Jackson Co., TN Loose District/Chancery Court Papers
Reel #57, Carver - Cason, H.
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.
CARVEY, MARTHA VS. DRAPER, M. H. AND DRAPER VS. CARVER.
CIRCUIT, 1895.

M. H. CARVER VS. MARTHA CARVER.

CHANCERY.

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: N. H. DONOHO.

Quest. Were you at V. M. Clark's on the 13th of Dec. before his daughter died on the 15th of Dec.?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. What was the name of Dr. Clark's sick daughter that died?

Ans. Homan Clark.

There is testimony that Mrs. Martha Carver is Homan Clark's grandmother. [bp.]

/s/ N. H. Donoho

DEPOSITION: JOSEPH LIVINGSTON.

J. R. Livingston [his mark]

DEPOSITION: HARRISON JENKINS.

I am 18 years of age. I reside on Wartrace Creek in Jackson Co. I am a farmer.

Quest. Where were you on the morning of Thursday, Dec. the 14th 1893.

Ans. I was at Mort Woods . . . The reason I remember that time was because Simp Russell married the 13th . . .

H. W. Jenkins [his mark]

DEPOSITION: H. A. CRABTREE.

[Mrs. Martha Carver] is my aunt.

[I] have been Justice of Peace and clerked in the store.

/s/ H. A. Crabtree

DEPOSITION: N. H. DONOHO [recalled].

. . . [Homan Clark's] sister Mattie . . .

Quest. Are you the father of M. S.[L.?] Donoho that gave her deposition in this cause?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. Is she not a single woman and living with you?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

/s/ N. H. Donoho

Depositions taken: 17 July 1895.

DEPOSITION: SIMPSON RUSSELL.

Aged 42 years.

My residence is on Wartrace Creek TN. I am a farmer.

Quest. What day did Miss Lou Hammon Clark die?

Ans. Don't know, Sir. That was on another creek--on Salt Lick.

Simpson Russell [his mark]

DEPOSITION: C. CARVER.

Aged 62 years.

I live on the ridge in the 3rd District on what is called the Hog Camps and Bellwood road. I am a farmer.

/s/ C. Carver

DEPOSITION: DR. G. W. WEBB.

Age 47 years.

Quest. Are you a regular practicing physician or not.

Ans. I am.

Quest. Was you called to see Cornelius Carver's wife the first day she was taken sick when she was confined about ten months.

Ans. Yes, Sir. I was called to see her on the first day she was taken sick. It was on Dec. 13th, 1893.

/s/ G. W. Webb

DEPOSITION: JAMES SNEED.

Age 35 years. I am a farmer. I live in Jackson County on East fork of Wartrace Creek.

/s/ J. A. Sneed

DEPOSITION: J. W. CARVER.

Age 51 years.

I live about two miles above Highland in Jackson County TN. I am a farmer.

I have been Justice of the Peace about nine years in all. I am a Justice of the Peace in Jackson County TN now.

/s/ J. W. Carver

DEPOSITION: J. A. DYCUS.

Age 68 years.

I first went into office in '73 and went out in '93. I was Deputy Sheriff part of the time and Constable the balance.

/s/ J. A. Dycus

DEPOSITION: W. T. VEACH.

Aged 34 years. I live at Highland, Jackson County TN. I am a blacksmith.

/s/ W. T. Veatch


NEW CASE.
CARVER, MARY E. VS. CARVER, CORNELIUS H. ET. AL. AND
|HUFFINES, R. H. VS. STUBBLEFIELD, W. S.
CHANCERY, 1874.

THE SEPARATE ANSWER of Thomas H. Butler, guardian ad litem for James N. Carver, Parazetta Carver, Douglas A. Carver, Charles R. Carver and Jasper Carver, minor heirs of Samuel A. Carver, deceased, to a bill filed in the Chancery Court of Jackson County TN by Mary E. Carver against Cornelius Carver and these minors and others.

4 Oct. 1875.

. . . it is true as charged that Samuel A. Carver died in Jackson County TN at his residence on the 16th day of March 1874 intestate, leaving defendants Cornelius H. Carver, Seth H. Carver, Conzada Witt, James N. Carver, Parazetta Carver, Jasper Carver, Douglas A. Carver and Charles R. Carver, the last five being minors, his only children and heirs at law and complainant his relict [?] and widow. And that he died the owner of a valuable tract of land on which he died on Wartrace Creek and on which he had lived immediately previous to his death and he supposes it is true that he owned other lands in the State of Kentucky.

REQUEST TO DISMISS SUIT.

17 Sept. 1877.

To the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court at Gainesboro.

I hereby authorize my suit in said Court against M. H. Botts, J. P. Murray and others to be dismissed upon W. H. Botts and J. P. Murray's assuming the costs. I have compromised with them and sold them my interest in the land and authorize all my right of dower and homestead to be decreed to said Botts and Murray by the Court at next term.

/s/ Mary E. Carver

BILL OF COMPLAINT of R. H. Hufhines [Huffines] and his wife Vianner Hufhines, Anderson Carver, Duessa Carver, the last two named minors and sue by their next friend R. H. Hufhines of Jackson Co. TN, Martin Comer and his wife Nancy Elizabeth Comer of Macon County TN against W. S. Stubblefield, Administrator of Samuel A. Carver, deceased, Seth Carver, James N. Carver, Jasper Carver, Parasetta Carver, Douglas Carver, Charley Carver and Mary E. Carver, all of Jackson County TN, Cornelius (alias Hack Carver) of the State of Indiana, John Witt and his wife Canzada Witt of Simpson County, State of Kentucky and Wm. C. Purcell of Clay County TN.

6 April 1875.

. . .Complainants Nancy E. Comer, Vianner Hufhines, Anderson Carver and Duessa Carver are the only children and heirs at law of William H. Carver who died intestate in Macon County TN about the year 1854, [this is evidently an error, and should be 1864. The date in documents in cases that follow is 1864, and he bought land in 1857. bp.] all of which Complainants were very young, the oldest but about seven or eight years of age. Said intestate was at the time of his death the owner of some personal property and but little indebted and was also the owner of three tracts of land, two of which are situated in the County of Macon TN, the other in the County of Allen, State of Kentucky . . .

. . . Samuel A. Carver, who is now dead, became the Administrator upon the estate of the said intestate William H. Carver. . . [and was appointed guardian of the children of William H. Carver.]

[Samuel A. Carver sold all three tracts of land].

. . . Cornelius Carver, who was the grandfather on the father's side of these Complainants, children and heirs at law of William H. Carver, deceased.

[The Complainants say that Samuel A. Carver converted their money to his own use and made no settlement with them.]

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Mary E. Carver of Jackson Co. TN against Cornelius H. Carver, Seth H. Carver, John Witt and his wife Canzada Witt formerly Canzada Carver, James N. Carver, Parazetta Carver, Douglas A. Carver, Charles R. Carver and Jasper Carver, the last five are minors and have no general guardian, B. B. Washburn, John P. Murray, William H. Botts and James W. McHenry and H. Denton, Defendants, all of Jackson Co. TN except Cornelius H. Carver and Wm. H. Botts, who reside in the State of Kentucky and James M. McHenry who resides in Davidson Co. TN and H. Denton who resides in Putnam Co. TN.

