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THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF WILLIAM HARRIS OF JACKSON CO. TN VS. ASBURRY FOSTER & ELISHA RICH OF PARTS UNKNOWN.
16 Dec. 1861.
. . . defendant Foster was at the [blank] term 1860 of the County Court of Jackson Co. TN appointed & qualified Administrator of James Rich, deceased, whereupon complainant and defendant Rich became the Security of the said Foster. As such Administrator said Foster entered upon his duties as Administrator, returned an inventory of said estate to the Clerk of the County Court of said County of Jackson, showing the personal estate of said deceased to amount to the sum of $ [blank], good, bad and doubtful debts, etc. . . Foster made some collections of the debts of said estate but complainant is not fully informed of the precise amount.
Complainant will further state that on or about the [blank] day of Nov. 1861 [Foster] placed the assets of said estate that remained in his hands uncollected in the hands of his co-defendant Elisha Rich and left the State of TN for parts unknown to your complainant. Complainant is informed that he has gone to some state in the North.
Where upon defendant Rich procured an attachment against the goods and chattels of the said Foster alleging that he had collected and used about [blank] dollars of the debts of said estate, had said attachment levied upon a still and tubs of said defendant to be sold for said debt or default. Complainant will state that he is informed that said property has not been sold. Complainant will further state that about the [blank] day of Dec. 1861 the said defendant Rich left the State of TN for parts unknown to the Complainant. States that the said defendant Foster left no property of any description except the aforementioned still and tubs and likely some other small items of property; that defendant Rich left a farm consisting of about 200 acres worth about $400 or $500 adjoined by the lands of Wiley Artesberry, Jo Strong, lying in the County of Jackson, District No. 14 of said county.
. . . He states that he believes defendants are attempting to defraud him and leave him liable for the whole of said estate of said deceased.
This indenture made the 1st day of Dec. 1865 by and between Thomas K. Harris and America Harris of the County of Jackson and State of TN of the first part and Napoleon B. Young of the County and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of $290 loaned money and one $19 note to Thomas H. Butler which he is to Settle, well and truly paid by the said Napoleon B. Young, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged before the signing and sealing of these presents hath bargained, sold and transferred by these presents doth bargain, sell, transfer and convey unto the said Napoleon B. Young, his heirs and assigns the following named boats, viz., one small boat that we bought of William Spivey and now lies at Moon's Ferry and another large flat boat now building by Herod Turner on the River, to be delivered at the mouth of the [unreadable] River and being built for the purpose of keeping an eating establishment on at Nashville TN, which are hereby delivered to the said Napoleon B. Young at and before the signing, sealing and delivering of this indenture to have and to hold . . .
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SETTIE B. HARRISON AGAINST C. T. HARRISON, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.
11 March 1908.
. . . she and defendant were married to each other in Jackson Co. TN Oct. 31, 1906. . .
Summary: she says he abused her, drank to excess and refused to provide for her. He separated from her in June of 1907 so that he wouldn't be obligated to provide for her. She asks for Divorce. -bp.
/s/ Settie Harrison
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF WESLEY HARVEY OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST THERSA COWAN OF SMITH CO. TN BY HER GUARDIAN BURTON FERRELL.
. . . about 18-- a certain Josephus Cowan intermarried with a certain Polly Shaw and received with her a Negro woman named Milly. During said marriage said Polly had by her said husband two children named Brison and Sophia Elizabeth. Said Polly departed this life and said Josephus was married to one Nancy Trousdale with whom he received a Negro woman named [blank]. Said Nancy during her said marriage had by her husband a child named Thersa. And about 1840 said Josephus departed this life intestate in the County of Smith where he then resided and John Trousdale was his Administrator and your orator was by the County Court of Smith County appointed guardian of said children Brison and Sophia Elizabeth. And your orator as guardian aforesaid and said John Trousdale the Administrator and said Nancy Cowan the widow of said Josephus divided the Negroes in the following manner, to said Brison and Sophia Elizabeth they allotted and gave the Negro woman Milly which came by their mother and to said Nancy the widow and her child Thersa they allotted and gave the Negro woman which came by said Nancy. And your orator as guardian took possession of the Negro woman Milly for his wards the said Brison and Sophia Elizabeth and the said Nancy Cowan took possession of the other Negro woman for herself and child. In August 1848 said Brison, then a minor, departed this life intestate and without issue, never having married. The Negro woman Milly has, since the division above mentioned, had three children, named Tilda, Frank and an infant. Since his appointment as guardian your orator removed to Jackson Co. where he now resides. He is the guardian of said Sophia Elizabeth who is a minor and has been for about ten years subject to fits and on that account your orator has been put to extraordinary trouble and expense in controlling and taking care of and nursing his said ward on account of which he is entitled to extra pay and allowance. But the Clerk of the County Court of said County of Smith refuses to allow him more than is allowed in ordinary cases where the ward is healthy and not afflicted, alleging that he has no power to do so. Your orator states that the estate in his hands of said Brison, deceased, was at the time of his death $463.30, all of which with the accruing interest and his share of the Negro woman Milly and her children ought in justice and good conscience and of right to be the property of his sister, Sophia Elizabeth. Burton Ferrill of said County of Smith is the guardian of said Thersa Cowan.
He asks the Court to determine who inherits the estate of Brison Cowan. He asks for an increased allowance for the care of Sophia Elizabeth. -bp.
Your orator further states that he sold a house and lot in Alabama for $500 due in Jan.1853, one half of which belongs to your orator and the other half to the heirs of said Josephus Cowan, deceased.
Depositions taken: no date.
DEPOSITION: JOSHUA W. STEPHENS.
I have known her [Sophia Elizabeth] for five years. She is subject to fits and has them frequently. She has an inclination [to] run off and threatens to burn up the house and consequently she has to be confined of a night and the Servants keep a watch over her in daytime. I would not take care of her and support her a year for less than $100.
/s/ J. M. Stephen Sen.
DEPOSITION: WILLIAM WHITFIELD.
/s/ William Whitfield
DEPOSITION: SAMUEL YOUNG.
/s/ Samuel Young
DEPOSITION: JOHN HUGH.
/s/ John Hughes
Deposition taken: 7 Jan. 1888 at the Store house of A. M. Tennison at Nashville, Davidson Co. TN.
DEPOSITION: A. M. TENNISON.
I am the same A. M. Tenison that was of the firm Tenison & Paschall. I am defendant to this suit and was also a defendant in the suit in Davidson Co. TN between the same parties and about the same debt that is now in litigation in this case . . .
Mr. Paschall was his [John Hughes'] son-in-law . . .
Quest. Paschall is dead and his estate insolvent, is it?
