Jackson Co., TN Loose District/Chancery Court Papers
Reel #104, Pall - Pickett, I.
Vol: 1839-1915

Genealogical Abstracts by Bonnie Parker

Cases indexed alpha by Plaintiff. Although there is a cross-index reel at TSLA by Defendant, there is no 'everyname index', so there is no hint of what reel actually contains. Genealogical extractions in order they appear on each case. Sometimes depositions not dated. The purpose is not to find who did what to whom, but how they were related. The quality of this microfilm varies widely. Sometimes the copy at Tennessee State Library & Archives is more legible. Microfilm reels may be ordered by mail. http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/r&r/mfcounty.htm


NEW CASE.

PALK, WILLIAM W. VS. PALK, PARZETTA.
CIRCUIT, 1880.

BILL OF COMPLAINT.

30 Aug. 1880.

. . . he and defendant were married to each other about the 16th day of May 1872 in Jackson Co. TN and their residence has always been here since said marriage.

As the issue of said marriage, complainant and defendant have four children, that is, Mary Elizabeth aged seven years, Frank Cheatham aged five years, Martha Ann aged three years and Alabama Tennessee aged about one and a half years.

Nothing occurred to mar the happiness of complainant and defendant specially until within the last year. After his crop was layed by, on the 18th day of July last, after providing an ample support for his family during his absence, complainant left home to work, going to South Pittsburg, where he could get cash for his work. Soon after he left, his said wife, the defendant, proving false to all her marital vows and falsely to her obligations as wife and mother, took up with one William Newman, with whom she left the County, being gone several weeks. Complainant is informed she left his home with said Newman about the 30th of July in the night time and he so charges and that she was absent with him for at least three weeks.

Complainant charges that during said time defendant lived in adultery with said Newman and that she has repeatedly been guilty of adultery with him.

Complainant charges on information that he believes her to have been guilty of adultery with others and he so charges. He has never lived or cohabited with defendant since these facts were made known to him.

He also accuses his wife of selling some of his property, mostly livestock. Asks for a divorce and custody of children and all property.

Wm. W. Palk (signature)

BOND.

Peter Palk, security.


NEW CASE.

PATE, CEBERT VS. DRAPER, H. H. ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1854.

Depositions taken: 29 Sept. 1855.

DEPOSITION: LEVI CANTER.

Aged 45 years.

Levi Canter (signature)

DEPOSITION: JAMES YOUNG.

Aged 67.

James Young (signature)

DEPOSITION: LEROY CARTER.

Quest. State if you know what time Stephen C. Pate left here . . .

Ans. I think it was in the latter part of the winter of 1848 or the first part of the spring of 1849.

Leroy Carter (signature)

Deposition taken: 30 June 1855.

DEPOSITION: JUBILEE PATE.

Age about 50 years.

I am acquainted with the land and Sebert Pate has lived on it about six years and it includes the land that Stephen C. Pate once owned.

Believes it has been about five years since Stephen Pate left Jackson Co.

Jubel E. Pate (signature)

ORDER TO SHERIFF.

. . . Edward (P. Pate) departed this life about the year 1852, intestate.

SEPARATE ANSWER OF LAWSON D. PATE.

Nov. 1854.

Edward P. Pate, deceased.

Respondent states that complainant and Ed. P. Pate, as administrators of Willeroy Pate, deceased . . .

Lawson D. Pate (signature)

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Sebert Pate of Jackson Co. TN against Lawson D. Pate, Admr. of Edward P. Pate, deceased, of Smith Co. TN and Harvey H. Draper of Jackson Co. TN and Stephen C. Pate of the State of California.

11 Sept. 1854.

. . . about the year 1845 or 1846 defendant Stephen C. Pate conveyed to Edward P. Pate his undivided interest in the lands of which the father of said Stephen C. Pate died (?) seized and possessed in Jackson Co. and about the (blank) day of (blank) 1851 said Edward P. Pate sold and transferred the same to your orator for the sum of $88.88 . . .

. . . about the (blank) day of May 1852 the said Edward P. Pate departed this life intestate . . .

Sebert Pate (signature)

Deposition taken: 4 July 1856.

DEPOSITION: AMERICA Z. CORNWELL.

About the age of 38 years.

America Cornwell (signature)

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Edward P. Pate of Smith Co. TN, Syrenia Pate and Cyrella Pate of Jackson Co. TN, Leroy Pate and Stephen Pate of Platte Co. MO and Anthony Pate of LA and Oliver Young of Smith Co. TN against Cebert Pate and Alfred Cornwell and wife Zilphia A. formerly Zilphia A. Pate of Jackson Co. TN and Sampson Pate of Williamson Co. TN.

13 Nov. 1849.

. . . their ancestor Willeroy Pate departed this life intestate in Smith Co. TN. in 1844 leaving complainants and defendants (except complainant Young) his heirs at law.

. . . Jackson Co., the last place of residence of said dec'd. . .

. . . at the time of his death, said Willeroy Pate was seized and possessed of a tract of land in said County of Jackson, bounded as follows, to wit: . . running north with Jubal Pate's line to a Beech below said Jubal Pate's house, thence up a branch with it's meanders to a stone called the Standing Stone . . . with Carter's line . . . with Carter's line to Sally Holt's corner, thence East with W. Hall's line . . . to William Woodfolk's corner . . .containing 164 acres.

They further state that Willeroy Pate at the time of his death left another heir by name of Sabe Pate, who died at Santa Fe in the year 1846. That administration was granted upon the Estate of said Sabe to Leroy Pate in the State of Missouri and also to your orator Edward P. Pate in Smith Co. TN.

NOTE of Sampson P. Pate.

11 Dec. 1847.

. . . my father Willeroy Pate, deceased . . .

. . . my brother Seb's interest . . .

Tract of land owned by Willeroy Pate, dec'd . . . lying in Jackson Co. on Saltlick Creek in District No. 3, State of TN, bounded as follows: on the North by Nancy Hall, East by William Woodfolk, South by Jubel E. Pate and West by Leroy Carter.

Sampson W. Pate (signature)

Deposition taken: 8 Jan. 1851.

DEPOSITION: LEROY CARTER.

Aged 36 years.

Leroy Carter (signature)

 

DEPOSITION: JUBILLE PATE.

Aged 45 years.

Jubel E. Pate (signature)

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF SEBERT PATE.

. . . in a request of their dying father that his land should not be sold to the highest bidder as he was buried upon it . . .


NEW CASE.

PATE, ELIZA VS. PATE, E.
CIRCUIT, 1898.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of E. Pate against Eliza Pate.

2 April 1898.

. . . he and the defendant were married in Jackson Co. TN about 9 years ago, that they have lived in Jackson Co. ever since . . .

Your complainant will show that he and the defendant lived happily together as husband and wife until sometime during last fall. He was informed that defendant was not living true to her marriage vow and was living in adultery with one Bird Harris, a neighbor. Complainant was loathe to believe this charge on his wife and informed his wife of the information he had received concerning it when defendant, in an evasive manner, denied the charge to him, stating that it might be someone else, but it was not her.

She kept going off in the evenings "visiting neighbors." Complainant finally on or about 15 Feb. 1898 found her lying beside Bird Harris in a cave. He left her, but she promised to stay true to him in the future, so he returned. Now he is informed that she is again committing adultery with the same man, so he has again left her.

They have one boy and two girls. The oldest, Hamp Pate 7 years old past, next Nina aged 5 years past, next Mand aged 3 years past. The children are now in complainant's possession, living with him at his mother's. He asks for custody of the children and for divorce.

E. Pate (signature)

DECREE.

Defendant did not appear.

Divorce and custody of children granted.


NEW CASE.

PATE, S. L. VS. DUKE, LESTER.
CHANCERY, 1912.

PETITION.

S. L. Pate, guardian of Lester Duke.

. . . his father, A. A. Duke, deceased . . .


NEW CASE.

PATTERSON, FENTON AND WIFE VS. MC CAWLEY, WM. D. ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1855.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Fenton Patterson and wife Sarah of Jackson Co. TN against Wm. D. McCauley, Alexander McCauley, John McCauley, David Ray and wife Martha, William Hix and wife Susannah, James W. Draper of Jackson Co. TN, Benjamin McCauley of Twigg (?), State of (blank) and Abram Shepherd of (blank) Co. TN.

9 June 1853.

. . . about (blank) day of (blank) 18(blank) Dennis McCauley departed this life in Jackson Co. TN intestate leaving your oratrix Sarah and the defendants William D., Alexander, John, and Benjamin McCauley and Martha Ray, Susan Hix and Anna Shepherd his only children and heirs at law. James W. Draper was appointed administrator of said estate.

Believes other children have already been advanced more than she was, wants her share of the estate to make up this inequity.

ANSWER TO BILL OF COMPLAINT.

William D. McCauley says that he was the youngest son of Dennis McCauley.

. . . his father was old and infirm and was afflicted with palsy and cancer . . .

Said Dennis was afflicted with palsy for about 20 or 25 years before his death and by cancer about a year.

Alexander McCauley . . . was married in 1826, being then about 26 years of age . . .Respondent married in the month of May.

Depositions taken: 13 June 1857.

DEPOSITION: MARTHA RAY.

I am a daughter of Dennis McCauley.

While my father lived with William D. McCauley he drank a good deal and was very troublesome and fretful.

Martha Ray (her mark)

DEPOSITION: ALEXANDER MC CAULEY.

Father had slaves Tom and Lucy.

Lucy was sold to Donie Lee.

A McCawley (signature)

DEPOSITION: JAMES W. DRAPER.

Aged 40 years.

He (Dennis McCauley) sold the Riche & Ray farm one year and bought from me the same year. My recollection is that he bought from me in Aug. 1837 and took possession about the first of 1838.

He had two negroes then, named Lucy and Mary.

The old man sold Lucy and her child to Donnie Lee and kept Mary.

He bought Tom from Sam Stone.

The old man (Dennis) died in last of the year 1850 or first of 1851.

Jo and Mary (slaves) was also sold to Stone. Tom was also sold to Stone.

James W. Draper (signature)


NEW CASE.

PAYNE, J. J. VS. CRONK, W. C.
CHANCERY, 1881.

Depositions taken: 14 Jan. 1881.

DEPOSITION: THOMAS HENSLEY.

I was acquainted with R. C. Dill and his wife Nancy in their lifetime. I have known said parties all my lifetime. Said Dill and wife are both now dead. The old man has been dead some fifteen or sixteen years; the old lady died in November last. At any rate, last year some time. R. C. Dill did make a Will in his lifetime and I heard it read.

D. C. Dill lived on said land in his lifetime and was living on it when he died. R. C. Dill will(ed) said land to his wife Nancy Dill. The provision of said Will was that his said wife Nancy was to have and that she was to do as she pleased with it to sell it or to give it (sic.)

John Payn (Payne) and William Loftis who is now dead were the witness to said Will. Said Will was probated in County Court of Jackson Co.

Thomas Hensley (signature)

DEPOSITION: H. J. HARLEY.

I am the Clerk of the County Court of Jackson County.

H. J. Harley (signature)

DEPOSITION: CALVIN MARTIN.

(R. C. Dill) died I think in the year 1862. My understanding was he willed his home tract where he then lived to his wife.

Quest. Was it not understood generally that said Cronk was an illegitimate son of said R. C. Dill and did not said Dill so claim him.

Ans. I have heard it said that said Cronk was a son of R. C. Dill.

Calvin Martian (signature)

There are some pages of the testimony of Thomas Hensley mixed in this deposition. (bp)

DEPOSITION: JAMES M. LOFTIS.

Age 71 years.

I heard him (R. C. Dill) say that he will(ed) his land to his wife, that (is) his land on which he then lived. The provision of said Will was that he wanted his wife to have the land on which he lived to do as she pleased with it at her death and that if John Payne taken care of her until her death he wanted him to have it.

R. C. Dill said there was a chance for Defendant Cronk to be his child.

J. M. Loftis, Sr. (his mark)

DEPOSITION: J. H. LOFTIS.

J. H. Loftis (signature)

Depositions taken: 15 Jan. 1881.

DEPOSITION: JOHN M. LOFTIS.

Age 48 years.

Quest. When did said Dill die. How far did you live from him.

Ans. About the year 1862. I live(d) 10 or 12 years in ten miles of said Dill and the balance of the time in the neighborhood of said Dill.

Nancy Dill was my Aunt.

Complainant Payne did live with R. C. Dill a considerable time before his death and he continued to live with his widow and took care of her until her death.

