Jackson Co., TN Loose District/Chancery Court Papers
Reel #129, Young, M. - Young, Z.
Vol: 1839-1915

Genealogical Abstracts by Bonnie Parker

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


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, MORTIMER VS. TINSLEY, S. M. AND OTHERS.
CHANCERY, 1901 - 1903.

Depositions taken 27 & 28 Nov. 1902.

DEPOSITION: N. B. YOUNG. s/s N. B. Young.

DEPOSITION: MORTIMER YOUNG.

. . .I rented the land from him . . .[Tinsley], the same land that the old man - father - cultivated the year before.

It is the land Mr. Tinsely rented from Garrett Maxwell. Garrett Maxwell owned the land at the time I rented it. Mr. Tinsley was in possession of it and living on it at that time. I rented the piece of land beginning at Kenner Dudney's fence and running with the upper edge of Mr.Tinsley's bottom coming around by Wilse Loprsy's[?], running straight up with Clay Reeves line and then around with Garrett's fence back toward Gipson's land. I lived up there with the old man the year he rented the land and he lived with me the year I rented it.

DEPOSITION: JAMES M. YOUNG.

I am the father of complainant. J. M. Young [his mark].

Depositions taken: 11 March 1903.

DEPOSITION: WILS MARTIN.

I am 33 years old. I live here in Gainesboro. [In 1901 and 1902] I lived up on Mr. Tinsley's farm on Doe Creek. Wilson Martin [his mark]

DEPOSITION: EDGAR TINSLEY.

I am 18 years old. Defendant S. M. Tinsley is my father. s/s Edgar Tinsley

DEPOSITION: ERNEST TINSLEY.

I am 17 years old. S. M. Tinsley is my father. s/s Ernest Tinsley

Depositions taken: 12 March 1903.

DEPOSITION: JIM[?] MARTIN.

I am about 64 or 65 years old. I live up on Doe Creek. Jim[?] Martin [his mark]

DEPOSITION: Z. M. YOUNG.

I reside in Gainesboro and am by profession a practicing physician and have been in the practice for 36 or 7 years. s/s Z. M. Young

DEPOSITION: T. T. TRISDALE.

I live in the First Civil District and I am a farmer by occupation. s/s T. T. Tisdell

Deposition taken: 13 March 1902.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM YORK.

I am 45 years old. I reside in the 1st District in this county in what is known as the Gipson hollow. I lived in the same place in 1901. s/s Wm. York

DEPOSITION: ALFRED RUSH.

I am 43 years old. In now live in the Gipson hollow and I lived at the same place in 1901. s/s Alfred Rush

Deposition taken: 14 March 1903.

DEPOSITION: RED TRISDALE.

I live in the first district about 3 miles from Gainesboro. Red Trisdal [his mark]

Deposition taken: 16 March 1903.

DEPOSITION: S. M. TINSLEY.

[I am] one of the defendants in this suit. [In 1901] I lived on Garrett Maxwell's farm on Doe Creek, where I now live. s/s S. M. Tinsley


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, PHARRIS VS. YOUNG ELMIRA.
CHANCERY, 1867.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Pharris Young of Jackson County TN against Elmira Young who now resides in KY.

. . . he intermarried with the defendant in Jackson County TN about the month of Sept. 1858. Your orator has always been a citizen of Jackson County TN, having been born and raised in this county. Your orator charges that the defendant abandoned his home in Jackson County TN and left the country, that she is now living with one [blank] in adultery and that she has had repeated acts of adultery and several in TN with him and various other men. Your orator charges that she has willfully and maliciously abandoned him and so remained from him for more than two whole years next before the filing of this Bill.

[Note: no outcome in the file. bp.]


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, TENNESSEE VS. YOUNG, ZEBULAN.
CIRCUIT, 1883.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Tennessee Young, a minor who sues by her next friend Jesse Heady, residents of Jackson Co. TN against Zebulan Young, a citizen of like residence.

7 Aug. 1883.

. . . she and the defendant were married in Jackson Co. TN on or about the 11th day of April 1883 and have resided together in said county ever since until the 3rd day of Aug. 1883 when the defendant willfully and maliciously abandoned your complainant without any reasonable or just cause or excuse, in fact without even the shadow of an excuse and since that time has refused and failed to live with her or furnish her any means of support. In point of fact the said defendant has never furnished any means of support scarcely since their said marriage, but she has drawn her support from her father, Jesse Heady, mainly.

She further charges that said defendant, as she is informed and believes, falsely and maliciously insinuates that complainant has been guilty of adultery with other men--these insinuations were made to complainant's uncle [not named] and perhaps to others--he has also insinuated that complainant has been guilty of larceny which is absolutely false as he well knows.

Asks for divorce. Tennessee Young [her mark]

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: JESSE HEADDY.

I am the father of complainant.

. . . Cab Anderson, a brother in law of defendant . . . his [defendant's] sister, Anderson's wife . . .

. . . Howard Jackson, another brother in law of defendant.

Complainant is only 15 years old.

DEPOSITION: SALLIE HEADY.

The complainant is my daughter.

DEPOSITION: W. C. GORE.

I am the Deputy Sheriff. . .

DEPOSITION: HOWARD JACKSON.

I am the brother in law of defendant.

DEPOSITION: HYRAM PHARIS.

DEPOSITION: R. C., R. E. & J. P. MANSELL.

DEPOSITION: A. J. WAY and wife.

[Pharis, the Mansell's and the Ways all testified to the complainant's good character. bp.]

DEPOSITION: SAM SLIGER

. . . my house near the Putnam County line . . .

DEPOSITION: CAB. ANDERSON.

DEPOSITION: A. E. ANDERSON.

. . . my husband Cab. Anderson . . .

DEPOSITION: ELIZABETH YOUNG.

[Note: the outcome of this suit is not given. bp.]


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, THOMAS D., ADMR. OF MATHEW WHEELER.
1874, COUNTY.

[Note: all that is here is three pages of accounts of the small estate. bp.]


NEW CASE.
W. C. YOUNG VS. JAMES HARGIS.
CHANCERY, 1884.

[Note: this is a dispute about a contract for the Poor House. Nothing of genealogical interest. bp.]

YOUNG, W. C. VS. JACKSON COUNTY.

CIRCUIT, 1886.

[Note: more of the case involving the Poor House contract. bp.]

CHARGES FOR KEEPING PEOPLE IN THE POOR HOUSE.

5 Jan. 1886.

Thos. Perkins 3 months $24.00

Betty Gorden 3 months $24.00

Polly Pryor 3 months $24.00

Mag Rush 3 months $24.00

Elizabeth Rasnor 3 months $24.00

Mary J. Brown 3 months $24.00

Leatha Oaks 3 months $24.00

Mary Childress 3 months $24.00

James Childress 3 months $24.00

Bett Murphey 3 months $24.00

Sam Wheeler 3 months $24.00

James Oaks 2 months & 24 days $22.40

Beck Jones From 17th day of Nov. to 1st Jan., 1 month, 15 days $11.47

Clerinda Loftis 2 months & 10 days $21.44

Wash Pharris Jones From the 17th day Nov. to 1st Jan, 2 months & 13 days. $11.47

For burying James Oaks who died with sifulus [syphilis] and body in putrid state $10.00


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, W. C. VS. WHITAKER, T. D.
CHANCERY, 1890.

Nothing of genealogical value. bp.

NEW CASE.

YOUNG, W. C. VS. YOUNG, LETHA.

CHANCERY, 1875.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Wilson C. Young against Letha L. Young, both of Jackson Co. TN.

22 Dec. 1875.

. . . he and defendant were married in Jackson County TN on the 3rd day of Aug. last 1875 . . .about six weeks after their marriage, defendant, without cause given her by your orator became so violently angry at your orator as to jerk out of the wagon frame a large standard made of sound ash timber and heavy, and with it inflicted two heavy blows on the head of your orator . . .on the next day after this circumstance defendant left your orator where they were living at your orator's mother's and went back to her father's, abandoning your orator without cause. Your orator then went to defendant, to the house of her father where she was, and your orator induced defendant to return to him by arranging to live with her at her father's house until your orator could build and prepare a house for them to live in to themselves.

[Summary of remainder: she continued to have angry outbursts and assault her husband. She refused to care for his clothing or do other housekeeping. He asks for a divorce. bp.]

[Note: outcome of case is not in folder. bp.]


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, WORLEY, THOMAS, LITTLEBERRY, REBECCA VS. WILLIAM BOTTS & OTHERS.
1852.

ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED.

1st Monday in March 1839.

Whereas it appears to the Court that Nathan Price is dead and having made no Will or Testament & application being made by David Griffiths to have letters of Administration Granted to him on the estate of said Nathan Price, deceased, he having given bond and security as the law in such cases requires, the Court therefore orders that he have letters accordingly.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Littleberry Young and Joseph Stafford, Jr. [?], citizens of Jackson County against Thomas Young, John W. Young, Rhoda Dudney, Patrick N. Dudney, Elizabeth Stafford, Lorenza J. Stafford, Duke Young, Sally Young, Zebulon Young, Harrison Young, Henderson Young, Merlin Young, John Stafford and John Stafford [this repetition of John must be an error. bp.], all of said county and state.

. . . in the year 1848, James G. Young died intestate in Jackson County and your orator Littleberry Young was by the County Court of Jackson County shortly thereafter appointed Administrator of said deceased . . .the personal assets of deceased have been exhausted in paying his debts and there are yet just debts due . . .making the excess of his indebtedness over his personal assets $70 . . .

