Jackson Co., TN Loose District/Chancery Court Papers Reel #118
State of Tennessee vs. Mainer-Young

Genealogical Abstracts by Mary Lu Johnson

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[NEW CASE] JACKSON CO CIRCUIT COURT 1873

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
MANIER, AMON

SYNOPSIS: Amon and Thomas Manier had gone to a grist mill 14 December 1872 near Granville to get corn ground, but couldn't pick it up until the next day. Thomas Manier needed new shoes, so they decided to go in to Granville. While there, they met up with neighbors Peter W. Neal, William and James Fuqua, Hugh Pharris and Vit Presley, and all started drinking. That evening they all started together for their respective homes on Martin's Creek, with two half-pints to go. Vit Presley turned off the road to his home, the rest continued on their way. James Fuqua didn't want to share his liquor, being the "good kind from Chestnut Mound", and words ensued between him and Amon Manier. About that time, they met up with Bob Moore, a black man who lived in Putnam Co., carrying his brother's unloaded shotgun. Amon Manier talked the man into lending it to him, pointed it at James Fuqua and pulled the trigger. By then Fuqua had dismounted, picked up a rock and threw it at Amon Manier. Amon, or someone, picked up a rock and threw it back, but instead of hitting James Fuqua, hit Peter W. Neal just behind and above his right ear. He died the next morning, 15 December 1873 at A. J. Fuqua's, the father of James and William Fuqua. It was ruled murder by Coroner Laborn Loftice [sic]. Amon Manier was indicted, tried and found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Errors were found by Tennessee Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals 5 June 1874, [which gave date of death in their report as 22 December 1872], and a new trial was ordered to be held in Overton County. The Supreme Court report indicated accidental death.

12 January 1875: Authorization for A. A. Swope or Mounce L. Gore to post recognizance/appearance bond for Amon Manier.

[All Signed] Amon Mineer, Principal; Allen Muneer and A. Stanton, Security

17 September 1874: Affiant Amon Mineer requests postponement due to illness of Allen Mineer, affiant's father. Case tried September term 1873, Allen Mineer made affidavit, needs testimony on appeal.

[Signed] A. H. Minnear

16 January 1853, cannot go safely to trial for want of evidence of Bob Moore, material witness, of Putnam Co. [Signed] Amon Merneer

14 January 1874, subpoena for Jefferson Odum has been in hands of Sheriff of Putnam Co several weeks; Odum absconds and conceals himself, cannot be served. Resides Putnam Co, very near Jackson Co. line. [Signed] A. H. Minnear

14 January 1874, we empower Zachariah Vanhooser & J. W. Smallwood to act as recognizance before court on two indictments, case pending, of unlawfully selling spirituous liquor and disturbing a worshiping assembly.

[Signed] A. H. Minnear, A. Minnear

20 September 1873, affidavit of Thomas Manier: States he was in company with N. M. Holleman, a witness for the state, and Holleman was very drunk when he testified 17 September. Thomas [his X mark] Manier

Winn McKinney affidavit states he saw N. M. Holleman next morning September 18 following the trial, and Holleman didn't remember testifying, or later crossing the Cumberland River and going to his father-in-law's house where his wife was, and getting in bed with her.

14 December 1872, William Fuqua states they were all drinking, passed residence of T. J. Lee. Neill rode behind James Fuqua to A. J. Fuqua's. A. J. Fuqua is the father of witness and James Fuqua. Witness lived a short distance from his father's. Saw Berry Brewington and Jefferson Odom at his father's that night. Did not see his brother James Fuqua the next morning, about the time Neill died at his father's house. [No signature].

Hugh Pharris said he was "stone cold sober" night of the incident. Heard lick struck, saw James Fuqua knock Manier down with a rock.

Witness Robert Carter lived near defendant, saw defendant bleeding.

Witness Mrs. Balm Fuqua stated she is the wife of William Fuqua and sister of Thomas Mineer.

Hansford Brewington stated he examined body, gash cut above and behind right ear. Stated the wife of witness [himself] is a sister of James & William Fuqua.

Berry Brewington states had gone to A. J. Fuquay's to go coon hunting with John Fuquay and Jeff Odum, stayed out to about 9 o'clock or a little later, was there when the Fuquas arrived with Peter Neal, asked what happened. Was told James Fuqua threw a rock at Maneer and it hit Peter Neail, then "went on and hit defendant Amon Maneer".

To Amon Maneer, 13 January 1886, will move for judgement against you...taxes placed in your hand for collection year 1884, 5th District, Jackson Co.

[Signed] Lee Sadler, Trustee, Jackson Co., Tennessee


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CRIMINAL COURT 1909

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
ROBERT MEADOWS

4 August 1909, following to give evidence, State of Tenn vs Robert Meadows, charge of murder: J. M. Lawson, Sam Brown, Fowler Meadows, D. F. Brown, J. M. Shelby, Sid Dairy, Johnson Spurlock, D. B. Jones, Frank Loftis, Lon Jones, Walter Gipson, L. C. Brown, Pink Gipson, John Gipson, Jonas Hopkins, Lam Stafford, G. W. Brown, F. A Hopkins, A. C. Wade, Shug Hopkins.

NOTICE OF DEPOSITIONS TO BE TAKEN on 12 Feby 1910 at residence of Hoover Meadows in the town of Christopher, County of Franklin, State of Illinois of ["Jane" marked through] Carter and Dale Carter. Dated 17 Jan 1910

[Signed] Bob Meadows by M. J. Dixon & D. B. Johnson, Attys at Law

DEPOSITION OF DALE CARTER: Age 32, born Jackson Co, TN, lived there until age 16; away about two years, went back about two years; away another two years, went back and stayed about one year. Presently reside Franklin Co, IL. Knew Tommie Upchurch's reputation for peace and violence. It was bad. He was quarrelsome, overbearing and had a dispotion [sic] to want to raise and be in fights. Saw him & Bob Meadows in a fight. Upchurch struck first, they clinched, Byrd Anderson slapped Meadows to get him to stop. Dated 12 February 1910

Dale [his X mark] Carter

[Witnesses both sign] J. R. Biby, M. D. Hopkins

MOTION TO REMOVE JUROR: W. W. Draper, counsel for Robt Meadows, said W. J. Burgess, a juror, said soon after the fight that Meadows was guilty, ought to be hung. Howard Ragland & Will Vinson were present when remarks made.

MOTION TO POSTPONE: Cannot go to trial without testimony of Byrd Anderson who lives in Jackson Co, but now is in Sumner Co. Robert [his X mark] Meadows

WARRANT ISSUED: 30 July 1909, charged with Murder 1 (premeditated) against Thomas Upchurch.

WITNESS HOWARD RAGLAND states he lives about 12 miles from Court House.

WITNESS WILLIAM VINSON lives just over the line in Putnam Co., about 14-15 miles, will take about 3 1/2 hours to get to Court House.

APPEARANCE BOND: $5,000 from Bob Meadows to State of Tennessee. Principal Bob [X] Meadows, Sureties [all sign] J. N. Carter, B. E. Meadows, W. A. Jones, B. M. Haile, John Jones, G. B. Fowler

MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL: Not enough options given in charge to jury, ie premeditated murder, manslaughter, self-defense . Was thought that Thomas Upchurch had left the country, defendant assisted in moving Upchurch's wife and goods to her father's house.

MOTION TO POSTPONE: Need testimony of Byrd Anderson Sen., Cane Maddux, James Isbell, John Halfacre, Joe Gentry, Dr. Rufus E. Fort [spelled "Ford" elsewhere], Marion Johnson. Further Job Meadows is a very old man, may not be able to testify, but will give deposition that defendant took gun to field for purpose of killing ground hog for witness, who is affiant's grandfather. 15 March 1915

[NO DATE] Deceased lived a while in the State of Illinois about 1900, kept violent character there, can be proved by Thomas Carter and others who knew him there.

Deceased had bought a knife at Marion Johnson's store, found at the scene on day of shooting. Requires testimony of Rufus E. Ford, a powder and bullet expert from Nashville.

Robert [X] Meadows

PROSECUTION: Contends shot deceased in head while lying on the ground. Deceased was hoeing in tobacco patch, defendant shot him once in right arm and side; then in back as he was fleeing; a third time as he lay on the ground.

DEPOSITION of GILLAM UPCHURCH: Thomas Upchurch was my brother. I am the prosecutor in this case. Shot in a hillside field, 11th District, Jackson Co, TN 29 day of last July, shot in morning, died within two-three hours. I live about 2 1/2 miles away.

[Signed] Gillam Upchurch [Filed 19 April 1910]

TESTIMONY of G. W. BROWN, not related to defendant or prosecutor, am Constable 11th District, live 200-300 yard of defendant and in one-half to three-fourths miles from where Upchurch was killed on 29 July 1909. Went with Cowan Brown to where he had lain. Deceased was a low, heavy set man, weighed about 160 lbs, about 30 years old. He married a sister of Defendant. His wife's people moved her to John Bant Meadows' house a day or two before shooting. It was the understanding that deceased had left the country at this time.

John Bant Meadows is the father of Bob Meadows and the father-in-law of deceased.

Sam Brown is a son of G. W. Brown.

TESTIMONY of H. L. BAUGH: Live in Flynn's Lick, occupation physician for 15 years. Defendant asked me to go see his sister who had been sick; defendant suspected poisoning; said deceased had left the country.

TESTIMONY: J. C. Hopkins, no relation to prosecutor or defendant, saw shell casing.

TESTIMONY: John Lee Spurlock: Defendant and deceased were partners in tobacco crop. Tom [Upchurch] once lived at Mine Lick. Long Tom Gailbreath asked if Bob made any threats, said "no".

TESTIMONY: Wade Jones lives 300-400 yards from shooting. Saw Defendant moving his sister's things, said Tom had left the country; that Tom had money but had it fixed so no one could get at it except by an order from Ella.

TESTIMONY: Sid Derry states Fowler Meadows is a brother of Bob Meadows.

TESTIMONY: Bob Meadows, age 29 last October. Tom Upchurch married my sister about 10 years ago. Tom Upchurch rented from Jimmie Carter. Sister was vomiting, said she might be poisoned. My brother moved her to father's. My grand father lives with father. I have been married three times and all my wives is living. I have been indicted three times is all.

TESTIMONY: John Meadows age 77. I am the grandfather of the defendant. I have been living at my son John Meadows.

TESTIMONY: John Meadows states "Bob Meadows is my son. Tom Upchurch was my son in law.

TESTIMONY: Ebie Meadows states "I am the wife of Danile [sic] Meadows...I live at Anderson's mill at time of killing...I am akin the deceased".

TESTIMONY: Fred Johnson states "I am a member of the mercantile company J. M. Johnson & Son of Flynn's Lick...Marion Johnson is my father."

TESTIMONY: John Halfacre states Deceased while he lived at Baxter, TN was not peaceable; had trouble with Cam Maddux.

TESTIMONY: May Meadows states "I am a daughter of Daniel Meadows and a cousin of defendant. Near about the same kin to deceased. Ibbie Meadows is my mother."

TESTIMONY: Character witnesses for Defendant are N. B. Young, H. J. Lynch, Jessie B. Spurlock, Ree Roberts, John Spurlock, Riley Spurlock, Uriah Anderson, Lee Carter, Jas Lawson, Will Russel Spurlock

TO JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE SHERIFF:

Canzada Haile, an unmarried woman, is in advanced pregnancy, about five months. Robt Medders is the father. When child born, will be a charge upon the county. Order to bring Robert Medders before me to answer charge. 30 June 1903

[Signed] N. B. Young

7 July 1903, Robert "Bob" Meadows and H. J. Lynch sign bastardy bond for $250.


[NEW CASE or CASES] JACKSON CO, TENN [These appear to be papers misfiled in the case of State of Tennessee vs Robert Meadows, or could be notes by attorney in preparing for Meadows' defense. Transcribed as written]:

"That Jesse was beset and assaulted by Si and others and Si was in act at the time of the shot was fired and Loyd shot to protect his brother who was in danger of death or great bodily harm that Deft Loyd would not be guilty even though Defts were in the wrong in bringing on the difficulty that they had retreated and abandoned the difficulty.

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"28 Feby 1909 when killing occurred. Died some 3 months thereafter.

