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Introduction to Usher v. JS–A and Usher v. JS–B

Usher v. JS–A
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 15 March 1837
 
Usher v. JS–B
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 17 August 1837
 
Historical Introduction
In early 1837, Moses Usher initiated an action for debt against JS before , one of the justices of the peace for , Ohio. The nature of the original debt is unknown. On 15 March 1837, Hanson ruled in favor of Usher and required JS to pay a judgment of $35.70 plus court costs.
On 31 July 1837, made a certified copy of his docket entry for the case, which he subsequently gave to a new justice of the peace, . Cowdery issued a writ of to collect the debt on 17 August 1837. Around the same time, , a nephew of Oliver Cowdery, created an entry for the case in Cowdery’s docket book, summarizing the “original suit” before Hanson and noting the issuance of the writ of scire facias.
Apparently unbeknownst to , on 17 August Usher transferred ’s judgment to , ending Usher’s interest in the case. Because Granger was likely acting as an agent for JS, this would have canceled the debt. Despite the transfer, Cowdery commenced proceedings against JS on 24 August. JS was not present, having traveled to to visit Latter-day Saints there, and the court affirmed Hanson’s judgment of $36.60 plus court costs. There is no indication in Cowdery’s docket that he issued a writ of to collect the judgment or the costs.
 
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.
Usher v. JS–A
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 15 March 1837
 
Usher v. JS–B
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, 17 August 1837
 
Historical Introduction
In early 1837, Moses Usher initiated an action for debt against JS before , one of the justices of the peace for , Ohio. The nature of the original debt is unknown. On 15 March 1837, Hanson ruled in favor of Usher and required JS to pay a judgment of $35.70 plus court costs.
On 31 July 1837, made a certified copy of his docket entry for the case, which he subsequently gave to a new justice of the peace, . Cowdery issued a writ of to collect the debt on 17 August 1837. Around the same time, , a nephew of Oliver Cowdery, created an entry for the case in Cowdery’s docket book, summarizing the “original suit” before Hanson and noting the issuance of the writ of scire facias.
Apparently unbeknownst to , on 17 August Usher transferred ’s judgment to , ending Usher’s interest in the case. Because Granger was likely acting as an agent for JS, this would have canceled the debt. Despite the transfer, Cowdery commenced proceedings against JS on 24 August. JS was not present, having traveled to to visit Latter-day Saints there, and the court affirmed Hanson’s judgment of $36.60 plus court costs. There is no indication in Cowdery’s docket that he issued a writ of to collect the judgment or the costs.
 
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.
 
Usher v. JS–A, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court
 
Usher v. JS–B, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court