Jackson Co., TN Loose District/Chancery Court Papers
Reel #59, Chaffin - Cherry, G.
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


Chaffin, J. R. et. al. vs. Gore, M. L.
Chancery Court, 1882

Deposition of T. G. SETTLE.

29 Aug. 1882.

I went to school at or near the head of the island some 3 or 4 sessions. WM. GORE, NATHAN MURPHY and NOAH LANE were the teachers.

30 Aug. 1882.

MOUNCE GORE has died, I don't remember the date. His widow claimed the island after his death. Since her death, M. L. GORE & SAM GORE claimed ownership. I lived with MOUNCE GORE for a time. I think I left MOUNCE GORE's and quit work there in the latter part of 1847 or the spring of 1848.

I was married in 1854. I lived on the widow GORE's land in 1864 and 1865.

NIMROD JOHNSON lived where old BILL JOHNSON now lives, some mile or mile and a half above the island, when I lived at Mounce Gore's.

The tract of land known as BEN JOHNSON's 50 acre tract of land has been in the actual possession , use, and management of old NIM JOHNSON in his lifetime and after his death in the possession of ABNER CHAFFIN and since his death in the possession of his widow and heirs.

The people on the island with me yesterday were M. L. GORE, S. G. GORE, URIAH STAFFOR (?), HARRISON JOHNSON, EPHRAM SCOTT, LEROY (?) HEADY, W. M. PROKETT (PICKETT), S. L. SETTLE, JAMES GORE, COL., J. M. MORGAN, M. G. BUTTER, V. C. LEE, WASH WHITAKER AND B. SMITH.

T. G. SETTLE (signature)

Deposition of VANCE C. LEE.

I commenced to work for MOUNCE GORE in 1840 and continued to work there off and on every year up to his death. Up to about nine years ago, I worked more or less every year.

MOUNCE GORE claimed the island since 1840.

In 1840, myself, Esqr. MOUNCE GORE and two negroes J--- GORE and JERRY STAFFORD went up on the island to cut a set of sycamore logs.

M. L. GORE was born in 1840.

V. C. LEE (signature)

Deposition of S. L. SETTLE.

I am above 55 years old.

I lived with MOUNCE GORE at one time. He lived at the old Gore farm on Roaring River. I reckon I went there to live in 1841 and lived there until 1848.

"Quest. Did you ever live with his widow and children after this death as on his farm, if so what years.

Ans. I made a little crop there in 1865 I think it was."

I think I went to the school on the island one session.

I was MOUNCE GORE's teamster at the time I lived with him.

I was absent in the war most of the years 1861 - 2 - 3 & 4.

S. L. SETTLE (signature)

Deposition of WM. M. PICKIT (PICKETT)

I married a daughter of MOUNCE GORE's. I was married the 13th day of Dec. 1854.

I lived on MOUNCE GORE's home farm from July 1869 to Oct. or Nov. 1874. During that time the widow Gore claimed the island in dispute.

WM. M. PICKETT (signature)

Deposition of EPHRAM SCOTT.

Aged 66 years.

I lived with and worked for MOUNCE GORE seven or eight years. I went there when I was about 26 years old.

EPHRAIM SCOTT (his mark)

Deposition of WM. GORE, Sept. 1882.

I am 58 years old.

I was born and raised less than one half mile from the island in dispute.

"Your father MOUNCE GORE."

I taught at the school on the island in the summer and fall of 1843, I think. I am not real positive as to the time.

I was absent from Oct. 1847 till Aug. 1848 and from May 1961 to May 1865.

I am a practical surveyor and have been for many years following the business of surveying.

WM. GORE (signature)

Deposition of W. W. STAFFORD.

I am 47 years old.

William Gore was my teacher at the school on the island, in the fall of 1842 or 3.

I was absent from the county for about six years.

I attended that school but one session when I was nine or ten years old.

W. W. STAFFORD (signature)

Deposition of JAMES GORE, COL.

I don't know my age exactly but I remember when the soldiers went to the Jackson war. I think I was nine or ten years old then.

"Quest. Were you or not a slave during all your life up to the late war of the rebellion.

Ans. Yes Sir.

Quest. Who did you belong to.

Ans. I was born My (sic) JOHN CRAWFORD, before he died he willed me to his youngest child. She was the wife of MOUNCE GORE and she owned me until I was freed by the late war."

I have been acquainted with the island about 60 years.

MOUNCE GORE bought the land from the CRAWFORD heirs.

MOUNCE GORE has been dead 24 or 25 years. He died in Dec. 1857.

JAMES GORE (his mark)

Deposition of HENRY GORE, COL.

From the best information I have, I am 38 or 39 years old.

I was a slave prior to the late war.

I belonged to MOUNCE GORE first and then M. L. GORE.

"I was born and raised on the GORE farm on Roaring River and belonged to MOUNCE GORE from my birth to his death and then at a sale of his negro property I was purchased by MAURICE L. GORE and belonged to him from that time to the time I was made free by the war."

"I think my father lived on GORE's land in Overton county a while when I was very small and with him - but they say I was born on the river farm."

HENRY GORE (his mark)

Deposition of ABE GORE, about 48 years old.

I was a slave prior to the war, I belonged to MOUNCE GORE and after his death to MAURICE L. GORE.

ABE GORE (his mark)

Deposition of P. N. DUDNEY, July 1882.

Age 70 years.

I have lived within two miles of the land in dispute for about 50 years, except for about two years when I lived four or five miles from it.

ABNER CHAFFIN is dead. I think he has been dead about 12 years.

My wife and Mrs. CHAFFIN were cousins and her son married my daughter.

Mrs. ELIZABETH CHAFFIN's son married (my) daughter.

P. N. DUDNEY (signature)

Deposition of SAMUEL JOHNSON.

Aged 71 years. I was born and raised in Jackson Co. I am a son of Nimrod Johnson.

I have never lived more than 2 1/2 miles from Mounce Gore.

I now own the tract of land known as the Benj. Johnson tract, but I do not live on it.

My father, NIMROD JOHNSON, once owned the Ben Johnson tract and also the tract now owned by me that adjoins the Benj. Johnson tract.

"Land deeded to my father by Benj. Johnson."

My father died in Dec. of 1856. At that time he was the owner of and in possession of the Benj. Johnson tract of land.

The Ben Johnson tract was sold by decree of the Chancery Court after my father's death, and ABNER CHAFFIN bought it.

ABNER CHAFFIN is dead. He died in possession of the Ben Johnson tract, and his widow has been in possession of it since his death.

There is a deed from BEN JOHNSON to NIMROD JOHNSON dated 26 Nov. 1876.