25 May 1874.

Your orator states and charges that she is the widow of Samuel A. Carver, deceased. That her husband died in Jackson Co. TN at his residence on the 16th day of March 1874, intestate, leaving defendants Cornelius H. Carver, Seth H. Carver, Canzada Witt, James N. Carver, Parizada Carver, Jasper Carver, Douglas A. Carver and Charles R. Carver his only children and heirs at law.

. . . he died the equitable owner and possessed of a valuable tract of land lying in Jackson Co. TN on Wartrace Creek whereon said decedent lived at his death and on which your oratrix now lives. Said intestate also died seized and possessed of two valuable tracts of land lying in Logan County KY, one of 162 acres conveyed to him by Pharis Wilson and Sarah W. Wilson on the 15th Oct. 1873 . . . The other tract situated in the same County and State containing 167 acres conveyed by deed to said Sam'l A. Carver by S. E. Martin and Tabitha G. Martin dated the 3rd of Feb. 1873 . . .

. . . to her said husband by his father Cornelius Carver deceased, by his last Will . . .

[There is a mortgage on the home place carried by J. P. Murray, W. H. Botts, H. Denton and B. B. Washburn. James W. McHenry also has a lien on the land.]

REPORT OF SALE.

. . . on the 16th day of Aug. 1875 . . .sold the land in the pleadings. When William H. Botts and John P. Murray became the joint purchasers at the price of $1500 . . .Wm. H. Botts and John P. Murray paid to James W. McHenry his debt of $333 . . .

Said lands are the same described in the Decree and the same bequeathed to Samuel A. Carver by his father Cornelius Carver and is the portion of Cornelius Carver's home tract given and allotted by Cornelius Carver, deceased, to Samuel A. Carver and lies in Jackson Co. TN in Civil District No. 3 on Wartrace Creek, bounded east by the lands of Joseph Carver, on the north by the lands of William Dycus, owned during the lifetime of Cornelius Carver [Samuel A. sold this portion to William Dycus], on the west by the lands once owned by William Carver and William Dycus and on the south by the lands of Daul Hardcastle. A portion of said lands are said to be in Macon County and a small portion is said to be in Smith County but all adjoin and make one tract. It being the entire lands devised by Cornelius Carver to Samuel Carver and is bounded by Joseph Carver by the division made between Joseph and Samuel A. Carver by their father, Cornelius Carver, in his lifetime.

. . .Mary Eleanor, widow of Samuel A. Carver . . .

PETITION OF SAMUEL A. CARVER.

21 Nov. 1866.

. . .about Dec. 1864 William H. Carver, a citizen of Jackson Co. TN departed this life intestate in said county, leaving four minor children, viz: Nancy E. Carver, Anderson Carver, Vianna Carver and Duissa Carver, his only children and heirs at law, and no wife . . .Nancy Elizabeth is about 12 years of age, Anderson about 9 years of age, Vianna about 7 years of age, Duissa about 5 or 6 years of age. . .Anderson and Vianna are in Jackson Co. and at the house of petitioner, Duissa and Nancy is in Macon Co. TN . . .

[The exhibits contain extensive copies of documents relating to the estate settlement in Macon Co. TN. -bp.]


NEW CASE.
CARVER, SAMUEL A., GRDN. VS. CARVER, ANDERSON ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1875.

ORIGINAL BILL.

15 Feb. 1869, Chancery Court, Macon Co. TN.

PETITION. [This is evidently a copy of a Macon Co. document, and is included in the above document. -bp.]

21 Nov. 1866.

. . . about Dec. 1864, William H. Carver, a citizen of Jackson County TN, departed this life intestate in said County, leaving four minor children, viz: Nancy E. Carver, Anderson Carver, Vianna Carver and Duissa Carver, his only children and heirs at law, and no wife. . .

Summary: Samuel A. Carver asks, as guardian, to sell the lands of Wm. H. Carver. [bp.]

DEED.

160 acres in Macon Co. TN to Wm. H. Carver, dated 18 April 1857.

DEED.

41 1/2 acres in Macon Co. TN to Wm. H. Carver, dated 4 Feb. 1857.


NEW CASE.
CARVER, S. A. & L. R. HIX VS. GULLEY, J. J.
CHANCERY, 1897.

Summary.

This is a dispute about debts.

J. J. Gulley was found liable for the balance and interest on the notes he gave for the purchase of land from L. R. Hix. Hix had sold these notes to S. A. Carver. Apparently J. J. Gulley did not pay his liability and the land was sold to pay the debt on 12 March 1898. S. A. Carver became the purchaser.

In 1899 J. J. Gulley was accused of removing boards from that land, including taking up the floor of the porch and removing the loft from the kitchen and a portion of the loft from the dwelling. [bp.]


NEW CASE.
CARVER, SAM A. VS. BRIEN, JAMES M.
CHANCERY, 1856.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of Samuel A. Carver of Jackson Co. TN against William H. Dewitt of Macon and Mansan M. Brien and James M. Brien of Davidson Co. TN

. . . Mansan M. Brien and William H. Dewitt was attorneys at law practicing in partnership in Jackson County about the 6th day of Nov. 1854, that your orator had instituted a civil action in said Circuit Court against a certain Thomas Huffines and others for Beating an cutting him and also indicted the said Huffines for a malicious stabbing. . . both Brien and Dewitt were elected as members of the State Legislature. . .Mansan M. Brien endorsed said note to his son James M. Brien . . . Peter G. Cox, a Justice of the Peace for Jackson County. . .


NEW CASE.
CARVER, SAM A. VS. CARVER, JOSEPH.
CIRCUIT, 1874.

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: Z. VAN HOOSER.

I am the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County. I was elected on the 26th day of March 1870 and was inducted by appointment about the 28th day of May 1870 . . .

/s/ Z. Van Hooser.

DECLARATION.

1871.

Samuel A. Carver & wife Mary E. Carver vs. Joseph Carver, Samuel S. Carver & William C. Kennedy.

Summary: the defendants were sued for $10,000 for making a written statement that Mary E. Carter was "like a proud Bitch with dogs after her and is too mean for me to talk about" [Joseph Carter made this statement] and Samuel and Mary took this to mean that Joseph was calling her a lewd woman and imputing to her the crimes of fornication and adultery, and also for some verbal statements. These involved saying that she was too "thick" with a negro man, and that she had "lost negro children," and she also was accused of stealing and hiding some bedclothes belonging to Cornelius Carver "while he was a corpse." The defendants denied the allegations, but there is a note with the written statement in the exhibits. A lot of these documents are attempts to reconstruct the documents lost in the CourtHouse fire. There is no outcome to this case in the documents. [-bp.]

Deposition taken: 19 Dec. 1873.

DEPOSITION: Z. VAN HOOSER.

52 years. /s/ Z. Van Hooser.

Deposition taken: 10 Jan. 1874.

DEPOSITION: B. B. WASHBURN.

