I have posted the delayed birth certificate of Lillie Mae Royals, dated 1961. It can be found on this page: https://hamiltoncountyflorida.wordpress.com/cases-from-the-court-house-archives/delayed-birth-certificate-lillie-mae-royals/
I have posted a set of warrants that I found in the old court house archives. All of them were in the same envelope, so I posted them on the same page, but I have listed below the case names.
State of Florida vs. A. West Castleberry. Assault & Batery.
State of Florida vs. O.B. Fowler. Exhibiting Deadly Weapon In a Careless & Angry Manner.
State of Florida vs. Julian Fowler. Indecent & Vulgar Language.
State of Florida vs. Herman Lindsey. Indecent & Vulgar Language.
State of Florida vs. Fossie Payne. Murder.
Please note that they have all been transcribed exactly as they were originally written, meaning that all errors have been transcribed exactly as they appear in the original.
I have posted the appearance bond for O.B. Fowler, dated 1935. Prior to that, he had wielded a pocket knife in an “angry and careless manner” which led to his arrest.
I have posted a file that contains the Notary Commission of C.A. Stephens, dated 1918. This was clearly a big deal, as the paper was very high quality and oversized. I wonder if C.A. Stephens received an original for himself to frame, if he chose?
I have posted a file that contains the bond of Kirby L. Sandlin, dated 1918. It appears that Kirby was involved in some sort of court case and had to post a bond in order to be able to stay out of jail until his court date. However, I have not come across the original warrant to bring him to court. The bond can be found here: https://hamiltoncountyflorida.wordpress.com/cases-from-the-court-house-archives/the-bond-of-kirby-l-sandlin-1918/
I have posted the delayed birth certificate of Clyde Goodbread Wiggins, along with the accompanying verification. It can be found on the “Cases From the Court House Archives” page.
I have posted another case that I pulled from the old archives of the courthouse. George Wood was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and subsequently found guilty. You can find the case here: https://hamiltoncountyflorida.wordpress.com/cases-from-the-court-house-archives/state-of-florida-vs-george-wood-1914/
I have posted the obituaries and the obituary index from the Jasper News for the year 1932. Please note that the obits of Mr. G.W. Smith and Mrs. Emily Cone Pound are not completed, although they are posted. I am waiting for the rest of them from the news office. Again, I have transcribed the obits exactly as they were printed in the paper, typos included.
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I have posted a list of churches that either are or were located in Hamilton County and thier contact numbers. It is always wise to call ahead to make sure that someone will be available to help you in your search, should you decide to visit and view records that the church may have on hand.
The list of churches can be found here: Churches of Hamilton County
I posted another case that I found while browsing around in the old steel files. I wasn’t sure what it was when I pulled it, but I soon found that it was the annual report of Ben M. Caldwell’s caretaking of a ward – James Bridges. This, of course, only raises more questions: who was James Bridges? Incompentent, according to the papers in the file. Why was Ben M. Caldwell taking care of him? And there is a rather odd line at the end of the accounting: “5% com on $1255.72.” Obviously, Mr. Caldwell was being paid to take care of James Bridges. I will have to look into this further, although it may take some time, as I have several other cases and research projects on my hands at the moment.
You can find this case at the link: Annual Report of Ben M. Caldwell.
If anyone has any insight into this particular case, I would be glad to hear it. Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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