Submitted 16 June 1999 by Tom McCargo







COURT ORDERS - CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA

EXCERPTS FROM BOOK THIRTEEN 1801 - 1803





4 May 1801

Pg 8 On the motion of David McCargo, a witness for Henry Portwood, in his suit against Stephen Herring, it is ordered that the sd Portwood pay him $1.06 for two days attendance at court, according to law.(1)



20 May 1801

Pg 22 In a court held for Charlotte County the 20th day of May, in the year of our Lord 1799, for examination of Stephen Quisenberry, who stands committed to the common jail of the county, on the suspicion of being guilty of feloniously stealing a mare, the property of Thomas Williams, of the sd county on Wednesday the 29th day of April, of the value of 20.

The sd Stephen Quisenberry was lead to the bar in custody of Francis Scott, Sheriff of sd county to whose custody for the cause aforesaid, he was before committed. Being charged with the facts, saith he is in no wise guilty thereof. Whereupon divers witnesses were produced, sworn and examined, as well on behalf of the Commonwealth as the sd prisoner, and he was fully heard in his defense by Samuel Reid, Gent, his atty. It is consideration thereof it is the opinion of the court here, the prisoner is guilty of the crime for which he stands accused, and that he aught to be tried for the same at the next Prince Edward District Court, and thereupon he is remanded back to jail, and it is commanded the Sheriff, that he convey the sd prisoner to the District jail as soon as may be.

Thomas Williams, a witness for the Commonwealth before the court, saith, on oath, that on Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1801, his overseer informing him one of his work horse, a mare, had been gone the night before. After some days, he suspected the prisoner of taking her, and on inquiring in the neighborhood, he was informed the prisoner had left the neighborhood and had been seen on the road riding such a mare as this deponent's was. This deponent then pursued on the road which he had gone and found his mare at the house of William Quisenberry, father of the prisoner, in the County of Orange, the prisoner being at the house, and claiming the mare as his property, saying he bought her from a man in Kentucky.

Jeremiah Williams, a witness for the Commonwealth before the court, saith, on oath, that he went with his father, Thomas Williams to Orange to get his mare. They found the mare at the house of William Quisenberry. The prisoner claimed the mare was his property, saying he bought her of Kentucky man on the road from Orange. In conversation with the prisoner, he asked the prisoner, how he caught the mare. He said her caught her with fodder, and after getting possession of the mare, he said he stood some time, to consider whether he would carry her off or turn her loose again.

Absolom Sheldon a witness for the Commonwealth before the court, saith, on oath, that the prisoner left his house with his saddle, bridle and clothes in the afternoon of Wednesday the 29th day of April 1801. It is remembered that at this day came Thomas Williams, Jeremiah Williams and Absolom Sheldon before the court and acknowledged themselves indebted to James Monroe, Governor of the Commonwealth in the sum of 350 dollars . . . etc.



1 June 1801

Pg 25 Ordered that Stephen May, Thomas Williams, Dabney Collier and John McCargo, or any three of them, being first sworn for that purpose, do appraise in current money, the slaves and personal estate of Ambrose Hunseley, dec'd, and report the same to the court.



Pg 30 On the motion of William Fears and John Cheaney, for leave to build a water grist mill on the waters of Little Horsepen Creek. . . the jury reports: "will cause damage to the lands of John Fuqua, above the sd dam, by four pounds" . . . appears Joshua Chaffin and James Chaffin, who by their attys oppose the building of the mill stating that they would be annoyed by the stagnation of the water thereof . . . it is ordered that the petition for leave to build a mill be rejected.



1 July 1801

Pg 31 A report respecting a certain Richard Ward of this county addressed to the court in these words: "To the Worshipful Court of Charlotte County, we the undersigned Justices of the Peace for the county aforesaid, do make the following report of the situation of Richard Ward, represented to be insane from his birth. The person of Richard Ward being concealed and detained from us in the house of Joseph Ward Jnr. we proceeded to examine upon oath, creditable persons who have known him from infancy, and find him to be of unsound mind from his birth; to be detained, concealed and kept in rigorous servitude by Joseph Ward Snr. and that he has good pretentious to property, sufficient to maintain him with decency, given under our hand this 6th day of July 1801: Signed Wm. Morton & Clement Carrington." On the motion of Joseph Venable, Gent, atty for the Commonwealth, prosecuting in this court, it is ordered that the clerk of this court, upon a habeas corpus directed to the Sheriff, commanding him that he bring up to the next court, the body of the sd Richard Ward, who appears to be detained and concealed in the house of a certain Joseph Ward, that the matter thereof may be inquired into by the court, and that a summons issued to the Sheriff, commanding him to summons the sd Joseph Ward Snr. to appear before the court . . . on the first day of August next to show cause if any, why the sd Richard Ward is concealed and kept in servitude by him.