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Alsup vs State

5th Lea

6890 Code as to right to prevent a felony.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON CO, TENN CIRCUIT>SUPREME>CIRCUIT 1888

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
MORGAN, SMITH alias RAGLAND, SMITH

[Name as written on file folder was "Smith, Morgan alias Ragland Smith"; however, note he signed his name "Morgan Smith"; also, arranged on reel in proper alpha order if surname is Morgan. Charges not specified on filmed papers, but appeared to be felonious assault and attempted premeditated murder. One confusing reference to Grand Jury indictment against Smith Morgan aka Smith Ragland Circuit Court March term 1887 for Murder 1 against Duke Medders on 20 Jan 1887 - but Duke did not die; testifies in this trial. - mlj].

New trial was ordered by Tennessee Supreme Court, affiant cannot go to trial for want of several witnesses. Affiant in jail, cannot look after his witnesses: Woodsen Keith and his wife Amanda who may live in Simpson Co, KY; that he can prove by said witnesses that some time before Duke Meadows was shot, these witnesses heard Polly Anne Meadows say "she would have Bill Jones (Wm E. Jones) to kill him Duke Meadows...They were at the time, that is Polly Anne Meadows and Duke Meadows, who are husband and wife, separated on account of intimacy between Polly Anne Meadows and William E. Jones".

John Meadows and his wife Nancy are important witnesses.

Affiant caused summons to be issued for Dr. W. T. Lawson, Bob Rodgers and William Cornwell, sheriff could not find. Informed Bob Rodgers is at Bloomington in Putnam Co., W. T. Lawson lives in this county and William is in Smith or Sumner. Bob Rodgers was going to see Meadows, having heard he was shot. Dated 12 March 1888

[Signed] Smith Morgan

[Following testimony not dated; probably Fall term, 1888]

TESTIMONY: Job Morgan next introduced by State, says was at the jail shortly after the negro was brought in and heard him tell how the shooting happened.

TESTIMONY: James Norton for Defendant testifies that Polly Meadows was James Meadows' wife [Did not say if "Polly" was "Polly Anne" or "James" was "Duke".

TESTIMONY: Thomas Upchurch testifies Polly Anne told him the negro did not do it, and after her husband Duke got well, she would say who did, so Duke could shoot him.

TESTIMONY: W. E. Jones testifies he lived about one-half mile from Medders. "I had been at outs with Medders but we had got friendly....Medders wife had stayed some at my house...Polly and Duke had separated and she stayed at my house...and I had give her some whiskey..." Denied shooting Duke or having another do it.

TESTIMONY: J. M. C. Carter testifies that shortly after the incident, Meadows said the negro that stayed at Bill Jones' shot him.

DEPOSITION: W. C. Young 9 July 1888 at his residence states he has seen Smith Morgan a few times, knows W. E. Jones well. [Signed] W. C. Young

DEPOSITION: J. [?] C. Brown makes oath he summoned Poley An Medders to testify on 4 July 1888. John [his X mark] Brown

GRAND JURY INDICTMENT: Circuit Court March term 1887 against Smith Morgan aka Smith Ragland, Murder 1 of Duke Medders on 20 Jan 1887.

PETITION TO COURT: Defendant makes oath...surprised by testimony of witness Robert Rogers; said witness told J. M. C. Carter at Carter's house Sunday after the shooting that he Rogers had met Wm E. Jones near Bradford Upchurch's. 7 July 1888.

Smith [his X mark] Morgan

POSTPONEMENT REQUEST: Not ready for trial, lacking evidence: Reece Spurlock, Hugh B. Smith, Wm Steakley, Nathan Burris, Robt Rodgers, John Meadows, Nancy Meadows, C. C. Mahanay, Petty Wheeler, J. M. C. Carter, Tenie Medows, Dock Brown, W. C. Young. W. T. Lawson, Joshua Haile, Sr., W. T. Cooper, Woodson Keith and Amanda Keith.

TESTIMONY Duke Meadows: states knows defendant. "Night of January 20 I was sitting at my door and he run up and yelled "Come out now, G__ d___n you and snapped his pistol twice at my face...shot through upper lip, left side and come out my neck...no one there that night but my wife and sister Tenny Meadows...never thought I'd die...didn't think Jones had a hand in it." Stated Sucky Jones was wife of W. E. Jones. "I lived on Bradford Upchurch's land and Jones lived about a mile away.

TESTIMONY Tene [sic] Meadows: Said she was present when Duke Meadows was shot, "didn't think it was the negro who shot".

TESTIMONY W. C. Morgan, Sheriff, Jackson Co: Stated two men captured the negro at Elverwood in Smith Co.

TESTIMONY Ross Upchurch for Defendant: states he went to Duke Meadows the night of the shooting. Duke said the negro did it. Polly Anne, Duke's wife, said "No darling, it was not the voice of a negro". Duke said he believed the negro shot him and Bill Jones got him to do it. Polly Anne was cursing Duke and said he drove her best friend Sukey Jones off.

TESTIMONY John Upchurch: Stated the negro did it, and Jones got him to [do it].

TESTIMONY Jobe Medder for Defendant, knows nothing, no relationships given.

TESTIMONY Lizzie Brown, said she lived with W. E. Jones.

AFFIDAVIT: M. A. Medders stated she was the wife of Duke Medders, and in 1887 they lived on the Bradford Upchurch farm, was at the house of Woodson Keath on Bradford Upchurch's land. 4 July 1888

M. A. [her X mark] Medders


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT 1881

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
PIPPIN, HOGAN

GRAND JURY REPORT: 1 Nov 1880 William Berry took from the person of John Pippin a pocket book with $65 in U. S. Treasury notes on 1 Nov 1880 belonging to [N. or R.] F. Pippin. Harve Pippin put him up to it.

DEPOSITIONS next four following of Willis Pippin, Robert M. Cohran, Genie Causey, John Hays taken in Warren Co., KY. No date [after last of March 1881]:

Willis Pippin age 50, known Hogan Pippin since born. "I have been living in Kentucky thirteen years he lived with me in 1879 and 1880 most of the time...[Hogan Pippin] came back from Tennessee 24 January 1881, worked at my home and at Robert Cohron's til March 26, 1881. Cohran is my neighbor, lives 3/4 mile. Hogan is my first cousin.

Willis [his X mark] Pippin

Robert M. Cohran age 48 stated: After Hogan Pippin quit working for me about last of February 1881 I hired his brother Harvey Pippin.

[Signed] R. M. Cohran

Genie Causey age 27 stated had known Hogan Pippin almost two years. Hogan Pippin worked in my neighborhood in Warren Co, Kentucky about 24 February to last of March 1881. Lived about ten miles away.

[Signed] Eugene Causey

John Hays age 29, lives Warren Co, Kentucky. Knew Hogan Pippin about two years, lived in my neighborhood.

John [his X mark] Hays

AFFIDAVIT J. H. Chaffin: States since swearing in earlier affidavit as to relationship of Berry Brewington, James and Parlee Brewington, have learned that said Berry Brewington is not a son of James but is a son of Hance Brewington and that Berry & James are brothers, and that Parlee is the wife of Berry and since learned that Parlee was [cannot read] this 13 January 1882. [Signed] J. H. Chaffin

INDICTMENT of Hogan Pippin for assault on John Chaffin.

TESTIMONY: Berry Brewington states lived Logan and Butler Cos, KY in year 1881, part of time on the line at Warren Co. Saw Pippin there at Joe or Jim Pippin's 26 March 1881 and 10th or 12th of March 1881 at Warren Co. Stated about 100 miles from this place [Gainesboro, TN] to where witnesses Willis Pippin and R. M. Cohran of Kentucky live. "I walked it in three days. If I walked all the time I could walk it afoot in a day and night".

TESTIMONY: Wholes Byers knows defendant, lives 1/4 to 1/2 mile from Defendant's mother's, where defendant Hogin Pippin lived.

TESTIMONY: Some resemblance between Hogue Pippin and his brother Harvey, but easily distinguished. Harve Pippin is cross eyed and defendant is not.

TESTIMONY: Polly Pippin alias Polly Berry, states she is the mother of defendant. States he left her house 2nd week of January and came back last of March...that he was out of the country on 21 February 1881.

TESTIMONY: Thomas Bradford Anderson stated Chaffin said at first he knew who shot him, then said he didn't know.

TESTIMONY: Said he saw Hoge Pippin at his mother's place after the shooting.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY TENNESSEE CHANCERY COURT 1891

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
PRICE, F. M.

and

PRICE, MOLLIE
vs
STATE OF TENNESSEE

Francis M. Price 1 August 1875 forged County Treasury Warrant. Charged with drawing $8.00 from Treasury to pay juror William E. Smith; $25 to W. G. Cox, $10 to David Phillips, $34 to pay Thomas Jenkins.

DEPOSITION of John H. Stafford, age 29, states don't think handwriting is the same [not clear whose handwriting], that amounts may go back to 1867.

DEPOSITION of G. B. Murray, Deputy Collector, states County business managed loosely.

COURT ORDER: Land on Wartrace Creek, being tract formerly owned by James H. Carver, deceased and partitioned among his heirs, bounded by land of J. W. Carver, George Hufhines, Rufus Hufhines, A. R. Draper and others...be divested out of all parties to this suit and to purchasers R. A. Cox and R. V. Brooks.

AFFIDAVIT: Defendant F. M. Price of uniform good character up to this charge. [Signed]: John S. Draper, R. P. Scott, Joseph Carver, [?]Lat Meaders, Wm E. Jones, J. M. Allard, Pinckney McCarver. Dated 16 May 1877.

BOND POSTED: 23 August 1875 to State of Tennessee. F. M. Price, Principal; A. W. Dewitt, R. A. Cox, John P. Murray, M. G. Butler, Security

MOLLIE PRICE by next friend vs M. G. BUTLER, etals, asks for value of rental on land from time Cox & Brooks were enjoined from taking until year 1895.

MISCELLANEOUS: 1873 F. M. Price was a tobacco merchant. John A. Dycus was elected Constable of Jackson Co, TN in fall 1875. W. S. Johnson was Revenue Collector in 1875.

RESPONDENT Mollie Price, State of Tennessee vs F. M. and Mollie Price, 24 December 1881: Mollie Price is the wife of defendant F. M. Price, married in 1873. Liability of husband occurred before marriage, they are entitled to homestead. F. M. Price bought or contracted for three shares or 3/6 undivided interest in James H. Carver Tract, Jackson County District 3 containing 212 acres on Wartrace Creek; Case of John G. Howell etal against Elizabeth Carver etal, it being Tract 3 assigned to F. M. Price & M. G. Butler, Trustee...heir of James H. Carver in her own right.

Copy of Marriage License: F. M. Price and Mary F. Carver, 8 May 1873, Jackson Co.

Lot 1, on Wartrace, Dist. 3 including mansion and outbuildings where James H. Carver lived assigned to Elizabeth Carver.

Lot 2, being 123 acres to John G. Howell.

Lot 3, which is 3/6 of entire tract...stake in Hufhines line near meeting house...212 acres to M. G. Butler Trustee & F. M. Price.

Lot 4, being 137 acres to Mary Price.

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs PRICE, F. M. & MOLLIE, Chancery Court 1891

DEPOSITION: Mollie Price age 36 years, states she is daughter of James H. Carver, deceased; that there were five children at his death, all living now. "He died during the late war in the federal prison [not named] I was very small". F. M. Price made a mortgage, Mollie refused to execute.

Question: Where was your husband when valuable lumber was cut and rafted and sold in Nashville?

Answer: Part of the time home, part in state prison at Nashville. R. A. Cox and R. V. Brooks came to my mother's Elizabeth Carver where I was living. Said timber money was to apply to notes held by L. H. McCarver, and land would be mine.

[Signed] Mollie Price

DEPOSITION: Cornelius Carver states "...am a son of James H. Carver deceased and heir at law.

DEPOSITION: J. W. Carver, age 48, know Molly and F. M. Price and the land, was partly raised on it. Three shares of land bought by F. M. Price worth $1500-$1600.

DEPOSITION: Rufus Huffhines, live adjoining farm, lumber taken off F. M. and Mollie Price land 1880, 1881, 1882. F. M. was in prison, Mollie living on land.

Rufus [his X mark] Hufhines

DEPOSITION: W. L. Stubblefield age 72, live East fork Wartrace Creek. 1880 after Mr. Price had gone to the penitentiary R. A. Cox asked me to go with him to see Mollie Price about cutting timber. Went to Elizabeth Carver's. She is dead now. Best recollection, Joe Carver was there.

[Signed] W. L. Stubblefield

DEPOSITION: John G. Howell, states known Mollie Price 35 years.

