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Joseph Bowen receipt for execution against Henry Calihan October 22, 1820

Joseph Bowen receipt for execution against Henry Calihan October 22, 1820
Joseph Bowen receipt for execution against Henry Calihan October 22, 1820

Recd of John Logan eighteen Dollars on an execution against Henry Calihan bought by me of F.F. Alley this 22nd day of October 1820

Jo Bowen

These receipts are sometimes difficult to discern their purpose. Part of the reason why I am working through these documents publicly on this blog is so that I can collaborate with other researchers out there. So please feel free to offer me your interpretation in a comment below.

I think that there must have been a court case of Frederick F. Alley vs. Henry Calihan where Frederick won a judgment against Henry Calihan. Now let’s back track to my previous post about Frederick and recall the following paragraph:

“He was buried in , Fl. He was Sherif of Rutherford Co. January 1814 – Oct 1820. Alley defaulted and his bondsmen, Allen Twitty, Johnson Ledbetter, John H. Alley [his brother], Joseph H. Glover, Abraham Crow, James Crow and John Lewis. They reimbursed the county for losses sustained, but at the sacrifice of their own personal fortunes.” Griffin Pg. 168. SOURCE: Roberta Rose.

This this gets interesting! Frederick was Sheriff of Rutherford County, NC from 1814 until October 1820 when he defaulted. This receipt is dated October 22, 1820. Now either Frederick owed Joseph Bowen money or Frederick was skipping town and liquidating his assets, so he apparently sold his judgment on Henry Calihan to Joseph Bowen. Apparently John Logan helped Joseph recoup money on this judgment.

Henry Callahan was born between 1754 and 1759. He married Elizabeth McMurray. He died in Rutherford County on August 1, 1830. Henry was the son of John Callahan who was born about 1720 (possibly in Ireland), and died about 1766 in Rowan County, North Carolina [source].

Joseph Bowen was a merchant in Rutherfordton, born in 1789. In 1820 her married Mildred C. Twitty, daughter of William and Frances Twitty. She was born in 1799, was about five feet high, with black hair and eyes. They were a member of the Methodist church [source]. Mildred’s brother married John Logan’s first cousin Mary Logan, daughter of his brother Frances Logan.  I’ll let you think about that one for a while. Joseph and Mildred had two children together: Mary Frances Bowen, born in 1822; married Dr. William Anderson, Sr., by whom she had one son (Dr. William Anderson, Jr., who married Georgiana Deal, of Hollidaysburg, Pa). Their son was Thomas Joseph Bowen who was born on August 2, 1824. HE was living with his mother and step-father (John Wilkins) in 1860 in Rutherford County. In 1870 he was living with his sister Mary F. Anderson. He died on September 10, 1879 and was buried in Twitty/Miller, Mountain Creek, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

Here is Joseph Bowen’s Will (written 24 Sep 1825 and recorded Oct 1825):

In the name of God Amen. I Joseph Bowen of Rutherford county and state of North Carolina, calling to mind the uncertainly of life and the certanty of death, do make and declare this my last will and testament in maner and form following.

First – I give and devise all the lands I received by my beloved wife, Milley, to her in fee simple.

Second – I give and bequeath to my beloved wife the negro girl Mary, which she had at our marriage to have and to hold the said girl, Mary as her own separate and absolute property forever.

Third – I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Milley, and our two children Mary Ann and Thomas, any increase or children which the said negro girl Mary may have. To have and to hold the said increase as tenant in common, and to be equally divided between them upon either the arrival of our oldest child at twenty one years, the marriage of my daughter or wife.

Fourth – I give and bequeath all the personal property of every description including three hundred dollars and interest on that sum from the first day of May 1823, which I received upon the marriage of my wife, to be her absolute property forever.

Fifth – I will and direct that all my interest in Land and lots, not before mentioned and belonging to the firm of Reinhardt, Bowen and Co., be sold in twelve months on a credit of not less than one year and not more than five years; and all property not received by my wife belongs to the firm and further all debts and credits ____ing the same are due to, or owing from the firm, whether in my individual name or under the signature of the Firm.

Sixth – I give and bequeath all my plans, hand saw and iron square to my brother in law Robert G. Twitty.

Seventh – I desire all the goods in the store to be sold in twelve months on such terms as my representation and the rest of the firm may think best.