Ans. I see from the newspapers that it is, also from the Administrator's advertisement. I know nothing of it outside of that. He is dead.
/s/ A. M. Tenison
THE SUPPLEMENTAL BILL OF WESLEY HARVEY as Administrator of the estate of Mathew Cowan, deceased, of Putnam Co. TN against Wirt Hughes as executor of the last will of John Hughes, deceased, and D. W. Paschal, A. M. Tennison and George W. Harrison, all of Davidson Co. TN.
1 Feb. 1884.
. . . on 16 Sept. 1874 . . . filed his Bill of Complaint . . . John Hughes who was then living but has since died and defendant Wirt Hughes, his son . . . Davidson Co. TN where he died . . . one John Bockman who is since also dead . . . William Eller . . . (who died after said Bill was filed . . .
Alonzo M. Tenison declared bankrupt as of 14 Aug. 1878. -bp.
3 Dec. 1883.
Found no error in the decision of the lower Court [Putnam Co.]. Ordered that the complainant Wesley Harvey, Administrator of M. Cowan, deceased, recover of the defendant Wirt Hughes, Executor of John Hughes, deceased, the sum of $3258.50 plus costs. -bp.
Deposition taken: 9 Feb. 1886.
DEPOSITION: DANIEL W. PASCHAL.
Aged 37. Residence Nashville. Occupation merchant.
I am his [John Hughes] son-in-law. He lived in Nashville and died in Nashville.
He [John Hughes] had his interest in the store when he withdrew from the mercantile firm of Webb, Hughes & Co.
Mr. Hughes died Feb. 10th 1880.
/s/ D. W. Paschall
DEPOSITION: THOMAS T. BURGESS.
He [John Hughes] was a partner of mine for about 18 months.
The firm name was known as Burgess, Hughes & Fraley and then it was changed to Burgess, Hughes & Co.
/s/ Thos. T. Burgess
Depositions taken: 28 Sept. 1886 at Granville, Jackson Co. TN.
DEPOSITION: ALBERT STANTON.
Aged 76 years.
/s/ A. Stanton
DEPOSITION: W. R. STANTON.
Age 41 years.
[John Hughes] told me that he never intended to pay the Cowin debt. It was unjust and not right for him to pay it, it being a Confederate transaction. He said he intended to get his means in his hands and keep them in a shape that the debt could not be collected in case Judgement was given against him.
/s/ W. R. Stanton
WILL OF JOHN HUGHES.
9 July 1877.
Summary: he had only two children, Wirt Hughes and Ella Paschal; he wants his property equally divided between them. That going to his daughter should be her sole property with Wirt Hughes as her Trustee. -bp.
ANSWER OF JOHN H. HUGHES TO A BILL OF COMPLAINT FILED BY WESLEY HARVEY.
. . . Emily Hogin, a daughter of Matthew Cowan . . .
. . . complainant's wife who is a daughter of said Cowan.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF WESLEY HARVEY AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF MATTHEW COWAN, DECEASED, of Putnam Co. against John Hughes of Davidson Co. & John Bockman of Putnam Co., Joel Cross of Jackson Co. & William Eller of DeKalb Co. & Francis M. Goolsby of Wilson Co.
16 Sept. 1874.
Matthew Cowan died in Putnam Co., the place of his residence some years ago. . .
. . . Emily Hogan, a daughter of said Matthew Cowan . . .
. . . said Bockman and Hughes, who had each married daughters of said Matthew . . .
. . . 186- said F. M. Goolsby bargained and sold or contracted to sell to defendants Eller and Cross a valuable tract of land in Jackson Co. near the town of Granville on Cumberland River at the mouth of Martin's creek bounded on the North by the lands of J. Webb Smith's heirs, East by McKinley, South by Martin's creek and west by Cumberland River.
/s/ Wesley Harvey
Depositions taken: 15 Aug. 1887.
DEPOSITION: ALBERT STANTON.
/s/ A. Stanton
DEPOSITION: W. R. STANTON.
/s/ W. R. Stanton
AFFIDAVIT OF DAVID D. RYAN.
13 July 1858.
. . . he had a sister lying dead at his home on the first day of the appearance term of said summons. [Unable to determine this date. -bp.]
/s/ D. D. Ryan
ANSWER OF DAVID D. RION [RYAN] to a Bill of Complaint filed in the Chancery Court at Gainesboro by Harris Hatcher and wife . . .
. . . it is true that George Washington Rion departed this life in Jackson Co. about 25 day of August 1847 having before that time made his last will, a copy of which is filed with complainant's Bill as Exhibit A. But it is not true as alleged that Bennett Stone and Varney Andrews qualified as executors of said will. Respondent and William L. Rion [Ryan], Joseph Rion [Ryan], Fielding T. Rion [Ryan], Washington Rion [Ryan] and John Rion [Ryan] were brothers, and they contributed equally to purchase the land in complainant's Bill and in said will mentioned, and the same was conveyed to said Washington Rion for the joint benefit for him and his said brothers, which may explain what otherwise might be obscure in the second clause of said will. Said land was worth about $2500 at the death of said Washington and is now worth about $3000. Said Washington at the time of his death and Joseph Rion also owned one fifth part of their Negroes Matilda, Elizabeth and Samuel and said Washington also owned one tenth of a Negro named Jane and the Matilda here named is called "Till" in complainant's Bill. Said Negro Till or Matilda is between 35 and 40 years of age and is not worth $900 or $1000 as alleged by complainants but about $500 and her hire is not worth $70 or $75 per annum as complainants allege. Respondent answering says that said Negro Till was not purchased after the death of testator as alleged but that testator purchased the interest or share in her and the other Negroes above mentioned and which he owned at the time of his death of the estate of Hudspeth Holman in Overton Co. and after the death of said testator, the heirs and distributees and legatees of said Washington Rion, including complainant Coatney, all being of full age, agreed with the heirs and distributees of said Hudspeth Holman to a division of said Negroes and the Negro Till fell to the share of estate of said Washington Rion and respondent David D. paid of his own money $60, the amount she was valued to, more than the share coming to the estate of said testator, Washington, which sum of $60 never has been refunded to respondent by any persons. Respondent further answering says that he is a bachelor and lives with his father and mother, the said John and Sarah Rion on said land and has lived there with them ever since and before the death of said testator.
