CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT
1855-1860 PLEAS AND QUARTERLY SESSIONS
Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints microfilm roll #0508502.
Transcribed by Rita Korbach from the handwritten court minutes found in three unnumbered volumes for the following years: 1845–1848 pages 1–469; 1848–1853 pages 1–537; 1854–1860 pages 1–705. Listed below are all Barnes family members and all references to Hollands cited in those court minutes. Use your 'Control F' to search for names you are interested in.
FEBRUARY 1855 WAYNE COUNTY COURT
2/55 94 Edwin Barnes serves as grand juror
2/55 97 mentions road work near Charity Barnes
2/55 99 Elizabeth Holland guardian a/c returned to court and ordered to be recorded.
2/55 100 Enos Barnes guardian a/c returned to court and ordered to be recorded.
2/55 101 Joshua Barnes heirs guardian a/c returned to court and ordered to be recorded.
2/55 107 Jesse Aycock and wife and others – To the State – Peition for Partition …….John G. Barnes named a commissioner to make division and report to court….
2/55 112 John A. Kornegay, A. G. Brooks, John T. Croom, James H. Barnes, and William B. Whitfield come into open court and is duly qualified as Justices of the Peace.
2/55 113 Exum Holland, Jno C. Barnes called for jury duty next May court.
MAY 1855 WAYNE COUNTY COURT
5/55 116 Jno. C. Barnes excused for jury duty. Exum Holland sworn in as juror.
5/55 117 Ordered that James R. Barnes be appointed overseer of the road leading from the Bizzell old place to the cross roads called the Smithfield Road and the usual hands work thereon.
5/55 122 Ordered that Burket Barnes, William Hooks, Warren Aycock, William Exum and Etheldred Sauls be appointed a committee to apportion the hands on the public roads along the line of Wilson County and report to next court.
5/55 126 Ordered that the following Justices of the Peace be appointed in several districts to take the list of taxable property and that the following freeholders be associated with them to form a valuation in the several districts…..[listing of districts]…
Nahunta: James Hooks JP, - Wm. Hooks, - Drew Barnes
5/55 126 Ordered that the clerk of this court be authorized to contract with some suitable persons to stop the leaks on the roof of the court house, also put a lock on the windows so as to provide persons from going on the roof unnecessarily.
5/55 126 Stephen Evans to the court – Petition for a License to Carry a Gun - ….a free man of color….have a license to carry a gun for one year from this date for the purpose of killing game. [note: only gun license in 1,500 pages of court minutes!]
5/55 128 Warren Aycock as guardian to Simon Barnes, Nancy Barnes, Charity Barnes, Zilpha Barnes and James Barnes came into court and renewed his bond in the sum of five hundred dollars with Barnes Aycock and Benjamin Aycock.
5/55 129 Drew Barnes summoned for August Court jury duty.
AUGUST 1855 WAYNE COUNTY COURT
8/55 138 Drew Barnes served as grand juror
8/55 139 Ordered that Melvina Hagans age 14 years and Emily Jane Hagans age 12 years and Smithy Jane Hagans aged 3 years be bound to John G. Barnes until they arrive at lawful age and that he enter into bonds with W.W. Barnes surety.
8/55 145 Ordered that Haywood Hamm be appointed overseer of the road leading from Barnes’ branch to the county line and the usual hands work thereon.
8/55 146 Ordered that James Hooks, JP be allowed twelve dollars and William Hooks, and Drew Barnes be allowed each the sum of six dollars for services in assessing the lands in Nahunta District and the same be paid out of the county tax.
8/55 150 N. Harris, Gard. vs. Bunyan Barnes and others – Same jury as above sworn and charged who find that the principle of the bond declared on is two hundred and ninety six dollars and assess the plaintiff’s damages by way of interest at eleven 25/100 dollars. They further find that there is no payment or set off - Judgment of the court that the plaintiff recover the said principle debt with in trust thereon till paid the damages assessed and costs of suit.
8/55 150 Lamin? Childs & Co. vs. Bunyan Barnes et al – Same jury as above sworn and empanelled who find that the principle of the bond declared on is one thousand dollars that there was a payment of five hundred dollars on the 17th day of March 1855 that there is not set off. They further find that the balance of principle on the day was $513.00. Judgment of the court that the plaintiffs recover the said ballances of principle money, with interest till paid, the damages assessed and cost of suit.
8/55 157 Hilliard Lewis vs. Elisha Holland et al - Please withdrawn – Judgment final by default for $109.40 of which $100.00 is principle money and carries interest till paid and for costs. Specialty filed (fifa up ie Sept 1855????)
8/55 158 James Holland, John G. Barnes, William N. Barnes summoned for September jury duty.
8/55 159 S. W. Barnes and Bennet Barnes summoned for November jury duty.
NOVEMBER 1855 WAYNE COUNTY COURT
11/55 170 Green H. Holland, Bennett Barnes, S. W. Barnes appeared for jury duty. Stephen W. Barnes was appointed foreman of the grand jury for the term.
11/55 171 Bennet Barnes sworn as petit juror
11/55 174 Ordered that Warren Aycock be appointed overseer of road leading from Johnston County line to the Cross Roads and the hands of Drew Barnes, William Barnes, Enos Pope, Ely Crocker, John Pope, Harris Waddell, Joshua Jones, West Holland, Celia Holland, Patience Holland, G. H. Holland, Exum Holland, Woodard Holland, and those living at the Tobias Jones old place work thereon.
