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Year Case Name County Cause/Crime Case Description Division Location # Pages Actions
1944 J. M. Rudolph, et al.. v. D. T. Foust, et al.. Montgomery Land and Title Dispute Consolidated case: F. E. Foust, et al. v. J. M. Rudolph, et al. Additional plaintiffs: A. W. Hutchison, Dr. A. J. Waynick, Charles Acree, W. R. Watson, Rev. G. D. Robinson and Presbyterian Church in the United States. Additional defendants: Clarence Ryan, A. D. Crotzer, W. H. Pace, A. B. Woodson, L. P. Frey, R. C. Halliburton and Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Two folders. Middle Range: 21
Section: J
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 173
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1925 Dark Tobacco Grower's Co-operative Association v. Archer Howel Montgomery Injunction Front and back pages need conservation work. Middle Range: 33
Section: D
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 478
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1922 Squire Lee et al. v. J. W. Randolph et al. Montgomery Land and Title Dispute Additional plaintiffs: Frank Lee, children of Lucinda Marr, deceased. Additional defendants: Clem and Erma Randolph Middle Range: 33
Section: C
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 442
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1922 Mrs. Kate Herndon Trawick v. Chesley C. Herndon Montgomery Estate Dispute/ Settlement Middle Range: 21
Section: G
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 155
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1922 Lizzie, Alias Margaret Garard v. State Montgomery Other Accessory after the fact to murder, and aiding in concealing and covering up the crime of murder. Middle Range: 33
Section: D
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 460
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1922 John T. Haynes v. Albert S. Marks, et al. Montgomery Mortgage Dispute Additional defendants: A. R. Gholson, Mrs. Mary H. Gholson, C. B. Lyle. Mortgage with Clarksville Trust & Banking Co. Tract of land in the 4th Dist. Original conveyance in 1909, re: Anna M. Mabry to W. M. Mabry. Middle Range: 33
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 471
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1922 James G. Davis, Director General v. Homer Pendleton, by next friend Montgomery Injury and Damages Middle Range: 21
Section: H
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 162
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1922 J. A. Harvey v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company Montgomery Injury and Damages Case in two folders. Middle Range: 21
Section: H
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 162
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1922 Hattie E. Brown, admr. of Sampson Brown, dec. v. V. B. Brown, et al. Montgomery Wrongful Death Other defendants: Southern Trust Company. Defendant listed as non compos mentis. Middle Range: 33
Section: B
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 419
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1921 State v. Irvin C. Riggins Montgomery Murder The co-indicted in this case was woman named Margaret Garrard. The victim's name was W. Frank Smith. The paperwork is filed in five folders. Middle Range: 21
Section: H
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 161
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1921 Southwestern Presbyterian University v. City of Clarksville Montgomery Other Lawsuit relative to the dissolution of relationship between Southwestern Presbyterian University and the City of Clarksville, prior to move of University to Memphis, TN. Case in two boxes. Also see MT 484 Middle Range: 33
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 483
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1920 Security Trust Company et al. v. Mrs. Olive M. Shelton et al. Montgomery Mortgage Dispute Additional plaintiffs: Michigan Saving and Dancey Fort, Securities. Additional defendants: Mrs. Bettie Shelton, Mrs. Roe Cook, D. A. Harrision and First Trust & Savings Bank Middle Range: 21
Section: f
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 140
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1920 Sam Levy & Co., et al. v. Mrs. James Davis Montgomery Debt, Petition on Additional plaintiffs: Harris, Solinsky & Company and other various mercantile firms. Middle Range: 21
Section: F
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 143
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1919 W. H. Weiss v. City of Clarksville Montgomery Contract Dispute and Damages Middle Range: 21
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 136
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1919 Thomas Edwards v. Henry M. Lupton et al. Montgomery Contract Dispute and Damages Lupton was an agent for the firm of Clebsch & Schunemann, a tobacco dealership in Bremen, Germany. Middle Range: 21
Section: E
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 127
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1919 Thomas Edwards & Sons v. Insurance Co. of North America & Fire Assoc. of Philadelphia Montgomery Insurance Disputes The firm of Thomas Edwards & Sons operated a tobacco business in Clarksville. The sons' names were John and Edward. Middle Range: 21
Section: E
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 127
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1919 Mary S. Redman, admr. v. V. P. Carter Montgomery Estate Dispute/ Settlement Administratrix of James Redman. Attorney for the defendant, Austin Peay. Middle Range: 21
Section: H
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 165
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1918 Wash Langford v. State Montgomery Murder Originally charged with Mark Langford for the murder of Lee Varner. Two African-Americans accused of killing a white man. In two folders. 3 folders. Middle Range: 32
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 112
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1918 Tom Nat Weems v. W. H. Neblett Montgomery Debt Settlement Middle Range: 32
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 112
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1918 State v. J. T. Bryant Montgomery Murder Middle Range: 21
Section: D
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 120
