June Term 1799 Case 19 - Edward White Tupper vrs. Joshua Bodwell and Jonas Johnson (both of Marietta)
Joshua Bodwell and Jonas Johnson, both of Marietta in the said county, husbandmen were attached to answer unto Edward White Tupper of said Marietta Gentleman in a Pleas of Trespass-For that as the said Bodwell and Johnson on or about the 30th day of April last passed with force and arms two Oxen the property of the said Tupper, did force and drive into the River Muskingum, and did then and there compell these said Oxen to cross the said River from whence these Oxen strayed into the woods, and for a long time could not be found by the said Tupper, whereby the said Tupper lost the use of said Oxen for the space of Fifty days and other losses suffered against the peace of the United States an to the damage of the said Tupper Fifty dollars.
Plea...And the said Joshua Bodwell and Jonas Johnson come and defend and for Pleas say that they are not guilty in manner and form as the Plaintiff in his Declaration hath alleged, an of this they put themselves on their Country for trial-Putnam for Defendants and the Plaintiff likewise Fearing for Tupper.
Therefore let a Jury come and afterwards the Jurors to wit, William Pitt Putnam forman, William Heart, Andrew Lake, Philip Greene , Levi Whipple, John Hewett, Benjamin Johnson, Jonathon Devol junior, Silas Bingham, Ebenezer Felch, Asa Coburn and George Beal being duly impannelled and sworn, come into Court and on their oath say, "In this Action the Jury find the Defendants are guilty in manner and form as the Plaintiff in his Declaration hath alledged, and therefore they find for the Plaintiff. Eighteen dollars fourteen cents damages and Costs of Suit."
Therefore it is considered by the Court, that the said Edward White Tupper recover of the said Joshua Bodwell and Jonas Johnson the sum of Eighteen dollars damages, together with the Eighteen dollars and twenty nine cents costs of Suit. Fi: sa: issued July 25th-Returned Sastsfied.
March Term 1801 Case 8 - Ebenezer Meigs (Marietta) vrs. Joshua Bodwell (Marietta)
Joshua Bodwell of Marietta in said County husbandman was summoned to answer unto Ebenezer Meigs of said Marietta yeoman, at September Tern 1800-Continued from Term to Term-And now the Paries being each solemnly called do not answer and there upon become Nonsuit and defaults.
December Term 1801 - Case 7 - Joshua Bodwell (Marietta) vrs. Simeon Poole (Marietta)
Simeon Poole of Marietta in said County, Carpenter, was attached to answer unto Joshua Bodwell of said Marietta husbandman at September Term 1801 in a Plea of Trespass of Assault and Battery-Continue to December Term-and now Parties being each solemnly called do not answer, and there upon become Nonsuit and Default.
June Term 1802 - Case 16 - Simeon Poole vrs Joshua Bodwell
Joshua Bodwell of Marietta in said County husbandman, was attached to answer Simeon Polle of said Marietta in a Pleas of Trespass on the case...And none of the Parties being each solemnly called do not answer, and, thereupon become Nonsuit and Default.
Mar Term 1803 -Case 7 - Joshua Bodwell vrs Forgue Cavin
Forgue Cavin of Marietta Washington County, Labourer, was attached to answer unto Joshua Bodwell, at December Term 1802, in a Plea of the case That whereas the said Cavin on the tenth day of October in the year of 1802, at the County of Washington aforesaid was indebted to the said Joshua the Plaintiff in the sum of fifty dollars for boarding, washing, Lodging, and attendance furnished by the said Joshua to the said Cavin at his special instance and being so indebted the said Cavin in consideration and afterwards and at Marietta, aforesaid and then promised to the said Joshua that the said Cavin would well and pay the sum of 50 Dollars when ???. 2nd Count for Boarding , Washing, Lodging and Attendance, Quantum valebar. 3rd Count-For 50 Dollars Money had and received to and for Plaintiff's uses-
Nevertheless the said Cavin not at all regarding his said several promise and hath not paid to the said Joshua the said several sums of money or any of them, or any part thereof, --to the damages of the said Joshua Fifty dollar, therefore-continued to March Term-And now the Defendant, being solemnly called doth not answer and thereupon becomes default.(Silliman-Attorney for Bodwell, Putnam-Attorney for Cavin)
Dec Term 1803 - Case 3 - Joshua Bodwell vrs Loftus Keating
Joshua Bodwell of Marietta in the County of Washington aforesaid, Labourer, complains of Loftus Keating of said Marietta, Mason in the Custody of the Sheriff of said County-For that the sid Loftus Keating on the first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three, with force and arms to wit, with staves, fists, etc. Upon him this siad Joshua at Marietta aforesaid, did make and assault and did then and there beat, wound, and ill treat him the said Joshua and other wrongs and injuries to him the said Joshua then and there did against the peace of the said State of Ohio, and to the damage of the said Joshua in the sum of fifty Dollars and thereof etc. - and now the Jurors to wit Eleazer Olney, Preserved Alger, William Miller, Alum Ogded, Timothy Blackmeer, Sardine Stone, Agaiah Pratt, Simeon Wright, Wyatt Chamberlain, John Atihinson, William Mason and Edmund Dorr-who being duly impaneled and sworn come into Court and on their oath do find that the said Loftus Keating is guilty of the trespass aforesaid in manner and form as stated in the Plaintiff's Declaration in this action and therefore find for the Plaintiff to recover of the Defendant Seventy five cents and costs of suit as the law directs-Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said Joshua Bodwell recover of the said Loftus Keating the sum of seventy five cents damages together with Twelve Dollars and ninety-eight cents costs of suit. (Backus-Attorney for Bodwell no Attorney for Keating)
Dec Term 1803 - Case 28 - John Mitcheltree vrs Jacob Earnhart, Joshua Bodwell and John Miller
John Mitcheltree of County of Trumbill in said State, Gentleman
complains of Jacob Earheart of Middletown in said County of Washington.
Gentleman Joshua Bodwell in Marietta in said County of Washington,
Husbandman, and John Miller of said Marietta in siad County of
Washington, Tanner of a plea of trespass at August Term 1803-Continued
to December Term. And now the Plaintiff being solemly call doth
not answer and there upon becomes Nonsuit.
Source: Copies of original court records in the hands of Donald J. Bodwell, Princeton, Texas.