Abel Pennington in Georgia 1801
Jackson County, Georgia Superior Court Records
1796 – 1803 by Dunn and Phillips
Abel PENNINGTON showeth that Thompson BRISTER, on the 25th day of December 1801 with force & arms to wit, with clubs, staves, axes, mattocks, ploughs & horses broke in & entered upon a certain tract of land the property of your petitioner…land in Jackson County…300 acres originally granted to Richard THURMOND….bounded by FEWS, STRUGES, PENNINGTON WOODS….and did then & there cut down & destroy the timber then & there growing to the value of $200, & also other timber of your petitioner then & there growing in like manner to the value of $100 did cut down burn & destroy the grass of your petitioner then & there growing did tread down & consume with their feet in walking to the value of $400 & also the ground of your petitioner did plow, cast up, dig & still do to the value of $200 whereby your petitioner lost the profit of his ground aforesaid for a long time that is to say from the 25th day of December 1808 until the 27th day of August 1802 & all the trespass aforesaid….to the damage of your petitioner $1000.
Signed W. HARRIS pltff Atty
Abel PENNINGTON vs. Thompson BRUSTER …for trespass…turned over to arbitration…arbitrators agree that BRUSTER relinquish rights of the land to PENNINGTON and pay $6 and 3 barrels of corn as rent the land to be friendly submitted so as to sow grain in due season in October or first of Nov next
Signed 6 APR 1803