John M. Loftis (signature)

DEPOSITION: COMPLAINANT JOHN J. PAYNE.

Aged 45 years.

Quest. State whether or not you were bound as an orphan bound boy. . .

Ans. I was bound to R. C. Dill. Was bound at the age of six years according to my best information. I came of age in the year 1857(?) and still worked for him (Dill) and taken care of him up to his death, which occurred in 1862. About five years said Dill was old and infirm for several years before his death and not able to provide for himself. He was in that condition for ten years or more. He was sixty years old or upwards when he died. R. C. Dill did leave a widow, Nancy Dill. She is dead. She died in Oct. 1879.

Quest. How old was the old lady when she died according to your best information.

Ans. About eighty years old.

Quest. Did R. C. and Nancy Dill ever have any children according to your best information and leave any heirs except collaterally.

Ans. Not that I ever heard of or knew of.

J. J. Payne (signature)

DEED.

12 April 1870.

Nancy Dill, widow and relic of R. C. Dill to John J. Payne, for love and affection as well as to pay him for the care and attentions he has bestowed on me. . . tract of land lying in Jackson Co. TN in the Ninth Civil District bounded. . . Joseph Nelson Spring branch hollow . . . Neal Nelson's line . . .Thomas Lemon's and (unreadable) Powel's(?). . .

Nancy Dill (her mark)

COPY OF WILL OF ROWLAND C. DILL.

5 Jan. 1862.

R. C. Dill (signature)

Codicil.

. . . my negro boy Harrison. . .

Probated 2 Sept. 1869.

EX PARTIE PETITION TO LEGITIMATE AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD.

1 Sept. 1856.

Petition of Rowland C. Dill.

Rowland C. Dill is the father of Washington Columbus Cronk, that said Cronk is an illegitimate son of the said Rowland C. Dill and that the said Rowland C. Dill desires to legitimate and make the said Cronk a legitimate son and lawful heir of him the said Rowland C. Dill and to change his name from that of Washington Columbus Cronk to that of Washington Columbus Dill.

Petition granted.

FINAL DECREE.

22 March 1882.

Rowland C. Dill died in Jan. 1862. The Court is of opinion and so decrees that the Certified Copy (of the Will of R. C. Dill) has been fraudulently altered, or attempted to be so altered, in a manner which makes the fraud obvious upon inspection of the same, which alterations occur in the 31st and 32nd lines on the second page of said copy and the same has been herein before corrected in this decree and because defendant (W. C. Cronk alias W. C. Dill) has filed herein said paper with said fraudulent alterations, the Court is pleased to adjudge costs against him. . .

ANSWER OF W. C. DILL ALIAS W. C. CRONK.

18 Sept. 1880.

Believes that the widow only had the use of the land during her lifetime, and was not free to dispose of it.

TENNESSE LAND GRANT NO. 8728.

1 Feb. 1842.

Entered 4 July 1836.

To Rolin C. Dill and William Loftis.

Containing 1000 acres.

Located in Jackson Co. between Morrison's Creek and Blackburn's Fork.

. . . boundary line of a 53 acre survey of Labourn Loftis's . . .


NEW CASE.

PAYNE, JNO. J. VS. JOHNSON, SAMUEL, ADMR. ET. ALS.
CIRCUIT, 1877.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JNO. J. PAYNE of Jackson Co. TN. against Samuel Johnson, Admr. of Susan Johnson and Tillmon R. Terry, also of Jackson Co. TN.

Dispute about a note to pay for lands purchased from the estate of Susan Johnson.


NEW CASE.

PERRY, JACKSON AND WIFE VS. DE WITT, WM. H. AND WIFE.
CHANCERY, 1857.

SEPARATE ANSWER OF HOLLAND DENTON, GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR THOMAS L. AND ELIZABETH PRICE, THE MINOR CHILDREN OF THOMAS PRICE, DEC'D.

13 Aug. 1856.

Luke L. Price departed this life in Jackson Co. TN about the year 1837.

Widow of Luke L. Price has died, but he does not know when.

. . . Luke Price, son of Campbell Price . . .

. . .Thomas L., by his father Thomas Price. . .

. . . admits to marriage of the said Thomas and Nancy Price and the birth of said John L. and Elizabeth . . .

. . . defendant Elizabeth was born after the death of Luke L. and Abigal Price. . .

Admits the death of John K. Price--that he was one of the children of Thomas Price, dec'd. and was in existence at the making of said Will--and that he has died intestate without issue leaving his brothers and sisters his only heirs at law.

FINAL DECREE.

Purchase of lands of the Estate confirmed.

DEED.

28 April 1857.

William G. Huffines and his wife Teletha Jane Huffines, formerly Teletha Jane Price, Samuel T. Griffith and his wife Nancy Griffith, formerly Nancy Price, myself (Jackson Perry) and wife Sarah R. Perry, formerly Sarah R. Price, (their interests) in the Real Estate of Thomas Price deceased.

BOND.

23 June 1856

We, William H. De Witt, Amelia De Witt, Jackson Perry, Sarah R. Perry, Samuel T. Griffith, Nancy Griffith, William G. Huffines, Jane T. Huffines, and James T. Quarles are held and firmly bound unto William H. Bates, Clerk of the Chancery Court at Gainesboro, Thomas L. Price, Elizabeth Price, Eveline Price, Micaja Price, Sarah Price, Thomas Price, Irwin Price and William Price in the sum . . .

REPORT OF SALE.

21 March 1857.

Land of Thomas Price, dec'd. sold.

Lot. No. 1.

. . .south side of Pine Lick Fork. . .to the east boundary line of a 50 acre tract deeded by Valentine Van hooser to Thomas Price. . .Luke L. Price tract . . .a tract conveyed by David Myers to Thomas Price. . . Jennings Creek. . .

Lot No. 2.

. . . boundary of the Luke L. Price 244 acre tract . . .40 acre tract in the name of David Griffith . . .widow's dower . . .

Lot. No. 3.

. . . 50 acre tract granted to Thomas Price by No. 3662 . . . corner of 965 acre tract deeded by Peter Fitch to Thomas Price . . .a part of Grant No. 5908 of 75 acres to Thomas Price . . . a 25 acre tract granted to Thomas Price by No. 5174(?).


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, A. J. AND WIFE VS. ALLEN, JESSIE T. ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1907.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of A. J. Pharris who sues in his own right and as next friend of his wife Canzada Pharris, Jones Reed, who sues as father and next friend of his children, all of whom are minors without general guardian, to wit: Campbell Reed, Cora D. Reed, Robert Reed, Bedford Reed, Jesse Reed and Eliza J. Reed, Daisey Dailey and her husband James Dailey, the latter suing as next friend of his wife Daisey Dailey, Andrew Smith, who sues as husband and next friend of his wife Lucy Ann Smith, and Lucy Ann Smith, all citizens of Jackson Co. TN, and Rebecca Abbott, a citizen of Iron Co. Missouri, against

Jesse T. Allen and R. N. Allen, Jr. and Jane Allen, all citizens of Jackson Co. TN.

25 April 1907

That Robert N. Allen, Sr., died intestate in Jackson Co. TN on or about the 21st day of March 1907. He left surviving him at the time of his death his widow, the defendant Jane Allen, who still survives him and the following named children and grandchildren, who are his only heirs at law and sole distributees of his estate, to wit: defendants Jesse T. Allen and R. N. Allen, Jr., sons of said deceased, Mc Allen, another son died before his father leaving a daughter Cora Belle Allen, now Womack, his only child and heir at law. She has heretofore sold and conveyed her entire interest in her said grandfather's estate to Complainant A. J. Pharris, and for this reason she is not made a party. Daniel Allen, another son of said deceased, who also sold and conveyed his interest in his said father's estate to Complainant A. J. Pharris, hence he is not made a party. Lafayette Allen, another son, has sold his interest in said estate to Complainant A. J. Pharris, and he is not made a party. Margarett Ray, a daughter of said deceased, has sold and conveyed her interest in her father's estate to Complainant A. J. Pharris, and for this reason she is not made a party. Fannie, another daughter of said deceased, married Complainant Jones Reed. She died before the death of her father, leaving Complainant's Daisey Dailey, who intermarried with Complainant James Dailey, Complainants Campbell Reed, Cora D. Reed, Robert Reed, Bedford Reed, Jesse Reed and Eliza J. Reed, as her only children and heirs at law. These children are all minors without general guardian, and they bring this suit by their father and next friend, Complainant Jones Reed. Complainant Lucy Ann Smith, another daughter, married Complainant Andrew Smith. Complainant Canzada Pharris, wife of A. J. Pharris, is another daughter of said deceased and Rebecca Abbott is another daughter of said deceased, making in all ten heirs . . .

That said decedent, Robt. N. Allen was the owner in his lifetime of the following described tract of land, to wit, lying and being in the Ninth Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on Blackburn's Fork of Roaring River, bounded north by the lands of John Stallings and Seth Maberry, east by the lands of Complainant A. J. Pharris and Maberry, south by M. F. Young and Joe Smith and west by Mrs. Martha Johnson, containing 200 acres, more or less, and being the same lands on which said R. N. Allen lived at the time of his death.

Summary: A. J. Pharris bought four shares of the estate from four of the heirs before the death of R. N. Allen, Sr., with the consent and encouragement of R. N. Allen, Sr. R. N. Allen, Sr., then conveyed by deed a major portion of his lands to sons R. N. Allen, Jr., and Jesse T. Allen, thereby greatly decreasing the value of the shares of the estate. Complainants charge that R. N. Allen, Sr. was a very old man, about 97 years of age at the time of his death. He had begun to gradually loose his mind several years ago, and was in no state to conduct business. He signed the two deeds to his sons by his mark just eight days before his death.

JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER OF JESSE T. ALLEN AND ROBERT N. ALLEN, JR.

Summary: the deeds were both signed by R. N. Allen, Sr. and his wife. In them it is stipulated that these two sons are to take care of their parents. They deny that their father had any lost of mental acuity before his death. They say that for the last eight years of his life, both their parents were very physically feeble and required constant care of themselves and their farm, which these two sons and the wife of R. N. Allen, Jr. provided.

DECREE ON COMPROMISE.

18 March 1908.

The dispute was resolved with a complicated compromise.

Signatures of Millard F. Loftis, J. D. Smith, T. M. (unreadable), L. D. Allen, W. S. Allen, L. Z.(?) Allen, and ?. M. Allen. Signed by mark: A. J. Pharris, Consanda Pharris and Jane Allen.


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, ABSOLEM, ADM. VS. GIPSON, JOHN ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1868.

Note: Several Pharis cases are intermingled in this and the following Pharis folders. The spelling is very inconsistent between Pharris and Pharis. bp.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Absolem Pharis, Admr. of George McClellan, deceased, against John M. Gipson, Baily P. McClellan, Jessie Mayberry, Rebecah Young, Polly Young, Melinda Young, citizens of Jackson Co. TN, Sam'l McClellan of the State of Virginia, Moses McClellan of the State of Virginia, Polly Lane, residence unknown, Elizabeth Castill, residence unknown, Elizabeth Hancock, residence unknown, Rhodah Perkins, residence unknown, Polly McClellan, residence unknown, John McClellan, residence unknown, Josiah McClellan, residence unknown, Judy (?) McClellan, residence unknown.

The Administrator states that the debts out weigh the assets of the estate.

Deceased did own the following tracts of land in Jackson Co., District 9, lying on Roaring River at and near the mouth of Blackburn's Fork, number of acres unknown, bounded on the East by the lands of Daniel Johnson, on the North by Thomas Smith and James Mercer, and the West by the lands of Wiley Gaw and on the South by the lands of John Gibson (Gipson.)

States the George McClellan is without issue, that his wife is also dead, leaving no heirs of his body. The said deceased George McClellan left as his heirs at law Samuel McClellan, his brother, Moses McClellan, also a brother, Polly Lane, his sister, Elizabeth Castill, his sister, together with the children of Josiah McClellan, who was a brother of deceased, viz., Betsy Hancock, Rebeca Young, Matilda Maybray, Rhoda Parkins, Polly McClellan, Malina McClellan, John McClellan, Josiah McClellan, Andrew McClellan, Baily P. McClellan . . .

REPORT OF SALE.

Sale of lands on 5 April 1869 to John M. Gipson, who was the highest and best bidder at $50. But he did not pay this, so the sale was not completed, and the property was to be advertised for sale again.

Depositions taken: 24 April 1874.

DEPOSITION: M. G. BUTLER.

Aged about 24 years.

I was deputy Circuit Court Clerk of Jackson Co. TN (about 1868 on to 1870.)