That his father, aged about 83 years and his mother aged about 70 years are both infirm and that by their request he manages for and takes care of them. And the Negro Till stays there and waits upon and serves respondent's mother and the rest of the family and works in the house and on the farm. Respondent has kept up the fences and improvements on said land and paid the taxes of the same from June 1848 to the present time. Respondent says that since testator's death, Fielding Rion lived on and cultivated a portion of said land for about four years and that Joseph Rion also lived on and cultivated a part of said land for about two years. And respondent has cultivated a portion of said land for the support of his father and mother ever since the death of testator, but he denies that he and his co-defendant William L. have appropriated the entire proceeds to their own use, but that his aged father and mother, the peculiar objects of the bounty of testator, have been supported on said land.
Respondent says that complainant Coatney, at the date of said will and at the death of testator, was a single woman and lived on said land with her father and mother and continued to live there and was supported out of the rents and property of said land until the fall of the year 1848 when she married complainant Harris Hatcher, put herself under his care and protection and moved with him to Overton Co. where she still resides, since which time she has not been supported out of the rents and property of said lands, nor has respondent paid or given her anything. The intention of the testator, as respondent thinks, was to provide for the support of said Courtney while she remained single and lived on the land. But if her husband is unable or unwilling to support her and if he will bring her back to her father, she shall be supported . . .
Respondent admits that Joseph Rion departed this life about six years ago, intestate and without issue and that no person has administered upon his estate. He died on his way home from New Orleans about 700 miles from home and respondent had his body conveyed home at his own, respondent's, expense. . .
Respondent will here state that two of the children of his sister Clotilda have been supported and raised on said land.
. . . since the death of said testator, an action of ejectment was instituted in the Circuit Court of Jackson Co. for said land by one Jesse Carter and prosecuted by him in said Circuit Court and in the Supreme Court of this state. That said suit was successfully defended by respondent and one William Hamilton, who was also sued in said action.
Depositions taken: 19 June 1866.
DEPOSITION: ZACHARIAH VAN HOOSER.
I was living near the land [in dispute] from 1849 to 1857.
/s/ Z. Vanhooser
DEPOSITION: LEWIS PETERMAN.
I was acquainted with Coatney Ann Hatcher . . .
Quest. Say whether Coutney Hemphill and Clotilda or Clary Hatcher did not also live on the land [in dispute].
Ans. They did.
Quest. When did Coatney A. marry? Did she or Mrs. Hemphill cultivate any of [the] land?
Ans. I think Mrs. Hatcher married in 1848 and left the land and did not cultivate any of the land and I do not know whether Mrs. Hemphill cultivated any of the land or not but I think she did.
. . . I recollect that Hemphill died in 1846 and then D. D. Rion [Ryan] took her into his house.
/s/ L. B. Peterman
DEPOSITION: L. W. OGLESBY.
I have known the land in controversy since 1850.
D. D. Ryon had his Father and Mother and Clotilda all neatly and nicely buried.
/s/ L. W. Oglesby
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SARAH R. RYON of Jackson Co. TN against David D. Ryon, William J. Ryon & Clotilda Hemphill of Jackson Co. & Harris Hatcher & Coatney Ann, his wife, of Overton Co. in said State & Fielding Rion, a citizen of the State of Arkansas . . .
. . . about the 9th day of Sept. last John Ryon departed this life in Jackson Co. intestate, that he and your oratrix were the joint owners or tenants in common of a valuable tract of land in said County of Jackson, lying on Cumberland River containing by estimation 200 acres . . . on which said John lived at the time of his death and on which your oratrix now lives . . . she charges that said land was willed to her and said John, deceased, jointly by G. W. Ryon . . .
. . . she charges that she is the widow of said John, deceased, the defendants are his only heirs . . .
BILL OF DAVID D. RYON [RYAN] of Jackson Co. TN against Harris Hatcher and wife Coaty of Overton Co. TN, Joseph Tobin and wife Sarah & William L. Ryon of Jackson Co. TN, Cornelia Hemphill of Jackson Co. TN who is a minor & Fielding T. Ryon of the State of Missouri and County of [blank].
9 Feb. 1860.
. . . said lands did not belong to said Washington Ryon, deceased, but that it was bought by the joint funds of him, the said Washington Ryon, and his brothers, complainant D. D. Ryon, John Ryon, William Ryon, Fielding T. Ryon & Joseph Ryon, and that they all contributed equally in the purchase of the same and that the deed for the same was IN FACT made to said Washington Ryon IN TRUST for himself and abovesaid brothers, although it appears on it's face to be absolutely to Washington alone. John Ryon died without issue before Washington died, who died without issue. Joseph has since died without issue and complainant and his brother William L. have bought and paid for the entire interest of their brother Fielding T. Ryon . . .
Clara Hemphill was a sister of complainant and is now dead, leaving but one child, defendant Cornelia Hemphill, who is the sole heir of said Clara. Defendant Sarah Tobin and Coatny Hatcher are sisters of complainant . . . John Ryon Sen. and Sarah Ryon Sen., father and mother of complainant, are dead without any other heirs except those mentioned in this Bill.
17 Aug. 1847.
I, Washington Rion of the County of Jackson and State of Tennessee do make this my last will and testament. 1st. I want all of my just debts to be paid. Secondly, I give my tract of land on which I live jointly to my father and mother and my brothers William L. Rion, Fielding Rion, David D. Rion, Joseph Rion, to cultivate a portion of the land and to have the proceeds thereof except a sufficiency to support my father and mother and sisters, Coatney and Clareny Hemphill. Fielding Rion to cultivate the portion I marked out to him lying between two drains and Fourthly I give to my brother Joseph Rion one fifth part of three Negroes named Matilda, Elizabeth, Samuel, which I purchased from William Holiman and fifthly my wish is a Negro girl be purchased for the use of my Mother and Sister Coatney and also the one sixth part of a Negro girl named Jane which I bought of William Holman I give and bequeath to my beloved mother . . .
s/s Washington Rion
ASSIGNMENT OF DOWER.
To Sarah Rion.
12 July 1859.
THE AMENDED BILL OF COMPLAINT OF HARRIS HATCHER & COATNEY ANN, HIS WIFE . . .
27 Oct. 1858.
. . . since the filing of said original bill, John Rion has died intestate in Jackson Co., leaving the above named defendants and complainants together with Joseph H. Tobin and Sarah Tobin his wife of Overton Co. TN his only heirs and legal representatives . . .
THE ANSWER OF DAVID D. RYAN TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SARAH R. RYAN.
13 July 1859.
Respondent denies that said John Ryan and complainant Sarah Ryan were joint owners of the tract of land mentioned in complainant's bill . . .
Respondent denies that said land was willed to complainant and said John, deceased, by G. W. Ryan, and says furthermore that said land never belonged to G. W. Ryan, deceased, but that it belonged in equity and good conscience to G. W., D. D., Joseph, William and F. T. Ryan . . .
