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|Acme Brewing Co. vs. Thomas Foley
11 Sept. 1902 record is stapled shut. From reading the outside it looks as
if Mr. Foley owed $80 to Acme and the jury awarded them the money. Entered
in Civil Minutes Vol. 5 folio 118
Aiken, Frank D. vs. Brunswick
Steamship Co. action on contract February term 1909. Mr. Aiken
states that the steamship company is indebted to him for $227.70 for
shipping some cross ties on the S.S. Satilla to St. George, Staten Island,
New York. About 330 ties were missing at the time of delivery, and the
steamship company was unable to produce them. Final Record Vol. 3 pg.
589, Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 298
Anderson, W.B. vs. Florida Central &
Peninsular R.R. Co. damages due at $90 from 1 November 1898 for
killing W.B.’s horse in October of same year. W.B. was granted $45 plus
court costs September 1899. Final Record Vol. 6 folio 224, 225, 227,
Bailey, George T. vs. William C.
Anderson; Anderson owes Bailey $231.26 plus interest on an open
account. Anderson alleges that he only owes $108.78. The court judges that
Anderson pay the $108.78. Filed 13 July 1897.
Bar Association of Brunswick to enter a memorial in
the minutes for A.L. Franklin. He was born in Hamilton, Harris Co., GA in
1870. Parents survive him. Attended state University in Athens in 1884 at
the age of 14 and graduated in 1886 at the age of 16 being one of two of
the youngest graduates in the history of the Univ. Took a post graduate
course and was chosen Greek Tutor in the Sophomore class and from there
was called to the superintendence of schools in Jackson Co. and while
there was admitted to the bar. Then he superintended schools in Eastman,
GA. After that he was principal of Brunswick’s grammar school becoming
Superintendent of Education and then commencing his law practice as an
officer of the court until his death. Married Miss Lela Chandler of
Athens, GA in 1891, he was but 32 when he died. Entered into minutes on 29
January 1903. Civil Minutes Vol. 5 folio 46
The Bay Iron Works vs. William C.
Anderson (dba Anderson Planing Mill Co.) Defendant owes plaintiff
$613. 86. The jury found for the plaintiff $466.11. Final Record Vol. 2
pgs. 169, 177, 178; Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 56
Bethea, Annie L. vs. J.A. Foster
equitable proceeding. Ms. Bethea granted a mortgage to Mr. Foster
for the Bethea Home Place in Wilcox Co., GA and he was going to sell the
land before paying the mortgage. The jury found for the defendant.
Civil Minutes Vol. 5 folio 142
S.E. Canady (dba Canady Dress Co.) vs.
Abraham Zelmenovitz Suit on Sworn Account. Abraham
owes the plaintiff $406 on account. Abraham received articles of the said
amount, and refused them and repacked and sent them back to Canady’s in
New York. Abraham sent a check paying for his other order and returned the
items he did not want. Canady’s accepted this and cashed the check. Jury
found for the defendant. Final Record Vol. 18 folio 48, 51
Cannon, J.B. vs. Ferguson Contraction Co.
Plaintiff is owed $356.06 by defendant whose company resides out of the
state of Georgia. The defendant was engaged in the building of the
Brunswick & Birmingham R.R. through Coffee Co., GA. The plaintiff was
hired to clear and grade the land for the tracks. May term 1904. Civil
Minutes Vol. 5 pg. 619 (maybe 629)
The Chatham Bank vs. E. Brobston & Co., et. al.
writ of error 15 February 1897.
Cox, W.D. vs. Thomas P. Flynn;
an appeal on the lien foreclosure of a laborer’s lien that Thomas filed
when Cox failed to pay him for working on the schooner “Little Will“. W.D.
was granted $47 on 26 November 1897. Thomas filed an appeal in May as he
was unhappy with the verdict. Civil Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 675; Minutes
Vol. 2 pg. 522
Davis & Brandon vs. Atlantic Coast Line Rail Road
Co. damages. Plaintiffs are J.S.N. Davis, Jr. and G.W. Brandon were
engaged in boxing trees for turpentine on land known as the Riley Lands
and they are charging that the rail company damaged their 4000 boxes by
emitting sparks from their cars. Damages of $141.50. Also stating the
negligence of the Rail Co. in improper equipment and not cleaning their
right of way of debris and trash, thus causing the fire. Jury finds for
the plaintiff at $125 on 4 Feb. 1908. Many records involved. Fin.
Record Vol. 2 pg. 336; Minutes Vol. 2 pg 107-122
Dickey, Lon vs. Atlantic Coast Line Railway;
Railway is holding 500 cross ties that belong to Lon and they refuse to
deliver. The railway states that the property belongs to George T. Bailey
under contract of affreightment. The jury found for the plaintiff on 2 May
1904. Civil Minutes Vol. 1 pg. 342, 477; Final Record Vol. 1 pg. 475,
Dillon, D. James vs. D.H. Lang and Hilton & Dodge
Lumber Co. garnishment rendered at the November term 1898. Mr.
Dillon recovered judgment in Wayne County for the sum of $225.22 and that
the garnishment filed in Glynn County was filed legally and in conjunction
with the suit in Wayne County. Civil Minutes Vol. 4 folio 291, Final
Record Vol. 6 pg. 581
Dorsey, Hugh M. (Governor) vs. R.J. Harris
(principal) & C.D. Parker (security); forfeiture of recognizance;
R.J. Harris was charge with larceny and was to appear the first Monday in
November 1918 and by 7 March 1919 he had been called to court three times
and failed to appear C.D. Parker has been called to produce the body of
the defendant; Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 467
DuBignon, H.F. as administrator to the estate of Hannah Coburn,
Application for Leave to Sell Land. 7 April 1902, petition granted.
Civil Minutes Vol. 4 folio 695; Final Record Vol. 7 pg. 239
Eddings, J.L. vs. Atlantic Coast Line R.R. Co.
Injury and damages $3000. On 25 July 1904, while trying to board the
train, Eddings was left hanging onto the guard rail while the train took
off before he could board. An employee saw his predicament and rescued
him. The said accident cause serious muscle damage. Eddings states that he
makes $50 per month, but now is not able to work. Eddings states that he
is 70 years old and is expecting to live at least 9 more years. Case was
dismissed on 13 November 1905 due to the plaintiff not showing up.
Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 47
The Ellis Young Co. vs. J.I. Haymans
judgment 25 June 1900 filed 13 September 1900. Garnishment in ease of J.I.
Haymans vs. John Clark Jr.. Settled November 1900. General Execution
Docket Vol. 2 folio 114
Fabris, John naturalization papers. Born in Venice, Italy, he is
28 and his allegiance is due to King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. He
landed in Charleston, S.C. from Italy on September 1891 and then landed in
Brunswick on 12 September 1897. R.D. Charlton and W.F. Symons knew John
for 5 years and attested to his moral character on 30 May 1903. He was
naturalized on 8 July 1903. Civil Minutes Vol. 5 folio 161
Fahm, Capt. B.H. appointment to Fish & Game Warden of Glynn
County, 14 February 1907. Civil Minutes Vol. 6 pg. 154
Fahm, George Edward; order for Notary Public; commission
expiring 31 December 1906; Civil Minutes Vol. 6, pg. 65
Fahm, Mrs. Rosa C. vs. John R. Fahm; libel
for divorce; Married on 22 June 1891; after the birth of their second
child, Rosa was very ill and John never came near her bedside and shortly
thereafter left her for a period of 10 years, never helping with support;
both children died; the only property Rosa owns was left to her by her
father in Waynesville, Wayne Co., Georgia; divorce was granted Rosa and
her maiden name of Harrison was restored; Civil Minutes Vol. 5, folio
521, pg. 655; Final Record Vol. 8, pg. 512
Falligant, Judge Robert petition to enter his memorial in
minutes. Served in the war at Marye’s Heights and rescued a wounded enemy
soldier. High praise accorded him for his service to the courts. Civil
Minutes Vol. 4, folio 645
Farmer, Robert Sr. vs. Robert Farmer, Jr. & W.H.
Davenport writ of error Mr. Farmer loaned the defendants $300 to
buy the Elks Saloon and they still owe him $100. Went from Superior to
Justice Court to Supreme Court. Spanned from May 1901 to 29 June 1902;
Civil Minutes Vol. 4 folio 689; Final Record Vol. 7 pg. 133
Finch, Sarah vs. Alex Finch; libel for
divorce; December term 1905; Married September 1884 and on 15 March 1900
Alex left Sarah and stayed away for 3 years, up until the time of this
filing; Sarah is a resident of Telfair County; total divorce granted to
Sarah; Civil Minutes Vol. 5, pg. 752, Vol. 6, pg. 45, 152; Final Record
Vol. 9, pg. 36, 37
First National Bank of Bainbridge vs. Atlantic
Export Co. The bank is located in Decatur County, Georgia, and the
Export Co. of Glynn owes them $232 left on a shipment of lumber they
received on 15, 16, and 25 August 1904. Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 95
Flanders, Mary C. acting as administrator on the estate of Lydia
Gatchell. May Term 1901. She would like to sell property in order to pay
debts. Sibyl (Gatchell) McCrary [daughter] is the only heir at law. Her
father’s name was Enoch Gatchell. Mary (Gatchell) Flanders, Rosella (Gatchell)
Lambright, Oren Gatchell, Roswell K. Gatchell may be siblings. Sibyl
McCrary does not wish any property to be sold. Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 333,
Floyd, Andrew Thomas vs. Eldora Floyd Mr.
Floyd would like to take possession of his home in which Eldora will not
give up. They are divorced, and under terms of alimony, she was to remain
in the house and keep any rents or monies made as part of alimony
settlement. She refused to give up the house so that Andrew could sell it,
stating she was too sick to be moved. Dated 11 February 1909. Final
Record Vol. 15 pg. 209, 211; Civil Minutes Vol. 6, folio 459, 566, 706.
Also entered in Final Record Vol. 12 pg. 383, 387, 388, 389
Floyd, Eldora vs. Andrew Thomas Floyd They
were married 11 July 1894 in McIntosh County. On 11 December 1908 he
published a notice in the paper saying he would no longer be responsible
for any debts contracted by her. He is employed by the US Government as a
cook at the Quarantine Station near Brunswick at $30-$40 per month and she
prays that he be stopped from selling their property. Andrew states that
he has allowed her to live in this house and rent out eight rooms in order
to have money to live off of while he was working at the Quarantine
Station, it being an unsuitable place for her to live. He further states
that she is incurring many medical bills due to fits of hysterics and her
calling a doctor each time to help, and he no longer will pay for these
visits, deeming them unnecessary. Receipts for medical and other expenses,
plus check stubs, provided. Final Record Vol. 9 pg. 568, 571; Civil
Minutes Vol. 6 folio 627
Flynn, Thomas P. vs. W.D. Cox Thomas left
a terrapin net on Mr. Cox’s boat every night after they finished fishing.
