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Year Case Name County Cause/Crime Case Description Division Location # Pages Actions
1891 Franklin Bank v. W. A. Settle et al. Montgomery Debt Add. Defendants: Annie Settle, James L. Glenn, Moses and Blanche L. Fletcher, and The Knights of Pythias, Cumberland Lodge No. 17. Pla. claims def. is indebted to them for several notes which remain unpaid. Pla. complains that def. has transferred property to his wife in order to conceal it from his creditors. Pla. further complains that The Knights of Pythias are indebted to the def. for brick work completed by def. Case file notes def. owned a brickyard which is now insolvent. 2 folders Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 857
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1891 Franklin Bank v. M. L. Rudolph Montgomery Debt Plaintiff is seeking the payment of two notes due from the defendant in the sum of $408. Defendant admits the existence of said notes but claims they were made under circumstances which prohibit recovery against him. Plaintiff further argues that said notes were actually made in his father's (J. R. Rudolph) name and were signed by him out of convenience and only after the suggestion of the bank cashier. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 890
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1891 Franklin Bank v. Kendrick, Pettus, & Co. Montgomery Debt Dispute This case is to settle a dispute of debt over a lien placed on the mill of the defendants. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 882
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1891 Franklin Bank of Clarksville v. J. W. Johnson (col.) et al. Montgomery Bank Note A bank loan was given to J.W. Johnson (col) in the amount of $880.00 for a parcel of land. The note was executed with bank employee W.S. Poindexter as a surety. Defendant defaulted on debt after Poindexter's death. Additional Defendants W.S. Poindexter, Kate C. Poindexter (admr) Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 843
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1891 Franklin Bank et al. v. C. W. Tyler Montgomery Debt Additional plaintiffs: H. C. Merritt and R. H. Poindexter. Merritt and Poindexter are assignees of the bank, appointed to wind up its affairs for the benefit of creditors. Plaintiffs claim the defendant is surety on a note due to the bank by W. M. Rollow as well as the owner of an overdrawn account. Def. notes that he is the County Judge and financial agent for Montgomery County, and it was in this capacity that he wrote the checks in controversy. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 890
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1891 F. B. Q. Clothing Co. et al. v. B. Friedman et al. Montgomery Debt Additional pla: A. R. Gholson. Additional defendants: Isidor Bacherig, W. H. Turner, A. Friedman, E. Glick and Joe May. B. Friedman owned a mercantile business located in a rented building on Franklin Street in Clarksville, Tennessee. When Friedman's business failed he made general assignment of his property to L. Jonas. Gholson was appointed receiver. The defendants, including several past employees of Friedman, are creditors. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 890
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1891 Bryce Stewart v. Edward Shackleford et al. Montgomery Debt Additional defendants: Gertrude and W. W. Old, James, Amanda, Mamie, Lewis, Birdie, Irene, and Mary Shackleford, and Agnus and Samuel Wilcox. Plaintiff and Edward Shackleford were joint owners of over 16,000 acres of land located in Huston County, TN. Edward was also indebted to the plaintiff in the sum of $3,105. To secure this debt, Edward executed a deed to said lands in the form of a mortgage. Plaintiff complains the debt has never been paid and is now seeking foreclosure. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 892
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1891 Bank of Adairville & Buck & Morrow v. Hancock Hallums & Co. et al. Montgomery Debt Additional defendant: W. J. Ely Assignee of Hancock Hallums and Co. Buck and Morrow were indebted to Hancock Hallums and Co. in the sum of $6339 which was secured by a mortgage. Buck and Morrow also drew a draft for Hancock and Hallums for four payments totaling $3,000. This draft eventually became the property of the Bank of Adairville. In 1890 Hancock and Hallums became insolvent. Buck and Morrow now claim they are entitled to a credit on their debt. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 890
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1891 Adams, Gill& Co, et al. v. John Adams & D. B. Smith Montgomery Debt Plaintiff alleged that defendants bought a large lot of tobacco, which was paid for by the firm in which defendant Adams is also a member of. Plaintiffs stated that defendants owed the firm $904.61 for the purchase of the tobacco lot. Additional Plaintiffs: R.D. Mosley Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 843
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1890 The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. R. F. Brake Montgomery Injury and Damages Case and appeal from a judgment against Railroad Company. Brake was injured on the job and awarded $1,900.00. The railroad company appealed judgment stating Brake was an independent contractor of a man named Gould, appeal was overruled and judgment upheld Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 843
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1890 T. L. Yancey v. S. H. Morgan, admr. Montgomery Debt Plaintiff is the guardian of Thomas P. Randle, a minor. Defendant is the administrator of the estate of John Waller (dec'd). Plaintiff states that J. Waller is justly indebted to his as guardian in the sum of $944.00. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 860
