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Year Case Name County Cause/Crime Case Description Division Location # Pages Actions
1892 Clarksville National Bank v. The Franklin Bank et al. Montgomery Debt Too many additional defendants to note. The plaintiff brings suit on its own behalf and for all of the other creditors of the Franklin Bank. This case may be related to "Consolidated Causes of Citizens Bank of Princeton Kentucky v. Kendrick Pettus and Co. et al. and William Dority Assignee and Co. v. Franklin Bank et al.," also located in MT 935. Middle Range: 36
Section: A
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 935
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1891 The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. G. L. Pitt admr. of Newton Sullivan Montgomery Damages Defendant in error is sued for damages related to the death of Newton Sullivan. Sullivan was employed by the plaintiff in error and on the day of his death was traveling on a train owned by the plaintiff to his work area. Sullivan was instructed to wait until the train neared the job site and then he and the other men traveling with him were to jump off. When he attempted to jump, Sullivan fell under the train's wheels and was instantly killed. Add. materials located in MT 935. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 894
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1891 State v. George Avant Montgomery Murder Victim: Kate Avant, wife of George, died by poisoning with strychnine. Middle Range: 33
Section: D
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 487
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1891 State v. Franklin Bank, et al. Montgomery Debt Plaintiff alleges that defendants owed the state for surety bonds that were not paid as agreed. Additional Defendants: R.H. Poindexter, H.C. Merritt, P.C. Hambaugh, Clay Stacker, admr. Of W.S. Poindexter, dec., A.G. Goodlett, Jno. H. Pettus, Wm. Dority Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 882
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1891 Polk G. Johnson v. Lucy E. Williams Montgomery Estate Dispute Plaintiff in error is admr. of D. W. Williams dec. Defendant in error is the mother of D. W. Williams dec. The defendant originally brought a bill against the plaintiff to recover a legacy left to her by her sister Mollie Ward in 1879. D. W. Williams was the administrator of Ward's estate and collected large sums of money belonging to it but died before making a final settlement. The defendant was the primary beneficiary of said estate. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 884
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1891 Pleas Allen v. L. & N. R. R. Co. Montgomery Damages Plaintiff was a section hand employed by the defendant to work on their railroads and was injured after jumping from a handcar on which he was a passenger. Plaintiff notes that he jumped from the car when the section boss warned of an oncoming train. Plaintiff complains that the operation of a handcar during the time of a known train arrival is negligent. Defendant believes this to be common practice and denies any wrongdoing. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 890
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1891 Northern Bank of Tennessee v. Saywer, Wallace, & Co. Montgomery Debt NBT sued SWC for debts due in the amount of $2,039.96. Before the death of S.F. Beaumont, he owed SWC, but his estate was sold to balance this debt. SWC did not receive payment. Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 849
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1891 Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. v. Dora Northington Montgomery Wrongful Death Northington's husband, Henderson Northington, died of injuries sustained after being thrown from a railroad handcart while working. Plaintiff's attorneys suggest the illness and death was caused by "African" consumption or "galloping" consumption rather than injuries. Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 845
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1891 Julia Johnson v. City of Clarksville Montgomery Injury and Damages Appeal of a case where plaintiff fell and injured herself on a city street. She was awarded $300.00 in damages. Appeal was overruled. Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 4
Box Number: 843
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1891 John I. Jackson et al. v. Mrs. Jane Lyle et al. Montgomery Estate Dispute Add. plaintiffs: Laura Jackson wife of John I. Jackson, and J. W. Attaway and wife Lou Attaway. Additional defendants: Samuel F. Lyle. Henry Lyle dec. was the father of the plaintiffs Laura and Lou, the husband of def. Jane and father of def. Samuel. Plaintiffs claim Jane Lyle received a tract of land from her husband's estate that was set aside as dower and homestead and is now unlawfully destroying valuable timber. Said land is located in the 18th Civil District of Montgomery County. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 894
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1891 J. H. Zarecor Assignee of the Tennessee Range & Manufacturing Company v. The Arlington Hotel Company Montgomery Debt Plaintiff company alleged that defendant company owed them for a contract to steam heat defendant hotel. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 859
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1891 H. C. Merritt & R. H. Poindexter Trustees of the Franklin Bank v. R. A. Wilson Montgomery Debt This is an appeal of a previous judgment in a suit brought against the defendant seeking payment of a note owed to the Franklin Bank. The matter in controversy is whether the defendant was the owner of a certificate of deposit that may offset the debt owed. The plaintiffs claim the defendant's mother and brother were the actual owners of said certificate of deposit. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 894
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1891 G. W. McElroy v. The Franklin Bank et al. Montgomery Debt Additional defendants: Jno. H. Pettus, Ed Walter, and Kate Poindexter former admr. and Clay Stacker current admr. W. S. Poindexter dec. Plaintiff was Trustee of Stewart County and as such had on deposit at the Franklin Bank $2655 when the bank failed and made a general assignment for the benefit of creditors. Plaintiff now sues the bank and other defendants on a written guaranty they made to him securing the payment on all deposits. Middle Range: 35
Section: E
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 884
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1891 G. Vaughn an Company v. Herndon & Major Montgomery Damages Plaintiff is a tobacco buying firm located in Louisville, KY. Defendants are members of a tobacco board of trade responsible for disputes among purchasers and sellers and reclamation. The plaintiff purchased a hogshead of tobacco at auction and based off off of a provided sample. When the tobacco arrived the plaintiff discovered an inferior product that did not match said sample. When the plaintiffs contacted the defendant for reclamation, they were denied. Exhibit materials include Tobacco Board By-Laws. Middle Range: 35
Section: D
Shelf: 6
Box Number: 851
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1891 G. L. Pitt, admr. of B. F. Madole, dec. v. Mrs. A. R. Poole Montgomery Estate Dispute The defendant is the sister of B. F. Madole dec. who committed suicide in 1888. The plaintiff argues that before his death, Madole made a conveyance of real estate located in the 7th Civil District of Montgomery County to the defendant in order to avoid paying debts. Plaintiff also believes that Madole made an additional gift of $500 to his sister with the knowledge that his estate was insolvent. Plaintiff is seeking to recover the money and real estate in an effort to pay creditors of Madole's estate. Middle Range: 35
Section: F
Shelf: 2
Box Number: 890
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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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