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Crittenden Co., Kentucky Court Orders 1881-1883
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Feb. 23 1881-June 11, 1883 - Court Orders
Abstracted from Crittenden County Court Order Books.
Book 6, page 487, Feb. 23, 1881.
Ordered that Abner Linthicumn, wife and child be hereby declared
Paupers and it is ordered that they be sent to the Poor House to be cared for as the
Book 6, page 496, May 21, 1881.
On motion of Mrs. A. H. Hardesty and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that W. T.
Hardesty departed this life intestate on the 24th of April 1881 in said county. It therefore ordered that M. A. Hardesty,
his wife be and she is hereby appointed administrator of said decedentís estate.
Wm. Hardin and J. T. Hardesty & L. N. Hill as her sureties.
Book 6, page 496, May 20, 1881.
On motion of Chesley Nunn and it appearing to the satisfaction the
Court that Wm. Straker departed this life intestate on the 9th day of May 1881
& his widow surviving him filed in open Court, waiving her right and requesting the
Court to appoint said Nunn as Administrator of said Estate of her dead husband.
Chelsey Nunn was appointed administrator with Otha Nunn his surety.
(William Straker was a Dr. and he was from Liverpool, England.
He was first married to Jane N. Moore, she died April 4, 1870 and is buried at
Mt. Zion Cemetery. William 2nd married Mrs. Nancy M. (Nunn) Robinson,
April 20, 1870. Just a little over two weeks after Jane died.
Nancy was the daughter of Chesley Nunn.
William doesnít have a stone listed in the Cemetery Books.
There are two unmarked graves next to Jane N. Moore Strake at Mt. Zion,
I wonder if perhaps one of these isnít William.)
Book 7, page 68, Feby 21, 1882.
On motion of Wm. A. Brasher and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court,
that he is a man of good moral habits & a minister of the Gospel in good standing
& in communion with the United Baptist Church, it is therefore ordered that he be &
he is hereby permitted to solemnize the rites of matrimony between parties legally
authorized to receive the same in this Commonwealth, whereupon in open Court,
the said Brasher, with J. H. Rhyne as his surety Executed & acknowledged bond.
Book 7, page 114, July 26, 1882.
On motion of M. Worley, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that Zacharia
Worley departed this life on the 1st day of Jan 1882, in said county, intestate, leaving
surviving him neither widow or children. It is therefore ordered that said M. Worley
be and he is hereby granted letters of administration upon the Estate of said Decedent.
(No stone found for Zacharia Worley, but it is thought by family researchers that he is buried
at Crooked Creek Cemetery.)
Book 7, page 179, Feb. 11, 1882.
On motion of J. W. Stovall, it appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that he is very old
& infirmed and in bad health & without means for a support & wholly unable to perform
manual labor, it is therefore ordered by the court that he be declared a Pauper & the keeper
of the Poor House is hereby ordered to take charge of him and care for him as the law
requires.(Mr. Stovall died May 22, 1883 and is buried in the Stovall-Wilson Cemetery.
He does have a stone. His name was Jackson W., but was also called John W. His wife
Mary/Polly Rodgers is buried at the Sisco Chapel Cemetery)
Book 7, page 183, Dec. 23, 1882 Ė
Present & Presiding His Honor, J. P. Pierce Judge. It appearing to the satisfaction of the
Court that John T. Gardner, the duly qualified Assessor for said county Departed this life
in Nov. 1882, thereby causing said office vacant. It is therefore ordered by the Court that
James B. Carter, be & he hereby appointed Assessor for Crittenden County.
(John T. Gardner is buried at Shady Grove Cemetery.
His tomstone gives the death date as Oct. 3, 1882)
Book 7, page 189, Jany 8, 1883.
On motion of Jesse F. Paris, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Milos Summers
departed this life intestate, in said county, more than 3 months ago, leaving no widow
surviving him. Jesse F. Paris is hereby granted letters of administration upon the Estate of
(Milos Summers is buried in the Rushing Cemetery on the Emery Stevens Rd., off of Crayne
Cemetery Road. He has a Civil War stone, Co. B 48th Ky Inf.
It has no birth or death dates. He was married to Eliza Morgan.)
Book 7, page 195, Jan. 23, 1883.
On motion of Mrs. Nora Pemberton, it appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that she
is in very delicate health and not able to perform manual labor, without money and no home
or place of abode, it is therefore ordered by the court that she be and is herby declared to
be a pauper.
Book 7, page 190, January 30, 1883.
On motion of Mrs. L. A. Hollomon, it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that
Lewis Holloman departed this life on the 21st day of January 1883 in said county, intestate,
leaving surviving him, Mrs. L. A. Holloman his widow.
It is therefore ordered that said Mrs. L. A. Holloman, be granted letters of administration
upon the Estate of said decedent. (Lewis Holloman has stone at Crooked Creek Cemetery.)
Book 7, page 209, March 12, 1883.
On motion of T. H. Bunton, it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Charles Bunton
departed this life intestate on the 25th day of Sept 1882 leaving no widow or children surviving him.
It is therefore ordered that said T. H. Bunton be granted letters of administration on the Estate of said
Decedent, where upon in open Court, he took the oath required by Law and with W. H. Smith, A. L. Charles,
Chas. Smith & J. H. Clifton as his sureties.
(No burial location located for Charles Bunton)
Book 7, page 214, March 20, 1883.
On motion of B. H. Crowell, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Hugh M. Crowell departed this life intestate in said
county on the 25th day of Febry 1883, leaving surviving him, his widow Eliza Ann Crowell who by an instrument of writing filed
with the court waving her right to administer in favor of said B. H. Crowell.
It is therefore ordered by the court that letters of administration are hereby granted said B. H. Crowell due form.
(Hugh Crowell is who the Crowell Cemetery is named after, his wife was Eliza Ann Kemp and B. H. was Benjamin
Harvey Crowell. Some of the family gave his death date as Feb. 1884)
Book 7, page 232, April 12, 1883.
On motion of Mary Ellen Kimsey orphan of Jas. H & Lottie Kimsey above the age of 15 years appeared in open Court,
& made choice of Shim H. Watson as her Guardian. It is ordered by the Court, that letters of Guardianship be & they are
granted him in due form upon the Estate of said Mary Ellen Kimsey.
Book 7, page 235, April 28, 1883.
On motion of W. P. Hardin, it is ordered that he be & is hereby appointed Guardian for Saml. F. Kimsey, orphan child of
James & Sallie Kimsey Decdí, under the age of 14 years.
Book 7, page 235. May 5, 1883 Ė
Ordered that Sue Fowler be appointed Guardian for her infant child under 14 years of age., Mary Willie Fowler.
Burton Ford and George W. Howell as her sureties.
Book 7, page 235. June 11, 1883.
On motion of J. W. Fletcher, it is ordered that he and is appointed Guardian for his children, viz Sarah Ann, James A.,
Eliza E., Chas. R., William H., Elliott W., and Mary Fletcher; all children and the only children by his wife Eliza A.
Fletcher now deceased. Where upon in open Court he took the oath required by Law and with J. E. Stephenson his surety.