiming under me and by the name of Absalom Porter do hereby declare him forever free – Witness my hand and seal this seventh day of March one thousand eight hundred and fourteen “signed” B Mills [seal]
Whereupon it is ordered that the said slave Absalom Porter be emancipated and set entirely free.
February 5th 1815 Court
Page 389 & 390
Emancipation of Bill and Easter by Rachel Owings (wife of John Owings dec’d)
An instrument in writing given under the hand and seal of Rachel Owings emancipating and setting at liberty two negro slaves named Bill and Easter was this day produced into court, proved by the oath of Cathrine and James Wills witnesses thereto to be act & deed of said Rachel and ordered to be recorded as follows to wit After a duly consideration of my deceased husbands Will and agreeably to his Will by Richard Owings which is my deceased husband, I do freely and voluntarily after my death agreeable to my Dec’d husband Richard Owings Will set free two negroes namely Bill and Easter, which I beg and crave that no other instrument of writing hereafter should be of any effect except this alone also that I desire and request that the same may be recorded and the same to forever to stand stable and strong Given under my hand and seal this third day of January 1805 signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us “Signed” Rachel her X mark Owings [seal] – Saml Cartwright – tet Wm Phillips. Catherine Wills James Wills – Whereupon it is ordered that the said negro slave Esther be emancipated and set free – James Wills __ and acknowledged bond in the penalty of two hundred dollars – conditioned to prevent said slave from becoming chargeable to this county
May 1st 1815 Court
Division of Slaves belonging to Elijah Paston
The commissioners appointed to divide the slaves of Elijah Paston among his heirs and legal representatives returned their report into the court in the following to wit
Bourbon County March the 1st 1814 agreeably to an order of the court to us directed we this day proceed to divide the slaves of Elijah Paston deceased and being first sworn before a magistrate of this county we proceed as follows:
One negro man named Jerry $300.00
One negro woman Kissy $250.00
One negro girl Vinia $250.00
One negro boy Paul $350.00
One negro boy Joe $118.75
One negro girl Winney $118.75
One negro girl Jude $86.00
Each childs part $118.75
We have allotted to Sampson P Paston a girl named Winney at $118.75
And to Levi Paston a boy named Joe $118.75
The balance of the legatee being of age sets the balance of negroes to Samuel Paston one of the legatees – Signed Saml J Dawson, John Hedges, Charles Landers, _ Robt Scott
Whereupon it is ordered that said division stand and be established between the said heirs forever.
(Note: Samuel and William Paston were executors of the estate as noted in a following entry)
April 1st 1816
Tho Barlow Guardian
William Barlow and Infant Orphan of Tompkins Barlow Deceased aged above fourteen years came into court and chose Thomas Barlow for his Guardian who together with William Black his security
executed and acknowledged bond in the penalty of five hundred dollars conditioned for securing said Orphan's Estate and indemnify the Court
Ordinary License Thomas Triplett
Ordinary License is granted to Thomas Triplett to keep a Tavern at his house in this County for the Term of one year who executed and acknowledged bond with John Todd his security in the penalty of one hundred pounds conditioned as the law directs.
Ralph Letton who has failed to give in a test of his taxable for eighteen hundred and fifteen appeared in Court and waved the necessity of a summons and on Oath gave in a list of the same and being heard is discharged.
An Inventory of the Estate of Hugh Wright Deceased wit, returned into Court approved of and Ordered to be recorded.
An Additional Settlement of the Estate of Thomas Fisher Deceased was returned into Court approved of and Ordered to be recorded.
Ordered that Hugh McIlvain be exonerated from the payment of the County Levies for Eighteen hundred and fourteen and that the Sheriff allow him acred for the same which is certified & c.
Foster Collins a Constable of this County came into Court and together with William Black his security executed and acknowledged bond in the penalty of one thousand dollards conditioned for the faithful performance of his office.
The Last Will and Testament of David Hickman was produced into court and proved according to law by the oaths of William Higgins and Agnes Elgin subscribing witnesses thereto and sworn to by John I Hickman one of the Executors named in said will and ordered to be recorded and thereupon said Executor together with William Hutchison David M Hickman and William Hickman his securities executed and acknowledged Cond in the penalty of thirty thousand dollars conditioned as the law ____ liberty is reserved to the other Executors to quality when they shall think fit.
