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Box 1:

Executions, 1850 (box 189, files 1A-1C)
Executions, 1851 (box 189, files 2A-2C)
Executions, 1852 (box 189, files 3A-3B)
Executions, 1853 (box 189, files 4A-4B)
Executions, 1854 (box 189, files 5A-5C)
Executions, 1855 (box 189, file 6)
Executions, 1856 (box 189, files 7A-7B)
Executions, 1857 (box 190, files 1A-1B)
Executions, 1857 (box 190, files 1A-1B)
Executions, 1858 (box 190, file 2)
Executions, 1859 (box 190, file 3)
Executions, 1860 (box 190, files 4A-4C)
Executions, 1861 (box 190, files 5A-5B)
Executions, 1865 (box 190, file 6)
Executions, 1866 (box 191, file 1)
Executions, 1867 (box 191, files 2A-2C)


Box 2:

Executions, 1868 (box 191, file 3)
Executions, 1869 (box 191, files 4A-4B)
Executions, 1870 (box 191, file 5)
Executions, 1871 (box 192, files 1A-1B)
Executions, 1872 (box 192, file 2)
Executions, 1873 (box 192, file 3)
Executions, 1874 (box 192, file 4)
Executions, 1875 (box 192, file 5)
Executions, 1876 (box 192, file 6)
Executions, 1877 (box 192, file 7)
Executions, 1878 (box 192, file 8)
Executions, 1879 (box 192, file 9)
Executions, 1880 (box 192, file 10)
Miscellaneous summons, 1822-1851 (box 189, file 8)
George Vanorsdale vs. O. B. Hovermale and US Fidelity and Guaranty Co, 1929 (box 140, file 2) - suit against Sheriff Hovermale for not performing duty
Good Roads Federation, 1920 (box 242, file 7)
Affidavits taken on day of election, 1952 Nov. 5 (box 174, file 19)
Carl E. Hubble vs. B&O Railroad, 1951 (box 177, file 12) - spark from train set timberlands on fire
J. A. Dulny vs. County Court of Morgan County et al, 1936 (box 181, file 17) - special election about sale of alcoholic beverages
Miscellaneous jury papers, 1854-1907 (box 186, file 1)
John Stewart vs. John Conners, 1852 (box 241, file 13) - failure to pay for goods with detailed list
Caster & Thompson vs. Samuel Johnson et al, 1853 (box 241, file 9) - failure to pay promissory note
National Commercial Co. vs. Jos. Halliel et al, 1905 (box 240, file 3) - Martinsburg grocery film alleging failure of payment from Paw Paw grocers
Charles K. Bruce vs. John W. Breathed, 1852-1853 (file 241, file 3) - failure to pay
James C. Baker, administrator of Robert Sherrard vs. Christian Hovermale, 1842-1853 (box 241, file 4) - payment owed estate
Jacob Miller vs. William Rockwell and James I. Lemen, 1850-1854 (box 241, file 5) - failure to pay
Isaiah Buck, administrator for George Dunham vs. Nicholas Cave, 1837-1854 (box 241, file 6) - failure to pay
Commonwealth of VA vs. Morgan Ash et al, 1852-1854 (box 241, file 7) - disturbing religious gathering
Commonwealth of VA vs. George W. Reyner, 1853-1854 (box 241, file 8) - disturbing religious gathering
Commonwealth of VA vs. Abraham Barker et al, 1852-1854 (box 241, file 9) - stealing poultry
Commonwealth of VA vs. Bailey Catlett, 1853-1854 (box 241, file 1) - assault
Solomon Fearnow vs. Thomas Bennett, 1870-1871 (box 234, file 21) - failure to pay
Hoffman Chevrolet vs. Roy Orndorff, 1932 (box 238, file 5) - failure to pay
Jos. A. Fearnow vs. County Court, 1920 (box 238, file 1) - suing county for sparks from road building machine burning down buildings and fields
Jacob Henckle et al vs. T. H. B. Dawson et al, 1884-1885 (box 242, file 8) - estate settlement


Box 3:

