Yearwood researchers I am trying to work my way thru many Lincoln & Rutherford County Court Records.I have not seen anything of tremendous value to date but am posting in hopes that some will find somehthing of merit.
Forgive the obvious carbon copying marks, I had to type elsewhere and then copy as every time I try to type this much in the forum I end up getting disconnected.
Lincoln County Court Records: (keep in mind all money is English, pounds,
pence, etc. & I am not really good at working with it just recording)
John Work vs William Adams (attachment)...goods, etc of William Adams, sum
of L5.4.0 which John Work recovered against him for damage & L7.8.7 in said
suit, have monies at court on first Monday, Joseph Dickson, Clerk at office
11 April 1783. Fi Fa to July Court 1783. Attyl Osborn, Sheriff Jo. Henry.
No goods found the defendant lives in Burke County. 2nd Attachment sent to
Sheriff of Burke County dated 11 April 1783: Same debt of L6.4.0
Witnesses are EARWOOD (no first name given), Samuel Thompson & William Kerr; totatl
service is L11.11.1 Living near little Wardes (unfinished branch?)Levied
on land near Little Wards, execution levied on one horse. Fees paid.Saml.
Greenlee attorney paid as per receipt.Genl. McDowell security for the
Test: Saml Greenlee.[As my Jacob Weist purchased land at Wards Creek,
this one could be important to me]
> The State vs. John Slinkard (see criminal action filed 1791-1794) Bill of
> Cost, Attorney Wood, Baston Adleman, FREDERICK EARWOOD, Wm. Snider, John
> Bumgarner, Joseph Shell, Sally Goodson.
> MARY EARWOOD vs Patrick O'Brian, goods etc of Patrick O'Brien sum of
> the cost & debt of an appeal brought against him by MARY EARWOOD.Have
> monies at Court first Monday in April.John Dickson, Clerk at office 15
> January 1793.Mary Earwood vs. Patrick O'Brien: Debt. Attorney Wood,
> Sills evidence, W. Rankin, Sheriff.
> WILLIAM EARWOOD vs. Lewis Johnston (writ of arrest) take the body of Lewis
> Johston & him safely keep until he satisfies to you the sum of L6.10 which
> WILLIAM EARWOOD this day recovered against him before me for debt.
> and costs to said suit, 11 March 1796.J. Graham, J.P. Capias and
> James Byers vs. John Sigman (subpoena) summon WILLIAM EARWOOD to appear at
> court first Monday April to give evidence in behalf of James Byars in a
> James Byars against John Sigman.John Dickson, Clerk at Office first
> January 1792.Jas. Byars vs. Jno. Signam Subpoena Wm. Earwood to April
> 1792. Executed J. Henry.
> George Miller (criminal action papers) vs FREDERICK EARWOOD January
> 1793.The jurors for the State upon their oath present that FREDERICK
> EARWOOD, Yeoman, on 30 December 1792 with force and arms in Lincoln Co.
> one male hog commonly called a Barrow (castrated pig) colour (? blue)
> at the value of six pence the proper goods and chattels of George Miller,
> then and there being found unlawfully did take and carry away to the
> of Miller aginst the peace and dignity of the State.Reuben Wood
> Witnesses Nichs. Miller.Indictment, Trespass.A True Bill., Chrn
> Reinhardt. foreman.
> WILLIAM EARWOOD vs. George Miller, July Sessions.The jurors for the
> present that George Miller, Labourer on the 30 June 1793 with force & arms
> Lincoln County in & upon one WILLIAM EARWOOD Senior being in the peace an
> assault did make and other injuries to EARWOOD against the peace and
> of the State.R. Wood County Attorney.WILLIAM EARWOOD
> & ELIZABETH EARWOOD witnesses.Sworn & Sent, Joseph Dickson, Deputy
> A True Bill, Jas Wilson, Foreman.
> John Robinson vs. JOHN EARWOOD (attachment0 goods, etc. of JOHN EARWOOD.
> of L11.19.7 the cost of a suit brought against him by John Robinson wherin
> JOHN EARWOOD is convicted & liable.John Dickson, Clerk at Office.
> Avery. Lawson Henderson, Duputy Sheriff.
> WILLIAM EARWOOD vs. Moses Bumgarner.Take the body of Moses Bumgarner and
> have him at Court first Monday October to answer WILLIAM EARWOOD JUNR. a
> of Trespass why with force and arms etc. to his damage L500.WILLIAM
> vs. Moses Bumgarner Assault & Battery.Executed by me Lawson Henderson,
> Attorney Smith.You are hereby commanded that of the goods and chattels
> Moses Bumgarner you make the above sum and make return to October Sessions
> 1797, John Dickson, CC.Fi.Fa. To October Sessions.Received in full,
> Lawson Henderson, Sherifff.
> Rutherford County NC, Bastardy Cases:
> State vs. EDMOND ERRIWOOD, July 1806, indictment for Fornication.
> and submitted, Fined.
> State vs. Daniel Brown & ANN YEARWOOD.July 1821. Fornicaton. Not a true
> State vs. JOHN ERWOOD. July 1831, Bastardy-Sally Black.Appeared and gave
> bond to idemnify the county and was discharged on payment of costs.
> State vs. JOHN ERWOOD, July 1831. Bastardy-Anna Sisk.Appeared and gave
> to indemnify the county and was discharged on payment of costs.
> Let me know if you get anything worthwhile from these, I am still