The net was too heavy to carry back and forth everyday. After a fight
between the two, Mr. Cox refused to give the net back. On 31 May 1898,
Thomas filed a possessory warrant against Mr. Cox. The net was understood
to belong to both of them. Settled in favor of the plaintiff. Civil
Minutes Vol. 4 folio 708
Foreman, Asa vs. Mamie Broughton Foreman;
libel for divorce; Asa and Mamie were married 9 June 1901 and they lived
together until April 1902. Six months after the marriage Mamie gave birth,
Asa did not believe the child was his, Mamie stated the child was born
prematurely and that he is the father. He accepted this until later when
she confessed to the truth. He tried to leave, and she assaulted him with
a piece of wood, beating him, then left to McIntosh County, where she has
remained ever since. She stated that he was in fact the abusive one, and
she left with their children for their own safety, to her father’s house.
Asa repeatedly threatened to kill her and the children, she wants the
divorce be denied him, and granted to her. 2 December 1907. Divorce was
granted. Final Record Vol. 9 pg. 319; Civil Minutes Vol. 6, pg. 165,
Foreman, Mary E. vs. Asa B. Foreman for
alimony that on 15 June 1902 he left her in a state of pregnancy. Case was
dismissed 7 Dec. 1903. Civil Minutes Vol. 5 folio 177 & 196
Franklin, Elizabeth Madeline (Williams) vs. Allen
Hubert Franklin Libel for Divorce. Partial divorce (a divorce from
bed and board) granted 5 December 1904. Married on 28 March 1895, she
states that her husband verbally and physically abused her and has failed
to support her by not giving her food and clothing sufficient to live.
Elizabeth left her husband on 14 February 1903. She would like a total
divorce and her last named restored. It says on another area of the
document that a total divorce was granted on 16 May 1904, which is
Franklin, Elizabeth Madeline vs. Allen Hubert
Franklin; libel for divorce; May term 1905; Married on 28 March
1895, Elizabeth states that Allen did beat and whip her; no children were
born of this marriage; divorce was granted and Elizabeth’s maiden name
restored to Williams and both parties were free to marry again; Final
Record Vol. 8 pg. 709, 710, 711; Civil Minutes Vol. 5 pg. 763, 764
Freedman, Mrs. Clyde vs. O.J. Freedman;
libel for divorce. O.J. Freedman now lives in Alachua Co., Florida. They
were married on 1 January 1889, had two children named Robert Guy and
Ralph Sylvester Freedman. Mr. Freedman abandoned the family on 3 Sept.
1895. Jury granted total divorce and custody of children to Mrs. Freedman
2 December 1901. Civil Minutes Vol. 4 folios 408, 554; Final Record
Vol. 7 pg. 324, 325
Fultz, Mary vs. John Fultz Alimony, Mary
states that John is not paying the full amount of alimony due her which is
$20 per month. Filed 19 May 1919. Minutes Vol. 9 pg. 203; Final Record
Vol. 16 pg. 666, 668
Gatling, Smithie vs. Atlantic Birmingham Railway
Co. on 28 Sept. 1905 Thomas Gatling [husband] was an employee of
the company as a locomotive fireman. John T. Liles was in charge of
another engine, making the train a double-header. The said train collided
with another one killing Thomas Gatling. Smithie is suing for damages of
$25,000. On 5 Feb. 1906 case was dismissed upon payment of costs by
defendant; Final Record Vol. 2 pgs. 135, 138, 139, 141; Minutes Vol. 2
Georgia State Building & Loan Assoc. of Savannah vs.
Shep Fayson; levy on land
deeded 6 Jan. 1892. Court case convened on 7 Jan. 1901. Final Record
Vol. 6 pgs. 234, 236, 561, 563, 567
Glauber & Isaac vs. E.O. Futch and C.W. Floyd;
Debt and garnishment. Jury found for the plaintiff, David Glauber and
Moses Isaacs (grain and hay provision) $65.32 plus interest on 13 May 1889
to be paid by Eustace O. Futch.
Haym, Lewis H. filing for notary public at the age of 21 on 10
January 1900. Three witnesses were Constant Miller, A. Kaiser, and D.W.
Krauss. Civil Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 86
Hazlehurst, Martha vs. George Hazlehurst;
libel for divorce. Martha Flinn married George Hazlehurst in August of
1897. With the promise of marriage, George persuaded Martha to “succumb to
his carnal desires” and thus Flossie May Hazlehurst was born out of
wedlock on 13 November 1896 and Martha cared for the child with no help
from George up until two weeks before their marriage. George was a good
and kind husband, who acknowledged that he is the father of Flossie, but
for no known reason he left her and their child with no means of support.
Martha suffers from rheumatism and can not support herself much less their
daughter. She could only earn about $1 to $2 a week and had to pay 75
cents a week for room rent, $1 per week board, and clothing her and her
child at about $4 per month. George is said to earn about $5 to $8 a week
and is able to help support them. Martha wants a total divorce and $10 a
month support. Case to be heard on 28 February 1898.
George states that she was not coerced into having relations with him,
and is not sure the child is his. He married her and supported them both
up until three months before the hearing. George states that he is 18
years old and illegitimate himself. He had known Martha for 2 years prior
to the child’s birth. She filed a suit against him to support her, and he
agreed to marry her and end the suit, now she is filing for divorce
stating he is not helping and is spending his money on “loose women”.
Apparently another “maiden of his race and color” filed a suit against him
for seduction or fornication, and in order to escape having to marry her,
he married Martha hoping to escape one problem and basically fixing both
problems by being married. He also states that he and Martha agreed to
separate and that he is willing to take custody of the child and have his
mother help him raise said child and asks that the divorce be granted but
alimony denied. Further statements suggest that Martha left George to be a
prostitute among the turpentine camps, and that she never fulfilled her
duties as a good wife.
On 8 December 1898 alimony was denied and the case settled, divorce was
granted to George and custody of Flossie to Martha.
Headley & Houston vs. The Florida Central &
Peninsular Railroad Co. J.F. Headley and D.C. Houston form the
plaintiffs who allege the Rail Co. owes them $373.44. Headley and Houston
contracted this rail company in November of 1899 to deliver lumber for
them, and to furnish them enough cars to do so, the rail company failed to
do so, causing Headley and Houston a loss of income. Civil Minutes Vol.
4 folio 568; Final Record Vol. 6 pgs. 556, 557, 559
Hilton & Dodge Lumber Co. vs.
The Atlantic Lumber
Co. The Atlantic Lumber Co. owes Hilton & Doge $280 principal,
$3.10 interest, and $28 in attorney fees. The debt is from a promissory
Holmes, Tabitha as trustee for Alma Holmes permission to
mortgage the trust estate. Mary Griffin and Georgia Griffin were minor
daughters, under the age of 14, of Tabitha and half sisters of Alma
Holmes. Mary and Georgia died and left no other heirs other than Tabitha
and Alma, their father being dead. Tabitha is borrowing money from Mrs.
Fred Baumgartner to make improvements to the land and home. Mortgaging
Alma’s land will help secure the loan of $90 to improve the Griffin
children’s land that was deed to Tabitha in trust from Mrs. W.J. (Sarah)
Price on 19 June 1899. Civil Minutes Vol. 5 pg. 732, Deed Book R.R.
Holzendorf, Milton vs. Dora Holzendorf;
libel for divorce. Milton married Dora Jay on 13 May 1881. The had one
daughter named Lilla May Holzendorf who is 10 years old in in the custody
of Dora. On 15 July 1882, Dora deserted Milton. Suit was filed at the
December term of 1892. Suit was dismissed on 21 May 1900. Civil Minutes
Vol. 4 pg. 102
Hopkins, Arthur vs. Mary Hopkins; libel
for divorce; on 19 February 1897, Mary Flinn charged Arthur with bastardy
of a white child, no name mentioned, Mary stated that if Arthur would
marry her, she would drop the charges. Arthur married her solely to get
out of jail, and left her as soon as the ceremony was over, stating that
he was not the father of said child; Mary stated that Arthur promised to
marry her before she ever became pregnant and convinced her to live with
him during their engagement, thus causing the birth of said child; case
was dismissed at the cost of the plaintiff. 15 May 1899.
Howe, Thomas D. vs. W.H. Harrison Mr. Howe
states that Mr. Harrison owes him $104.85 from 24 July 1898. Case slated
for May term 1900. Civil Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 277
Humes, Jack vs. Hattie Humes; libel for
divorce; Jack married Hattie Floyd in the year 1877; on 25 June 1892,
Hattie deserted Jack and refused to live with him any longer, and
continued to stay away for more than 3 years after 15 years of marriage;
no children were born of this marriage. Hattie states that her maiden name
was Manege not Floyd and that he was not a good husband, that she has
already filed for divorce at the December term 1895, Jack filed at the May
Hunter-Sale Drug Co. Articles of partnership between R.E.
Hunter, M.C. Sales, and J.D. Sparks dated 11 April 1901. J.D. Sparks is a
silent partner. On 22 May 1901 J.D. Sparks sold his interest at $357.66 to
the other two partners.
Incorporation of Franklin Land Co. application to incorporate
Albert Fendig, William Nussbaum, and Newton W. Walker of Glynn and N.B.
King of Charlton under the name of Franklin Land Co. a real estate
business. Motion granted on 23 Oct. 1909 Charter Record Vol. 2 page 77;
Civil Minutes Vol. 6 folio 577
Ingram-Dart Lighterage Co. vs. Blackstaff
Engineering Co., Winton Greenfield Jury found for the Plaintiff.
Claim against Blackstaff for the cost of supplies used to build jetties in
the Jekyll Creek. The Defendant filed a motion for a new trial on 26 May
1911 to be held on 30 September 1911. Final Record Vol. 3 pg. 629, 630,
Iverson, Halvor; Naturalization; from Arendal, Norway; filed 10
October 1887 at age 38 years and arrived in New York in 1882; he was 42
years old at the time of this petition dated 7 December 1891 and that he
had lived in the US for nine years previous to the petition; F.H. Ames and
G.F. Hilton swore on oath that they had known Halvor for 5 years.
Jan-Sil Dresses, Inc. vs. Mrs. Millie Zelmenovitz
as administrator of A. Zelmenovitz; Receivership proceedings.
Monies owed to companies that A. Zelmenovitz ordered from for his
mercantile business. Mr. Z passed away 30 Sept. 1931. Mr. Z. owes a total
of $15,000 and Mrs. Z is trying to sell the stuff to pay the creditors,
whom believe she is mishandling the estate and violating their rights, and
would like a receiver put in place, motion granted. . Filed 29 Feb. 1932;
many documents involved; Final Record Vol. 22 folio 719, 725; Civil
Minutes Vol. 12 folio 126, 127
Jones, J.M. vs. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.
failure to deliver 55 barrels of LeConte pears at $5 per barrel to J.M.
