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Year Case Name County Cause/Crime Case Description Division Location # Pages Actions
1899 A. B. Wimberly, admr. of Joe Daniels v. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. Montgomery Damages for Wrongful Death Wimberly brought an action of damages for $10,000 on behalf of the estate of Daniels dec. 1898. Daniels worked for a coal dealer in Clarksville. Daniels was shoveling coal from one rail car to another when the car was struck by an engine and Daniels was thrown to the ground. He received injuries he later died from. Amanda Daniel and five children survived him. Middle Range: 38
Section: A
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1310
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1898 Wertheimer-Swartz Shoe Company v. H. Lowenthal et al. Montgomery Replevin Add defs: L. and Mrs. A. Lowenthal. In 1895, B. B. Williamson, a traveling salesman of plaintiff Co. sold to H. Lowenthal a bill of shoes for $400 and later another bill of $50 and both lots were received by him. A few days later, H. sold the shoes along with other stock of goods to his brother L. and Mrs. A. Lowenthal. Plaintiff argued that this sale was made to defraud them of their goods and here filed a bill of replevin to reclaim their shoe stock. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1188
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1898 V. R. Harris v. W. N. Thomas, Fannie Thomas Montgomery Land In 1877, Harris and S. M. Allen were bondsmen for J. M. Newberry, "guardian for a lunatic, Rebecca Buchannan." Newberry came into possession of Buchannan's property. Buchannan, by next friend William Davidson, sued Newberry, Harris and Allen. Newberry was insolvent and Allen had died so Harris paid back Buchannan. Newberry had conveyed Buchannan's land to Allen. Upon his death, the land went to his daughter Fannie. Harris here sued Fannie to sell the land in order to pay him back for paying Buchannan Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1238
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1898 Ussery & Gholson, exe. v. J. J Crusman et al. AND Thomas H. Elliot v. N. L. Carney, admr. et al. 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 including to B. W. Ussery and Elliot. Ussery died, leaving B. R. Ussery and A. R. Gholson, as admrs. of his estate, to file suit to collect the unpaid debt from the estate of Bryce Stewart. See also, Wathen v. Carney 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: 4
Box Number: 1211
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1898 Reed Smith v. C. F. Couts, exe. of John F. Couts Montgomery Replevin Reed Smith was a "colored saloon man" who sued to recover money from J. C. Couts' executor, C. F. Couts. In 1896, Smith had purchased two pool and billiard tables in installments from J. C.. After J. C.'s death, his son C. F. was settling business matters and seized and sold the tables to satisfy the unpaid installments. Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1246
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1898 Pythagoras Lodge et al. v. T. H. Batson et al. Montgomery Taxation, Unlawful Pythagoras Lodge #23 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Cumberland Lodge #17 Knights of Pythias argue that they are exempt from taxation because they fall under the religious or charitable institution statute. Taxes paid: $121 and $66.50 respectively. Additional defendant: J.G. Pickering, City Marshall of the city of Clarksville. T. H. Batson is the Trustee of Montgomery County. Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1246
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1898 Payne & Savage, trustees of J. J. Crusman v. J. T. Johnson & Son and Bailey Johnson Montgomery Debt on Account The plaintiff sued to recover debt by account for approximately $500 worth of groceries that the defendants purchased from the firm of J. J. Crusman from his storehouse in Clarksville. Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1237
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1898 Mrs. Mary Scott v. John Taylor and Ann Taylor Montgomery Ejectment While the main bill is for ejectment, the suit involves a dispute between the parties as to the dividing line of ownership of a property known as "lot 54 of the Reynolds property." Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1215
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1898 Mary L. Baxter, admr. of N. Baxter v. J. M. Collier, Sheriff, et al. Montgomery Motion to Affirm Judgment Mary Baxter filed suit against Collier and his sureties on his official bond for non-return of a judgement issued by the court in 1896 for fees due N. Baxter, dec. Court of origin and docket number unknown. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 1201