C. A. Miller Grocery Company vs. L. Cohen, 1914 (box 95, file 6) - failure to pay
C. A. Miller Grocery Company vs. C. B. Freshour, 1915-1916 (box 94, file 17) - failure to pay
Frank E. Rice vs. County Court, 1916 (box 95, file 3) - bridge levy
Pearl D. Yost vs. B&O Railroad, (box 95, file 10) - suing relief department of railroad over death of husband Cecil Yost
R. L. Starnes et al vs B. E. Dawson, 1915 (box 95, file 7) - charging County Commissioner Dawson with official misconduct
Jacob Bowers et al vs. Isaac B. Cobun et al, 1893 (box 94, file 30) - involving ministers for Evangelical Association of North America
State of WV vs. W. Elmer Blankenship, 1923 (box 123, file 29) - defendant in mine wars trials
State of WV vs. C. Frank Keeney, 1924 (box 123, file 32) - defendant in mine wars trials
Morgan County Cold Storage vs. B&O Railroad (box 94, file 14) - failure of railroad to pay for two carloads of tomatoes
S. N. Morgret and A. Morgret vs. Berkeley Glass Sand Co, Nelson E. Perin and Henry P. Bridges, 1913 (box 115, file 9A-9C) - damages to property from blasting
Georgia McIntire Weaver vs. John E. Helsley, 1921 (box 115, file 10) - defamation of character
John H. Smith vs. John E. Helsley, 1921 (box 115, file 11) - claim of false arrest of son by Mayor Helsley
Allen Bohrer et al vs. Arthur Bohrer, 1925 (box 123, file 40) - suing father over being prevented from being hired for work
State of WV vs. Clarence Daniel, 1925 (box 124, file 4) - moonshine still
State of WV vs. Neil Fields, 1922 (box 116, file 17) - transporting alcohol illegally
State of WV vs. George Newell, 1922 (box 116, file 15) - moonshine still
State of WV vs. Randolph Galliher, 1922 (box 116, file 13 - alcohol possession
State of WV vs. Marion Fisher, 1922 (box 116, file 8) - moonshine still
Town of Bath vs. H. M. Ruppenthal, 1931 (box 142, file 35) - prohibiting owner of curb filling station from blocking pedestrians
State of WV vs. Frank Dyson, 1933 (box 141, file 20) - moonshine still
N. Q. Speer vs. E. F. Millard, 1921 (box 141, file 64) - failure to pay
State of WV vs. Preston Shives, Oscar Breakall and Alva Myers, 1926 (box 210, file 18) transporting alcohol illegally
William Badger, 1933 (box 210, file 3) - petition for parole for conviction of alcohol possession
State of WV vs. Harry Yost, 1928 (box 210, file 26) - seeking probation for alcohol possession
Alice V. Catlett vs. Peerless Glass Sand Co, 1913 (box 241, file 22A-22C) - damage from blasting
State of WV vs. Harry Wyatt, 1936 (box 142, file 11) - indictment for slot machine possession
State of WV vs. George Varnorsdale, 1933 (box 140, file 22) - alcohol possession
Petition for special election in/re sale of liquor in Morgan County, 1936 (box 243, file 1)


Box 4:

Avernon Sherrard et al vs. Nora Henry et al, 1921 (box 238, file 3A-3B) - ownership of cemetery plot - went to WV Supreme Court of Appeals
Frank N. Harmison and R. W. Morrow vs. Lewis Allen et al, 1898 (box 234, file 32) - failure to place names on ballot for election to House of Delegates
Miscellaneous cases, 1856-1888 (box 234, file 14)
Miscellaneous cases against Jefferson Brown, 1869-1871 (box 234, file 13) - debt
Eugene Van Rensslaer as Berkeley Springs Water Works vs. Town of Bath, 1922 (box 232, file 2) - damages
C. E. Lawhead, Receiver Bank of Morgan County vs. H. A. Rice, 1936 (box 225, file 1) - payment of debt involved with liquidation of bank
John R. Hoffman, Receiver Bank of Berkeley Springs vs. Joseph W. Unger et al, 1942 (box 222, file 2) - dispersal of bank assets and liabilities
W. J. Deneen and Leroy Mellott vs. B&O Railroad, 1957 (box 171, file 9) - damages caused by fire from smokestack of engine
Town of Bath vs. Leo Boher et al, 1950 (box 170, file 25A-25B) - strike at Victor Products
Clara V. Dawson vs. Hazel Atlas Glass Co, 1937 (box 219, file 2) - damages from husband’s death from silicosis caused by working at plant
Continental Can Company vs. P. C. and Nettie Yost, 1941 (box 218, file 4) - failure to pay
Daniel Dunn vs. H. M. Rupenthall, 1914 (box 93, file 14) - falsely accused of manufacturing alcohol illegally
J. W. A. Courtney vs. County Court, 1914 (box 93, file 6) - removal of county road engineer from office
F. B. Dyche vs. E. F. Millard. 1915 (box 89, file 22) - damage from sand mill and quarry
Election for special judge, September term 1915 (box 90, file 55)
Allowance to E. Boyd Faulkner election for special judge, 1915 (box 90, file 56)