Allen in New York. 28 July 1906. Loss of $197.60. Nephew Charles B. Jones
packed and shipped the pears that were bought from a Mr. Rutledge. J.M.
Allen of Jersey City has owned and operated his fruit business since 1892
at 315 Washington Street, New York City. S.C. Mode conductor. J.M. Jones
was not awarded due to lack of evidence. Case spanned from July 1906 to
September 1907; Minutes Vol. 2 page 112& 116
Leatherbee Tie & Lumber Co. of Maine vs. E.G.
Fletcher Co. of Lowndes Co., GA; E.G. Fletcher and R.T. Hewett owe
$426.15 to the lumber company. 30 November 1901. Case dismissed. Civil
Minutes Vol. 5 folio 4
Lee, Emma vs. Atlantic Coast Line R.R. Co.
On 19 September 1903, Emma’s husband, 39 year old Allen Lee, was killed by
the train while crossing the track at A Street. Emma is suing for $20,000
for the life of her husband. On 12 November 1903 the case was dismissed
under the plaintiff’s own motion. Minutes Vol. 1 pg. 326
Letter from W.H. Griffin to Harry Rodgers c/o Sheriff of Glynn County;
dated 10 September 1903 from Yulee, Florida to the Sheriff of Glynn Co.,
Georgia; Dear Sir: I have just received a letter from Harry Rogers who
advises me he is in jail there, I presume for vagrancy-and states that he
wishes a letter from me to release him--I do not exactly understand what
he wants but can say that he worked here several months this year and
appeared to be a sober and industrious Negro. This is all that I can say.
Yours truly, W.H. Griffin, Agent, S.A.L. Ry.
Lissner, J.J. vs. Chas. Hoffman, Jr. & Mrs. T.A.
Mock; levy was placed against Mr. Hoffman’s land, levy was dropped
and case settled. Civil Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 613
Mays, Joe vs. Atlanta, Birmingham, & Atlantic
Railroad sum of $5000. On 5 Feb. 1907 Joe Mays had a ticket that
was good until March of 1907 to travel from Savannah to Brunswick and
back. He made it safely to Brunswick in February 6, then returned on the
28th, but between Brunswick. and Thalman, the conductor told him the
ticket was not good, Mr. Mays asked the conductor to look again, and
conductor said;” You dispute my words you <snip vulgar> black African son
of a <snip vulgar>, I will kill you,” or words to that effect. Then said
conductor grabbed Mr. Mays by the collar, choked him, and punched him
twice in the face, shoved him against the wall and choked him again. Rufus
Carswell was a witness and stated that he saw Mr. Walker [the conductor]
hit Mr. Mays. Aaron Flowers [a porter] testified for Mr. Mays. Mr. Walker
claims that Mr. Mays made a smart remark and reached for his pocket as if
he were getting a weapon and that he hit Mr. Mays in self defense;
Minutes Vol. 2 page 112; Final Record Vol. 2 page 369, 372
McCullough, Romain B. vs. R.H. Alston;
Alston owes McCullough $140 plus interest on a note dated 12 March 1898.
Deputy Sheriff Robert Pyles seized property belonging to defendant for the
money owed, defendant never tried to reclaim property. Alston has left
town and is concealing himself. It was adjudged on 15 June 1899 that the
property be levied for the plaintiff to receive his $140.
McMillon, M.M. vs. W.H. Berrie, sheriff
petition for habeas corpus. Mr. McMillon states that he was unlawfully
restrained in jail at the corner of Newcastle and H street. He was
arrested under a charge from Nassau Co., Florida for assault with the
intent to murder under the name of John McMillon in the year 1910. Case
was dismissed on 8 April 1911 and petitioner was turned over to Florida.
Final Record Vol. 4 pg. 96
Miller, Constant vs. Michael Anderson
garnishment affidavit stating Mr. Anderson owes her minor son H.W. Miller
$157.15. Dated 7 August 1907.
Miller, Constant dba H.M. Miller & Son vs. Mabel
Anderson plaintiff is owed $157.15 by defendant. 7 August 1907.
Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 115
Miller, H.M. & Son vs. Holshouser, Mrs. Julia
defendant is in debt to plaintiff in the amount of $218.56 from 1 December
1899. The plaintiff consists of H.M. Miller and Constatin Miller. Mrs.
Holshouser is indebted over household furnishings she purchased from H.M.
Miller & Son. On 13 September 1900, garnishment proceedings were started.
Minutes Vol. 4 folio 538
Minehan, Mrs. V. as administrator to J.R. Minehan’s estate vs.
Cyrus Hicks Lizzie B. Hicks states that the land is
hers, and is bound to Mrs. Minehan to pay court costs and damages. A levy
was put against the land on 27 March 1899.
Mitchell, K.R.T. vs. M. Letitia Fleming
Ms. Fleming owes Mr. Mitchell $2400 in promissory notes. She was notified
on 18 April 1907 to recover fees. Final Record Vol. 9 page 423
Moses, Sayde vs. Mrs. Millie Zelmenovitz;
suit sworn on account; many, many documents.
Newhall, Henry B. vs. The Hoyt Hardware Co.
equitable proceedings started 16 September 1897. Mathew J. Colson is
executor of L.D. Hoyt’s estate and also his partner in business. Mr.
Newhall is a creditor of the hardware store and wants to be paid in full.
Padrosa, Benito vs. John High From
December term 1901 to May Term 1902. Mr. Padrosa states that Mr. High owes
him $788.35 which is pass due and Mr. High lives out of state. Case was
dismissed. Civil Minutes Vol. 4 folio 590, Final record Vol. 7 pg. 377
Phillips, David J. vs. Atlantic Coast Line R.R.
Co. The plaintiff shipped goods from Jacksonville to Brunswick for
around $300. E. Weinberg as agent to the plaintiff paid the bill and
returned the bill of lading to Mr. Phillips. When Phillips went to pick up
his property on 2 July 1904, the defendant demanded more money saying that
the shipping has not been paid yet. Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 1; Final Record
Vol. 1 pg. 515, 518, 519
Popwell, J.W., Jr. vs. Florida Central &
Peninsular R.R. Co. Damages due at $62.10 from 1 June 1899 for the
killing of 5 head of cattle and three head of hogs. One cow was killed 23
November 1898, two sows and one cow in January 1899, two cows killed 3
March 1899, one calf killed 6 May 1899 Final Record Vol. 6 folio 219 &
Reynolds, Hagar vs. Diana Flint Petition
to Partition land on St. Simons Island. John Armstrong died and left the
two parties as heirs. Diana married John in February 1865 and he never
mentioned having any children, nor did they have any children together,
and she attests that she is the only legal heir. The jury found for the
Plaintiff. Dated 25 May 1909. Civil Minutes Vol. 6 pg. 494, 495, 586,
587; Final Record Vol. 9 pg. 665, 666, 667; Final Record Vol. 12 pg. 114,
Roberson, Martha vs. Atlantic & Birmingham
Railway Co. damages of $500 for minor son Willie Roberson who will
not reach his majority until 25 January 1907. On 19 Oct. 1905 Willie was
working for said company at $1 per day as a car or engine wiper or
greaser. While cleaning locomotive 1101, Gordon Harvey steamed up the
engine and moved it while Willie was underneath and had his legs run over.
Crushing and cutting both legs. Loss of 80 days wages. The rail company
did not want to pay stating that Willie had ample time to finish the job
and it was his own negligence that caused the accident.
In 1906, Willie sued again, this time for damages of $10,000. The court
awarded him $1200, but the rail company did not want to pay, and filed for
a new hearing; Final Record Vol. 2 page 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 384,
385, 387, 388; Minutes Vol. 2 page 81, 100, 111
Rosendo Torras & Co. vs. M.S. Cosulich & Co.
Money owed due a promissory note dated 1 July 1887 for $500. The
defendant is from Chatham County. The plaintiff also issued a summons of
garnishment against N.G. Zar for the barque Hyperion on 5 July 1887, to
prevent him from leaving Glynn County.
The Savannah, Americus & Montgomery R.R. Co. vs.
J.G. Garnett, Thomas Fuller, Aug T. Franklin, & William Nightingale
monies owed to plaintiff at $665 for breach of contract on leasing the
steamer “Abbeville” from 6 December 1889 to 30 July 1890. The jury found
for the plaintiff $586.53 on 1 September 1890.
Spears, John J. (as administer of John G. Campbell estate) vs.
The Fidelity & Casualty Co. of New York Mr. Spears
wants $3000 for the alleged accidental death of Mr. Campbell. Mr. Campbell
was shot in the head resulting in his death. Mr. Campbell fully complied
with paying on his insurance policy as required. Civil Minutes Vol. 4
The State vs. Henry
duBignon [alias Vene duBignon]; assault with intent to murder; 8
August 1899; by Kitty Steele; assault on Kitty by duBignon on 5 July 1899;
witnesses Doek Ponder, Solomon Green, Mrs. Geloe; Criminal Minutes
The State vs. Tom Hackett; vagrancy; 19
October 1918; 6 months or $50 costs; charged by D.C. Houston on 10 October
1918 stating that Tom had no property to support himself or any visible
means of an honest and reputable livelihood; witnesses R.A. Artis, R.S.
Rose; Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 360
The State vs. Ed. Hall; gaming; 16 July
1918; 10 months or $60 costs; charged by D.C. Houston on 14 July 1918
stating Ed did play and bet for money and other things of value at a game
and played with cards; witnesses A.S. Goodbread, Williams; Minutes Vol.
4 pg. 289
The State vs. Mamie Hart;
adultery and fornication; charged by D.C. Houston on 2 January 1919
stating that Mamie then and there being a single woman and George Price
then and there being a married man, unlawfully did commit adultery and
fornication by having carnal knowledge (illegible word); case dismissed;
witnesses J.H. Tankersley, J.E. Register; Minutes Vo. 4 pg. 451
The State vs. Willie Hartex; driving and
automobile without lights; 3 months; C.A. Isom charge Willie on 4 November
1919 for driving an automobile on the public highway without lights or a
registered number as required by law; witness C.A. Isom; Minutes Vol. 4
The State vs. Luther Hawkins; motion for
new trial 20 August 1918; Minutes Vol. 4 Pg. 432
The State vs. Lavinia Hicks; misdemeanor 4
January 1919; charged by D.C. Houston on 17 November 1918 for keeping a
lewd house; subpoena for Annie Thomas, Janie Ponder, and Tom Norman to
appear in court and they would be found at 1408 Ellis street immediately
north of Monk Street where they live; case dismissed 13 March 1919;
Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 472
The State vs. George Hightower; gaming 13
November 1919; 7 months or $40 costs; charged by C.A. Isom on 8 November
1919 stating that George did play and bet for money and other things of
value at a game played with cards; witnesses C.A. Isom, S.C. Burney, H.D.