I own the land joining the Ben Johnson 50 acre tract on the East. I purchased it from my father. I traded for it prior to 1847. I did not take a deed for some years after I bought it.

My father could not write at all.

I was born in 1811.

(My) uncle BEN JOHNSON.

"my uncle BEN."

"Capt. GORE."

ELIZABETH CHAFFIN is my own cousin and her children are my second cousins.

Samuel Johnson (signature)

Deposition of DAVID JOHNSON.

I am 51 years old. I am a son of NIMROD JOHNSON. I was born and raised in Jackson County. I have lived in the immediate neighborhood of the land in dispute most of the time.

I lived on the Ben Johnson tract of land one June. I think it was the June of 1850.

I went to the school on the island.

Col. MOUNCE GORE.

(I) bought the Ben Johnson tract from (my) father.

(My) brother Sam Johnson.

ELIZABETH CHAFFIN and I are first cousins and her children and me are second cousins.

David Johnson (signature)

Deposition of THOMAS SMITH.

I am about 82 years old. I was born in East Tennessee. I came away from there when I was a little boy to White County. I stayed there between five and six years and have been living in Jackson county ever since.

At one time I lived within 200 yards of the island in dispute. I lived there 12 months fifty or fifty one years ago. My oldest child was born there. If he was alive now he would be 51 years old the 13th day of next Sept.

I live in about one mile of Roaring River. I've lived near the river for 50 odd years. Except two years, I've lived close to the river.

I rented from NIMROD JOHNSON 50 or 51 years ago.

"the old Lady CHAFFIN or her son JOHN."

Thomas Smith (signature)

Deposition of E. L. JACKSON.

I am 49 years old. I am a practical surveyor of Jackson County, Tennessee.

E. L. Jackson (signature)

Deposition of JESSE MABERRY.

I am about 66 years old.

I lived in sight of the island in dispute for about 2 years, some 40 odd years ago.

Jessee Mayberry (signature)

Deposition of SETH MABERRY.

I am about 62 years old.

I once lived where Mrs. CHAFFIN now lives. I lived there when Mc Heny (Mc Hancey?) lived there. I was a young man, when I was between 18 and 20 years old. I think I stayed there on the farm some two or three years.

I lived where Mrs. CHAFFIN now lives for some years before I was married. I have been married 36 years.

(My) brother JESSEE MABERRY.

Seth Maberry (signature)

Deposition of RILEY GENTRY.

I am going on 67 years old.

(My) brother THOMAS GENTRY.

I think the school got water out of old uncle BOB YOUNG's spring at the mouth of Talley's hollow.

The widow CHAFFIN is my cousin.

William R. Gentry (signature)

Deposition of W. R. STAFFORD.

I am about 61 years old. I was born and raised on the waters of Roaring River, Jackson County.

I live in about two miles of the land in dispute and have always lived that close except one year I lived in West Tennessee.

My wife and Mrs. CHAFFIN are cousins.

(no signature, deposition just stops)

Chaffin, J. W., Admr. of

Joab Birdwell heirs.

County Court, 1901


C. W. BIRDWELL Guardian of Joab Birdwell dec'd. heirs, who are apparently:
TILMAN BIRDWELL
TILFORD BIRDWELL
SEWELL BIRDWELL
BEN BIRDWELL
15 Dec. 1882.

Heirs at law of WM. CHAFFIN, decd.

JONES H. CHAFFIN, GRANVILLE E. CHAFFIN, DAVIS B. CHAFFIN, L. B. CHAFFIN, BARBARY J. CHAFFIN, DAVID F. CHAFFIN, WM. NONCEY (?) L. CHAFFIN, NANCY ANN RUSH, JOHN CHAFFIN, PEGGY A. CHAFFIN, ARTHUR O. CHAFFIN, BARBARY CHAFFIN, T. H. CHAFFIN, PATIENCE CHAFFIN, TENNESSEE ELIZABETH CHAFFIN, SIGH (?) RUSH, F. S. CHAFFIN, MARY BROWN PAISETTA, SEWELL CHAFFIN, JOHN CHAFFIN, NANCY RUSH.

Feb. 1915. TILFORD BIRDWELL brother of C. W. BIRDWELL, who is now in the State of California.

Nov. 1916. SEWELL BIRDWELL AND BEN BIRDWELL are now 21 years of age.


Chaffin, J. W. exer. of
Hopkins, Marenda dec'd.
County Court 1915.

MARINDA HOPKINS of Gainsboro, Jackson County, Tennessee, do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all wills by me heretofore made.

First, I direct that all my debts be paid by my executor as soon as possible after my death.

Second, I direct that JAMES CHILDRESS whom we raised to have one pair of mules that is now ------ at my death.

Third, I direct that the Remaining Part of my Personal Property be equally divided between NOLA and VOLA FOX whom I raised after my death.

Fourth I direct that there be placed to my grave a tomb stone worth something like Twenty dollars.

Fifth I direct that my executor shall collect all debts due me and see that my will is carried out as herein directed.

Sixth I appoint my friend JOHN W. CHAFFIN my executor of this will this April the 10, 1915.

MARINDA HOPKINS (her mark)

Witnesses: F. P. FOX

T. B. RAGLAND

June 23, 1915. Will admitted to probate.


Chaffin, Nancy vs.
Brown, Jones H. admr. et. al.
Chancery Court
1879

NANCY CHAFFIN vs. JONES H. BROWN, R. P. BROOKS, BARBERY CHAFFIN, DANIEL CHAFFIN, WILLIAM NANCY CHAFFIN, GRANVILLE E. CHAFFIN, DAVIS B. CHAFFIN, LANDON CHAFFIN, WILLIAM BIRDWELL, NANCY ANN RASH, JOHN CHAFFIN, MARY BROWN, JONES H. CHAFFIN, JOAB BIRDWELL, NANCY ANN CHAFFIN, HARVEY L. CHAFFIN, TEMPIE RASH, W. H. CHAFFIN, PEGGY ANN CHAFFIN, BARBARY CHAFFIN JR., OWEN CHAFFIN, HARVEY CHAFFIN, NANCY CHAFFIN, J. H. BROWN HUSBAND OF MARY BROWN, JOEL W. SETTLE, NORREL CHAFFIN, THOMAS H. CHAFFIN, FALIMA CHAFFIN, TENNESSEE F. CHAFFIN, FATIMA SUEL CHAFFIN, ARTHUR O. CHAFFIN.

28 Sept. 1880.

The RUTHA PORTER tract of land and the Tater hollow tract of land to go to the purchaser NANCY CHAFFIN.

