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Year Case Name County Cause/Crime Case Description Division Location # Pages Actions
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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1888 Bryce Stewart v. W. P. Hambaugh, et al. Montgomery Debt Additional defendant: P. C. Hambaugh. P. C. and William P. Hambaugh are partners doing business under the name of W. P. Hambaugh & Co. N. T. Huffman managed a farm that belonged to the plaintiff. The plaintiff said that he sent him money and asked that he not buy anything and charge it in the plaintiff's name. The defendants claim that Huffman purchased items for the farm on account. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 750
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1888 Blanche S. Stacker v. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company Montgomery Negligence Stacker seeks to recover damages for death of husband caused by the Railroad company's negligence; for not giving George Stacker enough time to leave the train after collecting his pay before the train departed. Question as to how much was negligence on Stacker's part vs. the Railroad Company. Court's verdict: Railroad Company owes Stacker's widow $7,000 for damages. Case contained in two folders. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 763
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1887 W.W. McMurry v. Garth Brockman et al Montgomery Debt Settlement Additional defendants: Def.'s wife Lettie Brockman, Eliza Sebree, & J.Y. Hutchinson. Plaintiff's show that the Brockman's are indebted to him for $675.00. Def. put up a 1/4 interest share in 350 acre tract in Davidson Co. to secure note to pay this debt. Brockmans also put up personal property, to include Singer sewing machine, furniture and a gold pocket as collateral which was ordered liquidated to settle debt. Defendants claim debt was Garth's alone, & joint property should not be subject to judgment. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 794
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1887 W. H. Dawson v. Mrs. Susan Rainey Montgomery Lease Dispute This suit is in response to an earlier judgment against Def. and plaintiff as co-defendants in J.W. Richardson v. Rainey & Dawson where plaintiff was fined $15.00 for 'waste' of timber. Plaintiff rents farmland from def. Rainey for $75.00 per/yr. Plaintiff claims def. contractually gave him permission to clear and use the land in question in a certain way, to cultivate tobacco and he is not liable for damages. Richardson is the true owner of the tract, though Susan Rainey has a 'life interest' Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 794
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1887 W. A. Johnson v. Noble A. Allen Montgomery Debt Settlement Plaintiff, administrator of J.C. Johnson, sued Defendant, executor of B. F. Allen and J. P. Manson, to collect debt of $500.00. Def. were relying on statute of limitations (6yrs.) while plaintiff claimed it was promised this debt be paid within 6 yrs Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 790
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1887 Virgin Lyle v. Nicholas Lyle Montgomery Custody Plaintiff claims that she should have custody of the children because the defendant's behavior during the marriage was cruel. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 790
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1887 The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. Montgomery County et al Montgomery Taxation Disputes This case revolves around an 83 mile line of RR from the Southern boundary line of KY through Clarksville TN terminating at Paris TN, a link in a continuous line from Louisville KY to Memphis TN. Plaintiffs insist on receiving tax-free status on land/road Citing prior privilege extending other Railroads, Plaintiffs sue for reimbursement consideration, and further call into question how railroads, subject to taxation, are assessed. Defd. Et al: State of KY Board of Assessment Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 793
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1887 The Indiana Alabama & Texas Railroad Company v. A. L.& J. E. Price Montgomery Land, Sale of Company filed a petition for a right of way to be constructed through Prices' land and are trying to have it condemned and sold to them. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 799
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1887 T. M. Williams v. T. V. Cooper Montgomery Replevin Plaintiff brought suit to replace 1/2 tobacco crop, the other half being owned by African American workers. The crop was levied by Def. to settle debt for Mattie Collins, owner of the land yet contractually she had no claim to the crop. Defense moved to dismiss as plaintiff only lost 1/2 a crop. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 797
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1887 T. M. Smith v. R. H. Pickering Montgomery Tax Violation Question taxes on land in Tennessee owned by a citizen of Kentucky. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 729
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1887 State v. Lewis Martin Montgomery Murder, Attempted Lewis Martin attempted to murder Mary Martin. Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 690