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1890 Mrs. Mattie Brawner v. B. R. Mobley et al Montgomery Land, Partition of Add. Defendants: E. Mobley, Thaddeus M., Charles T., Samuel W., Jacob R., Evy J., Lizzie E. Winn, E. B. Winn, Aaron M. Winn, & Willie Gunn. Father of the plaintiff, W. H. Winn, died in 1881 without properly partitioning the land in his estate. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 860
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1890 John Gilmore v. State Montgomery Murder Pla. in error is accused of shooting and killing Abe Clardy. Gilmore and the victim were members of the same church and were on opposites sides of a debate regarding the employment of their current church pastor, Ephraim Dennis. The debate stemmed from a suit won by the church involving the title to the church property. The church sustained debt from said suit, and some in the church leadership wished to, "turn the pastor off," until debts were paid. This appears to have been an African American church. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 868
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1890 J. G. Pickering v. Rev. Henry Japes Montgomery Nuisance Plaintiff is the owner of a lot and has the right to use a certain entrance through his gate. In 1888, the defendant erected a gate fence and certain obstructions across the private entrance to the plaintiff's land. In doing so, the defendant committed a nuisance by obstructing the plaintiff's use of his own entry way to his land. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 860
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1890 H. C. Merritt v. C. W. Tyler Montgomery Taxation Disputes Plaintiff brought the suit to be enjoined from paying any sum out of his Railroad fund or from any other source for taxes outside the $2,500 from his salary as prescribed by the Acts of July 1870. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 860
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1890 B. W. Ussery v. P. H. Keesee et al Montgomery Debt Add. Defendants: A. E. Keesee & W. W. McMurry. The parties were engaged in the business of buying and stripping tobacco for resale under the firm name of P. H. Keesee & Company. The business proved to be a great loss and the partners settled in court in a case that gave the plaintiff $2,492.41 for his share of the business. A tract of land belonging to the def. was transferred to A. E. Keesee as means of defrauding the pla. from collecting said debt. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 860
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1889 The Peoples Bank v. The Franklin Bank Montgomery Bank Note A check was drawn by an unnamed party from the Peoples Bank for $260 payable to T.M. Morgan and signed by J.R. Young, the depositor of the plaintiff. Though check as suspicious, since it as endorsed by the defendant, the plaintiff paid the amount. It was later discovered to be a forgery. Plaintiff demanded the defendant to return the money, which they had failed and refused to do. Plaintiff suing for said $260. Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 827
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1889 T. J. Munford v. W. T. Dortch et al. Montgomery Debt Additional defendants: A. C. Hewitt the regular guardian of W. H. Dortch, and A. R. Gholson. Plaintiff and W. T. Dortch were partners in the milling business in Clarksville, Tennessee for seven years under the firm name of Dortch and Mumford. Upon dissolution of the partnership Dortch was greatly indebted to Mumford. This case is consolidted with "Clarksville National Bank for use of A. R. Hudson v. W. T. Dortch, et al." Add. materials located in MT 884. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 784
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1889 State v. Harper Jordan & Allen McCullum Montgomery Murder Harper Jordan, a 24 year old blacksmith, and McCullum charged for murdering John T. Nolen. A hand-drawn map of the blacksmith shop and surrounding area can be found in State v. Harper Jordan in MT OV 11. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 759
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1889 State v. Harper Jordan Montgomery Murder Exhibit only. A hand-drawn map of blacksmith shop and surrounding area where John T. Nolen was murdered. This map was filed by . H. Marable as exhibit to his testimony. Allen McCullum was also accused of murdering Nolen. See case State v. Harper Jordan and Allen McCullum (MT 759). Middle Range: 34
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: Oversize Box 11
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1889 State for use of Allan Vanwaver v. C. W. Staton, et al. Montgomery Damages State, for use of Vanwaver, sued Vanwaver, sheriff, and his securities for $1000 damage for disobeying the orders made by Criminal Judge Charles W. Tyler under habeas corpus to discharge Vanwaver from custody. Court ruled that defendant sureties recover from plaintiff the cost of the suit. Vanwaver appealed. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 779
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1889 Sarah Nesbit et al. v. A. R. Gholson et al. Montgomery Property Dispute Additional plaintiff: Leonard Nesbit, Jenny B. Smith, and Bessie M. Nesbit. Additional defendant: William N. Grauch, Newell Jabe, and William Eliezer. Dispute is in regard to the estate of J.B. Stakes dec.. Sarah Nesbit is the daughter of J.B. Stakes. The property in question is described as lying in district 8 of Dickson County. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 778
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1889 Mary J. Brandon et al. v. Lizzie Wiel et al. Montgomery Land and Title Dispute Additional plaintiffs: S.O.W. Brandon, Oliver Brandon, Mary Brandon, George & Robert Brandon, Bell Kirby and Patrick Kirby. Additional defendants: Lizzie O'Bryen, Peter T. Barksdale, John Northington and Wyatt Barker. Land and title dispute dating back to 1859. Brandon claimed ownership from her deceased father Joseph Reynolds who obtained it from his sister Elizabeth Dolan. A person called Bilbo claimed ownership through contract with her. Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 833
