Compiled Compiled by WPA Workers **
With nearly 450 surnames referenced, this volume contains Greene County, Tennessee Court of Pleas for 1826 and 1827. Plea books contain:
* * WPA Workers
- Civil/Criminal Matters
- Orphan Records
- Child Support Issues
- Land Permits
- Names of County Officials
- Court Payments [Including care of the disabled, elderly, and mentally ill.]
- Promissory Notes
- Business Licenses
- Names of Jurors
- Tax Releases
- Taxable Property
- Sale of Slaves
- Estate Matters
- Names of Justices of the Peace
During the Great Depression in the early 1900s, many Americans were given a "job" by the United States Government to support their family. One such "job" was transcribing early court, family, Bible, and cemetery records as well as other local records. Original versions were typed on onion skin paper with "x" number of carbon copies. Although the State Archives owns the vast majority of 'first' or typed copy, carbons have circulated for years but are now scattered. Often the typing is not the best and is difficult to read but these valuable records still constitute one of the best sources of information for Tennessee Counties. In many cases, these are all that remain of the original as many county records have been lost. WPA records are generally full text transcription: much larger in scope than an abstraction or summary.
State of Tennessee -vs- Gross Scruggs: Bastardy
... answer the State of Tennessee of a charge alleged against him for begetting a Bastard child of the Body of Edith Woods ... it is considered that the State of Tennessee recover against the said Scruggs the sum of $100, the amount of his recognizance in this behalf acknowledged ... [continues].
John Kifer -vs- The Estate of Thomas Davis ... a summons issued directing the Sheriff to Summon three justices to ascertain and certify whether the property of the defendant levied on by the Constable be perishable or not and should the same be reported perishable and not replevied within Sixty days - that the same be sold according ....
James H. Davis -vs- George Jennings: Order Sale ... that he had levied on a certain tract of land containing seventy-two acres joining the land of John Morgan, Hezekiah Danley, and the heirs of Philip Maltsberger, deceased on Middle Creek ... therefore ... it is considered that all the right Title, interest claim and demand of said George Jennings of in and to the aforesaid tract of and be condemned to the satisfaction of the recovery aforesaid and that the same or so much thereof as well satisfy said recovery and the costs of this motion be sold as the law directs.
Attest: James Patterson: An assignment from Lewis Morgan to George House of a plat and certificate of survey of #255 was duly acknowledged and the said Lewis Morgan and is as follows: July 27, 1826: I assign over the within plat and certificate of survey to George House being for value accord for him.
State of Tennessee -vs- John Collett: Indictment for Pettit Larcey ... punishment to be inflicted on the defendant ... is reduce to five lashes and the Sheriff of Greene County is ordered to execute the judgement of the Court at 10 o'clock ...
May 24, April 1826
John Ottinger -vs- Gilbert Evans ... the defendant having been arrested by virtue of a Ca. Sa. issued by a Justice of the Peace ... it is ordered that he be discharged and that the plaintiff pay the costs in this behalf expended.
Surnames Included in this Publication
* After the surname indicates over 5 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.
