Hello - My name is Carolyn Glover Stratton. I have become obsessed with genealogy and history. I am a native of Kansas, but I married a Faulkner County young man and have spent most of my adult life in Conway. I worked for attorneys in Chicago, Tulsa and Wichita Falls, Texas.
I also worked for State Senator Guy Hamilton Jones in 1953/54. His law office at that time was upstairs in the Halter Building. I was 17 - I worked from 9 am to 12 noon. (I worked 15 hours a week and earned $15) He came to work at noon and we met at Greeson's Drug Store which was also in the Halter Building. I would discuss the morning's business with him and the next morning he would leave notes for my work for that day.
This was where I got interested in politics and law. I left Conway to marry Royce Glover at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. Later after several years in the Air Force we settled back in Conway. I went to work for Senator Jones again on May 30, 1968 and worked there with him and his law partner, Phil Stratton, whom I married about 4 years after my first husband, Royce J. Glover passed away.
I have spent a lot of time at the Faulkner County Courthouse - searching deed records, divorce records and other matters. This experience has made it easy for me to find things other people are interested in and I really enjoy doing the research.
The following is a summary of the "Docket of County Judge, Faulkner County, Arkansas" consisting of pages 1 through 71. The time period is from November 8, 1894 through November 5, 1902. The County Judge in that time period sat as a Law Judge does today.
County Judges did not have then, and do not have now any legal training. Most of the cases in this docket book pertained to Bastardy, Insanity and Incarceration. I will attempt to transcribe the pertinent information, but in some cases verbatim is necessary.
When I mention marginal note or marginal record I refer to an entry in the margin of a docket entry. Even today mortgage companies will make a marginal release when a mortgage is paid. Otherwise they have to prepare a release deed and pay a filing fee to record same.
I did not realize until I saw this book that marginal entries dated back to 1894 (and possibly before). And where it says "as per his return" - that refers to a sheriff making a report to the court! that he has obeyed the order of the court. Spelling and punctuation is not corrected.
/s/ indicates "signed by".
Remember - this is a public record and this transcription is not intended to harm anyone. We all have family skeletons, but this is what makes genealogy research so much fun and makes it impossible to quit! So here we go! (And the first bastardy case involved a Glover!)
At the tope of each page it states "Docket of County Judge, Faulkner County, Arkansas. Cases Brought and Tried Before _______ County Judge, Faulkner County, _______, 189__." On Page 1 the blanks are filled in as G. W. Rice, County Judge and the date of Nov. 8, 1894. These blanks are not filled in again until Page 49 when it shows W. H. Duncan - Nov. 1898. Judge Duncan entered his name on every page. On page 71 it shows W. B. Wilson as County Judge with date of Nov 5, 1902.
Page 21: State vs J. W. Goode: Bastardy: August 13, 1896 appeared ____ Jackson and on oath stated she is pregnant with a child when born will be a bastard and deft J. W. Goode is the father of said bastard. Prayed a warrant issue for said deft. Wherefore warrant issued returnable 1st Monday in October 1896 and deft allowed to give bail in the sum of $300.00. Deft and Pros witness married and case dismissed.
State vs B. F. Hollinghead and J. T. Hollinghead; Habeas Corpus: Sept 8 1896 E. A. Bolton prayed for a writ of Habeas Corpus for said defts. Same granted returnable Sept 9/96 at 10 o'clock am. Defts charged with arson and bond fixed by Justice at $500.00 each. The Court after examining the papers and other evidence doth reduce the bond of B. F. Hollinghead to $250.00 and the bond of J. F. Hollinghead to $350.00. Upon giving said bonds the sheriff is ordered to release said parties from confinement.
Page 22: State vs Elizabeth Tipton ex parte: Elizabeth Tipton sent to blind asylum from Vilonia Faulkner Co. Ark Sept 19/96.
W. B. Hargis Ex Parte. Constable Danley Tshp. On 28th day of Sept 1896 W. B. Hargis filed his bond as constable in the sum of $500 which was by the Judge in vacation approved and commission was issued to him, he having taken the oath required by the constitution. His Post Office is Mayflower. His bondsman is Wiley Morely.
Following are the same language:
F. C. Sims - Constable California Tshp. Oct 1 1896. Bond $500. Post Office is Guy. Bondsmen G. W. Hartwick and John Mode.