3 August 1801

Pg 38 A grand jury is convened which includes David McCargo and John McCargo.



Pg 39 Edward Morrison, Plaintiff vs Dudley Brooke, Defendant - a suit in debt.

. . . comes William Clay and Zachariah Brooke, who undertakes for the defendant . . . etc.



Pg ?? Mary Hamlett, amd'rx of William Hamlett, dec'd, Plaintiff vs Dudley and Zachariah Brooke, Defendants - a suit in debt.

. . . comes Matthew Williams, who undertakes for the defendants and their security, James Rice . . . etc.





7 September 1801

Pg 60 Hilliary Moseley, who was elected one of the Overseers of the Poor in the third District . . . refusing to act in that office, the court therefore do appoint John McCargo to serve in the place of the sd Moseley, whereupon the sd John McCargo came into court and took the oath of office as required by law.



Pg 60 Ordered that Reps Osborne, Hilliary Moseley, Archer Farley and Miles Bottom, or any three of them, do regulate the hands to work on the road leading from Archer Farley's on Blank's Ferry Road to James Callicott's on Kings Road.



18 September 1801

Pg 62 In a court held for Charlotte County the 18th day of September, in the year of our Lord 1801, for trial of Cap, a man slave belonging to John Rice, charged with being guilty of breaking and opening the dwelling house of William Kemp the day of 16th August last past in the daytime and feloniously stealing thereof sundry goods and merchandize(sic).

That he the sd Cap did feloniously break and enter the house of William Kemp, and did there and then feloniously take and carry away one linen shirt, one waistcoat, one pair of breeches, one pair of stockings, one pair of shoes, and one half-yard of black ribbon, one hat, one decanter, a quantity of brown sugar, . . . of the value of fifteen dollars . . . It is considered by the court that the prisoner is not guilty and it is ordered that he be dismissed and go hence without day.





5 October 1801

Pg 62 James Callicott's guardian account against the estate of Francis Brooke, orphan of George Brooke, dec'd, is referred to Reps Osborne, Frances Barnes and Thomas Gayle to examine and if found by them to be fairly and properly stated, and justified by the vouchers, they report the same to the court.





Pg 69 Travis Brooke, orphan of George Brooke, dec'd, came into court, and being of lawful age for the purpose, made choice of Thomas Brooke, as his guardian, who is accordingly appointed, giving security. Whereupon he together with Thomas Moseley and John Raine, his securities . . . etc.



A bill of sale between Dudley Brooke and William Cheany



Pg 72 The state of the county levy includes:

Jos Venable, Atty for the Commonwealth 2500

Francis Scott Sheriff 2500

Thomas Read, Clerk for his services the present year 2500

Thomas Read for his services as revenue clerk this year 2000

Williamson Price for taking care of the Courthouse

making fires and furnishing candle for use of the court 3000

Pg 73

Wm Read for recording the processioner's returns 2000

Williamson Fuller for repair of the bridge over Little

Roanoke at the place called Jaimison's 4667

Wm Morton, Little Joe Morton, Wm Watkins & Clement Carrington

to pay for building a bridge over Little Roanoake at the

place called Mossing Ford 16334

Allowances for Processioners (partial extract)

Loyd & Thomas Portwood 5 days 250

Wm. Collier & Miles Bottom 10 days 500

Jo Wyatt, Chas Suttall, James Tore for paroling 2100

Francis Scott, Sheriff for three years cleaning the jail,

the two proceeding and the present 2600

To the Sheriff for collecting 82480 @ 6 percentum 4948

To a deposition to be raised for contingency expenses 22731

The County hath credit 82480

By 4124 tithables at 20 cents per poll 82480

2 November 1801

Pg 74 An indenture Beverly Callicott and Priscilla, his wife to William Brizendine.

An indenture Beverly Callicott and Priscilla, his wife to Thomas Brooke.



Pg 75 The Commonwealth, Plaintiff vs Robert Portwood surveyor of the road from Wyllies's Tavern to Almond's Store, Defendant - On a presentation of the Grand Jury 2 March 1801.

By direction of the court the presentation is ordered to be dismissed.



