Guide to the Justice of Peace John W. Hodges Criminal and Civil Court Docket Book and Papers, 1925-1926

Summary Information

Title: Justice of Peace John W. Hodges Criminal and Civil Court Docket Book and Papers, 1925-1926
Collection: AC.816
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 large flat box)
Abstract:

This collection is a docket book and loose records, summons, and receipts of court cases brought before Justice of the Peace John W. Hodges in Watauga County, North Carolina in 1925 and 1926.

Creator: Hodges, John W. (John Waitstel), 1866-1955

Biographical/Historical Note

John W. Hodges was a Justice of the Peace in Boone, North Carolina. It is likely that he is John Waitstel Hodges (1866-1955) who served as the Watauga County Register of Deeds and ran a general store in Boone.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes many papers, summons, receipts relating to court cases in Watauga County, North Carolina in 1925-1926. Same-case papers have been filed together whenever possible and they are filed by date processed by the Justice of the Peace. The cases are varied, mostly for uncollected payment of bills.

Arrangement

The loose papers were sleeved to prevent more crumbling and arranged per case when possible. They are then arranged by date issued by Justice of the Peace. The book was placed in an envelope on the bottom of the box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions, but extreme caution should be taken with handling the pages and papers.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated by Gregg Parsons of Boone, North Carolina after he found it in a house ready for demolition in 2003. Accession number AC.2003.002

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.816: Watauga County, North Carolina Criminal and Civil Court Docket Book and Papers, Justice of Peace John W. Hodges, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Court Records, Summons, Receipts, 1925 Box 1, Folder 1
Court Records, Summons, Receipts, January 1926 Box 1, Folder 2
Court Records, Summons, Receipts, February 1926 Box 1, Folder 3
Court Records, Summons, Receipts, March and April 1926 Box 1, Folder 4
Criminal and Civil Court Docket Book, 1925-1926 Box 1, Folder 5