Jackson Co., TN Loose District/Chancery Court Papers
Reel #116, Stafford - State of Tennessee
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.

STAFFORD, W. B. EX. UX. VS.
YOUNG, JNO. W. ET. UX.
CHANCERY.
1892.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF W. B. STAFFORD AND HIS WIFE FANNIE L. STAFFORD, CITIZENS OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST

JOHN W. YOUNG AND WIFE HELEN YOUNG, CITIZENS OF JACKSON CO. TN.

Sept. 27, 1892.

The complainants say they are the owners in fee simple and are entitled to the possession of the described lands . . . on Bowerman's branch . . . corner of Jessee Lee 100 acre tract . . . Gipson's field on top of the ridge west of his old house.

Defendants did, in 1891, enter upon said lands and have committed trespass upon same, cutting valuable hickory timber . . . and appropriating same to their own use.

. . . are now setting up claim to same and have procured a Grant to said land upon an entry bearing date long since complainants Grant. This Grant covers the complainant's lands as they are informed and is a cloud upon their title.

. . . at the (blank) term of 1892 the Circuit Court of Jackson Co. TN the same Youngs and Staffords were engaged in an action of trespass which Young alleged that Stafford had committed against the lands above described. Court decided against Stafford and judgement was rendered against him for $15 and costs.

Stafford now says the judgement was procured by reason of a fraud, an accident or a mistake.

Stafford states that he had trusted the management of said case to his father in law, F. M. Anderson . . .

The actual Grant was not presented at the first trial, but is herein presented.

Deposition taken: Jan. 8, 1894.

DEPOSITON: WOODFOLK PIPPIN.

Aged 38 years. I live in Jackson County TN. I am a miller at present--have some farming done.

I once owned a little piece of land in there that was said to be a portion of the Gipson land . . . I have traded it off.

I got it from Henry Heaney and gave about $200 for it.

I sold to Laban Pippin.

It was my understanding that there was about 45 acres in the boundary (?) that I bought.

I owned it some three or four years.

I am a son in law of John W. Young.

The houses built by Henry Heaney were not on the land now in dispute as I understand.

W. W. Pippin (signature)

Deposition taken: 8 Jan. 1894.

DEPOSITION: HENRY HANEY.

Aged 53 years.

I live in Putnam County. I once lived on the land in dispute.

I bought (this) land from Si Anderson and the old man France Anderson made me a right (?) . . . Mrs. Alenuda Anderson also joined in the title to me.

I lived there 11 or 12 years. I moved there about the time the Brazwell boys were charged of killing Alison--I don't remember the date.

I think my deed called for 65 acres.

Henry Heaney (his mark)


W. B. STAFFORD AND WIFE FANNIE L. STAFFORD VS.

JOHN W. YOUNG AND WIFE HELEN YOUNG.

OPINION, JUDGEMENT & DECREE.

20 Sept. 1894.

Complainants will be dismissed and defendants will recover of complainants and F. M. Anderson, F. S. Anderson and H. G. Anderson, their securities, and recover damages for wrongful suit.


NEW CASE.

STAFFORD, W. B. ET. AL. VS.
YOUNG, JOHN W. ET. AL.
CHANCERY.
1893.

JOHN W. YOUNG AND WIFE VS.
WILLIAM STAFFORD & THOMAS STAFFORD.
TRESPASS.

The plaintiff read Grant no. 6573 from the State of Tennessee to John S. Turner and Edward Tax dated 5 Jan. 1839.

I (John W. Young) live on the lands in the Grant, and have done so for about 31 years. I was put in possession by my wife's father, John S. Turner . . . John S. Turner is now dead and my wife Helen Young is one of his children and heirs at law.

I know where the old still house where Silas Anderson once made whiskey stood and also where the Tinnille house, built by Rip Williams stood.

WITNESS: E. L. JACKSON (no date).

I am the surveyor who surveyed the land under the orders of the Court in this case.

WITNESS: WM. STAFFORD (no date).

I am a defendant in this case.

I was holding the land under a deed from H. M. Anderson and wife made to my wife H. L. Stafford (who is the daughter of H. M. Anderson and wife.)

WITNESS: H. M. ANDERSON (no date).

The lands were granted by the State to Levi Gipson in the year 1834 and sold by him to David Richie who afterwards died and my wife was a daughter and heir at law of said Richie . . .

I took possession of said land about 1851 - 2 or 3.

I had Arthur Williams alias Rip Williams to build a house on the land . . . he built the house about 1856 or 7 is my recollection . . . I built a still house on said disputed land in 1866 or 7.

WITNESS: TURNER YOUNG (no date).

I am a son of plaintiff.

JUDGEMENT.

In favor of plaintiff, and defendants guilty of trespass.

Assessed damages of $15.00.

Depositions taken: 12 Sept. 1893.

DEPOSITION: J. W. YOUNG.

Aged 65 years.

I knew the grantee of the lands, John S. Turner. He is dead. I think he died in April 1872. My wife is a daughter of John S. Turner.

J. W. Young (signature)

DEPOSITION: M. P. MEDERS.

M. P. Meders (signature)

DEPOSITION: E. L. JACKSON.

(I am) the County Surveyor of Jackson Co. TN.

E. L. Jackson (signature)

AFFIDAFIT.

12 July 1892.

Arthur Williams, alias Rip Williams.

Pleasant Linville and his wife lived in the house built by Rip Williams from about 1860 to 1862.

Williams and Linville are now non-residents of the State.

W. B. Stafford (signature)

SURVEY OF JOHN YOUNG, JOHN S. TURNER TRACT.

Includes plat.

ANSWER OF JOHN W. YOUNG AND HIS WIFE HELEN YOUNG TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT.

24 Dec. 1892.

They (John and Helen Young) say they are the owners of the disputed lands, lying and being in the 10th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN, beginning . . . north of Bowerman's branch . . . passing the corner of the survey in the name of Mansels . . . crossing the Gainsboro road leading to White Plains by way of Davidson's Mill . . . fully described in Grant No. 6573 by the State of Tennessee to John S. Turner and Edward Tack dated 5 Jan. 1839 and based on Entry No. 2002 and entered on 31 Dec. 1832 . . .


NEW CASE.

STAMPS, ELIJAH C. AND OTHERS VS.
STAMPS, JOHN R. AND OTHERS.
CHANCERY.
1859.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ELIJAH C. STAMPS AND JAMES STAMPS, CITIZENS OF JACKSON CO. TN, COMPLAINANTS, AGAINST

JOHN R. STAMPS AND POLLY STAMPS, CITIZENS OF JACKSON CO. TN AND JANE KENNARD, JOHN KENNARD, MONTGOMERY KENNARD AND MARY HALE, THE LAST FOUR OF WHOM ARE MINORS AND CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI AND WHO HAVE NO REGULAR GUARDIAN IN THIS STATE, DEFENDANTS.

11 Feb. 1859.

John Stamp, dec'd, died on 26 Jan. 185? (last number cannot be read) intestate in Jackson Co., leaving his widow Polly Stamps and Elijah Stamps, James Stamps and John R. Stamps his children and Jane Kennard, John Kennard, and Montgomery Kennard his grandchildren by a deceased daughter Elizabeth Kennard and Mary (first written as William, then lined through and Mary written) Hale, a grandson by a daughter, Nancy Hale, as his only heirs at law.

In Feb. 1859, Elijah C. Stamps qualified as his administrator. Said deceased died possessed of the following tracts of land,

First, conveyed by Abner Chaffin . . . a cornertree that was made by said Abner Chaffin, Wm. C. Chaffin and the heirs of James Young, Jr., dec'd . . . a conditional line made by William Gray, dec'd and James Draper . . . containing 25 acres more or less.

Second tract. Containing 20 acres more or less, conveyed to said dec'd by Abner Chaffin.

Third tract. Lying in Tally's hollow . . . on the ridge between Morrison's Creek and Tally's Hollow . . . Elisha Wheeler . . . Henert (?) Dennis . . . tract entered by Bas. Mahan . . . tract Granted to James B. Young.

Fourth Tract. . . the love line . . .The said third and fourth tracts were conveyed by Mosly Young to the deceased.

Fifth Tract. . . containing . . .10 acres more or less.

Sixth Tract. . . containing 50 acres more or less.

Seventh Tract. . . containing . . .25 acres more or less. The last three tracts was conveyed by W. H. Botts to the dec'd.

