EARLY ARREST RECORDS
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I came across these records in the Fannin County Courthouse while searching for other things and I found them amusing. I hope you do, too.
As most of you know, back in the early to mid 1900's there were some "moonshiners" in our family. Moonshining was a big part of southern appalachian history and a way of life for many back then. It was a way to make money to support many families, but every now and then someone was caught by the "Revenuers".
Here are some of the court reports and fines that I found:
|05/24/1927||Boon Wilson||Making whiskey. Court postponed. Plea 5/28/1927|
|05/24/1927||Boon W.||Misdemeanor. Pleaded to transporting same whiskey.|
|05/20/1924||J.H. Wilson||Possessing liquor. Plea|
|05/24/1927||Reed D. Wilson||Misdemeanor. Plea. Hold|
|05/27/1927||Reed E. Wilson||Possession liquor. Plea|
|05/27/1927||Boon wilson||Possession whiskey|
|10/25/1927||Boon Wilson||Making whiskey|
Misdemeanor. Making whiskey.
Boon Forrester no show.
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Charlie Wilson and
|04/18/1930||Tom Wilson||Possessing whiskey|
|04/15/1931||Frank Wilson||Liquor bill|
|08/12/1931||Horace Wilson||Drunkness. Pleas guilty. $25.00 or 3 months|
Liquor bill. Plea. Carried to Aug. term 1932.
Carried to Dec. 1932. Completed 12/14/1932.
$75.00 or 6 months.
Shooting at another. Plea guilty. Treated as
misdemeanor. 6 months
|Tom Wilson||Public Drunkness. Fine $30.00|
|DATE||NAME||CHARGE / FINE|
|04/1951||Reed D. Wilson||Driving under influence. Possession 6 pints whiskey|
|08/29/1952||Thomas Wilson||Possessing. Fine $35.00|
|01/16/1953||Boon Wilson||Drunkness. $33.00 fine|
|04/27/1954||Reed Wilson||Possessing. Verdict not guilty|
|02/04/1955||Boon Wilson||Drunkness. $33.00 fine|
|04/20/1955||Horace Wilson||Drunkness. $33.00 fine|
|08/10/1956||Roy Wilson||Drunkness. $33.00 fine|
|10/30/1957||Robert Wilson||Possessing. $30.00 fine|