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Hamilton County Clerk warrants

Hamilton County Clerk warrants
Creator: Treasurer of Hamilton County Kansas
Date: 1888
Here are two Hamilton County Clerk warrants issued by the Treasurer of Hamilton County, Kansas. One is dated January 7, 1888 and the other May 14, 1888.


James Barnes Whitaker legal documents

James Barnes Whitaker legal documents
Date: 1855-1899
These legal documents belonging to James Barnes Whitaker include mortgages, leases, quitclaim deeds, indentures, warrants issued to the Marshal's office, tax and other receipts regarding Whitaker's real estate business. There are also Internal Revenue licenses for various occupations, records on pension and war claims, including forms from the War Department, Treasury Office, and Department of the Interior Pension Office. Bound volumes include a notebook of war claims and a county surveyor field notebook. James Barnes Whitaker had a long association with the territory and state of Kansas. He came to Tecumseh, Shawnee County, Kansas, in 1856 from Boston, Massachusetts, and worked as a surveyor there. In 1857, he moved to Topeka where he remained, serving as county sheriff, surveyor, and Topeka city engineer. He was also commissioned a deputy U.S. Marshal. He owned an abstract and real estate business in Topeka and was an attorney, representing numerous Civil War veterans in obtaining disability pensions, many of whom served in Kansas units.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus Captain John Brown and others

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus Captain John Brown and others
Date: August 26, 1856
Affidavit of Forsyth H. Taff made before Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Kansas Territory, Samuel D. Lecompte. Taff accused John Brown, J. B. Abbott, Samuel Walker, and Charles Lenhart of raiding the town of Franklin on August 12, 1856.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown
Date: October 24, 1857
Writ ordering the capture of John Brown for the crime of rebellion at Fort Scott in Bourbon County, Kansas. The order was served by E. S. Dennis per United States Deputy Marshall John Little on October 28, 1857.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown and others for conspiracy

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown and others for conspiracy
Date: 1856-1858
Materials relating to the case of the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, John Brown Jr., O. C. Brown, O. V. Dayton, Alexander Gardner, Richard Mendenhall, Charles A. Foster, Charles H. Crane, William Partridge, and William Chestnut, on the charge of conspiracy.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown and others for horse stealing

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown and others for horse stealing
Date: 1856
Materials relating to the case of the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Owen Brown, James Townsley, and Thomas Weiner on the charge of horse stealing. Henry Sherman ("Dutch Henry") signs an affidavit identifying the men as the theives on the evening on the Pottawatomie Massacre in Franklin County, Kansas on May 24, 1856.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Carter, and Lenhart

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Carter, and Lenhart
Date: July 09, 1856
Warrant issued by Joseph W. Shepard, a justice of the peace for Lecompton Township in Douglas County, Kansas for the arrest of John Brown, Mr. Carter, and Charles Lenhart for larceny. The three men were charged with taking goods, clothes, a mule, and a pony.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown for assault of Richard Henry Gillmore

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown for assault of Richard Henry Gillmore
Date: August 03, 1857-August 06, 1857
Materials relating to the case of the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, on the charge of assault. Richard Henry Gillmore accused John Brown of threatening to shoot him on August 1, 1857 in Douglas County, Kansas.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Jr.

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Jr.
Date: March 06, 1860-June 21, 1860
Materials relating to the case of the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown Jr. on the charge of contempt.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Jr. for horse stealing

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Jr. for horse stealing
Date: 1856-1857
Materials relating to the case of the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Jr., on the charge of grand larceny for stealing a horse from George R. Hopper on May 23, 1856 in Lykins County, Kansas (now Miami County). Second District Judge Sterling G. Cato issued a subpeona for the testimony of Thomas Kelly, Charles A. Foster, Samuel M. Merrill, Joseph B. Higgins, William Collis, Harvey Jackson, and William Chestnut.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Nelson King, and James Cline for horse stealing

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Nelson King, and James Cline for horse stealing
Date: October 06, 1856
Writ addressed to the sheriff of Lykins County (now Miami County) ordering the apprehension of John Brown, Nelson King, and James Cline for stealing two horses.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown Sr., Owen Brown, Frederick Brown, Salmon Brown, Oliver Brown, et al.