ANSWER: S. B. Anderson, Administrator of R. A. Cox, Cora Lucus and husband W. E. Lucus, Clara Epperson and husband John Epperson to Bill of Complaint filed by Mollie Price 9 November 1891. States F. M. Price was Revenue Collector of Jackson County, Tennessee in 1868.

PETITION: Mary Price, alias Molly Price by next friend and brother Cornelius Carver...her and her husband's interests are not the same...defends self as Mollie Price.

DEPOSITION: F. M. Price age 61, states elected Revenue Collector 1861, served til August 1872 except in 1863 and 1864 when no taxes collected. Last year collected was 1871; not liable 1872 and 1873. Went to penitentiary September 1879 for 17 months except a few days. Citizenship reinstated by Jackson Co. and pardoned by Governor.

DEPOSITION: J. C. Carver age 34, states he was a son of James H. Carver and is a brother of Mollie Price.

[Signed] Joe C. Carver

23 March 1895, cause was determined, stated Mollie Price was not entitled to Homestead. Same date F. M. Price filed stating he was unable to bear cost of appeal.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CRIMINAL COURT 1910

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
RAMSEY, LLOYD; RAMSEY, JESSE; RAMSEY, WILLIE

SYNOPSIS: James Ramsey, Jr. [aka "Jim" and "Jimmie"] married two of William Hensley's daughters, the second one being Media [first one not named, but probably could be obtained from marriage records]. According to William Hensley's testimony Jimmie Ramsey was an abusive husband. Hensley got word 1 February 1909 that Media [his daughter & current wife of Jimmie] had hanged herself, which apparently turned out to be untrue. Hensley went to Jimmie Ramsey's, was accused of having a pistol and was subsequently charged by Jesse Ramsey, Jimmie Ramsey's brother.

Hensley's trial was before Marion Bullington, J.P., at Bullington's home, and was well attended to say the least. Jimmie Ramsey testified that William Hensley had come to his house armed with a pistol, Hensley called him a liar, tempers flared. He called him a liar a second time, and Jimmie Ramsey's brothers jumped up and attacked Hensley. Hensley's brother and his brother's sons joined the fray, and before order could be restored several men were wounded, including William Hensley's son Silas Hensley who was mortally wounded. Lloyd, Jessee and Willie Ramsey were sentenced to four years in the State penitentiary.

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs JESSE, LLOYD & JIMMIE RAMSEY July term 1910

[Jimmie Ramsey was indicted, but not clear whether he was convicted of any charges. Trial where melee occurred was in the three-room home of Marion Bullington, J.P.].

TESTIMONY of William Hensley: ...one of the defendants, Jimmie Ramsey, married my daughter...heard on 1st day of February [1909] that my daughter, Jimmie Ramsey's wife, had hanged herself...called out for her, my older daughter [Betty Chaffin per later testimony] came out crying...then Jimmie's wife. Jimmie Ramsey was there, Jesse Young and another Ramsey who threatened to take me off my mule and stamp me. Jesse Young searched my pocket for a pistol, did not find one. Hensley stated he pulled out his knife and held it in his hand, said he intended to knock anyone down with it that tried pulling him off. Had words, "I left".

Jesse Ramsey charged William Hensley with carrying a pistol. At that trial there were no lawyers, we each questioned our own witnesses. Jesse Ramsey said I drew a pistol on him. Jimmie Ramsey, my son-in-law, said I had a pistol. I said "That's a lie"...he started to get up, but the J.P. said sit back down. He said again I had a pistol, and "I gave him the lie again". Jimmie rose up with a knife. Marvin Ramsey raised up. One of the JPs tried to restore peace, they all jumped him. I told them all to sit down, I wanted to have peace. The old man James Ramsey, Jimmie, Jesse and Marvin were all around me, made a rush at me, someone stabbed me - don't know who - twice cut in back, once on forehead and left ear nearly cut off, once on thigh and once on forearm. Willie Ramsey cut me across the head and ear with a razor. Loyd Ramsey was in there. It started in the big room, pushed me in the kitchen. My boys got them off me and the Ramseys all rushed out of the house. When I got out of the house, Loyd Ramsey was shooting and he shot Sy Hensley - put the pistol right up against him and shot in the left side about the 3rd rib, it set his clothes on fire. Had a 32 S & W. Marvin Ramsey held him. Then he shot John T. Hensley. Then I got a 5'-6' pole from the woodpile and ran Loyd Ramsey off, went down the fork of the road and knocked old man James Ramsey down, then went about ten steps further down the road and knocked Jesse Ramsey down...at first thought it was Loyd until he turned around. Went back past old man Ramsey and Mrs. Ramsey was holding his head in her lap. I saw Jesse and Loyd in the fight with Sy Hensley but did not see Jimmie. Sy weighed about 160 and Jesse looked to be better...All I saw Jimmie Ramsey do in the fight was cut me. All took place 20 January 1909.

Cross-Examined by Mr. Halladay:

Jimmie Ramsey married two of my daughters. Silas was cut in the house, did not see who or when it was done. He lived three months lacking three days, died 18 May 1909. Did not go there expecting troubles. John T. and Sy Hensley did not have pistols. Only one doing shooting was Loyd Ramsey who shot several times [various witnesses reported anywhere from 4 to 12 shots]. Did not see Jimmie in the kitchen. I had a knife, never took it out of my pocket. Noah Hensley did have a pistol. None of my boys went up there with me except Sy. Me and Dave Hensley and John T. Hensley were in the kitchen. Some cutting was done in room where trial was being held. Willie and Marvin Ramsey were cutting John T. and I told Dave Hensley to throw them off...did not see Noah Hensley do any shooting.

Noah, Sy, John T., Teek and myself were engaged in the difficulty. My brother Dave Hensley and three of his boys was there.

Ben Hensley, Fox Hensley, W. A. Hensley and M. C. Hensley were there...did not take part.

I wasn't scared, just mad. Knocked all down I could find...would have knocked down more. Saw Loyd shoot Silas. Esquire Cooper tried to restore order. Sy was stabbed in the breast four times. Tom Hensley, another one of my boys that I did not name awhile ago was at Mr. Bullington's when it occurred.

Don't know how the Ramseys fared. All of us were hurt. Sy was shot and stabbed, Ben shot in the head, John T. shot, Teek's throat cut. Sy and me stayed at Bullington's two weeks after.

Had one fight with Lloyd Ramsey and whipped him.

Had a spat with Marion Bullington here in the Clerk & Master's Office.

Dispute with [? Dub or ?Bob] Anderson about a line controversy.

Controversy with Jim Loftis about timber, but no difficulty.

Trouble with Capt. Anderson about timber, hit him on the shoulder with a rock about 20 years ago.

Trouble with Willie Meadows when I was sheriff - come at me with a knife and I told him I'd kill him.

TESTIMONY of Marion Bullington, J. P. stated know Hensleys and Ramseys. Constable Esq. Cooper was there, William Hensley told him to keep the peace. James Ramsey was a very old man about 80-85. Did not see Jimmie Ramsey with a knife. When trouble started, I went out the back door and behind the house.

TESTIMONY of Dr. S. B. Fowler, practicing physician, graduated from Ohio Medical College. Sy Hensley was shot, downward bullet lodged in right hip. Stabbed in stomach, healed. Stabbed right lung. Abscess formed around bullet, operated to remove, weakened condition, developed pneumonia. Stab primary cause of death.

Treated Ramseys. Jessee Ramsey was in serious condition, shot through arm, cut side of neck, stabbed right lung and out on the wrist and hit on the head. Old Mr. Ramsey hit on head, caused concussion. Jimmie Ramsey cut above waist band.

TESTIMONY of Winton Anderson, Constable, stated was there at the scene. Both [sides] had knives, pulled him back. Anderson asked Loyd for pistol after Sy was shot...he told me to go back and tend to others or I'd get the same.

TESTIMONY of Frank Chaffin, stated was at Squire Bullington's when it happened. After the fight was over, was down at the road toward where Ramseys lived and saw Will with a single-barrel, Loyd with a double-barrel and Marvin Ramsey with a rifle, about five minutes after the fight was over. They stayed there until Cab Anderson brought Jesse Ramsey in a carriage and laid him out for dead. Some of the Hensleys would have to go this way to get home. Sy's dying statement said Jesse Ramsey had hold of him when he was shot.

TESTIMONY of Marion Bullington, said his wife was present when Sy gave his dying declaration.

TESTIMONY of Settie Bullington, stated she was present when Sy made dying declaration.

DECLARATION: [Discussion by attorneys as to whether Declaration admissible, as death must be imminent, and Sy lived another two or three days; transcribed verbatim:

Statement of S. D. Hensley, made before me, Marion Bullington. He say, "I was at the trial at Marion Bullington's where Jesse Ramsey was prosecuting my father, and him and the Ramseys got in a racket in the house, and I was in the back end of the house and heard my father say he wanted peace. They was fussing. So, I started pushing through the crowd to get to where he was at. I got in about three feet of him, and Jimmie Ramsey come up behind me and caught around me with his left hand and cut me in the breast five different times. By that time the people was getting out of the house. I did not go out for a little while. When I went out three of my brothers was on the inside of the yard, and three of the Ramseys on the outside, and I saw Jesse Ramsey coming towards them with a pole, and about that time Lloyd come running up shooting at us and scattering the crowd. So they got out near the road and clinch John T., and then I took hold of Jesse Ramsey to get him off my brother John T., and Jesse got up with me, and was holding me when Lloyd run up in about three feet of me and shot me in the left side."

TESTIMONY of Esq. George Cooper: Was at the trial, sat on the case with Esq. Bullington.

TESTIMONY of Ben Fox Hensley: I am a nephew of Bill Hensley, was there. Lloyd Ramsey came in and I saw him get a pistol from his wife. My father and Bill Hensley are brothers and Sy Hensley married my aunt. I saw Noah Hensley in the house sitting in brother Will Hensley's lap when the fight came up.

TESTIMONY of Will Hensley: Was at Squire Bullington's. Bill Hensley is my uncle. Saw someone make towards Uncle Bill. I went out, heard someone call me, "Come here Bill" and it was Aunt Hettie Chaffin.

TESTIMONY of Alice Whitson: Lived close to place where fight took place. Lloyd Ramsey came in, wanted gun...said "No", and he just picked it up and took it off.

TESTIMONY of Cab Anderson: Was at the fight, got out on the porch, met my wife and she wanted me to take the baby and I refused but she caught me and made me take it. There were three pistols. Noah Hensley had one, saw someone throw a pistol down the road, saw Loyd Ramsey shoot Si Hensley.

TESTIMONY of Dave Hensley: Bill Hensley is my half brother. I had no pistol and had drank no whiskey.

TESTIMONY of America Anderson: Was there when fight started, next to kitchen door, left.

TESTIMONY of Beecher Anderson: Was in the kitchen. Know nothing.

TESTIMONY of Cowan Garrson: Was at the fight. Saw Old man Ramsey coming towards Bill Hensley with a knife, just jabbing at him.

TESTIMONY of Willie John Chaffin, was at the fight, left before it got up.

TESTIMONY of John T. Hensley: I am a son of Bill Hensley. Grabbed a pistol around the cylinder from one of the Ramseys while some three of them were fighting him, don't know which one he grabbed it from.

TESTIMONY of Will Ransom, was at the fight. I am a cousin to Bill Hensley's boys. My mother was a sister to Bill Hensley.

TESTIMONY of Tom Hensley. Was in the room at the fight. After Bill called Jimmie a liar, Jimmie rose then started to sit, then Jimmie and Willie rushed on him and hit him. I am a brother to Bill Hensley. I went to the trial about 9-10 A.M., did not eat dinner, trial was in the afternoon...just there mixing up with other people who were there. Went part way with Lloyd and old man Ramsey. Bill at the trial commenced on Jimmie about abusing his first wife.

TESTIMONY of Ben Hensley: Bill Hensley is my father.

TESTIMONY of Mack Meadows: Not at the fight, was at Ramseys the night after.

TESTIMONY of Frank Haney: Was at the fight.

TESTIMONY of Bias Haney: Was at the fight. They fought like dogs in the kitchen...so many in the house and yard couldn't tell one from the other.

TESTIMONY of Dillard Whitson: Was at fight, went out kitchen door with Cab Anderson's wife when first started.

TESTIMONY of Fred Birdwell: Was at fight, didn't see much.

TESTIMONY of Grant Lane: Was at the fight, knows Hensleys and Ramseys. Was drinking some time after the fight with Jimmie Ramsey who showed him a Barlow knife and said "This is the knife that went through the fight". Traded knives with him, for a two-bladed knife worth about 50 Cents.

