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Panola Co. Court Minutes 1846-1847, Panola Co. TX
Panola County, Commissioners
Court Minutes 1846-1847
1846 – 1847
The first commissioners’ court of Panola County met in Special session in
abidance to the call of the Chief Justice. Present John Allison, Richard Golden,
James Williams, Terrel Henson, Charles Moorman. Commissioners: M.R. Stanifer,
Sheriff; J.H. Anderson, Clerk.
It is ordered and adjudged by the court that Pulaski be the County site pro tem
of this county until the county site of said county is established as required
It is ordered decreed and adjudged by the court that the pro---of Samuel M.
Parry, John Miller, William Miller, A.M. ---, James T. Kelly, Thos Miller, Jno
McFaden, John Stout, Corn--- Crenshaw and John B. White against the legality of
the election for county site be received and considered and that the f--- Monday
in October be and is hereby set apart to try the --- of said election, and
purging of the polls.
It is ordered by the court that the ferriage for crossing man and horse when the
river is within its banks be one dime and when it is out of its banks, two dimes
for the same for crossing a wagon.
It is ordered by the court the ferryman shall receive fifty cents when the river
is within its banks and one dollar when the river is out of its banks and
crossing one-horse carriages they shall receive twenty-five cents. Footmen five
cents for crossing loose horses and cattle five for three cents.
This day came Cornelius Crenshaw and made application for an unconditional
certificate for six hundred and forty acres (640) of land and having made oath
as required by law and proven that he was entitled to such by Richard Golden and
Jubel Owens. The matter was postponed for further consideration by the court.
It is ordered by the court that the County Tax be one half of the State Tax.
It is ordered by the court that the clerk be authorized to issue any subpoenas
for witnesses that may be called for by any elect of the county in regard to the
county site question. That notices that the county court will convene on the ---
Monday in October --- to investigate the legality of the election for the county
site and legality of the votes cast in the said election.
It is ordered by the court that Henry B. Jernigan be appointed overseer of the
road from the West side of his lane to the State Line and all hands within one
mile of said lane be required to work on the same. Alexander ---- be appointed
overseer on same road from the West --- of Jernigans Lane to the County Line
between Harrison and Panola Counties and that all hands within three quarters of
a mile of said road be required to work on the same.
This day came Terrel Hendon in behalf of the citizens of Panola County prayed
the court to grant an order of review for a road to connect the road from
Henderson to Brewster Bluff, and the court ordered that the same be granted and
appointed Peviance Williams, Joseph Collins, M.B.B. ----, Edward Sweat, ----
Jackson as reviewers said road. It is ordered by the court that Washington
Morris be appointed overseer of the road from Rusk County to Brewsters Bluff by
Shephards Community at a branch west of Newel Waltons and work to the county
line and the following hands work on said road vez Sol Wood, Hiram Wood, William
Barbee, H. Shephard, Wm. F. Nelson, James H. Smith, John Morris, Sam Smith, R.G.
Holt, John Morris, Junior, M. Donald, Washington Morris, Parson Reeds hands.
It is ordered that Hugh Devlin be appointed overseer of the Shepherds road
commencing at the 5 mile post mark to the branch west of Newel Waltons, all
hands south of Irons Bayou are required to work on said road.
It is ordered by the court that Seth Kenady be appointed overseer of the road
from Sabine River to the 5 mile post and all hands south of said road be
apportioned to work on the same.
It is ordered by the court that J.R. Youngblood be appointed overseer on the
Alred road and all hands on the north side of Irons Bayou be required to work on
This day came Charles Moorman and prayed the court to grant a review for a road
commencing at Shelbyville road near James Rowes, the nearest and best rout to
the --- near Raybons on the Logansport road and the court ordered the prayer of
the petitioner to be granted and appointed William Wall, Robert Kyle, W.D.
Parrish, Milborn Cook, and David Wilkison overseer of the same. On motion
Richard Golden the court now adjourned until the first Monday on October next.
John Allison CPC
At a special term of the County Court in and for the County of Panola began and
held at Pulaski on the Monday the 5th of Oct AD 1846 present John Allison, Chief
Justice; Jas. Williams, Charles Moorman, Terrel Henson, Commissioners; M.R.
Standefer, Sheriff; J.H. Anderson, Clerk.
Ordered by the court that the election for county site held on the 22nd day of
August be set aside. On motion the court adjourned until the next regular term.