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1887 State v. John Woatte Montgomery Theft Defendant stole one mule with the value of one hundred and fifty dollars. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 731
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1887 State v. C. C. (?) Young Montgomery Tippling Hard to determine due to hand writing style, but it is believed the defendant is C. C. Young. Full name is never given. Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 670
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1887 Robert Bell v. H. C. Merritt Montgomery Debt This case revolves around three notes for $37.50 each made payable to Mrs. Margaret Bell and due March 25th, April 25th & August 25th, all in 1882. Notes were executed by Andrew McClure, John Calwell, & Merritt as surety. Plaintiff claims defendant is liable as surety on the notes. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 813
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1887 Peter Branagan v. L & N Railroad Montgomery Damages This suit was filed to recover $20,000 damages for the flooding of plaintiff's house by defendant, causing property damage as well as wrongful death. Def. filled tanks from the Cumberland river, and a large amount escaped washing over plaintiffs lot. The unsanitary conditions created due to this flooding over span of 10 years led to the death of plaintiffs wife, and other family members plus large medical bills for he and children. L.&N. is the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 794
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1887 Patrick Sullivan& wife v. Mary Sullivan et al. Montgomery Debt Settlement Defendant et al: Mike Sullivan, Ethan and Patrick Sullivan, all minors. Plaintiff brought suit on order to settle debt of $650.00 incurred by John Sullivan, father of defendants, which was subsequently transferred to M. Sullivan. Intent of suit is to force sale of property mortgaged to settle debt. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 790
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1887 Murray Debrell & Co. v. H.C. Young et al Montgomery Debt Settlement Plaintiffs: a firm composed of Shade Murray, W.C. Debrell and Byrd Murray, wholesale merchants in Nashviille. Def. Et al: W.F. Young, T.E. Wooten, James and William Prewitt, and a firm of T.R. Hancock, W. Fraser, W.E. Ragsdale & W.I. Ely. Def. owes $365. Def.. H.C.(son) and W.F. Young (father) accused of fraudulent business dealings. Middle Range: 53
Section: C
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 793
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1887 Mrs. N. E. Ellett v. Mrs. M. D. Griffey et al Montgomery Inheritance Additional Defendants: Robert L. Fuqua and Katie G. Fuqua. Dispute over contents left in father's (deceased) will. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 799
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1887 Louisville& Nashville R.R. Co. v Robert M. Ussery Montgomery Damages Robert Ussery on behalf of John M. Smith fatally hit by train Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 793
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1887 Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. George R. Wood Montgomery Debt Debt under $500, restitution for a horse that was killed. Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 685
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1887 Louisville & Nashville Rail Road Company v. J. W. Wickham Montgomery Damages Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 687
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1887 K. B. Davie et al. v. Letch Farrer et al Montgomery Deed Dispute Plaintiff guardian of Charles, Mary, Ernest, Peter & Mortimer Davie. Additional defendants: Bolling Springs Baptist Church, Jacob Bell, Dallas Garrett, Mitchell Quarles, Cook Fletcher, B. Rives Jr. & Sr. Plaintiff sued to dislodge trasspassers. Map pg 88 Plaintiffs inherited 'lot 1', 1/6 of an original 760 acre tract from their grandmother Minerva Cornell. Grandfather Hamilton Cornell deeded said tract in trust for use of the church/deacons at no cost. Def. claim they later paid other Davie family members Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 795
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1887 John Johnson v. Judy Johnson et al Montgomery Injunction Add. Defendants: C.D. Bailey, Pat Johnson, Lewis Redford & wife, Cynthia & Tom Johnson, John Duncan & wife. Plaintiff and Barney Johnson, Judy's late husband, bought 50 acres of land together and split it. Upon Barney's death, Judy took Plaintiff to tri- al before Justice Bailey without due notice, claiming the entirety of the parcel of land because Barney did not create a paper deed splitting the property. Seeking injunction prohibiting Defendants from proceeding with any other cases against Plaintiff. Middle Range: 35
Section: A
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 729
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1887 Joe Jackson v. State Montgomery Possession of Illegal Weapons carrying a pistol unlawfully Middle Range: 34
Section: F
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 696