** After the surname indicates over 10 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.
ACKERSON AIKEN ALEXANDER ALLEN ALLISON ANDERSON ARMITAGE ARMSTRONG ATKINSON AUSBURN
BABB* BAILEY BAKER BALCH BALL BALLARD BARKLEY BARNES BATT BATTERSBEY BAXTER BAYSINGER BEARD BELL BENHAM BENSON BEWLEY BIBLE* BIGGS BIRD BITTNER BLAIR BLANTON BOLES BOLING BORDEN BOWEN BOWLING BOWMAN* BRABSON BRADLEY BRAGG BRANDON BRANNON BRIDEWELL BRIGHT BRITTON* BROADRICK BROADWAY BROOKS BROTHERTON BROWN** BROWNING BROYLES BRUMLEY BRUNER BUSTER BRYANT
CALDWELL CALLAYHAN CAMPBELL CANNON CARDER CARTER** CASTEEL CONNER CESSNA CHUNN CLEVENGER CLICK CLINE COBBLE COCHRAN COGGBURN COLLETT COLLIER CONWAY COOK COOPER COUCH COX CRABTREE CRADICK CRAFT CRAIG CRAWFORD CREMER CRUTCHFIELD CUMMINGS CUTTER
DANLEY DARROW DAVIS** DEADERICK* DEARSTONE DEATON DELANEY DELASHMIT DELL DICKSON DILLON DOBSON DODD DONNEKIN DOTSON DUGGER DUNN DUNWOODY DYCHE**
EARNEST EASTERLY EASLEY EDDLEMAN ELLIS ENGLE ENGLEDOW ENGLISH EVANS
FALLS FARNSWORTH* FEAGLE FELLERS FELTS FIELDER FINCH FINCHER FOX FRAKER FRAZIER FRENCH FRESHOUR FRY
GALBREATH GAMMON GARRETT* GASS** GAUNTT GENTRY GEORGE GIBSON GILLESPIE* GIRDNER GLADIN GLASCOCK GLASS GOOD GOODIN GORDON GRAHAM GRANT GRANTHAM GRAY GREGORY GREEN GREENWAY GRUBBS GRYMES GUIN**
HAIL HALE HALL HANLEY HARDIN HARMON* HARRISON HARROLD HARTLEY HARVEY HAUN HAWK HAWKINS HAWORTH HAYNES HAYS* HEDRICK HENDERSON HENDRY HENEGAR HENRY HENSHAW HERRING HILL HISE HOGAN HOGE HOGGATT HOLLAND HOLMES HOMMBARGER HOUSE HOUSTON HOWARD HOWELL HOY HOYAL HUFF HUGHES HULL HUMBARD HUNTER HURLEY HUTCHISON HYBARGER
INGRAM INMAN ISABELL
JACK JACKSON JEENS JENNINGS JEWELL JOHNSON* JONES** JUSTICE
KEASLING KELLER* KELLY KENNEDY KERBOUGH KERBY KESTERSON KETCHING KETRING KEY KIDWELL KIFER KILGORE KING KINNAMON KINSOR KIRK KROSS
LADY LAMB LANDRUM LANE LANEY LAUDERDALE LAUGHLIN LAUGHNER LAWSON LEE LEMING LESTER LICK LINEBAUGH LIGHT LIKENS LINCOLN LINTS LOCKLAND LOGAN LONEY LONG* LOREY LOSSON LOTSPEICH LOVE LOWERY LOYD LUCKEY LUSTER
MCALPIN MCAMISH MCBRIDE MCCLAIN MCCLANYHAN MCCLELLAND MCCLOUGHER MCCOLLUM MCCORD MCCOUGHAN MCCOY MCCROSKEY MCCURRY MCDANNEL MCFARLAND MCKEE MCKEEHAN MCKEELOR MCKENNEY MCKERNY MCKINLEY MCLAIN MCMACKIN MCMAHAN MCNAIRY MCNEESE MCNEW MCPHERRAN
MAGILL MALONE MALONEY MALTSBURGER MANES MARSH MASONER MASSEY MATTHES MATTHEWS MAURIS MAURY MESMER MILBURN MILLER MILLIKEN MILLS MITCHELL MITCHEL MONROE MONTEETH MOORE** MORGAN MORROW MOYERS MUNCHER MURPHEY MURRAY MYRES
NEBINNERG NEEL NEESE NEILSON** NELSON NEWMAN NICHOLSON NOONCASTER NORTH NORTON NICHOLAS
OLENGER OLIPHANT ORTTO OSBURN OTTINGER
PAINTER PARK PARKINS PARMAN PARSONS PATTERSON PAXTON PAYNE PEAK PEARCE PERRY PETERS PETTIT PHELPS PICKENS PICKERING PITNER PITSONBARGER POGUE POSEY POWELL PYMAL
RANBO RAKIN READER REAH REED REEDY REESE REEVES RENNER REYNOLDS RHEA RICE RIGHTSELL RIMEL RINKER RIPLEY RIPPETOE ROANE ROBERTS ROBERTSON ROBINSON ROSS ROUSE ROW ROWLINGS RUSH RUSSELL* RUSER RUTHERFORD* RYMAL
SAILOR SAMPLES SCOTT SCRUGGS SELF SELLERS SENTER SEVIER* SHANKS SHANNON SHARP SHERILL SHIELDS SIMPSON SMELSON SMELSOR SMILEY SMITH** SHAPP SNYDER SQUIB STANDFIELD STANLEY STARNES STEVENS STEPHENS STEWART STIEGEL STINE STONER STONECYPHER STRONG STROUD STOTTS SUSONG SWAIN SWATZEL
TADLOCK TANANT TAYLOR TEMPLE TERRY THOMAS THOMASON THORNBURG TILFORD TROBOUGH TUCKER
VANCE VANCOYSC VESTAL
WADDLE WALKER WALLIS WALTER WAMPLER WEALTY WEBB WEEMS WELLS WELTY WEST WESTON WHITE* WHITTENBURG WICKER WILLIAMS WILSON** WINFREY WINKLE WISECARVER WOODS WOOLSEY WRIGHT WYKLE WYLY WYRICK
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