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1889 John P. Manson & E. M. Manson v. R. R. Neale & W. J. Johnston Montgomery Debt Dispute Ella Manson had bought a tract of 250 acres from her father's estate for $3750. She became indebted to Neale and Johnston. Manson sued for injunction against Neale and Johnston from selling the land until an account was taken and the true amount due Neale was determined. 2 folders. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 817
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1889 John A. Gholson v. H. C. Merritt, admr., et al. Montgomery Estate Dispute Additional Defendants: John S. Neblett, exec. of Patti Neblett, George A. Neblett, Hartwell Marable, and Douglass Marable; and John Marable, guardian of H. and D. Marable. H.C. Merritt was admr. of M.G. Gholson and Sallie Gholson. Middle Range: 34
Section: F
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 698
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1889 James W. Mulholland v. James Mareety Montgomery Debt Settlement Plaintiff was a tenant on a certain tract of land and later sold it to the defendant. The defendant never paid the note executed to the plaintiff for the land and is now indebted to the plaintiff. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 779
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1889 J. W. B. Stephens & Wife v. Montgomery County& C.W. Tyler Montgomery Debt The plaintiffs are seeking money due to them from a judgment awarded in 1880 for damage to their homestead caused by the construction of a new highway. Tyler was a judge in Montgomery County who, instead of issuing the money from the judgment to the plaintiffs, offset the judgment with another past judgment against them. The plaintiffs are seeking the original judgment. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 772
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1889 J. H. Mobley v. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. Montgomery Debt Mobley sued Railroad Co. for $18 damages from a mulch cow that was killed. Court ruled in plaintiff's favor. Railroad Co. appealed. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 771
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1889 Dorrell Suitor v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. Montgomery Damages Suitor sued railroad co. for killing 1 mule and injuring another to his damage less than $500. Court ruled in favor of plaintiff. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 781
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1889 Clarksville National Bank for use of A. R. Hudson v. W. T. Dortch, et al. Montgomery Debt Additional defendants: H.C. Mentill, guardian for W.H. Dortch, minor. Bank had received two judgments against W.T. Dortch previously for debt. This case discusses life insurance policy obtained by W.P. Hume with the Connecticut Mutual Insurance Co. His children became owners of policy. One of whom, Lena Hume, married W.T. Dortch who gifted the 1/3 interest in insurance policy to his son, W.H. Dortch, minor. Plaintiff charges action as void and the interest in policy be subject to payment of debt. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 779
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1889 Bryce Stewart v. City of Clarksville Montgomery Damages Stewart sued the City of Clarksville for $5000 damages for taking a tract of land belonging to him and converting it to their own use by building a street. Files includes map showing where street runs through plaintiff's property. Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 833
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1889 Ambrose Talliaferro v. Robert Bigbee et al Montgomery Land, Sale of Add. defendants: D. B. Smith, W. D. Meriweather, R. Lester, & John Lockert. In 1884, the parties entered into a contract for the purchase of a tract of land for $2,200. The plaintiff paid in cash $933 and executed notes to pay the balance over two years. The defendant convinced the plaintiff to give him one of the notes for $300 early and in return he would execute a note of sale for another part of the land and give credit for the funds towards his balance, but he failed to produce the deed. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 818
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1889 Adams, Gill & Co. v. E. Wilson & Wife Montgomery Debt John Adams, B.F. Gill, and R.D. Moseley partners under firm name Adams, Gill & Co. Additional defendants: Fannie E.K. Wilson and the First National Bank. Adams, Gill & Co. were a tobacco warehouse firm and had received judgment against E. Wilson & Co. for $957.45. Plaintiffs wants defendants' $1000 of stock in the First National Bank to be levied and sold to pay for defendants' debt. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 779
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1888 Tatum Embrey & Company v. W. D. Tomlinson Montgomery Wrongful Possession The plaintiff states that the defendant unlawfully detained his oxen, log wagons and five chains worth eighty five dollars. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 752
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1888 State v. Montgomery County Montgomery County Issues Additional material in MT 839. Taxes and other funds were paid to the Sheriff of Montgomery County and they failed to pass certain funds over to the state. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 748
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1888 S. A. Caldwell v. Allen G. Hall Montgomery Non-payment of Bank Note Debt on note for under $500. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 753
