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Year Case Name County Cause/Crime Case Description Division Location # Pages Actions
1877 Sam Watson, trustee v. Sam Seah and C. Knopp Montgomery Damages Sam Watson acting as trustee for Bank of Tennessee. May be related to case Sam Watson v. Knopp. Middle Range: 37
Section: A
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1120
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1877 Sam Watson v. S. M. and J. M. Ligan Montgomery Damages Additional defendant: J.P. Campbell, admr. of J. P. Ligan. Sam Watson is trustee of Bank of Tennessee. Middle Range: 37
Section: A
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1120
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1877 Sam Watson v. Knopp Montgomery Debt Deceased: J. P. Williams; administrator: Sarah A. Williams; Williams owed $600 of debt before death May be related to Sam Watson, trustee v Sam Seah and C. Knopp (docket number 9872, 9873). Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1131
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1877 Sam Watson v. J. P. Daley, W. R. Thompson and H. Lyle Montgomery Non-payment of Bank Note Agreed to a bank note of $300; seeking payment with interest Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1131
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1877 Sally A. Garratt v. Frahern & Garratt et al. Montgomery Land, Fraud Defendants: J. J. Garrett and J. B. Frahern (Garrett & Frahern), Louisa Clardy, Bob Johnson and wife Polly Johnson, Garratt Dunlap, Austin Oldham, and Grun Garratt ("all colored"). As the widow of Austin Garratt, dec., Sally filed a injunction bill against the defendants who were in possession of land owned by her husband to prevent the further sale or use of certain tracts. She claimed that one tract was sold at a very low price, constituting fraud. Middle Range: 37
Section: A
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 1129
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1877 Peter Oneal v. W. B. Collins et als. Montgomery Estate Settlement Oneal requested the sale of land and slaves formerly belonging to parents to split proceeds among the children. Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1131
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1877 Peter Oneal v. V. W. Smith et al. Montgomery Debt Additional Defendants: J. F. Outlam, James T. Trice, Ed Herrett, B. F. Moore, Thomas Herndon, and L. T. Gold. Peter Oneal was the County clerk of Montgomery and the surety for an obligation of the defendants concerning a tract of land. Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1133
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1877 John B. Taylor v. Alex Smith Montgomery Default on Promissory Note Taylor borrowed $723.45 from Smith and executed a note to him payable in Sept. 1874 with a 10% interest rate. Taylor also signed over a deed of mortgage for a 226 acre property that the plaintiff owned. If the note was not paid, the defendant was entitled to sell the land for repayment. However, the defendant never indicated he wanted his money when the deadline arrived or that he was selling the land. The plaintiff asked for an injunction to prevent the sale. Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1133
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1877 J. Dean v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company Montgomery Damages Middle Range: 20
Section: G
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 46
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1877 D. A. Merritt and John T. Fort, admrs. of F. A. Hannum, dec. v. F. A. Hannum heirs Montgomery Estate Settlement Merritt and Fort filed suit to settle the estate of F. A. Hannum and have it declared insolvent. Hannum left two wards, E S. Dik and A. J. Dick. Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1137
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1877 Caldwell & Shelton v. W. J. Tutt Montgomery Lien The case was concerning a lean that the plaintiff claimed to have on a mare in the possession of the defendant. Middle Range: 37
Section: B
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1131
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1877 Buck Day v. Wyatt Johnson Montgomery Replevin Both men are listed as "colored." Day claimed that Johnson had detained from him unjustly a colt and a mule. Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 29
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1876 State v. Len Ogburn Montgomery Carrying an Illegal Weapon Charged with carrying a socket pistol. Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 18a
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1876 State v. Fred Allensworth (col.) Montgomery Larceny, Grand Peter Vaughn (col.) was also indicted with Allensworth. Allensworth was accused of stealing goods and chattels from M. V. Hatcher & Co. See similar case in same box with different docket numbers. Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 29a