REPORT AND PROOF.

No date.

DEPOSITION: B. B. WASHBURN.

Aged about 42 years.

I am a practicing lawyer.

B. B. Washburn (signature)

ANSWER OF JOHN STAMPS TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT BY JOHN STAMPS COMPLAINANT AGAINST EDMUND STAMPS AND RESPONDENT DEFENDANTS.

22 Feb. 1849.

Complainant's father died in White County.

Respondent and his father William Stamps.

John Stamps (signature)

WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JOHN STAMPS, A CITIZEN OF THE COUNTY OF LEE IN THE STATE OF IOWA AGAINST

JOHN STAMPS OF THE COUNTY OF JACKSON AND STATE OF TN AND EDWARD STAMPS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.

24 Aug. 1848.

Your orator (John Stamps) states that many years ago his father departed this life in the County of White in the State of Tennessee, possessed of a small estate more than sufficient to discharge his debts. Leaving your orator and a brother and sister his only children and (unreadable) that at the Oct. term of the County Court of White County, 1827, deft. Edmond Stamps was appointed by said Court on the 15th day of (unreadable) months, the guardian of Complainant, who with defendant John Stamps and (unreadable) William Stamps entered into bond in the sum of $500 for the guardianship of said Edmond.

Your orator states that shortly after this he went to Illinois where he has lived until about five years ago, when he went to Iowa, where he still lives. About five or six years ago defendant Edward moved to Arkansas, as your orator is informed and believes and where he still lives.

John Stamps (his mark)

ANSWER OF EDMUND STAMPS, GUARDIAN, TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JOHN STAMPS.

9 Jan. 184? (last number is smudged and unreadable.)

Madison Co. Arkansas.

Admits he was appointed guardian in the year 1827, in White Co. TN, of John Stamps.

Says he did pay for the support of John Stamps, out of his inheritance.

Receipts submitted.

Edmund Stamps (signature)


E. C. STAMPS ET. AL. VS.

POLLY STAMPS ET. ALS. AND
J. F. HAIL, ADMR. VS.
W. H. BOTTS.
1881.

Mary Brantly, formerly Mary Haile.

ELIJAH STAMPS & ALS. VS.
POLLY STAMPS & ALS. O. B.
13 July 1839.

WITNESSES: JAMES GENTRY & ARCHIBALD M. STAFFORD.

There are three children of John Stamps now living. He had two married daughters who are now dead, one of whom left one living child and the other three. The dower of the widow of John Stamps has been laid off, mostly out of the 85 acre tract. Remainder of land will be sold and profit of the sale will be divided among the heirs at law.


NEW CASE.

STAMPS, JAMES J. VS.
CHAPMAN, ALICE.
CIRCUIT.
1892

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JAMES J. STAMPS, A CITIZEN OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST

ALICE CHAPMAN, A CITIZEN OF LIKE RESIDENCE.

(James J. Stamps) is by trade and occupation a mechanic and that as such he builded and erected for defendant a Dwelling house, Kitchen and out houses on the place whereon she now lives and which is now occupied by her and which is here described as follows: Bounded on the north by Roaring River on the west by Wash Chapman, Bounded on the east by Rhody Stafford and others, it being the old Cap (Cass?) Stafford Place on the South by the lands of Beck and others, it being the place where Defendant and her family reside.

At completion of the work, Alice Chapman gave complainant a note for $103.62 3/4 for consideration of said work. The note and interest is now due and unpaid.

ANSWER OF ALICE CHAPMAN TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF J. J. STAMPS.

1st Monday in March 1892.

Agrees Complainant did build the house as described, but denies that the work was done in a workmanlike manner.

She did execute the note, but did not do so understandingly.

She is a widow woman and unacquainted with business affairs. She signed said note unadvisedly and before she knew whether said work was done properly or not.

AGREEMENT.

J. J. Stamps agrees to dismiss this his suit and I, Alice Chapman, agree to assume and pay all the cost in this case and direct the court to render Judgement accordingly.

Alice Chapman (signature)


NEW CASE.

STAMPS, J. J. VS.
COX, R. A.
CHANCERY.
1891.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JAMES J. STAMPS AGAINST

R. A. COX, BOTH CITIZENS OF JACKSON CO. TN.

7 Jan. 1889.

James J. Stamps is the owner in fee simple of the following described tract of land or parcel of land lying or being in the First Civil District of Jackson Co. TN and being the place whereon James J. Stamps has lived and resided ever since in the month of May 1873 and the same whereon he now lives and resides and bounded as follows, to wit . . . to the Gainesboro and Sparta road . . . containing two acres more or less.

Your orator purchased said parcel of land in the year 1872 when it was nothing but a thicket entirely covered by small growth timber. He immediately cleared the same and built upon it a dwelling house, smoke house, stables, cribs, etc. and cleared, enriched, and fenced a garden just north of his dwelling and he cleared and fenced a barn and stable lot just south of his dwelling. Your orator and his family moved into said house and upon said premises in May 1873 and have resided there continuously from that time . . .

Your orator purchased said parcel of land from the children and heirs at law of Sam E. Stone, dec'd. He received deeds and they were registered. Now his tract of land has been included in the description of the old home place of Sam E. Stone, which is being sold to divide the estate among the heirs. It should have been excluded. On 2 April 1888, R. A. Cox pretended to buy your orator's lands and home. There is now a writ of possession in the hands of the Sheriff of Jackson Co., who will turn your orator and his family out of their home.

J. J. Stamps (signature)

ANSWER OF R. A. COX TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF J. J. STAMPS.

1 Jan. 1890.

The complainant lived on (the land in dispute) as a tenant at will of Nancy P. Hawes, who was the widow of Sam E. Stone, deceased, and by the terms of the last will of said Stone she was given a life estate in the Sam E. Stone home tract of land of which the portion so occupied by complainant is a part. W. S. Stone, W. P. Stone and Joel H. Stone were the only surviving children and heirs at law of said Sam E. Stone, deceased, and as such took the remainder interest of said land at the death of their mother, said Nancy P. Hawes. The said Nancy P. Hawes, who after the death of her husband Sam E. Stone, intermarried with Daniel W. Hawes, continued to live on and occupy said tract of land up to her death which occurred about the (blank) day of Nov. 1887. Joel E. Stone died in the year 1876 . . . Emma J. Stone was the widow of Joel H. Stone.

FINAL DECREE.

26 Sept. 1891

J. J. Stamps is declared the owner of the property in dispute. R. A. Cox is to pay all costs of the suit.

DEED.

14 Sept. 1877.

W. S. Stone, W. P. Stone, N. P. Hawes and Emma J. Stone sold to James J. Stamps 2 1/2 acres for $1.00.

Depositions: probably 5 Aug. 1891.

WITNESS: DAVID A. RAWLEY.

I have known the property in dispute for about 38 years.

D. A. Rawley (signature)

WITNESS: Z. M. YOUNG.

I have known the property (in dispute) about 30 years and have lived within 3 or 4 hundred yards of said property about 26 years.

J. J. Stamps was living at my place in 1872 and 1873. I was married Nov. 20, 1873 and boarded with Stamp until about the first of May 1874 when he moved where he now lives . . .

Z. M. Young (signature)

WITNESS: MRS. NANCY STAMPS.

She is the wife of J. J. Stamps.

Nancy Stamps (signature)

WITNESS: JAMES J. STAMPS.

I bought the lands in Nov. of 1873 from Joel Stone and Mrs. Hawes and he said as soon as his brothers Willis and Plunk Stone and I got it paid for they would make me a deed to it.

I was living with Dr. Z. M. Young and he married and wanted his house.

I worked out the price of the land ($125). (He did work on the Stone property and buildings.)

Joel H. Stone lived about three years and Mrs. Hawes lived about 13 or 14 years (after Stamps traded for and went into possession of said land.)

WITNESS: W. H. YOUNG.

Aged 47 years.

I live in a fourth of a mile (from Stamps). I have known it (the property in dispute) since I was a boy.

It is within the limits of the town.

W. H. Young (signature)

Depositions taken: 6 Aug. 1891.

DEPOSITION: W. A. ROSH, SR.

Aged 57 years.

I have known the place some 25 years or longer and have been living close 16 or 17 years.

D. W. Hawes has been dead about 2 years.

Nancy P. died about Nov. 1887 as I understand.

Wm. A. Rosh (his mark)


NEW CASE.