At the time of his death said intestate and your orator Joseph were jointly seized of two tracts of land in Jackson County on Roaring River, one of 75 acres and the other of 10 acres . . .

The defendants Thomas Young, John W. Young, Rhoda Dudney, Elizabeth Stafford, Duke Young, Sally Young, Zebulon Young, Harrison Young, Henderson Young, [&] Merlin Young are brothers and sisters of deceased and James Stafford and John Stafford his nephew's children of a deceased sister who was the wife of your orator Joseph and are his only lawful heirs. The seven last named are minors and have no regular guardian and defendant Elizabeth is the wife of Lorenza J. Stafford and the defendant Rhoda the wife of Patrick N. Dudney.

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between J. M. Loftis, Elias Gaw & Worley Young.

4 Jan. 1858.

Whereas there is and has been doubts as to the true western Boundary line of a tract of land Granted to Benjamin Rutledge and Asa M. Denson of 500 acres from the State of Tennessee the 21st day of Jan. 1832 by Grant No. 1799 lying in Jackson county TN and to settle all disputes in relation to said Boundary line by Worley Young & James M. Loftis for ourselves and Elias Gaw, attorney in fact for the heirs of Benjamin Rutledge, deceased, agree that the true western Boundary line of said 500 acres shall be as follows: Beginning on what is known as Elisha Wheeler's northeast corner . . .

THE ANSWER of Elizabeth Davis, a feme covert [married woman], Matilda Putty, also a feme covert--Marion Young, Nancy Young, Josiah Young, Polly Jane Young, Martha Young, who are minors and Rhoda Putty who is also a feme covert, by their guardian ad litem B. B. Washburn to the Bill of W. W. Botts and Jas. Y. Putty filed against them and others in the Gainesboro Chancery Court.

14 July 1859.

. . . the minors above named are children and heirs at law of Worley Young and that said Elizabeth Davis, wife of Wallis Davis [&] said Rhoda Putty, wife of John L. Putty, are daughters and heirs at law of deceased.

ASSIGNMENT OF DOWER.

12 Aug. 1859.

. . . Rebecca Young, the widow of Worley Young, deceased . . .[assigned] one third part of all the said deceased's lands in value, including the mansion and out houses, as follows: Beginning . . .corner of a 100 acre tract granted to James Young Sen. and in the west boundary line of a tract of land in the name of Denson . . .E. Stamps corner . . .conditional line made by W. Young and E. Stamps . . .Talley's hollow . . .Love's 1500 acre survey . . .in all 267 acres.

[Plat included. bp.]

DEED.

27 May 1851.

To Joseph Stafford, Jun. [?] for $25, a tract of land in Jackson County TN . . . corner of a 100 acre survey made by John Brown and John Gray ham . . . Talley hollow . . . Joseph Stafford's line.

Also one other tract lying in said County and State on the waters of Talley's hollow . . . in the line of a 1500 acres survey made by Charles J. Love . . . 25 acre survey made by Bas MaKan.

[Note: this doesn't say who the seller was, oddly. bp.]

REPORT OF SALE.

Sold on 2 April 1860. . .[to] John M. Gipson . . .2 tracts. . . in Jackson County TN in Civil District No. 1, containing 100 acres each, called Talley's old field, at the price of $400, bounded as follows: First tract. . . 100 acre survey in the name of Henson. . . survey of Andrew [?] McClendon . . .100 acre survey of Samuel Henson . . . crossing the Gainesboro road. . . And also the following described tract . . .the Machine hollow. . .crossing the Gainesboro road . . .survey of Denson & others. . .William Davison and John M. Gipson became purchasers of the following tract lying in said County and State in Civil District No. 1 . . .corner of a tract of land belonging to Nicholas P. Haile. . .with Daniel Pleasant's north boundary . . . to Wm. Davidson's west boundary line of a 50 acre survey on which he now lives lying on the road leading from Gainesboro to Sparta. . . a 100 acre tract of land granted to James Young. . . at the price of $21. . .And also the following described tract lying in said County and State & Civil District No. 1 . . .William Davidson's southwest corner. . . Charles Pleasant's line. . . line between James Draper and William Gray . . . at the price of $40.

REPORT OF SALE.

On 3 Oct. 1859. . .[sold to] Laburn Loftis for $1185 a tract of land lying in Jackson County TN on Roaring River bounded by the corner of George McClendon, deceased. . . tract formerly owned by Worley Young. . .susannah Johnson laid off to her for dower in the Real Estate of Nimrod Johnson, deceased, and Roaring River, containing something like 34 acres, it being the same tract that Worley Young bought at the sale of the lands of Nimrod Johnson, deceased, sold by the Clerk and Master of the Court on the 7th day of June 1859.

Said Laburn Loftis also became the purchaser. . . of the following described tract of land at the price of $500, lying in Jackson County TN, District No. 9. . .bounded. . .tract of land on which said widow Johnson now lives. . . William Johnson northwest boundary line . . .William Johnson now lives . . . containing about 50 acres, which tract of land David Johnson sold to Worley Young. . . And William Davidson became the purchaser of a tract of 50 acres by Survey bearing date the 4th day of Jan. 1838 lying in Jackson County on Bowerman's Branch the waters of Blackburn's fork of Roaring River, Beginning. . . Mansel's East boundary line on the south bank of Bowerman's branch. . . William Davidson also became the purchaser of a 15 acre survey. . .lying in Jackson County in District No. 1 on a branch of Blackburn's fork of Roaring River . . .bounded. . . below the falls. . . for the sum of $405 for both tracts.

And John M. Gipson became the purchaser of the remainder interest in the widow's dower for the sum of $400.

DEED.

2 Jan. 1858.

David Johnson sells to Worley Young for $250 in District No. 9 of Jackson County TN, 50 acres more or less. . . boundary line of the tract of land on which the widow Johnson now lives. . . William Johnson's northwest boundary line. . .

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of William H. Botts, administrator of the will [unreadable] of Worly Young, deceased, and James Y. Putty, both of Jackson Co. TN, complainants, against Rebecca Young, Thomas Young, W[ink blot] W. Davis and his wife Elizabeth Davis, Marion Young, Nancy Young, Josiah Young, Martha Young, Polly J. Young, Matilda Putty, John L. Putty and his wife Rhoda M. Putty, all of Jackson Co. TN and William Young of the State of Missouri.

. . . Worley Young departed this life in Jackson County TN sometime in Nov. 1858, after having made an published his last will and testament. . . the executor Jesse Mabery appointed in said will refused to accept the trust and William W. Botts was appointed by the County Court of Jackson Co. Administrator. . . The deceased in said will desired that all his Real Estate should be sold, except a portion which he laid off to his widow, Rebecca Young. . . to which will the widow Rebecca Young dissented in the County Court.

Eleven tracts of land described.

WILL.

17 Nov. 1888.

I, Worley Young, of the County of Jackson and State of Tennessee, do make this my last will and Testament. . . give and bequeath to my beloved companion Rebecca first of all 234 acres of land lying in said County and State, it being the place where James Y. Putty now lives, also I want her to have enough of the proceeds of either Real or personal estate used for the purpose of buying a nag worth $100. In the second place I want all my just debts paid and funeral expenses out of the proceeds of my Real Estate. That is to say I want my beloved son in law W. W. Davis to fix up my Mills and when that is done I want the Mills and land wherever they are sold. I also want my land down on the River disposed of for the purpose of paying off my debts and the land on which I now live also sold for the same purpose and if there shall be a surplus after paying all my liabilities then I want it equally divided between all my legal heirs, that is to say I want W. W. Davis and his wife Elizabeth Davis family Elizabeth Young (sic.) to have out of the proceeds of my Mill tract whatever amount any two good men will say it is worth to fix up the Mills as I have before requested and then I want them to have an equal share with the balance of my legal heirs at law. I want all my Real Estate sold, all that may come to hand after giving my beloved wife what I have heretofore described. I further desire that Jesse Mabury be appointed as executor of my matters to settle up and dispose of all my personal and Real Estate as requested by me.

PETITION.

The Petition of Worley Young, Eli Young, James Young, Sen., & Elizabeth Elliott, wife of James Elliott & John Young, who are children of James Young, deceased & citizens of Jackson County TN and Polly Young, James Young, Jun., and Elizabeth Young, children of a deceased son, Hudson Young, and Elizabeth Stroud & Ruben Stroud, children of a deceased daughter, Polly Stroud (formerly Polly Young), the last named five being minors and petition by their next friend Worley Young and who are also citizens of the County and State aforesaid.

. . . James Young died intestate sometime in the year 1845 in the County of Jackson, leaving a widow and six lawful children living, viz., Worley Young, Eli Young, James Young, Sen., Elizabeth Elliott, wife of James Elliott, John Young and Robert Young and Littleberry Young, and also five grandchildren, viz., Polly Young, James Young, Jun. and Elizabeth Young, children of a deceased son, Hudson Young, and Elizabeth Stroud and Reuben Stroud, children of a deceased daughter, Polly Stroud (formerly Polly Young).

Your petitioners would state to your Honor that the said James Young, deceased, died seized and possessed of several tracts of land lying in the County of Jackson on the waters of Roaring River in [unreadable] Districts Nos. 1st and 9th, all adjoining each other, containing by estimate 415 acres. . . the widow of the said James Young deceased has since the death of her husband convey[ed] her interest in said lands to Worley Young, one of your petitioners. . . Robert Young and Littleberry Young, two of said children, are no more interested in said lands, they having received their portions of said lands before the death of said James.

Ask that lands be sold.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, WILLIAM VS. HAILE, JOSHUA ET. AL.
SUPREME, 1880.
TN Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals.