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1876 State v. Alec Kirby (col.) Montgomery Arson Kirby was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and was housed in the Calaboose. The Calaboose was a cell in the market house. The defendant was said to have started a fire on the cell floor and the cell caught on fire. He was found guilty of house burning and sentenced to four years in the Penitentiary. Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 30a
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1876 Smith & wife v. Price & wife Montgomery Estate Dispute Adler left land to the plaintiff and defendant. The plaintiff is disputing the property line between the two tracks of land. Middle Range: 35
Section: B
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 790
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1876 Mary Sullivan v. Silvanus Sullivan Montgomery Promissory Note Defendant signed a promissory note with Sullivan with a mortgage on a house and lot to secure its payment. Sullivan died testate and his widow filed suit to foreclose the mortgage and sell the house and lot for the payment of the note. Middle Range: 35
Section: C
Shelf: 7
Box Number: 790
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1876 Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. William B. Gardner Montgomery Damages Middle Range: 20
Section: F
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 36
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1876 Lawson Clardy v. Robert T. Johnson Montgomery Property Damage In 1876 Clardy and George Beasley drove to Johnson's house in a wagon to find out if a stray sow had wandered to the property. Johnson said that the sow was there but had caused quite a bit of damage to his property. He asked Clardy to pay for the damage if he wanted his sow back. The two disagreed on the matter and eventually filed this suit to settle the matter. Middle Range: 36
Section: c
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1011
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1876 J. J. Rawls v. Montgomery County Montgomery Debt Settlement Middle Range: 20
Section: F
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 34
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1875 Wyatt Johnson v. A. A. Rowland Montgomery Petitions for Certiorari A judgement was rendered against Johnson in 1873 for costs owed to A. A. Rowland for damages in another suit. The two had disputed whether or not Rowland was guilty of "enticing" Johnson's property to Kentucky where Rowland claimed it as his own. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 6
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1875 William F. Taylor v. A. H. Ewing, et al. Montgomery Debt Settlement Hon. Charles G. Smith, Chancellor, 6th Chancery Divison. Polk G. Johnson, Clerk & Master, Chancery Court, Clarksville. John F. Taylor, J.E. Bailey, H.E. Ewing, T.W. MacGill, A.G. Wilcox, J.E. Rice, Mrs. Hattie (Ewing) MacGill. Middle Range: 21
Section: J
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 172
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1875 Wesley Flood v. H. A. Hatcher Montgomery Bond Dispute Middle Range: 20
Section: F
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 34
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1875 W. H. Leigh et al. v. D.N. Kennedy et al. Montgomery Other Additional plaintiff: Clarksville Board of Trade, Leigh and Co., John W. Howell, W.A. Donaldson, R.R. Donaldson; Additional defendants: E.H. Lewis, F.P. Gracey, J.P.S. Whitfield, J.J. Crusman, A.F. Smith, M.V. Ingram, Poston Couts, John W. Faxon, W.A. Quarles, L. Blotch, F.F. Fox, C.A. Baker, W.T. Dorth, W. Roach, H.H. Poston, B.O. Keesee. Cause of Action: Challenge to a change in the rules of a contest to promote the Clarksville Tobacco Market which awarded a premium to the winner. Middle Range: 21
Section: A
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 75
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1875 Thomas Edgar Jones, et al. v. Aetna Insurance Co. Montgomery Breach of Bond Hon. James E. Rice, Judge, Circuit Court, Montgomery Co. Charles D. Bailey, Circuit Court Clerk, Montgomery Co. R.W. Humphreys, Attorney. J. P. Y. Whitfield, Caleb H. Jones Middle Range: 21
Section: J
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 172
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1875 State v. William Smith, alias J. H. Bradley Montgomery Theft Smith was accused of stealing a sorrel horse from W. H. Cheancy in Kentucky. It was calued at $150. Incomplete case file. Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 13a
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1875 State v. Henry Fort Montgomery Assault with Intent to Kill Henry Fort, referred to as "colored" was accused of assaulting Abraham Wimberly, with the intent to kill him by stabbing. Incomplete case file; missing testimony. Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 13a
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1875 State v. Dick Moore (col.) Montgomery Gambling Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 19