STAMPS, SALLIE D. VS.
STAMPS, E. C.
CHANCERY.
1885.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SALLIE D. STAMPS OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST E. C. STAMPS OF SAME RESIDENCE.
1 Oct. 1885.

She and defendant were intermarried in Jackson Co. about 1848. They are the father and mother of several children all of whom are of age (21 years old) except Etta and Elijah Stamps, Jr., who are respectively 18 and 20 years old. She charges that defendant has been guilty of diverse lewd acts of adultery and fornication with one Louisa Berry and divers other lewd women and that he maliciously abandoned complainant and wholly failed and refused to provide for her.

They have some personal property (named) and a small tract of land lying in Gainesboro. This title is in a deed from G. B. Murray to Sallie D. Stamps.

Most of the personal property and the land were accumulated by the labor of herself and her children.

. . . about the time he abandoned complainant and left the country with said Louisa Berry; he took some personal property . . . the same is now deposited in the shop where he has been at work.

She asks for a divorce.

ANSWER OF E. C. STAMPS TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT.

2 Oct. 1885.

Pleads guilty to the charge of adultery with Louisa Berry and that he has deserted complainant as charged.

E. C. Stamps (signature)


NEW CASE.

STANTON, ALBERT & OTHERS VS.
HOGAN, ROLINS & OTHERS.
CHANCERY.
1868.

GRAND JURY FINDINGS.

May term, 1879.

. . . Albert Stanton yeoman was duly and legally appointed administrator of the Estate of Matthew C. Hogin (Hogan) by the County Court of Jackson Co. at the May term 1876 and gave bond and qualified as the law directs and took into his possession the personal property of said deceased consisting of Horses, Cattle, Hogs, promissory notes, choses in action (?), etc., which were of the value of $3000. And the said Albert Stanton has made his final settlement before the Clerk of the Court of Jackson Co. TN.

. . . and after said settlement the County Court of Jackson Co. TN decreed against the said Albert Stanton as administrator aforesaid for the sum of $1038.55. Said decree is in full force and effect, not having been appealed from or reversed. On said decree Execution issued and came to the hands of G. R. Moddex, a regular deputy Sheriff of Jackson Co. TN who returned the same nulla Bona as to the said Albert Stanton. And that the said Albert Stanton did receive the property and monies of the said Matthew C. Hogin as administrator aforesaid which belonged to the heirs of said Matthew C. Hogin and has failed to pay over to them or their guardian and that the same cannot be made off of him by due process of law and that he has willfully and feloniously converted assets of said Estate to his own use . . .

ANSWER OF ALBERT STANTON TO A BILL OF COMPLAINT FILED BY CYNTHIA WHITE AND OTHERS.

21 July 1868.

. . .as to the indebtedness of his codefendant Hogan & Bockman and Hogin and H. B. Clark as his security to complainant as alleged in her Bill, respondent of his own knowledge knows nothing. He admits that said Hogin & Bockman are insolvent. Respondent says that of the debt of about $2300 that were due to respondent and said Hogin by said J. C. Kelly, C. S. Crowder and G. H. Baker mentioned in complainants Bill, which is in suit in the Chancery Court at Sparta TN, in which respondent and said Hogin are complainants and said Kelly, Crowder and Baker are defendants, said Hogin has received of said debt before the commencement of this suit, $570.

Respondent says it is true that he filed a Bill in the Chancery Court at Gainesboro against his Co defendant Hogin in which a decree was made at July term 1867 directing the interest of said Hogin (unreadable) the debt against Kelly and others to be paid to the Clerk and Master of said Court for the purposes therein mentioned to which reference is here made. Respondent says he has a lien prior to Complainant for what said Hogin is indebted or liable to him. Respondent admits that under a decree in said suit he purchased at the Master's sale the lands of said Hogin therein mentioned, all of which appeared from the records of said Court in said suit but respondent does not admit nor does he believe that said lands sold for enough to pay the liabilities of said Hogin for which they were attached and the cost of the suit.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF GEORGE H. MORGAN, ASSIGNEE OF ROLLINS HOGIN (HOGAN), BANKRUPT, A CITIZEN OF JACKSON CO. TN

AGAINST

CYNTHIA WHITE AND ALLEN W. DE WITT, ADMINISTRATOR OF ROLLINS HOGIN DEC'D, OF LIKE CITIZENSHIP AND ALBERT STANTON, ALSO OF JACKSON CO. TN.

7 May 1874.

At 2 PM, Jan 30, 1868, Rollins Hogin filed his Petition in Bankruptcy in the District Court of the U. S. for the Middle District of TN and was . . . declared a Bankrupt.

Albert Stanton filed his bill . . . for a settlement of the partnership business of himself and said Bankrupt . .

. . . your orator is satisfied, that upon a settlement of said matters in litigation said Stanton will fall indebted to said Hogin's estate in some amount . . .

Defendant H. W. De Witt is administrator of the estate of said Rollins Hogin . . .

ORDER TO THE SHERIFF OF JACKSON CO. TN.

6 Sept. 1865.

Albert Stanton and Rollin Hogan are enjoined and restrained from selling or in any other way transferring or disposing of the following described tracts of land, to wit, one tract of land belonging to defendant Stanton . . . in Jackson Co. TN in District no. 15 and bounded by the lands of Henry Sadler on the East, Rollins Hogan on the South and David Shephard on the north and west being the tract of land that the said Albert Stanton now lives on, containing by estimation 150 acres . . .

Also one other tract of land belonging to defendant Hogan lying in Jackson Co. TN in District No. 15 and bounded by Henry Sadler on the east and south, by the lands of William Roberson on the north and by the lands of Elizabeth Holeman on the west, being the tract of land that the said Rollins Hogan now lives on containing by estimation 200 acres more or less . . .

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF WILLIAM R. STANTON AGAINST EMILY HOGAN AND OTHERS.

Says Emily Hogan is indebted to him in the amount of about $3000.

ANSWER OF E. L. GARDENHIRE AND EMILY HOGAN TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF THOMAS J. LEE.

25 Jan. 1892.

Complainant (Thomas J. Lee) said Albert Stanton is the uncle of my wife and Wm. R. Stanton is her cousin. . .

Lee's . . . father in law Dink Stanton . . .

REPORT OF THE CLERK & MASTER.

Sept. term 1879.

. . . there is due the Estate of Rollins Hogan from A. Stanton the sum of $1412.93, subject to fees and costs in this cause.

ORDER.

Appointing Albert Stanton Administrator 1 May 1876.

M. C. Hogan died intestate in Jackson Co. TN on the 22nd day of February, 1876.

REPORT OF ADMR. OF ESTATE OF M. C. HOGAN, APRIL 1878.

Albert Stanton has paid off John E. Hogan, A. A. Hogan, Thula Hogan, and M. Columbus Hogan . . . of the entire estate of their deceased father.

ESTATE SETTLEMENT.

. . . four of the heirs of said M. C. Hogan, deceased, there being eight of said heirs as appears of Record in Book A of this office of Wills, Inventories and Administrators Settlements.

. . . Ida Gailbreath formerly Ida Hogan, Alice Hogan, George Ann Hogan and Hugh Hogan, the other four heirs . . .

Deposition taken: 3 April 1873.

DEPOSITIONS: B. B. WASHBURN.

B. B. Washburn (signature)

Deposition taken: 12 July 1879.

DEPOSITION: R. A. COX.

I am the former Clerk and Master of this Court.

R. A. Cox (signature)

A. W. DEWITT, ADMR. OF ROLLINS HOGAN, DEC'D AGAINST

ALBERT STANTON.

DECREE.

At March term of 1876, the death of Complainant A. W. Dewitt was suggested and admitted.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ALLEN W. DE WITT, ADMR. OF ROLLINS HOGAN, DEC'D
AGAINST ALBERT STANTON.
Filed 30 Sept. 1871.

Rollins Hogan died intestate in Jackson Co. TN in the year 1869, as now recollected, there, thereafter, on the first day of Nov. of said year . . .

Rollins Hogan and Albert Stanton were partners in the purchase of stock, the growing of crops, etc.

ALBERT STANTON VS. A. M. DE WITT, ADMR. AND G. H. MORGAN, ASSIGNEE VS. CYNTHIA WHITE ET. ALS.

Depositions taken: 10 July 1879.

DEPOSITION: ALBERT STANTON.

