HENDERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDER BOOKS
Case No. 7268 - Stephen R. Wilson vs. John Sandefur
To the Sheriff of Henderson We command you to summon John Sandefur to appear before the Judge of the Henderson Circuit Court, at the Court House in the Town of Henderson, on the first day of our next Novr Term, to answer Stephen R. Wilson assignee of Jackson McClain of a plea of debt, (by Petition and summons,) for the sum of Two Hundred Twenty Seven Dollars and 50 cents And have then there this writ.Witness William D. Allison, Clerk of our said Court, at the Court House aforesaid, the 19th day of September 1846 and in the 55th year of the Commonwealth. /s/Will D. Allison
On the first day of June next I promise to pay Jackson McClain the sum of Two hundred and Twenty-seven and 50/100 dollars for value rec'd of him as witness my hand and seal this 12th day of July 1845.
His Mark Test. John C Sandefur
W McClain (Mark)
Henderson Circuit Court
Stephen R. Wilson plaintiff states that he holds a note on the defendant John Sandefur in substance as followeth $22750
On the first day of June next I promise to pay Jackson McClain the sum of Two hundred and Twenty Seven and 50/100 dollars for value rec'd of him as witness my hand and seal this 12th day of July 1845.
Test his Mark: John c Sandefur
His Mark: W Mc Clain
On which is the following assignment "Pay to Stephen R. Wilson September 19th 1846. Whereby the plaintiff hath become the proprietor thereof of which the defendant debt remains unpaid wherefore he prays judgement for his debt & damages for the detention of the same together with his costs.
Stephen R. Wilson, Powell Atty
Case No 7268 - A. B. Barret - Petition - John Sandefur
1844 Sept 27 filed - Test Will D. Allison clk - 1844 Nov. Judg -J95 - Fifa Issued
The Commonwealth of Kentucky to the Sheriff of Henderson County Greeting We command you to summon John Sandefur to appear before the Judge of the Henderson Circuit Court at the Courthouse in the Town of Henderson on the first day of our next Novr Term to Answer A. B. Barret of a plea of debt (by petition & summon) for One Hundred & twenty nine dollars 11/100 and this shall in no wise omit under the penalty of L100 and have then there this writ. Witness William D. Allison clerk of our said Court at the Courthouse aforesaid the 27th day of September 1844 and in the 53d year of the Commonwealth - Will D. Allison
Henderson Circuit Court
A. B. Barret plaintiff states that he holds a note on the defendant John Sandefur in substance as followeth $129.11/100 Henderson June 6th 1842 One day after date I promise to pay to the order of A. B. Barret one hundred & twenty nine 11/100 Dollars for value received with interest from 1st March last
His Mark, John Sandefur
Yet the said debt remains unpaid wherefore he prays judgment for his debt and damages for the detertion (?) of the same together with his costs. A. B. Barrett, Powell Atty
Case No. 7006 - JOHN SANDEFUR, Plaintiff, Petition for use John R. Biggs
Bennett Sandefur, William Sandefur and Ovid Keach, Defendants
Filed 3rd March 1843, Henderson County, Kentucky
Henderson Circuit Court
John Sandefer Plaintiff (Who sues for the use and benefit of John R. Biggs) states that he holds a bond on the defendants Bennett Sandefur, William Sandefur, and Ovid Keach in substance as followeth "On the first day of March Eighteen hundred and forty three, we, or either of us, promise to pay John Sandefur One hundred and nineteen dollars and thirty three cents without defalcation for value received, Witness our hands and seals Henderson Decr 2nd 1841
Bennet Sandefur SS
William Sandefur SS
Ovid Keach SS
Yet the said debt remains unpaid therefore he prays judgment for the debt and damages for the detention of the same, together with his costs.
Who sues for the use and benefit of John R. Biggs
THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY; To the Sheriff of Henderson County, Kentucky
Greetings; We again command you to summon Bennett Sandefur, William Sandefur and Ovid Keach to appear before the Judge of the Henderson Circuit Court at the Court House in the town of Henderson on the first day of our next November Term to answer John Sandefur who sues for the use and benefit of John R. Biggs of a plea of Debt (by Petition and Summons) for One Hundred Nineteen Dollars 33 cts, And have then there this writ: Witness, William D. Allison, Clerk of our said Court at the Court House aforesaid the 13th day of April, 1843 and in the 51st year of the Commonwealth.
