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Illinois. Circuit Court (Hancock Co.)

 Organization

Administrative History

The Circuit Court of Hancock County, Illinois was first established in 1832 and is the ninth judicial Circuit Court in Illinois.

The Hancock County Circuit Court was named for John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. It was first established in 1832, seven years after Illinois became a state. The first county courthouse was at Montebello, on the banks of the Mississippi River, but was not occupied for long. In 1833, Carthage became the county seat and the first courthouse for Hancock County Circuit Court was built in Carthage, Illinois.

Citation

State of Illinois 9th Judicial Circuit Court Hancock County, via WWW, March 6, 2014 (the ninth judicial Circuit Court in Ililnois; named for John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence; established in 1832, seven years after Illinois became a state;The first county courthouse was at Montebello, on the banks of the Mississippi River; not occupied for long; In 1833, Carthage became the county seat and the first courthouse for Hancock County Circuit Court was built in Carthage, Illinois)

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Hancock County, Illinois Circuit Court bond

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 636
Scope and Contents Mss. bond of $60 payable to N.J. Daley by Loren Babbitt and Edward A. Bedell on condition of a following lawsuit.

Circuit Court injunction for Joseph Smith, Jr.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 416
Scope and Contents Printed and handwitten injunction dated March 10, 1843, signed by Jacob B. Backenstos The item is addressed to Joseph Smith, mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, demanding a halt in further proceedings in the case of Charles R. Dana vs. William B. Brink. The action had been taken to recover $99.

Circuit Court legal documents

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 621
Scope and Contents Manuscript documents (8 pages) concerning the case of Martha Aker vs. William S. Hathaway, including subpeonas and judgements.

Circuit Court legal documents

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1247
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten legal documents. The collection includes petitions, contracts, appeals, court orders, and summonses involving members of the Mormon Church.

Circuit court summons

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8405
Scope and Contents Original court summons issued by the State of Illinois, Hancock County to Joseph Smith Jr. and John P. Greene to appear at the Hancock County Circuit Court before May 1844 in order to address the complaint of Orsemus F. Bostwick for trespass to damage in the amount of two hundred dollars. The summons was signed by J. B. Backenstos, clerk of the circuit court. Dated March 4, 1844.

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2951
Scope and Contents Documents in the collection relate to criminal and civil court cases which took place in Hancock County, Illinois between 1830 and 1846. They include several debt and trespassing cases, as well as a few for rape, murder, and larceny cases. Documents include affidavits, subpoenas, verdicts, bonds, bills, writs, agreements, and others. There are approximately 100 cases and about 1200 items.

Hancock County, Illinois Circuit Court ejectments

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 632
Scope and Contents Mss. Includes two requests for ejectment of individuals from land in the cases of Daniel H. Wells vs. Lodowick Ferre and Daniel H. Wells vs. William M. Powers. Wells also requests $500 in damages from each defendant.

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal document

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1259
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and printed legal document specifying that Davis Amos, Lewis Robison, and Robert D. Foster are legally obligated to pay some money.

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1443
Scope and Contents Collection contains about 750 documents relating to some 250 actions arising in justice of the peace or circuit courts in Hancock County, Illinois. Also includes a letter from David Martin concerning part of the collection and indexes to court cases involving Joseph Smith Jr. and the autographs of those who martyred Smith.

Hancock County, Illinois Circuit Court subpeona

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 626
Scope and Contents Printed form with mss. entries. Subpeona to Robert Short to appear in the case of Chittenden vs. Eby.