Aged 69 years.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ALBERT STANTON OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST ROLLINS HOGAN OF JACKSON CO. TN AND J. N. MOORE AND SILAS W. GENTRY, CITIZENS OF PUTNAM CO. TN.

2 July 1868.

J. H. Moore is administrator of the estate of John Lee, dec'd.

Albert Stanton (signature)

ALBERT STANTON VS. ROLLINS HOGAN AND OTHERS.

Depositions taken: 10 July 1869.

DEPOSITIONS: RAWLINS HOGAN.

Aged 68 years.

Quest. You will please state to whom you first gave the note of #394.85 and for what consideration.

Ans. . . I needed some money. Ephram Elrod was guardian of Andrew Clark's heirs. I got some money from Ephram Elrod that belonged to the heirs. Jack Clark was a brother of Clark's heirs, the ones the money belonged to. It was Henry Clark's money that I got, for which I executed my note to the guardian. A. J. Clark came here after the money and I did not have it. He asked me to meet him at John Lee's a few days after that. I done so, me and Clark met there and fixed (?) up the Clark or Elrod note. Calculated later the interest on it and I executed my note to John Lee for $394.85, took up the Clark or Elrod note which I had executed to Ephram Elrod as guardian of Clark's heirs and which note Henry B. Clark, one of the heirs, had let A. J. Clark have. The Elrod note was given in 1855 or 6 for State money.

Raulins Hogin (signature)

Deposition taken: 14 March 1872.

DEPOSITION: W. R. STANTON.

Aged 26 years.

Residence is in Edgefield (?), Davidson Co. TN.

W. B. Stanton (signature)

T. J. LEE AND OTHERS VS. EMILY HOGAN.

Depositions taken: 26 Jan. 1883.

DEPOSITION: MRS. E. M. HOGAN.

Aged 79 years.

She is the widow of Rollins Hogan, dec'd.

W. R. Stanton married my daughter.

I have lived with W. R. Stanton for 12 years.

. . .your (Emily Hogan's) daughter Fannie Stanton.

Emily Hogin (her mark)

DEPOSITION: FANNIE D. STANTON.

I am a daughter of Mrs. Emily Hogan.

F. D. Stanton (signature)

DEPOSITION: JAMES HARGIS.

I am and was the guardian of the minor heirs of M. C. Hogan, dec'd.

James Hargis (signature)

DEPOSITION: HENRY SADLER.

He is a son in law of Emily Hogan.

Henry Sadler (signature)

T. J. LEE AND OTHERS VS.

EMILY M. HOGAN.

Depositions taken: 15 Aug. 1881.

DEPOSITION: FANNIE STANTON.

I am a daughter of Emily M. Stanton and the wife of W. R. Stanton.

T. J. LEE AND OTHERS VS.

EMILY HOGIN AND OTHERS AND

EMILY HOGIN VS.

T. J. LEE AND OTHERS.

Depositions taken: 26 Jan. 1886.

DEPOSITION: W. R. STANTON.

I was an acting Justice of the Peace at the time said Entry was made, and prior to that time, for Jackson Co. TN.

D. S. McKinley, a constable for Jackson Co. TN.

. . . my father, Albert Stanton . . .

. . . James Hargis, an acting Justice of the Peace when I resigned.

W. R. Stanton (signature)

DEPOSITION: T. J. LEE.

I am 51 years old.

I live four miles from Emily Hogin.

T. J. Lee (signature)

DEPOSITION: D. H. ARMISTEAD.

I am a Justice of the Peace of Jackson Co. TN and have been for nearly four years.

D. H. Armistead (signature)

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF EMILY HOGAN TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF THOMAS JEFFERSON LEE, JAMES HARGIS AND JOHN PENY (?) MURRAY.

Emily Hogan is the widow of Rollins Hogan, dec'd.

Albert Stanton's son (Wm. R. Stanton) had married a daughter of respondent.

A. J. Clark, also a son in law . . .

Henry Sadler, also a son in law of respondent . . .

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF CYNTHIA WHITE OF JACKSON CO. TN

AGAINST

ROLLINS HOGIN AND ALBERT STANTON OF JACKSON CO. TN, H. B. CLARKE OF SMITH CO. TN, JOHN BOCKMAN OF PUTNAM CO. TN, GREEN H. BAKER AND JOHN A CROWDER OF WHITE CO. TN AND JAMES C. KELLY OF PARTS UNKNOWN AND C. S. CROWDER OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

30 Dec. 1867.

Bockman and Hogin owe Cynthia White money.

H. B. Clarke is security.

Kelly, Crowder and Baker owe Hogin, and Cynthia White hopes to collect this debt, owing to Hogin, to repay her.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ALBERT STANTON OF JACKSON CO. TN

AGAINST

(TORN OFF) HOGAN AND SAMUEL S. SLAUGHTER OF JACKSON CO. TN, ARMISTEAD MOORE OF SMITH CO. TN, (UNREADABLE INITIAL) H. MOORE OF PUTNAM CO. TN AND GREEN H. BAKER OF WHITE CO. TN.

12 March 1866.

Albert Stanton and Rollins Hogan are jointly indebted by note to the Estate of James Young, dec'd, in the amount of $2050.00. Samuel S. Slaughter is the admr. of the Estate of James Young.

Wm. M. Young, dec'd, who was in his lifetime executor of the Will of said James Young.

Stanton and Hogan are jointly indebted to Armistead Moore in the amount of about $2000.

Hogan is indebted to J. H. Moore as admr. of John Lee dec'd in the amt. of $1200.

Stanton is security on this note.

Baker owes Stanton and Hogan (amount is torn off.)

Hogan owns a tract of land on Martin's Creek in District 15 of Jackson Co. TN, containing about 325 acres, bounded on the north by the lands of A. Stanton and Henry Sadler and on the east by the lands of A. Maddox and F. M. Goolsby known as the Carter lands, on the south by the lands of Robert Montgomery and Gen (unreadable) ny Sadler and on the west by the lands of Elizabeth Hollimon and N. T. Neely.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JOHN C. SMITH, MARTHA SMITH AND MATTIE LEE SMITH

AGAINST

JOHN MINNIS LEE AND JOHN ROBINSON OF JACKSON CO. TN AND SID D. (?) LEE OF PUTNAM CO. TN.

29 Sept. 1882.

John C. Smith bought of O. B. Burtram a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN on the north side of Martin's Creek, where Mathew C. Hogan lived and where complainants now live, containing about 200 acres. The deed was dated 16 May 1878. Afterwards, John C. Smith conveyed said land to Martha Smith during her life, and at her death remainder to Mattie Lee Smith. Lately John Minnis Lee has set up claim to part of this land. Three or four weeks ago he and Jack Robinson cut valuable timber on this land. T. J. Lee is also claiming parts of this land.

John C. Smith (his mark)


NEW CASE.

STANTON, ALBERT VS
BUCKER MYERS--JAMES HARGIS, ADMINISTRATOR.
COUNTY.
1880

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE

of Booker Myres, dec'd, by James Hargis, Administrator.

Eliza Myres, given a year's support.


NEW CASE.

STANTON, W. R. VS. HOGAN, EMILY.
CHANCERY.
1885

SALE.

Decree was pronounced Aug. term 1867 of Chancery Court, to sell the lands owned by Rawlins Hogin, and upon which he and his wife Emily M. Hogin lived, in response to a suit by Albert Stanton.

The lands were sold on the first Monday in Nov. 1867, to Albert Stanton, for $3800.

Rawlins Hogin died about 15 July 1869.

Emily Hogin believes she is entitled to dower on these lands.

Rather than go to court about these dower rights, she has agreed to sell them to Albert Stanton for $500.

Emily M. Hogin (her mark)

BOND

14 Feb. 1877.

We, John E. Hogin, Alex Hogin and C. C. (sic) Hogin obligate and bind our selves in the sum of $600, payable to Albert Stanton. The condition of this obligation is such as whereas our sister, Darthula Hogin has this day transferred all of her wright (sic) title and interest in her Father's (M. C. Hogin, dec'd) estate to the said Albert Stanton for and in consideration of $300. And she being a minor at law and not fully empowered to transfer her interest, we cause her to do so through and by us (her brothers). We therefore bind ourselves unto the said Albert Stanton to save him harmless of said transfer in any event whatever, and cause it to be genuine in law and equity.