I had possession of the Books and the office after said Butler was elected Secretary of State.

Maurice (?) G. Butler (signature)

DEPOSITION: Z. VAN HOOSER.

I am the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson Co. TN.

Z. Van Hooser (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. M. MORGAN.

J. M. Morgan (signature)

DEPOSITION: THOMAS SMITH.

About 73 years.

Thomas Smith (signature)

DEPOSITION: DANIEL W. HAWES.

D. W. Hawes (signature)


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, A. J. AND OTHERS VS. GRISHAM, J. P. AND OTHERS.
CHANCERY, 1912.

THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER of W. P. Grisham, J. P. Grisham, Elizabeth (Bettie) McKinney, Celie Apple and her husband John Apple, Weston Grisham, Belle McDonald and her husband (blank) McDonald, Houston Grisham, Haskell Grisham, (blank) and (blank), Jesse Apple, Willie Grisham, Ira Grisham, Edgar Apple, Herman Grisham and Alvin Grisham.

They admit the death of Pryor Grisham. They admit that Martha Jane Grisham, the wife of Pryor Grisham . . .died before (Pryor Grisham) . . .

They say that the estate of said testator (Pryor Grisham) at his death descended to and became the property of his children and heirs at law as follows:

Elizabeth McKinney, his daughter, Celie Apple, his daughter, Wane Pharris, his daughter, Viola Lewis, his daughter, W. P. Grisham, his son, J. P. Grisham, his son, J. N. Grisham, a son (that) died before his father, the Testator. He left surviving him eight children, to wit, Alvin Grisham, Weston Grisham, Belle Grisham who intermarried with (blank) McDonald, Henry Grisham, Mary Grisham, Tina Grisham, Willie Grisham, and Ira Grisham. Nat Grisham, a son of said Testator, (who) died before his father. He left surviving him defendants Houston Grisham, Haskell Grisham, Herman Grisham, and Gordie Grisham. The said Gordie Grisham is now dead. She intermarried with one (blank) Austin and left surviving her two children, to wit: (blank) Austin and (blank) Austin. (Folded in and unreadable) died before her father. She left surviving her defendants Jesse and Edgar Apple, her sole and only heirs at law.

. . . the said Pryor Grisham was declared to be a person of unsound mind some time after making said Will: that respondent acted as the general Guardian of his said father under appointment of the county court of this county.

WILL OF PRYOR GRISHAM.

24 April 1907.

. . . my wife, Martha Jane Grisham. . .

. . .the old home place on which we now live, it being all the land I now own. Said land is bounded and described as follows--lying and being in the 5th Civil District of Jackson Co. on Martin's Creek and bounded as follows: on the north by the lands I recently sold to W. P. Grisham, on the east by the lands of G. W. Tuttle, on the south by the lands I recently sold and conveyed to J. P. Grisham, and on the west by the lands of J. C. Elrod and Miss E. V. Holleman, containing between 75 and 100 acres, more or less. . .

. . .my son Nat Grisham, who is now dead . . .

. . . my daughter Mary, who married N. B. Apple, and who is now dead . . .

PETITION OF SMITH COUNTY BANK.

Alvin Grisham, a resident citizen of the State of Montana.

Weston Grisham, Henry Grisham, Mary Grisham, Tina Grisham, Willie Grisham, Ira Grisham and Belle McDonald, all of Smith Co. TN.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of A. J. Pharris and his wife Janie Pharris, citizens of Jackson Co. TN and J. S. Lewis and his wife Viola Lewis, citizens of Putnam Co. TN.

Prior Grisham departed this life in Putnam Co. TN while temporarily there on or about the 2 day of Nov. 1911 . . .

Defendants Jesse Apple and Edgar Apple are children of Mary Apple, deceased . . .

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: R. L. DUKE.

I have lived in the (5th) District 45 years.

R. L. Duke (signature)

DEPOSITION: R. H. DOWELL.

I live near Granville TN. I have known the Pryor Grisham home place for something like 33 years. I am 50 years old.

R. H. Dowell (signature)


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, A. J. AND JOHN CALE, ADMR. ET. AL. VS. JONES, JOHN M. ET. AL.
CIRCUIT, 1885.

DECREE

A. J. Pharris and John Cale Administrators of James Pharris, deceased, et. als. vs.

John M. Jones et als.

18 Sept. 1885.

None of the nonresident defendants (John M. Jones, W. W. Pharris and James Pharris) have appeared in Court, therefore the Court decrees that all of the allegations in the Complainant's Bill be taken for confessed.

As to the Answer of the minors, by their guardian, it appears that James Pharris departed this life in Jackson Co. TN on the 29th day of March 1885. Elizabeth Pharris is the widow and relict of said deceased. James Pharris died seized and possessed and the owner in fee (sic) of the following described tract of land, to wit: lying and being in the 5th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on the Dry Fork of Martin's Creek bounded on the south by the Dry Fork of Martin's Creek, on the east by the lands of A. J. Vantrease and James Hargis, on the north by the lands of James Huff and John Cale, on the west by the lands formerly owned by M. C. McKinley, being the same upon which the said James Pharris resided at and before his death.

Order to lay off Homestead and Dower to Elizabeth Pharris.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of A. J. Pharris and John Cale against Robert Hollin (Holland).

Before his death, James Pharris sold to the defendant the following tract of land at the price of $550, and took his note for the same . . . this has been unpaid . . .Said tract of land is bounded and described as follows: lying in the 5th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN, bounded on the north by the lands of Martha Huff, on the east by the lands of James Huff, on the south by the lands of John Cale and west by the lands of Pendleton Huff, containing by estimation 50 acres more or less, being the same on which the defendant Robert Hollin now lives.

REPORT OF SALE.

Jan. term 1886.

A. J. Pharris bought the lands in the estate of James Pharris that were offered for sale.

CONTRACT.

15 March 1886.

I, James Pharis, have this day transferred and conveyed to A. J. Pharis all my right and title and interest in the undivided Estate of my grandfather, James Pharis . . .

James Pharis, Jr. (signature)

THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER OF JAMES PHARRIS, JR., SEBRON PHARRIS, ALEXANDER PHARRIS, ARMINILLA PHARRIS, MATT MANEAR AND ALLEN MANEAR, minors, by their Guardian ad litem Bowen A. Butler.

18 Sept. 1885.

CONTRACT.

27 Jan. 1886.

For and in consideration of $16.37 to me paid in hand I hereby transfer and convey to A. J. Pharis my entire undivided interest in my grandfather's, James Pharis deceased, Estate.

Richard Pharis (his mark)

APPOINTMENT OF AGENT.

18 Oct. 1888.

I, Sadie E. Pharis, Guardian of the Estate of James Pharis, a minor of the county of Burnet and State of Texas, do hereby make, constitute and appoint A. J. Pharis of Jackson Co. TN my true and lawful agent or attorney in fact . . .my ward's grandfather, James Pharis deceased, late of Jackson Co. TN. . .

SETTLEMENT.

14 heirs entitled out of 3rd note amounting to $375.48. Each heir entitled to $26.82.

APPOINTMENT.

20 Dec. 1886.

State of Illinois, Franklin Co.

I, John Pharis of Christopher in the County of Franklin and State aforesaid (Illinois) have made, constituted and appointed . . . Andrew J. Pharis of the County of Jackson and State of Tennessee my true and lawful attorney for me. . . estate of my grandfather James Pharis, deceased.

John Pharis (signature)

LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP.

24 Feb. 1888.

State of Texas, County of Burnet.

Sadie E. Pharis, mother of the minor (James Pharis).

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ABSOLUM PHARIS AND ELIZABETH PHARIS, both of Jackson Co. TN

Against John Minor, also of Jackson Co. TN.

They are the administrators of the estate of James Pharis who died in Jackson Co. TN about the 13th day of October 1857 . . .in his lifetime he was a member of the firm of Minor and Pharris, who were merchants in Jackson Co. TN.

Depositions taken: 19 June 1859.

DEPOSITION: HIRAM MINOR.

Aged 60.

Hiram Minor (signature)

DEPOSITION: R. A. COX.

Aged 26 years.

R. A. Cox (signature)

DEPOSITION: JOHN B. ANDERSON.

Aged 67 years.

I am now and was at the time of (unreadable) said receipt Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson Co. TN and Thomas H. Butler was principal Clerk . . .

John B. Anderson (signature)

Depositions taken: 30 Jan. 1860.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM C. MINER (MINOR).

Aged 22 years . . . my brother (not named). . .

Wm. C. Minor (signature)

DEPOSITION: JOHN WILLIAMS.

John Williams (his mark)

DEPOSITION: SPENCER WALKER.

Aged 25 years.

Spencer Walker (signature)

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM GORE.

Wm. Gore (signature)

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM W. BATES.

W. W. Bates (signature)

DEPOSITION: ALFORD WHITAKER.

Aged about 35.

Alford Whitaker (his mark)

DEPOSITION: FRANCES H. ARMSTRONG.

F. H. Armstrong (signature)

DEPOSITION: JOHN CARLISLE.

Aged 49.

J. G. Carlisle (signature)

DEPOSITION: HENRY JOHNSON.

35 years old.

Henry Johnson (his mark)

DEPOSITION: FRANCES H. ARMSTRONG.

48 years old.

F. H. Armstrong (signature)

DEPOSITION: ROBERT CARLISLE.

Aged 31 years.

Robert Carlisle (his mark)

DEPOSITION: ALFORD WHITAKER.

Aged 35 years.

Alford Whitaker (his mark)

Deposition taken: 17 May 1860.

DEPOSITION: ROBERT C. KIRKPATRICK.

Aged 35 years.

R. C. Kirkpatrick (signature)

Deposition taken: 17 May 1860.

DEPOSITION: WM. W. MC CLENE.

I was a Justice of the Peace on the 28th Nov. 1858.

W. W. McClene (signature)

THE ANSWER OF JOHN V. MINOR to the Bill filed against him by Absolum Pharis and Elizabeth Pharis

2 July 1858.

. . . it is true that complainant's intestate (James Pharis) died in Oct. 1857. . . he and (James Pharis) commenced at partners in the merchantile business. . . about Feb. 1855 . . .

. . .respondent has paid to his Brothers Wm. C. & H. T. Minor . . .

Respondent is a young man without family . . .

Respondent boarded with Wm. Gore for some time . . . since that time and up to about the (blank) day of 185(blank) he boarded at his partner's (the said James Pharis) . . .

John V. Minor (signature)

Deposition taken: 5 Sept. 1859.

DEPOSITION: JAMES MERCER.

Aged about 34 years.

James Mercer (signature)

THE ANSWER OF CHARLES MASTERS and wife Amanda Masters, Hiram Pharis, Lewis Pharis, Jane Pharis and Matilda Pharis, minors, by their guardian ad litem John L. Washburne to the Bill filed by J. R. J. Langford, guardian of James W. Langford against Absolum Pharis . . .

12 Aug. 1867.

Complainant J. R. J. Langford is the guardian of James W. Langford and that Complainant and James Pharis were the Administrator's of Louis M. Langford dec'd, and that Mary Langford his widow and Complainant's ward are his only heirs at law . . .

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF J. R. J. LANGFORD, Guardian of James W. Langford.

Louis M. Langford, dec'd on or about the (blank) day of (blank) 18?5. . .(the third number is unreadable. bp.)

William Harris is guardian of the children of his deceased brother. Children are Lewis Pharris, Hiram Pharris, Jane Pharris, Matilda Pharris and Amanda Masters.

Elizabeth Pharris is the widow and relict of James Pharris, dec'd.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ABSOLUM PHARIS.

James Pharis departed this life intestate in Jackson Co. TN about the 12th (not sure, could be 17th bp.) day of Oct. 1852.


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, A. J. & JOHN CALE, ADMRS. ET. AL. VS. JONES, JOHN M. ET. AL.
CIRCUIT, 1885.

THE JOINT ANSWER of Isham Pharis, Hampton Wade and his wife Emila, George Stout and his wife Hannah, Sally Ann Harris, Littleton C. Collier and his wife Jane, Maria McKnab, Madison Wolf and his wife Fanny, Rosina, Leabury, Lincoln, and Alice, the four last minors and have no regular guardian, Selby Pharis, Chistopher Clark and his wife Malinda, the three last are nonresidents, to the Bill of Complaint of Mary Jane Pharis.