G. M. Easterwood - Constable Cadron Tshp. Sept 29 1896. Bond $1,000. Post Office is Conway. Bondsmen E. A. Bolton, C. M. Armistead and P. H. Prince.
C. C. Payne - Constable Union Tshp. Oct 2 1896. Bond $500. Bondsmen G. S King and D. G. McMillin. Post Office is Kendall.
T. A. Milam - Constable Muddy Bayou. Oct 3 1896. Bond $500. J. A. Reynolds and T. R. Bryant bondsmen. Post Office is Enola.
B. F. Burnett - Constable Clifton Tshp. Oct 3 1896. Bond $500. S. B. Dawson and Eli Kendall bondsmen. His Post Office is Wooster.
J. M. Milam - Constable East Fork Tshp. Oct 5 1896. Bond $500. E. W. Wilcos and W. P.Sims bondsmen. Post Office is Snider.
T. F. Langley - Constable Harve Tshp. Oct 5 1896. Bond $500. J. W. Parson, J. H. Gist, A. A. Parsons, Z. T. Newberry, H. F. Patrick bondsmen. Post Office is Holland. Page 24:
W. H. Woodward - Oct 5 1896. Constable Matthews Tshp. Bond $500. J. H. Gist, John Dunaway, A. E. Livingston bondsmen. Post Office is Enola.
Ant Bradley - Constable Walker Tshp. Oct 5 1896. Bond $500. C. H. Hendrickson and I. N. Martin bondsmen. Post Office is Martinville.
T. H. Tucker Ex Parte - Habeas Corpus: Tucker, deft admitted to bail in the sum of $500 and upon securing same the sheriff is authorized to release him from custody.
J. W. Riley - Constable Wilson Tshp. Oct 12 1896. Bond $500. H. S. Hubbard, C. W. Harrell, J. H. Dawson and W. B. Harrell bondsmen. Post Office is Cato.
W. E. Stewart - Constable Palarm Tshp. Oct 13 1896. Bond $500. W. H. Hooks and A. Burgin bondsmen. Post Office is Saltillo.
J. H. Martin - Constable Benton Tshp. Oct 14 1896. Bond $500. R. M. Clark and B. B. Condray bondsmen. Post Office is Enders.
J. L. Ussery - Constable Mt Vernon Tshp. Oct 14 1896. Bond $500. J. H. Ward and J. T. Powers bondsmen. Post Office is Mt Vernon.
J. H Honea - Constable Eagle Tshp. Oct 21 1896. Bond $500. Joe Roden and A. Z. Harris bondsmen. Post Office is Hamlet.
B E. King - Constable Stone Tshp. Bond $500. R. E. Stone and J. M. Johnson bondsmen. Post Office is Conway.
J. S. Walkins - Constable Newton Tshp. Oct 22 1896. Bond $500. J. W. Brady as bondsman. Post Office is Cascade. [Could be Watkins, but "t" is not crossed.]
I. I. Long - Constable Benedict Township. Oct 31 1896. Bond $500. J. F. Cribbs and Z. G. Adams bondsmen. Post Office is Mayflower.
D. F. Singleton - Constable Breckenridge Tshp. Nov 6 1896. Bond $500. J. M. Walton, A. E. Wilson, D. F. Short bondsmen. Post Office is Enders.
A.L. Sparks - Constable Bristol Township. __ day of __ 1896. Bond $500. __________, Bondsmen. Post Office is Bristol. [This info is not given]
C. A. Harris - Constable Cypress Township. Oct 30 1896. Bond $500. W. T. Ward, W. J. Snow, G. T. Kirby bondsmen. Post Office is Vilonia.
J. T. Benton - Constable Hardin Township. Oct 30 1896. Bond $500. W. J. Blair and John T. Benton bondsmen. Post Office is Greenbrier.
J. L. Harvil - Constable Prince (or Pierce) Creek Township. Bond $500. J. S. Hardcastle and J. M. Wagner bondsmen. Post Office is Chadwick.
