Court Records, CTN 24, Book II
Blue County, Choctaw Nation
Be it remembered that the County and Probate Court of Blue County, Choctaw Nation met at Chahta Tamaha on the first Monday, the 6th day of January 1880.
Present, G. W. Gardner, Judge presiding, Joseph Durant was appointed Clerk pro tem, and received the oath as prescribed by law. Joseph Bryan, Sheriff; Aishibubbi, E. Thomas, T. Robinson, C. Bench, Nail Nanitaya, C. Beams, Levi Garland, deputy sheriffs.
Case 33- Lewis Drew vs. Stephen Belvin taken up, and witness not appearing, was set for 2 o’clock pm.
Petition of Silas Hunter asking to have the name of Harriet Roberson, illegitimate child of said petitioner and May Roberson, be changed to Harriet Hunter and be declared the Legitimate child of said Silas Hunter. Whereas, the petitioner having been on file, the time prescribed by law and no objections being made to the same, therefore, the said petition is to be and is hereby granted, this January 5, 1880. G. W. Gardner, County and Probate Judge, Blue County, Choctaw Nation.
Witness still not appearing, case 33 was set for Tuesday morning.
Case 33- Case taken up. Witnesses introduced and sworn. Witnesses being heard and the matter duly considered, the court rendered a decision as follows:
The petition of Lewis Drew vs. Stephen Belvin was taken up for investigation and after the witnesses were introduced, sworn, and examined, it is clearly proven, that the pony now in the possession of Lewis Drew is the legal property of Weine Cain. But there being nothing showing that she has ever made any legal process to recover said pony and whereas it appears that the said Lewis Drew still holds the said pony in peaceful possession, therefore, the court sees no reason why the said petition should be granted. This January 6, 1880. G. W. Gardner, County and Probate Court, Blue County.
Stephen Belvin presented his annual report as guardian for the minor heirs of James Hampton, deceased, from August 1878 to August 1879, which was approved and the sum of four dollars and fifty cents was allowed to him as a percentage on one hundred and fifty dollars.
Joseph Durant, guardian for the persons and property of Jeff and Sam Colbert, presented his annual report from January 1879 to January 1880 which was approved.
Jackson Risner, guardian for the persons and property of Joshua and Sisse Bohanan from January 1879 to January 1880, which was approved.
Stephen Belvin and Ishitubbe were appointed appraisers on the estate of Lucy Foster, deceased.
The sum of sixty eight dollars and twenty two cents was allowed Simeon Turnbull and R. C. Freeny, administrator on the estate of Robert Freeny, deceased.