The home place on the Gainsboro and Cookeville road in Jackson county TN, it being the place where WM. CHAFFIN died, to be vested in GEO. B. MURRAY.

The Bellow Hole tract of land is to be sold.

Deposition of H. J. HORLEY.

Aged about 42 years.

Mrs. NANCY CHAFFIN is about 40 years old.

H. J. Horley (signature)

Deposition of E. C. STAMPS.

Aged about 53 years.

Mrs. NANCY CHAFFIN is between 35 and 40 years old.

E. C. Stamps (signature)

Deposition of JOBE M. MORGAN.

I am a practicing solicitor in the Chancery Court.

J. M. Morgan (signature)

Deposition of T. H. BUTLER (BUTTER?)

I am a practicing solicitor of the Chancery Court of Jackson co. TN

T. H. BUTLER (BUTTER?) (signature)

14 July 1855.

RUTHA L. PORTER widow of WILLIAM PORTER.

Property on Flynn's Creek.

Plat included in description of dower.

Deposition of E. C. STAMPS.

Age 53 years.

NANCY CHAFFIN is widow of WILLIAM CHAFFIN.

E. C. Stamps (signature)

Deposition of H. J. HARLEY.

Aged 40 years.

H. J. Harley (signature)

Deposition of JOHN H. CHAFFIN.

35 years old.

J. H. Chaffin (signature)

Deposition of J. M. MORGAN.

Age 45 years.

J. M. Morgan (signature)

 BENJAMIN F. CHAFFIN and his wife POLLIE C. CHAFFIN of Jackson County, TN, sold to WILLIAM CHAFFIN a tract of land on 22 Feb. 1877.

Bill of Complaint of NANCY CHAFFIN. She is the widow and relict of WILLIAM CHAFFIN who died intestate in Jackson county, TN in 1877. JONES H. BROWN is his administrator, and is also the husband of MARY BROWN, formerly MARY CHAFFIN, a daughter of said deceased. All of the defendants except R. P. Brooks and J. H. Brown are the heirs and only heirs at law of said WILLIAM CHAFFIN. All tracts of land are described in this document.


Chaffin, Polly C. vs.
Chaffin, Jno. H. et. al.
Chancery Court
1878

Bill of Complaint of POLLY C. CHAFFIN of Jackson county TN against JOHN H. CHAFFIN, W. R. CHAFFIN, B. B. FOX and his wife MALINDA, JOHN PETTY and his wife ALE PETTY, JOHN BILLINGSLEY and his wife MARTHA A. BILLINGSLEY, and R. P. BROOKS, all citizens of Jackson county, TN.

B. F. CHAFFIN died intestate in Jackson county TN 31 Dec. 1877 possessed of a tract of land on Flynn's Creek in the 12th District of Jackson County.

POLLY C. CHAFFIN is the widow and relict of B. F. CHAFFIN. The defendants except R. P. BROOKS are the children and only heirs at law of said deceased except the husbands of married women. J. H. and W. R. CHAFFIN and B. B. FOX are the administrators of the intestate estate.

She asks for dower and homestead.

Plat and description of dower are in document.


Chaffin, R. C. admr. of
Chaffin, Jno. H.
County Court
1910

Mrs. NANCY CHAFFIN is the widow of JNO. H. CHAFFIN.

Their children are: K. C. CHAFFIN, MARTE (MARTHA) KIRBY, her husband A. C. KIRBY, JAMES CHAFFIN, ESSIE CHAFFIN, LOUIS CHAFFIN, OLLIE DENNIS, JAS. M. DENNIS.


Chaffin, R. C. and Vona vs.
Fox, S. C. and heirs of U. H. W. Fox
County Court
1915

R. C. CHAFFIN, Admr. and his wife Vona Chaffin vs.

S. C. FOX, VOLA FOX, NOLA FOX, THAXTON SPURLOCK guardian of NOLA and VOLA FOX, CYNTHIA WHITSON, LEONARD WHITSON, B. FOX, W. P. FOX, L. A. FOX, CORA LOFTIS, J. M. LOFTIS, MARY CHAFFIN, H. E. CHAFFIN, and HENDERSON YOUNG.

4 Nov. 1915, Interlocutory Decree.

U. H. W. Fox died intestate in Jackson county TN on 29 April 1915.

L. A. FOX, W. P. FOX, HENDERSON YOUNG, CORA LOFTIS, J. M. LOFTIS, MARY CHAFFIN and H. F. CHAFFIN are non-residents of the State of Tennessee (no date on document.)

Deposition of THOMAS BIRDWELL.

Age 67 years. Farmer. I live in the 12th District of Jackson County.

Thomas Birdwell (his mark)

Deposition of S. C. FOX.

(My) father was U. H. W. FOX.

THOMAS BIRDWELL is "a little kin" to the parties of the suit.

S. C. Fox (signature)

Deposition of JOHN WOODALL

52 years old. Farmer. I live in the 12th District of Jackson County.

John Woodall (signature)

Deposition of PIERCE LOFTIS.

49 years old. Farmer. I live in the 12th District of Jackson County.

P. W. Loftis (signature)

Cross examination of THOMAS BIRDWELL, JOHN WOODALL, and PIERCE LOFTIS.

NOLA and VOLA FOX are minor children of ARB FOX and heirs of U. H. W. FOX.

Description of all real estate of U. H. W. FOX.

Bill of Complaint of R. C. CHAFFIN, admr. of the estate of U. H. W. FOX, deceased, and VONA CHAFFIN, wife of R. C. CHAFFIN, both resident citizens of Jackson county, TN against

S. C. FOX, NOLA FOX, VOLA FOX, and THAXTON SPURLOCK, guardian for the said NOLA and VOLA FOX, all of Jackson county TN, CINTHIA WHITSON and her husband LEONARD WHITSON, and B. FOX of Putnam county TN, W. P. FOX, L. A. FOX, CORA LOFTIS and her husband J. M. LOFTIS, and MARY CHAFFIN and her husband H. F. CHAFFIN, non-residents of the state of TN and resident citizens of the state of Oklahoma, and HENDERSON YOUNG, a non-resident of the state of TN and a resident citizen of the state of California.

U. H. W. FOX departed this life intestate in Jackson County, TN, 29 April 1915.

Said deceased left surviving him children and grand children as follows: VONA CHAFFIN, a daughter who intermarried with R. C. CHAFFIN, and CYNTHIA WHITSON, CORA LOFTIS, and MARY CHAFFIN, daughters who intermarried with LEONARD WHITSON, J. M. LOFTIS, and H. F. CHAFFIN, respectively, NOLA and VOLA FOX, grand daughters, who are children of ARB FOX, who died before his father, four sons, B. FOX, L. A. FOX, W. P. FOX, and S. C. FOX, HENDERSON YOUNG, a son of RANDA, daughter of said deceased who died before her father.


