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Madison County, Kentucky, Court Order Book A, 1787-1791
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Madison County, Kentucky, Court Order Book A, 1787-1791. Jackie Couture. Paperback, (1996), 2006, 5½x8½, index, 158 pp.
During this time period Madison County included all of the present-day Clay, Jackson and Owsley Counties and parts of Breathitt, Estill, Garrard, Lee, Leslie and Rockcastle Counties. This collection of abstracts is largely but not solely based on the Minute Book, which was the record used to take notes while court was m session. The Order Book, which is a clerk's copy of the Minute Book and is kept in the vault room at the courthouse, contains some information which the Minute Book does not To be sure that no detail was overlooked, Mrs. Couture uses both sources. Examples of the matters found within these records are the exchange of deeds in property sales, lawsuits, road surveys, establishing care for orphans and the marking of livestock, among others. The book contains a glossary to explain some of the legal terminology which is used. Also, all names are indexed except for justices of the peace, and subjects are indexed except for wads. The author has added punctuation for easier reading and to clarify sentences, but any incorrect spellings have been left as they appeared in the original.