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Minutes of the Jones County, North Carolina, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1826-1841

By: Nancy Bryan Aiken

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: A2044


In 1830 55% of Jones County families owned slaves, and the men that participated in the county court were predominantly slave owners. This court’s jurisdiction “extended to suits of $100 or more for violations of the penal code, and to suits for dower, partition, and legacies. It served as an orphans’ court and had criminal jurisdiction in all cases in which judgment did not extend to death or dismemberment. The state legislature delegated an assortment of duties t... View more info