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown Sr., Owen Brown, Frederick Brown, Salmon Brown, Oliver Brown, et al.
Date: 1856
Materials relating to the murder trial following the Pottawatomie Massacre in Franklin County, Kansas on May 24, 1856. A memorandum charges that John Brown Sr. and James Townsley robbed the Shermanville post office, presumably in connection with Postmaster Allen Wilkinson's death during the massacre. Judge Sterling G. Cato ordered the arrest of John Brown Sr., Owen Brown, Frederick Brown, Salmon Brown, Oliver Brown, Henry Thompson, Theodore Weiner, and James Townsley for the murders of including Allen Wilkinson, William Sherman, James P. Doyle, William Doyle, and Drury Doyle. Two affidavits from George W. Grant and Joseph B. Higgins are also included.


Kansas Territory versus A. J. Armstrong for assault on Orlando Moffitt

Kansas Territory versus A. J. Armstrong for assault on Orlando Moffitt
Date: crime January 1857; warrant January 1857
This case file relates to the charge against A. J. Armstrong for assaulting Orlando Moffitt on January 31,1857 in Shawnee County, Kansas Territory. Moffitt reported to a Justice of the Peace Henry Carmichael on January 31st that Armstrong had shot at him and threatened his life while Moffitt was building a log cabin. Armstrong was apprehended and released on bond in February of 1857, with his trial set for the next term of the 3rd U.S. District Court.


Kansas Territory versus A. J. Armstrong, Frederick Bartles, and Charles Walker for assault

Kansas Territory versus A. J. Armstrong, Frederick Bartles, and Charles Walker for assault
Date: crime December 1856
This is the case file for the case against A. J. Armstrong, Frederick Bartles, and Charles Walker for assaulting W. M. Clark on December 11, 1856 near Tecumseh, Kansas Territory. Clark reported to a justice of the peace that Armstrong and his associates Walker and Bartles attempted to attack him and threatened to kill him as the result of a dispute over land ownership between Clark and Armstrong. The three men were arrested December 11, 1856 and released on bond December 12, 1856. The trial was set for the 1857 spring term of the U. S. District Court of the Kansas Territory, Second District.


Kansas Territory versus Alkire for theft

Kansas Territory versus Alkire for theft
Date: crime September 7, 1856
This court document relates to the charge of theft against Alkire (first name unknown) in Douglas County, Kansas Territory on September 7th, 1856. On September 27th, 1856, George Ward testified before Justice Sterling G. Cato that his house had been robbed September 7th and furniture stolen. He believed some of his stolen goods to be in possession of Alkire, residing near Bloomington, a town near what is now Clinton Lake. Justice Cato issued a search warrant for Alkire's property. On September 26th, George Ward's wife Sidney testified that her husband's house was burned down, naming a different party responsible for arson (see item 444714).


Kansas Territory versus Asa Allen & J. C. Gordon for selling liquor without a license

Kansas Territory versus Asa Allen & J. C. Gordon for selling liquor without a license
Date: crime May 1856; indictment June 1856
This case file relates to the charge against Asa Allen and J. C. Gordon for selling liquor without a license in Shawnee County, Kansas Territory on May 10, 1856. Allen and Gordon were indicted for the crime during the June session of 1856 by the U.S. Second Judicial District Court. Several warrants were issued for the apprehension of Allen and Gordon were issued throughout 1856-1858 for this crime, but all found in this case file were returned unexecuted as the accused could not be found.


Kansas Territory versus Benjamin Cockran for malicious mischief

Kansas Territory versus Benjamin Cockran for malicious mischief
Date: 1856 - 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Benjamin Cockran (Cochran) for malicious mischief. Cockran was accused of maliciously killing two hogs, the property of "Majors and Russill", on January 1, 1856 in Franklin County, Kansas Territory. Cockran was indicted by the Franklin County Court during the Spring term of 1856.