Box 5:

P. C. Yost vs. County Court, Guy Spriggs et al, 1944 (box 239, file 8A-8D) - losing sheriff’s candidate suing winner over election irregularies in 1944 Republican primary
P. C. Yost vs. County Court, Guy Spriggs et al, 1944 (box 158, file 29) - losing sheriff’s candidate suing winner over election irregularies in 1944 Republican primary
P. W. Atkinson vs. B. E. Dawson, 1917-1920 (box 241, file 21A-21E)- accusing commissioner Dawson of misconduct in fiscal affairs of county
P. W. Atkinson vs. B. E. Dawson, 1920 (box 124, file 12) - petition for removal from office of county commissioner Dawson
P. W. Atkinson et al vs. E. J. Hasenbuhler, 1919-1923 (box 112, file 13) - petition for removal from office of county commissioner Hasenbuhler
B. E. Dawson et al vs. John A. Phillips, 1914-1916 (box 165, file 15-15C) - petition for removal from office of county commissioner Phillips
Election returns, May 1932 (box 184, file 19)


Box 6:

State of WV vs. Lewis Mason, 1929 (box 134, file 12) felony for moonshining
State of WV vs. Neil Fields, 1923 (box 134, file 18) illegal liquor sales
State, at the relation of C. H. Linaweaver vs. W. E. Dawson, J. W. Johnson and M. A. Vanorsdale, Board of Examiners of Morgan Co, 1897 (box 61A, file 14) - issuance of teaching certificate
The Blair Willison Co. vs. E. L Rice, 1933 (bxo 148, file 22) - purchase and shipping of tomatoes
G. McIntire Weaver vs. N. H. Hobday et al, 1924 (box 148, file 30) - problems encountered by female attorney trying to practice law
Harry W. Bayer vs. Board of Education, Sleepy Creek Dist. 1893 (box 58A, file 2) - employing teacher
R. M. Fisher vs. Board of Education, Bath Dist. 1893 (box 58A, file 10) - employing teacher
State of WV (Wm. Vanorsdall) vs. Board of Supervisors, Morgan Co. and Nathan Hovermale, 1868 (box 67, file 23) - election of assessor
Berkeley Springs and Potomac RR, Cherry Run and Potomac Valley RR, Baltimore and Ohio RR vs. State of WV, 1908 (box 74, file 1) - assessments
J. H. Flipping vs. B&O RR, 1908 (box 74, file 6) - fatal accident
Wm. G. Catlett vs. Brown and Strother, 1868 (box 74, file 37) - debt
Wm. P. Dole, dec. vs. Hubert L .Hall, 1891 (box 53A, file5) - assumpsit
State of WV vs. B. F. Deford and Thomas Deford, 1891 (box 53A, file 27) - dumping contents of privy into stream
Thomas Martin (colored) vs. Board of Education, Cacapon Dist. 1893 (box 54A, file 12) - seeking public education for his children in the local white school
C. H. Linaweaver vs. Board of Education, Cacapon Dist, 1892 (box 55A, file 18) - teacher seeking payment for services
State of WV vs. Cacapon Power Co, 1912 (box 86, file 3) - unlawful dam on Great Cacapon River
Report of Committee on Condition of County Jail, 1914 (box 87, file 19)
Pete Lewis vs. Smith-McCormick Co., 1914 (box 99, file 11) - case went before Supreme Court
John N. Smith, admr. vs. Northern Virginia Power Co., 1917 (box 100, file 7A-7B) - electrocution of teenage boy
Debts, Assaults, Broken Covenants 1848-1849 (box 108, file 1)
B&O RR vs. Michael Rooney, 1843 (box 108, file 2) includes 1837 will discussing slaves and freeing four of them
Ogden Committee vs. Rinehart and Bundon, 1855 (box 108, file 3) land disputes
Gassaway Cross estate settlement, 1835 (box 108, file 4)
Bank of Alexandria vs. Walter Jones, 1847 (box 108, file 5)
Isaiah Buck vs. Jacob Smith, Wm. Smith vs. Sherrard & Co, Commonwealth vs. Wm. Merks, 1834-1849 (box 108, file 6)
Summons, 1835-1861 (box 108, file 7)
Misc. files 1835-1870 (box 108, file 8)
Misc. files 1841-1845 (box 108, file 9)
Misc. files 1837-1845 (box 108, file 10)
Harmison vs. Hopkins & Brothers, 1841-1850 (box 108, file 11)
Joseph W. Brown vs. Robert P. Gustin heirs; John T. Cookus vs. I. H. and W. F. Heironimus, 1846-1857 (box 108, file 12)
Crosfield vs. Sillery, 1870 (box 109, file 1) - trespass
H. J. Hardebough & Co, F. D. Blakey and Larrobee & Sons vs. McKay & Tennant, 1870 (box 109, file 2) assumpsit
Wm. G. Cattlett vs. Jacob Light, Patrick Phillips, 1869-1870 (box 109, file 3) debt
Fink & Bro, James Getty vs. Elias Smith, 1870 (box 109, file 4) debt
James Welslager vs. Wm. H. Baker, 1869 (box 109, file 5) appeal
Shriver & Swope vs. E. L. Rockwell, 1869 (box 109, file 6) assumpsit
Wm. Dawson vs. Nancy Dawson, 1869 (box 109, file 7) chancery
Wm. J. Blackwood and M. F. Shilling vs. James Groft, 1869 (box 109, file 8) assumpsit
John W. Fleece vs. Bivans and Cross, 1869 (box 109, file 9) debt
Geo. Warder & William Barrett vs. Solomon Fearnow, 1869 (box 109, file 10) debt
Uberto Mendenhall vs. Harris & Williams, 1869 (box 109, file 11) assumpsit
John G. Wilson vs. Sarah M. McDonald, 1869 (box 109, file 12) debt
John Barker vs. William G. Vanonsdall, 1869 (box 109, file 13) motion
Michala Owens vs. Robert Russell, 1869 (box 109, file 14) debt