Symons, M.M. Joyner; Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 618
The State vs. Gibb Hilliary; gaming 13
November 1919; 7 months or $40 costs; charged by C.A. Isom on 8 November
1919 for playing and betting for money and other things of value at a game
played with cards; witnesses C.A. Isom, S.C. Burney, H.D. Symons, M.M.
Joyner; Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 617
The State vs. Susie Hippard (principal) & C.P.
Goodyear (security); forfeiture of recognizance charge with having
liquor; failed to appear for the third time by 7 March 1919; Minutes
Vol. 4 pg. 467
The State vs. Joe Huddley; larceny 14
November 1919; 10 months; charge by C.A. Isom with stealing $33 on 1
November 1919 from John Doe; witnesses J.H. McGill, J.M. Lowe (jailor);
Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 675
The State vs. Bessie Huggins; order
declaring a mistrial for stabbing; On 14 October 1919, Thomas Hardcastle,
one of the jurors, declared that they could not reach a verdict;
Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 574
The State vs. Hiawatha Hutchins (aka Mespicheo
Hudson); gaming 16 November 1918; 12 months or $100; D.C. Houston
states that on 28 October 1918 that Hiawatha did play and bet for money
and other things of value at a game played with dice; witnesses W.H.
Norris, Geo. Hutchins, Kennedy; Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 402
The State vs. Charley Reed & Eddie Perkins;
larceny from house 31 January 1903; charged by H. Goldstein on 3 December
1902 for taking an iron stove from a storehouse valued at $6; Eddie was
discharged for lack of evidence; witnesses John Wright, and Eddie Perkins,
Jim Blue, Relia? Perkins; found not guilty 2 February 1903; Minutes
Vol. 2 pg. 181
The State vs. D.B. Pyles; involuntary
manslaughter; held on bond for $1000, security Jno. E. Dubberly and
Charles Short; dated 9 October 1907. No further information.
The State vs. P.W. Radford; vagrancy 25
February 1913; 4 months or $25 cost; charged by D.C. Houston on 14
December 1912 stating that P.W. did wonder and stroll about in idleness,
who was able to work, and had nor property to support him; a “Report of
Convictions, Descriptive List” was attached giving description of P.W. as
follows: color, Geiger? coke; sex, male; height 6 foot; weight 150; hair
black; eyes black; apparent physical condition good; fine paid and
prisoner discharged; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 438
The State vs. William Radford; possession
of a concealed pistol 15 December 1899; found guilty on 6 February 1900; 9
months or $75 costs; Jurors selected: Wm. Berrien Burroughs, Edward
Monroe, Matthew J. Colson, John C. Green, Joseph B. Abrams, William J.
Way, Philip Keller, Jacob E. Dart, James T. Tankersley, Thomas O’Connor,
??? W. Cate, Frank D. Aiken, Peter W. Fleming, Doctor B. Strattings?,
James M. Bloodworth, Joseph T. Hoffman, Moses Daniel, Perry G. Brisbee?,
James P. Davenport; Minutes Vol. 1 pg. 206
The State vs. Ed Raiford; carrying a
pistol without license 20 June 1913; charged by D.C. Houston on 17 June
1913 for having and carrying about his [Ed’s] person a pistol without
first taking out a license from the ordinary of Glynn County, Georgia,
outside of his own home or place of business; this case was judged as
mistaken identity; witnesses for Raiford: W.S. Bullard lives on Wolfe
Street; Mr. Huggins works for Armour & Co. on the Bay; Rosa Gary lives at
116 Wolf Street; Mr. J.H. Whitmire lives on Albany Street; John Howard
lives on Albany Street works for A.B. Terminals; Richard Gordon works for
Wright and Gowen; Lewis Campbell lives on H Street; witness J.R. Price
Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 481
The State vs. Will Rainey; selling liquors
without a license 15 December 1905; jurors: T.J. Wright (foreman), B.A.
Fahm, G.R. Krauss, J.O. Beasley, L.C. Marlin, C.H. Taylor, J.J. Spears,
W.E. Kenser, J.D. Ross, Albert Fendig, J.W. Wood, R.B. Tupper, J.H. Hutch,
T.B. Miller, A.M. Way, J.T. Lambright, Tobias Newman, W.R. Dart, C.L.
Parker, L.E. Robarts, J.E. Abbott, J.E. Young, Claude Dart; Minutes
Vol. 3 pg. 42, 57
The State vs. Will Rainey;
writing is hard to read, he had some kind of license unlawfully on 17
December 1905; jurors same as above; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 41, 57
The State vs. Tom Ramsey; cruelty to
animals 21 January 1913; the accused tied a year old calf up “hog fashion”
on 10 July 1912 for an unreasonable length of time causing unjustifiable
suffering, pain, and death; jurors: Claude Dart (foreman), Laurence A.
Miller, Mortimer L. McKinnon, Jasper G. Harvey, Geo. W. Cowman, Harry H.
Herndon, William J. Way, Minton H. Johnson, William H. Holmes, Henry H.
Bryant, Julian M. Burnett, Fred E. Decker, Adolph Register, William D.
Bailey, William B. Burroughs, Livingston E. Roberts, Geo. R. Krauss, Thos.
J. Wright, Vernon C. Bourne; the evidence for the state and the defendant
could not warrant a verdict; witnesses Chas. W. Taylor, George Johnson,
Robert Davis, George Cuspord; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 475
The State vs. Cap. Randolph (aka Cap. Courtesy);
carrying a concealed pistol without license 30 June 1914; 12 months or
$125 costs; jurors: R.H. Parker (foreman), H.H. Bryant, Jr., W.R. Dart,
Thomas Fuller, P.W. Fleming, J.D. Gould, G.C. Glover, L.H. Haym, W.H.
Holmes, J.H. Kirkland, C.F. Kelly, Julius Leavy, L.A. Miller, L.C. Marlin,
J.H. Parker, A. Rigsbee, W.F. Symons, T.J. Wright; witnesses Nelson
Hightower, George Walker, F.R. Crandall; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 569
The State vs. Wm. Randolph; misdemeanor
carrying a concealed pistol and for shooting a gun towards and into a
passenger car on a train for the Southern Railway 4 March 1905; 12 months
or $350 costs; charged by G.S. Scarlett; witnesses Richard B???, G.S.
Scarlett, C.H. D???, S.B. ???, G??? Williams; Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 460
The State vs. Johnnie Ratcliffe; resisting
legal process 9 November 1911; charge by R.M. Brown on 28 October 1911
obstructing the service of a mortgage fi fa, defendant refused to leave
the property; Annie Jenkins signed as security for the bond; witnesses R.M.
Brown, Harry Tonler?, J.S. Thompson; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 359
The State vs. Harry Rawlins; adultery 1
August 1898; charged by John Payne on 11 July 1898 for having sexual
intercourse with Annie Payne, he being married she being single. The
charge is very confusing as it keeps stating that Annie was married and
Harry single, then they were both single or both married; not guilty.
The State vs. R.W. Read; assault and
battery; charged by P. Martin; case dismissed and struck from the docket;
Criminal Minutes Vol. 1 pg. 252
The State vs. W.M. Readon; larceny;
charged by J.S. Goin on 23 August 1905 for taking a ladies black leather
purse, valued at $26.61, from Florence Reynolds’ house; not guilty;
witnesses J.S. Goin, Florence Reynolds, G.E. Fahm, Mattie Brinson, Ruby
Johnson, Theo Johnson; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 4
The State vs. Ike Reddick; adultery &
fornication 5 November 1900; charged by Dillie Reddick on 29 September
1900 for having sexual intercourse with a Barbara Clark then being an
unmarried woman; R.M. Sawyer signed as security on the bond; found not
guilty; Criminal Minutes Vol. 1 pg. 311
The State vs. J.E. Redding; misdemeanor 27
August 1906; 6 months or $50 costs; charge by D.W. Matthews on 26 August
1906, writing is hard to read, looks like he was intoxicated on a public
highway; witnesses D.W. Matthews, Edwin Dart, Harry B???, Deaver, ?R.
Wright, Jr., W.H. Berrie, Jr.; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 83
The State vs. Charley Reed & Eddie Perkins;
larceny from house 31 January 1903; charged by H. Goldstein on 3 December
1902 for taking an iron stove from a storehouse valued at $6; Eddie was
discharged for lack of evidence; witnesses John Wright, and Eddie Perkins,
Jim Blue, Relia? Perkins; found not guilty 2 February 1903; Minutes
Vol. 2 pg. 181
The State vs. Jimmie Reese; assault and
battery 25 March 1901; charged by D. McCaskill on 16 March 1901 for
assaulting and beating one R. Bailey, mistrial declared twice; witnesses
R. Bailey, ??? Blue, Columbus Reese, Julius Walburg; Minutes Vol. 1 pg.
7, Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 25, 74
The State vs. Jimmie Reese; gaming 23 June
1902; 4 months or $25 in costs; charged by J.T. Lamb on 21 May 1902 for
playing and betting for money and other items of value at a game of craps
and other games of dice; discharge; Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 126
The State vs. Sam Register; larceny from
the person; on 24 December 1907 Sam took $18 from J.D. Mallon; jurors:
Levi Goldsmith (foreman), Claude Dart, L.A. Miller, J.E. Young, R.H.
Everett, J.S. Wright, W.H. Wood, L.H. Hayme, E.O. Douglas, John Postell,
W.H. Shadman, H.A. Wrench, W.C. Taylor, W.M. Gignilliatt, A.C. Wood, W.B.
Burroughs, C.T. Howman, H.W. Gale, J.W. Watkins, W.J. Butts, J.C. Calhoun;
Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 169
The State vs. C. Rice; assault and
battery; 27 August 1896; charged by Judge A.L. Henderson for assaulting
someone; R.R. Holzendorf signed as security on the bond for $50; defendant
was discharged due to the prosecutor not showing up; witnesses J.W.
Edenfield, D.H. O'Quinn, C.L. Calhoun, H.C. Dozier, T.M. Davis.
The State vs. George Rice; vagrancy; 1
October 1896; charge by Judge E.F. Taylor for walking around in idleness,
when he had property and the ability to work in order to support himself.
The State vs. Geo. R. Rice, C. Rice & Jim Brown;
rioting; 27 August 1896; charge by Judge A.L. Henderson for acting in a
violent manner. It appears they may have attacked one person.
The State vs. George R. Rice; assault and
battery; 27 August 1896; charged by Judge A.L. Henderson for assaulting
another person; R.R. Holzendorf signed as security on the bond for $50;
defendant discharged due to the prosecutor not showing up; witnesses J.W.
Edenfield, D.H. O’Quinn, C.L. Calhoun, H.C. Dozier, T.M. Davis.