Chaffin, Solomon vs.
Mc Carver, Pinkney
Chancery Court
1869

Bill of Complaint of Solomon Chaffin and his wife America Chaffin.

Joseph Allen, the grand father of America Chaffin and Causada Allen.

Solomon and America Chaffin were married in Jackson county TN several years ago.

Chaffin, Susan et. al. vs.

Chaffin, Joseph, et. al.

Chancery Court

1859

Bill of Divorce.

ROBERT YOUNG died in Jackson Co. TN intestate about Nov. 1847. He left RACHEL YOUNG his widow, and she died intestate in Jackson Co. TN about 8 June 1858.

Deposition of Miss ANNA A. MATHENY, 18 years old.

My father was a Justice of the Peace.

Anna A. Matheny (signature)

Deposition of HENRY M. PIPPEN, 18 years old.

SUSAN CHAFFIN is my mother.

Henry M. Pippen (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM R. DYER, 41 years old.

Wm. R. Dyer (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM MALONE.

JOSEPH CHAFFIN wanted his wife to move to his property on Flynn's Creek, and bring a portion of her family with her. He said HENRY and SARY ANN were old enough to take care of themselves. HENRY is now in a low state of health, confined to his bed.

William Malone (signature)

Deposition of BENJAMIN CHAFFIN, 46 years old.

Benj. F. Chaffin (signature)

Bill of Complaint of SUSAN CHAFFIN, 24 Jan. 1859.

SUSAN & JOSEPH CHAFFIN married in Jackson County, TN about the 20th of Dec., 1857.

Susan Chaffin (her mark)


Chaffin, Thom. H. vs
Chaffin, Jno. W. et al
County Court
1900

JOHN W. CHAFFIN is guardian of TILMAN, CALEB, TILFORD, SEWEL and BEN BIRDWELL, who are minor children of Joe Ab. Birdwell, whose wife is P. A. BIRDWELL.

SEWEL D. CHAFFIN has died intestate.

PARSETTA CHAFFIN, widow of SEWEL D. CHAFFIN, is dead.

Deposition of THOMAS H. CHAFFIN.

22 years old. I reside in the 12th District. I am a farmer.

T. H. Chaffin (signature)

Deposition of T. E. BIRDWELL.

T. E. Birdwell (his mark)

Deposition of E. S. M. JACKSON.

E. S. M. Jackson (signature)

SEWEL D. CHAFFIN died intestate in Jackson County, TN Sept. 12, 1878. He left the following his only children and heirs at law: JOHN W. CHAFFIN, P. A. CHAFFIN who married JOE AB. BIRDWELL, A. O. CHAFFIN, B. L. CHAFFIN who married JOHN FLATT, THOMAS H. CHAFFIN and F. S. CHAFFIN. P. A. BIRDWELL and her husband JOE AB. BIRDWELL are both dead and CALEB BIRDWELL, TILMAN BIRDWELL, TILFORD BIRDWELL, SEWELL BIRDWELL and BEN BIRDWELL are the only children and heirs at law of said P. A. BIRDWELL and JOE AB. BIRDWELL, and all are minors.

SEWEL D. CHAFFIN left surviving him as his widow PARASETTA CHAFFIN who is now dead.


Chapman, Andrew vs.
Lee, W. H.
Circuit Court
1889

Suit about hogs that died of cholera after they were sold.


Chapman, Andrew vs.
Stafford, John
Chancery Court
1882

Dispute about an unpaid note.


Chapman, Andy vs.
Loftis, Asberry
Circuit Court
1889

G. W. CHAPMAN is the brother of ANDY CHAPMAN.

Andy Chapman (his mark)


Chapman, Ellen vs.
Terry, W. C.
Circuit Court
1885

ELLEN CHAPMAN says she knew W. (WATSON) C. TERRY was married but he said he would leave his wife and marry her. She had sexual relations with him and became pregnant. She is a single woman and has never been married. She lost the suit because W. C. TERRY was already married, and so his promises were null and void.

MAGGIE CHAPMAN is the wife of ANDY CHAPMAN.

Deposition of Mrs. ALICE CHAPMAN, 14 Feb. 1896.

I reside on Roaring River in the 1st District of Jackson County. I am the widow of the late JOSHUA CHAPMAN who was a brother of MAGGIE CHAPMAN, and of WASH CHAPMAN.

ELLEN CHAPMAN has two brothers and one sister. WASH and ANDY CHAPMAN are the brothers and the sister's name is MARY. MARY "married a Mr. MINOR. I don't know what her name is now. MARY BILBERRY I suppose."

Alice Chapman (signature)

MARGARETT CHAPMAN, wife of ANDY CHAPMAN, brother of ELLEN CHAPMAN.

Deposition of B. F. (FRANK) MEE.

I will be 35 years old in May. I live in Jackson County. I am a farmer and a Minister of the Gospel.

I have been married 18 years in January.

B. F. Mee (his mark)

Deposition of FRANK ROTAN.

Frank Rhotan (his mark)

Deposition of Alex Hawkins, 14 Dec. 1895.

W. C. TERRY and ALEX HAWKINS are half brothers.

I have heard ELLEN's mother say ELLEN is about 33 years old.

J. A. Hawkins (his mark)

Deposition of WESLEY STAFFORD.

Aged 30 years.

LEWIS ARMSTRONG, col., is dead. His wife says he is dead.

HENRY GORE, col., is known as LITTLE HENRY.

LITTLE HENRY is a yellow or light colored negro and rather smart.

LEWIS ARMSTRONG ran away and went to Louisville KY. He then came back to his wife, then went away again and I have not heard of him since.

Wesley Stafford (his mark)

Deposition of Sam Hawkins, 19 Feb. 1896.

Sam Hawkins (signature)

Deposition of D. N. Johnson.

ELLEN CHAPMAN is about 33 or 34 years old.

Her father is dead.

D. N. Johnson (signature)

Deposition of PHILANDER TERRY.

(I) am the son of W. C. TERRY.

I am married and live "to myself."

Philander Terry (signature)

Deposition of Dow Allen.

L. D. Allen (signature)

Deposition of H. H. Johnson.

H. H. Johnson (signature)

Deposition of PEGGY ARMSTRONG, 23 Oct. 1896.

Age 33 years.

(My) cousin (?) Cook Terry.

