Graham Court Documents
Tazewell County Virginia
August Term 1800
John Simmons, assee: vs. John Graham. In debt. John Lewis enters himself special bail on this suit according to law.
May 14, 1801
Commonwealth vs. John Justice. Indictment. Jury to wit: William Smith, Benjamin Christian, John Davis, Jesse Harper, William Williams, William Peery, John Lasley, William Davidson, John Graham, Smith Deskins, Archibald Bailey, William Garrison. Deft. Found guilty. Deft. Fined $3.75. Deft. Files errors. Cont.
September 11, 1801
Ordered that Harvey (Henry?) Smith, John Graham and Henry Bowen examine the book of Entries and Surveys.
September 15, 1801
Harry Smith, John Graham, and Henry Bowen have examined the surveyor’s books and found them in good order.
March 11, 1803
Mathias Harman vs. John Graham
Mathias Kimple vs. John Graham. Ordered by court that bail be exonerated and deft. Have leave to appear without bail.
May 13, 1803
Mathias Harman vs. John Graham. On the motion of the pltf. By his council, and it appearing to the court that the deft. Had legal notice of this motion, it is ordered that a commission issue for the examination of Lovice Christian, Solomon Stratton and Thomas Stratton to be read as evidence in this cause. The said commission is to be directed to Cornelius McGuire, Goodwin Likins, James Brown, Abram Bevers, and John Spurlock to be executed by them or any three of them.
August 12, 1803
Mathias Kimple vs. John Graham. Debt.
September 15, 1803
Deed from Joseph Patterson, attorney in fact, for John Walker, to John Graham.
12 July 1804
Deed of gift from John Graham to Thomas Witten Graham. Proven by Thomas Whitten and Morgan Williams, witnesses.
18 August 1804
Matthias Harman vs. John Graham. Case con’t at defts. Costs.
Matthias Harman vs. John Graham. Russell Duty proved two days attendance as witness and traveling 30 miles each way.
John Davidson vs. John Graham. Case. James Cecil was a witness one day.
13 October 1804
Mathias Harman vs. John Graham. Samuel Lusk proved four days attendance as witness for plft. Russell Duty proved two days same for pltf. And traveling 30 miles each way to court.
John Davidson vs. John Graham, James Cecil one day witness for pltf.
John Graham vs. Isaac King. Detinue. James Cecil proved one days attendance as witness for pltf.
Mathias Harman vs. John Graham. Con’t.
15 March 1805
John Graham vs. Isaac King. Detinue. George Davidson proved one day as witness for pltf.
Matthias Harman and John Graham. Case. Non assumpsit payment and the statute of limitation pled. Jury: Andrew Peery, William Taylor, William Williams, William Shannon, James Ward, John Lard (Laird) Abednego White, Josiah Wynne, Thomas Harrison, John Allen, Charles Young, Ambrose Hall. Adjourned until tomorrow AM.
16 March 1805
Matthias Harman vs. John Graham. Verdict: find for the pltf. L12.15.6 damages against deft. And costs.
John Graham vs. Isaac King. Detinue. John Davidson proved two days attendance at former court and two at this court for pltf.
Mathias Harman vs. John Graham. Oliver Wynne and Samuel Dailey were witnesses for deft.
Mathias Harman vs. John Graham. Thomas Stratton was a witness of the pltf.
Mathias Kimple vs. John Graham. The pltf. Being solemnly called came not, so case was dismissed and deft. To recover his costs. Major. James McFarlane was a witness for the deft. And traveled 30 miles each way.
27 June 1805
Mathias Harman vs. John Graham. Samuel Lusk was a witness for pltf.
John Graham vs. Isaac King. Detinue. Non detinet pled. Jury: George Davidson, James Taylor, Henry Baily, David Whitley, David Peery, Samuel Daily, Henry Marrs, John Taylor, John Lard (Laird) William Clark, John Mitchell, and Jas. Peery.
28 June 1805
John Graham vs. Isaac King. Same jury as yesterday. Verdict: “We of the Jury find for the plaintiff, the Negro slave in the declaration mentioned if to be had, and if not to be had, we find for the plaintiff $333.33, her value, and $82.95 damages for the detention of said slave subject never the less to the opinion of the court on the demurrer to evidence that if the court should adjudge the law to be with the pltf. Then we find as aforesaid for the pltf., but if the court should be of opinion that the law is for the deft., then we find for the deft, whereupon came the parties by their attornies and the Law upon Demurrer to evidence being fully heard, it is of the opinion of the court here that the law is for the pltf. Deft. Appeals to the District court holden at Washington Courthouse. Securities for the Deft. Are: Elijah King, Andrew McMullan and Andrew McHenry.
22 July 1805
Samuel Lusk vs. William Davis. Oath being made according to law and notice being admitted a Commission is awarded the deft. To take the deposition of Samuel Haws, Jr., and Samuel Haws, Sr., and his wife, etc. John Graham directed to William McGuire, Cornelius McGuire, Solomon Strutton, Harry Strutton, and Tandy Strutton resideing in Floyd County, Kentucky.
27 August 1805
John Graham vs. Isaac King. Detinue. Henry Bowen proved attendance as a witness for the deft.
25 September 1805
John Graham vs. Isaac King. Detinue. James Cecil witness for pltf.
John Davidson vs. John Graham. James Cecil was a witness for pltf.
28 November 1805
John Davidson vs. John Graham. Jury: William Oney, John Wynne, Samuel Lusk, James Bailey, Jesse Harper, James Taylor, Canfield Taylor, Samuel Laird, Thomas Owens, James Evans, John Mitchell and William Lockhart. Verdict: Find for the Plft. $68.19 damages and costs.
John Davidson vs. John Graham, James Cecil was a witness for the pltf.
John Davidson vs. John Graham. John Crockett was a witness for deft.
25 April 1806
On motion of John Graham by his attorney an injunction is granted him to stay proceedings on a judgment obtained against him by John Davidson until the obligations contained in said injunction can be heard in equity.
26 September 1806
John Graham vs. John Davidson. Injunction. Court doth adjude order and decree that the injunction awarded the pltf. To stay the proceedings on the judgment at law be dissolved and the Bill be dismissed and that the defendant recover his costs. Pltf. Prays an appeal at the High Court of Chancery holden at Stanton, which is granted him upon his entering into bond and security in sum of $200 in two months.
26 September 1807
John Graham vs. Isaac King. Scifs. Appearance. Deft. No such record and payment pled.
25 November 1807
John Graham vs. Isaac King. On scifs. Plea withdrawn and judgment is granted pltf. Against deft. For the sum of $30.13 with interest from 28 June 1805 and costs.
Land Tax for 1806, John Graham, 148 acres.
Land Tax for 1814, John Graham, Residence Floyd, KY, 148 acres, Branch Plumb creek, 4SW (Direction and miles from CH)
Tazewell County Marriages 1800-1820
John Graham, Rebecka Witten, 10 Feb 1803
Tazewell Deeds Mentioning Places of Residence other than Tazewell
Floyd County, Kentucky
Graham, John (to son Thomas Witten Graham) 1804, Tz. Dd 1-170
1813, Tz Dd 2-212