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1875 State v. Dennis Orford (col.) Montgomery Larceny, Grand Dennis Orford, referred to as an African American man, was accused of breaking into George W. Hampton's tobacco barn and stealing tobacco valuing about $25. Hampton was in business with Charles Davis, both African American, & the two found their drying barn to have been robbed. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 11a
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1875 R. M. Baldwin v. L. Weill & City of Clarksville Montgomery Negligence Baldwin fell into a hole in a city owned street and broke his leg. The hole was dug by city workers and left unmarked and open. He became very ill and was in much pain, staying at the National Hotel in Clarksville for months. He sued for compensation for his injuries. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 6a
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1875 Polk G. Johnson v. C. M. Stuart Montgomery Debt Dispute Middle Range: 20
Section: G
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 39a
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1875 N. T. Allman v. Burrell Corban & Robert H. McFall, James H. & George W. Hoon, Nancy Hancock, & David Linsey Hancock Montgomery Lien Settlement Allman, in 1861 filed a bill of complaint against the def's in order to enforce a lien on a tract of land in Montgomery County. Allman alleged that he purchased the land at a sheriff's sale, that it had belonged to Burrell Hancock, then sold the land to Corban with flour mill machinery. Corban gave notes for the sale, but never paid the notes, and Allman sued to enforce the lien. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 12
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1875 Merritt & Fort v. Charles M. Stuart Montgomery Rent Dispute Fisher A. Hannum Middle Range: 20
Section: G
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 44
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1875 M. V. Ingram v. John B. Thomas et al. Montgomery Debt Settlement Additional defendants: J. R. Miller, John T. Johnson, Webb T. Garth, Amanda Munford, admr. of W. B. Munford; Arthur Munford, Ella Munford, Lewis Munford, Edward Munford, Irwin Munford, James E. Bailey, admr. of Charles Baily, dec.; Mrs. Charles Bailey Defendants continued: Dr. Bright Bailey, James E. Bailey, Charles Bailey, Thomas W. King, trustee; J. H. Johnson admr. of T. W. Wisdom, dec. Middle Range: 21
Section: A
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 75
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1875 M. C. Goodlett v. J. M. Collier, John A. Rollow, Ferdinand McBride, G. A. I. Enochs, & Joseph Hatcher Montgomery Contract Dispute and Damages In December 1868 Goodlett entered into a contract with Collier to form a farming partnership for the management of Goodlett's farm. The contract stated that Enoch had produced a crop of tobacco & other products, but was not ready to sell, therefore the proceeds from the product had not been distributed. Enoch became insolvent and this suit was filed to prevent him from selling these products to settle his debts, depriving Goodlett of the profits. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 5a
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1875 Judith Simms, Burrell Williamson & wife v. Memphis, Clarksville, & Louisville Railroad Company Montgomery Damages 1859 the Memphis Clarksville & Louisville Railroad Company constructed a rail road over the pl's land.Athough the railroad had been running over the land for several years, the def's & pl's had still not agreed on damages for the land taken by the rail road company. Suit was filed to settle the dispute and to pay the damages. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 8
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1875 Joseph M. Robb & May E. Robb v. Stewart College Montgomery Promissory Note A. Robb executed promissory notes to Stewart College due in 1861 for $224. May Robb was the administrator of his account and appealed an original suit against the estate to pay the debt. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 6
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1875 John O'Brien, guardian v. Samuel B. Seat & C. W. Herring Montgomery Injunction Herring owed $500 to S. Seat. O'Brien, as guardian of Herring's heirs, filed an attachment & injunction against the estate of S. B. Seat and C. W. Herring in order to prevent collection of the debt without further legal analysis. Samuel Seat & Herring had been business partners as were F. P. Gracey & M. Gracey. Seat & Herring owed O'Brien Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 10
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1875 John Hornberger, et al. v. Mrs. M. J. Hornberger, et al. Montgomery Equity Additional Plaintiffs: John D. Robins, Jacob G. Robins, D.D. & Sarah Hornberger, William Lockhart. Jacob B. Hornberger died in 1871 leaving a will. He had land in Montgomery & Davidson Counties, & a flower garden & cemetery at a house in Clarksville. He stated in the will that the city of Clarksville would be responsible for the perpetual upkeep of the cemetery, & that portion of the land would be left for that purpose. His heirs disputed the terms of the will & their bequests. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1