. . . it was the intention of G. W. Ryan that his said brothers should have said land absolutely and in fee simple, but that they should support their father and mother and two sisters, Coatny & Clotilda Hemphill and that said intention is apparent on the face of said will . . .
Respondent states that Clotilda Hemphill, one of his co-defendants, has died since the filing of complainant's bill and was dead on the first Wednesday after the third Monday in Feb. 1859. And said Clotilda left a lawful heir, Cornelia P. Hemphill . . .
/s/ D. D. Ryan
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF CLOTILDA HEMPHILL of Jackson Co. TN against Sarah Rion [Ryan], D. D. Rion, W. L. Rion of Jackson Co. TN & Harris Hatcher & Coatney A. his wife, Joseph H. Tobin and Sarah his wife of Overton Co. & Fielding Rion of parts unknown.
28 Oct. 1858.
She charges that they [David D. and William L.] refuse to give her a sufficiency for her support . . . She charges that defendant David D. Rion has drove her from the place at different times and is now threatening to drive her off again and swears that the premises are his and that she shall leave . . .
It is . . . ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the complainant C. A. Hatcher recover of the defendants D. D. Ryan, W. L. Ryan and Fielding Ryan the sum of $1142.05 and the costs of this suit.
This decree also orders that the land in controversy be sold. -bp.
Depositions taken: 4 April 1873.
DEPOSITION: HARVEY H. DRAPER.
Aged 54 years.
Nancy P. Stone now Nancy P. Hawes . . .
I was at that time [about 1860] a collecting officer for this county . . .
H. H. Draper
REPORT OF SALE OF LAND.
The defendants having failed to pay . . . on the 15th day of March 1875 . . . exposed to public Sale to the highest bidder for cash in hand the tract of land in the pleadings and Decree described being the same on [which] Willis Cornwell now lives and on which he has lived for several years . . . known as the old Hannah tract situated on Wartrace creek, North Side of Cumberland River, District No. 3 of Jackson Co. TN, beginning on a rock in McCarver's and Cornwell's line . . . to the branch running down from John Jenkins thence up said branch to Jacob Jenkins old line . . . Vinson Moorland's [?] . . . David Hufhines' old line . . . between John Veach and David Hufhines . . . between John Veach and Wm. D. Dycus to Wm. Woodfolk's old line . . . John Sloan's old line . . . between said Cornwell and Logan H. McCarver . . . containing by estimate 400 acres, more or less. When complainant Daniel D. Hawes became the purchaser . . . at the price of $50.
Depositions taken: 8 Oct. 1873.
DEPOSITION: JOHN R. STAMPS.
Aged 41 years.
I am a Justice of the Peace of this county of Jackson and I am the successor of John L. Mahany . . .
/s/ J. R. Stamps
DEPOSITION: JOHN L. MAHANY.
Aged 50 years.
I was a Justice of the Peace in said County of Jackson . . . and I was the successor to A. Green . . .
/s/ J. L. Mahanay
DEPOSITION: JAMES W. SMALLWOOD.
Aged 45 years.
/s/ J. W. Smallwood
DEPOSITION: WILLIAM D. MC KAUGHAN.
Aged 40 years.
I was Constable of this county in the year 1860.
/s/ W. D. McKaughan
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF DANIEL W. HAWES AND HIS WIFE NANCY D. HAWES of Jackson Co. TN against Willis Cornwell, Logan H. McCarver and Littleton C. Hall and Robert A. Cox, Clerk & Master, all of Jackson Co. TN.
8 July 1867.
. . . on the 24th day of Nov. 1860, complainant Nancy P., who was then a widow by name of Nancy P. Stone, recovered a judgement before A. Green, then a Justice of the Peace for Jackson Co. TN against Willis Cornwell and H. H. Draper for $138.56 and costs . . .
In 1867, the Sheriff could find no property belonging to Willis Cornwell. -bp.
Complainants further show that Willis Cornwell on the 4th day of Nov. 1865 executed to Littleton C. Hall by name of L. C. Hall a deed in trust in which he conveyed to said L. C. Hall lands lying in the County of Jackson and State of TN in District No. 3 . . . containing by estimate 400 acres . . .
. . . it is in the interest of said Willis Cornwell to sell said lands at private sale to his father-in-law Logan H. McCarver . . .
Deposition taken: 12 June 1873 at Nashville TN.
DEPOSITION: JOEL W. SETTLE.
Aged 53 years.
. . . my sister Mrs. N. P. Stone . . .
It was before my sister was married to D. W. Hawes, her present husband.
/s/ Joel W. Settle
Deposition taken: 26 Feb. 1878.
DEPOSITION: A. HARE.
Age 73 years.
/s/ A. Hare.
Depositions taken: 26, 27, 28 Feb. & 1 March 1878.
DEPOSITION: DAVID A. RAWLY.
Aged 50 years.
/s/ D. A. Rawly
DEPOSITION: N. B. YOUNG.
. . . Mrs. Sam'l York . . . her father, A. Hare . . .
/s/ N. B. Young
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF DANIEL W. HAWES & JOEL H. STONE.
5 Aug. 1873.
. . . Samuel H. York resides out of the State of TN.
. . . [A.] Green was at the time of the rendition of said judgements a partner in trade with said [David A.] Rawley and that said Green has since departed this life intestate more than six months before filing this bill . . .
. . . Denton Moore lately departed this life at his residence in said County of Jackson intestate, seized and possessed of considerable property real and personal and if indebted at all to a small amount. And that one Samuel Moore is Administrator of his estate. That said Newton Moore is one of the heirs and distributees of said Denton Moore . . .
THE PETITION OF MATILDA YORK OF JACKSON CO. TN.
. . . filed her bill in the Chancery Court at Gainesboro against S. H. York, who was then her husband, and Newton Moore and others for the purpose of divorce and Alimony and the divorce has been granted but the question of alimony has been reserved.
Matilda York (her mark)
Deposition taken: no date.
DEPOSITION: D. W. HAWES.
I am the surviving partner of Hawes & Stone. We commenced business in Gainesboro in 1866 and continued till 1875. W. P. Stone was first in the firm. He sold to Joel Stone and just took his place in the firm and succeeded to the ownership of all the assets of the firm. Willis Stone afterwards bought an interest in the firm and continued in the firm for a short time and sold out to his brother Joel Stone. The firm was first D. W. Hawes and Company. When Willis Stone came it was changed to Hawes & Stone and continued so till its dissolution.
. . . Defendant Samuel H. York is indebted to D. W. Hawes . . . $239.91.
It also appeared that Newton Moore is indebted to S. H. York for the sum of $169.64.
Complainant Hawes to pay one half of costs and defendants York and Moore are each to pay one fourth.