Box 7:

State of WV vs. Northern Virginia Power Co., 1916 (box 98, file 15) - unlawful dam on Great Cacapon River
H. M. Ruppenthall, admr. vs. Penna. Glass Sand Co, 1917 (box 98, file 11) - accidental death in sand quarry
P. W. Atkinson vs. F. E. Rice, 1919 (box 125, file 2) - to remove Rice as county commissioner
M. A. Vanorsdale vs. County Court, 1924 (box 125, file 10) - 1924 election results
J. W. Swain vs. Board of Commissioners of County Court, 1912 (box 83, file 7) 1912 election results
Philip Pendleton vs. John A. Hamilton, admr for Charles Marshall, 1861 (box 105, file 1)
Mary Ann Donovan vs William Darmody (Wm. Price and J. Spencer), 1859 (box 105, file 2) - debt
G. C. Cross vs. G. Cross, 1838-1838 (box 105, file 4) estate settlements inc. slaves
Merchants License Tax, 1859-1860 (box 105, file 5)
Justice of the Peace appointments, 1862 (box 105, file 6)
Summons, 1834-1861 (box 105, file 7)
Michael Grove estate, 1807-1829 (box 105 file 9)
Petitions, 1859 (box 105, file 10)
List of Surveyors of Roads, no dates (box 105, file 12)
John Hartley vs. Jacob Fouty, 1834 (box 105, file 13)
Charles K. Bruce vs. Lemuel Cross, 1827-1848 (box 105, file 14) - estate
Charles Marshall vs. George Marsh, 1844 (box 105, file 15)
George S. Miller vs. John Stewart, 1856 (box 105, file 16)
Thomas Clark vs. George Marsh, 1843 (box 105, file 18)
Jacob Bechtel vs. Lemuel Cross, 1846 (box 105, file 19)
Frances O.’Ferrall vs. O’Ferrall and Dyche, 1847-1853(box 105, file 20)
Subpoenas, 1840-1857 (box 105, file 21)
Marcus Fouke vs. William Harmion, 1828 (box 105, file 22)
Summons, 1848-1860(box 105, file 23)
Courtney vs. Johnston, Miller vs. Miller, Brown vs. Catlett, (box 105, file 24)
Catlett vs. Trotter, 1852 (box 105, file 25)
Various cases, 1848-1860 (box 105, file 26)
Vandergraff vs. Thomas Clark, 1843(box 105, file 27)
Various cases, 1846-1858 (box 105, file 28)
Various cases, 1834-1845 (box 105, file 30)
Easter vs. Kesler, 1829 (box 105, file 31)
Various cases, 1834-1860 (box 105, file 33)
Wm. M. Teham vs. Horace Resley, 1844 (box 106, file 2) administrative settlement
Jacob Brosuis vs. Henry Myers, 1846-1848 (box 106, file 3) administrative settlement
John Johnson vs. Samuel Johnson, 1842-1848 (box 106, file 4) administrative settlement
Jacob Miller vs. Wm. Harmison, 1843 (box 106, file 5) administrative settlement
Geo. Tabler vs. John W. Breathea and Allen Hammond, 1841 (box 106, file 6) administrative settlement
Crop Harmiso vs. Wm. Foutz,1841 (box 106, file 7) administrative settlement