H. Denton now resides at or near Cookeville in Putnam County TN.

[J. W.] Smallwood the Sheriff now lives in Gainesboro and [Jo] Davenport the Special Deputy who executed the writ lives in Jackson County somewhere on the waters of Wartrace Creek.

[J. P.] Murray resides in Gainesboro & [W. H.] Botts in Glasgow KY.


NEW CASE.
CARVER, SAMUEL A. ET. AL. VS. RAY, JERRY ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1867.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Samuel A. Carver & Joseph Davenport of Jackson Co. TN against Jerry Ray & Leonideus Ray & James Ray, all of the same State and County.

2 Sept. 1867.

. . .Jerry Ray. . .was appointed & qualified as the Administrator of John S. Carver, deceased, that your orators signed his bond as security . . .

. . . defendant Jerry Ray as such Administrator sold property to the amount of about $600, which sale was something like two years ago. . . the greater portion of said amount is still unaccounted for by him. Jerry Ray is the owner of a small tract of land [in District No. 3 of Jackson County] . . . is also engaged in the retail of dry goods at a point called Highland in said County and State in copartnership with his codefendants Leonideus Ray and James Ray . . .

[The complainants believe he is in "a failing state" and about to sell his assets and leave, thereby forcing complainants to pay the indebtedness of the deceased.]


NEW CASE.
CARVER, S. H., ADMINISTRATOR OF DYCUS, J. A.
COUNTY, 1901.

Depositions taken: probably 27 Oct. 1901.

DEPOSITION: J. W. CARVER.

/s/ J. W. Carver

DEPOSITION: JOHN G. HOWELL.

/s/ J. G. Howel

Depositions taken: 28 Oct. 1901.

DEPOSITION: S. H. CARVER.

/s/ S. H. Carver

DEPOSITION: F. A. DYCUS.

I am 51 years old. I am a farmer. I am a son of J. A. Dycus.

/s/ F. A. Dycus

THE PETITION of S. H. Carver, Administrator of J. A. Dycus, deceased, Elizabeth Carver, F. A. Dycus, M. H. Dycus, citizens of Jackson Co. against Oscar Dycus, also a citizen of Jackson Co. TN.

. . . J. A. Dycus, late of Jackson Co. TN is dead, intestate, and your petitioner S. H. Carver has been duly appointed his administrator by this Court, that defendant Oscar Dycus is one of the heirs of the said J. A. Dycus and that said Oscar Dycus is a minor under the age of 21 years, without regular guardian, that Elizabeth Carver, wife of S. H. Carver, F. M. Dycus, M. H. Dycus, Petitioners, and the defendant Oscar Dycus are the only heirs of the said J. A. Dycus, deceased, except the widow of said J. A. Dycus who has heretofore had homestead and dower laid off to her out of the landed estate of the deceased . . .

The said J. A. Dycus died seized and possessed of the following described tracts of land, to wit: Lying in the 3rd Civil District of Jackson Co. TN, 1st tract bounded as follows: On the East by the widow's homestead and dower, on the North by Draper, on the West and South by Carver, containing 80 acres more or less. 2nd tract on the East by Wartrace Creek, on the North by Bryant, on the South by Richardson, on the West by the widow's homestead and dower, containing 80 acres more or less; in this second tract there is a school and church house lot containing one acre, and this is excepted and must not be sold. 3rd tract, on the East, South and West by Davenport, and on the North by Sadler, containing about 20 acres.

PURCHASERS OF PERSONAL ESTATE OF J. A. DYCUS.

29 Aug. 1901.

M. H. Dycus

D. A. Carver

A. Denson

James Morgan

G. W. Hufhines [Huffines]

John Veatch [Veach]

F. A. Dycus

S. P. Dycus

A. C. Carter

J. A. Carver

G. W. White

Wint Ray

J. L. McCarver

H. H. White

Wint Hunter

ASSIGNMENT OF HOMESTEAD AND DOWER to the widow of J. A. Dycus.

10 Sept. 1901

Homestead: 95 3/20 acres including the mansion where J. A. Dycus lived at the time of his death and also including the outbuildings.

Dower: 38 1/2 acres.

Plat included.


NEW CASE.
CARVER, S. H. ADMR. OF HUFFINES, S. S.
COUNTY, 1907.

PRORATA SHEET.

31 Jan. 1908.

There being nine heirs and the widow, ten in all. . .

1. Sarah Huffines, widow.

2. Leona Richardson, heir. [in final settlement, earlier document, husband is named as Verva Richardson].

3. Lena Hardcastle, heir. [in final settlement, earlier document, husband is named as A. L. Hardcastle].

4. Kavanaugh Huffines, heir.

5. Benton Huffines, heir.

6. Alta Huffines, heir.

7. Cortez Huffines, heir.

8. Vester Huffines, heir.

9. Bryan Huffines, heir.

10. Raymond Huffines, heir.

DEED.

2 Oct. 1891.

To S. S. Huffines for $800, a tract of land in Civil District No. 3 in Jackson Co. TN, bounded by . . . James H. Carver . . .bank of Wartrace Creek . . . near a sink hole spring. . . containing 75 acres more or less. . .

/s/ J. H. Bryant & Co.

/s/ Mary P. Bryant

PURCHASERS OF THE PERSONAL ESTATE OF S. S. HUFFINES.

Andrew Shoulders

J. A. Carver

J. S. Davenport

W. A. Carver

Kirk Forkum

A. K. Huffines

Mrs. Sarah Huffines

Joe Davenport

A. Denson

J. W. Richardson

Tommie Hardcastle

Oliver West

S. S. Hall

Bill Mosley

P. P. Cassetty

A. R. Draper

Houston Webb

John Howell

J. D. Wiggins

Ervin Long

B. C. Jones


NEW CASE.
CARVER, S. H. & WIFE VS. DYCUS, OSCAR.
CHANCERY, 1904.

REPORT.

22 June 1904.

. . . Commissioners and surveyor . . . laid off to S. H. Carver and his wife their two shares together, next to and adjoining the home place of S. H. Carver . . . [57 acres]. Lot No. 3. We assign to Oscar E. Dycus . . .[38 1/2 acres]. Lot. No. 4. We assign to M. H. Dycus . . .[38 acres].

Plat included.


NEW CASE.
CARVER, SARAH VS. CARVER, WM. J.
CIRCUIT, 1896.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Sarah Carver against Wm. J. Carver, both of Jackson Co. TN.

4 June 1896

. . . she and the defendant were married in said county in the spring of 1893 and have resided in said county ever since.

Petitioner will state that shortly after said marriage the defendant willfully and maliciously abandoned her, and such abandonment was for more than two whole years before the filing of this Bill.

. . . in about one month after said marriage, [defendant] got dissatisfied and just left . . .

Asks for divorce.

Sarah Carver [her mark]


NEW CASE.
CARVER, S. S. ADMR. OF SHIRLEY, JOHN
COUNTY, 1899.

Deposition taken: 4 Oct. 1909.

DEPOSITION: JOHN CALE.