Pg 82 Langston Bacon, adm'r of George Brooke, dec'd, who sues for the benefit of Thomas Brooke; Plaintiff vs Miles Bottom and William Callicott; Defendants - a suit in debt.

David Ryan came into court and undertook for the defendant Bottom . . . On the motion of the defendant Bottom, by his atty pleaded payment, to which the plaintiff replied generally and the defendant rejoined. Ordered that the judgement obtained in the office against the defendant Bottom and Joshua Brizendine, security for his payment, be set aside.

Pg 96 Allen Gilliam, Guardian of Woodson Sullivant, orphan of John Sullivant, dec'd, came into court and presented the receipt of the sd Woodson Sullivant in full of his guardianship, which was acknowledged by the sd Woodson Sullivant to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. (2)



Pg 97 Ordered that Stephen May, Langston Bacon, Reps Osborne and John McCargo . . . settle the estate of Michael Gill, dec'd, and by consent of the legatees make a division of the sd estate among the several legatees, agreeable to the will of the testor.

Ordered that the Sheriff give notice (the court) will receive claims against the estate of Thomas Ligon, dec'd, and shall be proved before them, according to law.



4 January 1802

Pg 104 Francis Barnes is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Archer Farley's to James Callicott's, and it is ordered that he, with the male laboring tithables belonging to Wm Barnes, John Barnes, William Neal, Robert Moore, Jonathan P. Robertson, Francis Benjamin, James Borden, Thomas Webb, John Shelborne, Elijah Fulkes and Jos Wilmot... do forthwith clear and keep the same in repair. (3)



1 February 1802

Pg 108 The court accepts the following claims against the estate of Thomas Ligon.

Venable & Venable 5/14/6

Venable & Daniel 15/02/11 & one farthing

Paul Carrington 3/05/08 & one half pence

with interest at 6% from 15 August 1797

Joseph Ligon 11/17/00

Benj Smith 2/11/06

Robert Campbell 48/12/04 & one half pence

Quin & Wm L. Morton 8/16/00 & three farthings

Jos Richardson, deputy sheriff

for John Morton 7/13/09

Gabriel Hailey 1/09/06

Pleasant Hailey 1/08/00



16 January 1802

Pg 106 In a court held for Charlotte County the 16th day of January the year of our Lord 1802, for examination of Edmund King, charged with being guilty of murdering Rose,a Negro woman slave belonging to the sd King, by whipping and other abuse on the 19th day of Dec 1801, who lingered until the 23rd day of the same month and then died. It is the opinion of the court, the prisoner is not guilty.



20 February 1802

Pg 112 In a court held for Charlotte County the 20th day of February, the year of our Lord 1802, for the trial of Mercer,a Negro man slave belonging to William Ryan Snr, who stands committed to the common jail of the county, on the suspicion of feloniously preparing and exhibiting certain medicine of poisonous quality, to be administered Reps Osborne . . . with intent to him, the sd Osborne, to poison and murder.

Joseph Venable, Atty for the Commonwealth, prosecuting. Be it remembered that on this 20th day of February 1802, Joseph Venable for the Commonwealth coming here in his proper person and giving the court to understand and be informed, that Mercer,a Negro man slave belonging to William Ryan Snr, on the 10th day of February, 1802 did feloniously, wickedly and maliciously prepare and exhibit certain medicine of poisonous quality, to be administered to Reps Osborne, Gent . . . with an intent to him, the sd Reps Osborne, to poison and murder . . . and that he the sd Mercer did plot and conspire the death of the sd Reps Osborne by preparing certain poisonous roots and other poisonous materials to be administered to the sd Reps Osborne. Whereupon the sd Joseph Venable prays that the judgement of the court be passed upon the sd Mercer . . . and no practicing attorney being present that the court could assign as counsel for the prisoner in his defense . . . he is remanded back to jail, to be tried at the next court.



1 March 1802

Pg 113 The Grand Jury indited Hugh Wyllie for selling spirituous liquors without a license with in two months on the 25th day of February by information of Loyd Portwood.



Mercer,a Negro man slave belonging to William Ryan Snr, who stands committed to the common jail of the county, on the suspicion of feloniously preparing and exhibiting certain medicine of poisonous quality, to be administered Reps Osborne . . . with intent to him, the sd Osborne, to poison and murder; the court heard in his defense, John B. Scott, Gent . . . It is the opinion of the court, the sd Mercer is not guilty . . . he is subsequently discharged from custody and go home and It is ordered that William Ryan Snr the owner of the sd prisoner, pay to John B. Scott, atty, his fee of five dollars.



