Posted by rbeaconblog on Jun 15th, 2009
From the Roanoke Beacon:
At a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Washington county held Monday, March 6, 1899, with Jas. A. Chesson, Jos. Skittletharpe and J.M. Reid present, the following business was transacted.
- Ordered that Louis Basnight be released of poll tax until further orders, on account of bodily infirmities, including poll tax for the year 1898.
- Ordered that Lonie Smith be released of poll tax for the year 1898, on account of poverty and infirmity.
- Ordered that C.M. Norman be released of poll tax for the year 1898, on account of poverty and infirmity.
- Ordered that Jno. L. Phelps, Sheriff, be and he is hereby authorized to collect a single tax from any and all delinquents on the tax books for the year 1898.
- Ordered that Sarah Garrett be released of tax on $150.00, part valuation on her lot in the town of Plymouth for the year 1898, the building having been burned off said lot.
- Ordered that Joseph Swain, keeper of the poor house, be allowed $3.50 per M. for splitting 3,000 rails, for repairing the fences around the poor house lanes, when the work is performed.
- Ordered that the bridge across the public road near Roper, known as Beaver Dam or Secil Landing, be, and the same is hereby made and declared a county charge.
- Ordered that C.J. Spear be, and he is hereby authorized to furnish half-rations to Levi Collins, Levi Clayton and Fred Littlejohn until further orders.
- Ordered that M.M. Alexander be, and he is hereby authorized to furnish whole rations to Daniel Overton and Thaddeus Lamb until further orders.
- Ordered that Richard Elliott be, and he is hereby authorized to furnish whole rations to Willis Boyd and Ebenezer Phelps until further orders.
- Ordered that N.B. Mizell be, and he is hereby authorized to furnish Ann Davenport, Annis Hassell and Joseph Elliott whole rations until further orders.
- Ordered that W.M. Bateman be allowed the sum of $20.79 for bills of stationary bought of Edwards & Broughton for S.C. Clerk’s office, ex. charges, &c, on same and certified copies of Sheriff and Register of Deeds’ bonds to State Auditor.
- Ordered that Jno. L. Phelps be allowed the sum of $62.60, his account for feeding jail prisoners, turnkeys, &c, as per acct. filed.
- Ordered that W.C. Hassell be allowed the sum of $25.79, his accout for supplies furnished poor house and outside poor for Feb. 1889.
- Ordered that R.P. Barnes be allowed the sum of $4.80, his acct., for conveying B.W. Lewis to Plymouth jail and serving 12 bond orders.
- Ordered that Joseph Skittletharpe be allowed the sum of $5, his acct., for cash paid for coffin and expenses burying Elizabeth Purlington.
- Ordered that R.E. Flora, Sheriff Currituck Co., be allowed the sum of $5.00 for arrest, board, &c., of Thos. Jones.
- Ordered that W.H. Stubbs be allowed the sum of $69.14, his acct, for services as Clerk Board Co. Commissioners, and for other services or fees, as per acct. filed for months Oct., Nov., Dec., 1898 and Jan and Feb 1899.
- Ordered that Roanoke Beacon be allowed the sum of $3 for publishing proceedings of the board for Feb. 1899.
- Ordered that Jno. C. Gurganus be allowed the sum of $15.83, his acct. for 2 months service as keeper of the poor house for Jan. and Feb. 1899.
- Ordered that J.M. Ambrose be allowed the sum of $21.48 for provisions furnished to T.S. Lamb, Levi Clayton, Fred Littlejohn, Thomas Blount and Levi Collins for past 4 months.
- Ordered that Jno. L. Roper, Lumber Co, be allowed the sum of $12, their acct, for lumber furnished and smith work on Mackey’s Ferry bridge in Sept. 1898.
- Ordered that Jno. L. Roper, Lumber Co., be allowed the sum of $42.24, their acct., for lumber furnished and labor repairing Lee’s Mills bridge.
- Board adjourned to meet on the 1st Monday in April 1899.
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County Commissioner’s Proceedings
27 May 1898
At a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Washington county held on Monday May 2nd with all members present the following business was transacted:
Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.
Ordered that Wm. W. ANGE of Martin county be and he is hereby appointed a special surveyor to survey and plot a tract of land in Washington county entered by Jno. R. RESPASS, of Washington county, on the 19th day of May 1897.
Orderd that Rufus SWAIN and F.M. BUNCH be appointed a committee to be present and assist in the settlement of the County School, Public Road and Bridge taxes for the year 1897, between the Sheriff and County Treasurer
Ordered that Mrs. Durham L. HARDISON be released of her husband’s poll tax for the year 1897, he having died since listing.
Ordered that Jos. JOHNSON be released of poll tax wrongfully listed he being over 50 years old.
Ordered that Levin BOWAN be allowed to sell spiritous liquers on Washington street in building formerly occupied by Jos. TUCKER as a harness shop, the building formerly occupied by said BOWEN on Water street having been destroyed by fire.
Ordered that Thos ARMISTEAD be allowed $2.00 in clothing and one full ration per month until further orders.
