Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Justice of the Peace Docket for Fairfield Township, Tuscawaras County, Ohio

 

LG B 29

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This record was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2006 by Glenn R. Scott.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

Joseph Orr Scott was born in County Down, Ireland in 1781.  He was the seventh child of William and Rebecca (Orr) Scott.  He came to America with his parents in 1796.  On November 15, 1813, Joseph Orr Scott married Mary Clark in Pennsylvania.  They were the parents of ten children:  Rebecca, William John, William W., Elizabeth, Sarah, Thomas, Mary Jean, Joseph Orr II, Mary, and Catherine H.  In May of 1830, Joseph and his family moved to Ohio, settling on a farm in Fairfield Township, Tuscarawas County.  Joseph Orr Scott served as Justice of the Peace of Fairfield Township, Tuscawaras County, Ohio during the 1840s.  He died in Fairfield Township on August 17, 1859. 

 

A Justice of the Peace presides over a court that hears misdemeanor cases and petty criminal infractions.  Cases may also be heard that involve small debts, disagreements between tenant and landlord, etc.  A Justice of the Peace does not need to have formal law training. 

 


Scope and Content

 

This record includes Joseph Orr Scott=s Justice of the Peace docket for Fairfield Township, Tuscawaras County, Ohio, dated 1841 to 1845.  It is 281 pages long.  Also included is a typed index of those mentioned in the docket, listed alphabetically by surname.  It is not known when this index was compiled. 

 

Inventory

Ac. 5663

 

1. Docket book. 1841-1845

2. Surname index