On motion of John Hull it is ordered that James Varner be bound an apprentice to John Hull to learn the business of Blacksmith, said Varner was 15 years old on the 15 of October 1831. He is to serve until he be 21 years old and said Hall executed indenture according to law.
July 28th 1832
On motion of Jefferson McCormick it is ordered that William Parks age sixteen? Years the 13th day of August last be bound out to learn the business of blacksmith …….
September 3rd 1832
On motion of Wm Henry ordered that Caleb McCall son of Mariah McCall age eight years the 15 of August last with the consent of said Mariah made in open court be bound out to the said Henry to learn the business of a Taylor who executed indenture agreeably by law
March 4th 1833
On motion of John Harnes ordered that John C. Anderson orphan of Jno C. Anderson Dec’d age 12 years January 1st last be bound out to him to learn the business of Tin plate cooker who executed indenture agreeably to law. The mother of said infant consenting thereto.
September 2nd 1833
On the motion of Wesley C McCan ordered that Benj Hoe be bound out to him to learn the trade of cabinet maker who executed indenture agreeably to law.
Apprenticeship of Wm McKee
October 7th 1833
On motion of ____ Coalson ordered that Wm McKee orphan of James McKee Dec’d aged sixteen years the seventh day of February last to learn the trade of Cabinet Maker was executed indenture agreeably by law.
Apprenticeship of Geo W Stewart
November 4th 1833
On motion of James R Treadway? Orderd that Geo W Stewart Orp of Wm Stewart aged 12 years the 11th Oct last be bound out to him to learn the business of shoe & boot making Who executed indenture agreeably by law Which is approved of by the conditions to be recorded
Apprenticeship of Saml McKee
November 4th 1833
On motion of Joseph Biggs ordered that Saml McKee orphan of James McKee aged 13 years the 30th day of May last be bound out to him to learn the business of Taylor which executed indenture agreeably by law.
Guardian of John McKee
November 4th 1833
Ordered that Jos Biggs be appointed guardian of John McKee orphan of James McKee Dec’d who with Wm Talbott his security executed bond in penalty of $100 ___ ____
Apprenticeship of Silas Wagoner
January 3rd 1834
On motion of William Crostwait that Silas Wagoner aged 17 the 9th day of May last be bound out to him to learn the business of a saddler executed indenture agreeably by law.
Apprenticeship of Turner Williamson
January 3rd 1834
On motion of John H Wentworth ordered that Turner Williamson orphan of Anderson Williamson aged 13 years the 13th day of March last be bound out to him to learn the trade of a millwright who executed indenture agreeably to law.
June 2nd 1834
Satisfactory proof was this day proved in open court by the oaths of Leeland Whaley Hanson Kimbrough that Moses Endicott late a pensioner of the United States departed this life on 24th day of April 1834 and that said Moses Endicott is an identical person named in an original certificate now here shown to the court bearing date the 14th day of April 1834 and signed by Lewis Cass Secetary of War granted to said Endicott a pension of 40$ per annum and numbered and numbered 26.645 and it was further proven to the satisfaction of the Court that Wellmot Endicott is the widow of the sd Moses Endicott and that she now living.
November 5th 1834
Mary Clinkenbeard orphan of Susanna Clinkenbeard Dec’d aged above 14 chose Lewis Clinkenbeard as her guardian who entered bond with James Shaw his security in the penalty of six hundred dollars conditioned agreeably by law.
Thos D. Bunch - Bound Out
November 5th 1834
On motion of James Haines ordered that Thos D. Bunch age 14 the 9th day of Feby next orphan of Tho D Bunch Dec’d be bound out to said Haines to learn the business of a _______ until he is 20 years of age who enters indenture agreeably to con.
George McCormick – Bound Out
January 5th 1835
On motion of Daniel Hibler Guardian ordered that George McCormick orphan of Hannah McCormick age 15 years the first of this month be bound out to him to learn the business of a Blacksmith who executed indenture agreeably to con.
On motion of William Nunn ordered that he be appointed Guardian of Noah M. & Anderson Talbot miners and orphans of William P. and Sarah Talbot decd and Heirs at large of Anderson Moore decd. William D. Ratcliff the present guardian consenting thereto, the said orphans being now residents of this commonwealth. Whereupon the said William Nunn along with James M. Miller his surety executed bond to Commonwealth of KY conditioned agreeably to law.
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