Ordered that Levi COLLINABE be allowed one full ration per month until further orders
Ordered that Jas. ELLIOTT be allowed one full ration per month until further orders.
Ordered that Ann DAVENPORT be allowed one pair of shoes.
Ordered that S.A. DOWNING be released of taxes on 27 acres of land valued at $75 for the year 1897, wrongfully listed.
Ordered that the Clerk of this board notify the lay listers in the various townships to meet with this board on the first Monday in June next for consultation and instructions.
Ordered that Jno. L. PHELPS, Sheriff, be allowed the sum of $38.95 for extra service holding court, etc., Spring term 1898, am’t paid Solicitor and L.L. NEWBERRY for services during court week, feeding jail prisoners, turnkeys, etc., for month of April 1898.
Ordered that Rufus SWAIN be allowed the sum of $7.60 for one days service and mileage as county Commissioner and one month as assistant Warden to the poor.
Ordered that F.M. BUNCH be allowed the sum of $3.00 for one days service as county Commissioner and one month as assistant Warden to the poor.
Ordered that N.W. AMBROSE be allowed the sum of $4.80 for one days service as county Commissioner.
Ordered that W.M. PETTIFORD be allowed the sum of $4.00 for white washing one room in jail and jail wall.
Ordered that R.P. BARNES be allowed the sum of 90 cents for conveying Wm. KING from J.A. CHESSON’s to Plymouth jail.
Ordered that L.L. NEWBERRY be allowed the sum of $2.00 for one days service waiting on court and services of son drawing Grand Jurors for Fall term 1897 and Spring term 1898.
Ordered that J.A. HARRISON be allowed the sum of $13.83 for one month service as keeper of poor house, furnishing lime, etc., white washing buildings and making four garments for inmates.
Ordered that S.B. SPRUILL be allowed the sum of $5.00 for services as attorney in obtaining order from the Court to hire out jail prisoners.
Ordered that Frank GRAY be allowed the sum of $6.00 for four days service waiting on Grand Jury at Spring term 1898.
Ordered that the Roanoke Beacon be allowed the sum of $3.00 for publishing the proceedings of the Board for April.
Ordered that Benj. NURNEY be allowed the sum of $5.00 for one coffin furnished for Ernest BOWER (died in jail), and for work on flues in Court House.
Ordered that John BELL be allowed the sum of $6.00 for six days service waiting on Court Spring term 1898.
Ordered that W.H. HAMPTON be allowed the sum of $26.41 for supplies furnished to Court House, Poor House and Jail for the month of April 1898.
Ordered that W.S. DAVENPORT be allowed the sum of 75 cents for cash paid for burning holes in posts at Mackey’s Ferry bridge, and placing salt in same.
Ordered that the sum of $95.88 be allowed as per statement filed by Thos. J. MARRINER, Clerk Superior Court, the same being for fees due officers and witnesses in State cases determined at Spring term 1898 Washington County Superior Court.Whereas at the Spring Term 1898 of the Superior Court of this county, the Grand Jurors examined the office of Register of Deeds and Clerk of the Superior Court and reported to the Court that the Records of said offices would be unsafe i case of fire, and it is the opinion of the Board of Commissioners that the County of Washington requires and needs a fire-proof record building for the preservation and safe-keeping of the public records, papers, documents, etc., of said county. Therefor by the authority vested in us, when in our opinion it becomes necessary to build, repair, or enlarge our Court House and to raise money to make such repairs or to build any new buildings for such purpose as set forth, and acting in accordance with such laws and the report of the Grand Jurors aforesaid, it is therefore resolved by unanimous vote of the Board that they will build a fire-prof record building for the purposes set forth.It is further resolved by unanimous vote of the Board that a contract be made and entered with the B.F. SMITH Fire-Proof Construction Company of Washington, D.C. by the Chairman of this Board and the Register of Deeds, Clerk ex-officio to the Board of County Commissioners under seal of said county, to build and equip complete a Fire-Proof Record Building, ready for occupancy, on or before the 15th day of September 1898, for which the county will pay on completion and acceptances the sum of $4,000) four thousand dollars, in the following manner: four hundred dollars annually, in one to ten years, leaving bonds on the county for these sums by virtue of authority vested in us by the resolutions aforesaid passed by full vote of the Board.
Board adjourned to meet on the 1st Monday in June 1898.
Test. W.H. STUBBS – Clerk
Posted by rbeaconblog on Jan 15th, 2007
December 6, 1889
The following named persons were registered at the Latham House during the past week:
- A. Wakefield
- W.W. Watt
- E.M. Wooten
- C.G. Morgan
- R. Schultz
- H. Buff
- B.F. Hassell and wife
- Geo. Poindexter
- W.W. Faring
- John Armstrong
- R.C. Lawrence
- Edmon Levy
- W.H. Owom
- Geo. B. Fleming
- C. A. Overman
- Q. Sawyer
- G.A. Guilford
- J.C. Dames
- A. Myers
- M.S. Roper
- A.A. Martie
- E. D. Barnes
- H.H. Carrow
- C.H. Durggins
- D. D. Farril
- W.K. Gardner
- W.C. Marriner