John Allison CPC
At a regular term of the County Court in and for the County of Panola began and
held at Pulaski on Monday the 12th Oct AD 1846. Present John Allison, Chief
Justice; Richard Golden, James Williams, Commissioners; M.L. Standefer, Sheriff;
J.H. Anderson, Clerk.
Ordered by the court that Cornelius Crenshaw be granted an unconditional
certificate of six hundred and forty acres of land as a married man of the 4th
class he having proven according to law by Richard Golden & Jerbel Owens that he
is entitled such.
Ordered by the court that Jas. A. Booker be appointed overseer of the Logansport
Road beginning at the four mile post on the line between Louisiana and Texas to
the West bank of Mill Creek and all hands within lawful distance to work on said
road. Also ordered by the court Jas. Pope be appointed overseer of the same road
from the west bank of Mill Creek to the west bank of Sockegee and all hands
within a lawful distance between the two Bayous be required to work on same road
and A.J. LaGrone be appointed overseer of the same road from the east bank of
Sockagee to Pulaski and all the Gibbs. Alten LaGrone, Willis Vaughn, John Harry,
John & Sam McFadden, Jacob Coats and --- Gibbs be required to work on said road.
Ordered by the court that Stephen L. Davis be appointed overseer of the road
leading from Marshall to Shelbyville by the way of Pulaski to work from Stouts
Mill Creek to the double cabins all hands between said road and Sabine River and
all hands within lawful distance north of same road be required to work on the
It is further ordered that Alfred Mitchel be appointed overseer of the same road
from the double cabins to the county line between Harrison & Panola County and
all hands within lawful distance of said road be required to work on the same.
Ordered by the court that William Tippet be appointed overseer of the same road
from which G.L. Davis works to the Widow Tippets hands and the following hands
be required to work on said road Rob & Andrew Tippet and their hands Jas. Johns,
Champion & Sam Jones.
It is further ordered by the court that William Wall be appointed overseer of
the same road from the Widow Tippets to the Shelby County line and all hands
within lawful distance be required to work on the same.
Ordered by the court that Jeremial T. ----whik, Administrator of the Estate of
William Stoaks, decxd be granted an unconditional certificate of three hundred &
twenty acres of land the said decd was a single man proved by Jas T. Kelly and
Gwen d. McJipsey of the 4th class No. 2.
Ordered by court that George Watson be appointed overseer of the road leading
from Shreveport to Nacogdoches to work from Brewsters Bluff to the Harrison
County line all hands in lawful distance of said road are required to work on
Ordered by the court that R.R. Moor be appointed overseer on the road leading
from near Kellis Waltons Gin to A.B. Davis’s ---- with the old road all hands
within one mile and a half of said not apportioned on other roads are required
to work on the same.
Ordered by the court that John B. Owens be appointed overseer on the road
leading from Pulaski to Jordeson Mill and the following named persons be
appointed surveyors of said road – John W. Baker, John E. Anderson, John B.
Owens, A.B. Davis and Wily Powel, A.B. Davis is appointed overseer of this road
from Pulaski to Sockagee Creek all hands within one mile and a half of said road
not appointed to other roads are required to work on the same.
Ordered by the court that John Allison required to open a road from Port Caddo
road borders the county line to the Marshall and Pulaski road near his fields –
and that the said Allisons hands are required to work on said roads.
The Court went into the Election of Treasurer. Andrew Robe presented himself as
a candidate, and was duly elected. Upon consideration that he gives bond and
takes the oath required by law within fifteen days.
On motion the court adjourned until the next regular term of said court.
John Allison CPCT
At a regular term of the county court in and for the County of Panola began and
held in and for said county on the 11th day of Janry 1847 Presents His Honor
John Allison, Judge; Richard Golden Commissioner; M.R. Stanifer Sheriff; J.H.
A quorum not being present the court adjourned until Monday the 18th January
Court met pursuant to adjournment on Monday the 18th day of January A D 1847
Present John Alison, Judge; Richard Golden and James Williams, Commissioners;
J.H. Anderson, Clk; H. Swearingen, Depty Sheriff.
Ordered by the court that the Bond of Joshua T. Gill on Tax Collection and
Assessor be approved.
Ordered by the court that the Bond of T. Hough as Justice of the Peace be
Ordered by the court that the Bond of Stephen Allred as Justice of the Peace be
Ordered by the court that the Bond of Andrew Robe as County Treasurer by
Ordered by the court that Jacob H. Coots be appointed overseer of the road
leading from Pulaski to Logansport to work from Pulaski to the East bank of the
Socogee Creek – to have the following hands to wit: T.L. Gibbs, J.P. Gibbs, E.W.