11/55 175 Ordered that the hands living within the following boundaries work the road leading from the cross roads at the Lewis Artise place to the county line under William Hooks Jr., overseer. Viz continuing at the county line at William Bass line then the county line to the big path near the Jacob Barnes old place then big path to the Juniper Mill then the big path to the Great Swamp then down the Great Swamp to the Little Swamp then up the Little Swamp to the path crossing the new road to the Donclan?? Old Field then down said path to the Great Swamp then down Said Swamp to the Great Swamp thru with the line of the New Road District to the beginning.
11/55 176 Ordered that Bennet Barnes be appointed overseer of the Long Cosway [causeway] across the Great Swamp and the hands living within the following boundaries work thereon. Viz beginning at the long crossway and runs the path to the Juniper Mill then the path to John Barnes Sen. thence the path to the Great wamp Mill then down the Swamp to the beginning. Also the hands living on the land of Warren Aycock.
11/55 181 Joseph Edwards use of James M. Parks vs. Grooms H. Barnes & Burket Barnes - Same jury [includes Bennet Barnes as a juror] as in No. 41 sworn and empanelled by consent return a verdict in favor of plaintiff for $111.33 of which $100.00 is principle money and bears interest till paid. – Specialty filed – Judgment for the same and costs.
11/55 187 State of North Carolin on the relation of Kedar B. Whitley vs. Green H. Holland and others – Same jury as in No. 41 sworn and empanelled who find that the bond declared on is the act and deed of defendants. Judgment for $4,000.00 the penalty of the said bond to be discharged upon payment of $286.96 with interest on $229.58 at twelve per cent (by way of damages for detention till paid for all costs.
11/55 182 Report of the tem___? The road upon the lands of John G. Barnes returned and confirmed.
11/55 183 A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Jacob Hooks is offered for probate on the testimony of W. H. Aycock and Benjamin Barnes and is duly proved admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon Simon Hooks and James Hooks the executors therein named are qualified.
11/55 183 A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Copeland is offered for probate on the testimony of Simon Hooks and is duly proved admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon John Barnes and executor therein named appeared in court and renounced his right to qualify as executor. Ordered that Arthur Copeland be appointed administrator with the will annexed and that he enter into bond in the sum of five hundred dollars with James Hooks and Bennett Hooks Sureties. Bond filed and administrator qualified.
11/55 187 A list of property set off to Benjamin Barnes under the act in favor of poor debtors returned and filed.
11/55 188 Ruel Holland and Mack C. Holland summoned for jury duty February next.
FEBRUARY 18, 1856 WAYNE COUNTY COURT – GOLDSBORO
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
2/56 192 Mack C. Holland - grand juror. Ruel Holland reported for jury duty.
2/56 193 Exum Holland – petite juror
2/56 193 Ordered that Calvin Holland have a license to retail spiritous liquors at Pikeville for one year from this date.
2/56 195 Green H. Holland was duly elected county supervisor and entered into bond of four thousand dollars with Arthur Copeland and John G. Barnes and Jinnett Holland sureties.
2/56 197 State of North Carolina vs. W. N. Barnes & Lovet Pearce - A True Bill - The defendant Barnes submits. Judgment of the court that he pay a fine of fifty cents and costs.
2/56 197 State of North Carolina vs. W. N. Barnes & Lovet Pearce - The defendant Pearce submits. The following jury sworn and charged as to Barnes viz: A. W. Barwick, Micajah Pike, John Moon, Jim Deans, Stephen Pope, Geo. Deans, Exum Holland, Simon Hooks, Gabriel Edwards, James S. Lam, & Bryan Lam who find the defendant not guilty. Judgment of the court that Lovet Pearce pay a fine of fifty cents and costs.
2/56 197 State of North Carolina vs. W. N. Barnes & Lovet Pearce - A True Bill - The defendant Barnes submitted above. The defendant Pearce submits. Judgment of the court that he pay a fine of fifty cents and costs.
2/56 199 Ordered that Drew Barnes be appointed overseer of the road leading from Johnston County line to the cross roads at the Lewis Artis old place, and the hands of Drew Barnes, William Barnes, Enos Pope, Eli Crocker, John Pope, Harris Weddell, Joshua Jones, West Holland, Celia Holland, Patience Holland, Green H Holland, Exum Holland and Woodard Holland and those living at the Tobias Jones old place, work thereon.
2/56 199 Ordered that Bennet Hooks, Robt. Howell, John Bass, James Aycock, Gabriel Aycock and Exum Holland be appointed patroll for Nahunta District to ride at pleasure without pay.
2/56 204 A majority of justices being present, on motion proceeded to tan election of Wardens of the Poor. Wherein Bengajah? Herring, Burket Barnes, Thos. A. Denm, Wm. B. Edmondson, Boag F. Hooks, Uzzell G. Harrell, Wm. Caraway, Richard Manly, Erutus Hasm, Wm. Hooks & DeWitt C. Pate were duly elected. Ordered that they meet on Tuesday of the next term of this court.
2/56 205 A paper writing purposing to be the Last Will and Testimony of Charity Barnes was produced in open court propounded for probate, and was duly proven by the oath of James Hooks one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon Benjamin Barnes the executor therein named came into court and qualified as executor. Thereto set letters testamentary issues.
2/56 207 Enos Barnes, guardian account returned and ordered to be recorded.
2/56 207 Josiah Barnes, guardian to Rufus Lamm, Joh T.? Lamm and Polly Lamm, comes into court and renews his bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with Simon Hooks and James Hooks sureties.
duly proved in open court by the oath of John Barnes a subscribing witness and ordered that it be registered.
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