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1887 James W. Smith & wife v. Hollins Murry & Co Montgomery Mortgage Dispute Plaintiff's wife: Lucy Smith. Plaintiff was indebted to def. in May 1887 for ~$650, in merchandise, shoes & boots to sell over time. Def. claims Plaintiff used a Capt. W.D. Taylors name in his business to acquire and sell goods under false pretenses. This led def. to take out a mortgage on plaintiffs land, which they signed under threat of criminal prosecution. Plaintiffs are suing for relief, claiming they had an understanding w/Capt. Taylor and only signed the mortgage under duress. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 793
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1887 James T. Southall, et al. v. A. G. Goodlett, at al. Montgomery Estate Settlement Plaintiff et al: wife Mary N. Southall, Def. et al: wife Florence Goodlett, L.T. Goed, T.A. Skinner, H.A. Stanfield and Dr. H.E. This case revolves around the property settlement of T. McDougal, grandfather of plaintiffs wife. M. Southall is contesting 495 acres her mother inherited and sold many years prior. Def's. claim statute of limitations on seven years of adverse possession. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 793
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1887 J. D. McCurdy v. T. J. Swift et al Montgomery Taxation, Assessment Additional defendants: Smith Batson, R.A. Harvey, E.C. Swift, and C.J. Swift. Determining which party is responsible for taxes and part of purchase money owed on a tract of land. West Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 795
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1887 J. B. Killebrew v. H. A. Yates Montgomery Debt Plaintiff is seeking the payment of promissory notes from Defendant. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 790
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1887 Hendrick v. Kincannon, Wood, & Co. Montgomery Damages Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 689
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1887 Franklin Bank v. Montgomery County et al Montgomery Debt Dispute Additional defendants: H.C. Merritt (administrator of T.W. King, dec.), Peter O'Neal. King was judge of the county court, O'Neal a clerk. King borrowed $5000 from Plaintiff for the empty county treasury acct. King then gave O'Neal funds for unpaid salary Small payments were made on this note, yet when due def.'s still owed $3,303.95. In a separate suit, Merrit sued Montgomery County for Kings unpaid salary of $5,000, an action for which the plaintiff seeks an injunction Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 799
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1887 E. A. Pegram v. W. T. Lisenbee & wife, M. J. Lisenbee Montgomery Mortgage Dispute Plaintiff loaned Defendants money, securing the note with a mortgage against Defendants' 70-acre tract of land, which land Defendants had purchased from Milton Pollard's heirs. Note also secured by 2-horse wagon & harness & 3 horses. Horses included 8-yr old bay mare, 10-yr old sorrel horse, 8-yr old gray horse. Plaintiff says Defendants paid part of note from proceeds of tobacco crop, but they have not paid the balance & he wishes to have the land sold to pay the debt. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 794
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1887 C. Deneen v. Hall & Hall v. Deneen Montgomery Property Dispute This suit/counter suit revolves around the use and benefit of an alley that runs between the properties of both Plaintiff & Defendant in the city of Clarksville TN. Hall claims he was grading the alley to prevent water seeping into his store. Deneen built a house extending into disputed alley. **Interesting hand-drawn sketch pg 110 of town platt featuring sections of Main St., 2nd St., Franklin St., and alley(s)/property lines in question. Hall's property was at corner of 2nd/Franklin. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 793
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1887 Busby Little & Co v. Garth Brockman et al. and James L. Glenn Ex v. Garth Brockman et al Montgomery Debt Settlement Defendant et al: wife Lettie M Brockman, HC Merritt, trustee of S.M. Ligon. Plaintiff's in first case are bringing suit to collect a previous judgment against def. of 448.78 & costs. Plaintiffs in both suits intend to force sale of land to settle debt. Def. accused of putting property deeds in wifes name to avoid liability for said debt, and was found to have taken out two fraudulent mortgages from Merritt to delay paying creditors. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 793
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1887 Barksdale, Clark & Co. v. D. S. Hendricks Montgomery Debt, Execution on Plaintiffs: W.C. Barksdale, C.M. Clark, A.M. Covington, & T.L.Smith, partners in a woodworking/building materials factory in Clarksville TN. Def. contracted plaintiffs 23 July 1879 to do all carpenters work for new house for $1150, with $95 in add. work. Upon completion, def. owed $534.57 - plaintiffs req. a lein on house, to force sale to settle debt. Def. claims work was not completed in a 'workmanlike' manner Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 795
