5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2020 2:21 AM by Joseph Armstrong

    Seeking explanation of Court Docket

    kim Rush Newbie

      I could use some help interpreting a 1880 US District Court for the Third Judicial District, Wyoming Territory (W.T.) docket. Is this for a Naturalization? I am not sure if it is an application for citizenship or a complaint made against someone who obtained citizenship by providing false information. The entry I'm interested in is on line 12 of the attached document. The Plaintiff was Pinchon and Griswold and the Defendant was Joshua Highwarden No. 2583, dated  December 29, 1880  Any information will be deeply appreciated. 

      1880 Naturalization document

        • Re: Seeking explanation of Court Docket
          Alice Lane Scout

          Hi Kim,

          Welcome to History Hub

          I found the following on Newspapers.com, seems that Pinchon & Griswold were Architects in 1880. also found another item which you had already clipped.

          The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

          Seattle, Washington

          Wednesday, December 01, 1880 - Page 1

           

           

          Also there was mention in one item on Ancestry that Dr. Highwarden had a home built around 1880.

          Best Wishes

          Alice Lane, Research Volunteer.

           

           

           

           

           

           

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            • Re: Seeking explanation of Court Docket
              kim Rush Newbie

              Thank you so much for helping me try to make sense of this issue. I have been studying Joshua Highwarden for over a year and have found an almost stunning amount of information about him. In 1880, he was at Seattle working as a physician and surgeon in the Arcade building there, building a home nearby, and he married a lady from Coupeville in November of that same year. Recently I have discovered that most of the court cases against him are for unpaid debts. I'm quite certain that the ad you found for Pinchon and Griswold is relevant, and I'm quite sure that Pinchon was Highwarden's landlord in 1880 and 1881. Highwarden may have owed him money.

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              Joseph Armstrong Wayfarer

              Hi Kim,

               

              Thank you for posting to the History Hub. This represents a Civil Docket. The Plaintiff is bringing a Law Suit against the Defendant for a non-criminal matter. The Judgement is for either the Plaintiff or Defendant and usually involves money, court cost or some action that is warranted..

               

              Joe

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                • Re: Seeking explanation of Court Docket
                  kim Rush Newbie

                  Thank you, Joseph.. You are right on target.  I have discovered that the cases located in this document which pertain to Joshua Highwarden all relate to unpaid debts.

                  Thank you so much for helping me try to make sense of this issue. I have been studying Joshua Highwarden for over a year and have found an almost stunning amount of information about him. In 1880, he was at Seattle working  (and residing) as a physician and surgeon in the Arcade building there, building a home nearby, and he married a lady from Coupeville in November of that same year. Recently I have discovered that most of the court cases against him are for unpaid debts. I'm quite certain that the ad you found for Pinchon and Griswold is relevant, and I'm quite sure that Pinchon was Highwarden's landlord in 1880 and 1881. Highwarden may have owed him money.