The State vs. R.H. Rice; larceny; charged
by V.J. Cugin on 16 February 1911 for simple larceny by taking a double
barrel breach loading shotgun of the value of $25 with intent to steal,
from V.J. Cugin; pleaded not guilty, but found guilty; 4 months at hard
labor or $75; witness Oliver? Adams Minutes Vol. 3, page 316
The State vs. Joel Rich; charged by R.E.
Owens on 28 August 1916 for catching and selling oysters, fish, shrimp,
prawn, turtle, terrapin, and other crustaceans from the state of Georgia,
he not being a resident of said state; witness R.E. Owens; plead guilty to
violating fish laws; 3 months at hard labor or $25; Minutes Vol. 4, pg.
The State vs. Lilly Richard; vagrancy;
December term 1905; due to lack of evidence case was nolle prossed; grand
jurors: T.J. Wright (foreman), B.A. Fahm, G.R. Krauss, J.O. Beasley, L.C.
Marlin, C.H. Taylor, J.J. Spears, W.E. Kenner, J.D. Rose, J.W. Wood, R.B.
Tupper, J.H. Hutch, J.T. Lambright, Tobias Newman, W.R. Dart, C.L. Parker,
L.E. Robarts, J.E. Abbott, J.E. Young, Claude Dart; witness R.E. Ownes,
S.A. Burney, J.S. Goin; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 37
The State vs. Lilly Richard:
vagrancy; 11 February 1907; being able bodied to work and support herself,
she did beg for a living, being a professional gambler did live in
idleness, witnesses D.C. Houston, Geo. M. Owens, R.E. Owens, Geo.
Richardson, Mildean Simpson, Lena Nelson, Marie Williams; nolle prossed 6
August 1907 Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 138
The State vs. Lilly Richard;
vagrancy; 11 February 1907; did wander about in idleness with no property
or means of support, being able bodied did beg for a living, being a
professional gambler did live in idleness, was over the age of 16, parents
were not able to support her; nolle prossed 6 August 1907; Minutes Vol.
3, pg. 138
The State vs. Lilly Richard:
keeping lewd house; 11 April 1907; kept a lewd house and place for the
practice of fornication and adultery by herself and others; witnesses D.C.
Houston, Geo. M. Owens, A.E. Owens, Geo. W. Richardson, William Thompson,
Tina Nelson, Marie Williams; plead guilty 6 months or $150; Minutes
Vol. 3, pg. 138
The State vs. Jessie Richards; larceny;
charge by O.E. Collar on 1 October 1900 for stealing logs and saw timber
from the Hilton & Dodge Lumber Co. with the intent to steal; Minutes
Vol. 1, pg. 306
The State vs. Jessie Richards; larceny
from house; charged by J.G. McCloy on 15 December 1906 for stealing brass
fittings from the Hilton & Dodge Lumber Co.; pleads not guilty; found
guilty 12 months or $125; witnesses J.A. McCloy, J.W. Watkins,
???Williams; a bench warrant was put out for Jessie for failure to appear;
J.W. Fallins signed as security on a $100 bond; Minutes Vol. 2, pg.
240, 300, 336; Minutes vol. 3, pg. 124
The State vs. Joe Richards; vagrancy;
charged by E.F. Taylor on 1 January 1897 for walking around in idleness
when he had property and the ability to work in order to support himself;
found guilty 6 months at hard labor or $10.
The State vs. Harry Richardson; simple
larceny; charge by R.S. Pyles on 7 September 1908 for taking property of
Thomas Fields with intent to steal; guilty 10 months at hard labor or
$100; witnesses Thomas Fields, James Franklin, one unreadable; Minutes
Vol. 3, pg. 198
The State vs. Jerry Richardson; swindling
and cheating; charge by R.S. Pyles on 1 October 1904 for stealing cash and
groceries; guilty 7 months at hard labor or $70; witnesses R.S. Pyles,
Harry Flinn, A.C. Jeffers, A. Zelmenovitz, W.H. Morris, one unreadable;
Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 423
The State vs. Jim Richardson; gaming;
charge by T.L. Lamb on 15 November 1901 with betting for money and other
valuable items at a card game; not guilty; witnesses Harry Switle?, Alex
Hardison; Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 64
The State vs. Jim Richardson; vagrancy;
charged by S.C. Houston on 16 September 1913 for wandering and strolling
about in idleness, and was able to work and had property to support
himself; not guilty; witnesses J.R. Price, Charles Floyd; Minutes Vol.
3, pg. 511
The State vs. Mollie Richardson; vagrancy;
being able bodied to work but having not job or property to support
herself, did beg for said support; plead guilty 6 months or $75;
Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 26
The State vs. Riley Richardson; larceny
from the house; charged by ??? Dennison on 10 February 1902 for stealing a
pair of pants and a hat from Dennison; found guilty 2 months or $75;
witnesses ??? Dennison, B. Sullivan, John Sullivan; Minutes Vol. 2, pg.
The State vs. Charles Ripley; cruelty to
animals; charge by R.W. Gill on 26 November 1906; R.M. Sawyer, C.H.
Chappman, on Geo. Ponder signed as security on a $50 bond; Tom Elkins
signed as security on a $25 bond; witnesses D.T. Goodman, W.B. Gill;
Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 127
The State vs. Will Rivers; vagrancy;
charged by J.L. Lamb on 20 June 1899 for idling about when he had the
ability to work and provide for himself; plead guilty 6 months or $25;
Civil Minutes folio 178
The State vs. Cora Roberson; cheating and
swindling; charged by A.C. Houston on 12 February 1912 for defrauding and
cheating S.A. Burney by selling him 2 oak bedsteads, 7 dining chairs, 2
mattresses, 1 dining table, 2 center tables, 1 clock, 1 K safe, 1 rocking
chair, 1 dresser, 1 washstand, 2 trunks, 1 cook stove, for $27, stating
she had title to said property when if fact she did not; order of nolle
prossing dated 5 May 1913; bill of sale between Thos. & Cora Robinson on
the first part and S.A. Burney on the second part; found not guilty;
witnesses A.C. Houston, S.A. Burney, R.M. Brown; Minutes Vol. 3, pg.
The State vs. Grant Roberson; escape from
gang; charged by D.C. Hunter on 1 September 1916 for escaping from the
Glynn County Chain Gang; plead guilty 9 months or $100; Minutes Vol. 4,
The State vs. J.M. Roberson; larceny;
charged by G.J. Gorton on 23 June 1914 for taking a rifle belonging to
Harry Ingram with the intent to steal; plead guilty 7 months or $60;
witnesses Harry Ingram, Jeff Tresvant, Walter Tresvant; Minutes Vol. 3,
The State vs. J.R. Roberson; malpractice
in office; charged with delaying and avoiding the due course and
proceedings of law on 10 April 1913; in the case of Dotty Willis [charged
with shooting at another in Glynn County], Mr. Roberson dismissed the case
of this felony and settled at cost thus using his power to delay and avoid
the due course of law in said case; in the case of Caesar Quarterman
[simple larceny] in March 1914 dismissed said case, thus avoiding the due
course of law and settling at more than the usual cost before Quarterman
was convicted; in April 1914 in the case of Arthur Walters [larceny after
trust]; on 7 February 1913 in the case of C.E. Whittle [breaking and
entering a house and stealing from said house] Mr. Roberson held and bound
Mr. Whittle over in jail with no just cause for the purpose of extorting
the court costs; on 29 May 1914 in the case of Josephine Mott [receiving
stolen property] oppressed her and demanded the costs of court after
already receiving said cost from the prosecutor; on 1 December 1913 after
issuing a warrant at the instance of Joseph Laserre against one Henry
Green [charging Green with swindling and cheating], Mr. Green failed to
appear, and Roberson accepted payment from L.H. Burroughs, bondsman in
said case, without regard to Mr. Lassere’s rights for due process of law;
on 8 August 1912 Mr. Roberson issued a warrant against Robert Grant for
stating malicious falsehoods against a virtuous female under section 343
of the Code of Georgia without just cause, Roberson bound the said Grant
over for $200, Roberson said he would release Grant for the court costs of
$10.65; on 18 April 1913 issued a warrant against Bob White [charging him
with obtaining goods under false pretenses] knowing that the charges were
unfounded in order to obtain more than the legal costs of court; guilty 1
month or $50 and the removal of Mr. Roberson from the office of Notary
Public and Ex-Office Justice of the Peace; witnesses Dotty Willis, R.H.
Cowart, Geo. Morris, Dorcey? Quarterman, M.B. McKinnon, Alex duBignon, A.C.
Anderson, Geo. Owens, J.R. Price, Jos. Lasserre, L.H. Burroughs, J.M.
Love, A.H. Crovatt; All of this for a few dollars at a time; Minutes
Vol. 3, pg. 574
The State vs. R.M. Roberson; cheating and
swindling; charged by D.C. Houston on 22 February 1916 for obtaining food
and lodging with intent to defraud at the boarding house of Mrs. E.L.
Smith of $14.45 also charged with the above and for leaving without
paying; found guilty on the second charge; guilty 3 months or $50;
Minutes Vol. 4, pg. 38
The State vs. Richard H. Roberson;
larceny; charged by D.C. Houston on 29 October 1914 for taking the bicycle
of one Dr. R.L. Fox with the intent to steal; nolle prossed; Minutes
Vol. 3, pg. 599
The State vs. Richard H. Roberson;
larceny; charged by R.M. Brown on 4 June 1915 for taking a bicycle owned
by A.C. Sweat with the intent to steal; plead guilty 9 months or $75;
witnesses A.C. Sweat, Fred Cowman; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 638
The State vs. Willie Roberson; larceny
from the house; charged by D.C. Houston on 12 September 1914 for taking
one blue serge coat from J.J. Fonda’s home with the intent to steal; found
not guilty; witnesses H.J. Fonda, Walter Goins, Mrs. Fonda, Ralph
Peterson; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 580
The State vs. Alfred Roberts:
larceny; 5 April 1912 by D.C. Houston; stole property from A.R. Rix in the
amount of $25; witnesses R.M. Brown & A.R. Rix; guilty and recommended to
the mercy of court on 8 May 1912; received 10 months or $51. Minutes
Vol. 3, pg. 379
The State vs. C.W. Roberts:
larceny; 17 December 1906 by J.D. Goin; stole dress suit from C.M. Garvey;
guilty 9 months or $100. Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 97
The State vs. Charlie Roberts:
fraudulently procuring goods under contract of service; 22 April 1916 by
D.C. Houston; contract with W.A. McDonald to perform the services to dip
turpentine and chip turpentine boxes with intent to procure groceries of
the value of eighty-five cents and not to perform the services contracted
for and did procure groceries from said W.A. McDonald; 22 May 1916 nolle
prossed; Minutes Vol. 4, pg. 49
The State vs. J. Sidney Roberts:
misdemeanor, failure to register business; 3 January 1914; did sell and
keep cigarettes, cigars, cigarette paper & cigarette tobacco at his home;
witnesses E.W. Dart, Frank Roberts, H.J. Read; nolle prossed 8 December
1914; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 112, 609
The State vs. J. Sidney Roberts:
misdemeanor; 10 June 1906; did sell, dispense, and deliver cocaine to one
Lilly May Owens, neither being a licensed physician, dentist, or druggist
able to sell or prescribe cocaine; witnesses Freddie Williams, Lilla May
Owens, Lula Armstrong; nolle prossed 7 May 1907; Minutes Vol. 3, pg.
