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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, 234
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 Bankvs. E. Brobston & Co., et. al. writ of error 15 February 1897.
Cox, W.D.vs. Thomas P. Flynn; W.D. filed 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 & Brandonvs. 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, Lonvs. 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, 478
Dillon, D. Jamesvs. 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, Johnnaturalization 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 Robertpetition 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, Sarahvs. 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 Bainbridgevs. 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, 340, 421
Floyd, Andrew Thomasvs. 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, Eldoravs. 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, Asavs. 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, 244
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 confusing.
Franklin, Elizabeth Madelinevs. 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. Clydevs. 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, Maryvs. 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, Smithievs. 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 page 51
Georgia State Building & Loan Assoc. of Savannahvs. 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 & Isaacvs. 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, Marthavs. 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 & Houstonvs. 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 note.
Holmes, Tabitha as trustee for Alma Holmespermission 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. folio 468
Holzendorf, Miltonvs. 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, Arthurvs. 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, Jackvs. 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 term 1896.
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, 631, 632
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 Mainevs. 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, Emmavs. 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, Joevs. 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, Constantvs. 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 & Sonvs. Mabel Anderson plaintiff is owed $157.15 by defendant. 7 August 1907. Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 115
Miller, H.M. & Sonvs. 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 estatevs. 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, Saydevs. 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, Benitovs. 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 & 221
Reynolds, Hagarvs. 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, 115, 116
Roberson, Marthavs. 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 pg. 438
TheState 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 folio 181
The Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 pg. 615
The Statevs. Luther Hawkins; motion for new trial 20 August 1918; Minutes Vol. 4 Pg. 432
The Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. R.W. Read; assault and battery; charged by P. Martin; case dismissed and struck from the docket; Criminal Minutes Vol. 1 pg. 252
The Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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. 152
The Statevs. 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
TheState 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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. 152
The Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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. 446, 453
The Statevs. 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, pg. 95
The Statevs. 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, pg. 568
The Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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. 112
The Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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 Statevs. 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?, pg. 362
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
TheState 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. 300
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, pg. 24
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, pg. 5
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
TheState 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
TheState 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, pg. 97
TheState 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. 49
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState vs. Willie Roberts; larceny; Minutes Vol. 1, pg. 359
TheState 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
TheState 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.
TheState 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
TheState 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 pg. 76
TheState vs. A.C. Rooney; concealed weapons; 17 January 1902; by C.P. McIntyre; carrying a concealed pistol; Minutes Vol. 2 pg. 107
TheState 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
TheState 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. 461, 477
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState vs. Ike Rothchild; keeping a tippling house on Sunday; 7 July 1912; witness Mark Knight; Minutes Vol. 3 pg. 485
TheState 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. 375
TheState 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 Statevs. 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, 380
The Statevs. 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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
TheState 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 1943.
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 sleep.
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 and fired.
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 own life.
Symmes & Bennetvs. 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 folio 246
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, 515, 516
Wright, James S. as receiver for the Merchants & Traders Bank of Brunswick, Georgiavs. 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, Charlottevs. 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, Edwardvs. 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, Nathanvs. 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
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