of Materials & Information in this Docket File
Page that appears to be the original title to the docket,
dated “to the April term, 1795”;
John Mattox vs John Stone (and some writing in between
that I can’t read)
professionally printed, fill-in-the-blanks type-set form with
"Know all men by these presents that we John Mattox &
Daniel Hasland (names written out by the court clerk) are
jointly and severally held and firmly bound unto John Stone in
the penal sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to be void on
condition that the said John Stone doth with effect prosecute
a suit by him this day commenced against the said John Stone
otherwise to pay and satisfy all costs and damages that may be
awarded for failure. Witness our hands and seals this 20th
day of April, A.D. 1795.
signed by the clerk. John
Mattox by (clerk’s name)
Note: Clerk [note: from material that follows, I think that the attorney
for John Mattox signed these names] signed John Mattox’ name and
identified it as such, Daniel’s name is written out by the same
person (the one who filled in the document) but no indication is
given that the clerk signed his name.
It is not a separate handwriting style, so
it seems clear that Daniel did not sign by his own hand.
Another type set form, commanding Sheriff of Knox County to take
the body of John Stone and “him safely keep” for a date in
court of the fourth Monday of Aprils and “there to answer
John (Mattox, I guess…hard to read)………; case damage
was said to be 500 pounds
of those type set forms…commanding the Sheriff of Knox County
to collect $11 and forty-four and ½ cents from John Stone.
Dated last Monday of October, 1795.
Stone vs. John Matton and Daniel Hastings, May 16 to
of charges enclosed.
7, 1797 – another list of court costs;
this time only John Stone vs. John Matton mentioned
(says issued November 27, 1795 to Jan (?), 196; “property
found….To April and July 96”; “no property found….to
August (?) 1796”
list of court costs: a type set page (professionally
printed), with fill-in-blanks document to the Sheriff of Knox
County to collect $20 and forty-four and ½ cents from John
Matton and Daniel Hastings for court costs (last Monday of
page of court costs, dated March 25 to April 1797.
This time it says: “Scire Facias (or something in
Latin) John Stone vs. Daniel Hastings”
then there is a separating line and… Suit
John Mattox vs. John Stone”
This is witnessed by Abram (I think it is Abram)
Kirkpatrick and Henry Mul… and R. Houston, Sheriff
type set form…different from the others:
on the 20th day of April in the year 1795 John Mattox
entered into bond together with Daniel Hasting his security in the
sum of 250 dollars which bond was to be void on condition that the
said John Mattox would with effect prosecute a suit by him that
day commenced against John Stone or otherwise pay and satisfy all
costs and damages that would be awarded to failure, which suit the
said John Mattox hath failed to prosecute with effect and the
costs and charges thereof hath hitherto failed to pay. You are
commanded, that by two good and lawful men of your county, you
cause to be made known Daniel Hasting personally to appear before
our county court of pleas and quarter sessions, to be held for the
county of Knox, at the court house in Knoxville, on the last
Monday of April next, then and there to shew (?) cause, if any he
can, why execution should not insue against his goods chattels,
lands and tenements for the amount of the said costs.
And you then and there this writ, together with names of
them by whom you make known aforesaid.
think this is where Daniel Hasting has to pay up, since he was
security for John Mattox and Mattox lost the case.
Chas. McClung on last Monday of January, 1797.
of the United States South of the River Ohio Knox County May
Mattox by William Cocke his attorney complains of John Stone in
custody of the Sheriff __ of a pleas of __ __ on the case __ for
that where as the said John Stone on the ___ day of March in the
year 1795 was indebted unto the said John Mattox in full &
Just sum of one hundred pound for work & Labour before that
time done & performed by the said John Mattox to the use of
the said John Stone at his special instance and request of him the
said John Stone and being __ is indebted he the said John Stone
then and there faithfully promised and assumed to pay unto
the plantiff the said sum of one hundred pounds when __ __
should be thereunto __ never the less the said John Stone __
often required by the plantiff hath not paid unto him the said
sum of one hundred pounds or any manner contented him by reason
where of the said John Mattox saith he is greatly injured and
indamaged five hundred pounds and there upon he sues __"
County, TN Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions: Docket # 383/378,
John Stone vs. John Matton [or Mattox] (1795 – 1797);
Available at Knox County,