DECREE.

3 Jan. 1881.

. . . the death of Complainant Young is suggested and proven . . . it was moved that the cause be revived in the name of James Alexander as the Executor of said Wm. Young, deceased . . .

TN Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals.

DECREE.

27 Jan. 1881.

. . .the death of James M. McKinney was suggested and admitted and it appearing to the Court from the admissions of the counsel that C. R. Ford, a resident of Putnam County is the Administrator of the estate of said McKinney, these suits are revived against said Ford as such Administrator . . .

TN Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals.

WM. YOUNG VS. J. HAILE JR. & SUSAN W. MC CLELLAND VS. J. HAILE SR. & P. PAUCK VS. J. HAILE JR.

31 Jan. 1881.

. . .consolidated causes were heard . . . the Court is of the opinion that neither in the record nor the proceedings of the Court below is there error and the same is in all things affirmed. [The Court orders that the tract of land be sold. It is described as:] situated in the 11th Civil District of Jackson County TN, on the north by the lands of S. McClelland and Thos. Gailbreath, on the east by the lands of Amon Hail and Barrett H. Fox, on the south by the lands of Pinkney McCarver and Dudley B. Haile, and on the west by Flynn's Creek; the same lands conveyed to Joshua Hale, Jr. by deed from T. J. Jones and one from William Tolbert et. als. . . in which tract there are 430 acres more or less.

[After paying court costs] the sum of $4659.37 [plus interest and credits, will be paid to] James Alexander as Extr. of Wm. Young, deceased [&] the sum of $1266.25 [with interest, will be paid to] said McClelland, Admr.

And if anything shall remain of the proceeds. . . the same shall be applied to the payment of the debts of Robt. V. Wright and Peter Pauck, admr. of Martha Brownington . . .

REPORT OF SALE.

29 Oct. 1881.

Lands sold 7 July 1881.

. . .Mrs. Laura E. Hart and Mrs. Lucy E. Allen, the beneficiaries under the decree became the purchasers at the price of $5325.00, this being the amount of their decree. . .

Deposition taken: 5 & 12 Feb. 1887.

DEPOSITION: M. D. HAIL.

Aged 44 years.

I and my father put the fence there that year [1871]. That year we rented in 1871 from Jas. Draper and his daughter Cora Craig.

M. D. Haile s/s


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. ET. AL. VS. CARVER, JOSEPH ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1872.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Zebulon M. Young, Commissioner of Revenue of Jackson Co. for the use of the State of TN against Joseph Carver and Samuel Carver, both of whom are citizens of Jackson Co. TN.

. . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying in Civil District No. 3 of Jackson County and on the waters of Wartrace Creek containing by estimate 378 acres more or less and bounded on the East by the lands of the said Joseph Carver, on the North by the lands of William Dycus and the Macon County line, West by the Smith County line and on the South by the lands of Riley Huffines, being the same whereon the defendant Samuel Carver now lives and known as the Neal Carver home place, also another tract of land lying in Civil District No. 4 of Jackson Co. and bounded as follows, on the South by the lands of the widow Adams' heirs [?] containing 50 acres more or less, was by the Circuit Court of Jackson County condemned and was sold by the Revenue Collector of Jackson Co. for the taxes due thereon for the years 1868 and 1869.

. . . the first tract of land herein before mentioned was assessed in the year 1867 to the heirs of Cornelius Carver, deceased, as containing 378 acres and at the valuation of $3000.

. . . the second tract of land herein before described was assessed to defendant Joseph Carver individually in the year 1868 as containing 50 acres at the value of $200. . .

. . . at the time said first mentioned tract of land was sold as aforesaid, it was claimed by the heirs of Cornelius Carver, deceased, but at present it is claimed by Joseph and Samuel Carver. . .

[the tracts were] purchased by F. M. Price, Revenue Collector of Jackson Co., in the name of the treasurer of the State as superintendent of Public Instruction . . .

DISMISSAL.

[Receipts signed by] Francis M. Price, former Revenue Collector of Jackson Co, [show that Joseph Carver did pay the taxes due, so the case against him is dismissed.]


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. CASON, JAMES W.
CHANCERY, 1901.

SUMMARY: James Cason started a ferry just upstream of one owned by Dr. Z. M. Young. Young claimed this was harming his business, and that it was started just to harm him, which was probably true. The outcome of this case is not in these documents. bp.

Depositions taken: 27 May 1901.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM GORE.

77 years old.

John W. Meadows is now dead and George Putty lives in Texas.

Quest. What lands did you give [as a Commissioner] to Mrs. M. A. C. Eaton, now Williams?

Ans. We gave her the lands covering the ferry landings at the mouth of Roaring River, both on the north and south sides of the river.

Quest. How long has it been since you divided the J. W. Lock land and given to M. A. C. Eaton, now Williams, the ferrys?

Ans. I don't recollect the date but it has been 20 years I expect.

W. Gore s/s

DEPOSITION: NEWTON MOORE.

Newton Moore s/s

Deposition taken: 28 May 1901.

DEPOSITION: MRS. M. A. C. WILLIAMS.

62 years old. Reside in Gainesboro TN.

M. A. C. Williams s/s

Deposition taken: 2, 3, & 4 April 1901.

DEPOSITION: T. J. WILLIAMS.

I am 55 years of age. Residence Jackson Co. TN.

T. J. Williams s/s

DEED.

1 March 1901.

A. S. Lock and wife sold to James W. Cason a tract of land lying on the north side of Cumberland River and just above and opposite the mouth of Roaring River in the 1st District of Jackson Co. TN and bounded . . .corner between A. S. Lock and M. A. C. Williams . . .containing one acre more or less, for $125.

Depositions: 4 April 1901.

DEPOSITION: MART HUNTER.

22 years old, live at the Mouth of Roaring River in 1st District of Jackson Co. TN.

Quest. Are you running Dr. Z. M. Young's ferry at the Mouth of Roaring River this year?

Ans. Yes.

I taken charge [of the ferry] 1st day of March 1901.

Mart Hunter [his mark]

DEPOSITION: NEWTON MOORE.

74 years [old]. Reside in Jackson Co. TN. . . on the north side of [Cumberland River]. . .

I lack 17 or 18 days of being 75 years old.

I have lived between 1/2 and 3/4 mile of there [the ferry] most all of my life.

Quest. Was you or are you a son in law of James W. Lock.

Ans. Yes Sir.

Quest. Was the land estate of J. W. Lock distributed or divided between his heirs.

Ans. Yes, Sir, it was partitioned. . . M. A. C. Eaton at that time, now M. A. C. Williams [got the ferry crossing].

Newton Moore s/s

DEPOSITION: JOHN MAINOR.

[I live] on the north side of Cumberland River in the 1st District of Jackson Co. TN something like 1/2 mile from the ferry.

I subrented [the ferry] for one month from Tom Mainor in the year 1900.

. . . Henderson Young (complainant's brother) . . .

. . . on the land where Cason bought of Gus Lock.

J. H. Maynard s/s

DEPOSITION: D. B. HUNTER.

39 years old. Live at the mouth of Doe Creek in 1st Civil District of Jackson Co. TN.

Rented Dr. Young's ferry for the year 1901 for $250.

D. B. Hunter [his mark]

DEPOSITION: A. S. LOCK.

55 years of age.

I live on the north side of Cumberland River, in the 1st District of Jackson Co. TN.

My father, James W. Lock.

M. A. C. Williams, my sister.

Polly Ann, my sister now Williams.

Quest. Did the land you sold Cason include the graveyard.

Ans. Part of it. I don't know whether he took any of the graves or not but he ran across the lower end where it had not been cultivated.

Quest. What do you think about it. Does it not include some of the graves?

Ans. I don't know. I could not say whether it ran over any graves or not, but it runs right close to them.

A. S. Locke s/s

DEPOSITION: JAMES W. CASON [DEFENDANT.]

J. W. Cason s/s

ORDER AMENDING BILL.

. . .said lands were partitioned among the children and heirs of said James W. Lock is said cause of Jas. Eaton & wife vs. J. W. Lock et. als., there being five of said heirs, to wit: W. K. Lock, A. S. Lock, Kitty Moore, M. A. C. Eaton and the heirs of Sallie Sadler, deceased . . . That the whole and said lands and ferry were valued by the Commissioners who divided the land at $10,000.00.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. CASON, J. W. ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1897.

THE SEPARATE ANSWER of J. W. Cason.

Insists the debts in the mortgage have been fully paid.

Respondent is an illiterate man and submitted [unreadable] to the calculations of complainant Z. M. Young when the alleged settlement was made in Jan. 1896, and with an understanding that all mistakes should be corrected.

Actually overpaid $3.56.

AMENDED BILL OF COMPLAINT.

[No date].

Victoria Cason is dead and defendant Mollie Cason is a minor and is a daughter and only heir at law of Victoria Cason. . .

RENTAL AGREEMENT.

16 Oct. 1889.

Z. M. Young rented to James W. Cason and his wife from 1 Jan. 1890 to 1 Jan. 1891, for $400, the ferry and warehouse at the Mouth of Roaring River. . .

The following tracts of land were security: lying and being in Jackson Co. TN in the 8th Civil District.

First tract bounded as follows: north by the lands of James Cherry, south [and east] by the lands of A. D. Hall, west by the lands of George Ray.

Second tract: north by the lands of John B. Anderson, south by the lands of Shep Bybee, east by the lands of Wash Bybee, west by the lands of Nathan Bybee.

Third tract, being the five acre tract on which the said J. W. Cason and wife Victoria Cason now live and joining the tract herein first described.