Peggie Armstrong (signature)

 


Chapman, G. W. et. al. vs.
Chapman, Walter et. al.
County Court
1891

JOSHUA CHAPMAN died intestate in Jackson county, TN on 7 Sept. 1890. ALICE CHAPMAN is his widow. The defendants are his only children and heirs at law (MAIMIE CHAPMAN, WALTER CHAPMAN, MAGIE CHAPMAN, LOLA CHAPMAN, CHARLEY CHAPMAN, HEROD CHAPMAN, and MARVIN CHAPMAN, all of whom are minors.)

Plat included in documents.


Chapman, G. W. vs.
Sadler, W. H. et. al.
Circuit Court
1901

Deposition of T. W. BARLOW.

T. W. Barlow (signature)

Deposition of L. L. JOHNSON

S. L. Johnson (signature)

(Initials vary as here, in original.)

Case is about debts.


Chapman, Joshua & others vs.
Young, Z. M.
Circuit Court
1889

No genealogical information.

Declares that judgement about debts was in error.

 


Chapman, Sallie & others vs.
Herod, Gipson T. & others
1882

No genealogical information.

 


Chapman, Samuel vs.
Chapman, Joshua
Chancery Court
1881

No genealogical information.

 


Chapman, Sam vs.
McCarver, L. H. et. al.
Chancery Court
1881

No genealogical information.

 


Cheek, Nicholas vs.
Cook, Richard F.
Chancery Court
1840

Deposition of ANDREW LEFEVER, SENR.

Andrew Layfever (signature0

Deposition of NANCY GENTRY.

RICHARD F. COOK & WILLIAM SHADDEN went to the army about the same time. I expect that SHADDEN went first. I am not certain that SHADDEN went to the army but the general report is that he did.

Nancy Gentry (her mark)

Deposition of JAMES PETTILLO

19 Feb. 1841, White County TN

Aged 52 years.

James Pettillo (signature)

Deposition of JOSE C. DEW, in White County TN.

About 48 years old.

I am post master at Milledgeville.

Jose C. Dew (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM ALLISON, in White County TN.

About 62 years old. I live on Cain Creek.

William Ellison (signature)

Deposition of JACOB GRIME.

11 March 1841.

Aged 60 years.

I am a brick and stone mason.

My daughter has lately married to a nephew of RICHARD F. COOK. This marriage took place about a week ago.

Jacob Grime (signature)

Deposition of ELIJAH CAR.

Age 39 or 40 years.

I am a farmer. I have lived on the waters of Cane Creek for some 30 odd years.

Elijah Car (signature)

Deposition of JOHN B. PAINTER (POINTER?).

Age 36 years.

I understood than HENRY CHEEK had run away from KY, and that he had another wife. He married a wife in this state, he killed her and sold her negroes. This wife's name was Glenn and she was from Wilson County.

John P. Pointer (signature)

(Initial is B. in first instance and P. in second, in original.)

Deposition of DAVID PATTON.

Age 40 years.

David Patton (signature)

Deposition of BIRD C. HINSLOW.

Aged 35 years.

I married Maj. Richard F. Cook's daughter.

Bird C. Hinslow (signature)

Deposition of SAMUEL MC CALEB.

Aged 27 years.

Nicholas Cheek was raised in "old Virginia." "Reports say" that Henry Cheek was in jail in KY and got out and run away to this county. I heard also that he had left a wife in KY.

S. M. McCaleb (signature)

Deposition of PRESTEN STEWART.

Aged 26 years.

Presten Stewart (his mark)

Deposition of ZEMIRA LINDSAY.

Aged about 17 years.

I was living with Maj. Cook at that time (the fall of 1839.) I remained at my father's house just 2 weeks after Mr. Cheek's family came there, in the fall of 1839. I was married at that time. I am Maj. Cook's daughter.

Zemira Lindsy (signature)

Deposition of ELIZA CAR.

Eliza Car (her mark)

Deposition of WILCHER CARDWELL.

Aged 35 years.

W. Cardwell (signature)

Deposition of JOSHUA WHITE.

Aged 38 years.

I have lived with Maj. Cook. I left there 17 years ago and had lived with him for 7 years. I worked there as a laborer on the farm.

Joshua White (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM BROWNING.

Aged 56 years.

William Browning (signature)

Deposition of MOSES BYERS.

NICHOLAS CHEEK stayed over night at out house in the fall of 1839, and he said that he had started to move to Alabama, but he had gotten tired of traveling, and that if he could trade for a tract of land he would stop.

Moses Byers (signature)

Deposition of ABSOLOM SIMS.

Aged 55 years.

RICHARD F. COOK had children that went to Missouri.

Absolom Sims (his mark)

Deposition of RAINES ROBERTS.

Aged 48 years.

I lived in the Cherokee Purchase in 1837. It was sickly where I lived on the Tennessee River. Too sickly for me and I moved back again.

Raines Robert (signature)

Deposition of ROBERT LINDSY.

Aged 56 years.

"Quest. 7. Is the reports from which you have formed your opinion of the general character of THOMAS CHEEK from Shelby County, Kentucky, or in this State?

Ans. In part--but I imagine a good deal of it is from his conduct in this country.

Quest. 8. What is he charged with being guilty of in this country?

Ans. I have not heard anything particular. I suppose the principle part of the reports against him are founded upon those that came from Kentucky.

Quest. 9. Did not the reports against THOMAS CHEEK come to Maj. COOK in a letter from Shelby County, Kentucky, and did not Maj. COOK, DAVID PATTON and ELIJAH CARR circulate the reports in this neighborhood?

Ans. Yes. Some reports came in a letter to Maj. COOK. Maj. COOK, DAVID PATTON, and ELIJAH CAR did not circulate those reports to my knowledge."

Robert Lindsy (signature)

Deposition of JOHN W. CAR.

Aged 20 years.

John W. Car (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM H. CAR.

Aged 21 years.

I have hired at NICHOLAS CHEEK'S something like a year.

My brother, two sisters and myself own land adjoining Cheeks.

William H. Car (signature)

Deposition of ANDREW BYERS, April 1841.

Aged 19 years.

Major COOKE is my uncle.

Andrew N. Byers (signature)

Deposition of ELIZABETH BYERS.

Aged 45 years.

I am defendant's (RICHARD F. COOK) sister.

Elizabeth Byers (signature)

Deposition of ALDEN HENLEY.

I am a poor man. My wife's mother and family live on Mr. Cheek's plantation. She has lived there 3 or 4 weeks.

Alden Henley (his mark)

Deposition of EDWARD MERCER.

Aged 53 years.

Edward Mercer (signature)

Deposition of ELIJAH SIMMONS.

Aged 52 years.

Elijah Simmons (signature)

Deposition of NATHANIEL G. JACKSON, April of 1841.