State vs J. T. Abrams - Bastardy: 18th day of Nov 1896 W. H. Bailey Sr. made affidavit that Mattie L. Bailey, a single woman, is pregnant with child which when born will be a bastard and charges J. T. Abrams with being the father. Warrant issued for J. T. Abrams to appear 10 o'clock am on Nov 19 for hearing. On Nov 19 1896 Mattie L. Bailey made oath that she is pregnant with a bastard child and charges J. T. Abrams is the father. Child will not be born until last of April or first of May 1897. Cause ordered continued to May 10 1897; defendant allowed to give bond in the sum of $300. Defendant turned over to sheriff. Court costs $1.10 paid.
Habeas Corpus; State of Arkansas. Dec 31 1896. George Fuller, Frank Fuller and Charles Nance (arrested as Chas Fuller) made oath they are unlawfully deprived of their liberty by the sheriff. Prayed bonds be made lower. Court reduced bonds to $150 for George Fuller, to $150 for Frank Fuller and $150 for Charles Nance. Upon required bonds Sheriff will discharge them from custody. Cost $1.50 each.
State vs Mrs. S. C. Mitchell - Bastardy. Jany 27 1897. Mrs. S. C. Mitchell makes oath she is pregnant with child - child will be a bastard when born alive. Refuses to disclose name of the father; that she is able and willing and prefers to care for and maintain said bastard child. Made bond of $300 with C. D. Blake as surety conditioned that she will indemnify each county in the state of Arkansas from all costs and expenses for maintenance or otherwise on account of said child while under the age of 7 years - whereupon said cause was dismissed.
State vs W. N. Brady - Bastardy. Jany 17 1897. John Mabry states that Missouri Belle Mabry, a single woman, has delivered a bastard child now living and that W N. Brady is the father. Prays for a warrant of arrest for said Brady. Warrant issued returnable Feby 16/97. Warrant properly returned service Jany 18/97, defendant allowed to give bond in sum of $300. On Feby 10 1897 Brady appeared and presented an agreement between himself and Missouri Belle Mabry, prosecutrix, and they both ask this cause to be dismissed, agreeing to obtain license and marry after paying the costs in this behalf and the court granted said request and dismissed this action. Court costs: affidavit .25, warrant .50, docket, docket .10, filing papers .15, judgment .40 - total $1.40 Paid.
State vs Tom Woods - Habeas Corpus. Feby 22 1897. Deft by his attorney G. W. Bruce makes application for writ of habeas corpus for said deft now confined in Faulkner County jail. Prayer is granted and deft ordered brought before me for hearing in said cause on Thursday Feby 25 1897. On said day I. I. Dougan Jailer brings the body of Tom Woods and the court having heard the cause and being sufficiently advised doth refuse the prayer and remands the prisoner to the custody of the sheriff of Faulkner county.
State vs John R. Burns - Insanity. March 30 1897. I. S. Dougan made oath that John R. Burns is insane. Upon examination of witnesses and J.S.Westerfield , a regular practicing physician, court finds John R. Burns to be insane and the sheriff is hereby ordered to --------- [nothing further] W. B. Maddox ex parte. April 13 1897 Maddox appointed a beneficiary to the State University at Fayetteville Ark.
G. W. Hendricks ex parte. April 13 1897 Hendricks appointed a beneficiary to the State University at Fayetteville Ark.
Abram Smith Ex Parte - Pauper. April 16 1897 - adjudged to be a pauper and sent to the County poor farm for care and maintenance.
Sarah Gist ex parte - Pauper. April 19 1897. Sarah Gist upon examination had before me I find her to be a pauper and send her to the County poor farm for care and maintenance.
State vs Franlin Lockridge - Insanity. May 1st 1897. S. D Lockridge on oath states that Franklin Lockridge is insane --- upon examination of witnesses and J. S. Westerfield, physician, said Franklin Lockridge found to be insane and ordered to asylum May 8 1897.