TESTIMONY of Ben Ransom: Was at the fight. I am a nephew of Bill Hensley.

TESTIMONY of H. T. Ransom: Was at the fight.

TESTIMONY of Noah Hensley: I am a son of Bill Hensley. Old man Ramsey cut me and Papa...got old man Ramsey back on the bed until he was lying down, and I hit him. Had a pistol that day, didn't fire it. I may have taken a drink or two that day. Didn't see any whiskey there until the fight was over and David Loftis gave me a drink. I just happen to have a pistol that day. The Sunday before Jimmie had been inquiring for me and Sy...went there to protect myself and my people.

TESTIMONY of F. M. Loftis: Was at trial, did not see any of the fight in house, stayed in house until it was over.

TESTIMONY of Teek Hensley: I am a son of Bill Hensley.

TESTIMONY of Mrs. Christine Hensley: I am the wife of Bill Hensley. I was on the bed beside Bill when the trial was going on. I saw Jimmie throw an axe at Ben Hensley in the yard...did not see any cutting going on in the big room.

TESTIMONY of Bettie Chaffin: I am a daughter of Bill Hensley. I was at Jim's [Ramsey] when Pa was accused of having a pistol. Pa said to Jimmie "You have troubled one of my girls to death and now you have commenced to trouble another one to death". Pa called for Media, and I came out...he said "I heard you killed yourself today". It was dark. I answered I wasn't Media, to go home, no one was hurt. Pa waited for me at Bullington's and I went home with him.

TESTIMONY of Lloyd Ramsey: Was at the trial, was not a witness. Got pistol at trial from his wife. I am age 49, never indicted before...one time me and Wade Ransom were drinking and passed Mrs. Mabberry's and Wade took a hen off her fence and carried her to my house and my wife cooked her and we ate her. Me and Willie had a fight over a wildcat still once...don't know which of us in the wrong. Have a 32 S & W pistol.

TESTIMONY of Jesse Ramsey: Age 25, was a prosecutor of William Hensley's for having a gun at Jimmie's.

TESTIMONY of Jimmie Ramsey: I am a son in law of Bill Hensley, having married two of his daughters. My father and Lloyd Ramsey had some feeling toward Mr. Hensley. I have been publicly drunk a number of times, indicted once.

TESTIMONY of Bill Kinnard: Lived 10th District ten years. Sy Hensley was my closest neighbor, lives near my spring. We are no kin. Sy was drinking before the trial.

TESTIMONY of Albert Ballard: No kin to Ramsey except Jesse married my cousin. Didn't see fight, room crowded, couldn't get in.

TESTIMONY of Will Ramsey: I am a brother to defendants, was at the trial.

TESTIMONY of Race Jackson: Live 9th District, at the trial on the front porch. No kin.

TESTIMONY of George Brindly: At trial, in back of witness chair. No relation. Ramseys of good character.

TESTIMONY of Andy Payne: Was at fight, know the three defendants and other Ramseys. No relation.

TESTIMONY of Frank Haney: Was at trial, Bill Hensley is my uncle.

TESTIMONY of Jesse Woolbright: Fixed pistol for John T. Hensley, think he got it back the day of the fight, 28 caliber, cannot i.d.

TESTIMONY of Dow Loftis: Been away from this country from some time. At trial, no relation.

TESTIMONY of Wiley Bean: At fight, no relation.

TESTIMONY of Esq. Ben Chaffin: Live 9th District, have been J. P. of Jackson County. Went off with Ben Hensley. Ben said Jimmie had called him "Butch Allen" [an apparent slur]. I am a brother in law to Sy Hensley.

TESTIMONY of Morgan Meadows: Talked with Sy Hensley after the fight. No kin, not at fight.

TESTIMONY of Hillman Anderson: Ditto testimony of Morgan Meadows.

TESTIMONY of Marlin Robinson: I am a son of Isaac Robinson. Was at fight.

TESTIMONY of George Ramsey: I am a son of Jim Ramsey, was [scheduled as] a witness, put under rule [outside during testimony]. My grandfather is Bill Hensley.

TESTIMONY of Marvin Ramsey: I am a brother to defendants.

TESTIMONY of Norman Chaffin: I am a son of Ben Chaffin; not at fight, got there just as it was over.

TESTIMONY of America Ramsey: I am the wife of Lloyd Ramsey.

TESTIMONY of Bill Martin: Was at the trouble. I am a brother in law to Willie Ramsey.

TESTIMONY of Vina Ramsey: I am a daughter of Jimmie Ramsey. My grandfather is Bill Hensley, uncle was Sy Hensley.

TESTIMONY of Peter Mayberry: Noah Hensley jokingly asked me before the trial if I would make bond for him.

TESTIMONY of Jesse Young: Was at Jim Ramsey's night Bill Hensley there, didn't have pistol. Was at the fight.

MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL [denied]: Lloyd Ramsey stated that James Chaffin, one of the jurors, was related to the deceased never occurred to him. Lloyd [his X mark] Ramsey

AFFIDAVIT: Jimmie Ramsey did not know until after the trial that James Chaffin was related to the wife of deceased Sy Hensley.

AFFIDAVIT: J. M. Chaffin sworn, states he is first cousin to the wife of Sy Hensley. No relation to Bill Hensley. Was not asked this question on voir dire, stated he was in favor of a lower degree of punishment than the one fixed by other jurors.

MOTION TO POSTPONE dated 2 November 1909, stated Defendants Loyd Ramsey, Jesse Ramsey and Will Ramsey are sons of James Ramsey, Sr.

DEPOSITIONS TO BE GIVEN of James Ramsey Sr. and Nancy Ramsey [Nancy Ramsey's deposition not filmed.

DEPOSITION of James Ramsey, age 85. Loyd, James Jr., Willie, Marvin and Jesse Ramsey are my sons.

Question: Do you know Wm Hensley and his sons John T. Teek, Ben, and Noah Hensley and did you know his son Si in his lifetime? [Answered affirmative].

During testimony, James Ramsey Sr. stated he was moving a little slow. Asked why he was going slow, he replied "I couldn't go fast". Stated that he had an old knife with about a 1 1/2" blade. Dated 3 May 1910

James [his X mark] Ramsey

MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL [denied]: Reason given was statement by D. B. Johnson, attorney for prosecutor, "Gentlemen of the jury, you can see what kind of man Jimmy Ramsey is...shot his own boy's arm off with a gun"...no record of that in evidence...statement objected to at that time.

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs MARICA RAMSEY: Charge of carrying a pistol, 20 February 1909. [Signed] S. D. Hensley


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1905

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
ELIZA RAY

[No testimony was microfilmed, although there were three trials, the last being an appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Testimony which may have given relationships may not have been returned to the lower court, or may have disappeared before filming - mlj].

LIST OF DEFENSE WITNESSES: Morrison Ray, Dr. C. E. Reeves, Henry Hall, Frank Bailey, Franklin Spivey, Landon Hall, Dee Strode, Dock Crowder, Belle Crowder, Laurenda Crowder, Simp Hall, S. B. Fowler, Ada Hall, Sallie Ray, Maggie Hall, Sarah Hawkins, Roxie Spivey, Emma (Savage) Coffelt, Minnie Bailey, Bedford Hall, Bill Spivey, Addie Spivey, Beb Ray, Verda Hall, Call Hall, Bedford Bailey, W. I. Kittrell, J. A. Williams, L. Washburn, M. L. Gore, George Flynn, Susan Crowder, Cal Spivey, H. P. Spivey, George Hix, Aboo Hall, Henry Bailey, Manda Bailey.

LIST OF WITNESSES FOR STATE: Ada Hall, Grover Brown, U. [or H.] M. Hall, Maggie Hall, Perry Crowder, Ruthia Crowder, Sallie Rogers, Wm Hancock, Mattie Hancock, Carrie Hancock, Eddit Hancock, J. D. Quarles, Dr. Harry Lee, Wilse Head, Emma Coffelt, Calvin Hall, Ida Mercer, Sy Smith, Whitson Smith, George Gentry, Ben Stewart, G. L. Ray, Beb Ray, Ben Hix, Lee Mercer, Bedford Hall, O. D. Hall, Jim Hall, Bill Oberry, Jim Hawkins, Sallie Hall, J. N. McCoin, W. I. Kittrell, Sissie Spivey, Sarah Hawkins, Mattie Moore, Morrison Ray.

AFFIDAVIT of A. L. Flynn: Eliza Ray on 10 October 1905 did willfully, maliciously... premeditatedly and with malice aforethought kill and murder...1st degree one Nannie Ray. Dated 17 October 1905.

[Signed] A. L. Flynn

DEPOSITION of I. B. Mercer for Defendant: Taken at residence of Osco Moore, 8th District, 25 June 1906. States she is the wife of G. C. Mercer, lives 8th District, Jackson County. Visited Nannie Ray the day before she died. Nannie said her head was swimming when she tried to get up; that they wouldn't let her get up without help.

[Signed] I. B. Mercer

DEPOSITION of Mattie Moore: Taken at residence of Osco Moore. Age 26, last December lived 8th District, know Eliza Ray and her son Morrison Ray, knew Nannie Ray. Nannie got hurt the first time a day or two after she married Morrison Ray. She visited Nannie, "Eliza was kind to Nannie when I was there". Was tolerably weak, tried to get up and had to grab a box to keep from falling. This was five or six days before she died. Remembered her sister D. Strode came to visit her, did not remember other sisters coming to see her. Nannie's sister Lizzie is the wife of A. L. Flynn. Eliza Ray said tear up Morrison's new shirt to make bandages. Roxie Spivey; and Jonas Spivey's wife Laurinda; Sallie Rogers, Maggie Hall; Belle and Loucinda Crowder helped lay her out after she died. Ada Spivey is Bill Spivey's wife. Eliza Ray said use her nice new quilt to lay her out on. Belle Crowder said Eliza did not want her son to marry anyone, that she was constraining enough on him.

[Signed] Mattie Moore

INSTRUCTIONS TO JURY: Indicated Nannie Ray first fell when she was in the attic, when passing down a wooden box to her mother-in-law Eliza Ray. She slipped, fell 8 1/2 feet through the opening, fractured skull. Three weeks was injured a second time while trying to get out of bed, hit her head in about the same place on the sharp corner of a trunk. No sign of struggle, clothing not disarrayed. [Dr. Fowler's testimony is missing. He apparently treated her both times, and from reading the attorney's appeal, Dr. Fowler had some questions as to whether one or both falls were entirely accidental].

AFFIDAVIT: Deft was asked by State if she did not destroy or kill an infant in Overton County before her removal to this county, hence the importance of the testimony of the Overton County Witnessess. Affiant has just learned that Millie Wist who lives in Overton Co was present at the birth of the infant, and will testify as to what happened, and to Eliza Ray's character. Dated 6 March 1907.

[Signed] M. S. Ray

TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT TRIAL: Indicated she had been adjudged not guilty of 1st Degree Murder, found guilty of lesser charge [not specified, but Judge Gardenhire said Murder 2 would carry a sentence of 10-20 years in state prison]. Sentenced to five years in state penitentiary, which was appealed to Tennessee Supreme Court, verdict upheld.

ARGUMENTS FOR APPEAL: Two of the witnesses in the first trial admitted they thought she was guilty before the trial began, but were not struck from jury although defense objected. Also that Dr. Fowler, who attended Nannie after her first fall was not an expert witness; his testimony indicated multiple wounds or blows. Defense stated Dr. Fowler did not see the position she lay after the fall; that she could have struck her head on a rafter or joist before falling through the attic opening; on the box or a churn, both in the floor below the attic opening. Deceased had said before first fall she suffered from Nasal Catarrh, which caused vertigo.

STATEMENT OF COSTS on Letterhead printed "Dr. E. W. Mabry, Mangum, Okla":

Jan 23, 1913 To visit from Gainesboro to big bottom $8.00

Jan 27, 1913 " 8.00

Feb 20, 1913 " 8.00

Feb 27, 1913 " 8.00

May 29, 1916 " 8.00

May 30, 1916 " 8.00

June 11, 1916 " 8.00

April 6, 1917 Paid Dr. R. C. Gaw for her 4.50

April 6, 1917 Landon Hall for ?car service, etc. 10.00

Jan 18, 1917 Mailed check to her 15.00

May 13, 1917 To see her at Leo Purcell's 5.00

Paid to Leo Purcell for her 6.00

Bought one dress for her 2.95

First trip to Nashville 2 days 20.00

2nd trip to Nashville no charge

P.S. One bill she asked me to pay was $3.00 for a man bringing her to Leo Purcell's on her last trip. I believe his name was Loftis. He was never paid.

