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Windham County Court dockets, 1867-1869.
Vermont. County Court (Windham County)
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Vermont Historical Society Library  XMSC 29:1-5  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Corporate Author : Vermont. County Court (Windham County)
Title : Windham County Court dockets, 1867-1869.
Physical Description : 5 volumes.
Summary :

Windham County Court dockets, covering five terms: April 1867, September 1867, September 1868, April 1869 and September 1869. The docket for April 1868 is missing. Each docket is divided into the "Old Docket" (cases from the previous court sessions), "State Docket" (cases to be reviewed on a state panel) and the "New Docket" (new or transferred cases for the current court session). Lawyers/representatives for both the prosecution and the defense are listed or noted in the margins, and often, the outcome for each case has been noted by Judge William H. Jones. The third book (Sept. 1868) contains an interesting section upside down on the last pages of the notebook: naturalization notes for 20 individuals. The notes contain names, ages, country of origin and reasons for naturalization. Many of the naturalizations are for Irish immigrants who served as soldiers for the Union during the Civil War.

Biographical or historical data :

Judge William H. Jones was born in 1808 to Ebenezer & Anna Jones of Dover, Vermont. Along with serving as a Windham County judge (1867-1869), W. H. Jones served as a Dover town selectman off and on from 1840 to 1871, a Representative in General Assembly (1841 to 1842 and 1864 to 1865) and as a state senator from 1856 to 1857. Judge Jones also operated a general store in Dover from 1832 to 1871.

Subject Term : Court records Vermont Windham County.
Naturalization records Vermont Windham County.
Irish Americans Vermont Windham County.
Geographic Term : Windham County (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Dockets.
Added Author : Jones, William H., 1808-1873.
Electronic Resource : Click here for a transcription of Irish naturalization records.