State vs J. T. Abrams - Bastardy. April 18 1897, the day set for this trial by order of this court on 19 day of Nov 1896 comes Mattie L. Bailey in her own person and by her attorney g. W. Bruce and deft J. T. Abrams in person and by atty Bolton & Young and both parties announcing themselves ready for trial and the court being well and sufficiently advised of all matters concerning said cause doth find for the state and against defendant - that said Mattie L. Bailey a single unmarried woman was on the 15th day of April 1897 delivered of a child living and that said defendant J. T. Abrams is the father of said child. It is therefore hereby ordered and adjudged by the court that said J. T. Abrams do pay to Mattie L. Bailey for the care & maintenance of said bastard child three dollars per month regularly on the 15th day of each and every month commencing April 15 1897 for the full term of seven years from said date; to pay the sum of $10.75 lying in expenses and all costs in this behalf expended and defendant J. T. Abrams is hereby ordered to the custody of the sheriff until all costs and expenses hereof are fully paid - defendant to give bond in the sum of $300.00 conditioned as required by statute for the payment of said $3.00 per month as hereinbefore set forth. Co Ct cost $1.10 pd ptff. Shff cost 2.10, lying in expenses 10.75. Cost paid May 10/97. Lying in expenses paid May 10/97. Total $13.95. $3.00 paid for 1st month ending May 15 1897. J. T. Abrams deft this May 10/97entered into bond in the amount of 4300 with C. W. Abrams and T. R. Douglas as sureties to secure payment of $3.00 month for 7 years. /s/ G. W. Rice Co Judge
E. L. Torans vs Emma Torans, Habeas Corpus: May 11, 1897 E. L. Torans ptff by his atty Sam Frauenthal files his complaint charing Emma Torans deft of unlawfully detaining his minor child from his care and custody and prays a warrant for Emma Torans to appear and show cause why she should not deliver up said minor to him. Warrant issued returnable at 4 o'clock pm of this day. Now on this 11th of May at 4 o'clock pm come plaintiff by atty Sam Frauenthal and deft by her atty G. W. Bruce and by consent of the parties this cause is continued to May 12 1897 at 10 o'clock am. Now on this 12th day of May 1897 10 o'clock am come parties plaintiff and deft and the minor child in obedience to summons and both parties announcing ready for trial and the court being well and sufficiently advised doth give to the husband (plaintiff herein) E. L. Torans the care and custody of the minor child Milie Torans now in the custody of the court and defendant will pay all costs of this case.
State vs M. E. Gatewood, Insanity: May 27/97. Wm Gatewood makes oath that M. E. Gatewood is insane. M. E. Gatewood brought before the ourt and upon examination of witnesses and G. D. Dickerson, MD, the court finds said M. E. Gatewood to be insane and orders her to be confined in state lunatic asylum.
State vs Asberry Ballard, Insanity: June 18 1897. W. Wilson makes oath that Asberry Ballard is insane. Examination of witnesses and J. S. Westerfield, physician the court orders him to state lunatic asylum at Little Rock for treatment.
School Dist No 4 vs Springfield Furniture Co., Injunction.
Atty C. W. Cox prays temporary restraining order against W. T. Prince, treasurer of Faulkner County from paying school warrants Nos 23 & 24 out of any funds in his hand belong to said dist. Pending suit on file in the chancery court of said county. Prayer is granted and clerk of chancery court is hereby ordered to issue restraining order. June 30 1897.
State vs Olive Clinton, Insanity:
The court having examined witnesses and Olive Clinton having been examined by G S. Brown, physician, finds said Olive Cliftgon and orders her sent to state lunatic asylum for care and treatment. July 8/97.
Page 37: State vs Quince Owen, Bastardy:
July 21 1897, Estella Sheil (?Shell) makes affidavit she is pregnant with child which when born will be a bastard and that deft Quince Owen is the father thereof. Warrant issued for the apprehension of said Quince Owen returnable at 10 o'clock am on July 23/97. On July 12 1897 come the parties by attorneys and in person and this cause is continued to Dec 15 1897 deft entering into bond in sum of $150 for his appearance. [Marginal note: This cause continued to April term of County Court 1898 on affidavit of plaintiff.] [Written across page - "Dismissed at cost of defendant. April 4/98. Signed by Judge - name not legible. Judge cost $1.50 pd, Constable $1.35.
State vs Jake Warren, Bastardy. August 7 1897 Sallie Spencer - pregnant with a bastard child - warrant issued for Jake Warren, father, returnable Thursday Dec 16 1897.
Otho L. Naylor, ex parte. Appointed beneficiary to Arkansas Industrial University August 31/1897.
State vs James S. Lane, Bastardy. Sept 6 1897. Joanna May - single, unmarried makes oath she is with bastard child and that James S. Lane is the father. Warrant issued for Lane returnable Sept 8/1897. On Sept 8/1897 State of Ark by her atty G. W. Bruce and deft J. S. Lane by his atty Sam Frauenthal and by consent the cause is continued to April term 1897 upon deft giving bond in the sum of $250.
