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Year Case Name County Cause/Crime Case Description Division Location # Pages Actions
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 W. J. Smith v. Susie Boyd Montgomery Replevin This case regarded the ownership of horses, Louis R., King, and Katie B.. G. Q. Boyd, Susie's husband, had traded horses that belonged to his father, William Boyd. Smith was in possession of said horses and Susie sued to obtain them. Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1250
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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 The Clarksville and Russellville Turnpike Co. v. Montgomery County Montgomery Damages Add plf: H. C. Merritt. The plf Co. claimed that the county built a freed bridge near its toll bridge effectively devaluing the toll bridge. Plf Co. sued for damages of $10,000. See also MT 1042 Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1226
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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 Mary G. Stacker v. Lizzie Weill Montgomery Mortgage Dispute Weill owed Stacker mortgage on a tract of land. Also mentions Polk G. Johnson. See also F. G. Gilbert v. Lizzie Weill, MT 1250 Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1250
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1897 Martha J. Scruggs et al. v. Levi S. Scruggs et al. Montgomery Alimony Add plf: W. H. Scruggs, Charles D. Scruggs, W. T. Nix, Lula S. Nix, J. L. Scruggs. Add def: John H. Scruggs, Wesley Orgain, E. G. Dunlevy, C. D. Bailey. Martha and Levi were married until 1871 when Levi left and married another woman without first divorcing. John H. and add plf are their children. Orgain and Dunlevy were exe of John M. Smith dec. 1896. Levi was an heir. Martha here sued for alimony and divorce. Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1250
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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. See additional pages (135) in MT 1222. 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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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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1896 Claud Fox v. S. C. Davis Montgomery Default on Promissory Note Fox sought to recover $175 promissory note executed by the Sallie C. Davis and endorsed to the plaintiff by M. Sagmore. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1209
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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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1896 A. H. Munford v. B. L. Rice and Montgomery County Montgomery Taxation, Petition to Stop Munford contested the legality of a railroad tax that Rice and the County levied against his property for $14.70, for which they announced the sale of his property to recover said tax. Munford requested a Writ of certiorari and supersedeas to halt sale. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1181
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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 TN Coal, Iron and Railroad Co. v. S. E. Wilson Montgomery Debt on Account Plaintiff Co. filed suit to recover $1,750 from Wilson for chopping timber on his land. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1196
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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 Jim Dud Northington v. State Montgomery Murder, 1st degree The State charged Northington, Pete Humphreys, and Edmond Fort with the stabbing murder of Henry L. Baker. Northington appealed his conviction and sentence of 12 years in the state penitentiary for 2nd degree murder. Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 1164
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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 H. P. Gholson and W. T. Rose in error v. State Montgomery Contempt of Court State charged Gholson, an attorney, and Rose with contempt of court for filing an affidavit that was "grossly slanderous and disrespectful to the court" and fined them $50. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1201
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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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1895 E. P. Turnley, Assignee of R. H. Walker & Company v. H. N. Leech and Mike Savage Montgomery Debt Dispute This consolidated case was a dispute over assets of R. H. Walker & Company totaling $750. Defendants, Leech and Savage, were attorneys for the Plaintiff until 1893. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1056
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1895 Cornelius H. Willard v. Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company Montgomery Injury Plaintiff, Cornelious Wilard, sued for $1975 for personal injury to his hip and ribs resulting from a train's cross beam striking him as he atttempted to jump of the tracks to escape the oncoming train within the city limits of Clarksville. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1047
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1895 Clarksville & Russellville Turnpike Co. v. T. N. Randle Montgomery Debt Pltfs. charged dfnt. with not paying tolls. Six times the dfnt. passed the second gate on the Red River Pike owned by the pltf. Middle Range: 36
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1043
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1895 C. D. Bailey v. H. T. and Wesley Drane, exe. of Walter H. Drane et al. Montgomery Tax Collection Additional Defendants: Wesley Drane, Mrs. Bettie W. Drane, Miss Rosa F. Drane, William M. Drane, Walter D. Martin, Fidelity Trust and Safety Vault Co., Louisville Trust Co., Woody Keesee, Mrs. Eliza K. Woodridge,and Ed Drane. Plaintiff sued the defendants for a proper accounting of the estate of Walter H. Drane, deceased and payment of the taxes due on estate. Bailey, as a clerk of the state, requested a lien be enforced if necessary. Middle Range: 37
Section: A
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1097
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1895 Burrell Black v. State Montgomery Assault with Intent to Kill Plaintiff in error was accused of shooting Marian Bass (aka Dock) with intent to kill. Plaintiff was allegedly angry with Bass for assisting a constable with his arrest several years earlier. Bass also testified that plaintiff shot and killed is dog. Plaintiff claimed he shot in self-defense after a rock was thrown at him. Bass was described as a 50 year old farmer and father of a 15 year old son (George Bass). Middle Range: 36
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1028
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1895 Ben Leavell v. State Montgomery Rape Plaintiff in error was accused of rape and having intercourse with a female under the age of sixteen. Plaintiff admitted to a relationship with Mary Moore but stated the intercourse was consensual. Casefile notes Moore lived with her mother and father in district 3 of Montgomery County. Middle Range: 36
Section: D
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1030
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1894 State v. Thomas Ledford Montgomery Tax Violation Ledford was convicted of Assault and Battery with intent to kill. The case was for a motion to re-tax the costs of the case. Initially taxed to Montgomery County, the motion would have said costs "taxed to and paid by the state of Tennessee." Middle Range: 36
Section: B
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 966
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