Appealed to the Supreme Court.
Depositions taken: 2 Aug. 1880.
DEPOSITION: DAVID RAWLEY.
Aged about 52 years.
/s/ D. A. Rawly
DEPOSITION: SAMUEL H. YORK.
Aged 55 years.
Myself and Mr. Hair did carry on a Boarding House in the years 1866 or 7.
Thomas Gentry is my nephew by marriage. D. A. Rawly is my brother-in-law. We married sisters.
/s/ S. H. York
Depositions taken: 24, 25 & 27 Aug. 1880.
DEPOSITION: M. L. GORE.
. . . at the time of his, Joel's [Stone] death in 1876 . . .
I cannot say how old Joel H. Stone was in 1876. I suppose he was about 24 or 25 years old.
/s/ M. L. Gore
DEPOSITION: NANCY M. RAWLY.
Matilda York is my sister.
/s/ Nancy M. Rawly
Deposition taken: 31 Aug. & 11,17, 22 & 23 Sept. 1880.
DEPOSITION: MATILDA YORK.
Samuel York bought a Mason's apron from Hawes & Stone. He was drinking heavily at one time. He had no good credit at one time. -bp.
I made some money by keeping the jail and selling cakes, etc., keeping boarders . . .
M. A. York (her mark)
Deposition taken: 6 March 1878.
DEPOSITION: D. W. HAWES.
. . . J. H. Stone being now dead.
. . . J. H. Stone's death in July 1876.
/s/ D. W. Hawes
Deposition taken: 5 March 1878.
DEPOSITION: JAMES A. WILLIAMS.
Aged 40 years.
Joel H. Stone died I think about the first days of July 1876.
I do not know anything about W. P. Stone going to Texas . . .
I do not remember when D. W. Hawes went to the State Senate, but I think it was in 1869 or 1870.
/s/ J. A. Williams
Deposition taken: 5 March 1878.
DEPOSITION: DAVID A. RAWLEY.
Aged 50 years.
/s/ David A. Rawly
THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF SAMUEL A. MOORE.
28 Jan. 1874.
. . . Newton Moore is a child & heir at law of the estate of Denton Moore, his intestate.
. . . the sum of $915.35 which his co-defendant Newton Moore is indebted to the estate of your Respondent's intestate.
This estate [of Denton Moore] is to be divided among seven distributees.
29 Sept. 1882.
. . . complainant and defendant were married to each other on the 24th of Jan. 1881 in Jackson Co. . . they lived together until the 4th Monday in August 1881, at which time the defendant willfully and maliciously abandoned complainant . . .
Defendant also was cruel and inhuman and failed to provide. -bp.
It further appeared that the defendant is the owner of one fourth of the corn crop and two thirds of the tobacco crop raised the present year on the farm of George Mosely.
Divorce granted. Complainant's name to be changed from Eliza Hawkins back to Eliza McKaughan, her maiden name. She is to become the owner of the above crops. -bp.
THE PETITION OF ELIZA HAWKINS AGAINST RICHARD HAWKINS, both of Jackson Co. TN.
. . . she was borned and raised in said county [Jackson] . . .
Eliza Hawkins (her mark)
REPORT OF SALE.
. . . on Friday the 29 day of March 1895 at the late residence of Riley Gentry, deceased, now occupied by his widow M. P. Gentry, in District No. 9 of Jackson Co. TN . . . offering the 62 acre tract first and then the reversionary interest in the Homestead and Dower and then I offered both tracts together and that way of selling bringing the most money, the same was sold in that way. M. F. Loftis and J. V. Hawkins becoming the purchasers at the price of $900.05 . . .
The lands so sold described as follows: the Homestead and Dower interest bounded as follows: Beginning at a rock on the South side of Kent's [?] branch at the lower corner of Burt Clinton's yard fence . . . Mansell's line . . . crossing Blackburn's fork . . . Thos. Gentry's line . . . containing 125 acres.
The 62 acre tract bounded as follows: . . . South side of Blackburn's fork . . . near the mouth of the Lost Branch . . .
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of Mary Polly Gentry, widow and relict of Riley Gentry and who is also Admx. of said Riley Gentry and J. V. Hawkins, one of the heirs of Riley Gentry, deceased, and who is also Admr. of the estate of Riley Gentry, deceased, both of Jackson Co. TN against Geo. Gentry, Marion Gentry, Josh J. Gentry, U. P. Gentry, Pulla [?] Allen and husband Charles Allen, Percilla Loftis and husband Filmore Loftis, Jane Allen and husband W. S. Allen, Clarinda Smith and husband J. D. Smith, Serena Hawkins, Duke Allen and Polly Allen, Pulla [?] Allen and Marion Allen, the last three being minor children of defendant Duke Allen, without General Guardian, Geo. W. Gentry who also being a minor, F. M. Loftis is his General Guardian. All of the above defendants are citizens of Jackson Co. TN, Wm. C. Gentry a citizen of Putman Co. TN.
. . . Riley Gentry departed this life in Jackson Co. TN intestate about the 6 day of April 1894 . . .
Defendants, except husbands of married women, are the only children of said deceased.
Deposition taken: 24 Jan. 1895.
DEPOSITION: WM. GORE.
70 years of age.
I am acquainted with the land asked about [in dispute]. Have known it about 50 or 60 years.
Have surveyed said lands . . .
/s/ Wm. Gore
Depositions taken: 24 Jan. 1895.
DEPOSITION: J. V. HAWKINS.
I am one of the administrators of Riley Gentry, deceased, and also one of the heirs of said estate.
/s/ J. V. Hawkins
DEPOSITION: W. K. HAWKINS.
I have known it [the land in dispute] all of my life, and live in about 1 1/2 miles of it. Have lived in 1 1/2 miles of it for about 20 years. Was born close to it and have lived in the neighborhood ever since, except about five years.
Quest. Do you know the widow of Riley Gentry, Mary Polly Gentry? What is her age and condition of health?
Ans. I know the widow. Her age is between 65 and 70 years of age. Her health has been bad for the last several years. She is very feeble.
I own about 130 acres.
W. K. Hawkins (his mark)
DEPOSITION: GEO. GENTRY.
48 years of age.
/s/ G. W. Gentry
DEPOSITION: J. P. LAWSON.
/s/ J. P. Lawson
THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF RILEY GENTRY TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT filed against him in the Chancery Court of Jackson Co. on the 11th day of Feb. 1893 by James D. Smith and wife Clarindy Smith.
The allegation in said Bill that Respondent is indebted to complainants or either of them in the sum of $300 by account for work and labor done, or otherwise, or in any other amount whatever, is absolutely, positively and unequivocally false.
