A Fully Transcribed record of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas from 1787-1792 in Warren County, North Carolina.
Court minutes are certainly some of the most under appreciated yet revealing public records a researcher can use. No other record gives us a slice of life across all levels of society like the minutes of the county courts. It's all here -- from boundary disputes to family disputes, from trials for murder to trials for bad debts -- and co-mingled with all the other records that give a glimpse of life in the old days. Yet reading these court minutes is a tedious task, for they are almost never indexed and do not always follow a logical sequence. Ginger Christmas-Beattie has done researchers a great favor by transcribing these minutes and providing a thorough index, thereby eliminating all the pain and leaving only the gain."
~The last Will and Testament of Adam Milam, deceased, was presented in Court and proved by the oath of Dixon Williams and John Thompson, subscribing witnesses thereto, and Administration with the will annexed is granted to James Milam, who entered into bond with John Milam, and Lewis Milam, his securities, for that purpose, in the sum of two thousand pounds, and the said James Milam returned an Inventory of the Estate of the said deceased on oath, and the same is ordered to be recorded, and Letters of Administration are granted.
~On Petition of Benjamin Perry for leave to build a Water Grist Mill across Great Shocco Creek ordered that the following Jury with the County Surveyor view and value and lay one acre of land on each side of said creek, the property of said Petitioner on the one side and one acre on the other side, the property of Presley Helms, to wit, Col. William Johnston, William Williams, Henry Williams, Joel Rivers, Joseph Cocke, or any four of them and report to next Court.