Aged 23 years.

Complainant Cheek said he had been married 47 years, I think, and that his old woman never had been satisfied.

N. G. Jackson (signature)

Deposition of ROBERT LINSEY.

Aged 56 years.

Robert Lindsey (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM H. CAR.

Aged 22 years.

William H. Car (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM FOX.

Aged 37 years.

WILLIAM SHADDEN probably was a soldier in our last war with Great Britain. He has a sore on his leg. He has been trying to get a pension, but I don't think he has yet. He was in the army some four or five years. He is a very poor man.

William Fox (signature)

Deposition of THOMAS MURRAY.

Aged 58 years.

WILLIAM SHADDEN is crippled.

Thos. Murray (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM BILLINGSLY.

Aged 44 years.

William Billingsley (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM J. HUGHES

William J. Hughes (signature)

21 Sept. 1840, Shelby County, KY

Felony indictment against NICHOLAS CHEEK for perjury.

NICHOLAS CHEEK, laborer.

Bill of Complaint.

In Sept. of 1839, NICHOLAS CHEEK was moving with his family from the State of Kentucky to the Country lately purchased from the Cherokee. He stayed the night at MOSES BYERS, in Jackson Co. TN. He had sold his land in Kentucky and was hunting a home in the South. His was on his way to the Cherokee Country, which is in Georgia and Alabama. RICHARD F. COOK told him that the Cherokee Country was a very sickly area. He said his land was for sale. He did not want to leave it but two of his daughters were about to be married in a few days and would remove to Missouri, and he had decided to go with them.

CHEEK bought the land but believes he has been defrauded.

COOK has not moved to Missouri.

Answer of RICHARD F. COOK.

Most is unreadable due to bleed through.

The negro girl complainant sold to defendant did not belong to complainant at the time but belonged to MINOR heirs in Kentucky.

15 Nov. 1841. Bill of Indictment against WILLIAM SHADDEN.

Circuit Court of Jackson County, Tennessee.

WILLIAM SHADDEN was convicted of perjury in relation to his sworn statements about what occurred during the negotiations between CHEEK and COOK regarding the land sale. He was sentenced to 3 (?) years in jail and penitentiary and to pay costs.

This Grand Jury consisted of PLEASANT HENLY, ROBERT LALLIMONE, VARNY ANDREWS, ROBERT HEMPHILL, CHRISTOPHER SHAW, JEROME C. CORNWELL, JAMES PROCTOR, CURTIS HALL, DAVID GRIFFITH, WILLIAM MORRELL, WILLIAM H. RICHARDSON, and GEORGE HEFTNON

Deposition of SAMUEL LEWIS.

Taken in Shelby County, Kentucky on 25 Feb. 1841.

52 years old.

He is Clerk of the Shelby County Court.

The two transcripts, one Commonwealth of Kentucky against THOMAS CHEEK for perjury and the other Commonwealth of Kentucky against NICHOLAS CHEEK are true copies.

"NICHOLAS CHEEK and THOMAS CHEEK left Shelby County, Kentucky about the time their Recognizance's were forfeited as mentioned in the transcripts before referred to, in the fall of 1839. The common opinion is that they ran off to avoid the prosecutions set out in said transcripts."

Samuel Lewis (signature)

Deposition of SILAS H. DAVIS, taken in Shelby County, KY, 25 Feb. 1841.

Silas H. Davis (signature)

Deposition of SAMUEL SHANNON, taken in Shelby County, KY, 25 Feb. 1841.

Saml. Shannon (signature)

Deposition of JAMES NEEL, taken in Shelby County, KY, 25 Feb. 1841.

I once heard THOMAS CHEEK give evidence where his father was interested, and in that case THOMAS CHEEK was indicted for perjury.

James Neel (signature)

Deposition of JAMES MC DAVITT, taken in Shelby County, KY, 25 Feb. 1841.

Jas. McDavitt (signature)

All of the above Shelby Co.depositions imply that THOMAS CHEEK, LOUISA J. CHEEK and MARTHA ANN CHEEK are children of NICHOLAS CHEEK.

Deposition of GEORGE MC DAVITT, taken in Shelby County, KY, 25 Feb. 1841.

George McDavitt (signature)

Deposition of JOHN B. COOPER, taken in Shelby County, KY, 25 Feb. 1841.

John B. Cooper (signature)

Deposition of JAMES B. HERNDON, taken in Shelby County, KY, 25 Feb. 1841.

James B. Herndon (signature)

Deposition of MOSES N. SCARLETT, taken in Jackson County, TN, 6 April 1841.

Aged 27 years.

I am a constable in Jackson Co.

Moses N. Scarlett (signature)

Deposition of JACOB HARPOLE.

Aged 23 years.

I am a constable in Jackson Co.

Jacob Harpole (signature)

Answer of NICHOLAS CHEEK to Bill of Complaint filed against him.

Nicholas Cheek (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM SHADDEN, April 1841.

Aged about 46 years.

William Shadden (his mark)

Deposition of JACKSON MAXWELL.

Aged about 36 years.

Jackson Maxwell (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM J. HUGHS.

Aged about 29 years.

Took depositions of some witnesses earlier.

W. J. Hughes (signature)

Letter to RICHARD F. COOK from Shelbyville KY, 29 Sept. 1840, from the Clerk of the Shelby County Circuit Court. Reports indictments against THOMAS CHEEK for Perjury and against NICHOLAS CHEEK for subornation of perjury in July of 1839. NICHOLAS CHEEK owned a tract of land in Shelby Co. KY, but before he ran away he conveyed it to his son LEWIS CHEEK.

Bill of Injunction by RICHARD F. COOK, 24 Oct. 1840.

NICHOLAS CHEEK owns a negro girl named AMERICA.

Bill of Complaint of RICHARD F. COOK against NICHOLAS CHEEK.

CHEEK still owes a balance for his purchase of COOK's land.

Deposition of ZILPHA LEFEVERS, taken in White County TN, 27 April 1841.

Aged about 66 years.

Zelpha Lafever (her mark)

Deposition of ANDREW LEFEVERS, taken in White County TN, 27 April 1841.

Aged about 66 years.

Deposition of NANCY GENTRY, taken in White County TN, 27 April 1841.

Aged about 49 years.

Deposition of JOHN WELCH, taken in White County TN, 27 April 1841.

Aged about 60 years.

John Welch (signature)

Deposition of THOMAS KATCHERSIDES, taken in Jackson County TN.

Aged 29 years.

Thos. Katchersides (his mark)

NICHOLAS CHEEK vs. RICHARD F. COOK, Original Bill.