1 May 1856.

James Pharis departed this life about the time set forth in the bill, it is also true that she is the widow of said deceased. Respondents state the said widow as they are advised is not entitled to Dower out of any land said deceased died possessed of for the reason that said Complainant in the lifetime of said deceased and while in wedlock was guilty of adultery. (I do not find any more in regard to this in any other document. bp.) They also state that Complainant has not truly set out the heirs of said deceased. They deny that Alsy is the heir of said deceased. (Again, nothing further about this. bp.)

DEPOSITION: JAMES A. SPURLOCK.

Sarah Vinson now Sarah Upchurch.

I wrote to my father (not named. bp.) who before his death in July 1854 told me Mrs. Vinson wanted to see me in relation of her dower.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ABSOLUM PHARIS AND ELIZABETH PHARIS, WILLIAM GORE AND RUSEL M. KINNARD AND WATSON M. COOK, all of Jackson Co. TN except Rusel M. Kinnard and Watson M. Cook who are of Davidson Co. TN against the President and Directors of the Bank of Tennessee.

21 June 1858.

Absolum and Elizabeth Pharis are the Administrators of the Estate of James Pharis, who departed this life in Jackson Co. TN about the 14th day of Oct. 1857 . . .

DEED.

1 April 1850.

I, Nathan Pharris, have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to James Pharis and his heirs forever for the consideration of $800 to me paid . . .the following described tract of land lying in the county of Jackson, State of TN and Civil District No. 1 and bounded as follows, to wit: . . .on the bank of Cumberland River . . .leaving the spring where I now live . . .to two beeches on the Livingston and Gainesboro Road, thence with the various meanderings of said road north . . . to the river, thence down and with the meanderings of the river to the beginning, containing by estimation 174 acres . . .

Nathan Pharis (signature)

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF THOMAS ELLIS.

Says it is true that in the lifetime of said James Pharris your respondent did purchase of said deceased a tract of land estimated at 75 acres, for which he agreed to pay $100 . . .he also admits that he never paid for said land and he further states that he sold said land to one Thomas K. Harris. . .

Thomas Ellis (signature)

Depositions taken: 9 Sept. 1870.

DEPOSITION: NATHAN PHARRIS.

Age 78 years.

I was acquainted with James Pharris in his lifetime. He was my son. I am also acquainted with defendant Ab. Pharris. He is also my son.

I was owing Joel W. Settle a debt in the lifetime of James Pharris. I was unable to pay the money. I gave my sons James and Absolum Pharris a lien upon the land where I now live, including that I afterwards sold to Elizabeth McLelelan (McClellon) on the Nettle Branch of Roaring River whereupon and in consideration of my giving them the lien on said land they, Ab. and James Pharris, gave to J. W. Settle their note for the amount I owed Settle and lifted my paper. I owed Settle some $400 or $500. I don't remember the precise amount. Afterwards James Pharris deceased and Absolum Pharris came on me for a settlement. I then sold a portion of my land to Elisabeth McClelan and placed the funds arising from the sale, $1100 and a land Script worth $125 in the hands of Absolum Pharris to pay off the debt I owed to said Joel W. Settle and a store account which I owed Minor and Pharris of $96.

DEED.

13 Sept. 1852.

I, Nathan Pharris of the County of Jackson and State of TN have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to James and Absolum Pharris . . .in consideration of the sum of $400 . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situated in Jackson county TN and in District No. 1 on the southeast side of Cumberland River between that and Roaring River and on the Nettle Branch about 1 1/2 miles above the mouth of Roaring River and bounded as follows, to wit: . . .on top of a ridge the southeast corner of Thos. Gaw's tract of land on which he now lives . . . to James Pharris northeast corner of the tract on which he now lives, thence running with the meanders of the Livingston Road to Thomas Gaw's northeast corner . . . to the beginning corner including the place and improvement on which John Carlisle is now living, supposed to contain 150 acres more or less . . .

Nathan Pharis (signature)

THE ANSWER OF JOHN V. MINOR TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Absolum Pharris and Elizabeth Pharris.

18 Jan. 1860.

Hiram Minor, the father of Respondent John V. Minor . . .

(Respondent's) brothers--William C. Minor and Hiram T. Minor . . .

John V. Minor (signature)

DEED.

24 Dec. 1856.

James Pharis sells to John J. Brown a tract of land in District No. 1. . . north side of Fisk road. . . in Elisabeth Johnson's line . . .to Thomas Elis (Ellis) line . . . corner or John M. Burn's (?) southeast corner . . .to Nelson Sadler . . . to Nathan Pharis line . . .for $500.

Deposition taken: 17 Oct. 1874.

DEPOSITION: JOHN J. BROWN.

About 60 years old.

I purchased a tract of land called the Haddy tract from James Pharris.

John J. Brown (signature)

THE ANSWER OF JOHN CALE to the Bill of Complaint of Lena Pharris by Guardian Louisa Pharris.

11 March 1879.

. . . he knows nothing of the appointment of Louisa Pharris as guardian of the said Lena by the District Court of Williamson County in the State of Texas.


NEW CASE.

PHARIS, ABSOLUM VS. PHARIS, NATHAN.
CHANCERY, 1871.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF CORD MASTERS AND WIFE AMANDA MASTERS of Jackson Co. TN.

Complainant Amanda Masters formerly Amanda Pharris, intermarried with Complainant Cord Masters.

THE ANSWER OF ABSOLUM PHARIS to the Bill of Complaint of Nathan Pharis.

30 Nov. 1871.

The land in question was condemned and sold to the highest bidder to pay debts of Nathan Pharis. Respondent became the highest bidder and purchaser. He has since paid the taxes on this land.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF NATHAN PHARIS OF JACKSON CO. AGAINST ABSOLUM PHARIS OF SAME RESIDENCE.

9 Nov. 1871.

On or about 1833 or 1834 Complainant entered 100 acres of land for which a Grant was issued to him . . . land lies in District No. 1 of Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Cumberland and Roaring rivers and is adjoined by the lands of William Taney, the lands formerly owned by Gray McClellans heirs and others and is all woods land except a few acres and very valuable for the timber thereon.

He says the Defendant has for the last (blank) years set up some kind of a claim to the land herein mentioned. He says that both he and the Defendant are insolvent.

Depositions taken: 31 July 1868.

DEPOSITION: THOS. H. BUTLER.

Aged 48 years.

I am a practicing solr. of this Bar.

T. H. Butler (signature)

DEPOSITION: A. B. BOTTS.

Aged 45 years.

I am a practicing solr. of this Bar.

A B. Botts (signature)

REPORT OF SALE.

Nathan Pharis vs. Absolum Pharis et. al.

The Clerk and Master on the 25th day of March 1868 . . . sold the tract of land . . . being all of the tract of land described in a deed executed by Nathan Pharis to James Pharis and Absolum Pharis on the 13th day of Sept. 1852 . . .except a small portion of said tract on which Nathan Pharis now lives. Said tract of land was sold to Elisabeth McClan (McClellan) by Nathan Pharis . . .and the same whereon Elisabeth McClellan lived up to the date of her death containing 175 acres more or less when Laton Meaders and Robt. A. Cox became the joint purchasers of the same . . .at the price of $800 . . .

THE SUPPLEMENTAL BILL AND BILL OF WAIVER OF NATHAN PHARRIS, A. H. Morgan, Asa Johnson and his wife Polly Johnson, all citizens of Jackson Co. TN against Absolum Pharris, Elizabeth Pharris, Amanda Pharris, Hyram Pharris, Louis Pharris, Jane Pharris and Matilda Pharris, all of Jackson Co. TN and Daniel Henry of the State of Virginia and the heirs of John Henry--Catharine Ghost, Phillipp Henry, Jacob Henry, Lewis Henry, Polly Roten (Rhoten), and Michael Henry to the Bill of Complaint of Nathan Pharris and Elizabeth McLeland (McClellan) against Absolum Pharris and others.

1 June 1867.

Elizabeth McLelland (McClellan). . . departed this life intestate and without issue in the year 186(last number is blank), that her maiden name was Henry, that her brothers and sisters were John Henry, Catharine Ghost, Phillipp Henry, Jacob Henry, Lewis Henry, Polly Roten (Rhoten), Michael Henry and Daniel Henry and all of said brothers and sisters are dead except Daniel Henry who is a citizen of the State of Virginia, that the names and residences of their children and heirs are unknown, that diligent inquiry has been made without success except as to the children and heirs of Polly Roten (Rhoten) and Michael Henry--the children of Polly Roten are John Roten, Elisha Roten and Polly Johnson and Geo. Roten, the latter of whom is dead and A. H. Morgan is the Administrator of his estate duly appointed by the County Court of Jackson Co. TN. Said Geo. Roten died in the year 1864 without issue after the death of said Elizabeth McLelland (McClellan) and his brothers and sisters are the said Complainant Polly Johnson, John Roten and Elisha Roten, the two latter citizens of Kentucky. The children and heirs of Michael Henry are James Henry, Jamden (?) Henry and Michael Henry Jr. and your orators are informed and believe they are citizens of the State of Missouri. Your orators further show that Asa Johnson is the Administrator of the estate of Elizabeth McLeland (McClellan) deceased and that Defendant Absolum Pharris made and executed to Elizabeth McLeland (McClellan) in her lifetime after the filing of the original bill in this cause a deed of conveyance of one undivided half of the land sold by Complainant Nathan Pharris to Elizabeth McLeland (McClellan) as alleged in the original bill.

ORDER TO THE SHERIFF.

20 Oct. 1870.

Ordered to sell land for debts of John Pharris and Dudley Brown. One tract of land as property of John Pharris lying in the 5th District of Jackson Co., bounded on the east by the lands of Elizabeth Carter, on the south by the lands of Joseph Burgess, on the west by the lands of B. F. Furgerson, on the north by the lands of M. C. Williamson and others, the same place where John Pharris now lives. . .

CONTRACT.

I, T. A. Minear, have this day bargained and sold and do hereby convey, transfer and convey to A. J. Pharis. . . my undivided interest in my grandfather James Pharis, deceased, estate . . .

T. A. Minear (signature)


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, A., ADMR. VS. MARY J. RHOTON.
COUNTY, 1895.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SETTLEMENT.

23 Oct. 1894.

To John Rhoten (Rhoton), Frank C. Rhoten, James Rhoten, Roxie Rhoten and Luca Bell Rhoten, heirs at law of Mary J. Rhoten, dec'd.


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, G. W. VS. RICHARDS, JOHN & OTHERS.
COUNTY COURT, 1886-1890.

THE PETITION OF G. W. PHARIS, a citizen of Jackson Co. TN against John Richards of the State of Missouri, Sallie Curtis, David Jackson, the children and heirs at law of Bram Jackson, whose number and ages are unknown, some of whom are minors without general guardian, the children and heirs at law of Eli Jackson, deceased, whose names, ages, and the number and residence are unknown, some of whom are minors without general guardian. They are all nonresidents of TN and their residences are unknown to Petitioner.

25 April 1886.

. . . Wm. Jackson departed this life intestate in (Jackson Co. TN) on the (blank) day of Feb. 1885 and without lawful issue, that Lucy Pharris and defendant David Jackson and John Richards and Sallie Curtis are his brothers and sisters, that Bram Jackson and Eli Jackson were also brothers of said deceased but died before he did . . .

These are the only heirs of said deceased Wm. Jackson. . .

Your Petitioner is the owner of purchase of the interest of Lucy Pharris therein and hence she is not made a party to this proceeding.

. . . Wm. Jackson died seized and possessed and owner in fee of the following described tract or parcel of land, to wit: Lying and being in the 9th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Morrison's Creek and bounded by the lands of Burtery Maberry (Mabry), John P. Loftis, James M. Loftis and Henderson Gentry, containing by estimation 100 acres more or less.

FINAL SETTLEMENT.

. . . David Jackson, John Stuart, Sarah Stuart, Oscar Hendricks, Martha Hendricks, William Jackson, Solan Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Campbell Jackson, T. J. Powell, assignee of John Richardson (Richards) and Lucinda Cutts, Azeriah Cutts and the minor heirs of Levi Jackson . . .

APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY.

Know all men by these presents that we, David Jackson, John Stewart and Sally Stewart his wife, Oscar Hendricks and Martha Hendricks his wife, Sallon Jackson and William Jackson, Jr., all of the County of Macoupin and State of Illinois do hereby make, constitute and appoint A. H. Morgan of Jackson Co. and State of TN our lawful attorney in fact . . .

. . .Estate of said William Jackson deceased from the Admr. Washington Pharris . . .

Signed by mark: David Jackson, John Stewart, Sarah Stewart & Martha Hendricks.

