Foster v. Johnson, Johnson, Smith and Smith: Luke and Lyman E. Johnson signed a promissory note to pay William Foster by December 1, 1838. At some time the note was endorsed by Hyrum and Joseph Smith.
State of Ohio on complaint of Newel v. Smith: Constable George Lockwood returned with Joseph Smith to the Justice of the Peace Court. Joseph Smith was not ready for his trial, so the case was continued until June 3, 1837.
State of Ohio on complaint of Newel v. Smith: Constable George Lockwood returned to court with Joseph Smith. The Court heard witnesses, and Joseph Smith was recognized to the amount of $500 and was to appear at the next Court of Common Pleas.
Martindale v. Smith: All parties appeared before the court and settled by mutual agreement.
Bank of Geauga v. Smith, Whitney, and Rigdon: The parties appeared before the court. The case was settled and discontinued.
State of Ohio on complaint of Newel v. Smith: Joseph Smith was brought before the Court of Common Pleas. The court, upon hearing the evidence, discharged him at the cost of the state.
Kelley v. Rigdon: The case was tried before the Court of Common Pleas, where the court entered judgment against the defendants in the amount of $2,083.47 and court costs of $10.53.
Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon: Joseph Smith and his co-defendants failed to appear after being requested three times to come to court. A default judgment was entered against them. The plaintiffs were awarded $610.37 in damages and court costs of $11.50.
Holmes v. Dayton: Joseph Smith and his co-defendants did not appear. A default judgment was entered against them in the amount of $183.30 and court costs of $11.50.
Eaton v. Smith: Winthrop Eaton, by his attorneys Andrews & Foot, filed a writ of capias ad respondendum at the Geauga Court of Common Pleas. Sheriff Abel Kimball was to have Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery before the Court of Common Pleas to answer Eaton's plea of assumpsit; damages were $2,000.
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