J. E. Hogin (signature)

A. A. Hogin (signature)

M. Columbus Hogin (his mark)

PETITION OF ALBERT STANTON

to be administrator of the estate of M. C. Hogan.

M. C. Hogan died intestate on 22 Feb. 1876.

Depositions taken: probably 29 Jan 1886.

DEPOSITION: W. R. STANTON.

He has furnished Emily Hogan with food, board, etc. fully since 1870, except when she visited her children, for perhaps 3 or 4 weeks during the year.

The negroes Eliza Hogin and her two girls and one boy were living with him since Emily Hogin came to live with him.

Emily Hogin's children: Mrs. Sarah Sadler, Katie Clark and Mariah Nichols.

W. R. Stanton filed a petition of bankruptcy 31 Aug. 1878 and received his discharge 11 Feb. 1879.

He moved to Nashville in the spring of 1872.

T. J. Lee married his cousin.

W. R. Stanton (signature)

DEPOSITION: ALBERT STANTON.

I am 76 years old.

W. R. Stanton is my son.

Albert Stanton (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. C. APPLE.

I am 60 years old, a citizen of Smith Co. and a farmer.

J. C. Apple (signature)

DEPOSITION: JAMES HARGIS.

I am near 49 years old. I am a farmer by occupation. . . I live about 3 1/2 miles from W. R. Stanton and have lived the same distance since 1870.

James Hargis (signature)

DEPOSITION: ELIZA HOGIN.

I don't know exactly how old I am. I reckon I will soon be 47, that is what I am told.

I have been living with Mr. W. R. Stanton in Granville TN.

I have lived with Mrs. Hogan since I became free.

Eliza Hogan (her mark)

DEPOSITION: MRS. FANNIE D. STANTON.

I am 42 years old. I am the daughter of Emily Hogin and the wife of W. R. Stanton.

I was married the 11th Feb. 1864, and I was then under aged.

Fannie D. Stanton (signature)

DEPOSITION: H. T. LEE.

I am about 40 years old, reside in Putnam County . . . and my occupation is that of a farmer.

H. T. Lee (signature)

Deposition taken: 8 April 1874.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM CULLOM.

Wm. Cullom (signature)

Deposition taken: 18 Feb. 1886 in De Kalb Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: MISS EUGENIA GRAY.

I boarded with W. R. Stanton at his house in Jackson Co. TN from Feb. 1883 until June 1884.

Eugenia Gray (signature)

Deposition taken: 26 Feb. 1886.

DEPOSITION: L. D. APPLE.

L. D. Apple (signature)

DEPOSITION: A. J. CLARKE.

A. J. Clark (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. C. APPLE.

J. C. Apple (signature)

DEPOSITION: SARAH FRANCIS MC KINLEY.

I am the daughter of Thomas Maddows (Maddox?)

Sarah F. Mc Kinley (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. W. MONTGOMERY.

J. W. Montgomery (signature)

DEPOSITION: TAYLOR MADON (MADDOX?)

Taylor S. Maddon (Maddox?)

DEPOSITION: MRS. SARAH JANE SADLER.

(I am) a daughter of Mrs. Emily Hogan.

I have lived about 2 miles from my mother for the past 15 years. I have been living now at Granville about a year.

Sarah J. Sadler (signature)

DEPOSITION: MRS. EMILY HOGAN.

Emily Hogan (signature)

(The document has only a signature, not a mark, but it appears to be in the hand writing of the clerk.)

DEPOSITION: HENRY SADLER.

Henry Sadler (signature)

DEPOSITION: T. J. LEE.

T. J. Lee (signature)

DEPOSITION: A. A. FERRELL.

I am a practicing physician, have been for 3 1/2 years; for the last 3 years I have lived at W. R. Stanton's house.

A. A. Ferrell (signature)

Depositions taken: 21 July 1886.

DEPOSITION: ALBERT STANTON.

Albert Stanton (signature)

DEPOSITION: J. C. SMITH.

J. C. Smith (his mark)

DEPOSITION: JAMES D. MC KINLEY.

J. D. Mc Kinly (signature)

DEPOSITION: R. P. MADDUN (MADDOX?)

R. P. Maddux (signature)

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF WM. R. STANTON

AGAINST

EMILY HOGIN AND OTHERS.

17 April 1885.

Emily ogin is indebted to Stanton in the amount of $3000 for room and board, and she has no estate except $1500 which she may recover in a legal suit, and she is about to dispose of this to defeat complainant.

Deposition taken: 10 Feb. 1886 at Putnam Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: H. H. LAUSDON.

I am near 49 years of age, and a physician and live in White Co. TN. . . I have lived in Granville TN from 1872 to the first of the year 1885 except two years that I lived at other places.

(Emily Hogan's) grandson Dr. Sadler attended her for some time.

H. H. Landen (?) (signature)


NEW CASE.

STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. ALLEN, JOHN ET. ALS.
CIRCUIT.
1893.

DEMAND FOR WRIT OF ARREST.

15 May 1892.

Clinton Allen and John Allen did, on 15 May 1892, commit and assault and battery on the body of James Jones intent to kill by cutting and stabbing him several times with a knife, in Jackson Co. TN.

R. L. Jones (his mark)

by J. M. Upchurch, Justice of the Peace.

STATE VS. CLINT ALLEN.
JUDGEMENT.
17 May 1892.

. . . find there is reason to believe defendant guilty and hold him in $500 bond for his appearance at Circuit Court. . .

STATE VS. JOHN ALLEN.
INDICTMENT A & B TO KILL.

No date.

"By Thomas Brown affiant can prove that the prosecutor soon after the difficulty told witness that as it was he was John's meal, but if he had got the rock he aimed to, John would have been his meal, that he aimed to get a large rock that was there but missed it, and got a small one. He thought he could hit defendant with that and then get the large one and hit him with that, and that if he had succeeded in getting the large rock, John would have been his meal. This was at Jones house soon after the fight. John Meadows will prove the same in substance as Thos. Brown, and in addition that Jones said he did not think defendant had anything against him or wanted to hurt him, but Jones had brought it on himself. Thomas Brown will also prove that state (ment?) and witness Pink Mohaney is a man of bad character and not entitled to credit on oath."

Asks for continuance.

17 May 1892.

WITNESS: PINK MOHANOY (MOHANY)

"Clint came in and John Allen came up. Jones came before Clint. The difficulty came up--the d-- lie was passed and Clint and John started at him with their knives in their hands. I caught Clint and held him. He tried to get loose and asked me to let him go. Said I ought not to hold him. Think Jones started toward John Allen. Did not see Jones hit Allen or anything, saw Jones retreat. Clint kept trying to get toward them but I held him tight. Clint had a knife open in his hand, think he was whittling before the difficulty. Jones was cut pretty bad. Think Jim got loose and run and John got hold of him again. Jim ran 25 or 35 yards. Done last Sun. in Jackson Co. Pretty good knife."

WITNESS: WM. SMALLWOOD.

"Was not there when it begun. Heard John say whoever told that he ran from that woman's house told a lie. Jim said that he never told that he ran. After it was over Clint told uncle Pink Mohanay (Mohany) he ought not to have held him. Clint started towards Jones with his knife in his hand. While John was striking at Jones, Clint started towards him and uncle Pink caught him. Jim ran and John after him, striking at him. Jones was badly cut. I reckon it was from the knife. After difficulty over, John shut up bloody knife and put it in his pocket. Blood on his hands."

WITNESS: C. A. JONES.

"I saw it all. There got up some talk about John being up at Miss Almary Browns. John said something about somebody saying he ran. Mohanay said what he had said he would stand to--he had told Pink of it. John let off of his mule and came striking at him and Clint started at him too. Pink Mohanay caught Clint saying no, two men should not jump on one man and cut him up. I saw the knife in John's hand. In the time John went on to Jim, Clint went towards him with his knife. There was a scuffle between Mohanay and Clint. Probably might be 25 or 35 steps and the women ran down there hollering, etc. Jones bled very much. He is badly hurt."

WITNESS: JOHN ALLEN.

Heard and saw part of the fight.

WITNESS: FRANK DENIS.

Spoke with Clint after the fight.

His mother said it looked like they ought to have kept them from fighting and he said it would have been best.

WITNESS: PINK MOHANAY.

Same testimony as previously.

WITNESS: DR. C. E. RIVERS.

Attending physician.

Six wounds in all.

Can't say if they are necessarily fatal.