?POLL OF JURY:

The State of Tennessee vs Eliza Ray } Murder

In the case the undersigned affiants make oath in due form of law that the reason why they returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree was because it was a case of circumstantial evidence & they did not believe the facts proven were strong enough to warrant them in finding her guilt of murder in the first degree.

[Signed] Byrd Anderson, Joseph Lock, Riley Spurlock, W. H. Brown, J. P. Johnson, __bby Roberts, L. C. Durham

Subscribed and sworn to before me Mch 14, 1906 [Signed] Bedford Johnson, Clk.

APPEARANCE BOND TO STATE OF TENNESSEE: Sum of $7500.00.

[Signed] Liza Ray, Principal.

[Signed] M. S. Ray, Marion Harris, B. S. Hall, Perry Crowder, J. B. Hall, G. L. Ray, O. L. Hall, J. G. [his X mark] Hall, J. A. Brown, R. W. Allen, Security.

18 November, 1905, Morrison Ray swears he witnessed signatures.

[Signed] M. S. Ray

T. B. LANKFORD, GUARDIAN OF ELIZA RAY, INSANE - FINAL SETTLEMENT

I, G. Lee McGlasson, Clerk of the County court of Jackson County, Tennessee, have on this the 21st day of November 1919 at office in Gainesboro, Tennessee, proceeded to make final settlement with T. B. Lankford as Guardian of Eliza Ray, Insane, and to State an Account of the same, which is in the words and figures following, all the heirs of said Dec'd, having had legal notice of the time and place of the making of this settlement.

Charges

To amount of report filed, 9/20/1919 $178.55

" Interest collectd, from Dr, E.W.Maberry 65.49

" Due Bill Filed in Report 43.00

" Interest on same, collected from Dr. Mabery 19.56

" Zeb Ray Note, Given to Eliza Ray and

collected from W. Z. Ray 2.00

" Int-Collected on same to date .28

$308.88

Credits

By 1 Recipt from W.Z.Ray, date 6/28/1916, paid for Eliza Ray to Harris

& co Store acc't for said Ray $ .70

" In on same to date, .14

" 1 Receipt from Dr. E.W.Mabery, for account against Eliza Ray,which

account is properly sworn to for the 22nd day of Oct 1919 for 137.45

" 1 receipt from W. Z. Ray for Keeping and boarding Eliza Ray, date

Nov-10th, 1919, See Account 156.00

" amount allowed Guardian...services to date in winding up this estate 7.09

" [Miscellaneous Court and recording costs] 7.50 $308.88


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1881-1887

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
NIMROD REED and JOHN S. REED

[Sketchy information appears more about whether court costs were paid - mlj].

B. B. Washburn recorded judgment against Defendants for fine and costs. Following remain unpaid: Jeson [?Jesse] Lawson $14, B. A. Smith $14, J. M. Smith $24.80, R. C. Loftis $14, William Speakman $14, D. R. Buchanan $17 and A. L. Wheeler $10.

DEPOSITION: William Brown, age 33, Office of Circuit Clerk. Recovered judgment against Defendants for $50, think Sept 1871. Think costs $80.50 or $81.50. Witnesses were D. R. Buchanan, James M. Smith, B. S. Patton, G. C. Gorden. Defendants witnesses John T. Smith, Sam Johnson and David Johnson. 13 December 1873.

[Signed] William Brown

DEPOSITION: James M. Smith age 37, was witness State of Tennessee vs Nimrod and John S. Reed [various unpaid costs listed]. 12 January 1874.

[Signed] James M. Smith

[Following may have been filed/filmed out of order, mixed in with Reed case[s] - mlj]

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
WILLIAM E. JONES

DEPOSITION B. of J. Smith: The first I saw they was talking. Jones caught T. B. Upchurch by the arm and pushed him back and then T. B. Upchurch caught Jones by the arm, then Mr. Jones raised his right arm with a knife in his hand but not open. Upchurch caught Jones by rist [sic] and held him Upchurch said put up that knife. About that time deputy sheriff Brown came out and parted them. Mr. Jones said to Upchurch come out here and I'll settle it with you. Mr. Jones turned and walked out. March 16, 1887 or 1887. [Signed] B. J. Smith

ASSAULT & BATTERY: 1 January 1887 Nimrod Reed beat Andy Speakman with a stick. Charges filed 7 July 1887.

 

STATE OF TENNESSEE }

vs } Assault to Kill

JOHN S. REED & NIMROD REED }

[DEPOSITIONS listed as taken, but all not on file/filmed]: 18 May 1875 of witnesses H. H. Loftis, B. A. [or H.] Smith, J. M. Smith, R. C. Loftis, William Speakman, David R. Buchanan, A. L. Wheeler.

DEPOSITION of H. H. Loftis: Johnson & Loftis purchased a claim from Jessee Lawson in the case of State of Tennessee vs John S. and Nimrod Reed. I am H. H. Reed of the firm of Johnson & Loftis.

[Signed] H. H. Loftis

DEPOSITION of B. H. Smith: Age 63, was witness State vs Reeds.

DEPOSITION of J. M. Smith: Age 38, was witness State vs Reeds.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1881

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
MARLIN REESE

Defendant asks the court in charge to jury that they be made aware of any threat or threats Bob Haile made on the day he was killed, "that he was going to whip somebody or get whipped".

AUTHORIZATION: Smith Co., Tennessee, we H. R. Williams, W. L. Kemp Jr., Jas B. Hogg appoint A. E. Garrett of Smith Co. our attorney to sign our name to appearance bond of Marlin Y. Reese before the judge of Jackson Co, TN. 13 September 1881.

MURDER INDICTMENT: Marlin Reese on 1 Aug 1881 shot Bob Haile, col., with pistol in head, breast and body. Indicted 1st Degree Murder.

REQUEST TO CONTINUE: Cannot go safely to trial without testimony of Jarane Thomas and Maja Roobles who can prove deceased had large knife in his hand, drawn in a striking attitude. Subpoena of Jarane Thomas directed to Sheriff of Smith Co, where Thomas lives.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE ?CIRCUIT COURT 1885

CONTINUANCE REQUESTED: Cannot go safely to trial without testimony of witnesses David Allen, Francis Allen, Rufus Allen Jr. David and Francis Allen reside in Kentucky and resided there ever since last term. Dated 24 Sept 1885.

INQUISITION: 11 and 12 April 1885, Inquisition held at the house of Elijah Jones, body of Elijah Jones here lying dead. Coroner being absent, jurors L. S. Meadows, M. D. Haile, Pink Gipson, B. F. Jones, J. E. Gailbreath, J. R. Gailbreath, L. R. Darwin. A. Cornwell, J.P.

BOND: C. E. Reeves, principal. R. A. Cox, Clay Reeves, Nathan M. Cox, William J. Reeves, Surety ; $1000 to State of TN. 21 March 1885.

GRAND JURY INDICTMENT, 2nd Degree Murder: That on 15 March 1885, C. E. Reeves shot Elijah Jones [No testimony or depositions in file/filed].


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1893

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
RICHIE, FATE

Inquisition held at Gainesboro, Tennessee 3, 4 & 6 December 1892. W. W. Draper, Deputy Corner. William Stephens come to death on night of December 21 [Note: Dates as written; either date of death or dates of Inquisition probably incorrect - mlj]. Gun or pistol shot wounds and blows on head with club. Jurors at Inquisition: J. T. West, B. F. Birdwell, H. H. Cason, T. Y. [or G.] Settle, R. J. Dudney, Wm York, W. H. Settle. Conclusion was that it was a felonious death caused by Fate Richie, circumstantial evidence.

WARRANT: Before the undersigned Wm B. Stafford and Geo A. Dudney, J.P.

On 2 Aug 1890, Gus Roberts, George Roberts and Lonzo Cullom did kill and murder John Anderson in the 1st Degree and that Lafayette Richey and James Martin alias Jim Lapsley were there and present and did abet and encourage the principal offenders.

[Both signed] Dated 4 August 1890

DEPOSITION of Mounce Bullington: Was at the picnic, think I saw defendant when we went there, about 30 minutes before the killing. Fate was around with the other negroes. I was hit twice. Don't know who did it.

DEPOSITION of Vance Anderson: Am the brother of deceased John Anderson. Was a fight at the picnic between blacks and whites. Don Pharris (col.) fiddler on platform. Fate Ritchie went to put his mule in the barn, was not involved.

1 December 1892, Fate Ritchie indicted for murder of William Stephens.

REQUEST FOR CONTINUANCE: Lafayette Ritchie cannot go safely to trial without witnesses Mollie Brooks and Lena Brooks. 14 March, 1893.

[Signed] L. F. Richey

Lafayette Ritchie (col.) and James Martin (col.) charged with aiding and abetting murder of John Anderson. Case against James Martin dismissed 6 August 1890.

Case against Lafayette Ritchie continued to 9 August 1890, not sufficient evidence, case dismissed.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1897

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs

ROGERS, JONATHAN

SYNOPSIS: Jonathan Rogers and B. E. alias Soney Medders [Sonny Meadows] were accused of killing Joe Woodall. The widow on behalf of herself and their infant child [name not given] brought suit against Jonathan Rogers for $10,000 damages.

COMPLAINT: Defendant John H. Stafford, Attorney at Law, unlawfully hired, procured...enticed Luanna Woodall to bring charges against W. A. Crawford for perjury.

Jonathan Rogers, Defendant, accused of killing Joe Woodall...Henry Norton was the only witness against Rogers that would hurt him. W. A. Crawford said he didn't know where Rogers was hiding. Dated 21 September 1901

[Signed] Murray & Sons and S. M. Tinsley, Solicitor for Complainant

COMPLAINT: Defendant W. W. Draper [Same as Complaint against John H. Stafford]

COMPLAINT: Louanna Woodall, widow of Joseph Woodall, deceased on behalf of her self and minor infant now living with Plaintiff sues Jonathan Rodgers for $10,000. On 25 December 1896 at or near the church or school house in White's Bend, Jackson County, Tennessee, Jonathan Rogers did shoot, wound and kill Joseph Woodall. [Unclear, but child's name could have been Jonah Woodall].

NOTICE OF SALE: To J. H. and J. W. Stafford, following property will be sold on 3 July 1908 to the highest bidder:

1. Reversionary interest in land on Doe Creek where he [J. H. Stafford] now lives, 1st District, bounded by land of Dan Poston, W. E. Smith, W. C. Reed & others.

2. Undivided interest of J. H. and J. W. Stafford, town lot on southwest corner of the square in Gainesboro.

3. Reversionary interest of J. W. Stafford where he now lives in the 1st District bounded by Hyram Pharris known as the Buckeye Spring tract, bounded by Woody Denison, James Rush and others.

PLEA: Jonathan Rogers states not guilty by reason of self defence.

AFFIDAVIT of John Woodall: Makes oath that on the night of December 25, 1896 murder committed on body of Joe Woodall by Jonithan Rogers and Sonny Meadows.

[Signed] John Woodall, 30 December 1896

WARRANT issued same date for Jonathan Rogers and B. E. "Sonny" Meadows.

State of Tennessee vs B. E. alias Sonny Medders. After hearing evidence, defendant not guilty of Murder 1st, but of manslaughter. Bond of $2,000 required for self and securities, to appear first Monday in March 1897.

SUMMONS: Claud Mundy and Simon Robberts to personally appear...Monday 18 Jany 1897 to give evidence on behalf of the State...Jonathan Rogger and B. E. alis Soney Medders is defendants. Herein fail not. 15 January 1897.

[Signed] N. B. Young, J.P.

[NOTE: Next part of this case appears to be filmed out of order, after miscellaneous cases and Jurors' list which follow - mlj]

 

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs JONATHAN ROGERS

SUMMONS: Martin Jones, Frank Norton, Whit Forcum, James Forcum, Marion Johnson, Cowan Darwin, John Denson, Henry Matthews, Andrew Jones, J. D. Reeves. January 1, 1897.

SUMMONS: James Woodall, James Brown (Big Jim) and Frank Richmond. January 6, 1897.

SUMMONS: James Howard Brown. January 18, 1897.

SUMMONS: B. U. [or H.] Porter, Luana Woodall, Bettie Porter and Stanton Keith. January 20, 1897.

TO SHERIFF OF JACKSON CO, TN: W. W. Draper, attorney for Plaintiff says James Woodall knows facts, issued subpoena, trying to evade service and will leave state and abscond and hide to avoid testifying...arrest and hold as material witness.