Respondent has conveyed to two of his sons his real estate for a full, fair and valid consideration, as he had a legal right to do, notwithstanding the whinings of complainant J. D. Smith, his ungrateful son-in-law.
THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF RILEY GENTRY TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT filed against him in the Chancery Court of Jackson Co. TN by Millard Filmore Loftis and wife Priscilla Loftis.
The allegation in said Bill that this Respondent is indebted to the complainants in the sum of $200 or any other amount either for work and labor done or on any other account whatever is absolutely and unconditionally false. He does not owe complainants, or either of them, one cent for anything.
It is true he has conveyed his land to his two sons, Joshua and Riley Gentry . . .
Respondent and his wife are both very old, and made the conveyance to their sons for the sole purpose of procuring their services to look after, and take care of and support respondent and his wife in their old and declining years, which they have obligated themselves to do.
This contains a list of accounts due to the estate of W. K. Hawkins, deceased, in his mercantile business at Sirena TN, Jan. 1914 up to July 2, 1914. -bp.
ORDER FOR ONE YEAR'S PROVISION.
Feb. term 1911.
Commissioners are ordered to set apart to Anna Phillips, a minor daughter, under 16 years of age, of J. C. Phillips, deceased, one years support. -bp.
ANNA PHILLIPS HOMESTEAD PLAT.
Surveyed 14 Feb. 1911.
15 May 1913.
Gives the names of the wards of Sam Hawkins as Maggie and Luther Phillips. -bp.
SETTLEMENT, estate of Manervy Mercer.
15 Dec. 1888.
Receipt for making coffin for deceased, dated 13 Dec. 1887.
Receipt for burial clothes for deceased, dated 13 Dec. 1887.
NOTICE OF ADMR. SETTLEMENT.
20 Oct. 1890.
To T. J. Mercer, W. L. Brown, Lucy Whitaker, Pollie Jane Mercer and Jane Hawkins.
Depositions taken: 30 June 1858.
DEPOSITION: REBECCA RESER.
Aged about 51 years.
Testifies that John Head was verbally abusive to Mary Head. -bp.
DEPOSITION: AMANDA J. HESTAND.
Aged about 17 years.
Testifies that she heard John Head order Mary Head out of his house, and saw him strike her and put her out of doors, and heard him threaten to kill her. -bp.
Amanda J. Hestand (her mark)
DEPOSITION: JOHN HESTAND.
Aged about 26 years.
Testifies that he saw John Head abuse Mary C. Head in March of 1855. He says Mary Head told him she had caught John Head and Josephine Denham together. -bp.
Quest. Did not you hear John Head say that he intended to go and see Josephine Denham's child and if it looked like him he intended to bring it home?
Ans. Yes, that was his conversation.
Quest. Did not John Head say that he believed the child was his?
Ans. Yes, Sir.
/s/ John Hestand
DEPOSITION: A. R. JARVIS.
Aged about 47 years.
In conversation about their parting, I told him [John Head] that he was the first transgressor in bringing up the quarrel with his wife on account of what he had told me about beckoning to Allen Denham's wife and getting her out in the bushes from dropping corn after her husband where he was laying off corn ground. He further stated that she, Mary C. Head, knew that was his character before she married and for that reason she had no right to complain at him for his conduct.
/s/ A. R. Jarvis
Deposition taken: no date.
DEPOSITION: ALAN DENHAM.
He says nothing about his wife and John Head. -bp.
/s/ Allen Denham
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF MARY HEAD AGAINST JOHN HEAD, both of Jackson Co. TN.
14 July 1857.
. . . about ten years ago she intermarried with defendant in this County of Jackson and State of Tennessee . . .
She charges that about twelve months ago and repeatedly since that time, defendant was guilty of diverse acts of adultery with one Josephine Denham and other women to your oratrix unknown, and about that time he threw your oratrix things out of the house, struck her violently and left your oratrix and four children without support or the means of support and has refused and failed to provide means for the support of your oratrix and her children, one of which has since sickened and died.
He has . . . a tract of land on the head of Proctor's creek, Jackson Co. and with a mill on it, purchased by him from Stephen and Zacheus Potter. It joins the lands of John Master's heirs and Stephen Potter.
Deposition taken: 2 July 1858.
DEPOSITION: ROBERT RICH.
Aged about 35 years.
/s/ Robert Rich
Deposition taken: 2 July 1858.
DEPOSITION: ZACCHEUS POTTER.
Aged about 62 years.
/s/ Zaccheus Potter
ORDER FOR ONE YEAR'S SUPPORT.
Dec. Term 1889.
Sarah Heady, widow of Jessee Heady.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JESSEE HEADY AGAINST N. H. CHAFFIN, both of Jackson Co. TN.
. . . [in] 1871, Henry H. Loftis sold and conveyed to the defendant N. H. Chaffin a tract of land lying in Jackson Co. TN in District No. [blank] and on the ridge at the head of Morison's creek of Roaring River adjoined by the lands of H. P. Loftis, Thomas Hensley, Logan Maberry and William Loftis, Sr., containing about 350 acres and known as the John Summers tract of land . . .
This is a dispute about a note used in the purchase of this land. -bp.
There is only one document in this folder, which has no date. It removed W. C. Headdy as guardian of Drury McCawley because W. H. Estes had already been appointed his guardian in Putnam County. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF J. P. HELMS OF DAVIDSON CO. TN AGAINST A. HARE OF JACKSON CO. TN.
. . . Sam E. Hare died intestate in Davidson Co. TN on the [blank] day of [blank] 18--. Complainant charges that your orator J. P. Helms was appointed his Administrator . . .
He charges that Sam E. Hare, deceased, in his lifetime sold to A. Hare a certain tract or parcel of land known as the "Trap" lands, lying in the First Civil District of Jackson Co. TN and bounded by the lands of James Draper heirs and others, it being the land whereon A. Hare now lives . . .
He charges that there is still a balance due on the notes for this land. -bp.
27 Jan. 1847.
Depositions taken: 1 Dec. 1846 in Adair Co. KY.
DEPOSITION: AMY MORPHEW.
She says that the husband of Rebecca Henderson left her about three years ago.
Amay Morphew (her mark)
DEPOSITION: DANIEL MORPHEW.
Daniel Morphew (his mark)
THE PETITION OF REBECCA S. HENDERSON of Jackson Co. TN.
28 July 1846.
. . . somewhat over three years ago she intermarried with one Kinmon Witt Henderson in Adair Co. KY.
. . . in about two months after their marriage, her said husband, without any cause, maliciously abandoned her . . . and now lives in parts unknown to your petitioner. She states to your Honor that she then left KY and came to the County of Jackson where she has lived ever since, with her friends.