Chances are against him.

GRAND JURY FINDING.

July term 1892.

John Allen and Clint Allen did assault J. T. Jones with knives, rocks, clubs and sticks with the intent to kill J. T. Jones, and so to commit murder in the first degree.

Deposition taken: 28 July 1893, in the house of Francis Allen.

DEPOSITION: CLINT ALLEN.

(I am) about 35 or 36 years of age and a farmer by occupation.

I am a brother of the defendant.

. . . Pink Mohonay, Milly, his wife . . .

The dispute was about what Jim Jones had told down at my house that morning that Pink Mohonay should have said that when the little black dog barked at Almary Brown's, John Allen ran.

Clinton Allen (his mark)


NEW CASE.

STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. BEECHBOARD, WASH.
CIRCUIT.
1905.

PETITION OF WASH BEACHBOARD.

25 Aug. 1905.

Indicted for the murder of Sam Smith.

J. W. Carter, jailer and Sheriff of Jackson Co. TN.

Cordell Hull, Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

G. W. Beachboard (signature)

DEMAND FOR WARRANT OF ARREST.

5 July 1905.

W. W. Smith accuses Wash. Beachboard, Sam Beachboard and Willie Ben Smith of beating with clubs, sticks, rocks and bludgeons to kill and murder on the 4th day of July 1905, one Sam Smith.

N. B. Young, J. P.


NEW CASE.

STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. BROOKS, RICHARD (COL.)
CIRCUIT.
1894.

9 July 1896.

WITNESS: JAMES CAMPBELL.

Gus Roberts was attending to the stable of Col. John P. Murray. Defendant and Mann Kenner came to the stable. Gus and defendant commenced a rough scuffle, during which defendant's foot struck the hat of Gus Roberts and knocked a hole in it. Gus insisted that defendant would pay him (Gus) for his hat. Defendant refused to pay for it. Gus then snatched Richard's hat off his head and said he would keep it until Richard paid for his. Gut then caught Col. Murray's mare and got upon her and Richard ran up and snatched his own hat and ran down below Murray's cow (?) house (?) and Gus after him. Gus caught him at or near the cow (?) house(?). They both took hold of the horse (?) and went back to Murray's stable in that position. They struggled over the hat a little and then Gus tore the hat in two, and said he would have pay for his hat. Gus then got on the mare and went off with Richard out the Street toward the X. L. Hotel. Richard was afoot and Gus riding.

Not very long after that I was sitting on the horse block at Col. Murray's gate. Richard came in towards Col. Murray's through the street running by H. H. Cason's opposite Col. Murray's. He seemed much excited and had a gun in his hand. I told him not to go up there with the gun as he passed me. He said he knew his own business. He went on up to Syntha (Cynthia) Clenny's door, rather above the door. Gus by that time came in sight at the upper end of the Street coming toward Murray's Stable. He was riding pretty fast, the mare was in a pace. He threw the bridle over the mare's head, jumped off and came rapidly down towards where defendant was, cursing and saying I understand you have got that gun for me and God Damn You. You have got to use it. Defendant said I have not got the gun for you. I don't want to use it but I can do it. Gus then said Yes you have and now God damn you I am going to make you use it. Gus came on and defendant told him to stop. When Gus got within 25 or 30 steps of defendant, he raised the gun and shot. Gus fell on his back. Just as defendant shot, Gus threw up his head. Defendant then ran back the way he came, but before he ran he threw out the cartridge and handled the gun like he was going to shoot again. Gus was a large and very active man and was understood to be a dangerous man.

WITNESS: CYNTHIA CLENNY.

I lived on the street above Col. Murray's and between his gate and stable at the time Gus was killed. I saw him killed.

Confirms above testimony.

Richard had asked me before he came down if he could have an oyster supper at my house. I told him I did not know, but to come back and we would talk about it.

WITNESS: SALLY CLENNY.

I am a daughter of Cynthia Clenny.

Confirms first testimony.

WITNESS: AMERICA GEE.

Richard said 3 (or 4) times "I will kill you if you don't pay me for my hat."

WITNESS: TOM MC LELLAND.

Heard Richard threaten to kill Gus.

WITNESS: E. S. GARDENHIRE.

Heard shot, and defendant rapidly leaving area with gun.

Gus Roberts's character was that of a violent, desperate and dangerous man.

WITNESS: JEFF DURSON.

Heard defendant say he would kill George and Gus if they did not leave him alone. Said they had been imposing on him.

WITNESS: LOGAN MAYBRAY (MABERRY, MABERY, MABURY)

Gus was much larger than Richard, would have weighed something like 200 pounds. At the time of the killing Richard was a small slender man. Just a mere boy. Gus was the Champion among all the negroes. He was a very dangerous, high tempered, violent negro.

WITNESS: JOHN W. HIX.

Heard Richard threaten to kill Gus.

WITNESS: JOHN HENRY WALKER

Heard Richard say he had shot one negro.

WITNESS: G. W. PHARRIS.

WITNESS: HARRET A. MAXWELL.

WITNESS: JAMES M. YOUNG.

WITNESS: VAN BURRIS.

WITNESS: JOHN H. STAFFORD.

WITNESS: TOM MC CLELLAND

Heard Richard say he would kill Gus sometime if he didn't quit fooling with him.

WITNESS: MRS. LIZZIE HAMPTON.

DEFENDANT: RICHARD BROOKS.

Was 17 years old at the time of the killing.

Weighed 134 pounds.

Confirms previous testimony.

I was afraid of him and afraid to let him get any closer.

WITNESS: MARTIN SMITH.

WITNESS: JNO. M. BURRIS.

WITNESS: JIM LINVILLE.

WITNESS: LUCY SETTLE.

Heard Gus threaten to kill Richard.

WITNESS: LUD BROOKS.

I am the father of the defendant.

Had a scuffle with Gus. He had a pistol in his pocket and threatened to kill both Lud and Richard.

WITNESS: ALFRED RUSH.

Heard Gus threaten to kill Richard.

WITNESS: L. S. ANDERSON.

WITNESS: H. H. CASON.

WITNESS: WM. RUSKIN (?)

WITNESS: ALEX CULLOM.

WITNESS: ANDIE (ANDY) RICHIE

PETITON FOR A WARRANT.

George Roberts, Col., accuses Richard Brooks, Col., of killing and murdering in the first degree Gus Roberts, Col., on 7 Aug. 1894, in Jackson Co. TN.

BILL OF EXCEPTIONS.

18 March 1895.

WITNESS: MARTIN SMITH.

Saw the defendant kill him; he shot him with a winchester rifle; ball entered just below the eye by the side of the nose. Gus was staying with Mrs. Murray at the time.

WITNESS: JAMES CAMPBELL.

After defendant shot once, he raised up and attempted t shoot again and would have shot again had not Bill Reubin turned the corner at Bird Quarles and told him he had killed him, then defendant ran. I carried deceased to Geo. Roberts after he was killed. He had no arms about him. I am a brother in law to the deceased, Gus Roberts. Gus and I married sisters and Gus's wife has been dead two years.

WITNESS: CYNTHY (CYNTHIA) CLENNY.

Deceased was killed in Gainesboro, Jackson Co. on the Aug. election day 1894.

WITNESS: JEFF DURSAN.

WITNESS: JOHN BARRINGTON.

. . . Penny Weaver's, who lived about 250 yards west of southwest corner of public square. Murray's stable or barn is about 100 yards south of south east corner of public square.

WITNESS: JOHN W. HIX.

WITNESS: SALLY CLENNY.

WITNESS: LOGAN MABERY.

WITNESS: JAMES M. YOUNG.

Defendant going around in front of hotel up towards Penny Weaver's, he went into her house, in a short time he came out with a gun in his hand and shot it off, he then went South crossing street below N. B. Young's and above the jail and went on South by stable of R. A. Cox, thence East down the street. I next saw him pass going East down the street by G. W. Hampton's, which is the second street North of the square. I next saw him going South by H. T. Conway(?) house, which is on 3rd street East of the square . . .

WITNESS: DR. C. E. REEVES (Jr.).

WITNESS: MRS. G. W. HAMPTON.

WITNESS: VAN BURRIS

WITNESS: JNO. HUSTLER STAFFORD.

Stated he was in jail with the defendant before the killing, in Spring and Summer of 1894. And heard him say that the (negro) had indicted him and that he would pay him back when he got out.