Peter Michael vs. Samuel Michael, 1840 (box 106, file 8) administrative settlement
Berbard Divine vs. Michael Madder, 1841 (box 106, file 9) administrative settlement
Wm. J. Fleece vs. John Shirley, 1848 (box 106, file 10) administrative settlement
Joseph Hamlin vs. George Fearnow, 1849 (box 106, file 12) administrative settlement
William G. Catlett vs. Sheppherd, Hazelhurst and LaTrobe, 1842-1849 (box 106, file 13)
Jacob Courtney vs. Jacob Ash and Michael Rooney, 1844 (box 106, file 14)
Wm. Harmison vs. Brosius and Wright, 1847-1849 (box 106, file 16)
High vs. James Wheat, 1842 (box 106, file 17) administrative settlement
Wm. Neely vs. John Hamilton, 1830-1848 (box 106, file 18)
Samuel Robinson vs. Thomas Brent, Arthur Blackwell vs. Henry Chew, 1830s (box 106, file 20)
Mathew Gray vs. Wm. Trotter and John Shirley, 1834 (box 106, file 22)
Jeremiah Williams vs. Sniveley Harmison, Eckles and Hook, 1833 (box 106, file 22)
Wm. Neely vs. Kester, Israel Dawson, Cornelius Ferrell & heirs, 1835 (box 106, file 23)
Wm. Harmison vs. John Kesler & Israel Dawson, 1829 (box 106, file 25)
Sarah Jacques vs. Jacob Ash, 1832-1835 (box 106, file 26)
Wm. McGurk vs. Wm. Cruett, 1834 (box 106, file 29)
John Eagle vs. Arthur Blackwell & Wm. Harmison, 1829-1840 (box 106, file 30)
Crop Harmison vs. Wm. Foutz & Wm. Harmison vs. John Cross and Jonathan Harmison, 1841-1846 (box 106, file 31)
Carbaugh and Brent vs. William Clark, 1841 (box 106, file 32)
John F. Tate vs. Wm. H. Hess, 1841 (box 106, file 34)
Oath of Allegience to State of Virginia (Restored Government) 1863 (box 106, file 35)
Joshua Clark vs Anna R. Sherrard, 1826-1842 (box 106, file 36)
Wm. Clark vs. John O’Ferrall, 1840-1841 (box 106, file 37)
Andrew Michael vs. Samuel Johnson, 1841 (box 106, file 38)
Robert Sherrard vs. Edward Bechtol, 1835-1840 (box 106, file 39)
Thomas B. Dunbar vs. Wm. Crop, 1839-1841 (box 106, file 40)
Francis Early vs. Patrick Ball, 1841 (box 106, file 41)
Peter Light vs. Clark and Boarman, 1840-1841 (box 106, file 42)
James Boyles vs. Samuel McBee, 1840-1841 (box 106, file 43)
Miscellaneous (box 106)
Brady and Wasson vs. Wm. Neeley, 1823-1824 (box 71, file 20)
Commonwealth of VA vs. George Brooks, 1824 (box 71, file 8) - assault
Commonwealth of VA Misc. papers A (box 101)
Miscellaneous C (box 101) 1912 election results
A. C. McIntire vs. S. J. Harry and Peerless Glass Sand Co 1932 (box 143, file 1)


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