Ex parate: Nov 10 1897 Ophelia Lytes appointed a beneficiary to the Pine Bluff Normal School.
State of Arkansas vs Jake Warren, Bastardy: Dec 16 1897. Deft Jake Warren appears in person and by atty G. W. Bruce but ptff comes not. Cause is continued by the court to Friday Jany 7 1898 and plaintiff Sallie Spencer is ordered to be summoned on said day to appear and prosecute said charge.
State vs Jake Warren, Bastardy: Jany 7 1898 come plaintiff in her own person and deft in person and by atty and deft demands jury, venire is issued returnable at one o'clock PM. One o'clock PM come parties plaintiff and defendant, and Mc Craig, J. W. Wilcox, Will Clayton, J. M. Davis, S. R. Beck, O. C. Ludwig, J. S. Stewart, J. M. Rotton, I. J. Lea, Virgil Faulkner, G. W. Middleton, Wm. Hooks were presented and upon examination the following named men were chosen and sworn as jury to try said cause: J. W. Wilcox, J. M. Davis, W. B. Clayton, S. P Beck, O. C. Ludwig, J. S. Stwarat, G. W. Middleton, W. H. Hooks, Joe Harrison, Walter Jones, James Powers, J. D. Miller. After hearing testimony, argument of counsel an the law - retired to consider their verdict; after spending time in consultation the jury reported that it was impossible for them to agree, whereupon they were discharged and the court continued to Saturday morning 9 o'clock am Jany 8 1898. 9 o'clock am Jany 8/98 court met pursuant to appointment, case was called and upon agreement of counsel continued to 3rd Monday in Feby 1898 being 21st day of Feby 1898, defendant to stand on his bond as heretofore given.
State vs Margaret & Ellen Reynolds, Insanity: Thos. A. Milam sworn on oath states that Margaret and Ellen Reynolds are insane. Witnesses and G. S. Brown, physician, examined and Margaret and Ellen Reynolds adjudged to be insane and ordered sent to state lunatic asylum. Sept 25/97. Sept 29/1897 Supt State lunatic asylum refuses to receive Ellen & Margaret Reynolds in asylum as insane patients.
State vs Ellen & Margaret Reynolds, Paupers: Adjudged paupers on Sept 24/97 and sent to county poor farm for care and maintenance.
Chonrey Thompson (col) ex parte. Appointed beneficiary to the Pine Bluff Normal School. Oct 2/97.
Carrie Simpson, Exparte. Appointed beneficiary to Pine Bluff Normal Institute Oct 2/1897.
State vs Frank Williams & Joe Davis. Habeas Corpus: Application by Williams & Davis for writ of habeas corpus. Court fixed bond of each at the sum of $150 and upon good security the sheriff will dismiss said defts from further confinement in jail.
State vs Wm. A. Sullivan, Insanity. J. R. Donnell makes oath that Wm. A. Sullivan is insane. Sullivan is examined by G. S. Brown, physician, the court orders him taken to state lunatic asylum at Little Rock Ark.
State vs Charles Roberson, Habeas Corpus. Court reduced the bond of 500$ to 200$ and sheriff is ordered upon defendant giving said bondwith good and sufficient surety to release him from custody. Feby 7/98.