Pg 121 Joseph Ligon Plaintiff vs Frances Ligon, widow and relict of Thomas Ligon, dec'd, Defendant - a suit in Chancery.

. . . leave is given the plaintiff to amend his bill, paying to the defendant her costs occasioned thereof.



Pg 129 Langston Bacon, adm'r of George Brooke, dec'd, who sues for the benefit of Thomas Brooke, Plaintiff vs Miles Bottom and William Callicott - a suit in debt.

The court finds for the plaintiff 7/10/00 with interest at 5 percent from 5 Dec 1793.



Pg 130 Spencer Brooke, a witness for Langston Bacon and William Brooks in their suit against Miles Bottom . . . to be paid 212 for four days attendance at court. (4)



3 April 1802

Pg 136 Edward Almond Plaintiff vs Dudley Brooke and Zachariah Brooke, Defendants - upon a motion on a forthcoming bond.

The court finds for the plaintiff 10/19/10 with interest at 6% from 20 Jan 1802.



Pg 137 On the motion of Miles Bottom for leave to file his injunction to stay proceeding at common law in a suit lately determined in this court wherein Langston Bacon and Thomas Brooke were plaintiffs . . . until the matter can be heard in equity. Upon hearing the parties by their attys, the matter is overruled . . . and that he pay to the sd Bacon and Brooke, their costs in defending this motion.



Pg 140 On the motion of John Roberts, his ordinary license is renewed . . . whereupon he with John McCargo, his security . . . etc.



29 April 1802

Pg 144 At a court held for the trial of Brister,a Negro man slave belonging to John Sandifer, and Simon,a Negro man slave belonging to Samuel White, who stand committed to the common jail of the county, charged with being guilty of consulting, advising and conspiring to rebel and make insurrection and to murder the white people of this county. (5)



3 May 1802

Pg 152 In a court held for Charlotte County the 3rd day of May, 1802, for trial of Sam,a Negro man slave belonging to Thomas Oliver, who stands committed to the common jail of the county, on the suspicion of feloniously and burglariously did rob and plunder from the smokehouse and diary of Edmund F. Patrick, on meal bag, one piggein,

and a quantity of bacon . . . He was fully heard in his defense by N. Scott, Gent.

It is the opinion of the court the sd prisoner is guilty of the felony and burglary aforesaid, as against him alleged, and being demanded of him if there was anything for himself he hath not know to say why the court should not pass judgement, the prisoner saith he know not further what to say than he hath before said. Therefore it is considered by the court that the sd Sam, for the offense against him proved, be hanged by the neck until he be dead, and it is commanded the Sheriff that execution thereof be done Friday, the 25th day of June next, between the hours of twelve in the forenoon and two in the afternoon of the same day. Memorandum: the court values the sd Sam at one hundred pounds, current money.

Deposition of Edmund F. Patrick: this deponent saith that in the night of the 24th April, last; his smoke house and dairies were broken open and in the morning after, a mare was neighing, that taking her back track from near Cub Creek Bridge, he found the prisoner on the bank of the creek in possession of a bag of meal, a piggin and some bacon, which were taken from his house, that the prisoner, without any threat or promise of reward, confessed that he had taken them from the house of the deponent, that the smoke house and dairies of the deponent are situated in his yard between his dwelling house and his kitchen.

Deposition of James Brent: Saith the deponent, that on the morning of the 25th of April, last; he was called upon by William Patrick to search for some meat and other things taken from him, that in the search with others, he went to the call of William Mason where he saw the prisoner with the bag, piggin and bacon, which he confessed he had taken from the house of Edmund F. Patrick, and that he, the prisoner, with anotherNegro, broke the smoke house and dairies f the sd Patrick. that the smoke house and dairies of the sd Patrick stand between his dwelling house and kitchen, the smoke house about twenty steps from the dwelling house and the dairies between that and the dwelling house.

Deposition of Charles Mason: Deponent saith that he found the prisoner on the banks of Cub Creek in possession of the bag, piggin and bacon. which he confessed to have taken from the house of Edmund F. Patrick and that no threats or promise of award were made to induce him to confess.