Signatures of Oscar Hendricks, William Jackson & Solon Jackson.

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: RICHARD MANSELL.

Aged 39 years.

I have known said land (that of Wm. Jackson) 25 or 26 years.

R. C. Mansell (signature)

DEPOSITION: R. E. MANSELL.

(I) have lived in about 1/2 a mile for 20 years.

R. E. Mansell (signature)

DEED.

No date.

R. C. Loftis sells to Wm. Jackson a tract of land in the 9th District of Jackson Co. on Morrison's Creek . . . the conditional line made between James M.(?) Loftis and Lemuel Loftis . . . corner of J. H. Loftis 50 acre entry . . . the conditional line made by Joseph and William Mayberry (Mabry) . . . containing by estimation 75 acres . . . for $425.

REPORT OF SALE.

1 Nov. 1886.

The land of William Jackson was sold to John P. Loftis for $750.

AFFIDAVIT.

12 Nov. 1887.

State of Missouri.

County of Montgomery.

John Richards of said county and state, being duly sworn and states upon oath, that he has been a resident of said county for 18 years past and that he was born and raised in the county of Jackson in the state of Tennessee and that he is now about 65 years old and that his mother was the mother of William Jackson, deceased, late of the County of Jackson, state of Tennessee and that he is a half brother of said William Jackson, deceased, and that he moved from his place of residence in the state of Tennessee in the year 1840+ and that he has sold his interest in the Estate of said William Jackson, deceased, to Thos. J. Powell of the said county of Montgomery and state of Missouri and that he was married on or about the (blank) day of August about 1840 in the county of Fentress in the state of Tennessee to a Miss Jane Morrison and went to Clinton Co. in the state of Kentucky and from Kentucky to Morgan and McCoupin (Macoupin) Co. in Illinois and then to Missouri where I now live.

Said affiant further states that he is acquainted with Campbell Jackson, Samuel Jackson and Lucinda Cutts and know them to be children of Levi Jackson, deceased, late of the county of Montgomery and state of Missouri and knows that said Levi Jackson is dead and that he was a brother to William Jackson, deceased, late of Jackson county in the state of Tennessee and further states that at the time of the death of the said Levi Jackson he left only five children surviving him and that they and his widow who is now living in said Montgomery Co. are the only heirs to his Estate.

John Richards (his mark)

AFFIDAVIT.

12 Nov. 1887.

State of Missouri.

County of Montgomery.

Sarah Jackson of the said County and State being duly sworn and states upon oath that she is the widow of Levi Jackson, deceased, late of said county of Montgomery and that she was married to the said Levi Jackson, deceased, about the 17th day of May 1857 in the county of Jackson and state of Tennessee and that the said Levi Jackson, deceased, was a brother to William Jackson, deceased, of the County of Jackson in the State of Tennessee, and that her maiden name before her marriage was Sarah Jackson (cousin) and that John Richards of the said County of Mongomery is a half brother to her deceased husband and to William Jackson, deceased, of Jackson County in the State of Tennessee and that the following are the only children of her said deceased husband, Samuel, Campbell, John and Delila Jackson and Lucinda Cutts, wife of Azaria Cutts and that said John and Delila Jackson are minors in law and that the said Levi Jackson, my deceased husband, has no other heirs at law to his Estate than those children above named and that he died intestate leaving no will and that we moved from said Jackson County in the State of Tennessee about 18 years since to the State of Illinois and from there to this Montgomery County, Missouri, where my said husband died about 8 years since.

Sarah Jackson (her mark)

DEED.

1 Oct. 1867.

William Mabry sells to R. C. Loftis for $250 a tract of land in District No. 9 of Jackson Co. TN containing by estimation 62 1/2 acres bounded. . . the conditional line made between James M. Loftis and Lemuel Loftis . . .a 50 acre tract of Colins Loftis . . .the conditional line made by Joseph and William Moling . . .the conditional line made between James M. Loftis and Lemuel Loftis . . .

DEED.

7 March 1879.

James M. Loftis sells to William Jackson for $200, a tract of land on Morrison's Creek in the 9th Civil District of Jackson Co.


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, HARVEY ET. AL .VS. LYNN, ASA ET. AL. & PHARRIS VS. HILMAN LMBR. CO.
CHANCERY, 1899.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Harvey Pharris and his wife Nancy L. Pharris, Martha Pharris, Dillard Pharris, Maggie Pharris, John Pharris, Emma Pharris, the last three being minors and sue by their father and next friend A. J. Pharris, James Adcock, Sissie Adcock and Willie Adcock, also minors who sue by their father and next friend John Adcock, all citizens of Jackson Co. TN against

The Hillman Lumber Company and W. R. Shafer, agent of said company, Asa Lynn and his wife Lizzie Lynn and Patsy Harris, widow of J. P. Harris, deceased, of Jackson Co. TN, Thomas Harris of the State of KY, and John Harris of Sumner Co. TN.

10 March 1899.

Complainants state and charge that William P. Harris died intestate in Jackson Co. TN about four years ago, leaving surviving him Patsy Harris, his widow, and the following children and grandchildren, to wit: Complainant Nancy L. who intermarried with Harvey Pharris, defendant Lizzie, who intermarried with defendant Asa Lynn, Thomas Harris and John Harris, his only living children. Letitia, another daughter of said deceased intermarried with Complainant A. J. Pharris, she died before the death of her father, leaving surviving her the minor Complainants Martha, Dillard, Maggie, John and Emma Pharris. Another daughter, Jane, intermarried with one John Adcock and died before the death of her father, leaving surviving her the minor Complainants James, Sissie and William Adcock. So Complainants charge that the foregoing parties, except the husbands of married women, are the only children, grandchildren and heirs at law of William P. Harris, deceased.

The said William P. Harris at his death was the owner in fee simple and seized and possessed of the following described tract of land:

First tract--lying in the Sixth Civil District of Jackson Co. TN containing 150 acres, more or less, bounded by the lands of W. R. Poston, the Gore heirs, the Maxwell lands, Reuben Greenwood and others and the same on which the widow Patsy Harris now lives.

Second tract--Lying in Overton Co. TN on the waters of Roaring River, adjoining the lands of Sam Loftis, Henry Lancaster and others, containing 150 acres, more or less, and the same on which Palo Horner lived in 1898. The title papers to said lands are in the possession of the widow Patsy Harris, and she is required to file them with her answer. Said lands are not worth more than $1000, and the widow Patsy Harris is entitled to hold the same during her life as a homestead or as homestead and dower.

They further charge that the defendant Patsy Harris, the widow and life tenant, is committing great waste upon said lands by selling and permitting the valuable timber on said lands to be cut and removed from said lands by the defendant Asa Lynn and the Hillman Lumber Co. and it's agent or manager, defendant W. R. Shafer.

REPORT OF THE CLERK AND MASTER OF SALE OF LANDS.

2 Aug. 1902.

The lands described in the pleadings were sold 2 Aug. 1902 to Asa Lynn for $105.00

REPORT OF THE CLERK AND MASTER, ORDER OF REFERENCE.

4 April 1901.

Child of Letitia Pharis is Martha Hix, who married Jack Hix.

W. P. Harris died Nov. 7, 1896.

Depositions taken: 19 Feb. 1901.

DEPOSITION: JNO. COX.

(The widow of W. P. Harris, dec'd) looks to be 65 or 70 years of age. She is in bad health.

J. P. Cox (signature)

DEPOSITION: ASA LYNN.

I married a daughter of W. P. Harris.

W. P. Harris died Nov. 7, 1896.

Asa Lynn (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. P. HARRIS.

I am a son of W. P. Harris, deceased.

J. P. Harris (signature)

DEPOSITION: A. J. PHARIS.

A. J. Pharris (signature)


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, JAMES VS. LAMBERT, WILLIAM AND OTHERS.
CHANCERY, 1867.

Depositions taken: 4 Sept. 1850.

DEPOSITION: SUSAN PHARIS.

About 40 years of age.

Quest. . . . William Pharis dec'd, the brother of defendant Pharis . . .

Ans. I was present when he (William Pharis) made his will for he died at my house . . .

He died in a short time after he made his will.

William Pharis rented land to Park B. Swift for five years and Park B. Swift went on the land . . . he lived on the land.

Susan Pharis (her mark)

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM KEITH.

Aged about 45 years.

Park B. Swift was a constable.

William Keith (his mark)

Depositions taken: 2 Aug. 1867.

DEPOSITION: JAMES HARGIS.

White Myers, Deputy Sheriff.

James Hargis, Constable.

James Hargis (signature)

DEPOSITION: WHITE MYERS.

Aged about 43 years.

I was Deputy Sheriff at that time (Jan.-Feb. 1861.)

White Myers (signature)

Depositions taken: 7 Feb. 1866.

DEPOSITION: JAMES HARGIS.

Aged about 28 years.

I was Constable at that time (Jan.-Feb. 1861).

James Hargis (signature)

DEPOSITION: WHITE MYERS.

Aged about 41 years.

White Myers (signature)

REPORT OF SALE.

Aug. Term, 1870.

Sold the tract of land described in the pleadings and decree in this cause, containing 88 acres more or less--lying in Civil District No. 15 of Jackson Co. TN, adjoining the tract of land whereupon defendant William Lambert now lives, bounded on the North by A. J. Vantrease's land and on the East by the lands of Mariah Manear and others, when Complainant James Pharis became the purchaser at the price of $200.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of William Lambert and Elizabeth Lambert his wife against James Pharis and James Vinson, executors of William Pharis, deceased, all citizens of Jackson Co. TN.

. . . some 13 or 14 years ago, William Pharis departed this life in the County of Jackson, leaving property real and personal to the amount of some ten or twelve hundred dollars; all of said property was disposed of by Will of the said William Pharis. . .

Complainants state that all the property which the said William Pharis died seized and possessed of was bequested and given to his daughter, Elizabeth Pharis, one of the Complainants who has since intermarried with Complainant William Lambert and is the sole legatee as well as sole heir and distributee of said William Pharis.

They believe James Pharis and James Vinson still owe money to Elizabeth from this Estate.

Depositions taken: 12 Oct. 1850.

DEPOSITION: JAMES M. SHEPHERD.

About 40 years old.

Jas. M. Shepherd (signature)

DEPOSITION: JEFFERSON A. THOMAS.

Aged about 38 years.

Jefferson A. Thomas (signature)

Deposition taken: 3 Sept. 1850.

DEPOSITION: SAMPSON W. CASSETTY.

Aged about 42 years.

I am Clerk of the County Court of Jackson Co.

S. W. Cassetty (signature)

Deposition taken: 13 Jan. 1857.

DEPOSITION: DUDLY BROWN.

Aged about 51 years.

Elizabeth Pharis staid at James Vinson's from the death of her mother til she married--her mother died in the early part of the fall of 1834--can't be positive how long William Pharis lived after the death of his wife, but think it was 1836 or 1837.

Judging from her size (Elizabeth's) and appearance at the death of her mother, I would suppose her to have been about two years old, at which time she went to live with James Vinson.

Dudley Brown (signature)

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM CARTER.

Aged about 56 years.

The mother of Elizabeth, Complainant's wife, died the 3 Sept. 1834. The father of Elizabeth died 25 Feb. 1836. She (Elizabeth) went from the grave (of her mother) to Vinson's house and staid there till she married.

She (Elizabeth) looked to me like she might have been about two years old (when she went to Vinson's.) Can't tell exactly how old she was when she married Lambert, but think she must have been 16 or 17 years old.

William Carter (signature)

DEPOSITION: JOHN HUGES (HUGHES).

Aged about 42 years.

William Pharis died in Feb. 1836, his wife some 15 months prior.

John Hughes (signature)

Depositions taken: 20 June 1851.

DEPOSITION: SUSAN PHARIS.

Aged about 40 years.

Park B. Swift leased land from William Pharis for five years, beginning in 1836.

I know that she (Elizabeth) was a troublesome child and her grandmother kept her clean and nice.

Quest. You will please state if you know who provided the Defendant Elizabeth Lambert with clothes after she went to Vinson's to live.

Ans. Her grandfather and grandmother, the Defendant Vinson and his wife.

Susan Pharis (her mark)

DEPOSITION: HIRAM KEITH.

Aged about 42 years.

Hiram Keith (his mark)

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM CARTER.

Aged about 56 years.

William Carter (signature)

DEPOSITION: GREEN KEITH.

Aged about 51 years.

Green Keith (his mark)

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM KEITH.

Aged about 46 years.

William Keith (his mark)

DEPOSITION: THOMAS HUDDLESTON.

