Introduction to Bailey and Reynolds v. Rigdon et al.
Bailey and Reynolds v. Rigdon, JS, H. Smith, Bosley, and Johnson
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, 4 June 1838
In October 1837, and Henry Reynolds commenced legal proceedings in the , Ohio, Court of Common Pleas against , JS, , , and in an action of assumpsit to recover an unpaid debt. The debt originated on 13 April 1837, when Rigdon, JS, and the others gave two promissory notes for $825 each to , a dry goods merchant in , Ohio. At some point between April and October, Howden transferred one of the notes to Bailey and Reynolds, who were dry goods merchants in .
and Reynolds brought the suit through their attorneys and , and the Court of Common Pleas issued a writ of against the defendants on 25 October 1837. However, none of the five men were found, and the case was continued to the April 1838 term. Sometime between October 1837 and April 1838, the parties settled their debt under unknown terms. The court ruled that the plaintiffs pay the court costs, and the case was discontinued in the June 1838 court term.
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.
13 April 1837
Sidney Rigdon and Others, Promissory Note, Geauga Co., OH, to John Howden
13 Apr. 1837. Not extant.
Geauga Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas
25 October 1837
Charles H. Foot, Capias ad Respondendum, to Geauga Co. Sheriff, for Sidney Rigdon and Others, Chardon, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 3 Apr. 1838; Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Execution Docket, vol. G, p. 348, Geauga County Archives and Records Center, Chardon, OH; handwriting of Charles H. Foot.
Ca. 3 April 1838
Transcript of Proceedings, Chardon, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 3 Apr. 1838; Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Common Pleas Record, vol. V, p. 5, Geauga County Archives and Records Center, Chardon, OH; handwriting of Charles H. Foot; signature presumably of Van R. Humphrey.
Longworth’s American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory, of the Sixty-Second Year of American Independence. . . . New York: Thomas Longworth, 1837.
Williams, Edwin. New-York Annual Register for the Year of Our Lord 1836. Containing an Almanac, Civil and Judicial List; with Political, Statistical and Other Information, respecting the State of New-York and the United States. New York: Edwin Williams, 1836.