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1875 John C. Gold, admr. v. Heirs & Creditors of Hinson Montgomery Estate Dispute/ Settlement Thomas Hinson died & Francis M. Gold was his heir. Hinson died owing many debts. The suit was filed to settle the estate & to distribute money to settle debts, giving the residue of the estate to the heirs. Names included in this case: Nannie Gavin, H. B. Bush, Mary Bowers, J. G. Hornberger, John House, W. B. Fentress, James Woods Sr. & Jr., John & Jane Bell, George Lewis, and James Yeatman. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 6a
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1875 J. J. Rawes v. B. F. Gill, et al. Montgomery Damages Additional defendants: Mary T. Gill, J. R. Barber, Piety Barber, Nanny A. Yancey, Sallie A. Yancey. Middle Range: 20
Section: G
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 43
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1875 Irwin Beaumont v. Charles Minor, John Minor, & P. G. Johnson, & J. D. West Montgomery Injunction The injunction was filed to prevent the Minors from suing Beaumont, who was Sheriff, after they were issued judgments in their favor from the chancery and circuit courts. Multiple previous law suits awarded the County judgments against the defendants, for which Beaumont pursued levies. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 5a
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1875 H. C. Merritt, admr. Nancy Nortfleet v. R. W. Peacock, et al Montgomery Debt Dispute Additional Defendants: Martha Peacock Middle Range: 20
Section: F
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 34
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1875 DeCoursey, Lafourcade & Co. v. Joshua Rice & William Moore Montgomery Attachment The pl's were a Philadelphia mercantile who sold goods to the def's valued at $188. Rice & Moore ran a mercantile in Clarksville, TN. The def's issued a promissory note as payment. Rice & Moore's business became insolvent, and they were sued to recover the debt owed. See related case Thomas Chadwell, exe. Of E. H. Childress, dec. v. Edward Lawrence, et al. in box MT 8. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 5a
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1875 C. W. Greenfield, admr. of A. H. Mumford, dec. v. J. N. Barker Montgomery Debt Settlement Middle Range: 20
Section: F
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 34
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1875 C. L. Wilcox v. Nathaniel Parham Montgomery Petition on Promissory Note Parham issued a note to Wilcox in 1861. Wilcox left the neighborhood and gave the note to his son John L. Wilcox, cashier of the bank of Clarksville. Parham claimed he paid the note to C. B. Wilcox. The note itself was lost or mislaid. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1166
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1875 A. J. Fanning, admr., of Minerva Fanning, & A. J., Cassius, Horace & Robert Fanning v. John Black, et al. Montgomery Estate Settlement Robert Black died with a probated will, & over $2400 in debt. Before he died, Black was the admr. of the estate of William Black. He took control over the estate and bought and sold property, using money from William's account as he was unable to pay the transactions himself. Suit filed to settle debts & estate. Middle Range: 20
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 8
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1875 A. Hynes Ewing v. Charles M. Hiter & Gertrude Hiter Montgomery Deed Dispute In 1860, the defendants executed a deed which conveyed property set out to William Leonard Hiter in trustee for the use and benefit of themselves for life and then onto their children Charles & Gertrude. W. L. Hiter died in 1865 and then plaintiff was appointed as trustee. Juliet Hiter was also mentioned. Juliet, Charles Sr. & Gertrude Sr. were all dec. leaving their children as beneficiaries both of whom were under 21. Provision in deed allows trustee to sell land to pay off debts. Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 23a
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1874 William M. Daniel v. A. Weill et al. Montgomery Land and Title Dispute Additional defendants: Lizzie Weill, Ida H. Beaumont, Georgia C. Beaumont, Frank S. Beaumont, C. W. Beaumont; dispute over purchase of land by guardian ad litem Middle Range: 32
Section: F
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 341
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1874 State v. Phil Hoffman, T. Herndon, John S. Howell Montgomery Scire Facias Incomplete case file. Middle Range: 20
Section: E
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 13
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