Eighth – I desire that all my other property not before mentioned be sold.

Ninth – I wish all my part of the proceeds of the sales of goods in the store and debts due the firm together with all other monies accruing from the sale of my property after payment of Debts, to be equally divided amongst my beloved wife, Milley and our two little children, Mary Ann and Thomas.

And finally – I appoint my trusty friend Robert G. Twitty to be the Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have affixed my seal and set my hand the 24th day of September 1825. In presence of Jacob Michal Jos. Bowen O___? B. Irvine [source]

Joseph must have known his time was coming soon because he died on October 1, 1825, just 8 days after writing his will. He was buried in Twitty/Miller, Mountain Creek, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

If you have any info about Joseph Bowen, Henry Callahan, or Frederick Alley, please post a comment below.

About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission.

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Adam Whiteside receipt for horse and slave December 21, 1818

John Alley Receipt December 21, 1818
John Alley Receipt December 21, 1818

Recd of John Logan the Sum of thirty Eight pound of the amount of the sale of a horse & nigger the property of Adam Whiteside Sold at the Instant of Campbell & Bedford this 21st Day December 1818

J.H. Alley DS

Every time I read this receipt, it gives me a big dose of the reality of the times in the early 1800s. John Logan was purchasing a horse and a slave from Adam Whiteside. Campbell & Bedford must have been acting as agents for the transaction, so perhaps Adam had moved away.

When I first read this, I thought that Bedford was Medford which excited me at the time because the only Medfords this could have been would be Jonas Medford or my ancestor Israel Medford (who lived in Morganton at the time). The more I looked at it the more the M looked like a B and Bedfords were common in Rutherford County at the time.

Adam W. Whiteside was the son of William Whiteside (born abt. 1699-Armagh,North Irland–died oct, 1777 Rutherford Co. NC)  and Elizabeth Stockton (born abt. 1724 died abt. 1795 in Rutherford Co. NC).  Karen Hand posted info on the Whiteside Genforum that she received from a Dr. Don Whiteside.  She says that Adam was born about 1755 in Mechum’s Creek Albemarle Co. VA  and died between 1820 & 1830 in Duck River,  Maury Co., Tenn. He served as a Capt. in Col. Andrew Hampton‘s Regiment of NC Militia in the Rev. War. Also served as a Justice of the Peace. Married 1) Unknown 2) 1816 Elizabeth (nee?) Spruell in Maury Co. Tenn.

Although Adam lived in NC for most of his life he was in St. Clair Co. Il in June of 1796, when he and a number of kin were involved in a riot. In 1809, he was in Monroe Co Ill and left “his two children” with his brother, William (1747 – 1815). In 1817, the two children, names not listed, were still living with William’s widow and family as Adam had failed to return to IL. In 1817, Adam was said to be living at Duck River, TN.

This would validate my assumption that Adam moved away from Rutherford County, NC and had Campbell and Bedford act as agents to liquidate his property.

Adam’s children were Male “Samuel”? Whiteside (b@1790 NC – ? CA) and Female? Whiteside (b@1792 d ? IL?).

Further information from Dr. Whiteside posted by Karen Hand states that Male (Samuel) Whiteside b @1790, Orange or Rutherford Co NC, d CA. Miner. Although the name of this child is not known there is evidence which suggests that it could be Samuel. This evidence is found in the California State Historical Society Quarterly, Volume 8, p 72 and Volume 3, p 149, which refers to Samuel Whiteside as a brother to Ninian E. Whiteside (1812 – 1876 CA) who did not have a brother by this name. It is probably that Samuel is the same person who discovered gold in 1852, on Gold Ridge, later named Comptonville (see A History of Comptonville, 1966 p 41) It is not known if Samuel married or had children.

I have written about John H. Alley in two other blog post found here.

I have no idea who Bedford and Campbell might be. There might be other instances where they served in a similar capacity which would help us pinpoint who they might be. I will contact some Bedford and Campbell researchers and see what I can find.

If you have any info about Adam Whiteside, John H. Alley, Campbell or Bedford, please post a comment below.

About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission.

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John Logan Tax Receipt for 1818

John Logan Tax Receipt for 1818
John Logan Tax Receipt for 1818

Re’d of John Logan his tax in full for 1818   9.51

F.F. Alley Shff.