State vs. Jake Warren, Bastardy: Feby 21th (sic) 1898 being the day set for the hearing of this cause (see pge 39) and the parties plaintiff and defendant being present in person and by their attorneys g. W. Bruce for ptff & Isaac Campbell for deft. Defendant demanding jury venire is hereby issued for 12 good and lawful jurors and by consent cause is continued to 1 ½ o'clock pm this day. 1 ½ pm Feby 21/98 court met pursuant to adjournment and the following Jury were imipanneled to try the cause, viz: W. H. Lindsey, J. J. Brannon, J. F. Campbell, T. L. _Wren, John Saunders, James Haririder, ___ Cady and t. H. Higgs. Jury having heard the evidence and instruction of the court retired to consider their verdict. After a short time returned the following verdict, viz: "we the jury find the defendant Jake Warren guilty". It is therefore hereby ordered and adjudged by the court that Jacob Warren the defendant in this cause is the father of the bastard child of Sallie Spencer an unmarried woman [page 43] and that Jacob Warren shall pay to said Sallie Spencer the sum of three dollars per month commencing Nov 16th 1898 and each and every month thereafter on the 26th day of same until said child arrives at the full age of seven years, taking her receipt therefore; and he shall pay all the (lying) in expenses of said Sallie Spencer, and all costs in this and shall further enter into bond to the State of Arkansas in the penal sum of three hundred dollars with good and sufficient security to be void if said Jacob Warren his executors or administrators shall indemnify each county in this state from all costs and expenses for the maintenance of otherwise of said child while under the age of seven years and for the payment of monthly dues that may be adjudged as aforesaid, which said bond is to be approved by the County Judge, and upon said Jacob Warren entering into said bond and shall pay said monthly dues andall costs he be allowed to go hence; otherwise to be held by the sheriff till same is done as ordered. Appeal prayed for and granted and supersedeas to issue upon defendant entering into bond in the sum of $400.00 conditioned to prosecute this cause in the circuit court and perform the judgment of this court if the same is affirmed by the circuit court and if not to perform the judgment rendered in said circuit court to the end that Faulkner County be held harmless. Defendant has leave of court to absent himself till 4 o'clock Feby 22/98 to procure bond during which time he will remain on his bail bond.
State vs Rosetta Spurgeon, Insanity: Feby 8 1898 W. R. Spurgeon made oath that Rosetta Spurgeon is insane. Papers sent Saturday Mch 12/98 - and ordered to aasylum Mch 15/98.
Jacob Heigel vs Henry Updegraff, Peter Iberg: Habeas Corpus. March 14 1898 Jacob Hiegel on oath states he is the legal guardian of Mary Biddle a minor of weak mind and that as such he is entitled to the possession of said minor but that Henry Updegraff & Peter Heiberg(sic) holds said minor and refuses to give her up to him on demand and prays an order of Habeas Corpus to the end that his rights in said cause be adjudicated and both the chancellor and circuit judge being absent from this county writ was issued returnable at 4 o'clock March 14th 1898. 4 o'clock pm Mch 14/98 comes plaintiff in his own person an defts Henry Updegraff & Peter Iberg, and sheriff returns Mary Biddle the minor ward of said Heigel and the cause having been heard by the court and being sufficiently advised doth sustain the writ and awards the care and custody of said Mary Biddle to Jacob Heigel her guardian. Defendants to pay all costs in this action.
State vs. J. S. Lane, Bastardy: 4th day of April AD 1898 comes ptff in person and by atty G. W. Bruce and deft in person and by his atty Sam Frauenthal and J. T. Young and a jury having been demanded W. D. Cole, Jake Campbell, E. W. Gaunt, A. B. Beck, George Middleton, Munro Rotton, Jesse Wit, B. Q. Rogers, Polk Potts were summoned and sworn to try said cause; and the jury having heard the evidence in the case and the instructions, of the court the attorneys, submitting thereto, retired to consider their verdict and after a short time returned into court the following verdict. "We the Jury find defendant guilty. It is therefore considered ordered and adjudged by this court that deft J. S. Lane is the father of said bastard child and that defendant J. S. Lane do pay to the plaintiff Joanna May the Mother of said bastard child the sum of $3.00 dollars per month, monthly on the 28th day of each and every month commencing February 28th 1898 up and until the full term of sev! en years from said date; that he do further pay said Joanna May the sum of $15.00 lying in expenses and all the costs in this behalf expended and that he enter into bond in the sum of $300.00 to the state of Arkansas with good and sufficient security, to be void if said J S. Lane, his executors or administrators shall indemnify each county in this state from all costs and expenses for the maintenance or otherwise of said child while under the age of seven years and for the monthly dues adjudged as aforesaid, and said defendant to stand omitted to the sheriff till said bond has been made and payments as hereinbefore set forth. Affidavit for appeal filed and prayer granted upon deft entering to bond in the sum of $300.00.
State vs Dora Chavers. May 27 1898 James Odum states on oath that Dora chavers is insane. Said Dora Chaverfs was examined by G. O. Dickerson, physician, pronounced insane and ordered sent to asylum. Rec'd in Insane Asylum June 3/98.
