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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 Ussery & Gholson, exe. v. J. J Crusman et al. AND Thomas H. Elliot v. N. L. Carney, admr. et al. Montgomery Default on Promissory Note 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 prior to and after Stewart's death including to B. W. Ussery and Elliot. Ussery died, leaving B. R. Ussery and A. R. Gholson, as admrs. of his estate, to file suit to collect the unpaid debt from the estate of Bryce Stewart. See also, Wathen v. Carney in same box and J. J. Crusman and N. L. Carney, admr. v. Commercial National Bank in MT 1156. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1211
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1898 Mrs. Mary Scott v. John Taylor and Ann Taylor Montgomery Ejectment While the main bill is for ejectment, the suit involves a dispute between the parties as to the dividing line of ownership of a property known as "lot 54 of the Reynolds property." Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1215
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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. Dunlavey, 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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1898 A. A. Gordon et al. v. Ora Gordon et al. Montgomery Land, Sale of Defendants: Elma Gordon, Minnie Gordon, Charles Booth. Additional parties: James A. Gordon, dec., Josephine Gordon, Nannie B. Gordon, G. D. Hook, Laura Gordon, Aquila Harris. The plaintiffs requested the partition or sale of land in accordance with the will of James A. Gordon, dec. West Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1209
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1897 Wesley Orgain and E. C. Dunlavey, admrs. Of John M. Smith, dec. et al. in error v. Mrs. Mary Irvine, next friend Montgomery Wills, Contested Add. Pltfs: Anna Stewart Irvin, Grace Irvine, and Abbie Irvin, all minors represented by next friend Mary Irvine. Add. Defs: John Cross, Elizabeth Langford, Thomas Hodge, J. M. Hodge, William Finney and wife Hattie Finney, J. N. Holloway, Thad. Jones and wife Eliza Jones, James P. Dicks, and George W. Hodge. The Irvines filed suit to have the purported will and testament of John M. Smith probated as such. Orgain and codefendants contested the claim. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1205
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1897 Wertheimer-Swartz Shoe Company v. Faris Brothers Montgomery Replevin Plaintiff filed a bill to recover certain goods and merchandise they claimed the defendants fraudulently procured from the plaintiffs. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1215
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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 Savage & Payne v. N. L. Carney, admr. Montgomery Debt Pls: A. G. Payne and Michael Savage were assignees of J. J. Crusman. Defs: The Chattanooga National Building & Loan Association, Clarksville National Bank, Carney admr. of Bryce Stewart. J. J. Crusman and Stewart started a business together. Stewart put in $45,000 capital and Crusman put no money in. Stewart died and the firm accrued debt. Crusman attempted to pay the debt but couldn’t. Plaintiffs here attempted to collect on said debt. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1196
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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 Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company in error v. J. O. Turner Montgomery Damages Turner bought a ticket to take the evening train at Gutherie for Clarksville but decided to wait until the morning. When he presented his ticket to the conductor while on the train the next day, the conductor told him it was not for that day and invalid. Turner refused to exit the train and was "put off." Turner sued the railroad for damages. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1205
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1897 J. R. Lewis v. Annie E. Lewis Montgomery Divorce A married couple. Anna filed for a divorce, alimony and custody of their three children. She stated J. R. had been abusive. J. R. stated that she had been unfaithful. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1196
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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 J. G. Sheppard v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company Montgomery Injury and Damages Sheppard sued the defendant railroad for damages for the loss of his arm when he was struck by a box car at a public crossing on 2nd Street in Clarksville. Case file includes an 1895 Atlantic Reporter, Vol. 33 No. 1 that contains many reported cases including guidance on tort claims. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1205
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1897 J. B. Wathen & Bro. Co. v. N. L. Carney admr. of Bryce Stewart, dec. Montgomery Default on Promissory Note 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 prior to and after Stewart's death. Wathen claimed the estate of Stewart was liable to repay the debt. See also, Ussery & Gholson, exe. v. J. J Crusman et al. AND Thomas H. Elliot v. N. L. Carney, admr. et al. in same box and J. J. Crusman and N. L. Carney, admr. v. Commercial National Bank in MT 1156. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1196
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1897 H. P. Gholson v. J. W. Finney and wife Montgomery Injunction J. M. Smith dec. 1896 intestate. Finney and his wife Hattie believed they were entitled to part of the estate and sold their interest to Gholson for $4,000 of which he paid $1,000 and made a note for $3,000. However, nieces of Smith claimed that he had completed a will before he died. That matter was also being decided in court and Gholson here filed an injunction against the Finneys to keep them from transferring his note. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1196
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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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