The State vs. Jim Roberts: larceny from
the home; 15 June 1914 by D.C. Houston; stole one pair of men’s shoes from
the store of George Leonidias; witnesses Bob Leonidias, J.R. Price; 10
months or $50; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 564
The State vs. Leola Roberts: assault &
battery; 19 June 1913 by D.C. Houston; attempted to commit an injury upon
the person of Mabel Telly and the said Mabel Telly did unlawfully beat,
wound, and bruise; witnesses Joe Lewis, John Jenkins, Sam Armstrong, Mabel
Telly; nolle prossed 17 February 1914; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 533
The State vs. Speakman Roberts: simple
larceny; 10 October 1903 by S.C. Atkinson; stole from S.C. Atkinson one
black and tan hound dog valued at $10; witnesses J.W. Wright, S.C.
Atkinson, Jim Adams, John Merrette, J.S. de Montuollin?; guilty 12 months
or $100 24 February 1904; Speakman filed for a new trial; Minutes Vol.
2, pg. 316
The State vs. Will Roberts: beating &
swindling by using deceitful means and artful practice; 4 August 1902 by
B.S. Calhoun; B.S. Calhoun & Harry Haywood are employees of H.S. McCrary,
Will Roberts and H.M. King defrauded Mr. McCrary, a horse and buggy was
involved, and the amount of $2 was lost, hard to read handwriting to
understand the exact complaint; witnesses Ed Calhoun?, B.S. Calhoun, H.M.
King, Harry Haywood; guilty 6 August 1902; Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 134
The State vs. Will Roberts [alias
Bryant Martin]: attaining goods under false pretenses; 21 April
1902; witnesses Gus Newkirk, Jim Griswold, Cornelius [barber?], Gus Pyles,
Sawyer Hall; nolle prossed 6 August 1902; guilty 12 months; Minutes
Vol. 2, pg. 135
The State vs. Willie Roberts: larceny from
the house; 20 March 1902 by R.S. Pyles; stole a black coat and vest from
the home of E. Bailey; found not guilty 26 March 1902; Minutes Vol. 1?,
The State vs. Willie Roberts:
larceny; 4 March 1901 by E. Bailey; witness Alex Webster; Minutes Vol.
1, pg. 359
The State vs. Charley Robinson:
vagrancy; 1 November 1896 by E.L. Taylor; plead guilty, sentence suspended
for good behavior 14 November 1896.
The State vs. Charley Robinson:
stabbing; 14 June 1912 by D.C. Houston; stabbed Joe Baker with a knife in
his own defense; witnesses George Clark, S. Ordington, Will Baker, Abraham
Addison, Susie Shellman; found not guilty 5 August 1912; Minutes Vol.
3, pg. 393
The State vs. Charlie
Robinson; stabbing; 14 June 1912; by D.C. Houston; stabbed one Joe
Boker in his own defense and under other circumstances of justification;
found not guilty 5 August 1912; witnesses: George Clark, S. Arlington,
Will Walker, Abrahahm Addison, Susie Shellman; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 393
The State vs. Dallas Robinson:
concealed weapon; 3 November 1900 by R.S. Pyles; carrying a pistol; plead
guilty 6 months or $50; Minutes Vol. 1, pg. 305
The State vs. Ed Robinson:
larceny from the house; 11 March 1917 by D.C. Houston; stole one pair of
gloves from Oliver Vaughn’s store Wright & Gowen Co.; plead guilty, 9
months or $75; witness Oliver Vaughn; physical description of Ed, black,
male, 20 yrs. Old, 5 ft. 10 in., black hair, dark brown eyes, good
physical condition; Minutes Vol. 4, pg. 112
The State vs. Ella Robinson:
keeping a gambling house; 20 January 1904 by J.S. Goin; witnesses Harry
Banks, John J???; nolle prossed 22 February 1904; Minutes Vol. 2, pg.
The State vs. George Robinson:
carrying a concealed pistol; 27 October 1901 by G.M. Tharin; witnesses G.M.
Tharin, D. McKaskill, ??? Lamb; plead guilty, 9 months or $75; Minutes
Vol. 2, pg. 47
The State vs. Grant Robinson:
larceny from the house; 30 November 1915 by D.C. Houston; stole one brown
checked men’s suit, one pair of tan shoes, and one blue hat from Ben
Howard’s dwelling; witnesses Ben Howard, Emma Petty, Fred Cowman, Pohisman?
Douglas, J.R. Price; plead guilty 10 months or $100; Minutes Vol. 4,
The State vs. Grant Robinson:
larceny from the house; 26 July 1917 by D.C. Houston; stole one black coat
and one .38 colt pistol from Sam Robinson’s dwelling; witness Sam
Robinson; plead guilty, 11 months or $100; Minutes Vol. 4, pg. 129
The State vs. James Roberson:
misdemeanor procuring money on contract for service, cheating & swindling;
20 May 1909 by P.O. Nail; contracted with one P.O. Nail to perform
services for the sum of $24.82 to the lass and damage of one P.O. Nail;
plead guilty, 12 months or $75; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 247
The State vs. Joe Robinson:
simple larceny; 13 June 1912; stole one sack of horse feed weighing
100lbs., marked w/red letters “Steward Feed Mills”; witnesses Niles
Freidly, Jim Griswold, Wylly Stewart, Aaron Williams; plead guilty 10
months or $60; physical description of Joe mulatto, male, 19 yrs. Old, 5
ft. 8 in., 180lbs., black hair, black eyes, good physical condition;
Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 405
The State vs. Joe Robinson [alias Pop
Campbell]: larceny; 24 December 1915 by D.C. Houston; stole one
bicycle in the value of $10 from A.H. McCullough; witnesses J.H. Powell,
J.R. McCullough, A.H. McCullough, Willie McCullough, Nathan Johnson;
guilty 12 months or $125; Minutes Vol. 4, pg. 30
The State vs. Josh Robinson:
attempt to commit misdemeanor; 16 February 1910 by R.E. Todd; placed a
knife in a drawer to force it open to remove $10, property of the Southern
Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co., but was stopped before he could take said
money; witnesses H. Sameuls, R.E. Todd; plead guilty 6 months or $35;
Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 271
The State vs. Monk Robinson:
vagrancy; 4 September 1903 by J.S. Goin; witnesses J.S. Goin, Bruce Carrol,
E.D. Gragury?, J. Lamb; found guilty 10 months or $250; Minutes Vol. 2,
pgs. 263, 271
The State vs. Moses Robinson:
illegal sale of alcohol; 17 October 1908 by Bruce Carroll; witnesses Bruce
Carroll, Martin Crimble, William Sterick, Jacob Henderson, Charley
Simpkins, E.A. Pennemean, Mamie James, James Everson, J.H. Leo, Clinton
Brown, Paddy Horan; nolle prossed 19 May 1909; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 235
The State vs. Pos Robinson:
larceny from the house; 15 August 1905 by J.W. Fallings; stole one storm
king bicycle from J.W. Falling’s store J.W. Fallings in the value of $20;
witnesses J.W. Fallings, Joe Holmes; found not guilty; Minutes Vol. 3,
The State vs. Richard Robinson:
misdemeanor procuring money on contract for services; 20 May 1909 by P.O.
Nail; contracted with P.O. Nail to perform services in the amount of
$44.82 to the loss and damage of one P.O. Nail; plead guilty 12 months or
$100; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 246
The State vs. Robert Roberson:
larceny; 23 December 1907; witnesses Ira Daniels, J.????, Jerry Wilcher,
Abraham Felon; nolle prossed 26 February1909; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 220
The State vs. Alfred
Roberts; larceny; 5 April 1912; by D.C. Houston; stole one
Cleveland bicycle from A.R. Rix of the value of $25; witnesses: R.M.
Brown, A.R. Rix; found guilty recommended him to the mercy of the court 8
May 1912; 10 months or $50; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 379
The State vs. C.W. Roberts;
larceny; 17 December 1906; by J.S. Goin; stole one dress suit in the value
of $3 from C. McGarvey; plead guilty; 9 months or $100; Minutes Vol. 3,
The State vs. Charlie
Roberts; fraudulenty procuring goods under contract of service; 22
April 1916; by D.C. Houston; contracted with one N.A. McDonald to perform
services as a laborer to dip turpentine and chip turpentine boxes with
intent to procure groceries of the value of 85 cents and did knowingly
procure the groceries with the intent not to fulfill the contract to the
damage of N.A McDonald; nolle prossed 2 May 1916; Minutes Vol. 4, pg.
The State vs. J. Sid.
Roberts; misdemeanor, failure to register business; 10 January
1914; sold cigarettes, cigarette paper, and tobacco; nolle prossed 8
December 1914; witnesses: E.W. Dart, Frank Roberts, H.J. Read; Minutes
Vol. 3, pg. 609
The State vs. J. Sidney
Roberts; misdemeanor; 10 June 1906; sold cocaine to Lilly May Owens
without a prescription of a legally license physician and dentist, neither
Lilly Owens nor J.S. Roberts were licenses to buy or sell cocaine; nolle
prossed 7 February 1907; witnesses: Freddie Williams, Lilla May Owens,
Lula Armstrong; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 112
The State vs. Jim Roberts;
larceny from the house; 15 June 1914; by D.C. Houston; one pair of men’s
shoes valued at $4 from George Leonidias’ store; plead guilty 13 July
1914; witnesses Bob Leonidias, J.R. Price; 10 months or $50; Minutes
Vol. 3, pg. 564
The State vs. Leola Roberts;
assault & battery; 19 December 1913; by D.C. Houston; attempted to commit
a violent assault on Mabel Tilly, and did unlawfully beat, wound, and
bruise; witnesses: Joe Lewis, John Jenkins, Ann Armstrong, Mabel Tilly;
nolle prossed 17 February 1914; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 533
The State vs. Speakman
Roberts; motion for new trial on simple larceny; stole a dog in the
value of $10 from S.C. Atkinson; found guilty; 12 months or $100;
Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 316
The State vs. Will Roberts;
cheating & swindling; 3 June 1902; by B.S. Calhoun; unlawfully took a
horse and buggy from Harry Haywood and B.S. Calhoun of H.S. McCrary’s
stable, Will Roberts was directed by H.M. King to rescue said horse and
buggy from the livery stable; found guilty 6 August 1902; witnesses: Ed
Calhoun, B.S. Calhoun, H.M. King, Harry Haywood; 12 months or $100;
Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 134
The State vs. Willie
Roberts; larceny from the house; 20 March 1901; by R.S. Pyles; took
a hat and vest in the value of $5 from the home of E. Bailey; found not
guilty 26 March 1901; Minutes Vol. 1, pg. 362
The State vs. Willie
Roberts; larceny; Minutes Vol. 1, pg. 359
The State vs. Wm. Roberts [aka
Bryant Martin]; 9 April 1902; by James Griswold; attaining goods
under false pretenses; sentenced to the chain gang for 12 months case
nolle prossed 6 August 1902; witnesses: Gus Newkirk, Jim Griswold,
Cornelius, Gus Pyles, Sawyer Hall; Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 135
The State vs. Robert Robinson:
larceny; 29 April 1915 by R.M. Brown; stole property in the value of $15
from L.W. Beach; witnesses L.W. Beach, Thos. Flynn, J.H. Kirkland; plead
guilty 9 months or $75; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 640
The State vs. Son Robinson:
larceny from the house; 26 May 1916 by D.C. Houston; stole one graphone
brown color with oak finish equipped with stiff ??? and sharp pointed
needle in the value of $25 from the Brunswick Golf Club store; witnesses
Josephine Hazlehurst, Tom Iverson, J. Powell, Sam Amos; guilty 12 months
or $35; physical description of Son mulatto, male, 19 yrs. Old, 5 ft. 11
in., 170 lbs., black hair and eyes, good physical condition; Minutes
Vol. 4, pg. 82
The State vs. Susie Robinson:
vagrancy; 26 October 1896 by E.L. Taylor; witnesses Cinda Gardner, Buster
Gardner, Rina Baker, A.P. Givins; found not guilty on 4 November 1896.
