James Booker Mullins (1778 - 1870) MP

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Nicknames: "Dr. Jim", "/Jim/"
Birthplace: Burke County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Grassy Creek near Breaks, Buchanan County, Virginia, United States
Managed by: Matt Neace, Jr.
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About James Booker Mullins

From the family history of Robert Lintott and Opal Mullins:

http://lintott.web.skysurfer.ca/pages/counterfeitmullins.html

(Extracts from Common Law Order Book 1 of Russell County, Virginia, mts)

September 19, 1837

The grand jury made the following other present ant:

The jurors of the Grand Jury empanelled and sworn in and for the body of Russell County, in the State of Virginia, at the term of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery of the said County commencing on Monday the 18th day of September 1837, upon their oaths present that Booker James Mullins on the 15th day of August 1837, at the said county, and within the jurisdiction of the said court, with intent to defraud the good people of the United States, feloniously and falsely did make, forge and counterfeit, pieces of base and counterfeit metal and coin, to wit: Counterfeit dollars of the likeness and the similitude of the good and current coin of the United States, and of the coinage of the mint of the United States, and also of the likeness and similitude of dollars of the coinage of the Republic of Mexico, called foreign dollars, and also of dollars of the coinage of the Kingdom of Spain, called Spanish milled dollars, which said Mexican and Spanish milled Dollars are of the current coin of the United States, and also that the said Booker James Mullins did on the day and Year aforesaid at the County and within the jurisdiction aforesaid and with the aforesaid intents, feloniously and falsely make, forge and counterfeit other pieces of base and counterfeit coin to wit, twenty five cent pieces, and half dollars of the likeness and similitude of the good and current coin of the United States, and of the coinage thereof called half dollars and quarter dollars.

Presented upon the information of Thomas Mullins and William Mullins called on by the Court as witnesses, sworn in Court and sent to the Grand Jury to give evidence.

"And one other presentuent in these words:

"The Jurors of the Grand Jury, empanelled and sworn in and for the body of Russell County, in the State of Virginia, at the term of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery of the said County commencing on Monday the 18th day of September 1837, upon their oath present, that Solomon Mullins, James Mullins, Peter Mullins, and Spencer Mullins, did, on the 1st day of July, 1837, at the County aforesaid and within the jurisdiction of the said Court, feloniously and falsely make, forge and counterfeit, pieces of base and counterfeit metal and coin, to wit: counterfeit dollars of the likeness and similitude of the good and current coin of the United States and of the coinage of the mint of the United States, and also of the likeness and similitude of dollars of the coinage of the ------ of the Republic of Mexico, called Mexican dollars, and also of the dollars of the coinage of the Kingdom of Spain, called Spanish Milled Dollars, which said Mexican and Spanish Milled dollars are of the current coin of the United States; and also that the said Solomon Mullins, James Mullins, Peter Mullins and Spencer Mullins, did on the day and year aforesaid at the County and within the jurisdiction aforesaid, feloniously and falsely make, forge and counterfeit,

Other pieces of base and counterfeit coin, to wit, twenty five cent pieces and half dollars of the likeness and similitude of the good and current coin of the United States and of the coinage of thereof called half dollars and quarter dollars and which false and counterfeit, was then and there so made and forged by the said Solomon Mullins, James Mullins, Peter Mullins and Spencer Mullins with intent to defraud the good people of the United States.

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James Booker Mullins's Timeline

1778
1778
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
1805
1805
Age 27
Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States
1810
1810
Age 32
Wise, Wise, Virginia, United States
1810
Age 32
Pound, Wise County, Virginia, United States
1813
1813
Age 35
Russell County, Virginia, United States
1815
1815
Age 37
Virginia, United States
1828
1828
Age 50
Sand Lick, Russell County, Virginia, United States
1830
1830
Age 52
Haysi, Dickenson County, Virginia, United States
1831
December 13, 1831
Age 53
Pike County, Kentucky, United States
1833
March, 1833
Age 55
Dickenson County, Virginia, United States