Will D. Allison
(Note: It appears on the photo copy of the above, the signatures of Bennet Sandefur, William Sandefur and Ovid Keach were their own signatures. J.O.S.)
The Commonwealth of Kentucky to the Sheriff of Henderson County, Greeting We command you to summon Bennett Sandefur, William Sandefur and Ovid Keach to appear before the Judge of the Henderson Circuit Court at the Courthouse in the Town of Henderson on the first day of our next March Term to answer John Sandefur who sues for the use and benefit of John R. Biggs of a plea of Debt (by Petition & Summons) for One Hundred and nineteen Dollars thirty three
cents and have then there this writ witness William D. Allison, clerk of our said court at the courthouse aforesaid the 3rd day of March 1843 and in the 51st year of the Commonwealth
Will D. Allison
NOV 1843 Judgement #577 against Bennett Sandefur
CIVIL CIRCUIT COURT CASE: COURT TERM JULY 1811, CASE NO. 1233
JOHN BILBO, plaintiff vs. BENNET SANDEFUR, SR., defendant
Henderson County, KY Courthouse
Henderson County - January 18, 1812
The deposition of Nancy Grady taken at the house of Leonard Grady on the plantation of Thomas Bell in the county of Henderson, the 18th day of January 1812, agreeable to notice to be read in evidence in a suit in chancery pending in the Henderson Circuit Court:
Nancy Grady being duly sworn, said that during the time that Wyatt H. Ingram kept a store in the town of Henderson, she was in the store with the Plaintiff, Bilbo, who was dealing for himself, and that he bought her a calico dress, as she thinks at four or five shillings price and observed that he would give it to her as she was frequently engaged in his sewing work, and at the same time, the said Bilbo bought her a shawl which he then owed her. That she at other times dealt to or I make amount in the said store for which she always paid in money and homespun cloth.
QUESTION BY DEFENDANT: Do you know of the said Bilbo being furnished at different times with articles of clothing from my family?
ANSWER: She well recollected that for several years after the said Bilbo came to Kentucky, he lived with the Defendants family and was furnished with various articles of homespun clothing. Before they moved from Mercer with one pair of pantaloons, and after they came to Henderson with such clothing as was made and used by the family.
QUESTION BY PLAINTIFF: Do you recollect in what year your father (Bennett Sandefur) moved from Mercer?
ANSWER BY NANCY GRADY: I believe in the winter or spring of 1800.
QUESTION BY JOHN BILBO: How old are you?
ANSWER BY NANCY: Form the best information which I have about 26 years.
QUESTION BY JOHN BILBO: Do you recollect when in Ingrams store with me you applied for credit and could not obtain it?
ANSWER: I never did apply for credit, I merely inquired of Mr. Ingrams storekeeper whether they would exchange goods for homespun cloth.
QUESTION BY BILBO: Do you not recollect that when at the store with me, you got a dress and a skirt for your mother, some India cotton stockings and some lace on my account??
ANSWER BY NANCY: I got no such articles!
QUESTION BY BILBO: Have you any recollection of my getting cards and blankets for your father's family??
ANSWER: I know of your getting one pair of cards for my mother and I saw her give you the money to buy them with. I know nothing of your buying blankets except saddle blankets for your own use.
QUESTION BY BILBO: When your father was going to Virginia for your grandfather do you not know of my furnishing him with a big coat, a pair of boots and fifteen dollars in money?
ANSWER BY NANCY: I know you furnished him with money, but do not know the amount, I have not much recollection of the other articles, I have seen my father use a pair of old bootlegs which were yours and I think an old hat. Likewise, I know nothing of the coat, and further this deponent sayeth not.
/s/(looks like) Annell or Annett Grady
DEPOSITION OF JOHN SANDEFUR - JAN. 18, 1812
John Sandefur Swears, etc. that he recollects that his father hired Serpio, a free Negro, to split him a parcel (?) of rails and that he made 1500 and (this dependent) I cut the timber for them and that the said Serpio was paid for them in cloth and a turkey and he does not believe the said Serpio made any other rails on the plantation. This deponent saith that when his father lived at Doctor Rankins, Jacob Fluharty made him a loom which was paid for by my mother except about one dollar and a half which was paid by John Bilbo, but that he said at the time, it was Bennett Sandefurs own money, that he had taken it but had not used it, and that he heard Bilbo say he had used but thirteen dollars of the said Sandefurs money.
QUESTION BY BENNETT SANDEFUR: Do you know any thing of a barrel of whiskey brought to my home by Bilbo?