I live within about one mile of them [S. S. Carver and Berry Shirley]. Berry Shirley lives with S. S. Carver. Berry appears to be a little puny. I have never seen him at work. I see him often. It appears that Mr. Carver and his family are as good and kind to him as if he was their own child. He wears good comfortable clothing and goes well fixed as any of the boys in the community.

/s/ John Cale

Deposition taken: no date. Filed 22 Sept. 1905.

DEPOSITION: J. M. WILLIAMSON.

I am 61 years old. I live in the 5th district of Jackson County. I am a farmer. I live within half mile or three quarters of S. S. Carver. . .

. . .he [Berry Shirley] is about nine years old. His health is not good, but his health is better now than it has been a few years back. He has been a great deal of trouble to S. S. Carver and his family. About two years ago he got his arm broke and he was down some time and carried his arm in a sling for some time.

. . . I have had a grandchild for several years to take care of.

/s/ J. M. Williamson

Deposition taken: 1 Sept. 1906.

DEPOSITION: E. M. KELLY.

I live in Granville TN and within two miles of S. S. Carver . . .

[Berry Shirley] is now about ten years old.

/s/ E. M. Kelly

Deposition taken: 20 June 1904.

DEPOSITION: AMANDA C. CARVER.

S. S. Carver is my husband and Berry Shirley is my grandson.

His mother died in 1896. We took him to our house to live about Oct. 1897. He has lived with us ever since then.

Quest. What was the condition [of] Berry Shirley's health at the time you taken him to your house?

Ans. He had scrafula and affection of the kidneys so the physician said.

First there come large knots or lumps on his neck and [unreadable]. These afterwards became running sores and he remained in that condition for many months. At times they would heal for a while and then break out again and they continued in this manner for three years or longer. He had trouble with his kidneys for several years and during this time he required a great deal of care and attention. He took medicines almost constantly.

[At this time] he is in a delicate state of health but is much better than formerly.

He is nine years old.--1st [possibly 7th] day of Dec.

Neither of his parents are living. His mother died in 1896 and his father in 1897.

He has a one half interest in one town lot situated in Granville . . .

He has only one half brother, Willie Shirley.

/s/ Amanda C. Carver

DEPOSITION: S. S. CARVER.

I am 57 years of age. I am the regular guardian of Berry Shirley. I took charge of Berry Shirley in about Oct. 1897 . . .

/s/ S. S. Carver

DEPOSITION: B. L. SIMMONS.

Age 41. Live at Granville. I am a practicing physician.

He [Berry Shirley] had scrofula with a tendency toward tuberculosis.

/s/ Benjamin L. Simmons

Deposition: no date. Filed 21 Sept. 1905.

DEPOSITION: B. F. COOPER.

I knew John W. Shirley in his lifetime. He left two children. Willie Shirley is the oldest and Berry Shirley the younger. They are half brothers, John W. Shirley having been twice married. Willie is about 18 years of age and Wm. Gailbreath is his regular guardian. Berry Shirley is about eleven years of age and S. S. Carver is his regular guardian. These two boys are the only children and heirs at law of John W. Shirley, deceased.

John W. Shirley was not the owner of any real estate at the time of his death except a house and lot situated in the town of Granville in this county.

I have lived upon it for the past five years. I rented from the guardians.

/s/ B. F. Cooper.

DEPOSITION: J. S. SPURLOCK.

/s/ J. S. Spurlock


NEW CASE.
CARVER, S. S. ADMR. OF CARVER, MARTHA.
COUNTY, 1907.

CONTRACT.

4 Feb. 1905.

Summary: Milton Dixon sold to S. S. Carver for $100 his entire interest in the personal estate of his grandmother, Martha Carver, deceased, it being one seventh of said estate. [bp.]

/s/ Milton Dixon

CONTRACT.

12 Feb. 1905.

Summary: Howard Clark sold to S. S. Carver for $13.55 his interest in his grandmother's, Martha Carver, deceased, estate, in being "one 8 of on 7" [sic] of said estate. [bp.]

/s/ H. B. Clark

FINAL SETTLEMENT.

22 April 1907.

Prorata Sheet.

[The numbering does not make sense in the original document, but it is written as here. bp.]

1. J. M. Carver, 1 share.

2. Norma Clark, dead, her heirs eight in number, to wit:

Rufus Clark

Hatten Clark

Amlet Clark

Hayden Clark

Dora [or Dona] Clark

Mollie Clark

Mentis Clark

Howard Clark

3. S. S. Carver

4. Elvira Clark, deceased, her heirs three in number, to wit:

Tamar Robinson

Mattie Cassatty

Comer Clark

5. Elizabeth Dixon, dead, her heir Milton Dixon entitled to her share.

6. Louverna Huffines, dead, her heirs eight in number are to wit:

Sam Huffines

Harlon Huffines

Versie McCue

Lena Donoho

Ova Richardson

Lenora Huffines, dead, her heirs two in number: Ottie Huffines & Clester Huffines

7. Alice Birdwell, dead, her heir one in number: Maselle Birdwell.

8. Vina Birdwell, dead, her heirs two in number: Melvin Birdwell & Ora Birdwell.

7. [sic] Carry Draper, deceased, her heirs three in number:

Benton Draper

Paul Draper

Walter Draper.


NEW CASE.
CARVER, W. A. EXECUTOR OF DANIEL WHITAKER & M. T. MC DONALD, ADMINISTRATOR OF HESSIE WHITAKER.
COUNTY, 1913.

Note: This Executor is W. A. Carver in all of the documents except the will, where he is referred to as W. B. Carver. -bp.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DANIEL WHITTAKER.

11 April 1912.

. . . will to my daughter Kate Whittaker the sum of $5.00 to be paid. . . out of my estate, she having property of her own I do not desire her to have any more of my estate than the $5.00 here willed to her.

. . . to my daughter Lucy Carver, wife of W. B. Carver, during her natural life and at her death to go to her bodily heirs, my farm situated in the 11th Civil District of Jackson County TN on Cumberland river, Bounded on the west by G. C. Darwin, on the south by Robert Rogers, on the east by a conditional line made between myself and Kate Whittaker in the division of the farm that my wife and I owned as tenants in common prior to my wife's death and bounded on the north by Cumberland river.

. . . will and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Carver my house and lots situated in Cookeville, Putnam Co. TN . . .

. . . to my daughter Lucy Carver all my personal property . . .

. . . appoint W. B. Carver, my son-in-law, Executor of this will . . .

/s/ Daniel Whitaker


NEW CASE.
CARVER, W. B. ET. AL. VS. FORKUM, ED ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1907.

Deposition taken: 22 & 23 April 1907.

DEPOSITION: R. V. BROOKS.

My age is 64 years. My residence is Rouge [?] Point.

/s/ R. V. Brooks

Deposition taken: 2 & 3 May 1907.

DEPOSITION: R. V. BROOKS.

Quest. Joel Forkum was on a trade with his brother Dick Forkum . . .

/s/ R. V. Brooks

Deposition taken: April 1907.

DEPOSITION: E. J. DAVENPORT.

I am 57 years old. I live at Haydensburg in the 4th Civil District of Jackson County. I am a farmer.