[Signed] N. B. Young, J. P.

SUMMONS: Henry Norton and Jonathan Rogers.

POWER OF ATTORNEY: We appoint G. B. Murray to sign our names as security...appearance bond of Jonathan Rogers. 18 January 1897.

[Signed] W. M. Gailbreath, R. F. Rogers, W. H. Whitcher

INDICTMENT: Murder in 2nd Degree by Jonathan Rogers on 25 December 1896 against Joe Woodall. [Signed] M. G. Butler, Attorney General

CRAWFORD vs DRAPER [Charge of Perjury]: W. W. Draper said W. A. Crawford knew where Jonathan Rogers was hiding out. Louanna Woodall charged Crawford with perjury, Crawford acquitted. Crawford sued Draper & Stafford, Attorneys at Law.


[NEW CASES] MISCELLANEOUS, JACKSON CO, TN - Retyped verbatim

[Speculation, but may have been a result of State auditing Jackson Co records, as most are matters that would not involve State. Retyped here as originally typewritten - mlj]

Supplemental Account of H J Lynch, Sheriff Against Jackson for jail fees, as follows:

Bedford Carter, on a charge of assault intent to commit murder.

Received in jail Sept, 3, 1906, Releaced on the Sept day of 14 190_

Commitment and release - 50.

____________________

Stant, Hufhinds, on a charge of Tippling.

Received in jail, Sept 3, 1906; Released on Sept day of 6 1906

Commitment, and release - 50.

_____________________

Lon Cullum, Col. on a charge of C P

Commited to jail, Sept 20, 1906, Released Sept 25, 1906

Commitment, and release - 50.

_____________________

Lon, Cullum, Col. on a charge of C,P,

Commited to jail Nov 7 1906;Released on the 10, Nov, 1906

Commitment and release - 50.

____________________

Dave Frizzell, on a charge of Murder, [this one maybe marked through]

Commited on, Sept, 25, 1906; Released on Sept, 27, 1906,

Commitment, and Release, - 50.

______________________

Walter Keith, on a charge of Larceny. [maybe marked through]

Commited to jail, Oct, 10, 1906; Released Nov, 9, 1906

Commitment, and release, - 50.

_____________________

Woody Biggs, on a, charge of C, P,

Commited to jail Oct, 11, 1906; Released on Oct 13, 1906.

Commitment, and Release, - 50.

_____________________

Noah Vannoy, on a charge of Gaiming.

Commited on Nov, 7, 1906; Released on Dec, 19, 1906.

Commitment, and release, - 50.

____________________

Charly Scott, on a charge on P, D,

Commited to jail, Dec 4, 1906, Released on Jany, 7 1907.

Commitment and release, - [Dark; can't read]

____________________

Bedford Carter, on a charge on an assault with intent to commit murder [?Marked thru]

Commited to jail, Dec, 4, 1906; relesaed Jany, 7, 1907.

Comitmentm and release, - [50. marked thru]

____________________

Jonnie Coffee, on a charge of ,P,D,

Comited to jail Dec, 10, 1906; Released Dec, 11, 1906.

Commitment, and release - 50.

_____________________

Brant Harris, on a charge of P, D,

Commited on Dec, 27, 1906; Released, Jay, 7, 1907.

Commitment, and release - 50.

____________________

Charly, Scott, given up, on bond, A & B.

Commited on Jany 4, 1907, released, Jany, 7, 1907.

Commitment, and release - 50.

_____________________

Susan. Goolsby. on a charge of keeping a Baudy-house,

Commited to jail Feby, 3, 1907. Released, Feby 11., 1907.

Commitmentm and release, - 50.

_____________________

Etta, Goolsby. on a charge of Ludness

Commited to jail, Feby, 3, 1907. Released, March 6. 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

____________________

Jessey Masters, on a charge of ,C,P,

Commited to jail, March 5, 1907., released Mach 5, 1907,

Commitment and release. - 50.

____________________

Tom, Carmack, on a charge of tippling

Commited to jail, March, 5, 1907. Released, July 1, 1907.

Commitment, and release, - 50.

_____________________

Charly Reece, on a charge of P.D.

Commited, to jail, March 5, 1907. Released March 30. 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

_____________________

Jacob, Crabtree, on a charge of keeping Baudy house.

Commited March 5, 1907. Released Marh 6 1907.

Commitment, and release - 50.

____________________

W.P. Bilberry, on a charge of Tippling.

Commited to, jail, March, 5, 1907, Released April. 1, 1907.

Commitment and release - 50.

____________________

Hugh Auston, on a charge of C, P.

Commited March 6, 1907. released. March 18, 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

____________________

Jonnie Coffee, on a charge of P, D.

Commited March 7, 1907, released March 25, 1907.

Commitment and release. - 50.

____________________

Charley Scott, on a charge of P. D.

Commited March 7, 1907, released, March 25, 1907

Commitment, and release. - 50.

____________________

Sell. Jackson, on a charge of Tippling.

Commited March 7, 1907. released, June 3, 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

_____________________

Hyram, Scott, on a charge of contempt.

Commited March 8, 1907.released, March 23, 2907.

Commitment and release, 50.

____________________

Lex, Garrison, On, a charge of contempt.

Commited March,9, 1907,released March 23, 1907.

Commitment, and release, - 50.

_____________________

Bill, Reece. on a charge of keeping Baudy-house.

Commited, March 13, 1907, released, March 14, 1907.

Commitment, and release. - 50.

____________________

Jim, Stewart,on a charge of P,D.

Commited to jail on March 14, 1907. released. March 16, 1907.

Commitment, and release, - 50.

____________________

Clarance, Crabtree, Col. on a charge of,Tippling.

Commited to jail, march 21, 1907.released. March 23, 1907.

Commitment, and release, - 50.

_____________________

Charley Scott, Given up on bond. A & B

Commited to jail APril. 2, 1907,released, APril. 9. 1907

Commitmentm and release, - 50.

______________________

Dow, Stafford, On a charge of Murcer [Marked through]

Commited May, 9. 1907. released, May, 15, 1907.

Commitment and release.- [50. marked thru]

____________________

Will, Stafford, on a charge of murder [Marked through]

Commited May, 3, 1907. released, May, 15, 1907.

Commitment and release, - [50. marked thru]

____________________

Henry Stafford, on a charge of Larceny. [Marked through]

Commited, May, 10, 1907. released, July 4, 1907.

Commitment, and release, - [50. marked thru]

_____________________

Jim, Keith, on a charge of Larceny, [Marked through]

Commited to jail May, 10 1907. released, May, 18, 1907.

Commitment and release, - [50. marked thru]

____________________

Fowler Stafford, murder

Commited May 11, 1907, released May 15, 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

____________________

Martin Dodson on a charge of Rape

Commited to jail May 11, 1907, released May 11 1907.

Commit [marked through] and release, - [50. marked thru]

___________________________

Harley Allen, on a charge of P, D,

Commited to jail, May 13, 1907.released, July 1, 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

____________________

Monroe, Germon on a charge of attempt to murder [maybe marked through]

Commited to jail May, 17, 1907. releasaed.May, 20 1907

Commitment, and relesae, - [?50. marked thru]

____________________

Henry Dodson, on a charge of Rape.

Commited to jail May 17, 1907, released, May 20, 1907.

Commitment, and release, - 50.

_____________________

Will. Richardson, on a charge of Contempt.

Commited, to jail, June, 27, 1907. released, July 16, 1907.

Commitment, and relesae, - 50.

_____________________

Bill, Manier, on a charge of unlawful cohabitation

Commited, to jail, July 1, 1907, released, July 1, 1907.

Commitment, and release.- 50.

_____________________

Jim, Hardcastle, on a charge of contempt of court,

Commited to jail July 1 1907, released, July, 3, 1907.

Commitmentm and release, - 50.

______________________

Tom, Carmack . on a charge of Tippling.

Commited to jail July, 1 1907.relesaed, Dec, 10,,,1907.

Commitment, and release. - 50.

_____________________

Jonnie, Coffee, on a charge of P,D,.

Commited, to jail,July 2, 1907, released ?Jul or Dec [typed over] 2? 1907.

Commitmentm and relesaed, - 50.

______________________

Charley Scott, on a charge of P,D.

Commited, July, 2, 1907,relesaed, August 3, 1907.

Commitmentmand release, - 50.

____________________

Henry, Stafford, on a charge of Taking Horse for [can't read two words]

Commited, to jail July 3, 1907. released, on July 3, 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

["returned to" marked through] jail and commited, August 12, 1907.released Feby, 5, 1908, Commitment and relesae, 50.

_________________________

July Reece, on a charge of unlawfull cohabitation.

Commited to jail July 2, 1907. released, July, 9, 1907.

Commitment, and relesae, - 50.

_____________________

Harley Allen, on a charge of P,D.

Commited, to jail July 1, 1907, released, Dec, 8, 1907.

Commitment, and relesae, - 50.

_____________________

Date, Moss, on a charge of tippling,

Commited to jail July 7, 1907., released, Dec, 24, 1907.

Commitment and release. - 50.

_____________________

Sam, Beechboard, on a charge of C.P,

Commited to jail July 7, 1907. released, Sept 11, 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

____________________

Alvin, Pain, on a charge of unlawfull cohabitation.

Commited, to jail, July, 10.1907, released, JUly, 10. 1907.

Commitment, and release, - 50.

_____________________

Dow, Stafford, on a charge of tippling.

Commited, to jail, July, 10 1907.released, July 10, 1907.

Commitment, and release, - 50.

_____________________

Clarance, Crabtree, on a charge of tippling,

Commited, to jail, July 10, 1907.released, Sept 7, 1907.

Commitment and release, - 50.

_____________________

Hyram, Scott, on a charge of Rape

Commited to jail July 11, 1907, released Nov 9, 1907

Commitment and release - 50.

____________________

Monroe, Germon Attempt to murder A & B

Commited, to jail, July 12, 1907, released, July, 12,1907.

Commitment, and release. - 50.

_____________________

Ed, Copland, on a charge of Disturbing Public worship

Commited to jail July 14, 1907, relesaed, July, 15, 1907.

Commitment, and release. - 50.

_____________________

Monroe, Germon, on a charge of failing to provide for wife

Commited to jail July 10, 1907. released Augast 27, 1907

Commitment and release, - 50.

____________________

Ed, Franlin, on a charge of P,D,

Commited to jaul August 21, 1907, released, August 26, 1907

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bedford, Darwin, on a charge, of Larceny, [Marked through]

Commited, to jail, August 1 1907, released, Nov, 11, 1907

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

Charley Campbel, on a charge od Larceny. [Marked through]

Commited, to jail, Nov, 10 1907. released, Feby, 27, 1908

Commitment, and release 50. Marked through]

_____________________

John Agie, on a charge of P, D,.

Commited, to jail, Nov, 4, 1907.released. Dec, 2, 1907

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Joe, Smith, on a charge of P,D.

Commited, to jail, Nov, 10, 1907. released. Dec, 10, 1907

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Monroe, Germon, on a charge of Leudness

Commited, to jail Nov, 12, 1907. released Dec 12, 1907.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Date, Richardson, on a charge of tippling.

Commited, to jail, Nov 26, 1907. released, Nov, 30, 1907.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bedford, Hardy. COL. on a charge of C. P.

Commited to jail, Dec, 18, 1907. released, Jany, 6, 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Jim, Warren, on a charge of C,P.

Commited, to jail, Jany, 3 1908. released. Mach 12 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Willie Lant, on a charge of Larceny. [Marked through]

Commited, to jail, Jany, 6, 1908.released, March,22,1908

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

John Keithly, on a charge of tippling,

Commited, Dec 26, 1908, released, Dec, 26, 1906 [sic; probably typo]

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Elex. Carmack. on a charge of P,D,

Commited, Feby, 19 1908. released. March 3, 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Mack Hadley. on a charge of P,D.

Commited, March 2 1908.released, April, 3 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Hyram Scott, on a charge of Rape. [Marked through]

commited, to jail, March 2, 1908, released. March 22, 1908.

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

Frank Richardson, on a charge of P,D,

Commited, to jail, March 2, 1908, released March 28, 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

R. B. Stafford, on a charge of Tippling

Commited to jail March 3, 1908. released April 1, 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Howard, Dixon on a charge of Keeping Bawdy house

Committed to jail March, 8, 1908 released February 11, 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Hugh, Auston, on a charge of C.P,

Commited, March 9, 1908, released. April, 2 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

W. N. Jones, on a charge of murder. [Marked through]

Commited, to jail march, 6, 1908, released. March 12, 1908.

