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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 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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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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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 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 Additional Defs: John Cross, Elizabeth Langford, Thomas Hodge, J. M. Hodge, William Finney, Hattie Finney, J. N. Holloway, and too many more to list. Mary Irvin was next friend for Anna Stewart Irvin, Grace Irvin, and Abbie Irvin, all minors. They claimed to possess the last will and testament of John M. Smith and applied for probate. The defendant administrators petitioned to dismiss the probate, claiming the paper they possessed was not the last will of the deceased. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1169
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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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1896 City of Clarksville v. Mrs. E. M. Bailey Montgomery Debt on Account The City sued the defendant for reimbursement of the $125.90, the cost of installing pavement along 321 feet of the defendants property to comply with the ordinance of the city. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1175
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1896 C. T. Winn v. B. R. Mobley et al. Montgomery Petition to Recover Land/Property In 1881, Willis Winn and wife died, leaving a large family. Mobley, who worked at a tobacco warehouse, had married one of their daughters and they moved out to the farm to take care of the land and children. When C. T. Winn came of age, he left Mobley's for Kentucky, returned in 1895, and killed Mobley after Mobley allegedly seduced one of his sisters. Winn filed suit to claim his half interest with Mobley in 3 tracts of land, which were the inheritance of Mobley's minor children. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1167
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1896 Bob Walton (col.) v. R. D. Moseley, exe. of G. M. Pardue, dec. et al. Montgomery Land and Title Dispute Additional Defendants: Mrs. Elizabeth B. Pardue, Elizabeth A. Pardue, Samuel H. Pardue (last two minors). In 1882, Walton purchased 2 joined lots in Williams Addition in Clarksville (previously owned by Sam Cross, col. and A. Ewing) from Dr. G. M. Pardue. Walton claimed that the purchase for $250 was done without notes as the he worked for Dr. Pardue for $1 per day. Walton claimed that Pardue told him he paid off the land and he requested that the defendants deliver the deed to him for registration. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1171
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1895 William Evans v. State Montgomery Murder The State charged Evans with the shooting murder of Fan M. Weakley. Evans was the son-in-law of Weakley and at the time was involved in a divorce case with Weakley's daughter. The circuit court convicted Evans of 2nd degree murder and sentenced him to 10 years hard labor in the penitentiary a Nashville. Middle Range: 37
Section: A
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1095
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1895 W. M. Saunders, next friend of W. C. Saunders v. The Gracey-Woodward Iron Co. Montgomery Damages Pltf. sued for $10,000 in damages after his son, W. C. Saunders, was permanently injured while working in negligent conditions/circumstances of the dfnt. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1046
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1895 Thomas Herndon v. J. C. Kendrick et al. Montgomery Petition to Compel Sale Additional Defendants: C. D. Runyon, W. H. Trunley, T. R. Hancock and Wilcox, Louis G. Wood, Wesley Drane, and additional 12 defendants. Plaintiff, Thomas Herndon filed suit against the defendants, eleven warehouse firms of Clarksville, to compel them to sell him tobacco at their auction. Herndon claimed that all persons have a right to buy tobacco at their public sales despite the defendants position that one must be a member of the Clarksville Tobacco Board of Trade. Info on local tobacco trade. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1063
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1895 The Clarksville Steam Laundry Company v. H. S. Kellogg Montgomery Possession, Unlawful Incomplete case file. Contains the consolidated record of "appeal from two judgements, rendered against the Clarksville Steam Laundry Co." The plaintiff's complaint is that H. S. Kellogg wrongfully took possession of one boiler and one filter. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1056
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1895 State v. L. A. Ragsdale et al. Montgomery Taxation, Assessment The State and Montgomery County brought suit against the defendants for the assessment and payment of taxes for the years 1893 and 1894. Middle Range: 37
Section: A
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1097
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1895 J. M. Felts v. Adams & Neblett Montgomery Breach of Contract Adam & Neblett: John Adams and John S. Neblett. Felts purchased seven tons of fertilizer from dfnts., accruing a debt of $231. Felts refused to pay, claiming the fertilizer was useless and thus voided the contract. Adams & Neblett sued to recover debt, and won. This is Felts' appeal and plea for relief from an execution on a barn of his tobacco. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1046
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1895 First National Bank of Clarksville, Tennessee v. J. H. Meacham et al. Montgomery Non-payment of Bank Note Additional Defendants: Thomas Herndon and T. P. Major of the firm Herndon & Major. The plaintiff bank sued for recovery of a debt of $4500 from the defendants on a note the plaintiff bank held. Middle Range: 36
Section: F
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1067
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1895 Fanny Weaks v. State Montgomery Robbery Plaintiff in error and Spot Scruggs were accused of stealing a pocket book from Frank Turner. Turner testified that he had been drinking with plaintiff and Scruggs for several hours before they took him into an alley and robbed him. Middle Range: 36
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1028
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