J. W. Cason s/s

Victoria Cason s/s

14 Dec. 1889.

Since making the above contract, the Casons have also bought from Dr. Young two mules for $230, and given him a note for these also. [bp]

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Z. M. Young.

Claims mortgage has not been paid in full. [bp]

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: Z. M. YOUNG.

I am 57 years old and a practicing physician and live in Gainesboro.

. . . James W. Cason and his wife Victory Cason.

The settlement was made 14 Jan. 1896. [bp]

Deposition continued: 22 Feb. 1897.

. . .Victory I. Cason. . .

Z. M. Young s/s

Deposition taken: 8 May 1897.

DEPOSITION: J. W. CASON, the defendant.

Aged 48 years.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. CLARK, B. & V. M.
CHANCERY, 1872.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Zebelon M. Young, Commissioner of Revenue of Jackson Co. TN for the use of the State against Basolul Clark & V. M. Clark, both of Jackson Co. TN.

. . .a certain tract of land lying in Civil District No.3 of Jackson Co. TN and containing by estimate 387 acres more or less, lying on Salt Lick Creek and bounded as follows: on the east by the lands of Samuel G. Slaughter, on the west by the lands of [blank], on the north by the lands of Henry Donohoe and James McClellon and on the south by the lands of Hampton Pate's heirs, the same place whereon Bazalul Clark now lives. . .said tract of land was assessed in the year 1869 to James Young's heirs. . .

. . . at the time said land was sold as aforesaid [for taxes], it was claimed or owned by James Young's heirs but at the present it is owned and claimed by Basalul Clark and V. M. Clark . . .

Asks that the State's lien on the land be called in. [bp.]

Deposition taken: 5 June 1878.

DEPOSITION: V. M. CLARK.

The taxes have been paid on the lands.

Receipt filed.

V. M. Clark s/s

REPORT.

There are no taxes due on the land.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. (REVENUE COLLECTOR) VS. CLARK, BURREL.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Zebelon M. Young, Commissioner of Revenue of Jackson Co. for the use of the State of TN against Burrel Clark of Jackson Co. TN.

. . .a certain tract of land lying in Civil District No. 4 of Jackson Co. and bounded as follows: on the South by the lands of Phoeba Hix heirs whereon Pleasant Woods now lives, on the North by the lands of Ben Willson [Wilson] and Soundens (?) Scisco, on the East by the lands of Wm. Hix and on the West by the lands of John M. Clark, and the same place whereon Burrel Clark now lives. . .

said tract of land was in the year 1865 assessed to Almarine Harp as containing 60 acres more or less and at the value of $100.

. . .said tract of land was assessed in the years 1865, '66, '67, '68 and 1869 to Amarine Harp but is at this time owned and claimed by Burrel Clark . . .


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. JONES, JAMES.
CHANCERY, 1878.

[On 3 Feb. 1879] P. N. Dudney became the purchaser of the lands below described at the price of $15.00 . . .P. N. Dudney by written transfer conveyed the said lands below described to Z. M. Young for value received. . .

Lying in District No. 3 of Jackson Co. and bounded on the south by the lands of Logan N. McCarver, on the north by the lands of James Jones, Jr., on the east by the lands of A. Huffines and on the west by the lands of Wm. H. Botts, being the same on which Jno. [unreadable] now lives.

NEW CASE.

YOUNG, Z. M. VS. MORGAN, W. C.

CHANCERY, 1888.

EXCEPTIONS TO REPORT.

24 Jan. 1891.

. . .J.W. Stafford [is]a near kinsman of complainant Z. M. Young, to wit, a nephew, being a sister's son.

Depositions taken: 22 May 1888.

DEPOSITION: P. N. DUDNEY.

I am 77 years old and live in Jackson Co. Am a farmer.

I think said ferry [just below where Doe Creek empties into Cumberland River] was started in 1831 or 1832 by Dr. Montgomery and Bill Smith.

I was living [when this ferry was started] just above the ferry in Lock's field about 200 or 250 yards above the ferry and lived there something like a year.

. . . Nathan Montgomery. . . run and operate said ferry.

Quest. Who was the party that next operated said ferry. . .

Ans. My recollection is that Jim Garrett did. Can't remember for certain.

Quest. Who next operated said ferry after Garrett?

Ans. My impression is that Neil [?] Sizemore was next to run the ferry.

Quest. Who operated said ferry next after Sizemore?

Ans. Myself and my brother, S. S. Dudney, was next.

Quest. When . . .and under whom.

Ans. In 1841 or 1842 and under Bob White.

Quest. How long did you and your brother S. S. Dudney operate said ferry and who succeeded you?

Ans. I quit in 1844 and my brother staid longer. S. S. Dudney succeeded me. He went back after I quit, he having quit before I did.

Colman White next after S. S. Dudney. McCormack next, Price Hall and Cason next, Captain R. A. Cox next, John W. Meader next, Jim Eaton next, John and Frank Vanhooser next, I believe W. H. Quarles come next, and Z. M. Young next. [I] have never lived more than three miles from that ferry.

I am a brother in law to Z. M. Young.

P. N. Dudney [his mark]

DEPOSITION: W. H. QUARLES.

I am 47 years old.

[I bought] the ferry, ferry landings, bank, etc. . . from John and Frank Vanhooser and I think I took possession in Dec. 1875.

I sold to Dr. Z. M. Young and my recollection is it was in June 1881.

[I lived] at the ferry. . . during the time [I] owned it.

W. H. Quarles s/s

DEPOSITION: NEWTON MOORE.

I am 62 years old, am a farmer and live on the upper end of the Lock farm on the north side of Cumberland River in District No. 1.

I bought the ferry in 1859 and sold it in 1866.

Quest. Did you or not live at and keep the ferry while you owned it.

Ans. I did a part of the time and a part of the time I rented it to John Meaders.

Quest. Did you not marry one of J. W. Lock's daughters, if so, when.

Ans. I did in the year 1868.

Quest. Begin at the first one you recollect to have had, owned, claimed and kept said ferry and name successive owners from that time to the present.

Ans. Robert White first, Colman White next, James Eaton next, Trice Hall next, R. A. Cox and E. S. Cason next, T. H. Butler next, Newton Moore next, S. F. Murray next, A. W. Dewitt next, R. A. Cox next, John and Frank Vanhooser next, W. H. Quarles next, Z. M. Young next.

Newton Moore s/s

Depositions taken: 24 May 1888.

DEPOSITION: JOHN M. MEADOWS.

I am 60 years old. Live in the 1st Civil District of Jackson Co. TN.

I lived there [at the ferry in dispute] nearly 11 years and run the ferry under Newton Moore, Dr. Murray and A. W. Dewitt.

I ran the ferry from 1861 to 1872.

I knew James W. Lock. He is dead.

I do not know his age but I guess he was about 65 years old when he died.

J. M. Meders s/s

DEPOSITION: S. S. DUDNEY, SR.

I am 71 years old.

My impression is the first of my living there was in 1842 and 1843 and I lived there again in the latter part of 1844 and I lived there the entire year of 1845. I tended the ferry all the time I staid there.

I was away from the county five years.

S. S. Dudney [his mark]

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

I am 44 years old, live in Jackson Co. TN and am a farmer.

I live there [at the ferry in dispute] now and have lived there four years and five months.

I have kept the ferry since I have lived there and had it rented from Z. M. Young.

W. H. Young

Deposition taken: 24 May 1888.

DEPOSITION: R. A. COX.

I am upwards of 54 years old. My residence is Gainesboro TN. I am by profession a lawyer.

. . . in the year 1856 or 1857--Edward S. Cason and myself purchased said ferry from Trice Hall and we kept said ferry something under two years and said Cason then died and it had to be sold by Bill in Chancery then and Thos. H. Butler purchased it. I think that Butler purchased it in 1859. I lived there and kept the ferry and landing the winter and spring of 1858-9, just before I removed to Gainesboro to the place where I now live . . .

Again I purchased said ferry and it was conveyed to me by A. W. Dewitt about the first of the year 1872 and I sold and conveyed it to John and Frank Vanhooser in the year 1872. Major P. H. Leslie then owned the Bob White farm . . .

. . . old man Bob White . . .After him his son Colman White. . .

P. H. Leslie lived on and owned all of the Bob White farm now owned by Howard Herod and M. A. Herod and Vance C. Lee. . .

R. A. Cox s/s

Deposition taken 24, 26, 28 & 29 May 1888.

DEPOSITION: Z. M. YOUNG.

Age 48 years.

I am the complainant.

Wash Pharris kept the ferry from June till Jan. the first year I taken it in possession. Then Abe Myres kept it the next year. Then W. H. Young taken charge of said ferry and has had charge of it to this time.

W. H. Young is my brother and P. N. Dudney is my brother in law.

Quest. Have you in your possession a deed from the heirs of Robert White to Coleman White. . .

Ans. I have said deed. It shows date 21st of Jan. 1853. It is signed by the following parties as makers: Nancy [?] Myres, John Myres, George White, Jush [?] R. Staul [?], Tennessee Staul [?], Martha McWhirter, H[unreadable] Montgomery, G. W. McWhirter, J. M. Dixon, William White.

Z. M. Young s/s

Depositions taken: 29 Sept. 1890.

DEPOSITION: C. S. LASHLEY.

I reside in Clay Co. TN, am 23 years old.

C. S. Lashley s/s

DEPOSITION: W. P. BARKSDALE.

Age 36. I live in Clay Co. TN

W. P. Barksdale s/s

DEPOSITION: BEN F. MEADOWS.