Well, I'd say that I lived in one and one half miles of Joel [Forkum] for four years before his death.

My son-in-law, Billie White, and I think my son Oliver was there.

. . . he [Joel Forkum] also said that they had all left him but these two boys [Charlie and Ed].

/s/ E. J. Davenport

Deposition taken: May 1907.

DEPOSITION: HARVEY MC COIN.

I am 28 years old and live in the Second District.

/s/ J. H. McCoin

Deposition taken: 7 May 1907.

DEPOSITION: HARLEY HUFFINES.

I live on War Trace Creek in the 3rd Civil District of Jackson County TN. Joel Forkum's daughter was my wife.

Quest. If you ever heard Joel Forkum say anything about thinking as much of one of the children as the other, state what he said, and how came the conversation to come up?

Ans. Well, how came it to come up, when Peyton Cassetty and his wife married, Dr. Clark carried all of her things out, and piled them up, and burned them, and he told me that he didn't see how anybody could treat their children that way, that he thought as much of one of his children as the other.

Quest. Is your wife a daughter of Joel Forkum and a sister of Ed and Charley?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. When were you married?

Ans. I have been married for nine years, next June.

/s/ J. H. Huffines

Deposition taken: probably May 1907.

DEPOSITION: OLIVER WEST.

I am 40 years old. I live in the 2nd District of Jackson County TN. My occupation is farming.

The last time I remember being there having any talk with him [Joel Forkum] was the day defendant Charley Forkum's baby lay a corpse. It must have been in March of last year. I remember it because it was the date Taylor Gaines was shot and the date the baby died.

/s/ O. B. West

Deposition taken: 8 May 1907.

DEPOSITION: MRS. COZANDA FORKUM, one of the defendants.

I am 61 years and reside in the 2nd District of Jackson Co. TN. I am the widow of Joel Forkum, deceased.

Quest. Are they, Ed and Charlie, your youngest children?

Ans. Yes, sir.

Quest. How near did your sons Bill and James Forkum live to you at that time [when the deed in dispute was made].

Ans. Bill lived about four miles and Jim lived, I reckon, about four or five miles. [My husband] died the 13 day of July.

Quest. State whether or not, after the bill was filed in this case, you visited all of your children and how long did you stay with some of them.

Ans. I visited Jim Forkum's family and staid two or three days. I waited on his wife and she has never been to see me since her Pa died, and I went to Clay Mosley's until I heard I was not welcome and I quit. They did not come to see me. I have been to Harley Huffine's as often as I could go and they never did stop coming to see me.

DEPOSITION: MRS. LIZZIE FORKUM.

I am 25 years old. Second cousins to Charlie and Ed Forkum, also the wife of Ed Forkum.

/s/ Lizz Forkum

DEPOSITION: MRS. LEONA FORKUM.

I am 20 years old. Charlie is my husband and Ed my brother in law.

Leona Forkum [her mark]

DEPOSITION: J. B. WEST.

I am 69 years old.

James B. West [his mark]

Depositions taken: 9 May 1907.

DEPOSITION: CASANDA FORKUM.

Casander Forkum [her mark]

DEPOSITION: W. G. WHITE.

I am 37 years old. I live in the 4th District of Jackson County.

I have never bought any or sold any [land].

Quest. Now don't you know the fact that Jim Forkum's wife herself [was] in bad health and had a sick child which has not yet recovered.

Ans. I suppose she was sick some. I heard she had a child sick too about the same time.

W. G. White [his mark]

DEPOSITION: PARSETTA DRAPER.

I am 46 years old. I reside in the 3rd District of Jackson County and am the mother in law of Charlie Forkum.

. . . he [Joel Forkum] died in July.

Parsetta Draper [her mark]

DEPOSITION: MRS. ALBERTINE HUFFHINS [HUFFINES].

I am 26 years old. I am sister of Charlie and Ed Forkum and daughter of Casanda Forkum.

I will be married nine years the 3rd day of next July.

/s/ A. F. Huffines

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of W. B. Carver & his wife Mary E. Carver, J. H. Forkum & his wife Malvina Forkum, H. H. Huffines & his wife Albertine Huffines, Clay Mosely & his wife Ina Mosely, citizens of Jackson Co. TN against Ed Forkum, Charlie Forkum, Casander Forkum, James Forkum and William Forkum, also of Jackson Co. TN.

Joel Forkum departed this life intestate in Jackson County TN on or about the 12th day of July 1906, leaving Casander Forkum his widow and the other parties hereto both complainants and defendants, except the husbands of the married women mentioned, his only children and heirs at law.

[The complainants charge that the defendants conspired to fraudulently coerce Joel Forkum to deed a tract of land, on 8 Nov. 1904, to Charlie and Ed, described as:] on the waters of Indian Creek. . .corner below L. B. Wilson. . . ridge between Z. H. Mosely and Joel Forkum . . .Dan Huffines line. . . James McCall. . . containing by estimate 100 acres. The consideration was $700.

Again, [by coercion, on 23 May 1905] Joel Forkum executed a deed to Charlie and Ed Forkum for the remaining tract of land [where he then lived] in the 2nd District of said county, bounded on the north by the lands hereintofore described, west by the lands of J. G. Ray and L. H. Mosely, East by the lands of Clay Mosely, south by the lands of J. G. Ray. . .

Depositions taken: 21 Aug. 1907.

DEPOSITION: LEONA FORKUM.

I am the wife of Charley Forkum, one of the defendants in this case. We lived in the house with Joel Forkum at the time of his death, and have lived at the same place since his death.

/s/ Leana Forkum

DEPOSITION: D. H. DRAPER.

D. H. Draper [his mark]

DEPOSITION: W. M. FORKUM.

. . .Pa--Joel Forkum.

W. M. Forkum [his mark]

Deposition taken: 27 Aug. 1907.

DEPOSITION: HARLEY HUFFINES.

/s/ J. H. Huffines

Deposition taken: 7 June 1907.

DEPOSITION: LATON MINCHIE.

I am 39 years old. I live in the 2nd District of Jackson County.

Quest. Do you own any land?

Ans. No, Sir.

Laton Minchie [his mark]

DEPOSITION: BAILEY HOWELL.

I reckon I am 39 years old. I live on the waters of Indian Creek in the 2nd District of this County.

. . . my father, J. P. Howell. . .

I married after my father's death.

[Frank and Mary are implied as his siblings. -b.p.]

/s/ B. P. Howell

Deposition taken: 8 June 1907.

DEPOSITION: T. B. WITCHER.

I am 51 years old. I live in the 2nd District of Jackson County.

I have been a neighbor to him [Joel Forkum] about 18 years. I lived about a mile from him at his death. I reckon I know the lands involved in this litigation . I was raised on it.

. . . Uncle Joel . . .

/s/ T. B. Witcher

DEPOSITION: C. C. FORKUM.

I am 29 years old. I reside in the 2nd District of Jackson County. I knew Joel Forkum in his lifetime. He was my uncle.

Quest. . . your father, Dick Forkum. . .

/s/ C. C. Forkum

DEPOSITION: W. S. SLOAN.

