SHELBY CO, IL COURT CASES
Subject:
             Shelby Co IL Sellers/Criminal Cases

        From:
             sherrymazzetti1@prodigy.net
 

I found these indexed at the Illinois State Archives (for IRAD).  List the
civil cases later.

SHELBY COUNTY, IL CIRCUIT COURT FILES—CRIMINAL CASES
(All are the People vs. Defendant)

DEFENDANT, YEAR, BOX/FOLDER, TYPE OF CASE

1839    Robert Sellers, et al   05/053  Assault and Battery with Intent to
Kill
        John P. Harrison, et al 05/053  Assault and Battery with Intent to
Kill
        Thomas Craddock, et al  05/053  Assault and Battery with Intent to
Kill
        Charles Harrison, et al 05/053  Assault and Battery with Intent to
Kill

1840    Robert Sellers          06/029  Assault with Intent to Murder

1842    Robert Sellers          07/015  Murder

1850    James Sellers           09/014  Assault

1858    Thomas Sellers          13/048  Assault with a Deadly Weapon

1859    Thomas Sellers          15/074  Assault

1861    Thomas W. Craddick, Sr. 17/173  Selling Liquor
        Thomas W. Craddick      17/154  Selling Liquor
        Thomas Craddick, Jr.    17/155  Selling Liquor
The Craddick Liquor charges were for SELLING LIQUOR
WITHOUT A LICENSE in each case.

        Although I have already reported on the murder trial of Robert
Sellers, it appears that he had a history of violent encounters before
1842.  I believe that James Sellers is his (probably eldest) son, and I
also assume that Thomas Sellers is Thomas Lewis Sellers who had contact
with my family.  I intend to obtain his (T. L. Sellers’ files), if I can.
The Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University which houses these files
in under extensive construction, and the IRAD files have been moved.  I
have to find out where.

Both sons were pretty young at the time of their run-ins with the law, and
they do not appear afterward in this file.  I am also curious about the
first case, but I think it will have to wait.  I found Harrison in the 1840
census only, but Thomas Craddock appears 1840, 1850, 1860.  Have not looked
beyond.  Note that in the 1850’s and 1860’s there apparently was vigorous
prosecution of liquor violators.  Many persons were cited.  Here are 1850
and 1860 entries for Thomas Craddick.

1850 Census, Shelby Co IL Flat Branch District [?]

CRADDICK, Thomas, 46, 600, Virginia
Suzanah, 40, Unknown
Mary, 18, Maryland
Elizabeth, 16, Maryland
Liddy, 14, Maryland
Daniel, 13, Illinois
Frances, 11, Illinois
Thomas, 10, Illinois
Izabella, 8, Illinois
Arnbius, 6, Illinois (male)

1860 Census, Shelby Co IL  Tower Hill Twp.

CRADDICK, Thomas W., 56 Farmer, 2000, 735, MD
Susan, 49, D. C.
David, 23, Farm labor, IL
Victory, 21, IL
Thomas W., 19, Farm labor, IL
Isadore, 17, IL
Ambrose M., 15, Farm labor, IL, school
Jonas, 7, IL, school

Later with more...

SHERRY



Subject:
             Shelby Co IL/Sellers Circuit Court Papers
 
             SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com
        Date:
             Sun, 16 Jan 2000 17:31:04 -0500 (EST)
        From:
             sherrymazzetti1@prodigy.net
  

>From SHELBY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CASE FILES INDEX, 1828-1871

SELLERS (these are all non-criminal cases)

PLAINTIFF, DEFENDANT, YEAR, BOX/FOLDER/TYPE OF CASE

David B. Bromfield      John Sellers, et al     1857    12/088  Assumpsit
Samuel Hall             John Sellers, et al             1859    15/086
Assumpsit
R. R. McLaughlin        Robert Sellers          1831    02/068  Appeal
George Strucker         Robert Sellers          1834    03/035  Appeal
John Bone               Robert Sellers          1838    04/096  Debt
William H. Rankin       Robert Sellers          1842    07/002  Assumpsit
John H. Todd            Robert Sellers          1842    07/005  Attachment
Rand Higgins            Robert Sellers          1842    07/011  Tresspass
John D. Bruster         Robert Sellers          1842    07/025  Attachment
E. S. Penwell and Brother       Thomas Sellers          1860    16/120
Appeal
G. W. Livingston, Adm.  Thomas Sellers, et al   1860    16/182  Assumpsit
Samuel Wallace, Use of  Thomas Sellers, et al   1866    23/042  Assumpsit
David B. Bromfield      Thomas Sellers, et al   1857    12/088  Assumpsit
Thomas W. Harris        Thomas Sellers, et al   1858    13/013  Assumpsit
G. W. Livingston, Adm.  Thomas Sellers, et al   1860    17/018  Assumpsit
Thornton, W. F.         William D. Sellers      1858    14/093  Assumpsit
G. W. Livingston, Adm.  William Y. Sellers, et al       1860    17/018
Assumpsit

Thomas Sellers          John S. Roberts         1858    13/137  Assumpsit
Thomas Sellers          Pleasant Chatham                1859    15/107
Appeal
Thomas Sellers          G. F. Leigh, et al              1866    23/037
Assumpsit
Thomas Sellers          B. L. Mears, et al              1866    23/037
Assumpsit
Thomas L. Sellers       William W. Peek, et al  1860    17/053  Assumpsit
Thomas L. Sellers       Thomas Stretch, et al   1860    17/053  Assumpsit
 

Notes:  I do not know what ASSUMPSIT means, but I believe that it has
something to do with debt.  I think I have all of the 1842 papers for
Robert Sellers.  He was unable to pay his debts (in jail).  As I recall, he
owed Rand Higgins for oxen (used to haul salt).  He had promised to pay in
salt and had not.  I believe that Thomas Sellers is identical to Thomas L.
Sellers.  Believe they are both Thomas Lewis Sellers, son of Robert Sellers
and Nancy Rodman.   G. F. Leigh is Gardner F. Leigh and B. L. Mears is
Benjamin L. Mears.   William Thornton had been Robert Sellers’ lawyer.  Not
sure in what capacity he figures here.  Wonder for whom G. W. Livingston
was administrator.  Robert’s estate?

SHERRY