I am 26 years--live in Jackson Co. TN.

Ben F. Meadows s/s

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

Age 45 years. Live in Jackson Co.

W. H. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: J. L. YOUNG.

23 years old. Live in Jackson Co.

J. L. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: J. H. CHAFFIN.

I am the Clerk of said Court [County] and was the Clerk for the years 1888 & 1889.

J. H. Chaffin s/s

Depositions taken: 7 Aug. 1891.

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

I have been U. S. Deputy Marshall for four years or longer. . .

W. H. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: W. E. YOUNG.

W. E. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: T. P. MYERS.

I live three miles from Gainesboro on the north side of Cumberland River.

T. P. Myers s/s

DEPOSITION: ANDY CHAPMAN.

[In 1888 and 1889] I lived on the north side of Cumberland River on the H. H. Herod farm opposite the ferry and a little below the mouth of Doe Creek. . .

Andy Chapman [his mark]

Depositions taken: 9 Aug. 1891.

DEPOSITION: JAMES STAFFORD.

James Stafford [his mark]

DEPOSITION: M. L. GORE.

Aged 51 years.

M. L. Gore s/s

Depositions taken: 10 Aug. 1891.

DEPOSITION: A. S. LOCK.

Aged 45 years.

I did run said ferry from the 8th or 9th Feb. 1890 up to the 1st of Jan. 1891.

A. S. Locke s/s

DEPOSITION: NEWTON MOORE.

I am 65 years old. Live in about 1 1/2 miles of the lower ferry at Doe Creek and have kept said ferry from 1859 to 1860 [?].

Newton Moore s/s

DEPOSITION: BEN MEADOWS.

Aged 27 years.

I did run said ferry from the 24th of May 1888 to the 1st of Jan. 1889 and had run it to some extent before that.

Ben F. Meadows s/s

Deposition taken: 18 Aug. 1891.

DEPOSITION: R. H. MEADOWS.

I live in the 1st District of Jackson Co. I am 39 years old.

[In 1888] I lived on the Herod Farm on the north side of Cumberland River [about 3/4 mile from the ferry in controversy.]

Quest. How long have you been acquainted with said low ferry at the mouth of Doe Creek.

Ans. Ever since about 1865. My father lived there about ten years. He moved there in 1861. I was not old enough to know much about it till '65.

Quest. What relation are you to Dr. Z. M. Young.

Ans. He is my uncle by marriage.

R. H. Meadows s/s

Depositions taken: 21 Aug. 1891.

DEPOSITION: JOHN L. YOUNG.

Quest. Where did you live in the year 1888.

Ans. I lived near the mouth of Doe Creek.

Quest. . . .your father W. H. Young . . .

Ans. I have always been told that Dr. Young was my uncle.

Jno. L. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

W. H. Young s/s

Depositions taken: 16 May 1888

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM GORE.

I am a practical surveyor. Have been for upwards of 40 years. I have been County Surveyor for about 3 years.

Wm. Gore s/s

DEPOSITION: NEWTON MOORE.

62 years of age.

Newton Moore s/s

DEPOSITION: JOHN VANHOOSER.

Aged 56.

I owned 1/2 interest with my brother in said ferry. We purchased it in the year 1872. I sold my interest to my brother in the year 1874.

John Vanhooser s/s

DEPOSITION: JOHN W. MEADOWS.

Aged 50 years.

J. W. Medders s/s

DEPOSITION: GEO. M. PUTTY.

Aged 68 years.

Mr. Newton Moore, one of the Lock heirs. . .

. . . A. S. Lock, Jas. Eaton & wife and N. Moore, Lock heirs . . .

I am a contractor of convey the mail from Gainesboro to Lafayette, Macon Co. Have been a contractor nearly eight years.

. . . J. L. Young, son of W. H. Young . . .

G. M. Putty s/s

DEPOSITION: A. S. LOCK.

42 years of age.

A. S. Lock s/s

DEPOSITION: JONAS STAFFORD.

Jonas Stafford [his mark]

Depositions taken: 21 J[unreadable] 1889.

DEPOSITION: JOHN I.[?] MC CAIN.

My age is 62 years. My occupation is that of farmer. My residence is in the 13th District of Jackson Co. TN on the north side of Cumberland River.

I did keep it [the ferry in dispute] one year. My recollection is it was somewhere about 1847 to 1853.

John I.[?] McCain s/s

Deposition taken 22 J[unreadable] 1889.

DEPOSITION: H. H. HEROD.

Tennessee Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals

DECREE.

18 March 1892.

. . . the Court is of opinion and so adjudges and decrees that there is manifest error in the proceedings and decree of the Court below and reverses the decree of the Chancellor.

. . .Z. M. Young was entitled to the exclusive privilege of operating and running a ferry at said place and that W. C. Morgan had no right to operate and run, or have operated and run, a ferry at said point . . .

. . . W. C. Morgan will be charged with all fees, ferriages, toll, etc. etc. which he received or should have received. . .

AFFIDAVIT: A. PHARRIS.

13 March 1889.

66 years of age.

Absolum Pharris s/s

AFFIDAVIT: J. B. ANDERSON.

12 March 1889.

57 years old.

. . . L. M. Anderson [father of J. B. Anderson]. . .

J. B. Anderson s/s


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. MORGAN, W. C.
CHANCERY, 1888.

[This is actually a continuation of the previous case, just in a new folder. bp.]

SUMMARY.

The Jackson Co. Court found in favor or Z. M. Young, but simply dismissed the suit without compensation to Z. M. Young. Z. M. Young then appealed to the TN Supreme Court. bp.

Deposition taken: 26 Aug. 1893.

DEPOSITION: W. C. MORGAN.

Quest. What members of your family are charged for [ferry fees.]

Ans. W. C. Morgan, Joe Morgan, Wash Morgan, Willie Morgan, Simpson Morgan, Coe Morgan and Marena Morgan.

Quest. Are Joe, Wash, Willie, Simpson and Coe Morgan your children and Marena Morgan your wife?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. Give the names of your hands as they appear on said exhibits [list of ferry crossings].

Ans. Elijah Silcox, Wils Martin, Wiley Roberts, Ben Cunningham, James Godsey, John Stafford, Ben Rash, Breck Odum, Mary A. Silcox, J. A. Stafford, Nathan Stafford, Fowler Stafford, James Stafford, Jim Martin, Dan Irwin, Caroline Irwin, Tennie Rash, Bob Stafford, Bill Silcox, Tennie Godsey, George Rash, Bill Roberts, Cardel Roberts, Mann Henner, Cleo Walker, Tobe Martin, Lewis Martin, Mary Stafford was Jonas daughter and cooked for Jonas family. Ardo Rash was a small boy that carried water for the hands.

W. C. Morgan s/s

Deposition taken 1,2,3,4, 7 & 27 Feb. 1893.

DEPOSITION: W. C. MORGAN.

Depositions taken: no date, but it is in 1893.

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

W. H. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: A. S. LOCK.

DEPOSITION: JONAS G. STAFFORD

Jonas Stafford [his mark]

Depositions taken: 6 March 1893.

DEPOSITION: JONAS STAFFORD.

DEPOSITION: B. A. RASH.

35 years of age.

B. A. Rash s/s

Tennessee Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals.

DECREE.

1 March 1890.

. . . there is no error in the Judgement of the Circuit Court. It is therefore ordered that said Judgement be affirmed and that Z. M. Young recover of W. C. Morgan . . .all the costs. . .

AFFIDAVIT.

3 Feb. 1891.

[J. W. Stafford] is related to complainant. His mother was Z. M. Young's sister.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. NEVIL, ALEXANDER.
CHANCERY, 1872.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Z. M. Young, Commissioner of Revenue for Jackson County for the use of the State of Tennessee against Alexander Nevils of Jackson Co. TN.

. . . tract of land lying in Civil District No. 4 of Jackson Co on Hubiting [?] Creek or it's waters containing by estimation 100 acres more or less, and bounded as follows: on the South by the lands of Darcus Wilkerson, on the East by the lands of Ezekial Cunningham, on the West by the lands of Graham Clark's heirs or his widow, on the North by the lands of Joseph Crabtree and Alexander Nevil. . .

Said tract of land was in the year[s] 1865. . .1866. . .1867. . .and in 1869 [assessed to Ephram Willson]. . .at this time the same is owned and claimed by Alexander Nevil . . .


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. SPIVEY, WILLIAM.
CHANCERY 1872.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Zebulon M. Young, Commissioner of Revenue of Jackson Co. for the use of the State against William Spivy of Jackson Co. TN.

. . . tract of land lying in Civil District No. 2 of Jackson Co. and bounded as follows: on the North by the lands of Richard York, on the South by the lands of Benjamin and Joseph Birdwell, on the East by the lands of Pate Hix and on the West by the lands belonging to the said Joseph Birdwell; said land is lying and situated on the ridge between the waters of Hensley and Cub Creeks, containing by estimation 40 acres more or less. . .was assessed in the year 1868 to George Jenkins . . .was assessed to the said Geo. Jenkins for the year 1869 . . .at present it is claimed and owned by William Spivy . . .

REPORT.

Sept. 1878.

Summary: William Spivy produced receipts for the taxes paid in the years mentioned. No taxes are due [bp.]

Deposition taken: 30 May 1878.

DEPOSITION: WM. SPIVY.

Aged 53 years.

I bought the land from George Jenkins. I think I purchased the land in the year 1869. There was some taxes due on the land when I bought it. I have paid all the taxes due on the land and a have a receipt. . .

William Spivey [his mark]


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. STAFFORD, HENRY.
CHANCERY 1889.