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

Venie, Jones, on a charge of murder, [Marked through]

Commited, to jail March 6, 1908. released. March 11, 1908

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

Harley Allen, on a charge of Contempt.

Commited, to jail March 10. 1908, released. March 12 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Henry Dodson, on a charge of Rape. [Marked through]

Commited, to jail, March 12 1908.released. March 28, 1908.

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

Jim, Hunt on a charge of P,D.

Commited, to jail June, 22 1908. released, June 23, 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Alax, Carmack. on a charge of P,D.

Commited, to jail, July, 7, 1908. released. August 6, 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bob, Richardson, on a, charge of P,D.

Comited to jail July, 7, 1908.released. August, 2, 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Dow, Stafford, on acharge of tippling,

Commited, to jail July 7 1908.released. Sept 5 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Fowler, Stafford. on a charge of Purjury, [Marked through]

Commited, to, jail July, 8 1908 . released, July. 19, 1908.

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

Jonie Coffee, on a charge of, P.D.

Commited, to jail, July 9, 1908.released., August 3, 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Daton, Richardson, on a charge of tippling,

Commited, to jaul July, 9 1908.released, August, 10 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Frank. Scott, on a charge of P,D.

Commited, to jail, Oct, 28, 1908. released. Oct, 28, 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Ben, Likims, on a charge of tippling.

Commited, to jail Nov, 2, 1908.released. Jany, 4 ,1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Sam, Warren, on a charge of tippling,

Commited, to jail Nov, 4 1908.released. Jany, 4, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

L,G Davis, on a charge of Ludness [Lewdness]

Commited, to jail Nov, 5, 1908. released, Jany 4, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Tom, Carmack, on a charge of Tipling

Commited, to jaul Nov, 7, 1908, released. Dec, 4, 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Henry McGee, on a charge of contempt.

Commited, to jail Nov 6 1908, released, Nov 7, 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Tom, Moss, on a charge of contempt.

Committed, to jail Nov , 12 1908, released, Nov, 22, 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Cambel, Stasy, on a charge of Ludness,

Commited, to jail Nov, 12 1908,released,Nov, 22, 1908

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Andy Gee, Col. on a charge of tippling.

Commited,Nov, 6, 1908.released, Dec, 5, 1908.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Obediah, Hudson on a charge of [blank] [Marked through]

Commited, to jail.Nov, 10 1908.released. Nov, 30, 1908

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

S,J,Robins, on a charge of P,D.

commited, to jail, Dec, 30, 1908. released, Jany, 4, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

John, wesly,Stafford, on a charge of tippling,

Commited, to jail, Nov, 10 1908, released.Jany, 4, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Jame, Warren, on a charge of C.P.

Commited to jail, Jany, 2 1909. released, Jany, 2, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

John, Keithly, on a charge of P,D,

Commited, to jail, Jany, 15, 1908, released, Jany, 16, 1908,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Tom, Speakman, on a charge of P,D.

Commited, to jail July, 12. 1907. released. July 12 1907.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Logan, Rains, on a charge of P,D.

Commited, Dec, 25 1907,released, Dec 25, 1907.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Wince, Petty. on a charge of P,D.

Commited to jail Dec, 4 1906. released, Dec, 4 1906.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Rad, Allen, on a charge of P,D,

Commited, to jail May 18 1907, released, May 19 1907.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Stone, Robins, on a charge of P.D.

Commited to jail Jany 4, 1909, released Jany 15, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Ben, Lijkns, on a charge of tippling

Committed Jan 4, 1909 released 4 of _____ 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Jim, Warren, on a charge of C.P.

Commited, to jail, Jany, 4 1909.released, April, 8, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Andy Gee, on a charge of tippling.

Comited, to jail Jany, 4 1909, released, March 4 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Sam, Warren, on a charge of tippling.

Commited, Jany, 4 1909. released, April 6, 1909,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

John Wesly Stafford, on a charge of tippling .

Commited, Jany, 4 1909. released, Feby, 10 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Tomie Moss, on a charge of contempt

Commited, Jany 4, 1909. released, April 6, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Joe, Roark, on a charge of Unlawful co hab.-

Commited, to jail Feby, 6 1909. released, April 5 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Willie Richardson, on a charge of C.P. -

Commited, to jail, Feby, 13, 1909. released, April, 5 1909,

Commitment and release. 50.

____________________

Pearl Carmack on a charge of Bawdy House

Commited, to jail March 1 1909. released, March 3, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bob, Richardson, on a charge of P.D.

Commited, to jail March 1 1909. released. APril, 5 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Larence Sadler, on a charge of P.D.

Commited, March 8, 1909, relesaed, March 8, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Tom Carmack, on a charge of Tipling

Commited, to jail March 1 1909, released, March 8, 1909,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Emit Hardcastle, on a charge of Gaming

Commited, to jail March 2 1909, released, April 5, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Will, Bent Smith, on a charge, of C.P.

Commited, March 1 1909.released. April 5, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bill, Hardcastle, on a charge of, C.P.

Commited, March 1, 1909. released, April 5, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

John, Herod, Col, on a charge of, C.P.

Commited, to jail March 1 1909, released, April, 5, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Walter. Donoho. on a charge of DP.W

Commited to jail March 1 1909, released, March 13 1909,

Commitment, and release. 50.

____________________

Brogden Boy, [written/inserted above, "Robert"] on a charge of C.P.

Commited to jail March 31, 1909, released, March 31, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Brogden, Boy [written/inserted above, "Oscar" on a charge of peace proceedings

Commited, to jail March 31, 1909, released, March 31, 1909,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Will, Bent, Smith, on a charge of Gaming

Committed to jail, April 6, 1909. released. April 20, 1809

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Willis, Richardson, on a charge, of P.D.

Commited to jail, April 5, 1909 released. May 3 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Will. Hardcastle. on a charge of P,D,

Commited, April 5, 1909, released, May 3 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Sam, Warren, on a charge of tippiling.

Commited, April 5, 1909. released, May, 25, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Ben, Likins, on a charge of tippling.

Commited, to jail, April 5, 1909, released, May 6, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Mary Roark, on a charge of Ludness,

Commited, to jail, April, 18 1909, released, April 19, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Willie, Ogletree, on a charge of C.P.

Commited to jail, May, 28, 1909.released, July 5, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Will, Dow Stafford, on a charge of Tipling,

Commited, to jail July 5 1909, released, July 7, 1909.

Commitment, and release. - 50.

_____________________

Bedford, Whitaker, on a charge of P,D,

Commited, to jail, July 5, 1909, released, July 7 1909

Commitment and release, 50.

____________________

Marsh Spurlock, on a charge on C,P,

Comited, to jail July 5, 1909, released, July, 13 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bill, Manier, on a charge of Ludness,

Commited, to jail, July 5, 1909, released, July, 12 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Logan Haney, on a charge of P,D,

Commited, to jail, July, 5, 1909, released, Oct, 4, 1909,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Monroe, Germon, on a charge of UC

Commited to jail July 5, 1909, released, July 9, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Will Ogletree, on a charge of Forfiture

Commited, to jail July, 5 1909, released, August 11, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Sam Warren, on a charge of Tipling

Commited, to jail July 5, 1909. released, Oct 4 1909,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Fannie, Moss, on a charge of Ludness,

Commited, to jail July 7, 1909, released, August, 4 1909,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Mary Roark, on a charge of Lidness [Lewdness]

Commited to jail, July, 7, 1909, released, July 22, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

James Moss, on a charge of [blank] [Marked through]

Commited, to jail, July, 12 1909, released, August 31, 1909.

Commitment, and release. [50. Marked through]

_____________________

Sam Beechboard, on a charge of C.P.

Commited to jail July 17, 1909 released July 22, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

J. W. Beasley, on a charge of P.D.

Commited to jail July 20, 1909, released August 16, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Monroe, Germon on a charge of Ludness before J.P.

Commited to jail July 26, 1909, released Oct 4, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bedford, Denson, on a charge of C.P.

Commited to jail, August, 3, 1909, released, Sept 13, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Wilburn Stasy, on a charge of Gaming

Commited to jail, August 16, 1909. released, Sept 8, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Irvin, Batnes, On a charge of C.P.

Commited, to jail, Sept 4, 1909, released Sept 4, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Frank Scott, on a charge of P.D.

Commitment to jail Sept 5, 1909, released Sept 20, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

James Holloway, on a charge of [Blank] [Marked through]

Comited to jail Sept, 17, 1909, released. Oct 4, 1909

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

S,J,Robins, on a charge of P.D.

Commited, to jail, Oct 11, 1909, released Oct 12, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Tim Young, on a charge of P.D.

Commited to jail Oct 11, 1909, released Oct 12, 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

David, Dennis, on a charge of P.D.

Commited to jail March, [blank] 1909, released, March [blank] 1909.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

S. J. Robins, on a charge of P,D,

Commited, to jail August, 5, 1909, released, August 6, 1909,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Monroe Germon, on a charge of [blank] [Marked through]

Commited to jail Oct, 4 1909, released, Oct, 11 1909

Commitment, and release [50. Marked through]

_____________________

Sam, Warren, on a charge of tippling,

Commited to jail Oct, 4, 1909, released, Oct, Nov, 13, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Logan, Haney, on a charge of P,D,

Commited, to jail, Nov 4, 1909, released, Jan, 3, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Charley, Cantrel, on a charge of P,D,

Commited, to, jail Nov 123, 1909. released, Nov 27, 1910,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Mary, Jane, Richardson, on a charge of keeping Baudy-house,

Commited, to jail Oct, 25, 1909, released, Nov 16, 1909,

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Charley Canrel [sic] on a charge of C,P,

Commited, to jail, Nov 1, 1909, released, Nov 27, 1909

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bedford, Denson, on a charge of C.P.

Commited, to jail, Nov, 1 1909. released,Jany, 5, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

James Warren, on a charge of U.C.

Commited to jail, Nov 1 1909,released, Jany, 5, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Jim, Lee, on a charge of insanity.

Commited, to jail, April, 15 1910. released, April 20, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Charley, Jones, on a charge of P.D.

Commited to jail Apr 20, 1910, released May 19, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Tom Carmack, on a charge of Tippling

Commited to jail July 4, 1910, released Sept 3, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Bedford, Denson, on a charge of [blank]

Commited to jail, July, 4, 1910.relleased, July 30, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Charley Jones, on a charge of [blank]

Commited to jail July 4, 1910, released August 9, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Robrt, Stafford, on a charge of C,P.

Commited, to jail, July 4 1910, released, July, 24, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Will Bent Smith, on a charge, of [blank]

Commited to jail, July 13 1910, released, July 30, 1910

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Rid, Davis, on a charge of [blank]

Commited to jail July 17, 1910, released July 20, 1920 [sic; year probably typo]

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

Hillman Huff, on a charge of [blank]

Commited, to jail July 29, 1910, released August 10, 1910.

Commitment, and release 50.

_____________________

 

State of Tennessee :

Jackson County :

Personally appeard before the undersigned authority, H. J. Lynch Ex, Sheriff of Jackson county and made oath in due form of law, that the services charged for in the foregoing account, was actually and necessarially rendered and the same is not charged for in any former acc of his as sheriff and is just owing due and unpaid.

[Signed] H. J. Lynch

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Jany 7, 1913

[Signed] G. Lee McGlasson, Clerk

 

LIST OF JURORS, NOVEMBER TERM, JACKSON COUNTY COURT:

[DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE A PARTICULAR CASE]

1st District: J. T. Phillips, J. W. Stamps, T. [?] Settle, A. C. Stafford

2nd District: Henry Sadler, D. W. Hufhines

3rd District: Adison Richardson, J. W. Carver

4th District: A. G. Keith, Phillip Clark, Hyram Crabtree

5th Dist: T. L. Webb, Matt Holliman, John Harris

6th Dist: A. Pharis, J. A. Swan

7th Dist: L. C. McNabb, J. B. Newman

8th Dist: J. W. Flynn, Lee Gore

9th Dist: G. W. Thomas, Jeff Hix

10th Dist: J. F. McGee, Thomas Lynn

11th Dist: J. ?M. Upchurch, A. H. Hoover, Wm Pruitt

12th Dist: T. J. Rush, J. P. Pippin, J. W. Goolby [Goolsby]

13th Dist: G. L. Ray, J. M. Wilmon

14th Dist: S. A. Smith, G. W. Burton [?] Sr

to wait on Court J. H. Lynn

to wait on Grand Jury W. W. Jackson

[Signed] W. C. Morgan, Sheriff

 


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1902

 

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
EFF SEIBER

CONTINUANCE: Cannot go safely to trial without testimony of Henry Bridgewater, Rubin Greenwood, James Bowen, Roxie Lynch, Millie Hays, Thomas Masters. Henry Bridgewater, Physician, lives Smith County; subpoena issued 4 November 1902 and mailed to Sheriff. Jeff Seiber was treated by him as a boy about age 14-15 for a disease of spine that tended to affect mind, render idiotic. Other witnesses reside Clay Co., have been subpoenaed, do not know why absent...informed Millie Hays' child was recently kicked by a mule. By these witnesses...prove unsound mind. 10 November 1902.

