Fleming County - Order Book B
Order Book B, 1800-1807
FHL Film #0343954, Part 2
13 Jan 1800
pp. 2-3, The persons appointed to review and mark out a way for a road from the town of Flemingsburg to the mouth of Cassidies Creek this day returned their report in the words and figures following Viz. Agreable to an Order of the Worshipful the County Cort of Fleming to us directed we have reviewed and marked out the nearest and best way for a road Begining at the end of Watar Street Flemmansburgh. Thence through the lands of George Stockton to the land of Robert Andrews and thence threw the land of the said Andrews to the land of James McIntire thence threw the lands of the said McIntire to the land of Joseph McIntire, thence threw the lands of the said McIntire, to the lands of Adam Bravard, thence threw the land of the said Bravard, to the land of Henre? Smith, Thence threw the land of the said Smith to the land of John Burke, Thence threw the land of the said Burke to the land of Nicholas Gilbert, thence threw lands of the said Gilbert to the land of John Hestar. Thence threw the land of the said Hestar’s to the land of (?) Vandament thence threw the land of the said Vandament to the land of William Wishard, thence through the lands of the said Wishard to the land of Joseph Lyons deceased thence threw the land of the said Lions to the lands of Peter Johnson thence threw the lands of the said Johnsons to the land of Eli Reeve, thence threw the land of the said Reeve to the land of Wm Legate, thence threw the land of the said Legate to the land of John Henry thence threw threw the land of the said (?) to the land land of David Steel thence threw the land of the said Steel to the land of Wm Reeve, thence threw the land of the said Reeve to the land of Ephraim Donavan, Thence threw the land of the said Donavan to the land of Able Finley Thence threw the land of the said Finley to the lands of William Spencer Thence threw the land of the said Spencer to the land of to the land of Joshua Sweet thence threw the land of the said Sweet to the land of Littleberry Mosby. Thence threw the land of the said Mosby to the land of David Carrol. Thence threw the land of the said Carrol to the land of George Weaver, Thence along a line between the said Weaver and John Sparkes to Fleming Creek and thence across the said Creek to the land of Robert Courtney. Thence threw the land of the said Courtney to the land of James Graham. Thence threw the land of the said Graham to the land of John Oliver. Thence threw the land of the said Oliver, to the land of James Henderson. Thence threw the land of the said Henderson to the ___ of Cassidies Creek. And we do report that the same (?) of great utility.
Given under our hands this 30th day of December (?)
Sign’d Robert Cortney, William Reeve, Eli Reeve,
Whereupon it is Ordered that a summons issue to the several proprietors through whose land the said road will pass to appear here at the next County Court to shew Cause (if any they can) why the report aforesaid shall not be confirmed and a Public road established thereto.
10 Mar 1800
pp. 17-18, An Inquisition taken on the lands of Henry Smith was this day returned by the Sheriff in the words and figures following, Viz Pursuant to the foregoing writ to me directed I have caused a Jury to meet upon the premises who being duly charged upon oath returned to me their Inquest signed and sealed in the following form and words, to wit;
In obedience to a Writ of Ad quod damnum issued from the worshipfull County Court of Fleming for the purpose of enquiring into the damage which Henry Smith may sustain by reason of a road proposed to be conducted through his land from Flemingsburgh to the Mouth of Fleming and from thence to the mouth of Cassidy’s Creek
We the Jury being summoned impaneld and sworn and charged by the Sheriff to Assess the damage, do report that Henry Smith will sustain damage to the amount of Twenty Pound.
Given under our hands and seals this first day of March 1800 Sign’d A Clare D.S. L.S., Basil West L.S., Joshua Barnes L.S. Elijah Reeve L.S., Patrick Montgomery L.S., George Taylor L.S., Elijah Maticks L.S., Elijah Moss L.S., James Winta L.S., Robert Barnes L.S., James Dail L.S., Joshua Barnes L.S., Jos:h Cole L.S.
Ordered that the way as Viewed and Marked out for a road from Flemingsburg to the Mouth of Fleming Creek be Established as a public way except at the Plantation of Henry Smith, where it is directed to be turned round the said Smith’s Plantation on the South Side, and that James McIntire be appointed Overseer thereof from the Town of Flemingsburg to John Burk’s, and that William Reeve be appointed Overseer thereof from the said John Burk’s to Abel Finley’s, and that James Graham be appointed Overseer of that part of the said road laying between the said Abel Finley’s and the mouth of Fleming Creek and that they have all the hands within one mile on each side thereof to work under them thereon.
14 Oct 1800
p. 54, In Obedience to a writ of Ad quod damnum issued from the Worshipfull the County Court (?) Fleming for the Purpose of enquiring into the damages which may be sustained by erecting a water grist mill about to be built by William Patton on Johnston he owning the lands on both sides thereof, We of the Jury being sum:d impannel:d and Charged by the Sheriff to Assess the damages which may be sustained by the overflowing of the waters, do report that in our opinion what lands may be overflowed of the property of to be of Value of £1.5.0. We further report that the height of the dam is not to excede 9:½ feet We further report that the Mansion house, Orchard, garden, Curtelage, &c of No Person will be injured by the erection of said mill, that fish of passage or ordinary navigation will not be obstructed thereby & finally, we report that no other injury will be sustained by any Person
Given under our hands and seals this 19th day of August 1800
Signed George Stockton Jr D.S. L.S. for A. Bravard Shff F.C. Joshua Barnes L.S., Robert Barnes L.S., Alex Lee L.S., Edward Shelledy L.S., Basil William L.S., Owen Humphreys L.S., Noah Dawson L.S., J Faris L.S., James Montgomery L.S., Elijah Reeve L.S., John Hood L.S., Thos Furney L.S.