This case is a dispute about a note on a tract of land sold by John H. Stafford and his wife to Henry Stafford on 26 July 1883 [bp.]

[The tract is described as] lying in the 1st Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Roaring River and bounded as follows, to wit: On the East by the lands of John B. Stafford, on the West by the lands of Rhoda Stafford, and on the North and South by the lands of John B. Stafford, containing about 65 acres and the same land on which defendant Henry Stafford now lives.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. VANHOOSER, Z. ET AL.
CHANCERY, 1875.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Z. M. Young, a citizen of Jackson Co. TN against L. J. Lowe, a citizen of Cheatham County TN, Z. Van Hooser and wife Sallie A. Van Hooser, James Williams, Thomas J. Williams, William Williams, a minor who has no general guardian, citizens of Jackson Co. TN, John Yancy and wife Mary Yancy, formerly Mary McKinnie, citizens of the State of Illinois, F. M. Price, W. C. Cox, W. M. Raglein [Ragland?], John M. Gipson, citizens of Jackson Co. TN, Ra [?] Cere [?], James M. Heady, M. C. Butler of the county and State last above named, J. W. Cruther [Caruthers?] of Putnam Co. TN, Le [?] G. Martin of the State of Kentucky, J. W. Settle, S. A. G.[?] Noel & Co., H. McCrea & Co., Ewing & Co., Ewing Pendleton & Co., McLaughlin & Butler, residents of Davidson Co. TN and D. K. Fink, Asa Johnson and M. G. Butler of Jackson Co., defendants.

6 Jan. 1875.

B. E. Williams died intestate in Jackson Co. TN the [blank] day of [blank] leaving a tract of land in Jackson Co. near Gainesboro adjoining the land of W. W. Woodfolk, J. P. Murray and others. Shortly after his death, defendant L J. Lowe was by the County Court of Jackson Co. appointed Administrator of his estate . . .

On the 20th day of Nov. 1867 the said L. J. Lowe . . .filed in the Chancery Court . . .his Bill. . . asking for a sale of the tract of land. . .for the purpose of raising a fund with which to pay indebtedness of his intestate . . .L. J. Lowe resigned his trust . . .one John Van Hooser was by the County Court of Jackson Co. appointed Administrator . . .

[John Van Hooser filed an Amended Bill] and asks, among other things, to set aside a deed made by deceased B. E. Williams to the defendant Wm. Williams, his grandson . . .

. . .on the [blank] day of [blank] John Van Hooser departed this life and on the [blank] day of [blank] the defendant M. G. Butler was appointed and qualified as Administrator . . . of the estate of B. E. Williams. . .

[Young charges that there were enough personal assets to pay the indebtedness and that the Administrators wasted these assets. bp.]

[Z. B. Young bought the land when it was sold for taxes. bp.]

. . .said Sheriff did on the [blank] day of 1874 then and there dispossess defendant James Williams who was then in possession of and occupying and using said tract of land and putting your orator into the possession thereof. Your orator now has the possession of said tract of land--has rented the same to defendant James Williams, who is now occupying the land as tenant under your orator.

. . .defendant R. A. Cox, who is Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Jackson Co. was at one time receiver in the cause of John Van Hooser, Administrator. . .

. . . an order for said R. A. Cox to rent out said tract of land for the year 1875, which he did on the [blank] day of [blank] and J. M. Heady, defendant, rented said land and under said [unreadable] for renting said land for the year 1875 and the renting of the same by defendant Heady, defendant R. A. Cox, C & M on the [blank] day of [blank] issued a writ of possession which is now in the hands of defendant Asa Johnson, Sheriff of Jackson Co., which commands him to dispossess your orator and his tenant, James Williams, of said land, turn them out and put defendant Heady in possession of the same.

Deposition taken: 20 Feb. 1882.

DEPOSITION: GEO. M. PUTTY.

G. H. Putty s/s

Deposition taken: 21 Feb. 1882.

DEPOSITION: T. G. SETTLE.

[I have] lived in about one [fourth?] of a mile [from the land in dispute] some 30 or 25 years.

T. G. Settle s/s

DEPOSITION: Z.VAN HOOSER.

Z. Van Hooser s/s

DECREE.

Found in favor of defendants.

Z. M. Young asks for an appeal to the Supreme Court, which is granted. [bp.]

Tennessee Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals.

DECREE.

6 Dec. 1880.

. . . it appeared to the Court that there is no error in the proceeding and decree. . .

Deposition taken:

DEPOSITION: B. A. SMITH.

I lived in sight of said land [in dispute] since 1868.

B. A. Smith s/s

Depositions taken: 22 Feb. 1882.

DEPOSITION: W. A. RASH.

I have known said land [in dispute] since about the year 1864. I have been living near it, in sight of it.

Quest. Where did you live in the year 1875.

Ans. I reckon I lived here in town.

Quest. Was that the year you first came to Gainesboro?

Ans. I think it was.

Quest. Where did you live in 1873 and 1874?

Ans. In the year 1873 I lived in the Free State and in 1874 I lived in Gipson Hollow.

William A. Rash s/s

DEPOSITION: BEN A RASH.

Aged 26 years.

Later in this deposition he says "I am 25 years old."

B. A. Rash s/s

DEPOSITION: JOHN H. CHAFFIN.

I have been acquainted with it [the land in dispute] more or less ever since 1874. I lived on it one year, moved on it the latter part of the fall 1878 [could be 1879; there is an ink blot. bp.]

J. H. Chaffin s/s

Depositions taken: 23 Feb. 1882.

DEPOSITION: M. L. GORE.

M. L. Gore s/s

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

I lived on said land [in dispute] in the year 1875. I have known the lands for some 10 or 15 years.

Quest. What is your relationship to complainant Young?

Ans. We are brothers.

W. H. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: W. E. ELKINS.

I am acquainted with the land mentioned [in dispute] in the question. I now live about 300 yards from it. I have known said land about 36 years. I boarded on it in 1851.

I am a renter now.

W. E. Elkins s/s

DEPOSITION: W. C. YOUNG.

W. C. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: GARRETT APPLE.

Aged 36 years.

I have rented hillside land from Puttie for the last several years.

Garrett Appel s/s

DEPOSITION: H. H. CASON.

H. H. Cason s/s

DEPOSITION: T. J. WILLIAMS.

I have known the land [in dispute] all my life. I was raised on the land asked of.

Quest. Who cultivated the land in 1874.

Ans. James Williams.

Quest. Are you a son of B. E. Williams that owned the place in controversy?

Ans. I am.

T. J. Williams s/s

Depositions taken: 28 July 1882.

DEPOSITION: Z. M. YOUNG.

Quest. Say whether or not you proposed to rent the house and a small portion of the land to T. B. Anderson about the year 1878 or the year he came here to sell groceries . . .

Quest. Who did you rent the house to the last two years and at what price.

Ans. Year before last the house had no one in it except I let one old woman have it a few weeks some three or four weeks as I now remember and last year a black woman lived on it. The white woman washed a little while she was there and the black woman has washed some and I think paid two or three dollars for last year. I had no contract with the white woman, she only wanted to stay a few days but stayed longer. The black woman was to do the washing for my family.

Quest. What was that worth per week.

Ans. I cannot say as it was two or three weeks that we had no washing done. I have generally paid from 25 to 50 cents per washing in produce, bacon, or [unreadable].

Quest. When old Earline failed to do your washing weekly, did she not iron for your family or work in your crop or some of her family or pay you the money.

Ans. She has ironed a few things but I have kept a girl at home that has done the most of the washing and ironing. I think they helped [unreadable] some [unreadable] and paid two or three dollars in money.

Z. M. Young s/s

DEPOSITION: JESSE HEADY.

I cultivated said land [in dispute] in the year 1872 or 3--my best impression is that I cultivated the land in the year 1875.

I rented the land from James Williams.

I only got the lands. The house was occupied by M. B. Young.

Jesse Headdy s/s

DEPOSITION: T. B. ANDERSON.

T. B. Anderson s/s

DEPOSITION: ACHILES HOWE.

76 years old.

I have known the land [in dispute] asked of about 50 years.

A. Howe s/s

DEPOSITION: JAMES STAMPS.

48 years old.

I have known the land [in dispute] for 20 or 25 years.

. . . when Dr. Young and myself was a Fox Hunting.

J. J. Stamps s/s

DEPOSITION: JOHN W. STAMPS.

Age 25.

J. W. Stamps s/s

DEPOSITION: W. M. HENLY.

Age 24.

W. M. Henley s/s

DEPOSITION: A. J. STAFFORD.

Age 50 years.

I have known the land [in dispute] ever since 1859 [could be 1857. bp.]

A. J. Stafford s/s


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. REC. VS. WOODFOLK, W. W. ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1872.

THE STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. WILLIAM WOODFOLK, JOSEPH WOODFOLK, J. R. BURST AND WIFE LAURA BURST.

DECREE.

. . .said assessment for said land for the year 1874 is erroneous and much too large. And that 1/4 of said assessment for said land for 1874 is a fair and just amount . . .William Woodfolk, Joseph Woodfolk, J. R. Burst and wife Laura Burst, heirs at law of W. W. Woodfolk . . .

ANSWER of the heirs and devicesees of W. W. Woodfolk and others.

The separate answer of V. B. Duvall, guardian ad litem of John, Samuel, James, Sallie and Dixie Oats, children of John S. Oats and Mary E. Oats, being minors . . .