I am 22 years old. I live on Indian Creek in 2nd District of this County.

He gives negative testimony about Dock Wolf; says he does not support his family properly. -[bp.]

DEPOSITION: OLIVER DAVENPORT.

I am 18 years old. I live in the 4th District of Jackson County. Toler [or Took ?] Davenport is my father. E. J. Davenport is the way my father signs his name.

Oliver Davenport [his mark]

DEPOSITION: M.[Marshall] A. GAINES.

I am 50 years old. I live in the 2nd District of this County.

I have known [Joel Forkum] about all my life. Ever since I was a small boy.

/s/ M. A. Gaines

DEED.

21 June 1904.

Joel Forkum and his wife Cazander Forkum sold to Edd and Charley Forkum a tract of land on Indian Creek, being a portion of "the tract of land we live on," 100 acres more or less, for $700 in notes.

DEED.

23 May 1905.

Joel Forkum and his wife Cazander Forkum sold to Edd and Charley Forkum the reversionary interest in and to the tract of land where we now live, on Indian Creek in the 2nd Civil District of Jackson County, for the following consideration: $225 in a note executed to R. V. Brooks by Edd and Charley Forkum. . . this amount being in lieu of a note, owing from me to said Brooks, and they are to pay whatever balance I owe on a mowing machine.

It is expressly agreed that we retain a life estate in said land, so long as either of us lives--and at our death, to revert to said Ed and Charley Forkum.

Deposition taken: 26 March 1907.

DEPOSITION: ARCH MC CAIN.

I have known him [Joel Forkum] ever since I was a boy.

I was working at a Steam Mill as an engineer right there on his farm near his house [during the last years of Joel Forkum's life].

Quest. How long were you engaged in the mill business there on Joel Forkum's farm?

Ans. About 12 months prior to his death.

Quest. How many children did Joel Forkum have?

Ans. He had eight.

Quest. Are they all living?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. How many of them are girls?

Ans. Four girls.

Mr. Carver's wife visited him very often. She passed by my house. She was his daughter, and Perry Mosely's wife, another daughter, went up most every day to see him.

The Mill hands were John Sloan, Byrd Sloan, Alford Sloan, Wily Sloan, Luther Sloan and Haumpy [?] Sloan.

I don't own any [land] now. I sold my land 12 years ago. It was worth $1000 then. That is the only land I ever owned.

/s/ A. R. McCoin

Depositions taken: 27 March 1907.

DEPOSITION: Wm. FORKUM.

I am 36 years old.

Quest. Are you a son of Joel Forkum, deceased and defendant Casander Forkum?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. State as near as you can the age of Joel Forkum at the time of his death.

Ans. I don't know his age. I am of the opinion he was 60 or 61 years old.

Quest. How old is defendant Casander Forkum. Was she older or younger than your father?

Ans. I don't [know] her age but I suppose she is younger than my father. I think she is about 56 years old.

Quest. State as near as you can the ages of defendants Ed and Charley Forkum.

Ans. I suppose Ed is about 23 and Charley is about 21, while I do not know either one of their ages.

Sis [Birdwell] was my father's sister.

Yes, my father bought the lands. . .and made a proposition to me and Jim, that if we would help him pay for the lands that he would deed off a portion of the land and we stayed there and helped pay for it--and me and Jim got deeds for our lands. The lands were first deeded to my father. Ed and Charley were both small when the place was first bought.

W. M. Forkum [his mark]

Note: The witness is referred to both as Wm. Forkum and W. M. Forkum. -bp.

DEPOSITION: J. G. RAY.

I live I suppose within about a half mile of said land [in dispute].

I have been living there about ten years.

/s/ J. G. Ray

Deposition taken: 20 & 27 May 1907.

DEPOSITION: DOCK WOLF.

I will be 21 years old the 7th June next.

I live on Indian Creek in the 2nd District of Jackson County. I work at the picture business.

. . . he [Joel Forkum] said that Puss [Casander] said if he didn't make a deed to Ed & Charley she was going to file a bill for divorce and put him on the road like his old dady.

Dock Wolf [his mark]

Deposition taken: 28 May 1904.

DEPOSITION: MARY E. CARVER.

Quest. Are you a party complainant in this suit, a daughter of Joel Forkum, deceased, the wife of complainant W. B. Carver and sister of defendants Ed and Charley Forkum?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

I have sold my interest in my father's estate since the beginning of this suit. I sold to my brother Ed Forkum. I got $100 for it.

Because I wanted out of it and I thought it would be the best.

. . . Willie, my husband . . .

I think he [my father] was going in his 65th year.

I think he [father] died with consumption.

He [father] drank a right smart of whiskey.

Mary E. Carver [her mark]

Deposition taken: 1 June 1907.

DEPOSITION: MRS. ALBERTINE HUFFINES.

Quest. Say if you are one of the parties complainant in this suit?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. Say if you sold out your interest in the lands in controversy in this suit to Ed and Charley Forkum . . .

Ans. Yes, Sir [for $100].

/s/ A. V.[?] Huffines

Depositions taken: 10 June 1907.

DEPOSITION: G. D. WEST.

I am 28 years old. I live in the 2nd District of this County.

/s/ G. D. West

DEPOSITION: WM. FORKUM.

Bill Carver's step daughter [not named].

W. M. Forkum [his mark]

Depositions taken: 11 June 1907

DEPOSITION: W. B. CARVER.

I was a party [to this case] and I am the husband of Mary E. Carver.

[No signature].

DEPOSITION: D. H. DRAPER.

I suppose I live about 3/4 of a mile of it [the land in dispute].

I am 48 years old.

D. H. Draper [his mark]

Deposition taken: 13 June 1907.

DEPOSITION: T. J. FORKUM.

. . . my brother [Joel Forkum, implied].

. . . the widow Birdwell, who is my sister. . .

/s/ T. J. Forkum

JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER of Ed Forkum, Charlie Forkum and Cazanda Forkum to the Bill of Complaint.

They admit that Joel Forkum departed this life intestate in Jackson County TN on the 12th day of July, 1906. . .

They deny fraud and coercion.


NEW CASE.
CARVER, W. R. VS. CARVER, NORA.
CHANCERY, 1912.

NOTICE TO SHERIFF OF WILSON CO. TN

10 Oct. 1912.

Nora Carver, understood to be living in Lebanon.

Couldn't be found.

BILL OF COMPLAINT of W. R. Carver of Jackson Co. TN against Nora Carver of Wilson Co. TN.

He and the defendant were married in Jackson County TN in the spring of 1905 and lived together as man and wife until Sept. 1910, when the defendant, without cause, deserted and left complainant, and has that time refused to live with him.

He further avers that since leaving him, she has become a person of "lewd habits."

Asks for a divorce.


NEW CASE.
CARY, L. A. VS. FRAIN, JOHN M. ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1867.

Summary: L. A. Cary, John M. Fraine & Lafayette Harling entered into a partnership on 9 Oct. 1866 at Celina, in a steam mill and other ventures. T. J. Mabery became a partner later. L. A. Cary didn't like the way things were going, and wanted out. -bp.


