Commissioner’s Proceedings – 13 Jan 1899

Roanoke Beacon – 13 Jan 1899

At a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Washington county held January 2nd, the following preceedings were had:

P L PHELPS was appointed Surveyor to survey and plot a tract of land entered by J W PATRICK

It was ordered that Haywood GARDNER and L C MARRINER be allowed to list their taxes with the Sheriff and be released of double tax

It was ordered that the following persons be released of taxes for reasons: J M ALEXANDER, <…>;  Arthur BARDEN Estate wrongfully listed; Daniel W. CLIFTON, wrongfully listed

Ordered that the following persons be granted licesnes to retail spirituous liquors in quantities of five gallons or less:  

  • Plymouth township — A.C. GARRETT, L.S. LANDING, and L.B. BOWEN 
  • Lee’s Mills Township – L J PECOCK and Friley CHESSON
  • Skinnersville Township – Warren SEXTON
  • Scuppernong Township – G.D. SWAIN and C.C. DECORMIS

CHESSON, SEXON, and SWAIN were notified to appear before the Board on the 1st Monday in Feburary next to answer charges, show cause, etc.

Rogust P. BARNES, Constable elect, of Lee’s Mills Township, presented his bond in the sum of $500, with N.B. MIZELL as surety, which was approved, ordered recorded and filed. 

J M ARPS having been appointed Standard Keeper at a previous meeting presented his bond in the sum of $200, which was approved, ordered, recorded and filed. 

Claims amounting to $109.45 were allowed as follows:

  • W C HASSELL, supplies for poor house, jail, etc., $30
  • F M BUNCH, assistant warden to the poor for one month, $1
  • D O BRINKLEY one ton of coal delivered to te Court ouse, $6.30
  • J A HARRISON keeper of the poor house 1 month, making garments, $9.58
  • G W WHITE one cotton furnished for pauper at poor house, $4.00
  • W.H. HOWCUTT one day as Co. Commissioner and mileage, $2.27
  • Rufus SWAIN one day as Commissioner and warden to ppor, $15.20
  • Jno. L. PHELPS feeding jail prisoners and turn keys, $31.40
  • W R STEELEY Register of election in Skinnersville Township, $3.25
  • Jno J. ROWE Judge of election in Creswell Precinct, $3.00
  • J.W. ALDRIDGE Sheriff Pamlico county expense keeping J. RUFFIN, $3.35

Commissioner’s Proceedings – 12 Aug 1898

Roanoke Beacon – 12 Aug 1898

Commissioner’s Proceedings – At a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Washington County held August 1st 1898, with all members present, the following proceedings were had:

  • minutes of the last meeting were read and approved
  • ordered that the names of T.N. Gray and H.O. Gray be inserted as Road Contractors with Frank Gray
  • ordered that Samuel Wilson be allowed one half ration per month until further orders
  • ordered that Thadeus Lamb be allowed one full ration per month until further orders
  • ordered that Geo. Rhodes be allowed one half ration per month until further orders
  • ordered that Charles Hassell be released of poll tax until further orders on account of bodily infirmity
  • ordered that Frank Gray be allowed the sum of $30.00 for furnishing nails, hauling lumber, labor of self and amount paid hands repairing Conoby bridge
  • ordered that Walker & Myers be allowed the sum of $8.7 for lumber furnished for Conoby bridge
  • ordered that Jno. L. Phelps, Sheriff, be allowed the sum of $24.15 for 2 days service and expenses incurred in covering S.A. Craddock to insane asylum at Raleigh, and board and turnkeys for Anderson Leigh
  • ordered that W.H. Hampton be allowed the sum of $22.51 for supplies furnished to the poor house and outside poor for July
  • ordered that J.P. Hillard be allowed the sum of $1.73 for preparing papers in lunacy case of S.A. Craddock
  • ordered that J.A. Harrison be allowed the sum of $12.08 for one month service as keeper of poor house, making 5 garments and amount paid Hasty Garrett for 5 weeks washing at poor house
  • ordered that Rufus Swain be allowed the sum of $8.40 for one days service as county commissioner and mileage, one months service as acting warden to the poor and for provisions furnished to Joseph Elliott for the months of May, June and July 1898
  • ordered that the Roanoke Beacon be allowed the sum of $3.00 for publishing the proceedings of the Board for July
  • ordered that F.M. Bunch be allowed the sum of $5.25 for one days service as county commissioner, one months service assistant warden to the poor, services hiring out jail prisoners, collection costs, etc.
  • ordered that N.M. Ambrose be allowed the sum of $4.80 for one days service as county commissioner and mileage
  • ordered that F.L.W. Cahoon, Sheriff of Tyrrell county, be allowed the sum of $4.70 for conveying Anderson Leigh form Columbia to Plymouth jail, turnkeys, board, etc, for said Leigh
  • Board adjourned to meet the 1st Monday in September 1898

W.H. Stubbs, Clerk

County Commissioner Proceedings – July 15, 1898

County Commissioner Proceedings – Afternoon session
July 15, 1898
Roanoke Beacon

The Board met at 1:30pm and proceeded to let the public roads in accordance with previous notice, commencing with Beaver Dam township viz:

  • C.W. Clifton being the lowest bidder for Beaver Dam Township at $300.
  • T C Holmes being the lowest bidder for Scuppernong township at $515.
  • H. Freeman being the lowest bidder for Skinnersville township at $590
  • C H Swain being the lowest bidder for Lee’s Mills township at $500
  • Jordan Hopkins being the lowest bidder for Plymouth township at $675.

The bids by townships not satisfactory to the Board the roads of the whole county were then offered to the lowest bidder. Frank Gray being the lowest bidder for all the public roads of the county at the sum of @2,240 the same were knocked off to him at that price. The said Frank Gray being allowed until Monday next the 11th instant to give bond for the faithful p of his contract.

  • Ordered that H.H. Brown be allowed the sum of $43 his account for taking tax list in Plymouth township.
  • Ordered that J.T. Sitterson be allowed the sum of $30.15 his account for taking tax list in Lees Mills township, returning list, &c.
  • Ordered that J.H. Snell be allowed the sum of $26.65 his account for taking tax list in Scuppernong and Beaver Dam townships, returning lists, &c.
  • Ordered that M.D. Clifton be allowed the sum of $16 his account for taking tax list in Skinnersville township, retuning lists, &c.
  • Ordered that N.W. Ambrose be allowed the sum of $4.80 his account for one days service as county commissioner and mileage.
  • Ordered that the Roanoke Pub. Co. be allowed the sum of $5 for publishing proceedings of the Board for June and publishing notice of change in voting place in New Land precinct.
  • Ordered that W H Stubbs be allowed the sum of %58.70 his account for services as Clerk of the Board of County Commissioner, issuing county and road orders, recording Sheriff’s and Treasurer’s reports, and for other services and fees.
  • Ordered that J.A. Harrison be allowed the sum of $8.48 his account for one month service as keeper of poor house and one chicken for Mrs. Davenport.
  • Ordered that W H Hampton be allowed the sum of $21.96 his account for supplies furnished to poor house and outside poor for June 1898.
  • Ordered that T J Marriner, C.S.C., be allowed the sum of $2.20 his account for recording the names of 44 jurors at Spring term 1898.
  • Ordered that Jane Stewart be allowed the sum of $1.05 her account for bal due her in case State vs. John Harris.
  • Ordered that hereafter no more lawn parties or other entertainments will be allowed on the Court House grounds.

Board adjourned to meet on Monday next, July 11, 1898

Treat. W H Stubbs, Clerk

County Commissioner’s Proceedings – May 27, 1898

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