Kansas Territory versus Calvin Cutler, Samuel Dolman, James H. Lane for assault and robbery

Kansas Territory versus Calvin Cutler, Samuel Dolman, James H. Lane for assault and robbery
Date: 1856 - 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Calvin Cutler, Samuel Dolman, and James H. Lane. Cutler, Dolman, and Lane, along with a group of armed men, were accused of stealing 60 oxen, 9 wagons, and 3 mules from a wagon train that belonged to Samuel McKinney on September 1 or September 20, 1856 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. The men were accused of assaulting Samuel Broomfield during the robbery. Cutler, Dolman, and Lane were indicted on October 13, 1856 by the First District Court in Lecompton. James Henry Lane was a commander in the free-state forces and led a party of free-state men to attack the pro-slavery stronghold of Hickory Point on September 13, 1856.


Kansas Territory versus Carloss M. Day and others for assault with intent to kill

Kansas Territory versus Carloss M. Day and others for assault with intent to kill
Date: August 13, 1856
These warrants for the arrest of Carloss M. Day, Daniel Scannell, W. S. Hull, and Charles Day were issued by Douglas County Justice of the Peace Samuel Crane Sr. The four men were accused of assaulting multiple people in the house of Samuel Crane Sr. in Franklin (now part of present-day Lawrence), Kansas Territory. Free-soil forces led by James H. Lane attacked the pro-slavery town of Franklin in Douglas County on August 12, 1856.


Kansas Territory versus Charles Diggs for horse stealing

Kansas Territory versus Charles Diggs for horse stealing
Date: July 25, 1856
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Charles Diggs. Benjamin F. Claywell testified in an affidavit before Justice of the Peace Daniel R. Sprange that Diggs stole a horse from Claywell on July 23, 1856 in Jefferson County, Kansas Territory. The documents include an arrest warrant issued by Sprange and executed by the Sheriff of Jefferson County.


Kansas Territory versus Charles F. Day for larceny

Kansas Territory versus Charles F. Day for larceny
Date: 1856
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory versus Charles F. Day for larceny. Ambrose J. Bush accused Day and his associates McCracken and Gallet of robbing him of his horse and gun on July 19, 1856 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. Day was arrested on July 23, 1856.


Kansas Territory versus Coleman for horse stealing

Kansas Territory versus Coleman for horse stealing
Date: October 28, 1856
This affidavit and warrant relate to the 1856 case of the Kansas Territory vs. Coleman (first name unknown). In the affidavit of J. P. Robinson sworn before Justice of the Peace Samuel Wood, Robinson claims Coleman and a company of around four hundred men stole two of his horses on about August 12 or 15, 1856 in southwest Douglas County, Kansas Territory along Washington Creek. On August 15, 1856, a band of free-state men destroyed the pro-slavery stronghold of Fort Saunders in Douglas County near the location of this crime.


Kansas Territory versus C. W. Babcock for horse theft

Kansas Territory versus C. W. Babcock for horse theft
Date: warrant October 8, 1856
This arrest warrant relates to the charge of horse theft against C. W. Babcock, E. Chapman, Fay, and Waterman for allegedly stealing the horse of Rev. Statler (Stratler) in October of 1856 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the named parties on October 8th, 1856, and Babcock and Fay were arrested on October 11, 1856. Carmi W. Babcock was an active member of the Free State cause and was, at the time of this warrant, postmaster of Lawrence, Kansas Territory.


Kansas Territory versus Daniel D. Cook and John Reynolds for gaming

Kansas Territory versus Daniel D. Cook and John Reynolds for gaming
Date: April 1858 - August 30, 1858
These legal documents relate to the 1858 case of the Kansas Territory vs. Daniel D. Cook and John Reynolds. Cook and Reynolds were accused of running a gaming house where patrons could gamble on cards, from April 1, 1858 to the time of indictment, in Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory. Cook and Reynolds were indicted by the First District Court in Leavenworth during the April term of 1858.


Kansas Territory versus Daniel W. Collins for selling liquor without a license

Kansas Territory versus Daniel W. Collins for selling liquor without a license
Date: 1857
These legal documents relate to the 1857 court case of the Kansas Territory vs. Daniel W. Collins. Collins was accused of selling liquor without a license on May 4, 1857 in the Kansas Territory. Collins was indicted during the May court term of 1857 by the Second District Court in Lecompton.


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