Aged 48 years.

Thomas Huddleston (signature)

DEPOSITION: DOWNING WADER.

Aged about 64 years.

I have raised two grandchildren.

I have two sons that married old man James Pharis Senr. daughters.

Downey Wader (signature)

DEPOSITION: ISHAM PHARIS.

Aged about 44 years.

Isham Pharis (his mark)

DEPOSITION: DALE CARTER.

Aged 54 years.

Dale Carter (signature)

DEPOSITION: ELIZABETH WOLF.

Aged 54 years.

She (complainant's mother) was a poor girl but she lived at good houses and was very industrious. I reckon it was not far from four years after she was married until she died.

I think she was confined in April and died in Sept. following but she complained right smart before her confinement. . .

Elizabeth Wolf (her mark)

DEPOSITION: BUNNELL P. WRIGHT.

Aged 38 years.

Bunnell P. Wright (signature)

DEPOSITION: JAMES M. SHEPHERD.

Aged 41 years.

Jas. P. Shepherd (signature)

DEPOSITION: JOHN HUGHES.

Aged 42 years.

John Hughes (signature)

DEPOSITION: JAMES BURGESS.

Aged 47 years.

James Burgess (signature)

DEPOSITION: NATHAN MONTGOMERY.

Aged 46 years.

I have some knowledge of the trouble of raising an orphan child. I have one yet under my care, younger than that. The one I have is about four years old.

Quest. State if you please if you have not been keeping publick house in Gainesboro . . .

Ans. I have kept tavern in this place . . .

Nathan Montgomery (signature)

DEPOSITION: ROBERT G. HUGHS.

Aged 34 years.

Robert G. Hughes (signature)

DEPOSITION: PETER G. COX.

I have had some experience about the trouble of raising small orphan children. . .The orphans I kept had $1100+, left them at the close of the administration of their father's estate.

Peter G. Cox (signature)

Depositions taken: 9 Sept. 1850.

DEPOSITION: ALLEN MANEAR.

Aged about 47 years.

I do not know his (Wm. Lambert's) circumstances previous to his last marriage.

Allen Manear (signature)

DEPOSITION: JAMES A. MANEAR.

Aged about 35 years.

Depositions taken: 21 Jan. 1857.

DEPOSITION: JAMES M. SHEPHERD.

Age 41 years.

I arrived in this county in April 1836 and Park B. Swift, with whom I became acquainted shortly after, was living on the William Pharis place on the Dry Fork.

Jas. M. Shepherd (signature)

DEPOSITION: JEFFERSON A. THOMAS.

Jefferson A. Thomas (signature)

DEPOSITION: SUSAN HOLLIMAN.

Aged about 50 years.

Susan Holliman (her mark)

DEPOSITION: PEGGY KEITH.

Aged about 46 years.

DEPOSITION: THOMAS HUDDLESTON.

Aged 48 years.

Thomas Huddleston (signature)

DEPOSITION: STAUNTON MC DANIEL.

Aged 36.

S. C. Mc Donald (signature)

DEPOSITION: JOHN B. MC CRARY.

Aged about 37 years.

John B. McCrary (signature)

DEPOSITION: LEONARD HUFF.

Aged 37 years.

Leonard Huff (signature)

DEPOSITION: SAM E. STONE.

Aged 41 years.

Sam E. Stone (signature)


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, JAMES VS. POSTON, JULIA ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1879.

DEED.

4 May 1842.

I, William Poston of the County of Jackson and State of Tennessee have this day bargained and sold and do hereby convey to Thomas L. Bransford, of the County and State aforesaid, for the sum of one dollar to me paid and the other considerations herein after mentioned, one wagon, four horses and gears, 2 colts, one cart, one set carryall wheels, seven cows and four calves, eighty head of stock hogs . . .

But this deed is made for the following uses and trusts, and for no other purpose, that is to say, I am indebted to one Joel W.(?) Settle & Co. in the sum of $71.46 by note under seal due on the 9th day of Jan. 1842, also one note to Kinnard and Bransford for $32.88 1/2 under seal and due 1st day of Jan. 1842 and am desirous to secure and make certain the payment of the same. Now if I should pay the said debts on or before the 1st day of Sept. next, then this deed to be void. But if I should not, then the said Thomas L. Bransford, as trustee, after giving ten days notice in writing at the Court House door of said county and three other publick places in the neighborhood, may expose the said property to publick sale and sell it to the highest bidder for cash and appropriate the proceeds first to the payment of the necessary expenses and costs, secondly to the satisfaction of said debts of $104.35 1/4 with interest thereon, and thirdly to pay the balance, if any there be, to me.

William Poston (his mark)

SURVEY of the lands laid off to Julia Poston in compromise of the case of James Pharris against Julia Poston.

15 Nov. 1880.

Bounded as . . . John S. Quarles' southwest corner on top of a high ridge . . . in W. W. McCue's line . . . south bank of Poston's branch. . . a corner of the land of Peter G. Cox's heirs. . . to Whitley's or Stone's line. . . to James W. Stafford's line . . .including all of the land of which William Poston died seized and possessed of on the south side of Wm. Poston's branch . . . containing about 80 or 90 acres.

Plat included.

Deposition taken: 16 March 1881.

DEPOSITION: JOSHUA HAILE.

Joshua Haile (signature)

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Julia A. Poston, a citizen of Jackson Co. TN against James Pharris, M. L. Gore, administrators of William Poston, deceased, John Swan and wife Matilda Swan, Joseph Howlett and wife Mary Howlett, William Poston, Daniel Poston, John Poston, Margarett Poston, Sarah Poston, Julia Poston, Bell Poston, William Hall, Andrew Pharris, Tennessee Pharris, Jefferson Pharris, Seburn Pharris, all citizens of Jackson Co. TN, Andrew Poston, a citizen of Davidson Co. TN, and John Hall, a citizen of the State of KY, also W. W. McCue of Jackson Co. TN and Z. Van Hooser of Macon Co. TN.

26 Sept. 1879.

. . . her father, William Poston, died intestate in Jackson Co. TN on the 4 day of Feb. 1878, that she is his daughter and as such lived with, waited on and took care of him for years previous to his death and attended to his business for him.

M. L. Gore is the administrator of the estate of her father.

Matilda Swan is a grand daughter of her father, being the daughter of a deceased sister of Complainant, and defendant John Swan is the husband of said Matilda Swan, defendants Mary Hamlett, William Poston, Margarett and Sarah Poston are adult children of James Poston, deceased, who died many years before his father and who was a son of William Poston, deceased, and brother of Complainant, and Daniel, John, Julia Jr., Emily, Bell and Nancy Poston are minor children of said James Poston and have no general guardian. Defendant Joseph Hamlet is the husband of said Mary Hamlet, defendants William and John Hall are sons of a deceased daughter of Wm. Poston, deceased, who died long before said Wm. Poston. Andrew, Tennessee, Jefferson and Seburn Pharris are children of said deceased daughter, by defendant James Pharris, a second husband, they being half brothers and sister of William and John Hall. Said Pharris children, except Andrew, are minors and have no general guardian. Defendant Andrew Poston is a brother of Complainant and son of said William Poston.

Matilda Swan is a sister of said William and John Hall.

Complainant's mother died on 19 May 1864.

For the last few years of his life, her father became helpless as a child and required waiting on as a child.

Julia A. Poston (signature)

Date of depositions not given, filed Nov. 1880.

DEPOSITION: H. W. WILLIAMS.

H. W. Williams (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. Z. BECK.

J. Z. Beck (signature)

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: H. H. CASEN.

Aged 31 years.

H. H. Cason (signature)

DEPOSITION: Z. M. YOUNG.

Z. M. Young (signature)

Depositions taken: 7 March 1883.

DEPOSITION: H. W. WILLIAMS.

I am the Clerk and Master of this Court.

H. W. Williams (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. M. MORGAN.

J. M. Morgan (signature)

DEPOSITION: NATHAN M. COX.

I was Deputy Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Jackson Co. for several years.

Nathan M. Cox (signature)

Depositions taken: 28 July 1880.

DEPOSITION: JOHN S. QUARLES.

John Hall, a grandson of Wm. Poston, lived with him some years and during the year 1865. But I don't know what year he left him.

I can't state his . . . (health) prior to the year 1875 or 1876 as I was not in the County for several years of the time.

Wm. Poston was not in his (right? page torn. bp.) mind during the latter years of his life and was totally incapable of taking care of his own Person, so an evidence (sic) of the fact he imagined his Best Friends were his Enemies and someone had to look after him day and night.

John S. Quarles (signature)

DEPOSITION: W. W. MC CUE.

I regard him (Wm. Poston, dec'd) as being insane a part of the time, some two or three (years? page folded over. bp.)

Quest. State as near as you can Wm. Poston's age at the time he died?

Ans. He claimed to be about 85 years old.

I lived within less than 1/2 mile of them.

W. W. McCue (signature)

DEPOSITION: EMINELLA POSTON.

He was able to take care of himself up to within about five years of his death. From that time up to his death, it was more trouble to take care of him than it would have been to take care of a child. There never was enough on that place to have hired me to take care of him, outside of what I considered my duty.

Emenella Poston (her mark_

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM LOFTIS.

I knew him (Wm. Poston, dec'd) two of the last years of his life. I lived in about 150 yards of him during that time.

William C. Loftis (his mark)

DEPOSITION: M. L. GORE.

From her (Julia Poston's) appearance and from other information, I think that she is at least 50 years old.

M. L. Gore (signature)

DEPOSITION: A. M. COX.

Alexander Montgomery Cox (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. F. MC CUE.

He (Wm. Poston, dec'd) was very troublesome during the last two or three years of his life. He would try to throw the bedclothes in the fire and would sit down in the fire himself and had to be pulled out before he got so he could not. He would beat his daughter Julia and try to whip her.

I am 22 years old.

I reckon I lived a half mile from him.

. . . he would do his business in his bed and clothes. . .

J. F. McCue (signature)

Depositions taken: Sept. 1880.

DEPOSITION: JAMES PHARIS.

Aged 75 years.

I married her (Julia Poston's) sister about the year 1858. Julia is now about 60 years old as I understand it. (My wife) is dead. She left three children by a former husband, Hall, and four by myself. Her children by me were all minors when the bill was filed, except Andrew, who is now 23 years old or will be in Nov. next.

I am 75 years old. I have been married four times, have raised 20 children or had that many born alive and all lived to be pretty well grown.

James Pharris (his mark)

DEPOSITION: JOHN SWAN.

Aged 44 years.

I am a party to this suit and husband to Matilda Swan. She is Wm. Poston's grand daughter.

We lived in the house with them (Wm. and Julia Poston) one and on his farm another year. The balance of the time from 5 to 12 miles from them. Only one year as much as 12 miles.

. . . my house at Flynn's Lick . . .

His (Wm. Poston's) grandson, John Hall, who lived with him after his wife's death, who worked and made crops for him, he was raised by Wm. Poston from the time his father died and worked with him until he became his own man.

He left the old man three or four years before he (the old man) died. He (Wm. Poston) rented out a portion of his lands several years before his death . . .I rented the Pettie place one year. Jim Burris rented it two years I think. Marion Davidson rented one year on the homeplace, Caleb Lemons rented one year on the homeplace. William Loftis rented a part of the homeplace.

J. A. Swan (signature)

DEPOSITION: MATILDA SWAN.

I am 35 years old. I am a grand daughter of William Poston, deceased.

I have been married nearly 17 years.

John Swan is my husband.

Grandmother Poston died in the year 1864--16 years ago in the month of May. I remember because I was married in Nov. previous.

In the year 1869 we moved to Granville and stayed there 3 or 4 years . . .then we moved to Flynn's Creek.

Grandfather did raise my brother from about five years old until he was nearly grown . . .

M. E. Swan (her mark)

DEPOSITION: JAMES W. STAFFORD.

. . . John L. Petty, who is now dead . . .

Jas. W. Stafford (signature)

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

W. H. Young (signature)

Depositions taken: 3 Sept. 1880.

DEPOSITION: P. N. DUDNEY.

Aged 69 years.

(I lived) about one mile or perhaps a little more (from Wm. Poston, dec'd.)

I don't know exactly when James Poston died--about the year 1868.

(His widow lived on a portion of the lands of Wm. Poston, dec'd. bp)

P. N. Dudney (his mark)

DEPOSITION: JAMES W. STAFFORD.

Jas. W. Stafford (signature)

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

W. H. Young (signature)

DEPOSITION: E. C. STAMPS (?)