Frederick F. Alley was Sheriff of Rutherford County, NC from 1814 – 1820. His brother,  John H. Alley Sr. (featured in a previous post on this blog) was Sheriff from 1809 – 1814. John and Frederick were the sons of Shadrack Cedric Alley and Mary Price. John married to Urcilla Hampton in 1810 and Frederick married to Urcilla’s sister Susanna Hampton in 1815. Urcilla and Susanna’s father, Jonathan Hampton, was also Sheriff of Rutherford County (1787-1788) as was their grandfather Andrew Hampton (1781-1784).

According to the Alley Family Bible records on file with the DAR, Frederick was born on July 25, 1788. He married Susanna Hampton in Rutherford County on January 21, 1815. The two known children of Frederick and Susanna are Alfonzo Alley and Marcus Napoleon Bonaparte Alley.

Here is a record of Frederick’s involvement in a Wilkes County, GA land deal:

“HENDRICK, WILLIAM dec’d est. Elizabeth Hendrick, admx. Receipt of Benj. Hendrick May 18, 1806 “the full content of $1125.00. Wm. Hendricks, calling himself of Rutherford Co. N. C., to Frederick F. Alley of the same, mortgage on three tracts of land, two on Shoal creek, one on Borens creek, a lot in the town formerly called Bunville, now called Erwinville and several slaves, to secure a debt of $1892.00 for which John C. Elliott of Rutherford Co., stood Sec. Signed July 15, 1818. Sold at Rutherford, N. C., Jun. 10, 1819.”

Here is another interesting tidbit:

“He was buried in , Fl. He was Sherif of Rutherford Co. January 1814 – Oct 1820. Alley defaulted and his bondsmen, Allen Twitty, Johnson Ledbetter, John H. Alley [his brother], Joseph H. Glover, Abraham Crow, James Crow and John Lewis. They reimbursed the county for losses sustained, but at the sacrifice of their own personal fortunes.” Griffin Pg. 168. SOURCE: Roberta Rose.

I am not exactly sure what happened to Frederick. It is hard for me to find any census records for him. Some online trees say that he died in Florida. His son Napoleon stayed in Rutherford County, NC for a while, getting married there in 1842. He then moved to Georgia and on to Arkansas. His son Alfonzo moved to Georgia before 1831 and was living in Florida by 1837. He moved to Texas between 1846 and 1850 where his mom is living with him without any sign of Frederick.

If you have any info about Frederick F. Alley, please post a comment below.

About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission.

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Sheriff John H. Alley Receipt from 1809-1814

John H. Allers Receipt
Sheriff John H. Alley Receipt

Received of John Logan the sum of one pound two shillings & three pence in full of Clark & my sum on the order of sale John Logan against Wm Estoll in Rutherford County Court Received for me J.H. Alley Sheriff

A. B. Logan purchased 50 acres 13th of August 1807 of Land in the above case.

As I type this I am just now realizing that this likely isn’t the second oldest article from the John Logan documents, but I have come too far to turn back now.  If you read my previous blog post then the name William Estoll should look familiar to you.  It seems that there might have been some kind of disagreement between John Logan and William about a tract of land that had to be resolved in Rutherford County Court. It could be anything from a boundary dispute to an issue of John still owing William on the land even though John sold 50 acres to an A. B. Logan on August 13, 1807. We know that John was paying William for something back in 1805, so perhaps that was a payment on this land.

I first ordered this document based on this 1807 date but John H. Alley didn’t serve as Sheriff until 1809 and he stopped serving in that capacity in 1814. Sheriff Alley was born in NC around 1778. He was the son of Shadrack Cedric Alley and Mary Price. He married to Urcilla Hampton in 1810. Urcilla’s father, Jonathan Hampton, was also Sheriff of Rutherford County (1787-1788) as was her grandfather Andrew Hampton (1781-1784). Sheriff Alley is listed on two more articles from the Logan Documents.

A. B. Logan is likely John’s brother Andrew Logan. Andrew was born in SC in 1771 to parents Maj. Francis Logan and Hannah Trimble. He married Mary Hyder May 9th, 1791.

Please leave a comment if you have additional info about the individuals in this blog.  Thanks for reading!

About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order.

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