She asks for divorce. -bp.
THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER OF ARCHIBALD P. GREEN AND NANCY GREEN TO THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JOSEPH HENDRIX & HIS WIFE PERMILIA A. HENDRIX.
It is true that Alfred W. Cason died intestate, but in Overton Co. and not Jackson Co. as charged. Respondents cannot state of their own knowledge that whether he died without wife and children or not, but they have been informed that he had a living child at the time of his death and perhaps is now living . . .
. . . most positively denies that he had $8000 mostly in gold and silver or any other amount that came to their hands.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JOSEPH HEDRICK & HIS WIFE PERMILIA A. HEDRICK of Camden Co Missouri against Archibald Green & Jackson Walker & [blank] his wife, all of Jackson Co. TN.
. . . in 1865, Alfred W. Carson died intestate in Jackson Co. TN . . . he was never married and at his death left neither wife nor child.
. . . defendant Green and his daughter, defendant [blank] . . .
. . . Permilia A. Hendricks is the only sister of the said Carson and his only heir at law.
CASE DISMISSED, having no merit. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF FANNIE HENLEY AGAINST WILLIAM HENLEY, both of Jackson Co. TN.
8 July 1892.
. . . she and the defendant were intermarried on the 7 day of April 1892 and that in a very short time after their said marriage, the defendant cursed, abused, and drove your complainant away from their home, failed and refused to provide . . .
. . . the defendant is the owner of the following property, to wit: One tract of land bounded as follows: by the lands of the heirs of Mounce Gore, deceased, Buck Recton, Wm. Ray, [blank] Chaffin and the heirs of John Henley, and also another tract of land, bounded by the lands of Sampson Bostlet, Scy Smith, the Gilmoor heirs and John Anderson, that said two tracts of land lie in the 9th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN.
. . . complainant has six children by a former marriage that are small and of tender age . . .
She asks for divorce, alimony and one year's relief. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JOHN HENLEY OF PUTNAM CO. TN AGAINST MARTHA HENLEY OF JACKSON CO. TN.
22 April 1884.
. . . sometime during the year 1852 or 1853 complainant and defendant Martha Henley were married and that they lived happily together as husband and wife for many years when about 2 1/2 years ago defendant willfully and maliciously and without cause left his home taking two little children, the issue of their marriage, and has refused and still refuses to live with him, although repeatedly requested to do so.
Complainant states that he and defendant have two children, the issue of their said marriage, whose names are Joshua and Austin, aged respectively 10 and 12 years.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of William Hensley & wife Christain Hensley of Jackson Co. TN against Benjamin Hensley & wife Polley Hensley, Elisabeth Haney, Tobias Haney, John Haney, Simeon Haney, France Haney, George Haney, Wade Ransom & wife Almeda Ransom, Jace Chaffin & wife Parlee Chaffin & Frances Graham, Frank Graham, Hatty Graham & John Graham, minor children of Rosean Graham, deceased, & Andy Haney, H. P. Loftis & wife Sally Loftis, Savannah Haney & Mary Haney, George Haney, Clerrinda Haney, Verna Haney, Harvy & Thomas Haney, minor children of Elijah Haney, deceased, all of Jackson Co. TN.
4 March 1896.
. . . John Haney & wife Mariah Haney died some time ago and left no minor children surviving them, and at the time of their death they were the owners of a certain parcel of land and were seized and possessed of the same lying in the 10th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on both sides of the Gainesboro & Cookeville Road and bounded as follows: on the South by the lands of William Ransom, on the East by the lands of Wm. E. Smith and John Netherton, on the South by the lands of Jessee Woolbright, on the West by the lands of Shade Morry, containing about 325 acres.
DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS.
Land sold for $377.50, Less Bill of Cost $177.80 = $199.70 among 12 heirs = $16.45 each.
1. Christannie Hensley & husband
2. Polly Hensley & husband Benj.
3. Almede Ransom & husband Wade
4. Jace Chaffin & wife Paralee
6. George Haney
7. Simeon Haney
8. John Haney
9. Elizabeth Haney
10. Minor heirs of Rosie An Graham, deceased.
12. Minor heirs of Elijah Haney, deceased.
H. P. Loftis & wife Sallie
Depositions taken: no date
DEPOSITION: E. L. JACKSON.
Live in 12 District of this county. Am a farmer and surveyor. Have lived in Jackson Co. all my life.
Quest. Are you the County Surveyor for Jackson Co.? If so, how long have you been such?
Ans. I am. Have been 20 odd years.
/s/ E. L. Jackson
DEPOSITION: WILLIAM RANSOM.
I live in 9 Civil District. About 58 years old. My occupation a farmer.
I knew John and Mariah Hayney in their lifetime. I lived on joining farm.
I lived ten years adjoining farm. I own 100 acres more or less.
Quest. What relation are you to William Hensley?
Ans. Brother-in-law and cousins.
Quest. Are you related to any of the kin of John Haney?
Ans. By marriage and not otherwise.
Tobias Haney [and] France Haney are brothers to Wm. Henseley's wife.
Quest. When did John Haney die?
Ans. He died before I moved on the place where I now live.
/s/ William Ransom
DEPOSITION: CALL SMITH.
My age is 28 [first number is unclear -bp]. My occupation farmer. I live in the 10 Civil District of Jackson Co.
. . . my land lies adjoining said place [of John and Mariah Haney].
I have owned it for about 9 years.
Cal Smith (his mark)
DEPOSITION: WILLIAM HENSLEY.
/s/ Wm. Hensley
Elizabeth Haney set up claim to the land as Homestead for herself and some of the minor heirs. She also claimed the estate owed her for caring for her parents. Her suit was dismissed. -bp.
REPORT OF SALE.
5 June 1897.
The land was bought by Jace Chaffin. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF MARTIN HENSLEY & HIS WIFE PRUDA HENSLEY AGAINST EDGEWARD, MARTHA ELLA & CLARA MAY HENSLEY, all of Jackson Co. TN.
14 Aug. 1914.
. . . S. S. Hensley died in Jackson Co. intestate in the year 1909, leaving surviving him the complainant Pruda Hensley, his widow, and the defendants, his only children and heirs at law, they being minors, Edgeward being twelve years old, Martha Ella about ten years old and Clara May about eight years old, who is without general guardian.
Complainant states that S. S. Hensley at the time of his death was possessed of the following tract of land, to wit, lying and being in the 10th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN, bounded on the North by L. M. Maberry, on the East by Bill Kinnaid, on the South by Bill Kinnaid, on the West by L. M. Maberry, containing one hundred acres more or less and valued at $1000; this is all the Real Estate the said S. S. Hensley owned at the time of his death. He owned some personal property but not more than the exempt property.