Since the last term of this Court, SAMUEL and JESSE MANSEL are now absent from this country with a drove of horses to the South and have been gone for about four weeks. (No date on document.)

Deposition of THACKSTON CARTER.

Aged 35 years.

Thackston Carter (signature)

Deposition of MARTHA JANE CHEEK.

Age fifteen years old last May.

MARTHA JANE and LOUISA CHEEK are daughters of NICHOLAS CHEEK.

"There was a family moving with us."

Martha Jane Cheek (signature)

Cross Examination of THACKSTON CARTER.

I live on Martin's Creek. I live a neighbor to Esqr. HUGHS, LEE SADLER, CHAMP STAUNTON, and JOHN LEE.

Thackston Carter (signature)

Deposition of RIDLEY ROBERTS.

Aged 46 years.

R. Roberts (signature)

Deposition of MARK HARPER.

Aged 33 years.

I live on Martin's Creek where the land is good.

Mark Harper (signature)

Deposition of JOHN LEE.

Aged 36 years.

John Lee (signature)

Deposition of TABITHA STONE, 15 Dec. 1840.

Aged 29 years.

Tabitha Stone (signature)

Deposition of ISAAC CROOK.

Aged 29 years.

Isaac Crook (signature)

Deposition of JOHN DITTY.

Aged 39 years.

I have been living in this neighborhood for 20 years.

I am a farmer and have been for 25 years.

JOSEPH RAY has a son WILLIAM.

I think my father purchased his land in 1818.

John Ditty, Junr. (signature)

Deposition of ABRAHAM DITTY.

Aged 47 years.

I have lived in this neighborhood upwards of 20 years.

I am a farmer.

Maj. COOK was living on that tract of land (that he sold to CHEEK) in 1818.

My father purchased his land in 1818.

Abraham Ditty (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM STONE.

Aged 41 years.

William P. Stone (signature)

Deposition of ALEXANDER MADEN.

Aged 60 years.

My land lies on Cane Creek.

Alexander Madden (his mark)

Deposition of THOMAS CASSITY.

Aged 76 years.

My land joins Mr. CHEEKS.

I have lived in this neighborhood above 8 or 10 years.

Thomas Cassity (his mark)

Deposition of THOMAS CHEEK.

Aged about 20 (?) years.

Thomas S. Cheek (signature)

 


Cherry, Brince vs.
McCawley, J. P.
Circuit Court
1903.

Most of this case is missing. Apparently BRINCE CHERRY agreed to work for J. P. MC CAWLEY for a season, for $10. MC CAWLEY seems to claim CHERRY did not complete the work agreed upon, and CHERRY seems to claim that he was not paid.

Deposition of MARY MC CAWLEY.

Aged 38 years.

I am the wife of J. P. MC CAWLEY.

Marry Mc Cawley (signature)

Judgement in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant ($10.00 and costs.)

 


Cherry, G. B. vs.
Roddy, Wm. B.
Wilson Cherry estate
Chancery Court.
1883.

G. B. CHERRY claims that WM. B. RODDY, who was his guardian while he was a minor, wasted his inheritance.

G. B. CHERRY, a citizen of the State of Texas.

J. M. CHERRY, a citizen of Clay County, Tennessee.

13 April 1883

Many years ago when he (G. B. CHERRY) was small and of tender years, his father, WILSON CHERRY, died.

G. B. CHERRY is now over 21 years of age.


Scott Moore and wife and others vs.
L. B. Moore, et als.
Decree, 7 May 1874.

This is very hard to read, and what is in it is reiterated in the Clerk and Master's Report.

Children of WILSON CHERRY: FINIS E. CHERRY, L. S. CHERRY, A. J. CHERRY, SCOTT MOORE and wife, WILSON H. CHERRY, JUNR., L. B. MOORE and wife, and G. BEAUREGARD CHERRY, an infant son.

 


Oct. term, 1872.

Minute Docket F, page 456.

WILLIAM B. RODDY, guardian of LUVENIA CHERRY, JAMES CHERRY, and TAYLOR CHERRY, minor heirs of W. H. CHERRY, deceased.

WILLAM B. RODDY is also guardian of AMERICA CHERRY, WILLIAM T. CHERRY and blank CHERRY, minor heirs of A. J. CHERRY, deceased.

RUTH CHERRY is guardian of the minor heirs of L. S. CHERRY, deceased.

JAMES W. DRAPER is guardian of BEAUREGARD CHERRY.

 


Scott Moore and wife and others vs.
L. B. Moore and others
Clerk and Master Report.

First, as to advancements in personality (meaning personal property) made by WILSON CHERRY, dec'd, in his life time to his heirs, the Clerk and Master reports that said decedent advanced to each of his children when the respectively arrived at majority or married, except his infant son, a horse, cow and calf, bed, etc., worth at the time $95. The advancements made to each according to the proof consisted of about the same kind of property and was worth about the same. He therefore reports that the advancements made to each and all of his children except his infant son BEAUREGARD CHERRY in personal property was equal and that to make BEAUREGARD CHERRY equal with his other brothers and sisters in personality he should receive of money or personality the sum of $95. The Master reports that FINIS E. CHERRY, WILSON H. CHERRY, L. S. CHERRY, AND A. J. CHERRY each received in the way of advancements from their father's lands as follows, to wit:

FINIS E. CHERRY was advanced 110 acres of land in two tracts, one conveyed in 1841, the other conveyed in 1849, worth in all according to the proof, $82.40. L. S. CHERRY was advanced 100 acres of land conveyed by said intestate in his lifetime worth at the time $1.00 per acre, or $100 total. WILSON H. CHERRY was advanced by said intestate 100 acres of land conveyed in 1849 worth at the time $1.50 per acre, or $150 total. A. J. CHERRY received as an advancement from said intestate 100 acres of land conveyed in 1851 worth at the time $1.50 per acre, or $150 total. L. B. MOORE and his wife received no real estate in advancements and only received advancements in personality worth $95. SCOTT MOORE and his wife received by way of advancements no real estate and only received advancements in personality worth $95. BEAUREGARD CHERRY, who was an infant when his father, the said intestate, died, received nothing either in real or personal in advancements.

1 May 1874. A note executed by the widow of WILSON CHERRY, dec'd.

5 Jan. 1864. Note executed for negro MIKE.

3 April 1874. FINIS E. CHERRY and L. S. CHERRY are dead.

11 Feb. 1850. Land surveyed for WILSON CHERRY. It is 175 acres of vacant land in Jackson County, TN on the headwaters of Jennings and Brimstone Creek, west of the Cumberland River. By virtue of part of Warrant No. 646. It joins F. S. CHERRY and WILSON CHERRY.

