The Minutes Book is a guide to the Court Records. Here are glimpses into everyday lives of early residents of the area. The Sheriff, Wyatt Hawkins, filed papers on February 13, 1783, objecting to the use of his house as the only place of confinement of debtors and others. The lists, of many men called to Jury duty, gives names and dates of when they resided in Warren County.
Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions is the lowest Court of record in the Warren County, North Carolina area. This Court met every three months throughout the year. From a researcher's point of view the names of more people will appear here more than any other single source of records and some names will only appear here.
~Francis Smilley having Exhibited Action of the Peace against her husband, John Smilley, the Court thereupon ordered that the said John should enter into recognition in the sum of one hundred pounds for keeping the Peace and also stand committed until said, Smilley, security in sum of fifty pounds each.
~A Relinquishment of a title to a Negro man named Will, from Thomas Miller to William Balthrop, was proved by the oath of Peter Jones, and the same is ordered to be recorded.
~Benjamin Kimbell, Executor of John Moseley, deceased, returned into Court the following bonds, to wit, Joseph Moseley and George Gunn to said Kimbell as Executor and James Moseley to him as Executor of the said deceased for indemnifying the said Executors for giving up their legacies and which bonds are to be recorded.