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1918 R. L. Menees v. F. E. Ewing Montgomery Election Dispute Middle Range: 21
Section: D
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 120
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1917 First Trust & Savings Bank v. J. C.& Tom Nat Weems Montgomery Mortgage Dispute Witnesses include P. L. Harned, A. M. Leach, C. B. Lyle, Emory Kimbrough, George Fort, and John Cunningham. Middle Range: 21
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 98
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1917 Bank of Lafayette, Kentucky v. T. W. Seay et al. Montgomery Failure to Perform Official Duties Other defendants are A. H. Outlaw and D. W. Kenneda [sic] Middle Range: 21
Section: C
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 102
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1916 W. W. Riggins, et al. v. C. W. Taylor, et al. Montgomery Bond Dispute Middle Range: 21
Section: F
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 134
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1916 John B. Ferguson et al. v. Charles W. Tyler et al. Montgomery Other The defendant was County Judge of Montgomery County. The plaintiffs comprised the Community Board responsible for the improvement of roads, schools, and social/industrial advancement. Middle Range: 21
Section: H
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 160
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1916 City of Clarksville v. A. Green& Mrs. Rose Green Montgomery Other Other: Installing street light Middle Range: 21
Section: B
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 89
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1912 State v. Lewis Mallory Montgomery Unknown Bill of costs only. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 766
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1905 Southwestern Presbyterian University, et al. v. Presbyterian Synod of Tennessee, et al. Montgomery Land and Title Dispute Middle Range: 21
Section: F
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 144
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1905 Red River Furnace Company et al.v. The Tennessee Central R. R. Co. & The City of Clarksville Montgomery Election Dispute Opinion only (2 copies). City of Clarksville taxpayers sued to enjoin City from issued bonds to pay $100,000 subscription for capital stock of Nashville & Clarksville Railroad (name changed to Tennessee Central Railroad Company). Dispute re election held to vote on City's participation in stock subscription, which railroad proposed in 1901 in order to construct railroad line from Nashville to Clarksville. Pla. claimed various irregularities in election invalidated it. Opinion marked "For publication". Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 824
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1905 McGregor, et ux. v. Gill Montgomery Personal Injuries Opinion only. This is an action to recover damages for personal injuries sustained by Mrs. McGregor. Gill was a livery stable keeper in Clarksville. In 1902, he was called upon to furnish a white driver to convey Mrs. Draughon, her son and Mrs. McGregor to Clarksville from a stranded steam boat in the river. Gill sent Hatcher. McGregor was injured when wagon was overturned. Decree in favor of defendant Gill. Judge of the opinion that he exercised reasonable prudence in selection of wagon driver. Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 827
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1898 Wertheimer-Swartz Shoe Company v. H. Lowenthal et al. Montgomery Replevin Add defs: L. and Mrs. A. Lowenthal. In 1895, B. B. Williamson, a traveling salesman of plaintiff Co. sold to H. Lowenthal a bill of shoes for $400 and later another bill of $50 and both lots were received by him. A few days later, H. sold the shoes along with other stock of goods to his brother L. and Mrs. A. Lowenthal. Plaintiff argued that this sale was made to defraud them of their goods and here filed a bill of replevin to reclaim their shoe stock. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1188
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1898 Mary L. Baxter, admr. of N. Baxter v. J. M. Collier, Sheriff, et al. Montgomery Motion to Affirm Judgment Mary Baxter filed suit against Collier and his sureties on his official bond for non-return of a judgement issued by the court in 1896 for fees due N. Baxter, dec. Court of origin and docket number unknown. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1201
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1898 Harriet Annie Green v. Wesley Orgain et al Montgomery Breach of Contract Defendants: E. G. Dunlavy, admr. Of John M. Smith, dec. West Range: 84
Section: G
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 145
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1898 A. M. Anderson, exe., for the use of S. G. Anderson v. A. F. Smith Montgomery Petition to Compel Payment Court rendered a judgement against A. F. Smith for $4,253.40 after which he left the state until 1891. Plaintiff requested the defendant be made to pay the judgement plus interest of the prior debt. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1179
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1897 V. O. Hayes v. Bank of Lewisburg Montgomery Usury Hayes alleged that the bank forced him to assign about $11,500 worth of property to secure $8,300 of debt under threat of attachment. He further claimed that over the years he paid $3,000 worth of interest to the bank, 2/5ths of which was usurious. Exhibits include about 180 checks, notes, and bank statements from over the period in question. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1181
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1897 R. D. Moseley et al. v. The Electric Street Railway Company Montgomery Damages Additional Plaintiffs: J. H. Gerhart, Lizzie Gerhart, Lena Ragsdale, Edwin Moseley, and Corinne Moseley. Plaintiff filed suit against the defendant railway for $2,400 in damages for the hindrance the railway poses to their properties in Clarksville. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1201
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1897 Montgomery County, in error v. Mrs. Bettie M. Johnson Montgomery Damages Mrs. Johnson filed suit against the County for damages for running a public road through her lands. She was awarded $80 and the County appealed the judgement. There were several reversals prior to the case arriving at the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Exhibit includes a booklet of "The Road Law of Tennessee" March 1891. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1171