ANSWER: I remember that when the said Bilbo lived in my fathers family, he brought a barrel of whiskey there and used it as his own, particularly by selling some of it, I recollect being directed by Bilbo to furnish John Hopkins with whiskey out of said barrell and that he did so to the amt. of about 3 gal. Then, afterwards Bilbo directed him if Mr. Hopkins applied, not to furnish him and that he acted himself accordingly.
QUESTION BY DEFENDANT, BENNETT SANDEFUR: Do you know any thing of some sugar brought to my house by Isaac Harman?
ANSWER: I know of Harmans bringing there 60 or 70 weight of sugar for John Bilbo and that he, Bilbo afterwards sold it out to different individuals. This depondent recollects that his father had a pair of old boots, a hat and an old big coat that had been Bilbos and that when his father was going to Virginia, Bilbo furnished him with fifteen dollars in money. This deponent recollects to have heard Bilbo say that my father paid eight dollars for him in Virginia, previous to his leaving there.
QUESTION BY BENNETT: Do you know of my employing Serpio to split 3,000 rails?
ANSWER BY JOHN: I only know that I heard you say so.
QUESTION BY BILBO: With respect to the whiskey above mentioned, was it not used in the family?
ANSWER BY JOHN: Some of it was and I do not recollect of your selling any but what I delivered to John Hopkins.
QUESTION BY BILBO: To whom did I sell the sugar received of Harman?
ANSWER BY JOHN: 25 lbs to Witham D. Anderson. 15 lbs. to James Hicks and the balance I do not know, except 10 or 11 lbs. which you told my mother she might use.
QUESTION BY BILBO: Do you know of any bills which I bought for your father?
ANSWER BY JOHN: I know of three bills which you bought for him.
QUESTION BY BILBO: How did you understand that Sandefur paid money in Virginia for me?
ANSWER BY JOHN: I heard you and my father talking about it. And further this deponent sayeth not.
The above deposition of John Sandefur was taken, signed, and sworn to at the same time and place as the deposition of Nancy Grady.
Jn Bell J.P.; B. Marshall
We certify the attendance of two magistrates one day in taking the above depositions. Jn. Bell; B. Marshall
DEPOSITION OF WYATT H. INGRAM
Taken at the school at the Cool Springs in the Co. of Henderson on the 21st of Sept., 1811. to notice, to be heard as evidence in a suit in chancery now pending in Circuit Court, between John Bilbo and Bennett Sandefur. Wyatt H. Ingram being first sworn on the highly Evangelist of Almighty God - saith - Sometime in the year, 1804, he had a quantity of merchandise in the town of Henderson for sale and John Bilbo dealt with him to a considerable amount. He recollects about fifty dollars of said Bilbos account with him was for articles not commonly used in men's apparel and he had reason to believe they were bought for the use of Bennett Sandefurs family. He thinks at one time the said Sandefurs Daughter, Nancy got articles to the amount of thirty dollars or thereabouts and charged it to John Bilbo, agreeable to his directions and at sundry times afterwards, different articles were charged on his books to the said Bilbo, which was bought as he supposed for said family amounting to the above mentioned sum of fifty dollars or there abouts.
QUESTION BY BILBO: Just about the year 1802, when we first became acquainted, did I generally dress in homespun or in articles purchased from overseas??
ANSWER BY INGRAM: From my present impression your outward apparel was usually of imported articles.
QUESTION BY BENNET SANDEFUR: Did I ever open an account with you or did I ever direct you to furnish any member of my family with goods?
ANSWER: From my present recollection, I do not think you ever did.
QUESTION BY BILBO: Did Nancy Sandefur or her father pay you for any of the goods bought of you as above stated?
ANSWER: No, I always considered Bilbo alone responsible to me and for which upon a settlement, he gave me his bond.
Cool Springs School house /s/ W. H. Ingram 21 Sept 1811
DEPOSITION OF JAMES MURRAY
Being duly sworn, etc., Murray saith: He moved to the Co. of Henderson about the year 1803, and about that time became acquainted with John Bilbo. Noted the said Bilbos clothing was generally store clothes.
QUESTION BY BILBO: From your knowledge of the nature of my business as Sheriff of Henderson - - which then was composed of the counties of Hopkins & Union, What portion of time could I have had at any particular home??
ANSWER BY MURRAY: I think not more than one-fourth of your time.
signed James Murray, Sept 21, 1811 at Cool Springs Schoolhouse
J. Bell J.P.; B. Marshall J.P.
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