Deposition of JOHN M. CHERRY.

Aged 52 years.

Land was conveyed by WILSON CHERRY to his son LEMUEL S. CHERRY.

J. M. Cherry (signature)

Settlement.

JULY (JULIE) CHERRY, one of the heirs of L. S. CHERRY.

MARY CHERRY, another one of the heirs of L. S. CHERRY, and her husband, PLEAS. CHERRY.

SARAH KEELING, heir of L. S. CHERRY, and her husband N. A. KEELING.

CATHERINE HUFFINES, heir of L. S. CHERRY, and her husband W. H. HUFFINES.

SARAH MOORE, heir of WILSON CHERRY dec'd, and her husband L. B. MOORE.

20 May 1870

Deposition of SAMUEL N. PLUMLEE.

About 46 years old.

The lands of WILSON CHERRY, deceased, are located in Jackson County in District Number Five mostly, on the headwaters of Brimstone, Little Trace and Jennings Creek on the north side of Cumberland River.

There are seven heirs of WILSON CHERRY. That is seven children dead and living. Those dead having children to represent them.

Exhibit A. Deed from JOHN P. STEEL to WILSON CHERRY for 342 acres.

Exhibit B. A tract of land of 311 acres by survey in the name of WILLIAM WILSON.

Exhibit C. Survey made by WILSON CHERRY of 175 acres of land.

Exhibit D. Surveyed for WILSON CHERRY, assignee of WILLIAM H. WILSON, a tract of 250 acres . . . deed by WILSON CHERRY to FINIS CHERRY of said tract.

Exhibit E. Deed of LEMUEL CHERRY to WILSON CHERRY of 300 acres.

Exhibit F. A survey for WILSON CHERRY assignee of WILLIAM H. WILSON, 25 acres of land by virtue of Warrant No. 499, entered 19 Jan. 1832.

Exhibit G. Deed to an 18 acre tract of land of EDWIN PRICE, administrator, to WILSON CHERRY bearing date of 29 Dec. 1829.

Exhibit H. Surveyed for WILSON CHERRY assignee of WILLIAM H. WILSON 25 acres of land bearing date 1 Jan. 1836.

Deposition of WILSON C. CHERRY, 20 May 1870.

About 53 years old.

W. C. Cherry (signature)

Bill of Complaint of SCOTT MOORE and MARY E. MOORE.

WILSON CHERRY, SR. died in Jackson County TN in 1862, intestate.

At the time of his death he left seven living children and grandchildren who represented their deceased father, to wit L. S. CHERRY who was a son of the said WILSON CHERRY deceased.

Two sons of WILSON CHERRY were appointed administrators, to wit, WILSON CHERRY, JR. AND FINIS CHERRY.

Negroes of WILSON CHERRY, SR. were sold. A negro man, MIKE, for $1201, and a woman and child (names not recollected) sold for upwards of $1400.

Said deceased left at the time of his death a widow who was his second wife, to wit, ADILINE CHERRY, by whom he had one child who was an infant at his death. Said widow retained all the property exempt from execution. She also had Dower assigned to her in all the lands of said deceased. Said widow also sold her interest in the proceeds of the sale of the Negroes. Said widow has since departed this life.

FINIS E. CHERRY died at Camp Chase, Ohio.

WILSON CHERRY, JR. died in parts unknown.

SCOTT MOORE was appointed administrator of the estate in Sept. of 1865.

The daughters of the deceased WILSON CHERRY, SR. are MARY E. MOORE, wife of SCOTT MOORE, and SARAH MOORE, wife of L. B. MOORE.

POLLY CHERRY is the widow of FINIS E. CHERRY.

JAMES W. DRAPER is the guardian of the heirs of FINIS E. CHERRY, dec'd, to wit, WILSON, SAMUEL U. or H., GENERAL and SARAH CHERRY.

The children of L. S. CHERRY are JULIA A. CHERRY, CATHERINE, JANE, MARY and SARAH CHERRY.

The children of WILSON CHERRY, JR., are JAMES CHERRY, TAYLOR CHERRY, and blank CHERRY.

The children of A. C. CHERRY are AMERICA C. CHERRY, LEMUEL J. CHERRY and WM. CHERRY.

Answer to Bill of Complaint.

FINIS E. CHERRY, WILSON H. CHERRY and ANDREW J. CHERRY died since their father WILSON CHERRY, and POLLY CHERRY, widow of FINIS E. and MARGARET CHERRY, widow of WILSON H. CHERRY, and PAMILIA, now PAMILIA SMITH, who was the widow of A. J. CHERRY. 1 Aug. 1868.

Oct. 1840.

CARY CHERRY, SENR., of Jackson County TN sells to WILSON C. CHERRY of same for $100 a tract of land on the waters of Little Trace Creek of Barren River.

Adjoins CARY CHERRY, SENR.

Deposition of G. H. MORGAN, 5 Dec. 1872.

About 30 years old.

I am a solicitor of this Court.

Geo. H. Morgan (signature)

Deposition of JOHN M. CHERRY, 25 Sept. 1873.

Aged 53 years.

J. M. Cherry (signature)

Deposition of WILLIAM B. RODDY

MARGARETT GRIDER formerly MARGARET CHERRY, widow of WILSON H. CHERRY is about 35 years old.

PERMILIA SMITH formerly PERMILIA CHERRY, widow of A. J. CHERRY is about 28 or 29 years old.

POLLY CHERRY, widow of FINIS E. CHERRY, is about 46 years old.

All are in tolerably good health.

W. B. Roddy (signature)

Deposition of JAMES W. DRAPER

About 64 years old.

W. B. RODDY is the general guardian of LEUVENA, JAMES and TAYLOR CHERRY, heirs of WILSON H. CHERRY.

James A. Draper (signature)

Deposition of M. G. BUTLER.

I am a practicing solicitor of this Court.

Maurice G. Butler (signature)

Deposition of FRANCES M. PRICE.

Age 38 years.

F. M. Price (signature)

Deposition of BENJAMIN B. WASHBURN.

Aged 55 years.

I am a practicing solicitor of the Chancery Court at Gainsboro.

B. B. Washburn (signature)

Deposition of SCOTT MOORE.

About 51 years old. Scott Moore (signature)


W. C. Cherry et. al. vs.
Jane Delk and others
Chancery Court

Deposition of JOSEPH DELK, 22 May 1877.

Age 41 years.

My brother JOHN and I rented the land in question in the years 1874 and 1875 and gave $20 per year.

We rented the land of J. W. SMALLWOOD. I think the crop raised on said land for the year 1875 was worth $100.

Joseph Delk (his mark)

END

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