Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 5 February 1838
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, 4 June 1838
On 8 August 1837, , Ohio, justice of the peace awarded claims for a debt of twenty-three dollars against JS, , , , , and as partners in the Kirtland Steam Company (see Introduction to Allen v. JS et al.). Eight days later, became surety for the defendants, thereby obtaining a stay of and acquiring responsibility for both the debt and court costs if JS and the others did not pay. By January 1838 only $14.66 had been collected on the judgment, and the debt therefore fell to Granger, who was then summoned to court. After hearing the testimony of several witnesses on 3 February 1838, justice of the peace rendered judgment against Granger on 5 February, ordering him to pay the balance of the debt and $4.27 in court costs. Granger and posted a fifty-dollar bond against the judgment on 13 February while Granger appealed the decision to the court of common pleas.
On 4 May, ’s attorney filed a declaration on his behalf before the court. In the document, Allen averred that justice of the peace had issued an execution to constable to recover the money from the defendants but that he had recovered none of the debt. Allen was probably referring to the execution issued by that Johnson returned on 24 January, even though Johnson returned that execution endorsed for a partial payment of $9.25 of the debt. ’s attorneys filed a plea on his behalf on 12 May, denying that he owed Allen the money claimed. For unknown reasons, Allen discontinued the suit, and the court required him to pay court costs for himself and for Granger.
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
Allen v. O. Granger, Justice of the Peace Court
16 August 1837
Oliver Granger, Bond, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
16 Aug. 1837. Not extant.
Ca. 8 January 1838
Execution, to Luke Johnson, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 8 Jan. 1838. Not extant.
24 January 1838
Scire Facias, for Oliver Granger, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
24 Jan. 1838. Not extant.
29 January 1838
Oliver Granger, Praecipe, to Luke Johnson and Others, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
29 Jan. 1838. Not extant.
1 February 1838
Subpoena, for Luke Johnson and Others, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
1 Feb. 1838. Not extant.
Ca. 2 February 1838
Subpoena, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 2 Feb. 1838. Not extant.
Ca. 5 February 1838
Docket Entry, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 5 Feb. 1838; Cowdery, Docket Book, 358; handwriting of Warren A. Cowdery; notations in handwriting of Warren A. Cowdery.
Transcript of Proceedings, Chardon, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 4 June 1838; Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Common Pleas Record, vol. V, pp. 147–149, Geauga County Archives and Records Center, Chardon, OH; handwriting of Charles H. Foot; signature presumably of Van R. Humphrey.
Ca. 4 June 1838
Docket Entry, Costs, Chardon, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 4 June 1838; Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Execution Docket, vol. G, p. 481, Geauga County Archives and Records Center, Chardon, OH; handwriting of David D. Aiken.