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Introduction to Bump v. JS

Bump v. JS
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, circa 1 January 1838
 
Historical Introduction
On 11 April 1837, JS borrowed $854.28 from , a church member in , Ohio. The nature and purpose of this transaction are unknown. paid $300 on the note nine days after its creation, and an additional $375 was paid on 26 April. At some point, the note was apparently transferred to . On 1 January 1838, a further payment of $25 was made, leaving approximately $150 outstanding on the original note. The same day the $25 payment was made, Bump gave an oath against JS for the unpaid amount. In response, Justice of the Peace issued a capias for JS’s arrest to constable , who noted in his return that he took the defendant into custody. Both Bump and JS were present at the trial, which presumably was held either on 1 January or soon after. Cowdery rendered judgment on the note for $100 plus $1.09 costs. Cowdery subsequently issued an execution to Constable Johnson, who obtained property valued at $100.99 for the judgment, leaving ten cents unpaid.
 
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.
 
11 April 1837 JS, Promissory Note, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, to Marvel Davis
11 Apr. 1837. Not extant.
Ca. 1 Jan. 1838; in Docket Entry, Cowdery, Docket Book, 280; handwriting of Warren Cowdery.
 
Bump v. JS, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court
 
1 January 1838 Warren A. Cowdery, Capias, to Luke Johnson, for JS, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
1 Jan. 1838. Not extant.
 
Ca. 1 January 1838 Docket Entry, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 1 Jan. 1838; Cowdery, Docket Book, 280; handwriting of Warren Cowdery.
 
Ca. 22 January 1838 Execution, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 22 Jan. 1838. Not extant.
Bump v. JS
Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court, circa 1 January 1838
 
Historical Introduction
On 11 April 1837, JS borrowed $854.28 from , a church member in , Ohio. The nature and purpose of this transaction are unknown. paid $300 on the note nine days after its creation, and an additional $375 was paid on 26 April. At some point, the note was apparently transferred to . On 1 January 1838, a further payment of $25 was made, leaving approximately $150 outstanding on the original note. The same day the $25 payment was made, Bump gave an oath against JS for the unpaid amount. In response, Justice of the Peace issued a capias for JS’s arrest to constable , who noted in his return that he took the defendant into custody. Both Bump and JS were present at the trial, which presumably was held either on 1 January or soon after. Cowdery rendered judgment on the note for $100 plus $1.09 costs. Cowdery subsequently issued an execution to Constable Johnson, who obtained property valued at $100.99 for the judgment, leaving ten cents unpaid.
 
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.
 
11 April 1837 JS, Promissory Note, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, to Marvel Davis
11 Apr. 1837. Not extant.
Ca. 1 Jan. 1838; in Docket Entry, Cowdery, Docket Book, 280; handwriting of Warren Cowdery.
 
Bump v. JS, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., Ohio, Justice of the Peace Court
 
1 January 1838 Warren A. Cowdery, Capias, to Luke Johnson, for JS, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
1 Jan. 1838. Not extant.
 
Ca. 1 January 1838 Docket Entry, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 1 Jan. 1838; Cowdery, Docket Book, 280; handwriting of Warren Cowdery.
 
Ca. 22 January 1838 Execution, Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH
Ca. 22 Jan. 1838. Not extant.