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1898 Harriet Annie Green v. Wesley Orgain et al Montgomery Breach of Contract Defendants: E. G. Dunlavey, admr. Of John M. Smith, dec. West Range: 84
Section: G
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 145
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1898 G. L. Pitt v. Louis E. Gaisser, et ux Montgomery Patent Rights This case was brought to see if a fraudulent conveyance of an unpatented invention can be set aside and the property subjected to the debts of the maker of said instrument after the patent is issued to the alleged fraudulent grantee. other defendant: Alice R. Gaisser.Exhibits include a drawing of patent for corn sheller Middle Range: 36
Section: F
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1090
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1898 F. G. Gilbert v. Lizzie Weill Montgomery Notes Gilbert sued Weill for balance due on a note made by her and L. A. Ragsdale to plf and T. F. Martin Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1250
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1898 Electric Sheet Railway Co. v. John Cole Montgomery Damages Cole was a coal peddler with a one horse delivery wagon. The horse was frightened by an approaching train and he lept onto the track and was struck by the train. The horse and Cole were both injured. Middle Range: 37
Section: F
Shelf: 1
Box Number: 1263
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1898 C. R. McMurray, et al. v. Hervy Whitfield; R. R. Welsh, Guardian, et al. v. Mrs. Ella Whitfield, et al. Montgomery Estate Dispute In the first case, Hervy Whitfield alleges that Thomas S. Trigg, the husband of Mrs. E.D. Trigg (deceased), executed a deed for 64 acres of land to him from Mrs. Trigg's will. C.R. McMurray allegedly held 2 notes from Whitfield, each totaling $332.7, related to the land. In the second case, R.R. Walsh, guardian for Hyman Welsh, filed a bill against C.R. and Ella Welsh and executors of W.W. McMurray for land from Mrs. Trigg's estate. Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1247
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1898 A. M. Anderson, exe., for the use of S. G. Anderson v. A. F. Smith Montgomery Petition to Compel Payment Court rendered a judgement against A. F. Smith for $4,253.40 after which he left the state until 1891. Plaintiff requested the defendant be made to pay the judgement plus interest of the prior debt. Middle Range: 37
Section: C
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 1179
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1898 A. A. Gordon et al. v. Ora Gordon et al. Montgomery Land, Sale of Defendants: Elma Gordon, Minnie Gordon, Charles Booth. Additional parties: James A. Gordon, dec., Josephine Gordon, Nannie B. Gordon, G. D. Hook, Laura Gordon, Aquila Harris. The plaintiffs requested the partition or sale of land in accordance with the will of James A. Gordon, dec. West Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1209
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1897 Will Harvie [Will Harvey] v. N. J. Lyle Montgomery Equity Harvie and his brother John were the tenants of Lyle and raised crops of corn and tobacco on Lyle's farm. Lyle furnished supplies and agreed to be paid back out of the crop next year, 1896. At the end of 1895, Harvie left Lyle's farm and demanded to be given quantities of corn and tobacco which Lyle refused to do until his supply bills were paid. Middle Range: 37
Section: E
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1250
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1897 Wesley Orgain and E. C. Dunlavey, admrs. Of John M. Smith, dec. et al. in error v. Mrs. Mary Irvine, next friend Montgomery Wills, Contested Add. Pltfs: Anna Stewart Irvin, Grace Irvine, and Abbie Irvin, all minors represented by next friend Mary Irvine. Add. Defs: John Cross, Elizabeth Langford, Thomas Hodge, J. M. Hodge, William Finney and wife Hattie Finney, J. N. Holloway, Thad. Jones and wife Eliza Jones, James P. Dicks, and George W. Hodge. The Irvines filed suit to have the purported will and testament of John M. Smith probated as such. Orgain and codefendants contested the claim. Middle Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 3
Box Number: 1205
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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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1897 B. F. Gill v. Charles Reaves, Anderson Reaves et al. Montgomery Equity The Reaves bought land from Gill in installments of six notes. Three of the notes were unpaid. Gill filed this bill in an attempt to enforce the vendor's lien Middle Range: 37
Section: F
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 1285
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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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