Sorry for the delay, I've been traveling for work! There were 15 different
Bryants mentioned, some of them for multiple entries. I've numbered each
entry. If you don't mind I'll include just the Bryants for now and save the message to come back through and get the Stones and Quinns. I've gotten a
tad behind in answering peoples emails, but the requests have trailed off!
I hope this helps. You'll hear from me again!
Alfred Bryant was mentioned over 30 times in this book. I reviewed over the entries and included the first 7 entries that seem to refer to him as a court appointed representative. None of the entries give clue to the personal life of Alfred, other than he was a court appointed officer (as high as a justice of the Court). Seems like he was a notable man!
> Starting on Page 208
> December Term 1846
The following is a list of the names of the different claimants of fee fees due and owing as appears from the showing by receipts upon the docket of Henry Strange, Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court at Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee first including his Clerkship at Jackson: No. 120 Commissioners Ragsdale, Law, Parker & Bryant $4.00
> July Term Tuesday Morning 1847
> Ordered by the Court that the following named persons be appointed judges of the next Aust election for Governor, Congree & State members, to wit:
> 2. Dist. Aaron McCollum, A. Bryant & John Cannon
> January Term 1848 (First Monday of the month, Jan. 3, 1848) Present the worshipful Jno. K. Clark, Chairman; John N. Lindsey, Robert S. McClary, E.H. Williams, Aldred Bryant, Martin Maxwell, John Donald, H.A. Ridley, A. H. Turberville, Esqrs.
> September Term 1850
> Ordered by the Court that Alfred Bryant, Armstead Barksdale and John Henry be appointed Comissioners to lay off one year's support to the widow & orphans of Richard Burns, dec'd. and make report to the next term of this court.
> December Term 1843 (December 4, 1843)
> Ordered by the Court that the follwing named men be appointed to take the list of taxable property and polls in their several Districts for the year 1844: District 2. Alfred Bryant (the only one in District 2)
> April Term 1844
> This day Hezekiah Ward, Constable, duly elected in Civil District no. 2 for the next ensuing two years, came into open Court and gave bond and took the
oaths as the law requires. Also came Nathan Ward, Wm. R. Hurt & Alfred Bryant his securities with him and entered into bond as the law requires which bond was dully acknowledged in open Court & recieved & apporved by said Court and ordered to be recorded in said office.
> October Term 1845 (Oct 6, 1845)
> Present the worshipful John M. Hawkins Chairman, and presiding justices, George W. Holladay, John L. Scott, Alfred Bryant, etc.
> January Term 1846
> This day Jeremiah T. Rust, Sheriff & Collector of Taxes 1845, and made his report of the Insolvents of the Tazes and pras to be released from his
> liability, to wit: 1st District David Brant 1 white pole $1.00
> April term 1844
> Ordered by the Court that Wiley Bishop be appointed overseer of the road beginning at Brinkly Bishop's gate to Saathul Sherod's and be entitled to all the hands in said bounds to wit: Brinkley Bishop & hands, Wm. Bishop, Joseph J. Bishop, Jesse Bryant, W.R. White, D.F. WHite, Ben J. White and entitled to all the hands in said bounds.
> August Term 1845
> Ordered by the Court that John Bryant be appointed overseer of the road leading from Huntingdon to Trenton, beginning at Ready Creek, and to work to the Creek East of Henry Tate's old plance, and to be entitled to the hands in the following bounds, to wit, beginning at John Braynt's thence to John T. Lovelaces's, thence to Brown's mill, thence to Jesse Shaw's, thence to the Widow Mathis', thence to John Woodard's old place, thene to William M. Younger, thence to the beginning so as to include the hands of Mrs. Jones' (By the way, William Younger is my brother-in-law's g-g-grandfather, the reason I got the book to begin with!!)
> October Term 1845 (Oct. 7, 1845)
> Ordered by the Court that the following named persons be appointed jurors to the next January Term District 5 John Bryant & Yancy Moore
> Know all men by these presents, that we, China Wilder, trustee of Carrol County, John Bryant, Israael Barker & Edward Gwin all of the County & state
> aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of five thousand dollars the payment of which well & truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors & administrators, jointly, severally and firmly by these presents, Sealed with our seals and dated this 3rd of April 1848. The condition of the above obligation is such that wheras the above China Wilder was on the first Sturday in March 1848 A.D. duly & lawfullyy elected Trustee for said County of Carroll for the next ensing two years; And whereas by an Act of the Legislature of the State of TN passed the 24th of January 1838 requiring the trustee of the County to receive that portion of the school funds belonging to said County, it will be the duty of said China Wilder to receive & distribute as such trustee, as aforesaid, that portion of the common school funds which shall be allotted to Carroll County. Now should the said China Wilder, as trustee of said County of Carroll, faithfully pay over & distribute according to law all moneys that may come into his hands on account of common school finds, as the law directs, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. (men made mark)
> June Term 1850 (June 3, 1850)
> This day John H. Bryant presented to the court the Bastard bond of Mary A. Bryant together with the fine as the law requires which bond the Court received and ordered to be filled.
> December Term 1844 (Dec 2, 1844)
> Upon motion it is ordered by the Court that John G. Shepherd be appointed guardian for Thomas & Rebecca J. Stockard minor orphans of Sam'l Stockard
deceased, who thereupon entered into and acknowledged his bond in the penal sum of fifty dollars with William J Whitsett & Nelson Bryant as his
> January term 1844
> Ordered by Court that the following persons be released from the payment of the taxes for the year 1843 on the following property and polls: The following having been in property listed, to wit: Raleigh Bryant 1 white pole
> January Term 1846
> This day Jeremiah T. Rust, Sheriff & Collector of Taxes 184, and made his report of the Insolvents of the Taxes and prays to be released from his liability to wit: 16th District: Thos. Bryant 1 white pole
> September Term 1848 (Sept 4, 1848)
> Ordered by the Court that William Bryant be appointed overseer of the road from Huntingdon to Paris: beginning at the middle of the Bridge over Crooked Creek and work to James Covington's land and to have all the hands in the following bounds (to wit)
> 18. (Z = Zacheriah)
> January Term 1847
> This day Z. Bryant came into Court and was appointed guardian for Harriett & Jane Putman, minor heirs of Soloman Putman and entered into and acknowledged his bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with Brinkly Bishop and Thos. Gray as his securities. who acknowledged the due execution of the same which the Court received and approved and ordered that Z. Bryant enter upon the duties of his guardianship
> March Term 1847
> This day Z. Bryant came into Court and was appointed admr. of George W. Little, dec'd. and entered into and acknowledged his bond in te penal sum of fourteen thousand dollars with Yancy Bledsoe, Thomas Gray & Aaron McColuum, as his securities, who came into Court and acknowledged the due execution of the same which the Court received and approved and said Bryant took the oath as the law requires and the Court ordered that letters issue.