NEW CASE.
CASH, CLARK & OTHERS VS. CHRISTIAN, GEO. W. & OTHERS AND
BANK OF TENNSSEE VS. CASH, CLARK.

CHANCERY, 1859 - 1874.

Deposition taken: 6 June 1872 in Overton Co. TN

DEPOSITION: CLARK CASH.

Quest. Are you complainant in this case, in the original bill?

Ans. I am.

I went off to go to school to Monroe [in 1859.]

Quest. What was your age then?

Ans. I was about 15 years old.

/s/ W. C. Cash

Depositions taken: 21 Jan. 1861 in Overton Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: WILIAM H. [SIC] TURNER.

Aged 41 years.

Thos. Eldridge has been his [Clark Cash's] guardian for several years.

Thos. Eldridge is the stepfather of Clark Cash and has been for 8 or 9 years as I now recollect.

Thos. Eldridge is now insolvent and has been in failing circumstances for some three years and upwards as I now recollect.

[Clark Cash's] father is dead and his mother owns some valuable town lots in the town of Livingston, with houses on them.

I moved to this town [Livingston] in April 1859.

/s/ W. U. [sic] Turner

DEPOSITION: JESSEE ELDRIDGE.

. . . Tho. Eldridge, he sent him by his son Polk Eldridge. . .

I am the brother of Thomas Eldridge.

/s/ J. Eldridge

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM CANNON.

Aged 42.

I am Sheriff of Overton Co. and have been for three years last July.

Clark Cash was then about 16 years old and Polk Eldridge 20 or 21 years old, I suppose.

/s/ Wm. Cannon

PETITION.

14 Aug. 1866.

. . . since the filing of the original bill in this case, and more than six months ago, Thomas Eldridge has died intestate. . .

Asks for an Administrator of the estate to be appointed.-bp.

APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN.

6 Oct. 1857, Overton Co. TN.

. . . Thomas Eldridge was this day appointed Guardian to James M., William C., Robert F. and Lockey F. Cash, minor heirs of Thompson Cash, deceased. . .

Deposition taken: 6 July 1868.

DEPOSITION: AMOS K. TINSLEY.

Aged 46 years.

James Polk Eldridge is the son of Thomas Eldridge.

/s/ A. K. Tinsley

Deposition taken: 27 March 1861 in Overton Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: RICHARD H. MULLINS.

Aged 40 years.

/s/ R. H. Mullins.


NEW CASE.
CASON, E. M. VS. BUCHANAN, D. R.
CIRCUIT, 1873.

Note: this is a very confusing case, but it involves various debts, and the sale of the land of D. R. Buchanan. This land was paid for with Confederate money, which seems to have been the basis for a charge of fraud. -bp.

Deposition taken: 27 July 1866 in Overton County TN.

DEPOSITION: LANDON ARMSTRONG.

Aged 75 years.

Quest. . . your son L. T. Armstrong. . .

[A. J. B.] Walker is the son-in-law of my son, L. T. Armstrong.

I sold it [a tract of land] to four of my children and grandchildren. To my sons P. M. Armstrong, L. T. Armstrong and son-in-law J. J. Amonett and grandson L. W. Oglesby. It is the tract near Monroe.

/s/ Landon Armstrong

Deposition taken: 22 June 1867 in Jackson Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: JERRY H. ROBERTS.

About 42 years old.

. . . the farm on which D. R. Buchanan then lived [1843] and upon which J. B. Anderson and George Warren now live, which is the same sold by Buchanan to Oglesby and Armstrong.

/s/ J. R. Roberts

Deposition taken: 8 April 1873.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM SPEAKMAN.

Aged 50 years.

Quest. State whether you and defendant D. R. Buchanan were partners as carpenters. . .

Ans. We have been in copartnership some three years . . .

Deposition taken: 7 Aug. 1866.

DEPOSITION: GREEN B. HALL.

Aged 40 years.

I think he [David R. Buchanan] sold his land in Aug. 1863 to Landon W. Oglesby and L. T. Armstrong. He, Buchanan, said he was selling out to move to Texas. . .

Buchanan was a strong Southern man and had a son in the Rebel Army at that time.

He [E. M. Cason] always claimed to be a Secessionist when he was talking to me and he lived on the same road that Buchanan lived on and about 1 1/2 miles from Buchanan.

. . . [L. T. Armstrong] had been a captain in the Rebel Army.

. . .L. W. Oglesby had been Quarter Master in the Rebel Army and been acting as a Commissary agent for the Rebel Army . . .

/s/ G. B. Hall

Deposition taken: 20 Jan. 1870

DEPOSITION: GEORGE M. WARRAN.

I am acquainted with the lands [in dispute].

I have lived on the land. I lived on the upper part of the farm called the Armstrong portion of said farm and I have lived there for the last three years.

/s/ G. M. Warren

Deposition taken: 16 Oct. 1871.

DEPOSITION: L. T. ARMSTRONG.

I and L. W. Oglesby bought the land from D. R. Buchanan in 1863.

I resigned as a Captain in the 8th Tennessee Regiment in Oct. 1861 and my resignation was duly received and I had no further connection with the Confederate Army after the 21st Oct. 1861.

We got possession of one house where his son John Buchanan was living in a short time . . .

/s/ Luke T. Armstrong

Depositions taken: 18 Oct. 1866.

DEPOSITION: ROBERT P. BROWN.

Aged 56 years.

I lived in Celina in the years 1863 and 1865.

A. P. Green lived about 2 1/2 miles and A. J. B. Walker lived about 1 mile from Celina in 1865.

/s/ R. P. Brown

DEPOSITION: DAVID C. GORDON.

Aged 24 years.

/s/ D. C. Gordon

DEPOSITION: GREENBERRY HALL.

Aged about 40 years.

/s/ G. B. Hall

DEPOSITION: MRS. NANCY P. HANES.

The note spoken of [from Buchanan] was given for a negro woman named Eda.

/s/ N. P. Hanes

Depositions taken: 28 June 1867.

DEPOSITION: RAY KIRKPATRICK.

About 32 years old.

I was acquainted with O. P. Hamilton. I never saw his commission but he was styled Lieut. Col. and was commanding a Battalion of Confederate Cavalry during the year 1863 and partly I think in 1864. He generally rendezvoused in Jackson County.

/s/ Ray Kirkpatrick

DEPOSITION: J. H. HALL.

About 36 years old.

It was said that he [L. W. Oglesby] belonged to the Southern Army. He told me that he was government agent to collect stock, I think in the fall of 1862.

/s/ J. H. Hall

Deposition taken: 18 Jan. 1867.

DEPOSITION: JAMES T. QUARLES.

/s/ James T. Quarles

Depositions taken: 5 Oct. 1866.

DEPOSITION: JOHN P. BUTLER.

Aged 55 years.

John P. Butler [his mark]

DEPOSITION: ELIJAH B. HOLOMAN.

Aged 52 years.

/s/ E. B. Holliman

DEPOSITION: JOHN F. TINSLEY.

Aged 41 years.

[A. J. B.] Walker and [L. T.] Armstrong were brothers in law and Walker is Armstrong's son in law.