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1897 J. J. Crusman and N. L. Carney, admr. v. Commercial National Bank Montgomery Notes Crusman and Bryce Stewart began a limited partnership in a grocery firm in 1891. Stewart died in 1894 and Carney was his admr. Notes were executed by Crusman to M. Cheatham prior to and after Stewart's death. The bank claimed that the estate of Stewart was responsible for these debts. Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1156
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1897 H. N. Leech. admr. of R. H. McFall v. McCormack Harvesting Machine Company Montgomery Recovery of Money/ Wages Leech filed suit to recover $120 as the price alleged for a McCormack Binder claimed to have been sold to R. H. McFall, who died since the suit began. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1201
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1897 H. C. Bigbee v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company Montgomery Damages Plaintiff sued the defendant railroad for damages sustained to his crops when cattle trampled them after the defendant removed the fence and cattle guard for repair. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1201
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1897 Bryant Peterson, in error v. City of Clarksville Montgomery Gaming The City charged Peterson with gaming and found guilty. He appealed for a new trial to the circuit court. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1181
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1896 Young and Beach v. N. L. Pegram et al. Montgomery Debt on Account Additional Defendants: James Pegram, E. C. Pegram, W. A. Pegram. Plaintiff grocers sued the defendants to recover about $105 in debt due from the farmers on their account. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1183
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1896 W. W. Darden et al. v. W. A. Oneal Montgomery Fraud Additional Plaintiffs: M. T. Keele and Joshua Ford. Plaintiff, W. W. Darden, for himself and for the use of M. T. Keele and Joshua Ford, sued defendant Oneal claiming that the Jack he sold them turned out to be moon-eyed and was not, as the defendant claimed, a Spanish jack or the jack known as Black Sam, Jr. that was of a high pedigree. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1061
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1896 W. Mallory v. State Montgomery Murder, 2nd degree William Mallory, alias W. Garrard, was accused of shooting and killing his stepfather Luke Allen, dec. 1895. Allen was supposedly a “violent and cruel man” and had broken Mallory’s mother’s leg. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1180
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1896 Mrs. Nannie T. Johnson, admr. Polk G. Johnson, dec. v. Mrs. Lucy E. Williams Montgomery Estate Settlement Per the original bill: Plaintiff was the admr. and wife of Polk Johnson, dec. who at the time of his death was admr. Of the estate of Walker Williams, dec. In the act of settling the estate of Walker Williams, Polk Johnson incurred travel/legal expenses. Suit aims to "recover expenses incurred by him, and for professional services" since the estate was in New York state. The defendant is the mother of Walker Williams, who denied her liability. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1056
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1896 Mrs. Mary Irvin, next friend of Anna Irvin et al. v. Wesley Orgain and E. G. Dunlavey, admrs. of John M. Smith, dec., et al. Montgomery Wills, Contested Add Defs: John Cross, Elizabeth Langford, Thomas Hodge, J. M. Hodge, William Finney, Hattie Finney, J. N. Holloway. Mary Irvin was next friend for Anna Stewart Irvin, Grace Irvin, & Abbie Irvin, all minors. They claimed to possess the last will & testament of John M. Smith & applied for probate. The defendant administrators petitioned to dismiss the probate, claiming the paper they possessed was not the last will of the deceased. See also J. S. Cross v. W. Orgain, E. G. Dunlavy, admrs., MT1186 Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1169
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1896 J. S. Cross v. W. Orgain, E. G. Dunlavy, admrs. Montgomery Estate Dispute Defendants are admrs of John M. Smith, dec 1896. Smith was Cross’s uncle. After Mrs. Smith died in 1875, Cross stayed to take care of Smith and Smith said he’d write him into his will. Cross here brought suit to be paid for his services from the estate, around $300 per year from 1875 to 1896. See also Anna Irvin et al. v. Wesley Orgain and E. G. Dunlavey, admrs. of John M. Smith, dec., et al., MT1169 Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1186
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1896 Globe Building and Loan Association for the use of John I. Jackson v. Home Fire Insurance Company of New York Montgomery Insurance Claims and Policies The plaintiff sued the defendant on behalf of Jackson for $400, the cost of the mortgage on the home that Jackson owned, which burned down while insured by the defendant. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1175
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1896 Daniel and Kate Dineen v. The City of Clarksville and B. W. Macrae Montgomery Injunction In 1860, Gen. W. A. Quarles owned a lot which he subdivided. A. R. Hall owned a portion, as did C. Dineen, the plaintiff’s father. Hall attempted to alter an alley on the lot and Dineen filed an injunction. Macrae then took over Hall's portion of the lot and similarly attempted to alter the alley and so Dineen again filed an injunction. Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1156
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1896 D. W. Kennedy et al. v. Montgomery County et al. AND A. H. Mumford et al. v. Montgomery County et al. Montgomery Taxation, Petition to Stop These cases concern a challenge to the legality of the County and it officials to levy a tax made in April 1894 for railroad purposes. The named plaintiffs and other citizens of Montgomery County filed an injunction to stop the taxation. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1169
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