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1888 Robert Scott v. Louisville& Nashville Railroad Montgomery Negligence Scott was an employee of Railroad and is sued them for $5000 in damages for negligence; having been thrown from a hand car and run over by it, breaking his leg. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 765
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1888 Richard Ledbetter v. C. W. Greenfield & wife, et al. Montgomery Breach of Contract C. W. Greenfield's wife is Nannie Greenfield. Additional defendant: Thomas L. Yancey. Contract was made to build a house. When it was completed, Mrs. Greenfield advised Mr. Yancey not to pay for it as she would not receive it. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 748
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1888 Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. v. J. L. Stafford Montgomery Negligence Stafford was employed to Railroad Company as a brakeman. In the process of compiling two cars, his arm was caught in-between and smashed badly enough it had to be amputated. Stafford claims it was the Railroad's negligence, but Railroad charges that it was Stafford's negligence for not applying for a compiling stick or having another man on top to apply the brakes. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 765
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1888 Louisville & Nashville Rail Road Company v. J. S. Grumbly Montgomery Damages Damages for ejection Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 687
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1888 Joseph A. Tate, et al. v. C. W. & M. S. Tyler, et al. Montgomery Debt Additional Plaintiff: A. W. Tate (wife of Joseph A.). Additional defendant: Polk G. Johnson. Debt due on note for tract of land. Case name is also listed on some documents as Charles W. Tyler v. Mrs. A. W. Tate, et al. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 750
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1888 J. M. Collier v. Montgomery County Montgomery Conflict of State Laws Collier claims that, during his term as Montgomery County sheriff, he was deprived of control of the county jail & workhouse (and revenue derived therefrom), and that such deprivation resulted from the county's actions under a state law passed in 1883. This state law provided for the appointment of commissioners to oversee the county jail & workhouse. Collier argued this law was unconstitutional. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 740
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1888 J. H. Meacham v. Herndon Young & Company Montgomery Debt on Account Judgment for Plaintiff for $135 balance on account. Defendant holds mortgage on tobacco crop. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 729
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1888 J. E. Moseley v. J. W. Stephens Montgomery Damages Plaintiff is Sherriff of Montgomery County. This is an appeal to 1881 J.W.B. Stephens v. Montgomery County. This case revolves around the payment of a judgment recovering damages $415 to defendants homestead due to 'having made a highway thereon'. Plaintiff does not feel def. claim is supported by law, due to questionable value and clear title to said homestead. Platt showing 70 tract bisected by Keysburg Rd. along Red River on pg. 17. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 794
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1888 Henry Bryan & Wife v. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. Montgomery Damages for Wrongful Death 10 year old African American boy was sitting on a road when a passenger train crossed it and killed the boy, cutting in into two pieces. His parents sued the railroad company for negligently, maliciously and willfully running over and killing their son. They claim $10,000 in damages. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 767
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1888 H. C. Merriet v. W. J. Manning Montgomery Damages Plaintiff rented a farm to defendant. The plaintiff told the defendant if he did not sell all his tobacco he would have to pay a fee. The defendant hid the tobacco so that he did not have to pay the fee. Plaintiff wishes to collect damages on the debt. Also: W.J. Manning v. H.C. Merriet Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 747
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1888 D. W. Greer v. J. O. Langford Montgomery Debt Dispute Action began when the defendant executed a note to the plaintiff for a mule sold to him. The defendant failed to pay the note by the due date, but kept the mule. The plaintiff filed the motion and won judgment for the amount of the note and interest. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 761
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1888 Clarksville National Bank v. Thomas J. Munford, et al. Montgomery Debt Additional defendants: Mrs. Eleanor Galbraith, Mrs. E. M. Bailey, W. T. Dostch. Bailey is the executor of J. E. Bailey, deceased. Debt due on notes. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 750
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1888 C. W. Staton v. William M. Rollow Montgomery County Issues Staton was elected sheriff of Montgomery County with all the rights to the office. Defendant illegally withheld custody and control of certain prisons and their prisoners. Defendant claims he has rights to do so as the county jailer. Related to Staton v. Montgomery County (14059) in MT 746. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 755
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1888 C. W. Staton v. Montgomery County Montgomery County Issues Staton was elected sheriff with all of the rights and privileges of the office but was denied control of some of the jails by the county jailer. Related to Staton v. William M. Rollow (14990) in MT 755. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 746
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