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1887 B. W. Ussery v. the City of Clarksville Montgomery Damages Plaintiff brings suit against def. for $10,000 in damages incurred from an incident which took place on April 14, 1885. Plaintiff was hit by large rock debris from a rock quarry blast while travelling along the streets of Clarksville, which broke his leg and caused a fall from his horse, much pain and suffering, and the loss of income due to confinement to bed. Plaintiff cites negligence & failure to provide safe roads, Def. claims quarry outside their jusrisdiction, and charter only covers obstructions - Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 799
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1887 B. W. Ussen v. City of Clarksville Montgomery Unknown Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 795
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1887 B. D. McCrae exe., of George Snoden v. F. G. Snoden et al Montgomery Estate Settlement Case is not complete. Plaintiff, executor of George Snoden (Snodden) questions the construction of the will and the use of a tract of land left to Defendant by his father. Creditors of George Snoden dec. insist defendant sell said tract to settle debt F.G. Snoden maintains he has no such responsibility to sell 64 acre tract to pay the $1612.00 due. Additional defendants unnamed, possibly the other children of George Snoden Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 789
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1886 Thomas Rogers, et al. v. James M. Trotter Montgomery Injunction Additional Complainants: John C. Batson, admr. of W. B. Batson, dec. Complainants sought to enjoin defendants from prosecuting three suits against complainants in the Circuit Court. Middle Range: 34
Section: B
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 586
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1886 State v. William Butler Montgomery Carrying an Illegal Weapon Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 682
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1886 State v. West Taylor Montgomery Other Cause of Action: Abducting a female child for the purpose of prostitution. Victim: Ella Chester, daughter of John Chester. Middle Range: 34
Section: A
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 564
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1886 State v. Susan Bell Montgomery Arson Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 682
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1886 State v. J. E. Warner Montgomery Revenue Cause of action: Violation of revenue laws. Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 682
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1886 State v. Charles Burgess Montgomery Fraud The defendant was accused of stealing $20.00 by fraudulently posing as a merchant. Middle Range: 34
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 688
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1886 R. F. Crabtree v. S. J. Lowery Montgomery Debt Plaintiff claims that defendant is indebted to him for $68. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 792
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1886 John S. Eldrer v. T. M. Williams Montgomery Debt Debt of $121.05. Also concerns replevin of a tobacco crop and land belonging to Miss S. M. A. Collins. T. M. Williams rented a farm from S. M. A. Collins. A portion of the crop has been taken by the deputy sherriff and claimed as the property of S. M. A. Collins and the title to the property is pending in another court case. The debt is money owed for rent of the farm where the crop was produced. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 811
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1886 James Martin, William Logan, Annie Gunn v. James D. Neblett, exe. For B.O. Kessee [Kesee?] [Keesee?], dec. Montgomery Land and Title Dispute Three plaintiffs separately sued Defendant over title to land a portion of which each had purchased allegedly without knowledge of a lien on the land, which lien originally was held by Kessee before he died. The court consolidated the 3 cases. Other non-parties listed: H.H. Poston, Jerry Metcalf, Z.M. Taylor. Land at issue was located in suburbs of Clarksville. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 792
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1886 J. J. Garrott v. Joseph Griffey, et al. Montgomery Injunction Additional Defendant: Susan Griffey. Cause of Action: J. J. Garrott filed this bill to enjoin defendants from prosecuting a suit of replevin and to foreclose on a mortgage. Middle Range: 34
Section: B
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 587
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1886 Howbeaugh & Goodlet v. C. A & S. J. Caroland et al Montgomery Property Damage Defendant executed a promissory note to pay for a tract of land from plaintiff. Plaintiff retained title until payment of note. Payment included the profit from the crops. Defendant sought to mortgage tobacco and take timber without title to property. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 794
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1886 Harrison Marable v. C. W. Beaumont Montgomery Property Dispute Middle Range: 34
Section: F
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 705
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