WITNESS: M. J. DIXON.

. . . Burris' steam mill . . .

. . . M. G. Butler's residence which is on same street Mrs. Hampton lives on . . .

WITNESS: E. L. GARDENHIRE.

DEFENDANT'S TESTIMONY.

John Holcum who is now in Texas.

WITNESS: W. C. MORGAN.

I was Sheriff 6 years of Jackson Co.

WITNESS: MARTIN SMITH.

WITNESS: JIM LINVILLE.

WITNESS: LEVI BOWMAN.

WITNESS: ALBERT RAWLEY.

WITNESS: JOHN CHAPMAN.

WITNESS: WOOD WHITAKER.

I have been in the penitentiary for (unreadable.)

WITNESS: BUCK BROOKS, COL.

I am an uncle to defendant.

WITNESS: ANDY RICHIE

WITNESS: LUD BROOKS.

I am the father of the defendant.

WITNESS: ALFRED RUSH.

WITNESS: J. S. BURRIS.

WITNESS: H. H. CASON.

STATE REBUTTING.

WITNESS: L. S. ANDERSON.

WITNESS: M. J. DIX.

WITNESS: FRANK RICHMOND.

I had subpoena--summoned Frank Stanton. It was issued 21st day of Jan. 1895. He has since left the country.

WITNESS: JONAS DUDNEY.

I know Frank Stanton. I understand that he has gone to Texas. He left some time about last of last week.

WITNESS: J. R. DARWIN.

W. C. Cullom told me he was going to Nashville to work.

WITNESS: BEN MEADOWS.

STATE'S TESTIMONY.

WITNESS: GILLEM MAXWELL.

WITNESS: GARRETT MAXWELL.

WITNESS: TOM MC CLELLAN (COL.)

WITNESS: W. H. HAILE.

WITNESS: D. B. JOHNSON.

WITNESS: BENTON HAILE.

WITNESS: LEROY SETTLE.

WITNESS: WM. DENNIS.

WITNESS: FRANK RICHMOND.

WITNESS: BEN MEADOWS.

WITNESS: JOHN DUDNY.

Leroy Settles . . . has lived with me and near me for the last two years.

WITNESS: JAMES M. YOUNG.

9 July 1896.

JURY.

Elige Allen, J. P. Burton, G. B. Clinton, J. C. Maybery, Jno. Edmunds, Bill Roberts, Jno. Smith, J. W. Webb, J. V. Hawkins, J. K. Maybery, W. R. Lee, and L. F. Allen.

13 July, 1896.

Find Defendant guilty of voluntary manslaughter, assess his punishment at a period of 2 years in the state penitentiary at Nashville.


NEW CASE.

STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. CARNAHAN, MATT.
CHANCERY
1883.

Complaints says that in the years 1874 and 1875 the following described tract of land belonging to the estate of James Carnahan was assessed for taxes, to wit, lying in the 13th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Flynn's Creek bounded the North by the land of Carnahan, South by the land of H (unreadable) Terry, East by the lands of C (unreadable), West by the lands of R. P. Brooks.

Said tract of land was assessed for the year 1874 to John A. Carnahan, Aves (?) of James Carnahan . . .

On the 3rd day of Jan. 1874 said land was sold by the tax collector of said county for the non payment of taxes . . .

Deft. Matt Carnahan purchased same at the Clerk and Master's sale and is now occupying the same . . .

. . . the state of Tennessee did not acquire a full and perfect legal title . . .


NEW CASE.

STATE VS. CARTER, JOHN T.
CIRCUIT.
1895.

16 Nov. 1897.

Asks for new trial. Believes jurors were tainted.

Deposition taken: 9 July 1896.

DEPOSITION: W. C. TROGLEN.

Quest. What is your occupation.

Ans. Photographing.

He came to Gainesboro about 3 May 18? and stayed until about Dec. 15.

WITNESS: MILBREY DAVIDSON.

Mr. John Carter said, on Thursday at Jane Rogers, that he or Mr. George Carter one, would be bound to die before Court and Mr. George Carter was killed then Saturday.

Jane Rogers then said she had something there for George Carter, she would shoot him down when he passed.

I was washing there both days. I washed dresses for Jane and shirts for Jim.

I am going on 16 years old.

WITNESS: ANDREW DAVIDSON.

Millberry Davidson is my daughter. I lived between a quarter and a half mile from Jane Rogers when George Carter was killed.

WITNESS: SUSANA FLATT OR STONE (?)

I lived 1/4 mile from there (house of defendant.)

WITNESS: WILLIAM NEAL.

I am Justice of Peace and have been many years.

WITNESS: B. WHEELER.

I was working for defendant.

Defendant told me to tell George he was going to prosecute him for swearing a lie.

WITNESS: JOE CARRINGTON

I am a brother in law of the defendant.

WITNESS: ANDREW DAVIDSON.

WITNESS: KILLIS RAWLEY.

I was in jail and defendant was in jail on this charge.

WITNESS: BUCK CARTER.

He is a brother of defendant.

WITNESS: JAMES CASON.

I was in jail with defendant.

WITNESS: JAMES DARWIN.

I was deputy sheriff and stayed at the jail.

WITNESS: JAMES HALFACRE.

I saw John Carter . . . Calvin and Lee Carter were with their father (John).

WITNESS: NICK STONE (?).

WITNESS: HUGHIE (?) GOODWIN.

WITNESS: H. H. HAILE.

I am deputy clerk of Circuit Court of Jackson Co. TN.

At the time George Carter was killed there was an indictment pending in said Court against John T. Carter and Jane Rogers for Lewdness. The case was dismissed after the killing of George Carter, who was same person as the G. H. Carter marked as witness on the indictment or presentment for Lewdness against John T. Carter and Jane Rogers.

Witnesses endorsed on the indictment are G. H. Carter, Henry Brewington, J. H. Ragland, A. N. Davidson, John Miley and Randall Gipson.

DEPOSITION: ACHILLES RAWLEY.

I was in jail where he (John T. Carter) was.

Heard John Carter say the woman that lived in the hollow was the cause of what he done . . . it caused him to kill George Carter.

This was during the time he was very sick and out of his head with fever.

DEPOSITION: JAMES CASON.

I was in jail with John T. Carter.

"his sister Mary".

DEPOSITION: ELIJAH STAFFORD.

(I) was the jailer of this county when Mr. John Carter was first incarcerated in jail here.

DEPOSITION: DR. (H. P.) LOFTIS.

(In the deposition he is identified only as Dr. Loftis, but in the order to the Sheriff to summon, he is identified as Dr. H. P. Loftis)

Am physician.

Defendant had remittent fever.

He was delirious. Was real and I think from fever.

DEPOSITION: DR. S. B. FOWLER.

DEPOSITION: WM. FLATT.

Defendant and I talked about the trouble between him and George. We came to town together and he wanted me to discredit George for stealing corn.

. . . he told me that Jim Rogers and George Carter had had (a ruckus) down in the hollow.

DEPOSITION: AB. JONES.

I assisted Dawes to arrest defendant.

DEPOSITION: COWAN BROWN.

DEPOSITION: FATE STOUT.

Bob Carter, son of George . . .

DEPOSITION: MONROE FUQUAY.

DEPOSITION: CARTER UPCHURCH.

Etta Carter is my step grand daughter. I live something near 200 yards from George Carter.

Henry Vincent, the father of Etta Carter . . .

I own the land where the killing occurred and have lived there for about 17 years.

Bob Carter, son of George, is 8 or 9 years old.

DEPOSITION: DOCK FLATT.

DEPOSITION: SAM FLATT.

Sam Flatt's father's name is Bill Flatt.

DEPOSITION: E. L. JACKSON.

John Carter lived 1 1/2 miles from George Carter.

From defendant's to James Rogers is about one mile . . .

I have been practical surveyor for many years.

DEPOSITION: W. T. DAWES.

I was constable when George Carter was killed. They were lawing one another. John had brought an action of replevin against George, dec'd. Gave me the paper. It seems to me that defendant said George had run over him or had not done him right and he had taken a good deal off of him and he could not take more.

I arrested Defendant at Joe Carrington's in the edge of Putnam Co.

. . . my son Maurice . . .

DEPOSITION: CALVIN CARTER.

(I was) sixteen on 2nd day of Feb.

Is a son of John C. Carter.

. . . brother Lee . .