The court begs leave to recommend the prisoner to his Excellency, the Governor, as an object of mercy, either to be pardoned or transported, agreeable to law, as he in his wisdom may think best, stating that the sd prisoner is a young man and that this is his first public offense, trusting that in case he should meet with a reprieve, his future conduct in life will merit the mercy extended him on this occasion. (6)



Pg 153 A Grand Jury is impanelled and includes John McCargo. The return this among other indictments:

Thomas Almond and Benjamin Goodwin for misbehaving and disturbing the congregation and preacher of Ash Camp Church on the 25th day of December 1801, by the information of Richard Dabbs Jr. (7)



Pg 156 John McCargo Plaintiff vs Joseph Hailey Defendant - in breach of assault and battery.

By motion of the plaintiff's atty this suit is ordered to be dismissed.



12 May 1802

Pg 162 In a court held for Charlotte County the 12th day of May, 1802, for trial of Bob, a Negro man slave, the property of John Sandifer. Be it remembered that Bob, a negro man slave, the property of John Sandifer of this county, stands charged before the court of the sd county, that he the sd Bob on the 29th day of April in the year aforementioned, at the Parish of Cornwall in the county aforesaid, did knowingly and wickedly give false testimony to the court of the county aforesaid then setting on trial of Brister and Simon, slaves charged with consulting, advising and conspiring to rebel and make insurrection and to murder the white people of this county, and that he the sd Bob, did then and there depose and say that he, the sd Bob, when nearly grown, was six months with the British Army in the late War between Britain and America. Whereas in truth and in fact, he the sd Bob, was at the time aforesaid, very small, and never with the British Army, and that he the sd Bob, did then and there depose and say many other things which were false and utterly untrue . . . and that the sd Bob, being arraigned, pleadeth not guilty. He was fully heard in his defense by Joseph Venable, Gent. It is the opinion of the court that prisoner is not guilty and that he forthwith be discharged and go hence.



6 September 1802

Pg 205 John McCargo, Guardian of Elizabeth Sullivant, orphan of John Sullivant, dec'd, came into court and rendered his account against the said orphan's estate, who made oath to same and is ordered to be recorded.



4 October 1802

Pg 209 On the motion of Hugh Wyllie and Edward Moseley Jnr, for leave to open the old road leading from Hugh Wyllie's by Sandy Creek Meeting House through Ashbrooke's Lane to Bibb's Ferry Road. Ordered that Langston Bacon, Hilliary Moseley, Miles Bottom, James Callicott and Josiah Moseley or any three of them, being first sworn for that purpose, do hear the way proposed by the sd Wyllie and Moseley for opening the sd road, and report to the court, freely and impartially, the conveniences and inconveniences which will result as well to individuals as the public by opening the sd road. (8)



Pg 211 An indenture between Dudley Brooke, Mary Hamlett, Elizabeth Skelton, Isaac Skelton, William McQuie, Sarah McQuie and Zachariah Brooke on the one part and Zachariah Brooke on the other.



Pg 212 Included in the county levy is an item as follows:

To Thomas Cheany, Godfrey Skelton, Henry Overby, John Cheany, Leonard Cheany, Philip Cheany, George Brooke, Zachariah Brooke, George Redmond, and Edward Goode, in account for patrolling ........ 1775 cents



1 November 1802

Pg 213 A Grand Jury impanelled includes John McCargo and returns with the following incitements:

Thomas Watkins for getting drunk the 16th day Oct at McClurg's Tavern, by information of Thomas Spencer.(9)

William Moon for living in adultery with Unice Jones by information of Luke Hazelwood

John M'Michael for living in adultery with Tibby Folly by information of Peter Akers



Pg 220 Action seizing the effects of John George who was indebted to Thomas Rhodes includes the following items: One shop board, one table, five chairs, one barrel, two small flour barreled, one small noggin, one pail and washing tub, one tin canister, one gridiron, one pair of pot hooks, one candle mold, one pair of flat irons, one pepper box, three knives and forks, one broad hoe, one bed, three blankets, one yarn comb, one sheet, one bedstead, one large bur pot (?) one pot, one small oven, one poleax, and one trunk.



Pg 224 William Brizendine; Plaintiff vs Dudley Brooke; Defendant - upon a motion on a forthcoming bond.

Undefended, the court finds for the plaintiff 6/15/01 with interest at 6% from 20 Aug 1802.



