Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Circuit Court Clerk of Boone County, Riger N. Todd ]
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State of Missouri

County of Boone} [Sct] I Roge N Todd clerk of the Boone

Circuit Court, In obedience to a request from the secretary of

State do hereby certify that the following persons were Indicted

in the Daviess Circuit Court for the following Crimes, and that

a change of Venue was granted them to the County of Boone

as appears from records certified from the Daviss Circuit

Court. Wits .. “State of Missouri} Indictment for Burglary

                        against

Caleb Baldwin, Washington Vorhies, James Worthington, George

A Smith, Moses Daily, William Oldridge, Absalon Southfield

Amos Tabbs, Perry Durphy, James Bingham, Ephraim Owens,

John Lemmon, James Whitaker, Alonison Brown, James Wilson

John Wood, and Alexander McCray. defendants which

[said  ] was Continued for some time and dismissed

the defendant not appearing. No recognizance on file

in my office against them.

State of Missouri} Indictment for obstructing process

     against

Lyman Wight and William Osborne, defendants

who were ordered by the Daviss Circuit Court to be

taken by the sherif of said County to the Jail in

the County of Boone. there to await their trial

which said defendants were not delivered, and this Cause

was dismissed after remaining on the Docket for some

time, the defendant not appearing.

State of Missouri} Indictment for Treason

   against

Jacob Gates, Hiram Smith, Thomas Rich, Joseph Smith Jr,

Lyman Wight E Robertson, William Whittier [ ]

Joseph Younger, David Pettigrew, Edward Partridge, George

W Robertson, Washington Voorhies, Jesse D. Hunter, James H

Rawlings, Sidney Tanner, David Carns, Alexander Ripley

James Worthington, George W Harris, Alexander McCray

Zenor Brunston, Thomas D Marsh, James Durphy, Perry

Durphy, George Hinkle, Arthur Morrison, Elias Higby

Parley P Pratt, Reynold Calhoun, Vincent Knight

George Morry, Daniel Carn, Caleb Baldwin, Ebenezer Page


[ ] Page Roswell Stephens, Jabez Durphy, Moses Daily, Benjamin

Durphie and James Whitaker defendant. From the records

sent to the Court It appears that Joseph Smith Jr Lyman Wight

Hiram Smith, Caleb Baldwin and Alexander McCray were ordered

to be taken by the sherif of Davis County to the Jail in the County

of Boone there to await their trial. On a change of venue

from Davis to Boone County which was not done and

there being no recognizance on file in my office against

the other defendants and this cause having been continued

some time on the Dockets and no defendants appearing was

dismissed.

State of Missouri}       Indictment for Arson

   against

Caleb Baldwin, Arthur Morrison, Elias Higby Thomas D Marsh

Lyman Wight, Zenor Brunston Joseph Smith Jr. Jesse D Hunter

and Parley P Pratt, defendants. In this Cause the defendants Joseph

Smith Jr. Lyman Wight and Caleb Baldwin were ordered to be moved

to the Jail in Boone County for trial which order however was

not Complied with and there being no recognizance on file

in my office against the other defendants and the Cause after being

continued for some time on the dockett was dismissed.

State of Missouri}       Indictment for Arson

   against

Jacob Gates Hiram Smith, Thomas Rich, Joseph Smith Jr. Lyman

Wight E Robertson, William Whiteman, Lemuel Bent, Joseph Younger.-

David Petigrew, Edmond Partridge, George W Robinson, Washington Voorhies

Jesse D Hunter, James A Rawlings Sidney Tanner, David Carns

Alonson Ripley, James Worthington, George W Harris, Alexander

McCray, Zenor Brunston, Thomas D Marsh, James Durphy, Parley

P Pratt, Reynolds Calhoun & Jesse D Hunter defendants in this

cause the defendants Joseph Smith Jr Lyman Wight Hiram

Smith and Alexander McCray were ordered to be removed to the

Jail in Boone county for trial and there being no recogni

zance on file in my office in my office against the other

defendants and the order for removeng them however was

not complied with the Cause after being Continued for sometime

on the Dockett was dismissed.