Whereupon it is considered by the Court, that the said report by Confirmed and established and that the said William Patton have leave to build a water grist mill agreeably thereto upon his paying down the damages reported by the Jury to the person entitled thereto.”
11 May 1801
p. 83, “Six additional Justices of the peace being needed in this County (from the refusal to act of John Faris, and the removal out of the County of David Beedle) the whole number now in Commission including those in the County Town amounting to (?) the Court doth recommend to his Excellency James Garrard Esqr Governor of this Commonwealth first Nathaniel Foster and Edward Shelledeay, Second William Littell and Robert Barnes Junr third Jeremiah Spurgin and Henry Burroughs, fourth John Keith and Robert Gill, fifth William Shackelford and Eli Reeves and sixthly James Byers and William Davis as proper persons to fill the officer of Justice of the peace in this county a majority of all the Justices of the court concurring in this recommendation.”
(Note: The record for 13 July 1801 indicates that the governor had selected William Shakleford instead of Eli Reeves for the post.)
13 July 1801
p. 93, “Ordered that Gideon Minor be appointed overseer of the road in stead of William Reeves from John Burks to the East end of James Spencers land and all the hands within one and a half mile on the south and one mile on the north side thereof to work under him thereon.”
12 Jan 1802
p. 136, “Ordered that Asa Reeves, Eli Reeves, William Reeves and William English or any three of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves (if any) and personal Estate of Joseph Furguson Deceased and Return the appraisement thereof to the next County Court”
10 May 1802
p. 153, “On the motion of James Spencer, Ordered that Richard Moore, George Bishop, Ephraim Donaphan and William Reeves Or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of the peace, do review and mark out a way to turn the road leading from Flemingsburg to the mouth of Fleming through the lands of the said Spencer and make report of the conveniencies and inconveniencies attending such alteration to the next County Court.”
12 July 1802
pp. 156-7, “The persons appointed to view and mark a way to turn the road through the land of James Spencer this day returned their report in the words and figures following, to wit; To The County Court of Fleming, Agreably to your order we met the 26 of June at Mr. Spencers and after being sworn agreable to order we proced to mark out the way for the new part of the rode we hav meashur’d both ways, the old way is ninety eight pole, the new part one hundred and six pole, the new way is not as good as the old, but we think it sufficiently good. Sign’d George Bishop Ephraim Duninvan Richard Moore William Reeve
Whereupon it is ordered that the report of the reviewers be confirmed, and a public road established agreeably thereto upon the said James Spencer opening the said new way.”
8 Nov 1802
p. 172, “Ordered that Daniel Reeves have leave to turn the road leading from the mouth of Foxes Creek through his land along the Creek, so soon as he makes it as good as the present one.”
p. 174, “On the motion of Spencer Reeve, ordered that Benjamin Northcut, John Rice, John Walton and James Crawford or any three of them being first sworn before a magistrate of this County, do view and mark out a way for a road, from the Clover road near Robert McCallins to Elijah Reeve’s Mill, and from thence to Licking river opposite to Esquire Foster’s in Montgomery County, and make report of the conveniencies and inconveniencies attending opening the same to the next Court.”
4 Apr 1803
pp. 193-4, “The several persons appointed to View and mark out a way for a road from the Clover road near Robert McCallin to main licking opposite Esquire Fosters by way of Elijah Reev’s Mill, this day returned their report in the words and figures following, to wit; January 31st 1803 Agreeable to an Order of Court to us directed we have Viewed and marked out a way for a road from the Clover road near Robert McCallins to Elijah Reevs’es Mill, thence to Licking opposite Squire Fosters and find it a tolerable way for a road and not very hard to open but the people are thinly settled, and we think that to open the end next the River all the hands should be taken between the road, the river and Foxes Creek, and all on the East side of the road to Foxes Creek and on the North of the Creek, all the hands that live in the bounds of Mosby’s big survey to the line between the 10th and 11th lot John Cline oversees, and to open from the Mill to the Clover road, all the hands within two miles and a half on each side, and within two miles of the end Joel Havens, Overseer. As to the people whose land the road runs through we know but fiew of them. We know that it runs through Elijah Reevs’es and he is willing. Also through lands said to belong to Hart and Brown in Lexington. Also through Thomas Roden’s who is the only person that has any objection to make and we conceive it will hurt him considerable having but a small spot of good ground and the road through it in a triangular form, and we pray the Court to let him turn it 20 or 25 pole Which will save the poor man’s land and not damage the road any thing considerable. Sign’d Benjamin Northcut John Royse John Walton
Whereupon it is ordered that said road be established as a public high way agreeably to said report, except that leave be given Thomas Roaden to turn it on the line between his land and the lands owned by John Walton to said Waltons fence, thence a straight line to the Gap. And that Joel Havens be appointed Overseer thereof from the Clover road to said Reevs’es Mill, and that he have all the hands within two and one half miles of said road on the North side of Foxes Creek to work under him thereon.
And that John Cline be appointed overseer thereof from said Mill to Licking river and that he have all the hands on the East side of Foxes Creek to work under him thereon.”
5 Dec 1803
p. 240, “Ordered that Robert Armstrong Junr and Barton Smoot be appointed Commissioners to allot the hands to work on Reeves’s Mill road, & Asahel Martins Mill road under the overseers thereof, and make report of such their allotment to the next County Court.”
Researched & Transcribed by Lois Downey