16 November 1802

Pg 231 In a court held for Charlotte County the 16th day of November 1802, for trial of Brutus,a Negro man slave, the property of James Adams Jnr. The prisoner was led to the bar in the custody of Jacob Morton, sheriff of the sd county, in whose custody for the cause aforesaid he was before committed, and Joseph Venable, atty prosecutor for the Commonwealth in this court, exhibited in the court, the charges of the Commonwealth against the sd Brutus in these words

CHARLOTTE COUNTY to wit: "Be it remembered that Joseph Venable . . . came into court gives the court to understand and be informed,

that Brutus,a Negro man slave, belonging to James Adams Jnr of the sd county of Charlotte, not having the proper fear of God before him, but instigated by the Devil, did on the night of the 9th of the month of November, in the present year of our Lord, 1802, at the parish of Cornwall, and in the sd county of Charlotte, with force and arms, and upon the body of Anne Adams, then and there being in the peace of God and this Commonwealth, feloniously, wickedly and with malice aforethought, forcible and against the will, inclination and consent of the sd Anne, commit a rape and did then and there ravish and carnally know the sd Anne, contrary to her sd will, inclination and consent . . . wherefore the sd Joseph Venable prays judgement of the court . . . the sd Brutus being arrained(sic) of the fact of which he stands charged, pleads not guilty. Whereupon sundry witnesses were sworn, examined and heard, and he the prisoner was fully heard in his defense by William M. Watkins, Gent. who is assigned by the court as his counsel . . . It is the opinion of the court that the sd prisoner is not guilty of the crime whereof he is charged and that he be forthwith discharged and go hence.



6 December 1802

Pg 233 Meridith Walker & Nancy his wife Plaintiff vs John Rice, adm'r for Ambrose Hundley, dec'd - a suit in chancery.

. . . ordered that James Hamlett, Stephen May, John McCargo and William Dupree . . . make such division and allotment and assign to the plaintiff . . . etc.

Pg 233 An indenture between Dudley Brooke, Mary Hamlett, Elizabeth Skelton, Isaac Skelton, William McQuie, Sarah McQuie and Zachariah Brooke on the one part and William Brooke on the other.



Pg 234 An agreement between William Brooke and Dudley Brooke.



Pg 234 Langston Bacon, Hilliary Moseley, Miles Bottom, and Josiah Moseley, who were appointed to view the old road leading from Hugh Wyllie's by Sandy Creek Meeting House through Ashbrooke's Lane to Bibb's Ferry Road reported this day the way may be a convenience of great utility to the publick(sic) . . . the road to be cleared will pass through the lands of William Ryan, Langston Bacon, the lands of Sam'l Ashworth est, Harrison and John Ashworth, John Haines Reynolds and Hugh Wyllie.



Pg 238 A motion by Clement Read for resurvey of two parcels recently purchased by him . . . "Both parcels being part of a tract granted Joseph Ward by patent bearing the date of the 22 day of September 1739."



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END NOTES



1. Immediately following is an identical order for Robert McCargo.

2. This is followed by similar action terminating Allen Gilliam's guardianship over Thomas Gilliam, orphan of James Gilliam.

3. Bk 13-60 7 Sep 1801 Ordered that Reps Osborne, Hilliary Moseley, Archer Farley and Miles Bottom, or any three of them, do regulate the hands to work on the road leading from Archer Farley's on Blank's Ferry Road to James Callicott's on Kings Road.

4. The clerk must have been in error here, since the suit in all other cases is styled Thomas Brooke.

5. Each defendant is tried separately and the trial reported by the clerk in identical words, changing only the appropriate names.

Be it remembered that, ---,a Negro man slave belonging to ---, of the county aforesaid stands charged before the court that he the sd --- , on the 18th day of April 1802 at the parish of Cornwall, in the count aforesaid did feloniously and mischievously consult, advise and conspire to rebel and make insurrection and to intend and to murder the white people of the sd county. He was fully heard in his defense by William B. Matthews, who is assigned by the court as his counsel ... sundry witnesses were sworn, examined and heard. It is the opinion of the court that the prisoner --- is not guilty, and that he be discharged and go hence.

6. The final disposition of this case is unknown, but the county levy for 1802 does not record a payment to the Sheriff for carrying out the execution, so we can infer that the pardon was granted.

7. Ash Camp Church was founded in 1802 and included Richard Dabbs among its charter members. He also serves as its second minister 1808 to 1821. For further data on the church see Charlotte Rich Indeed pgs 154-157.

8. Nothing remains today of this church, except a scattering of brick fragments in a fields belong to Rufus J. Duffer. This field is directly across US 360 from his residence and is between US 360 and State Road 607. The church was officially organized in 1785 by John Williams. James Callicott named his last daughter Elizabeth Williams Callicott (b. 7 Dec 1792) in his honor. See Charlotte Rich Indeed, pgs 150-151

9. This Tavern or Ordinary is not listed in Charlotte, Rich Indeed