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Zebulon M. Young, Revenue Commissioner of Jackson County for the use of the State of Tennessee against W. W. Woodfolk of Davidson Co. TN, Wade Lyon, Eliza Miller, Martha D. Lyon, Auston Elrod, James Elrod, L. T. Lindsley [Lindsey] and wife Letticia Lindsley [Lindsey], Patsy L. Barre [Barr] and Samuel K. Barre [Barr], all of whom are citizens of Madison Co. in said State, Samuel Lyon of Shelby Co. TN, J. R. Burst and wife Laura Burst and John S. Quarles of Davidson Co. TN, B. L. Rozell and wife Elizabeth Rozell of Cohomo [Coahoma] Co. MS, John Oats and his children John, Samuel, James, Sallie and Dixie Oats of the State of Arkansas, Joseph B. Woodfolk [of?] Tennessee, Louisiana Slack and her husband H. T. Slack and Sallie Woodfolk of the State of Louisiana, defendants.

. . .the following described tracts of land were assessed for taxes due the State of Tennessee and the County of Jackson for the years 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869 and 1870, to wit:

1.) one tract of land lying in District No. 1 of Jackson Co. bounded on the North by the lands of R. P. Brooks, on the East by the lands of George M. Putty, John P. Murray and Zachariah Van Hooser, on the North and West by the Cumberland River, the same being known in the neighborhood where located as the Free State Tract.

2.) Also one other tract of land lying in District No. 1 of Jackson Co. TN bounded [blank].

3.) One other tract of land lying in District No. 3 of said county bounded on the South by Cumberland River, on the West by the lands belonging to the heirs of J. B. Woodfolk and the land of Washington Burton--on the East by the land of R. P. Brooks and on the North by the lands of James Richardson, containing 4500 acres more or less, known as the old Woodfolk home place.

4.) One other tract lying in District No. 3 of said County, bounded on the North by the lands of Seburn and Jubillee Pate, on the West by the lands of Samuel King and Nathan Kent, on the South and East by the lands belonging to the estate of W. W. Woodfolk, deceased, containing 400 acres more or less.

5. ) One other tract lying in District No. 3, bounded on the North by the lands of Gillespie Richardson, on the South by the lands belonging to the heirs of W. W. Woodfolk, deceased, on the West by Cumberland River and Washington Burton, containing 445 acres more or less.

6.) One other tract lying in District No. 3 of said County, bounded on the West by the lands of John Bryant, on the East by the lands of Addison Dyens and on the South and North by the lands of W. W. Woodfolk, deceased, said to contain 200 acres.

7.) One other tract lying in District No. 3 of said county bounded on the East by the land of the heirs of Margarett Sloan, on the North by the lands of James Ray, on the South by the lands of the heirs of W. W. Woodfolk, deceased, containing 75 acres more or less.

The two first mentioned tracts of land were assessed in the year 1865 to W. W. Woodfolk as containing 4500 acres. . .In the year 1867 the same land was assessed to [the] same person, valued at same and estimated at the same number of acres. . .In the year 1868 the said tracts of land were assessed to said Woodfolk as containing 2050 acres.

In the year 1869 the same tracts of land were assessed to W. W. Woodfolk as containing 2600 acres.

3.) . . .the third tract of land herein before mentioned and described was assessed in the year 1865 to the heirs of W. W. Woodfolk, deceased, as containing 4500 acres. . .[Ditto in 1866 & 1867. bp.]

4.) . . .the fourth tract of land . . .as assessed in the year 1866 to W. W. Woodfolk as containing 425 acres. . .[Ditto in 1867, 1868, 1869 & 1870. bp.]

5.) . . .the fifth tract of land . . . was assessed in the year 1866 to J. B. Woodfolk as containing 400 acres. . . [Ditto in 1867, 1868 & 1869. bp.]

7.) . . .the last mentioned and described tract of land . . .was assessed in the year 1865 to A. Lee, as containing 75 acres. . . [Ditto in 1866, 1867 & 1868. bp.]

6.) the aforesaid sixth mentioned and described tract of land was assessed to the heirs of J. B. Woodfolk in the year 1868 as containing 200 acres.

. . .said seventh mentioned tract of 75 acres was assessed as aforesaid to A. Lee for the several years herein before set out but the title to the same is really in the heirs of William Woodfolk. . .

Your orator further charges that the defendants mentioned in the caption, except John S. Quarles, are the children and grandchildren and only heirs at law and legatees of William Woodfolk, deceased, who was formerly the owner of said land and as such heirs at law are the owners and claimants of said land entire, except as herein after charged. The two first mentioned tracts belong to defendant W. W. Woodfolk individually, also the fourth mentioned tract, as your orator is informed.

Eliza A. Miller sold her 1/5 of the fifth tract to John S. Quarles.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. GRDN. OF YOUNG, DORA L.
COUNTY, 1896.

SETTLEMENT ACCOUNTS.

[4 pages].

NEW CASE.

YOUNG, Z. M. GUARD. OF YOUNG, MOLLIE HEIRS.

COUNTY, 1893.

SETTLEMENT.

. . . Z. M. Young, guardian of Edna E. Reeves (formerly Edna E. Young), minor heir of Mollie Young, deceased. . .left her by her grandfather [not named] in his last will and testament dated Nov. the 5th, 1892.

. . . Z. M. Young, guardian of Beulah B. Tinsley (formerly Beulah B. Young) minor heir of Mollie Young, deceased . . .left her by C. F. Burton, her grandfather, in his last will and testament dated Aug. 1, 1893.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. YOUNG, JOHN L.
CRIMINAL, 1913.

Deposition taken: 15 Sept. 1913.

DEPOSITION: Z. M. YOUNG.

Residence La Fayette, TN.

Age nearly 75. Occupation practicing medicine. I was born and raised in Jackson Co. TN on waters of Roaring River. My father was L. B. Young, my mother was Minnie Young. My father and mother are both dead and buried in Talley's hollow on waters of Roaring River, Jackson Co. TN. My father died 1873, mother died 1878. Tombstones are at their graves. N. H. Young, Marlin Young and myself had them erected about three years ago and cost $100.

W. H. Young, Marlin Young and myself agreed to buy said tombstones equally. Only three [sons of my father] were living at the time. W. H. Young, Marlin Young and myself.

W. H. Young is dead. He died three years ago last March as I remember.

Wants estate of W. H. Young to pay his share.

Z. M. Young s/s


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. YOUNG, J. H.
CHANCERY, 1872.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Zebulon M. Young, Commissioner of Revenue of Jackson Co. for the use of the State of Tennessee against J. H. Young of Smith Co. TN.

. . .tract of land lying in Civil District No. 4 of Jackson Co. TN and bounded as follows: on the South by the lands of Serilda Richardson, on the North by the lands of Bazulul Clark, on the West by the lands of S. F. Murray, on the East by the lands whereon Elizabeth Medders now lives. The same place where Edward Scisco lives the present year (1872).

Said tract of land was in the year 1866 [and 1867] assessed to Howard Young as containing by estimate 200 acres . . .

. . . said tract of land was assessed in the year 1868 to J. H. Young as containing 50 acres. . .

Said tract of land is now and was at the time of said sale [for taxes] owned and claimed by the defendant J. H. or Howard Young.

REPORT.

Sept. 1878.

Taxes due confirmed. bp.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. YOUNG, WM.
CHANCERY, 1872.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Zebulon M. Young, Commissioner of Revenue of Jackson Co. for the use and benefit of the State of Tennessee against William Young of Smith Co. TN.

. . .tract of land lying in Civil District No. 11 of Jackson Co. and bounded as follows: on the North by the lands of Thomas J. Gailbreath and Joshua Hail, Sr., on the West by the lands of Lockery Haile, on the East by the lands of Daniel Pleasant's heirs, on the South by the lands of Thomas Haile's heirs, the same place whereon Tobias Gipson now lives, containing by estimation 200 acres more or less.

. . . in 1865 said land was assessed to A. B. Fox as containing 200 acres . . .

For the year 1866 said tract of land was assessed to said A. B. Fox. . .

THE ANSWER of defendant William Young.

He says that the condemnation of his land was not done properly. bp.


NEW CASE.
YOUNG, Z. M. VS. YOUNG, W. H.
CHANCERY, 1892.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Zebulon M. Young against William Henderson Young, both of Jackson Co. TN.

26 Dec. 1892.

Claims ownership of the upper and lower ferries on Cumberland River at the mouth of Doe Creek in Civil District No. 1. Says W. H. Young has, within the last year, fenced up a part of the river banks that Z. M. Young claims to own. He has also built a warehouse, which is partly on the land Z. M. Young claims and has also built a road over the claimed banks of Z. M. Young.

Deposition taken: March 1893.

DEPOSITION: JAMES G. STAFFORD.

I do not know exactly my age but I think about 57 or older. I live on the north side of Cumberland River in Jackson Co.

I ferried for James Eaton at that place in 1855 or 1856.

I remember it was fenced when I was a little boy and I rode around the road outside of the fence going to the mouth of Roaring River to see the first elephant I reckon that was ever showed in Jackson Co. I went with my father and I rode behind him on a one eyed bay mare called Fiddle.

. . . James Eaton and wife Polly Ann Eaton, now Williams. . .

Deposition resumed 14 March 1893.

I heard his wife [W. H. Young's] say she hated for Henderson and Zeb to row--that they were brothers.

J. G. Stafford [his mark]

Deposition taken: 19 Feb. 1894.

DEPOSITION: GEORGE M. PUTTY in Collin County, Texas.

I am 74 years old last December.

Quest. Did you or not live near Gainesboro TN from prior to 1842 up to the time you left TN.

Ans. I did.