[Signed] Jeff Seiber

AFFIDAVIT: Ples A. Prior states on 6 April 1902, Jeff Seiber commited premeditated murder...shot and killed Joe Emberton with a shotgun; died the same day. 9 April 1902.

[Signed] P. A. Prior

BOND: We the undersigned agree to pay State of Tennessee $250 each unless we testify against Jeff Seiber.

[Signed] J. M. Morgan, L. V. Burris, J. S. Burris, J. S. Linville

GRAND JURY REPORT: July Term 1902, state on 25 April 1902, Jeff Seiber murdered Joe Emberton. [Signed] M. G. Butler, Attorney General


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CHANCERY COURT 1898

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
SIRCY, R. D. etals

NOTICE: On 10 February 1898, will at my office take accounts [testimony]...

[Signed] L. K. Smith, Special Commissioner

TESTIMONY: R. D. Sircy age 30, Constable 14 District...had unpaid taxes in my hands, got them in March 1897 for year 1896. Made three payment to Jno P. Gailbreath, Clerk & Master. One was for Six Dollars ($6.00), he added "ty", making $60.00. My father was with me. Collected money as constable for Wolford Miller a wood workman when he lived in Texas. Told him had sent registered mail. Was running short of money, wanted to hold him off.

TESTIMONY: Robert Sircy, of lawful years. Brother of R. D. Sircy. Father is K. T. Sircy.

[Signed] Robert Sircy.

TESTIMONY: Jno P. Gailbreath, Trusstee, Jackson County, Tennessee. Placed delinquent taxes into hands of R. D. Sircy for collection; $663.25 plus 2 polls @ $4.00, total $667.25. Did not alter receipt, not my writing.

TESTIMONY: M. J. Dixon for Plaintiff, know parties.

TESTIMONY: N. B. Young age 54, reside Gainesboro. 16 years postmaster, acted as J.P. nearly three terms. "ty" added to receipt not writing of Gailbreath.

TESTIMONY: T. K. Williams, age 24, bank clerk Bank of Gainesboro three years.

TESTIMONY: W. F. SADLER: Age 25, mercantile business 7 years, bookkeeper & receiving/paying teller off and on for last 4-5 years. Acted as Jackson Co, TN Revenue Commissioner past 4-5 years.

TESTIMONY: James L. Young, Constable in 1st District on May 17, 1897, know R. D. (Rich) Sircy.

TESTIMONY: H. T. Pate, know R. D. and Robert Sircy, live same district about four miles apart. Was talk in the neighborhood he arrested one Gore for assault to kill on Ellis Huffines and let him get away. This is Sircy's third term.

TESTIMONY: P. A. Pryor, Constable 67th District in 1897, resigned 2 months ago. Eyesight not good since I had measles. Can see no difference in writing or ink used.

 


[NEW CASE] STATE OF TENNESSEE COUNTY COURT 1891

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
JAMES SNEED

BOND: Mollie Wilson, a minor, is bound to James Sneed for the sum of $200 on 12 August 1891. Sneed to come back 12 August 1892, and if he has fed, clothed and schooled...to be void. James Sneed, Principal. M. N. Crowder and G. S. Adge, Surety.

PETITION: James C. Walker, Guardian of Mollie Wilson, an orphan child of Sid and Eliza Wilson who are both dead. Child now living with James Sneed, her uncle, who is very poor, begs for a living, forces child to beg for him. Child nearly naked and goes hungry. Sneed refuses to let her attend school although neighbors furnished books...child nearly age 10. George Agee, a proper person, is willing to apprentice child.

ORDER: James Sneed to retain custody for present on his giving bond. August 1891.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1885

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
THOMAS L. SPEALMAN, etal

24 July 1885, Thomas L. Speakman did stab L. M. Gipson with a knife.

APPEARANCE BOND: Thomas L. Speakman, principal; H. H. Cason, H. C. Myer, Security.

GRAND JURY REPORT: September Term 1885, Thomas L. Speakman on 1 July 1885 did commit assault on one Nathan M. Cox.

COMPLAINT: DeKalb Co, TN, before N. B. Young, acting J.P. for said County, L. M. Gipson makes oath...offence disturbing literary assembly, to wit public school on 24 July 1885. Offence committed in Jackson County, Tennessee.

COMPLAINT: L. M. Gipson makes oath that Thomas L. Speakman was guilty of malicious stabbing on 24 July 1885, and same day Nathan M. Cox was hit with rock at school.

BOND: William Speakman, Principal. Geo H. Morgan, Surety.

[Signed] William Speakman, Geo H. Morgan.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CHANCERY COURT 1890

STATE OF TENNESSEE:

J. M. MORGAN vs JAMES S. STAFFORD

SYNOPSIS: W. W. Wade, Chancellor of Jackson County, Tennessee died 26 July 1890. Before his death, he appointed T. W. Wade, his brother, as Special Chancellor. T. W. Wade or W. W. Wade appointed James W. Stafford as Chancellor of the Courts.

H. W. Williams, Clerk & Master of the Courts resigned. Geo M. Morgan appointed his brother Job M. Morgan. This was viewed as a fraudulent conspiracy to dislodge James W. Stafford.

DEPOSITION: T. W. Wade: Age 30, I am brother of late W. W. Wade. He died July 26, 1890. I was appointed by my brother as Special Chancellor for period of 30 days.

DEPOSITION: W. H. Hays, accompanied W. W. Wade on trip to NY. Left Smithville, TN 15 Aug 1889 to Buffalo, NY, returned 20 or 21 Sept 1889. W. W. Wade could not walk, had to be carried or rolled. Trip to NY improved his health. Judge Wade's son went with us.

DEPOSITION James T. Exum states W. W. Wade resumed office duties on return.

CONTINUANCE: Cannot safely go to trial without testimony of T. W. Wade, Mrs. W. W. Wade and Mout [or Mont] Wade, all of Smithville, DeKalb Co. Mout/Mont Wade is a boy. T. W. Wade is a bad cripple. Other witness is a lady. Waters are high, almost impossible to have them here. Feby 7, 1891. [Signed] James W. Stafford


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEEE CRIMINAL 1914

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
STEWART, MARION

AFFIDAVIT: Marion Stewart on 31 May 1914 did shoot and kill G. W. Smith with a shotgun.

Daton [his X mark] Smith

GRAND JURY INDICTMENT: Marion Stewart for Murder 1st Degree by Marion Stewart against George Smith.

APPEARANCE BOND: Marion Stewart, C. E. Reeves, W. S. Jackson, C. O. Birdwell, G. W. Chapman, J. W. [?] Spi_ _ _, nety Chapman, H. P. Lynch, Major Flynn, G. M. Flynn, J. A. Williams.

LIST OF WITNESSES [No testimony]: Dora Scantland, Vera Maxwell, John Cox, Lora Scantland subpoenaed 1 June 1914.

A. J. Pharris, George Stafford, Sr., J. E. Shepherd, D. L. Peeke, Sam Stallings, Dora Scantlin subpoenaed 4 June 1914.

Thomas Coffy, James Coffy, Bob Hamlet, Sam Gore subpoenaed 1 June 1914.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1890

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
JOHN TERRY, etals

DEFENDANTS: John Terry and James Mercer entitled to bail at $1500 each. Further, Muredith Gore, Wm Reubin, Lou C[can't decipher] aka Lou Brooks, Wash Gipson and Mary Cornwell entitled to bail at $1000 each. Charge of murder of John Anderson.

REQUEST BAIL BE SET: John Terry, Meredith Gore, William Rubin, Lon Brooks alias Lon Carver [also L. K. Carver], Wash Gipson and James Mercer.

ORDER TO W. C. Morgan, Sheriff of Jackson Co. that Defendants have been unlawfully detailed in Jackson County, and are to appear before me in Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee 25 August 1890. [Signed] W. M. Hancock, Special Judge, 5th Circuit

 


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE [?] COURT, 1881

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
THOMAS, J. B. and SMITH, SID

PETITION: Susan Haile states Nancy Smith had a conversation with deceased Robert Haile before he was killed, and Mirah Goodpasture...that Susan Cornwell aided.

REQUEST FOR SEPARATE TRIALS: J. B. Thomas requests separate trials. Nancy Smith, wife of deft Sid Smith is a material witness in his behalf. 1 September 1881.

[Signed] J. B. Thomas

AFFIDAVIT: Susan Haile (col.) made oath that Sid Smith and Jimmie Thomas did in Jackson Co, TN on the [blank] day of 1881 assault Robert Haile (col.) with a pistol, did kill and murder. Dated 6 August 1881.

Susan [her X mark] Haile

WITNESSES: Susan Cullum alias Susan Cornwell, Mariah Goodpasture, Hugh Woodley, Paralee Woodlee.

Susan [her X mark] Haile


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT 1889

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
THOMAS WARREN

COMPLAINT: Thomas Hensley states Tom Warren a mulatto and Litha Barnett a white woman did live together as man and wife. Dated 1 January 1889

Signed: A. A. Algood, Attorney General

SUMMONS: Samuel Warren and Rash Jackson.

ANSWER: Defendants state they were married to each other in the State of Tenn.

TESTIMONY of J. M. Loftis Jr: Known Thomas Warren 15 years, since he was a boy, took him took him to be a colored man.

TESTIMONY of Race Jackson: Known Tom Warren 4-5 years, known her 2-3 months. She is white, he is a negro or mulatto.

TESTIMONY of Mrs. Terry Gentry: Known Tom Warren 13 years, her 2-3 months. He is colored, she is white.

TESTIMONY of Marion Loftis and Thomas Hensley: Each say they have known Tom Warren 10-12 years.

TESTIMONY of J. M. Loftis, Sr.: Tom's father was negro, his mother very white.

TESTIMONY of William Roberts: Known him a long time, 14-15 years, her three months. Count her to be a white lady. I am living with his mother. When I went to see his mother, I heard it said he was hid under a box. They [Tom and Letta Warren] went to bed together at my house last night.

TESTIMONY of Letta Barnett: I was persuaded into marring [sic] this man by my brother Dillard Barnett. I am living at the house with Warren's mother. I did not believe he was a white man. My father is mixed blooded with something. We were married a week ago today in Putnam Co, Tennessee by Mr. Metheney.

TESTIMONY of J. M. Loftis, Jr. (Crippled Jimmy): For Defendant. I think Mr. Hensley has been trying to indict him for associating with whites. I knew Tom was mixed, I treated him as white.


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CHANCERY COURT

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
WILLIAM, T. J. and wife WILLIAMS, MARY A. C. and Z. M. YOUNG

[NOTE: I vaguely recall more about this case on another reel, perhaps involving former owner James Eaton or the Lock heirs, which gave more details of relationships. - mlj]

BILL OF COMPLAINT: 1874 and perhaps later, property assessed to James Eaton, being ferry across Cumberland River at the mouth of Roaring River, 1st District, Jackson Co., bounded on north by J. W. Lock heirs lying north side of the river, being 100 acres. Said land sold for non-payment of taxes on 3 January 1876 and was bid in by State of Tennessee. Did not acquire perfect title, irregularities in sale. [No relationships given].


[NEW CASE] JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CHANCERY COURT 1895

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs
Z. M. YOUNG

SYNOPSIS: 14 August 1872, Jackson Co. court house burned, records and bonds of Zebulon M. Young, Commissioner of Revenue were destroyed. Young failed to account for taxes for years 1865 through 1872. State sued, Young said statute of limitations expired, they compromised for sum of $1,000.

TESTIMONY: John W. Young, age 68 on 29th next March, for State of Tennessee. Live 10th District, Jackson County. Am brother of Z. M. Young. Owned land 34 years; my father in law Jno S. Turner gave it to me and my wife. Sold some land to Andy Byres, Z. M. Young wrote the deed. Sold some to Buck Bean, Wm Pippin, [?] I. D. Jaquess and made deeds to all, except my wife hasn't signed. I don't have much education.

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