I lived some over one mile from him (Wm. Poston, dec'd.)


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, MARY VS. PHARRIS, HUGH, ET. AL.
CONSOLIDATED CASE.
CHANCERY, 1871.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Mary Pharris, Complainant, against Hugh Pharris and David G. Shepherd, Defendants, all of Jackson Co. TN

26 Sept. 1859.

(In) 1838, she (Complainant) and Defendant, Hugh Pharris, intermarried, and that they have ever since continued to live together as husband and wife, until a short time ago, and your oratrix regrets to say that owing to his cruel and inhuman treatment towards her she has been forced to withdraw herself from him for her own safety. She states that the first eight or ten years which they lived together that her said husband treated her kindly enough, but for the last eight or ten years he has been pursuing a course of cruel and inhuman treatment towards her. . .states that said Hugh has for a long time been a habitual drunkard and that when intoxicated he would beat and bruise her. . .

They have only two children, both of which are girls, the lawful issue of her and the said Hugh, to wit: Susannah, aged about 20 years and Rebecca, aged about 15 years.

She is informed that he is venting his whole spleen upon them since she has left home on account of which she charges that he is utterly unfit to have the care and control of their said daughters.

She says Hugh Pharris owns about 200 acres, on which he currently lives, which she thinks is worth $1000 to $1200. David G. Shepherd holds a mortgage on this property in the amount of $200 - $300. She wants the land sold, the mortgage paid, her lawyer's fees paid from this and the balance for herself and her children.

MORTGAGE.

4 Aug. 1854.

By Hugh Pharis.

On a tract of land in District 15 of Jackson Co. TN containing about 170 acres, bounded: . . .corner of John Brown's tract . . . James Pharis East boundary line near the head of Sinkhole Hollow on the Spring Fork of Martin's Creek . . .passing what was the 1846 John Stephens southeast corner. . .south boundary of James Vinson 50 acre tract . . . the ridge road . . . being a grant of 120 acres 3347 made to James Vinson by the State of TN 3rd May 1834 and also a tract of 50 acres deeded to Jas. Vinson by Jno. Brown deed dated 14 day Jan. 1830 and registered in the Registrar's Office of Jackson Co., Book D, page 334, being the same tract on which I now live.

BILL FOR DIVORCE AND ALIMONY.

Combined Cases.

On 4 Feb. 1861, the land in the pleadings was sold by the Clerk and Master to Oliver H. (?) Anderson for $800. After paying all debts of Hugh Pharis, and costs of the suits, evidently no money was left for any of the family.

ORDER TO SHERIFF.

2nd Monday in Feb. 1867.

. . . the death of said Hugh Pharis was suggested and admitted . . .

White Myers is the administrator (of this estate.)

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Robert A. Cox and James Draper against Hugh Pharris, Mary Pharris his wife and David G. Shepherd, all of Jackson Co. TN and John Armestead of Davidson Co. TN.

Lately the defendant Mary has gone back to the said Hugh and they are now living together as man and wife.

The lawyers want to be paid for filing for her divorce.

Deposition taken: 30 Aug. 1871.

DEPOSITION: WHITE MYRES.

White Myers (signature)


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, NATHAN VS EATON, JOSEPH & YOUNG, MERLIN.
CHANCERY, 1849.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Nathan Price.

6 July 1853.

. . . Dicy Eaton who has since married Edward Vaughan . . .

Victoria Eaton, a minor child of Defendant Joseph (Eaton). . .

Depositions taken: 29 Jan. 1855.

DEPOSITION: GEORGE M. MC WHIRTER.

G. M. McWhirter (signature)

DEPOSITION: WATSON M. COOKE.

Watson M. Cooke (signature)

Depositions taken: 22 Jan. 1855.

DEPOSITION: T. D. CASSETTY.

Aged 30 years.

Thos. D. Cassetty (signature)

DEPOSITION: JOHN M. GIPSON.

Aged about 40 years.

John M. Gipson (signature)

THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER of Edward Vaughn and L. D. Vaughn his wife, formerly L. D. Eaton.

Filed in Davidson County TN on 29 Dec. 1851.

Edward Vaughan (signature)

Dicy Vaughn (signature)


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, SUSAN VS. LAMBERT, JAMES, ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1880.

DEPOSITION: R. A. COX.

I am a practicing Solicitor of this Court and have been since 1858.

R. A. Cox (signature)

DEPOSITION: M. G. BUTLER.

M. G. Butler (signature)

ORDER TO THE SURVEYOR OF JACKSON CO. TN.

Whereas in the case of Susan Pharris et. al. vs. James Lambert and others in Chancery at Gainesboro there was at March Term 1881 of said Court there was an order for Susan Pharris to have homestead and Dower assigned out of the lands of John Pharris deceased lying south of the conventional line made by James Lambert, Thos. Cantrell, Carter Harris, Thos. Lambert and within boundaries of John Pharris tract of land described as follows, lying in Jackson Co. TN and on the waters of the dry fork of Martin's Creek and bounded as follows, Beginning at a stake in Thos. Huddleston's East boundary line in the middle of the road leading from Gainesboro to Granville . . .boundary line of what is called the Douglas tract . . . corner of a 45 acre survey granted by the State of TN to James Pharris . . .Vinson's line . . .Wilson Carter's line . . .Robbin Bennatt's southeast corner . . .Allen Manear's east boundary line . . .Spurlock's line . . . containing 320 acres more or less.

It was ordered that Homestead of $1000 in value to include the dwelling houses on said land and Dower out of balance of said lands to consist of one third of the balance . . .

NOTICE.

On the 4th day of August 1879 . . .I will move the Court to appoint Commissioners to assign me dower in the land of my deceased husband John Pharris, which land . . . is Bounded on the north by the lands of James Lambert, on the east by the land belonging to Wilson Carter heirs, on the south by the lands of Joseph Burgess and west by the lands of Jeremiah Hail . . .

Susan Pharris, Sr.

THE BILL of Susan Pharris, Elizabeth Cantrell, Polly Pharris, Susan Pharris, Jr., of Jackson Co. TN against James Lambert and his wife Harriet Lambert, Alexander Pharris, James Holmes, Administrator of W. B. Holmes, deceased, of Jackson Co. TN and Thomas Cantrell of the State of Texas.

. . . John Pharris had been owner of said land and possessed of the same for many years before his death and was the owner thereof on the 9 day of Feb. 1866 when he appears by deed bearing that date conveyed the same to his son and daughter, to wit, John A. Pharris and Elizabeth Pharris, and that on the 19 day of July 1866 as appears by deed bearing that date John A. Pharris conveyed to Elizabeth Pharris his interest in said land. There was no (unreadable) consideration for either of said deeds.

That before Feb. the 9, 1866, John Pharris was indebted to W. B. Holmes by judgements and probably otherwise in amounts between $500 and $600 . . .

Decree was ultimately made to sell the lands, and W. B. Holmes offered to buy them, but said sale was never confirmed, because Elizabeth Cantrell (formerly Pharris) and her husband Thomas Cantrell (who married in 1877) brought suit.

James Lambert, the son-in-law of John Pharris.

This is complicated and difficult to read and understand, but apparently some of the children bought enough of the land to provide enough funds to John Pharris to pay off the debt. (bp.)

. . . John Pharris died intestate and resident of Jackson Co., leaving Susan Pharris his widow and Elizabeth Cantrell, Harriet Lambert who intermarried with James Lambert, Polly Pharris, Susan Pharris and Alexander Pharris his children and only heirs at law. Thomas Cantrell on 19 day of April 1880 willfully and maliciously abandoned his said wife and went to the State of Texas where he now is.

Elizabeth Cantrell relinquishes all rights she may have by virtue of said deed.

REPORT.

Part of the John Pharris tract of land was sold on 2 Jan. 1882 to Joshua Haile for $150.00

HOMESTEAD AND DOWER.

10 Aug. 1881.

Description and plat.


NEW CASE.

PHARRIS, W. A. VS. CORDWELL, W. H.
CHANCERY, 1911.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of W. A. Pharris, a citizen of Jackson Co. TN against W. H. Cardwell, a citizen of Smith Co. TN.

21 Aug. 1911.

On 2 Jan. 1897, Complainant and his wife Francis Pharis conveyed to the Defendant and his wife M. J. Cardwell, who is now dead, by deed of that date, which is registered in the Registrar's Office of Jackson Co., the following described tract of land lying and being in the Fifth District of Jackson Co. TN on the head waters of Dry Fork of Martin's Creek beginning in W. B. Pages north boundary line . . .with Carter's line . . .Jack Carter's west boundary line . . . Thomas Lambert's east boundary line . . .containing by estimation 75 acres more or less.

Said deed is registered in land deed Book L in the Registrar's Office of said county, pages 346 and 347 . . .

2nd.

Said Defendant was a son-in-law of Complainant, his said wife, who was then living, being Complainant's daughter.

3rd.

Complainant and his wife were old and infirm at the time of the execution of said deed and were living alone and unable to work but little.

4th.

By the terms of said deed. . . said Defendant was to pay Complainant 1/3 the produce raised on said premises during Complainants life and if he should die before his wife, Francis Pharis, to pay her 1/3 the produce raised thereon during her life, and at the death of Complainant and his said wife, the title of said land was to vest in the Defendant and his said wife and her bodily heirs. Said deed also provided that Complainant and his said wife was to retain possession of the house and garden and said place where they then lived and were to have truck patches to cultivate as long as they were able to work and Defendant was to improve said land and keep it up and improve it as much as consistently could be done and pay the taxes thereon. This, together with $1 cash paid in hand was the considerations mentioned in the deed.

5th.

At the time of this conveyance, the said Defendant and his said wife were living on said premises and continued to so live about one year afterwards, and paid to your Complainant a part of the crop raised there on, but not as much as 1/3 as he agreed to do, when they moved away from the premises to Smith Co. where he has since resided, never having cultivated any part of said land since that time or paid the taxes thereon, nor has he improved said land or kept up the improvements thereon and Complainant has been forced to keep the place up as best he could, rent it out and collect the rents and pay the taxes. Although Defendant has abandoned the contract for 13 years, he does not allow Complainant to sell it.

THE ANSWER of W. H. Cardwell.

Respondent says that he has at all times been ready and willing to carry out and execute the agreements and stipulations named in the contract of conveyance, and he would have fulfilled said contract to the very letter, but he was prevented from doing so by Complainant. Complainant became cross and abusive towards Respondent, ordered him to leave and rented out the lands to another party, so that he was compelled to leave.

This is all there is to this case. There is no report of any resolution (bp.)


NEW CASE.

PHARIS, WM. W. ET. ALS. VS. HARGIS, JOHN, ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, (CIRCA) 1869.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of William D. Pharis and Arinthia Pharis who sue by their next friend James Draper against John Hargis, Francis M. Pharis, Marion Pharis, Sampson Pharis, Elizabeth Pharis, who has intermarried with (blank), Martha Pharis, who has intermarried with (blank), citizens of Jackson Co., White Myres and Terrel Byrne, also citizens of Jackson Co., (blank) Robertson, Ida Wade, Drewry Spirlock (Spurlock), Jane Collier and James Hargis.

 

. . .Isham Pharis died in Jackson Co. intestate . . . William Walker Pharis and James Pharis are two of his children, and minors, and your orators W. W. Pharis, Mathew Pharis, Arintha Pharis are grandchildren of deceased, being the sons of Warren Pharis, a son of Isham Pharis who is also dead. They state that Francis M. Pharis, Marion Pharis, Sampson Pharis, Jane Pharis, Elizabeth Pharis who married with (blank), & Martha Pharis who married with (blank) are the rest of the children of said deceased.

. . . James McCairin and the said widow Alice Pharis were appointed as administrators of the estate. . . sometime thereafter one William Hargis had himself appointed administrator . . .

L. L. (S.?) Clements the former Clerk and Master in Feb. Term of 1867 was a non resident of the State of Tennessee having gone to the State of Missouri and was a resident there.

At the August Term of the Court, 1867, the marriage of Alice Pharis was suggested to the Court . . .

. . . Alabama Pharis, widow of Warren Pharis . . .

DECREE.

13 Aug. 1867.

. . .Alice Pharis and her husband James Justice . . .

. . .it appearing to the Court that Complainants William Hargis and James Hargis by deed bearing date 1st Feb. 1866 conveyed to John Hargis all their right title and interest they had in the lands in the pleadings described--that William Hargis has since the date of said conveyance died--

Sale of the lands in the pleadings (those of Isham Pharis), described as: one tract of about 294 acres lying on the big branch on the south side of Cumberland river in Jackson county . . .line of the Butler tract . . .a conventional line made between James and Isham Pharis . . .