"Your sister Ollie Ragland. . . "

DEPOSITION: DAVE BROWN.

G. G. Hail is my uncle by marriage.

Sam Brown is my brother.

Henry Brewington was John Carter's brother in law.

DEPOSITION: DR. L. B. HORELON (?)

I am a practicing physician and surgeon. I attended Vanderbilt University, Ohio Medical College and New York Polytechnic College and was a graduate of the two latter. I was called to see the defendant when he was in the jail. He was suffering from a protracted fever--Pernicious malarial fever. He was delirious . . .We all thought he was going to die.

DEPOSITION: SAM BROWN.

I am cousin to defendant. My father is a lawyer in the case for defendant.

DEPOSITION: HENRY BREWINGTON.

I am a brother in law of the defendant. I married his sister.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM BYRNE.

DEPOSITION: T. BYRNE.

DEPOSITION: R. S. SUTTON.

DEPOSITION: WIRT MC DONALD.

DEPOSITION: OLIVER FAKES.

. . my brother John Fakes. I married a third cousin of the defendant.

My wife is some kin to Geo. and John. My brother married the sister of both.

DEPOSITION: MILTON STOUT.

I am a cousin of George and John Carter. I live in White County.

DEPOSITION: DAVE JOHNSON.

DEPOSITION: OLLIE RAGLAND.

I am a daughter of defendant.

I am 18 years old and have been married over four years.

DEPOSITION: JANE RODGERS (ROGERS).

I am between 49 and 50 years old.

Denies all of Milbrey Davidson's assertions.

Jim Rogers is my husband.

I had two children before I was married. I went across the mountains with two men but did not act as wife to but one of them.

Is asked several questions trying to discredit her. In answer to one, she denies that she tried to get Arch (?) Carrington to kill Kinnard.

DEPOSITION: JOHN FAKES.

Etta Carter said at the inquest that she did not see the face of the man that killed George, only saw his back as he ran off, but recognized him as John Carter.

My brother married a sister of Defendant.

DEPOSITION: SILAS DAVIDSON.

I am a brother in law of the Defendant.

DEPOSITION: HENRY BREWINGTON.

I am brother in law of defendant and of deceased.

DEPOSITION: JAMES BROWN.

I am a cousin of defendant.

DEPOSITION: LEWIS HALFACRE.

I have been indicted for carrying pistol, disturbing public worship and in Fidical (?) Court and this is all.

DEPOSITION: ROB. JOHNSON.

DEPOSITION: RED JACKSON.

DEPOSITION: W. S. JACKSON.

DEPOSITION: THOMAS GAILBREATH.

I am Clerk of the Circuit Court.

ATTORNEY'S SUMMATION

John Vinson is brother in law of John T. Carter.

Fayette Stout is a brother in law of John T. Carter.

DEPOSITION: NATHAN DAVIDSON.

Lewis Halfacre has been living now sometime since last winter on our place.

John T. Carter waylaid my brother to kill him.

I have heard that . . .he (John T. Carter) kept Jane Rogers and lived in adultery with her.

DEPOSITION: MARIAH CARTER.

I am wife of Defendant.

DEPOSITION: LETTIE CARTER (DAWES)

I am a daughter of George Carter, dec'd.

George Carter was killed on 22 July, going on three years ago, I believe. (She then corrected herself and said it was June.)

At the time of the shooting I was 12 years old, going on 13.

I have since that time married Mr. Dawes.

Uncle John (John T. Carter) has red whiskers.

George was killed on Saturday and the first trial began on Mon. or Tues.

I am now going on 15 years old.

DEPOSITION: ETTA CARTER.

She is the wife of George Carter.

He was shot 22 June, last June 2 years ago, in Jackson Co.

George had got news that John was going to kill him and not let him appear at court.

George's father and mother came after the killing.

At the time George was killed, we had been married going on 13 years.

John was taking, by replevying, George's lumber.

Quest. Soon after your husband was killed, you brought a damage action for $10,000 against Mr. Carter in this Court?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. And asked for an attachment against his property and all his property attached?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. That case is still pending here?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

PROCEEDINGS.

The jury returned a verdict against the Defendant of Guilty of Murder in the First Degree as charged. The Defendant moved for a new trial.

JUROR W. S. SEWELL INTRODUCED.

First trial was in 1897.

My brother and I were running a magic lantern show.

B. A. FOX INTRODUCED.

I was teaching school in 1897.

DEPOSITION: CHARLEY LOCK.

I am brother in law of Wm. Flatt.

DEPOSITION: RILEY SPURLOCK.

I am John Carter's uncle. Married defendant's aunt.

DEPOSITION: DR. PETER GOODWIN.

I am a physician.

Mandy Stout had a child by somebody before she was married.

DEPOSITION: DOCK NEIL.

I am a merchant.

DEPOSITION: CARTER UPCHURCH.

Have heard it spoken of that Milbrey (Davidson) was pregnant.

DEPOSITION: PETER GOODWIN.

(I was told) about her (Milbrey Davidson) being pregnant. Said that Howard Ragland had been trying to get a Neal boy to go see Milbrey, don't know what for. Howard Ragland is brother of Enoch Ragland who is Ollie Ragland's husband.


NEW CASE.

STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. CASSETTY, M. G.
CIRCUIT
1906.

CHARGE OF MURDER.

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: MRS. ADDIE WEST.

I am 39. Residence Haydensburg.

. . . we have been living out here about 5 years . . .

. . . my husband Billie.

N. A. West (signature)

DEPOSITION: SARAH DAVENPORT.

I am 28. Residence at or near Haydensburg.

My sister's little girl Pearlie Dyars . . .

I done his (M. G. Cassity's) washing for over a year after his wife died . . .

Sarah Davenport (her mark)

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: BELLE GAINES.

Taylor Gaines is my husband. He is dead. He died on the 30th day of March 1906 in this county. He died from the effect of a shot gun wound in his right lung. He was shot on the 21st day of March and died on the 30 of March following.

DEPOSITION: SALLIE HIX.

My son Comer Hix . . .

Tayor Gaines said Cassety shot him.

DEPOSITION: R. H. WEBB.

DEPOSITION: T. B. WITCHER.

DEPOSITION: COMER HIX.

DEPOSITION: NEWT FORKUM.

DEPOSITION: J. GAINES.

Tayor Gaines was my first cousin.

DEPOSITION: O. B. WEST.

DEPOSITION: M. H. DRAPER.

Tayor Gaines was related to me by marriage.

DEPOSITION: PAT CLARK.

Gilbert Crabtree, a minister of the gospel, was there.

DEPOSITION: ZEKE STRODE.

DEPOSITION: J. H. TRENT.

I live on the Hog Camp ridge.

DEPOSITION: W. B. CARVER.

DEPOSITION: FRANK SPIVEY.

DEPOSITION: MARIAH SPIVEY.

DEPOSITION: SCOTT WILSON.

DEPOSITION: JAMES SLOAN.

DEPOSITION: GEORGE WILLIAM.

DEPOSITION: M. W. HANCE.

DEPOSITION: BELLE GAINES.

Taylor was 37 years old. He weighed about 170 #.

. . . Mont Cassetty . . .

Cassetty said he had bought the land and wanted possession. Tayor said he told him to give something to release him from the rents and he would give it up . . .

DEPOSITION: J. D. QUARLES.

DEPOSITION: SALLIE HIX.

Willie Cassetty and his wife Delia. . .

. . . my younger son Herman . . .

DEPOSITION: BEDFORD HIX.

DEPOSITION: THOMAS LAW.

I live on Jennings Creek.

I can't see very good. My eyesight is not as good as it might be.

DEPOSITION: R. H. WEBB.

DEPOSITION: COMER HIX.

Mont Cassetty . . .

Dispute was in Jackson Co. on 21 March 1906.

DEPOSITION: NEWTON FROKUM.

DEPOSITION: HENRY CHERRY.

I am related to Gaines. (Doesn't say how.)

DEPOSITION: WM. WEST.

DEPOSITION: M. H. DRAPER.

My mother in law, Martha Carver, accused me of forging a receipt on her, and we had a law suit over it and the Court decided the case against me. I never forged the note. I never debauched a little girl and then married her. My second wife sued me for a divorce and you lawyers got it compromised in order to get your fees. I am as positive of this as anything else I have started. You knew you was going to get beat.

DEPOSITION: PAT CLARK.

END OF REEL.

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