/s/ John F. Tinsley

Deposition taken: 24 Dec. 1869.

DEPOSITION: DAVID R. BUCHANAN.

59 years of age.

I sold Oglesby and Armstrong a tract of land about the date mentioned [1863] some six miles above Gainesboro on the road leading from Gainesboro to Celina on Cumberland river.

The defendant Oglesby lived in about one mile of Armstrong as I remember it and it is about one or two miles of Celina. Defendant Green lived some two miles above Celina and Walker when at home was near Armstrong.

The defendant Oglesby now lives in Texas and Armstrong lives in Nashville TN.

The defendant Green lived at Celina about 1865 or near that time and Walker lives where [he] had formerly lived. The said defendants A. J. B. Walker, L. F. Armstrong, L. W. Oglesby are related as family, to wit: Oglesby is a nephew of Armstrong, Armstrong is a brother in law and Armstrong is a father in law to A. J. B. Walker.

Buchanan further testifies that he traded his land for Confederate money, which turned out to be worthless. He says he still has it and has never spent a dollar of it. -bp.

/s/ David R. Buchanan

Depositions taken: 16 May 1870.

DEPOSITION: ROBT. W. WASHBURN.

Aged about 33 years.

/s/ R. W. Washburn

DEPOSITION: TOLIVER KIRKPATRICK.

About 50 years old.

I lived on Roaring River [in 1863].

/s/ Toliver Kirkpatrick

DEPOSITION: S. F. MURRAY.

/s/ L. F. Murray

Note: In the transcript he is clearly called S. F., but he clearly signs his name as L. F. -bp

Depositions taken: 10 Sept. 1866.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM G. ROSE.

Aged 34 years.

. . . William Buchanan, his [David Buchanan's] son. . .

/s/ Wm. G. Rose

DEPOSITION: SPENCER WALKER.

Spencer Walker [his mark]

DEPOSITION: JAMES W. SMALLWOOD.

Aged 40 years.

I am Constable.

/s/ J. W. Smallwood

DEPOSITION: JAMES GENTRY.

Aged 46 years.

I was Constable in Jackson County the latter part of 1865 and for part of the year 1866.

The laws was suspended for a considerable length of time. The first Chancery was held in August 1865 as I think, and I think the first Circuit Court was held in Nov. 1865.

I do not recollect at what time they were suspended. The laws were suspended near three years and civil law was restored in the year 1865.

I think they [courts] were held in the years 1860 and 1861.

/s/ Jas. Gentry

DEPOSITION: JEFFERSON ROBERTS.

Aged 60 years.

I am a Collecting Officer and Deputy Sheriff.

/s/ J. Roberts

DEPOSITION: ALBERT KIRKPATRICK.

[David R. Buchanan] had three slaves [in 1860].

Buchanan had two sons of age [William and John] at that time [from 1860 to 1863].

I do not recollect when John moved to himself but it was before 1860.

I think about that time [about 1863] I paid A. W. Draper some Tennessee money for a negro woman for my brother, S. E. Kirkpatrick.

[James] Roberts is dead.

I am related to Oglesby by marriage. Myself and Oglesby's wife is cousin.

/s/ Albert Kirkpatrick

DEPOSITION: JOSEPH W. CRUTCHER.

Aged 44 years.

. . . in 1866 and 1865 I lived about 300 yards from him [D. R. Buchanan].

/s/ J. W. Crutcher

DEPOSITION: J. A. CUNNINGHAM.

Aged 23 years.

/s/ J. A. Cunningham

DEPOSITION: JOHN M. GIPSON.

Aged 52 years.

/s/ John M. Gipson


NEW CASE.
CASON, EDWARD M. VS. COX, N. M. ET AL.
CHANCERY, 1849.

ORDER.

Edward M. Cason vs. Nathaniel M. Cox and wife.

It appeared to the Court that in 1842 complainant was appointed trustee for the defendant Eliza Cox, to take control of a negro girl named Mary and hold the same to the use of said defendant Eliza. It also appeared that said complainant has been at some expense with said negro as trustee, but it did not appear how much. It also appeared that complainant is anxious to be released from the trouble and expense as [paper crease obliterates next line -bp].

Summary: Complainant was released from trust, and the Clerk and Master was appointed trustee.


NEW CASE.
CASON, ELIZABETH & OTHERS VS. EDWARD M. CASON & ROBERT A. COX,
ADMINISTRATORS OF THOMPSON CASON.

THE CROSS BILL of Elizabeth Cason, widow of Thompson Cason, deceased, against Edward M. Cason and Robert A. Cox, Administrators of Thompson Cason, deceased and A. W. Dewitt, Administrator of H. Clements, deceased.

. . . about the 17th day of Oct. 1854 her said husband Thompson Cason departed this life intestate in said County of Jackson . . .

DEED.

16 Dec. 1853.

I, Benjamin C. White of the County of Jackson and State of Tennessee, [sold] to Thompson Cason . . . for the consideration of $1800 . . the following described tract of land . . . a conditional line with John Hancock crossing Jenning's Creek . . . boundary line of a 640 acre tract granted to John Wilson and Abner Lee by the State of Tennessee . . .both tracts lying and being in Jackson County and adjoining each other and containing 188 1/2 acres and being the same lands I bought of Joseph Hancock and Alexander McCauley . . . with the exception of one half acre on the south side of the large tract and where the meeting house now stands, which I have heretofore deed[ed] away for the purpose of a school house and meeting house, so long as it is kept up for that purpose.

/s/ Benjamin C. White

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: JAMES W. DRAPER.

Quest. Say how many persons the family said Cason consisted of at his death, and what age.

Ans. The widow and his two children, a girl [page torn off] and a girl that had been raised by said Cason [and his] wife, aged then about 14 or 15 years, but the girl was not bound to said Cason.

/s/ James W. Draper

DEPOSITION: HENRY CROWDER.

Aged 63 years.

Henry Crowder [his mark]

DEPOSITION: ISAAC HOOZER.

Aged 63 years.

I lived about 1 1/4 mile from him [Thompson Cason].

/s/ Isaac Van hooser

DEPOSITION: DAVID MYERS.

Aged about 72 years.

I lived about 1/4 of a mile from Thompson Cason.

David Myers [his mark]

NEW CASE.

CASON, H. H. ET. ALS. VS. CUNNINGHAM, S. H.

CIRCUIT, 1884.

Note: This case is about a discrepancy in corn sold by Cason to Cunningham. -bp.

Deposition taken: 16 June 1883.

DEPOSITION: W. A. CRAWFORD.

Aged 32 years.

I was the clerk of the boat [the Steamer Ewald] at that time.

/s/ W. A. Crawford

Deposition taken: 12 Dec. 1883 at Nashville, Davidson Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: C. V. WILLIAMS.

I was First Clerk of the L. P. Ewald at the time . . .

/s/ C. V. Williams


NEW CASE.
CASON, H. H. ET. ALS. VS. GORE, M. L. ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1881.

Note: This was a dispute about notes in a sale of land, and logs.

Nothing of genealogical interest. -bp.

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