Gibbs, P.F. Gibbs, Wm. Coots, Thos Coots, Wm. A. LaGrone, Willis Vaughan, Sam’l
McFaddin Jun. John McFaddin, Andrew McFaddin, Edward Irons, A.J. LaGrone to work
and keep up said road.
Ordered by this court that Harrison H. Hill be appointed overseer of the
Logansport Road to work from the West bank of Sockagee Creek to the West bank of
the Mill Creek and to have the following hands to wit: Brinkly Henderson,
Timothy Davis, James Lee, Robert Daughtry, James Pyles.
Probate Records – John Conner Estate
Submitted by: Geraldine, Graves Gary, Texas
The following probate records were copied from the original records in the
Panola County Courthouse, Carthage, Texas. The cost for copies of probate
records are $1.00 for each page unless it needs to be certified. In that event,
you will need to send an extra $5.00 for the certification. In order to find
probate records, you will need to know the approximate date of death and the
county where they lived.
No. 8071/2 Bond, Eliza Conner, Adminis., Filed Apr 15, 1876, Panola Co., TX
State of Texas () District Court
Panola County () February Term
Eliza Conner Administratrix
Of John Conner, deceased
Know all men by these presents that we Eliza Conner Administratrix of Estate
of John Conner, deceased as principal, Nelson Conner and Julia A. Hoskins as
sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe and be indebted to H. Pollard Clerk of the
District Court of Panola County Texas in the sum of Seventeen hundred and
fifteen dollars to be made and levied of our respective land, tenements and
effects for the payment of which well and timely to be made of which well and
truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executrix, administrators and
assigns firmly by these presents.
The condition of the above obligation is such that the said Eliza Conner,
Administratrix has returned her inventory and appraisement of the community
estate of herself and her deceased husband. Now if the said Eliza Conner,
Administratrix aforehand shall faithful administer said estate, and pay over one
half of the surplus, after the payment of the debts with which the whole is
properly chargeable, to such person or persons as shall be entitled to receive
it, then this bond is to be of no effect otherwise to remain in full force.
Given under our hands this 16 day of February A D 1876
Julia A. Hoskins
The State of Texas () Before me H. Pollard, Clerk of the County Court of said
county personally Panola County () appeared Eliza Conner to me known whose
name appears to the foregoing Bond as the grantor who stated to me that she with
Nelson Conner, Julia A. Hoskins and S.G. Allison as her sureties had executed
subscribed and delivered the same for the uses, purposes and consideration
Given under my hand and seal of this County Court, June 6,1876.
H. Pollard, Co. Clerk
I certify that the foregoing bond & certificate are recorded in my office Book
F, final record of estates pages 574 & 575.
Given under my hand and seal of this county court June 6,1876 at 11o’clock A
H. Pollard, Co. Clerk
No. 807 1/2 Appraisement & Inventory, Community Estate of Eliza Conner & John
Conner, Filed Apr 15,1876, Panola Co. Probate Records, Carthage, TX.
The State of Texas () District Court
Panola County () February Term
In the matter of the community estate of Eliza Conner and her deceased husband
We the appraisers of the community estate of Eliza Conner and her deceased
husband do appraise said community estate of Eliza Conner and her deceased
husband do appraise said community estate as follows to wit:
One hundred and forty acres of land of the headright of G. O’Banyon $280.00
And one hundred and sixty five acres of land of Joseph Spencer League
Thomas J. Reagan (1)
J.D. Youngblood (2)
M.W. Strawn (3)
The State of Texas ()
Panola County () We whose names appear subscribed to the preceeding
appraisement and inventory is just and correct to the best of our knowledge and
belief that they are disinterested parties and not of kin to the Administratrix.
Thomas J. Reagan 1
J.D. Youngblood 2
M.W. Strawn 3
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of February A D 1876
Notary Public Panola County
The State of Texas ()
Panola County () This day personally appeared before the undersigned
and authority Eliza Conner who being first duly sworn says that the foregoing
inventory is a full and complete inventory and description of all the real and
personal property books papers evidency of debt and of all debts due or to
become due belonging to the community estate of Eliza Conner and John Conner as
far as she has been able to ascertain and that she was not bound or indebted to
the deceased in any contract at the time of this death in any manner.
6th June 1876 Eliza Conner
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th June 1876 H. Pollard, County Clerk