The State vs. Will Robinson:
cheating & swindling; 15 April 1907 by T.J. Peeks; cheated T.J. Peeks of
Coffee Co. out of ??? Dollars; witness T.J. Peek; plead guilty 10 months
or $25; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 188
The State vs. Albert Kid Rodgers:
gaming; 25 January 1901 by R.S. Pyles; bet and took money in the game of
craps; plead guilty 4 months or $25; Minutes Vol. 1, pg. 337
The State vs. John Rogers:
larceny; 3 April 1907 by Matthew Johnson; warrant only; nolle prossed 14
May 1907; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 125
The State vs. John Rogers:
carrying a pistol without a waiver; 28 February 1914 by D.C. Houston;
witnesses J.R. Price, A.L. Owens; plead guilty 10 months or $40;
Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 565
The State vs. Obb Rogers:
carrying a pistol without a license; 17 April 1913 by D.C. Houston;
witnesses John Holland, Mary Browne; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 479
The State vs. Sam Rogers:
transferred to Superior Court; Sam was charged with a felony and the case
had to be moved to a court with jurisdiction; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 122
The State vs. P. Rogowin:
assault & battery; 15 April 1902 by H. Silverstein; unlawful beating of H.
Silverstein; witnesses Harris Silverstein, J.L. Lamb; P. Rogowin claims
that he and H. Silverstein are rivals in business and that the said
Silverstein had attacked him first being instigated by one Levin and his
kinsmen and that the assault was not commenced by Silverstein but by one
Joel, P.’s bitter personal enemy, member of the Levin clan, P. states that
he was provoked by Silverstein and only hit him once due to provocation,
defendant P. also states that he has to support a large family consisting
of a wife and 5 children and he supports them by the trade of a shoemaker
and requests that the court deal with him mercifully; plead guilty 3
months or $5; Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 102
The State vs. P. Rogowin & Henry
Richner: assault & battery; 27 March 1905 by George Valasser;
unlawful beating of George; witnesses George Valasser, Thos. Hendricks, P.
Goethe, E. Elkins; defendant’s witnesses Willie Black, Jack Bennett, Capt.
Newman, Charley Fletcher; nolle prossed 8 November 1905; Minutes Vol.
3, pg. 8
The State vs. P. Rogowin:
assault & battery; 5 August 1905 by R.S. Pyles; unlawfully beating Rachel
Rogowin; witnesses ??? Hendricks, W.A. McDpnald; found not guilty;
Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 488
The State vs. Archie
Rollins; malicious mischief; 17 November 1896; for cutting a rope
of L. Ludwig’s and tying Ludwig’s cow to a stob, charged for maliciously
cutting and stabbing the rope valued at $1; found guilty, 6 months or $20;
witness L. Ludwig, Joe Scott.
The State vs. Bertha
Rollins; assault; 15 March 1912; by Essie Jones; Bertha tried to
stab and wound Essie on 8 January 1912; witnesses Merdy Cane, Molly Mizell,
Francis Maxwell; found not guilty 10 March 1912; subpoena for Myrtie King,
Frances Maxwell, and Molly; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 375
The State vs. John Rontos;
misdemeanor; 15 July 1906; by Joseph Matthews; illegally operating a
business selling fuel, groceries, soda, water, cigars, tobacco, ice cream,
and drinks; witnesses Joseph Matthews, Clinton? Brown, Jany Wilder?, John
L. Lamb, M.L. Russell, R.E. Owens, G.W. Owens, L.E. Loftin, A.C. Jeffers,
J.B. Davis, H.E. Iverson; plead guilty, 3 months or $25; Minutes Vol. 3
The State vs. A.C. Rooney;
concealed weapons; 17 January 1902; by C.P. McIntyre; carrying a concealed
pistol; Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 107
The State vs. J.D. Rooney;
concealed weapons; 17 January 1902; by C.P. McIntyre; carrying a concealed
pistol; witnesses C.P. McIntyre, E.B. Adams, George Evans, Steve Nichols,
C.L. Read; Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 106
The State vs. Mabel Rose;
shooting at mother not in self defense; 28 April 1913; by D.C. Houston;
shot at Georgia Grantharts not in self defense or under circumstances of
justification with a pistol; witnesses Georgia Grantharts, Bessie Kirt,
Rose McFarland; guilty, 4 months or $35; physical description of Mabel:
black, female, 30 years old, 5’4”, 125 lbs., black hair, black eyes, poor
physical condition, sent to county convict gang; Minutes Vol. 3 pg.
The State vs. Henry Ross;
malicious mischief; February 1905; by G.E. Fahm; witnesses Mose Daniels,
Wm. Edwards; nol prossed 8 November 1905; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 8
The State vs. Mack Ross;
stabbing; 10 October 1907; by Richard Conoley; Mack stabbed Richard with a
sword dirk and knife, not in self defense or with justification; witnesses
Richard Conoley, James Brown, Tom Goins, Ben Lawes?, not guilty 11
February 1908; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 176
The State vs. Shed Ross;
trespass; 31 March 1902; by T.L. Lamb; unlawfully entered the property of
J.B. Writght, the steamboat Hessie, without permission; nol prossed 5 May
1902, due to no prior record and no damage; Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 103
The State vs. Ike Rothchild;
keeping a tippling house on Sunday; 7 July 1912; witness Mark Knight;
Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 485
The State vs. Johnson
Rowland; misdemeanor; 15 September 1911; took two dresses from
Essie Jones without payment; witnesses Essie Jones, Sallie Wiglet, Ella
Burguau?, Bob DuBignon; discharged 15 March 1912; Minutes Vol. 3 pg.
The State vs. J.L. Rozier;
cheating and swindling; 8 March 1911; by Ernest Dart; falsely and
fraudulently represented the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad by swindling
money from them as section foreman for Section 45, and using Lee Wright,
an employee for 13 days in February 1911, to obtain payment of $13 for
work not done; witnesses W.W. Dowell [paymaster Savannah, GA], G.S. God
bold [chief special agent Savannah], H.M. Puckett [roadmaster Waycross,
GA], R.H. Parker [Parkwood, GA], A.C. Crosby [Parkwood, GA], Nelson
Higginbotham [col. Section hand, Southern Junction, GA], Lee Wright [Pyles
Marsh]; a paper from the Atlantic Coastline noted the above witnesses,
plus 5 more for an assault and battery charge against J.L. Rozier for
assaulting Lee Wright, witnesses for this were A.C. Crosby, B.J. Tucker [Parkwood,
GA], Horace Tucker [Parkwood, GA], Lee Wright, and Nelson Higginbotham;
not guilty 5 March 1912; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 369, 370
The State vs. J.L. Rozier; cheating etc.;
June-July 1911; charged with defrauding and cheating the Atlantic Coast
Railway by stating that he worked for them at a dollar a day for 13 days
and got paid $13 by said company when he in fact did not do any work for
them; case nolle prossed; witnesses A.C. Crosby, R.H. Pasher, ???Wright,
Nelson Higginbotham, H.M Pickett; subpoena issued for J.W. Hardwick of
Sterling, G.F. Culver and C.A. Tankersley of 1924 Reynolds Street;
subpoena issued for Jack Blake, Nelson Higginbotham, Alfred Rozier, C.
McGarvey, J.J. Vickers, J.L. Andrews, George F. Gay (all in Glynn), T.P.
Gibson, J.K. Long, W.D. Harrison (all of Waynesville, Wayne Co., Georgia),
Charles Brown, G.V. Cates; Mr. Rozier states that the three men from
Waynesville can attest to his good character; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 369,
The State vs. Monroe Rudolph; larceny 13
August 1913; 9 months or $75 costs; charged by D.C. Houston for taking one
necktie valued at 25 cents on 14 June 1913 from R.H. Kress Co.; witnesses
A.G. Hatz, J.S. Goodbread, Lewis White; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 467
The State vs. Frank Russell;
vagrancy; 1 January 1897; by E.F. Taylor; did wander and stroll about in
idleness, did lead an immoral and profligate life and had no property to
support and was able to work and did not work; found guilty 11 January
1897; 6 months or $10; Criminal Minutes pg. 83
The State vs. Doublin R.
Rutledge; assault & battery with intent to murder; 6 May 1900; by
R.S. Pyles; for unlawfully beating one Arthur Hall; witnesses; Will Cash,
Arthur Hall, Sol Pagaway?, Richard Cross, Esau Bordan, Della Harvey, Eli
Johnson, Gilbert Williams; nolle prossed; Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 122
The State vs. Jarviss
Rutledge; selling liquor; 30 September 1912 by D.C. Houston;
description: mulatto, male, 42 yrs., 5’7”, 135lbs., black hair, black
eyes, good physical condition; witnesses: D.C. Houston, Carrie Willis [cor
of Oglethorpe & Mansfield St.], Clara Harris [cor Grant & Mansfield St.,
Merit Shepard, George Lawson [cor Grant & Oglethorpe St.], Maggie Pinkney
[1808 Newcastle St.], Effie Good [Oglethorpe St.], Lonnie Parker, J.R.