Quest. Do you know the land bounded as follows: lying in Jackson Co. District No. 1 bounded by Doe Creek and Cumberland River and the line once known as Edward A. Cason and lying exactly in the fork of said Doe Creek and Cumberland River.

Ans. I do.

The first I knew particularly about this land was in 1843. Dr. Nathan Montgomery he then had possession of it and I rented it from him.

I and my brother Bill Putty rented the land in 1843. We rented for only one year.

G. M. Puttie s/s

Depositions taken: probably Sept. 1894.

DEPOSITION: M. L. GORE.

I am 54 years of age.

DEPOSITION: ALEXANDER M. COX.

I am 38 years old.

I rented [the land in dispute] from 1878 and up to June 1880 from S. G. Settle for a log yard.

DEPOSITION: GEORGE W. HAMPTON.

I am son in law of M. A. C. Williams, having been in the family for over twenty years.

DEPOSITION: W. H. YOUNG.

Deposition taken: March 1893.

DEPOSITION: T. G. SETTLE.

I have had it [the land in dispute] in possession from the time I first took charge of it until Henderson Young bought it, that is to the full extent of the boundary in the mortgage.

Quest. From whom did you acquire your possession.

Ans. From Leroy Settle, Jr.

Quest. Whom did Leroy Settle, Jr. represent? Was it or not himself and mother and the other heirs or legatees of L. B. Settle, deceased?

Ans. He represented his mother and the other heirs of L. B. Settle, deceased, and himself also.

T. G. Settle s/s

Deposition taken: 16 March 1893.

DEPOSITION A. S. LOCK.

Quest. Are you the son of J. W. Lock, deceased?

Ans. Yes, Sir, so said.

T. G. Settle has controlled it [the land in dispute] as the agent of the heirs of Leroy B. Settle.

A. S. Lock s/s

Depositions taken: 21 June 1893.

DEPOSITION: WASH UPCHURCH.

I reckon I am 57 years old.

I lived close there 28 years. I lived at the upper end of the bluff right in sight of the upper ferry. [James W. Lock] acted like he was half drunk but he was always acting foolish and going on with his nonsense but I didn't know that he had drank a drop.

I have been passing that road ever since I was ten years old.

G. W. Upchurch s/s

DEPOSITION: GEORGE FLYNN.

I am 69 years old past.

Quest. Have you been raised near said lands and in it's neighborhood a great portion of your life?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. Was Polly Ann Eaton and James Eaton children and heirs of James Lock?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

I don't think he [James Eaton] has been dead 20 years. The best of my recollection he has been dead 15 or 16 years.

G. W. Flynn [his mark]

DEPOSITION: ELIAS GAW.

I am 78 years old. I live about two miles from here. I live about a mile from the mouth of Roaring River. I have lived there 24 years.

I have been acquainted with it [the ferry] sixty years I reckon.

Quest. Who did you understand from J. W. Lock that he got said land from.

Ans. It was the estate of his father, old Bill Lock.

Quest. Was not J. W. Locke incapable of attending to his business and in 1859, did not Chancery Court at this place take his property of every description out of his hands and after payment of debts, partition it to his children or among them?

Ans. I don't recollect hearing that.

It has been about 15 or 16 years since J. W. Lock died and some 12 or 15 years since James Eaton died.

Elias Gaw [his mark]

Depositions taken: 22 June 1893.

DEPOSITION: NEWTON MOORE.

My age is 67 years. My residence is on part of the old Lock farm on the north side of Cumberland River in Jackson Co. TN.

I am an heir of J. W. Lock. Mrs. Williams is my sister in law.

James Eaton has been dead 13 or 14 years to the best of my recollection and Mr. Lock has been dead about 11 years I think.

. . . J. W. Lock's father, Wm. Lock. . .

Quest. Is M. A. C. Frost the same M. A. C. Williams, formerly Eaton, wife of James Eaton? Who are G. W. Hampton and wife Lizzie Hampton?

Ans. She is the same party. Lizzie Hampton is a daughter of Polly Ann and James Eaton and G. W. Hampton is her husband.

I have lived in the neighborhood since 1838.

I suppose he [J. W. Locke] was capable of managing his business but it is a fact that the Court did sell his negroes and partition the land and me and my wife got a share of it. The reason the Court did so was because he was a careless, extravagant man.

Newton Moore s/s

DEPOSITION: W. H. QUARLES.

I am 53 years old. I moved to the lower ferry in 1875.

I owned land adjoining the land in controversy.

I stayed there about five years I think, maybe not quite five. I went from there to Bloomington. I stayed there [at Bloomington] four or five months I reckon.

W. H. Quarles s/s

DEPOSITION: JNO. VANHOOSER.

I will soon be 62 years old. I live out here on the waters of Roaring River, about three miles from Gainesboro and about one mile from the mouth of Roaring River.

John Van Hooser s/s

Deposition taken: 24 June 1893.

DEPOSITION: WM. GORE.

I am 69 years old. I live a little over five miles east of Gainesboro on the waters of Long branch about three or four miles from the mouth of Roaring River. I am a practical surveyor and have been ever since I was about 19 or 20 years old.

I was County Clerk in 1856 . . .

Wm. Gore s/s

DEPOSITION: A. C. STAFFORD.

A. C. Stafford s/s

DEPOSITION: R. H. MEADOW.

Age 40 years.

I lived right across the creek from the lands in dispute for 10 or 12 years.

Mr. Puttie I understand is in Texas and I think he has been there for three years. My father, Jno. W. Medders, has been dead over three years.

R. H. Meadows s/s

Deposition taken: 30 Dec. 1893.

DEPOSITION: J. B. ELKINS.

I will be 34 years old next Sept. I have lived in the 1st Civil District of Jackson Co. TN for over 20 years--since I was eight years old.

I lived on an adjoining farm [to the land in dispute] for about eight or ten years to the best of my recollection.

J. B. Elkins s/s

Deposition taken: 1 Jan. 1894.

DEPOSITION: E. L. JACKSON.

Am 61 years of age, farmer and surveyor of Jackson county. Have been surveyor of the county about 19 years, and re-elected today.

Quest. Have you seen the Grant to James Young, No. 3977 dated 13th Sept. 1826?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

This Grant covers the land now owned by Whit Williams and the land in dispute.

E. L. Jackson s/s

Deposition taken: 26 Aug. 1893.

DEPOSITION: GEORGE G. HALE.

Geo. G. Hale s/s

Depositions taken: about 3 Aug. 1893.

DEPOSITION: J. M. MORGAN.

I am 59 years old, residence Gainesboro, lawyer.

I have known the premises where said land lies since my boyhood.

J. M. Morgan s/s

DEPOSITION: ELIAS GAW.

I knew him [William Locke] from the time I was eight or ten years old till he died.

Quest. Did he die intestate in this county?

Ans. Yes, sir.

Quest. How many children did he have and what were their names?

Ans. I never knew but Polly Ann Lock and James W. Lock. Those were the only two he had so far as I know.

Quest. What became of Polly Ann Lock?

Ans. She died here in the county, I think.

Quest. Did she die before or after her father, William Lock?

Ans. I think she died after her father.

Quest. Was the said Polly Ann ever married or did she die intestate and without issue or children.

Ans. She was never married that I heard of. She had no children of course.

Quest. Say whether or not J. W. Lock lived upon, used, claimed, held and controlled the lands of his father from his father's death till he [James W. Lock] died. Did he or not claim all of said lands by inheritance from his father?

Ans. That is what I understood from him . . .

We had been boys together and played together and were always friends.

Quest. Is James W. Lock dead or alive?

Ans. He is dead.

Quest. When did he die?

Ans. I do not remember the date of his death--but think he has been dead ten or twelve years.

Quest. Is M. A. C. Williams a daughter of said James W. Lock?

Ans. She is as I understand it.

Quest. How far do you live from said lands?

Ans. One mile or a little over--one and a quarter I suppose.

Quest. How long have you lived that close to said lands?

Ans. 25 years next Oct.

She [M. A. C. Eaton] lived there [at the ferry] several years after Eaton died. I can't state whether she lived there at the time Frost was killed or not. She lived there at the time she married Frost. I recollect Frost running the ferry at the mouth of Roaring River after he and Mrs. Eaton were married.

Elias Gaw s/s

DEPOSITION: WM. GORE.

Wm. Gore s/s

DEPOSITION: M. G. BUTLER.

In 1872, as well as I remember, I formed a copartnership with A. W. De Witt in the law practice in the Chancery Court.

Judge De Witt died in Jan. 1876.

M. G. Butler s/s

Deposition taken: 11 March 1893.

DEPOSITION: M. A. C. WILLIAMS.

Quest. How long did you and your husband Eaton live at the upper ferry?

Ans. I don't remember exactly, but about 19 years I suppose.

M. A. C. Williams s/s

Deposition taken: 30 July 1894 at Celina, Collin Co. Texas.

DEPOSITION: G. M. PUTTIE.

I am 74 years of age.

Quest. Where do you reside.

Ans. Celina, Collin Co. TX.

Quest. Did you ever reside in Jackson Co. TN?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. How long since you left Jackson Co. TN?

Ans. Five years.

Quest. Whereabouts in Jackson Co. TN did you live?

Ans. Near Gainesboro.

Quest. How close to the land and river banks in dispute in this case did you live?

Ans. One mile and one half.

Quest. How long did you live this close to send land?

Ans. About 30 years.

Quest. Did you know old Billy Lock?

Ans. I did.

Quest. What age was Jas. W. Lock when he died. Was he not of considerable age.

Ans. I expect he was 75 or 78 years old.

G. M. Putty s/s

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