State vs Wiley Moseley, Bastardy: Minnie Simpson makes oath that she is pregnant with a bastard child and that Wiley Moseley is the father; prays for warrant for said Mosely to the end that justice may be done. Warrant issued May 28 1898 for arrest of said Moseley returnable Monday 10 o'clock am May 30 1898. On 30th day of May 1898 come parties to this cause and pray a continuance to 10 o'clock Monday Sept 5 1898. Granted and defendant to stand o his bond.
Mary Softly, Pauper: On 9th day of June 1898 Mary Softly was adjudged a pauper and sent to poor farm.
George H. Harmon Ex Parte. June 17/98 appointed beneficiary to state university at Fayetteville Ark.
Eli W. Heath Ex Parte. June 18 1898 appointed beneficiary to state university at Fayetteville Ark.
State vs. Wiley Moseley, Bastardy: 5th day of September 1898 comes plaintiff and defendant by their attorneys, having announced ready for trial same was submitted to the court on the facts and it appearing that Minnie Simpson has been delivered of a bastard child and that same is dead having died before this date, and it further appearing that defendant Wiley Moseley has paid ptff Minnie Simpson all costs by way of lying in expenses support & maintenance of the child while it lived and burial expenses when it died and all the costs in this behalf, all parties being satisfied and consenting thereto this cause is dismissed, bond cancelled and bondsmen discharged.
State vs S. C. Burton, Insanity: 8th day of Sept 1898 Jas R Burton makes oath that S. C. Burton is insane as her being at large is dangerous to the community and prejudicial to her chances of recovery. The court having examined witnesses and S C. Burton examined by G. W. Ringgold, physician, doth pronounce her insane and order her sent to state lunatic asylum.
J. G. Carden to Miss M. C. Dempsey. I married this couple Nov. 9th 1898. W. H. Duncan, County Judge.
Georgia A. Dalton, Ex Parte. I appointed Georgia A. Dalton age 14 of Enola, Ark. pupil in school for blind at Litle Rock, Ark. This Nov. 18th 1898. W.H. Duncan, County Judge.
Baxter Seltzer, Ex Parte. Appointed to school for Blind Nov. 30th 1898.W. H. Duncan Co. Judge.
L. H. Clonette to Miss I. B. Williams. I married this couple Dec. 21st 1898. W. H. Duncan Co. Judge.
Mrs. J. B. Maccox, Ex Parte. Dec. 9th 1898 adjudged insane upon affidavit of J. B. Maddox and testimony of witnesses and examination of Drs. J. F. Brown and J. M. Reynolds (at expense of affiant) and refused admission. No room.
Sallie Tuggle, Ex Parte. Jan. 11/99 Adjudged insane upon affidavit of Geo. Tuggle and testimony of witnesses and examination of Drs. C. H Voris and C. A. Mattison and refused admission. No room. Tuggle to pay for examination.
Walter Thornton, Ex Parte. Jan 15/99 Applied to be sent to the insane asylum. Refused as he was not insane.
Jas Williams, Ex Parte. Dec 19/98 Applied to be sent to the insane asylum. Refused as he was not insane.
Luther Woodard, Ex Parte (colored) Feb. 10th 1899. Appointed to Branch Normal College.
W. L. Elder, Ex Parte. 4/26/99. App Writ of Habeas Corpus for bail held for murder in 2nd degree. Prayer granted and bond fixed at $2000 and Petitioner will be released upon making a good and sufficient bond in the sum of $2000.00.
A. Smith et al vs. School Dist. No. 4. 5/11/99 Restraining order issued.
Kate Monroe vs. D. Monroe 6/20/99. Restraining order issued. Divorce.
Thomas Springer Ex Parte 6/17/99 Adjudged insane and sent to asylum and put in Pulaski Co ward and his estate to pay all costs in case. Released Sept. 99.
State vs Alex Lane, Bastardy: Affidavit of Margarette Graham filed with me April 8 1899 charging Alex Lane with Bastardy and warrant issued, returnable July 3d 1899 and bond fixed at $150.00.
Dr. J. C. S. Harrod to Miss Geneva George. June 29th 1899. I married this couple.
W. J. Parker to Miss Iva D. Adair. July 4 99. I married this couple.
W. L. Lacefield to Miss D. E. Rice. Aug. 24th 1899. I married this couple.
9/9/99. Marshall Burton (col) sent to deaf mute institute.
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