Roberson, 12 months or $300; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 406
The State vs. Jim Rutledge;
gaming; 17 November 1913; by D.C. Houston; bet money or other things of
value on cards; witnesses: Richard Capers, London Floyd, Walter Mungin,
John Burnett, Jim Drayton, London Polite, Caesar Quarterman, Arthur
Rutledge; 6 months or $50; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 524
The State vs. Estelle Ryals;
vagrancy; 1 May 1901; plead guilty 8 August 1901; witnesses: S.A. Burney,
A.L. Ownes, J.L. Lamb, E.D. Gregory, D. McConcill?, George Richardson,
Brady, A.R. Berrie; 7 months or $75; Minutes Vol. 2, pg. 31
The State vs. H.C. Ryals;
larceny after trust; 3 March 1913; employed by Vickers & Mann [ran by J.J.?
Vickers and B.F. Mann] as collector for their store in Brunswick to
collect the customs, the amount of $25 of this said money was taken by Mr.
Ryals without consent; nolle prossed upon payment of funds 14 October
1913; Minutes Vol. 3, pg. 487
The State vs. Jim Ryals;
escape; 27 May 1896; by A.J. Liles; escaped from chain gang [was charge
with a crime below felony] before term was over; No further information
The State vs. Michael J.
Ryan; vagrancy; 1 November 1896; by E.F. Taylor; wandered about in
idleness with no property for support and was able to work; found not
guilty 26 November 1896; No further information
The State vs. Raymond [aka
John Williams]; simple larceny; 30 September 1897; by Jane H.
Hopkins; one white earthenware jug valued $1 from Jane H. Hopkins’ sail
boat; found guilty 6 May 1897?; 2 months or $10; Criminal Minutes Vol.
1, pg. 104
Steele, John M. vs. Janie Hudler; petition
of Mr. Steele to absolve him of disabilities resting upon him from the
divorce granted Janie Steele, nee Hudler, allowing him to marry again as
if he had never been married before. 17 January 1901 petition was granted.
Janie filed for divorce on 25 April 1899 stating cruel treatment and
abandonment. On 21 May 1900 a total divorce was granted Janie and custody
of the children. Civil Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 338
Sylvia, Frank J.; inquest on Frank’s shooting death by Kathleen
Sylvia on 9 March 1943. Mr. Fields works at the Blimp Base across the
street from Mr. Sylvia’s business and was a witness for Kathleen. Stated
that Frank said that he “had a good mind to take his pistol and beat her
(Kathleen’s) brains out and let them run out on the floor.”
C.A. Durden was a city policeman of 22 years at the time and stated that
Kathleen ran to his home after she was beaten by Frank on 11 February
Mrs. J.M. Williams was an employee of Sylvia’s Tourist Court and witnessed
the same remark Mr. Fields had and saw Frank Sylvia throw a teacup and an
ashtray at Kathleen.
Mrs. Ethel Henry was also an employee who witnessed him always yelling at
Kathleen. Andrew H. Tostensen was a special County officer and the Chief
of Police at the Brunswick Pulp & Paper Company who saw Mr. Sylvia take a
gun after Kathleen and yell expletives at her while sober.
Mr. C.L. Vandivere serves gasoline, and got Frank Sylvia out of jail
(jailed for driving under the influence) on Saturday night, the night
before he was killed, and took him home. Stated that Frank was mad that
Kathleen left him in jail and wouldn’t come get him as it only costs $25
to get someone out and threatened to beat her to death.
Virgil E. Johnson was a guard at the naval base, and on Sunday night, he
found Kathleen in the road with 3 or 4 girls and she was holding a gun, he
took her into his home and she said she thinks she shot Frank.
Mr. R.B. Henderson, a county policeman, said that Frank did not tell him
who shot him, and he found the gun with Kathleen, a double barrel shot gun
loaded with #5 shot in one barrel and an empty cartridge in the other.
Mrs. J.H. McCosker was called in and asked if she ever saw Frank take
dope, this was objected to, and Mrs. McCosker was dismissed.
J.R. Hermida also witnessed Frank threatening to beat Kathleen to death.
Mrs. W.J. Latham was Kathleen’s daughter-in-law and stated that Frank
fired a shot over her head at Kathleen because she couldn’t serve his
dinner to him hot. She also stated that on 28 December, Kathleen ran to
their house and stayed for two weeks until Frank came over and threatened
to kill Kathleen and her son Mr. Latham. The police were called and stayed
outside with Frank until he left.
Mrs. Alex Livingston, a daughter of Kathleen’s, stated that Frank was
always calling her house and threatening to kill her and her family if
Kathleen didn’t come home.
Kathleen stated that she left him on 28 December, and Finally went back to
him, and that he beat her all day with his hands, then Finally picked up a
pistol to hit her with, she put up her knees to ward off the blows and
breaking Frank’s ribs when he ran into her knees. She stated that he had
been eating capsules and that he took two of them that night then went to
She also stated that he threatened to kill her then himself and actually
took her off down the road and told her to pray. He got out of the car and
put the pistol to his own head and then shot down in the dirt, left the
gun, and got back in the car and said he would stop fussing.
Kathleen said that Frank suggested that they split up after that, but then
continued to fight with her the next couple of days. He ended up beating
her with a soda bottle because she did not give a suitcase to a friend of
his that came to borrow it. She stated she didn’t want to lend it out
while Frank was not there to okay the loan in order to keep him from
getting mad at her, he got mad anyways.
On Saturday Frank took some pills and drank some liquor then asked for his
money and took off down the road with $400 in a sack, then the police
picked him up. She tried to get him out of jail, even sent him some food
and some tablets that he had been taking, but he refused to take her
offerings. Kathleen then asked Mr. Vandivere to bail Frank out of jail.
The next day they continued arguing about whether Kathleen tried to get
him out of jail or not, she suggested he call down there the next day and
ask, he started choking and smothering her, then fell asleep. He woke up
when she was trying to leave, started cussing and threatening to kill her,
ran to the closet to get the gun, she beat him there, picked up the gun
G.W. Fletcher took Frank to Dugen Latham’s house in February when Frank
stayed outside with the police, waiting for Kathleen to come out so he
could kill her. Frank and Mr. Fletcher Finally left.
Arabella Hayes witnessed Frank’s abuse of Kathleen while she, Arabella,
was nursing Kathleen’s mother.
Coroner stated that Frank was shot through the shoulder and neck severing
the carotid artery causing death.
On 9 March 1943, Kathleen was exonerated as she fired in defense of her
Symmes & Bennet vs. L.L. Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss &
Company, Mary B. Morton, The Morton & Backus Lumber Co., Michael W.
O’Brien, George W. Hampton, Fredrick W. Hayes, Davis N. Avery, Robert D.
Roberson, and the Brunswick Lumber Co., all of Michigan, and Dunham,
Hotchkiss, & Co. of Glynn Co., Georgia petition for equitable
relief filed 21 February 1893. Civil Minutes Vol. 4 pg. 64, 721
Taylor, Charles H. vs. R.E. Briesenick
plaintiff states that Mr. Briesenick is in possession of $2750 of stock
and refuses to turn it over to him, the rightful owner. Defendant is to
appear in court the first Monday of February 1911. Case was dismissed.
Final Record Vol. 3 pg. 559, 560, 557, Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 275
Thompson, J.P. vs. R. Barnes dba Barnes Lumber
Co. garnishment. Mr. Thompson states the R. Barnes of Baxley,
Appling Co., Georgia is indebted to him in the amount of $124.90. Case was
settled justly between the parties on 30 December 1910. Minutes Vol. 2
Torsch, Chas. H. Co. vs. The Brunswick Book Co.
Torsch is owed $139.81. Sheriff W.H. Berrie collected the money and
refused to pay it to Torsch. Torsch filed a rule nisi against the Sheriff.
February Term 1901.
Vizard, A. vs. Ms. S.A. Moody Injunction
and Receiver, and Damages, etc. Vizard is from Louisianna, Moody is in
Mississippi. Suit for mense profits. 15 March 1902. At the time Moody was
living in Wayne County. This is over town lots in Brunswick. Apparently
Ms. Moody was renting the properties and keeping the money for herself
when it should have gone to Vizard. Civil Minutes Vol. folio 61, 514,
Wright, James S. as receiver for the Merchants & Traders Bank of
Brunswick, Georgia vs. R.T. Hitch suit on
promissory notes. Mr. Hitch owes on several promissory notes from the year
of 1897. One for $927.90, one for $19.70, one for $19.85, and one for
$19.70. R.T. Hitch paid $60 in Final and full satisfaction of the debt on
3 July 1901. Final Record Vol. 5 pg. 642
Zant, Charlotte vs. William Zant; Libel
for divorce. Divorce and custody of children Madelene 16, Henry 18, Sarah
12, Sammie 10, and Rebecca Zant 7, is granted Charlotte 19 December 1927.
They were legally married and living together for 20 years until 1919 or
1920 when William was arrested for burglarizing the Glynn County Bank, the
Clerk of Superior Court’s office, and the Sheriff’s office of Glynn
County. He served two years in the penitentiary. William was living in New
York at the time of the divorce. Civil Minutes Vol. 11 folio 68, 69,
153, 154; Final Record Vol. 21 folio 151
Zant, Edward vs. Sarah Zant; Libel for
divorce. Legally married 3 July 1907. One daughter, Lillian (2yrs. old)
was born to them and is under the care of Edward’s mother. Sarah lived
with Edward until 23 September 1908 when she moved to Jacksonville,
Florida to become a prostitute in a brothel and returned to Glynn County
on 17 December 1908. Edward was compelled to marry Sarah to avoid bastardy
proceedings. He treated her as a good wife, yet she abused him by accusing
him of unfaithfulness in front of friends and neighbors, and she would
leave for parts unknown for hours neglecting said daughter Lillian. Edward
was arrested for domestic violence. He provided her with money to go to
Jacksonville, Florida with Lillian upon her request. She returned to
Brunswick and left the child, went back to Florida, came back to Brunswick
and kidnapped the child and returned to Florida. Edward wants custody of
the child as he can support her himself being employed as a barber, and he
wants a full divorce. May term 1909 Civil Minutes Vol. 6 folio 699
Zelmenovitz, Nathan vs. Abraham & Solomon
Zelmenovitz; Damages of $1000 for assault and battery. Nathan went
to his Uncle Abraham’s house upon invitation on 22 October 1907, found
both Abraham and his brother Solomon there. Nathan went with all good
intentions, states that upon a signal Abraham left the room and Solomon
started a conversation, then rushed at Nathan and started beating him.
After calling for help, Abraham returned and instead of helping Nathan, he
held him captive and stopped him from calling out for help. The defendants
agree only that they are brothers and that they did not assault their
nephew. The case was dismissed on 7 December 1908 with the brothers paying
Nathan for court cost only. Final Record Vol. 14 pg. 725, 727; Civil
Minutes Vol. 6 pg. 393