One other tract of 25 acres on the big branch on the south side of Cumberland river . . .east boundary line of a 50 acre survey made in the name of Job Meadows . . .

Depositions taken: 8 Aug. 1860.

DEPOSITION: LITTLETON C. COLLIN.

Aged 60 years.

There is nine children of Isham Pharis.

L. C. Colin (signature)

DEPOSITION: DUDLEY BROWN.

Aged 60 years.

Dudley Brown (signature)

DEPOSITION: HAMPTON WADE.

Hampton Wade (his mark)

DEPOSITION: ISAAC WILLABY.

Isaac Welaby (his mark)

INDENTURE.

8 April 1857.

. . .between Mary Jane Pharis and Shelby Pharis, both of Jackson Co. TN for and in consideration of $100, sells to Shelby Pharis all of her interest and claim as dowress of James Pharis, deceased, in and to the following tract of land in District No. 11 of Jackson Co. TN, on the waters of the Big Branch . . .bounded on the east by the heirs of Caleb Anderson and Dudley B. Hale and Brown and on the south by the lands of Spirlock (Spurlock) and on the west by the lands of the heirs of James W. Smith. William Hargis McCormack, (this is written like this in the original. bp.) it being the same whereon the said Mary Jane now lives . . .containing 300 acres more or less . . .

Mary Jane Pharis (her mark)

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 1200.

8 May 1829.

Entered 6 Feb. 1826.

To Isham Pharis, for one cent per acre, 25 acres in Jackson Co., on the south side of Cumberland river . . .just above the mouth of a dry branch . . .


NEW CASE.

PHILLIPS, J. T., ADMR. OF POLLY LAWSON, DEC'D.
WIDOW OF JESSE LASWON.
COUNTY, 1908.

Polly Lawson, deceased, left ten heirs surviving her: Octive Gordon, Samantha Richards, Anna Harris, Elizabeth Upchurch, Lee Anna Warren, Francis Jane Gaw, W. C. Phillips, J. F. Phillips, Sarah Gaw, J. T. Phillips, each of these receiving 1/10 of the estate.


NEW CASE.

PHILLIPS, M. A. ADMR. VS. VEATCH, D. W. ET. ALS.
CIRCUIT, 1900.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of M. A. Phillips, Admr. of the estate of David Phillips, dec'd, of Jackson Co. TN, Virgie Phillips, Vallie McDonald and husband Goodall McDonald, John Veatch, Mat Holliman and wife Manerva Holliman, all citizens of Jackson Co. TN, M. C. Phillips, Lon Phillips, W. W. West and wife Georgia West, all citizens of Smith Co. TN and G. W. Gregg and Mary Booth and husband Robert Booth, James Gregg, Hardin Gregg, Viola Gregg, citizens of Davidson Co. TN, Delia Phillips, a citizen of Jackson Co. TN against

D. W. Veatch, J. T. Veatch, W. T. Veatch, citizens of Jackson Co. TN and Ethie Gregg, a citizen of Davidson Co. TN, Kelly Booth, D. J. Shepherd of Jackson Co. TN and Mathew (?) Dotson of Smith Co. TN, Gertrude Kemp, a citizen of Smith Co. TN.

1 Oct. 1900.

. . .David Phillips died intestate in Jackson Co. TN on May 11,1900, leaving Complainant Delia Phillips his widow and relict . . .

The Defendants are minors under the age of 21 years without General Guardian, Defendants D. W. Veatch, J. T. Veatch, and W. T. Veatch being children of Jno. and Celina Veatch, Celina Veatch being a daughter of said David Phillips who died before her father leaving her husband John Veatch and the three Defendants surviving her and they are entitled to 1/10 interest in his said estate.

Defendant Ethie Gregg is a daughter of Complainant G. W. Gregg and Martha Gregg, Martha being dead having died before the death of David Phillips and she with Complainant Mary Booth, James Gregg and Hardin Gregg and Viola Gregg are entitled as heirs at law of said Martha Gregg to 1/10 interest in the estate of the said David Phillips . . .

The Complainant M. A. Phillips is Administrator of the estate.

The personal estate of the decedent will be insufficient to pay the debts, and a portion of the real estate will have to be sold.

David Phillips died possessed of the following described lands: lying and being in the 5th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN . . .G. W. Burton's corner . . .head of a spring . . .Green's east boundary line . . .L. M. Duke's corner . . .Bent road . . .containing 120 1/2 acres more or less, being a portion of the old David Phillip's homestead.

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: P. H. BURTON.

I am acquainted with the lands, live in a mile of it and have known it all my life and have lived where I now live most of my life.

P. H. Burton (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. E. REECE.

I live in about 1 1/4 miles of said lands and have known same for 30 years, have worked considerably on the lands.

J. E. Reace (signature)

DEPOSITION: M. A. PHILLIPS.

I am the Administrator of David Phillips. He died on the 11th of last April. My father owed Kelly Bros. or F. A. Kelly & Co. a store account at his death amounting to about $300, so he told me. He owed D. J. Shepherd something like $11.00 for goods and he owed Dr. Walter Dodson $18.00

M. A. Phillips (signature)

REPORT OF SALE.

March term 1901.

Woodard & Woodard became the purchaser of said land for $600.


NEW CASE.

PHILLIPS, PEYTON VS. PHILLIPS, CYNTHIA ANN.
CHANCERY, 1858.

BILL FOR DIVORCE.

Summary (bp.) Defendant (Cynthia) failed to appear to contest divorce, and she had been living apart from her husband for more than 12 years, and she has been guilty of adultery. Divorce granted.


NEW CASE.

PHILLIPS, TELITHA H. VS. PHILLIPS, JAMES F.
CHANCERY, 1880.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Telitha H. Phillips against James F. Phillips.

They were married in 1878 in Jackson Co. TN.

Accuses husband of cruelty and abuse.

He also has abandoned her and refuses to provide for her.

Her husband owns the following lands: one tract in the 1st District of Jackson county bounded by the lands of N. C. Bybee, Jasper Asgathorp, Nimrod Reid and J. F. Phillips and one other tract in the 1st Civil District bounded by E. M. Cason, Wm. Brown, James F. Phillips, and Wm. Toney's heirs and W. H. Dodson and Nimrod Reid, it being the Jas. P. Phillips old home place. Said tract belongs to J. T. and Jas. F. Phillips jointly.


NEW CASE.

PICKETT, I. B. AND OTHERS VS. GORE, WM. AND OTHERS.
CHANCERY, 1892 - 1898.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of J. B. Pickett, G. M. Morgan and wife, P. M. Morgan, D. H. Morgan of Jackson Co. TN and Elvira Poteet of Overton Co. TN, W. E. Lucas and wife Cora Lucas of the State of SC, and John Epperson and wife Clara Epperson of Davidson Co. TN and N. J. Cox of Jackson Co. TN against

William Gore and wife Mary Gore, M. L. Gore, S. G. Gore, M. G. Butler, W. B. Butler, adults and Mary Ann Pickett and James N. Cox, minors over the age of 14 years, of Jackson Co. TN and George H. Morgan, Eddie Morgan and Mamie Morgan of Putnam Co. TN, the last two are minors over the age of 14 years and George H. Morgan is their general guardian.

2 July 1892.

. . . Maurice Gore departed this life intestate in Jackson Co. on the (blank) day of Dec. 1857 leaving William Gore, Maurice L. Gore, Samuel G. Gore, Elvira Poteet, J. B. Pickett, Pauline Morgan, Eliza Gore his only children and W. B. Butler, M. G. Butler and Mary Butler who afterwards intermarried with G. H. Morgan his grandchildren, being children of his daughter Polly Butler who died before her father, his only heirs at law.

Mary Morgan has since died intestate, leaving D. H. Morgan, Mamie Morgan and Eddie Morgan her only children and heirs at law.

Eliza Gore has since departed this life in Jackson Co. TN after having first made and published her last Will and Testament. She died without issue, having never married.

J. P. Pickett . . .her daughter . . .Mary Ann Pickett.

Heirs at law of R. A. Cox are N. J. Cox, W. E. Lucas and wife Cora Lucas, J. A. Epperson and wife Clara Epperson, and James N. Cox.

Said home place is bounded and described as follows: Lying in the 9th District of Jackson Co. on Roaring River and bounded by lands formerly belonging to Abner Chaffin, Uriah Stafford, the lands of Mrs. Rhoton, the lands of S. G. and M. L. Gore known as the Long Branch tract, the lands of M. F. Young known as the Mill tract and perhaps others, containing 500 acres more or less, being the same on which Maurice Gore lived and died, the same now occupied by Maurice L. and S. G. Gore.

In addition to the home place, Maurice Gore owned the following described lands in Jackson Co.:

1st tract: on the north side of Cumberland river on the waters of Pine Lick Fork of Jennings Creek, . . . Mathis' line the northeast corner of a 500 acre entry in the name of Maurice Gore afterwards owned by E. C. Gaines and Hiram Crabtree . . .a 200 acre tract once owned by George Clark, now Gore's heirs . . .line of a tract known as the John M. Clark land, now owned by Gore's heirs . . .Hinson's line . . .Tinsley's line . . .Dodd's line . . .50 acre tract in the name of Short, now owned by Mrs. Dodd . . .Roddy's southwest boundary. . .Allen's south boundary . . .Crabtree's 200 acre tract. . . Mathew's line. . .

2nd. tract: lying on the north side of Cumberland river . . .Short's 50 acre tract now owned by Mrs. Dodd . . .50 acre tract granted to Thomas Price by Grant No. 319, Entry No. 2338 . . .tract deeded by Settle, Whitley & Smith to Thomas Price . . . Price Dower now owned by John C. McCain . . .Pointer's tract . . .Keeling's line . . .crossing the road leading up Joel's branch to Brimstone creek . . .Kirk Moore tract . . .Montgomery Huffine's . . .H. Crabtree's 200 acre Entry . . .Berry Allen's 125 acre tract . .

3rd tract: . . .Perry tract. . .Mosely tract now owned by John M. Burris. . .Mosely 50 acre tract . . .Myer's tract . . .

4th tract: . . . Daniel Griffith now Wm. York land . . .

5th tract: . . .Tinsley's . . .Hix

6th tract: Lying on the south side of Cumberland river in the 6, 8, & 9 Civil Districts. . .being the unsold portion of Leonard 5000 acre survey, which was transferred to Maurice Gore adjoining the lands of Jeremiah Whitstone, the lands formerly belonging to Williams, Uriah Stafford and others and the Overton Co. line (see Grant No. 6064, State of Tennessee to Maurice Gore, 10 April 1835). . .

7th tract: Lying in the 9th Civil District . . .on the waters of Spring Creek and Blackburn's fork. The same on which Duke Allen formerly lived, known as his home tract . . .boundary line of Benjamin Hanon tract . . . conditional line made by J. M. Maberry and J. G. Allen to Benjamin Stewart's northeast corner . . .James Peakes . . .containing by estimation 150 acres.

8th tract: Adjoining the last above named tract. . .Dodson's branch. . .T. P. Sim's line. . .John Hinsley's corner. . . containing by estimation 100 acres.

There are other lands belonging to said estate . . .

THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT.

Maurice Gore departed this life on the 14 Dec. 1857.

Deposition taken: 24 May 1897, at her residence in Overton Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: ELVIRA POTEET.

Aged 77 years.

Quest. Are you a daughter and heir of Maurice Gore, deceased?

Ans. Yes Sir.

Quest. When did your father die; who was his Administrator?

Ans. In Dec. 1857. P. H. Leslie was his Administrator.

Ans. They had some kind of settlement down there. I did not go. My husband went. His mind was not very good at that time.

Quest. Is it not a fact that your mother bought four old negroes at the Sale, to wit: Jim and Siller and Millie and Peggy and Siller's baby and gave her note to Leslie the Administrator for about $2650.00.

Ans. Yes, Sir, that was my understanding.

Elvira Poteet (signature)

We waive the incompetency of Tom R. Poteet to take this deposition.

J. M. Morgan & W. W. Draper, Solicitors.

THE ANSWER OF MARY LEE MORGAN AND GEORGE EDGAR MORGAN, by their regular guardian George H. Morgan, to the Bill of Complaint.

3 Aug. 1893.

Respondent's wards, known in the Bill as Mamie, is Mary Lee, who is still a minor, and Edgar, or Eddie, is properly stated herein as George Edgar, who is also still a minor.

End of Reel #104

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