Complainant states that Pruda Hensley is about thirty years old and entitled to a homestead in the aforesaid land, that since the death of S. S. Hensley she has married to Martin Hensley and her and her children and husband now lives on the aforesaid land.
Complainant states that said land is washing considerably, it being steep land and is not a desirable place to live, that they are dissatisfied to live there and that they have a purchaser who proposes to give $1000 for said land, that S. S. Hensley bought said land for $200 about eight years ago.
Complainant states that one Whitson Holloway proposes to give $1000 for said tract of land and on account of defendant's Minority, they cannot sell said land without your Honor's ratifying the same.
CLERK & MASTER'S REPORT.
23 Oct. 1914.
William Hensley is the father of Martin Hensley and the grandfather of the minor defendants. He has found a better tract of land in Putnam Co. for the family of Martin Hensley. -bp.
Depositions taken: 27 Oct. 1914 at Putnam Co. TN.
DEPOSITION: WAYNE ALLEN.
I am 26 years of age, live near Bloomington Springs TN and am a farmer.
Quest. Are you the same Wayne Allen who traded a tract of land to William Hensley for the benefit of the minors in the above cause?
Ans. I am.
/s/ Wayne Allen
DEPOSITION: LAWRENCE MABREY.
About 33 years old. I reside on Blackburn's Fork, this county, and am a farmer.
I owned [said] tract of land about eight years ago; I got $200 for it when I sold it. . .
/s/ Lawrence Mayberry
DEPOSITION: STEPHEN BRENLEY.
I am 36 years old, live in Putnam Co., am a farmer.
Quest. Did you ever live in Jackson Co.?
Ans. I have.
/s/ Stephen Brenley
DEPOSITION: W. M. HENSLEY.
Am 65 years old, live in the 10th Civil District of this county, am a farmer.
The minors are my grandchildren and the complainants are a son and daughter-in-law of mine.
I gave the land to the father of the children, or most of it.
/s/ Wm. Hensley
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF CORA HENSON AGAINST GEORGE HENSON, both of Jackson Co. TN.
24 Oct. 1892.
. . . on the 23 Jan. 1888 she and defendant were married in Smith County and they lived together about one year and a half happily, when defendant without any cause whatever, commenced an abuse against her which continued and grew worse until defendant finally abandoned her and has failed and refused to provide for her the necessaries of life . . .
Complainant is now depending upon her own feeble exertions for support of her infant child, being compelled to hire out and be at the mercy of her friends . . .
She prays for a Decree for divorce absolutely and that her name be changed back to her maiden name Cora Clements; that she be decreed the custody of her child . . .
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF MAY HENSON AGAINST NATHAN HENSON, both of Jackson Co. TN.
. . . she and the defendant were married in Jackson Co. TN on the 26th March 1912 . . . Aug., near Flynn's Lick where they were then living . . .
She complains of abusive treatment. She asks for a divorce and restoration of her maiden name, May Medows. -bp.
/s/ May Henson
. . . Margarett Herod, as guardian of Wade Herod, James W. Herod, Lolie Bell Herod & Dona L. Herod, who are children and some of them minor heirs of Henderson E. Herod, deceased . . .
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF H. H. HEROD, M. A. HEROD, JAMES W. HEROD, G. T. HEROD, JOSHUA CHAPMAN AND HIS WIFE ALLICE CHAPMAN, all of Jackson Co. TN against Hyram Crabtree of Clay Co. TN.
11 July 1887.
. . . Henderson E. Herod departed this life in Jackson Co. TN in May 1869 in Jackson Co. He left M. A. Herod his widow and Allice Chapman, Sallie Chapman, Dona who has since intermarried with Ed Garrett, G. T. Herod, James W. Herod, W. P. Herod, B. Herod who has since intermarried with Alexander Eaton and died without issue, and H. H. Herod his only children and heirs at law.
Said H. E. Herod died seized and possessed of a valuable tract of land containing about 67 acres which at his death descended to his children subject to the widow's dower and right of homestead which has never been assigned.
Sallie Chapman has since sold her interest to Jack Shoulders and he to complainant H. H. Herod and therefore she is not made a party to this suit.
Said tract of land lies in Jackson Co. on the waters of Jenning's creek and is bounded by lands of Hyram Crabtree, Gore heirs, Gilbert Crabtree and others and more particularly described in a deed made by Mounce Gore to H. E. Herod on the 3rd day of June 1857 . . .
Complainants charge that defendant Hyram Crabtree is justly indebted to complainant H. H. Herod in his own right and as agent for the other heirs in the sum of $84 with interest . . . in timber taken off of said lands . . .
. . . Hyram Crabtree, through his son and agent, Wade Crabtree . . .
Hyram Crabtree claims the portion of the land from which he removed the trees. -bp.
3 Jan. 1888.
Settled by compromise. -bp.
2 May 1904.
M. E. Herod, guardian of J. F. Botts heirs . . .
. . . Louise, Walter, Merlin, Eva, William H. & Ernest Botts, minor heirs of J. F. Botts, deceased.
12 June 1916.
. . . P. W. Herod as guardian of J. F. Botts heirs . . .
This Settlement is made as to Ernest Botts only, the other heirs having arrived at the age of 21 years at the time the last settlement was made, and this is final as to Ernest.
2 May 1901.
. . . a Guardian Settlement with M. E. [Etta] Herod, formerly M. E. Botts, Guardian of Walter, Merlin, & Eva, Marlin [Merline], Ernest & Lewis Botts, minor heirs of J. F. Botts, deceased . . .
THE AMENDED BILL OF COMPLAINT OF M. E. HEROD & HER HUSBAND P. W. HEROD VS. L. M. BOTTS, W. B. BOTTS, MERLINE BOTTS, EVA BOTTS, W. H. BOTTS, ERNEST BOTTS & R. V. BROOKS, citizens of Jackson Co. TN.
. . . J. F. Botts departed this life intestate on the [blank] day of [blank] 1906 or 7, leaving the complainant M. E. Herod, who has since married P. W. Herod, his widow, and the defendants except R. V. Brooks his only children and heirs at law.
. . . said children were of tender years at the time of their father's death, the oldest being only about nine or ten years old and the youngest about one or two years old.
Said Brooks was one of her bonds . . .
. . . at the time of his death, the said J. F. Botts was the owner and seized and possessed of the following described tract of land, to wit, lying in the 13th Civil District of Jackson Co. on Jenning's creek and bounded by the lands of, on the North, by Wilmore, East by Chaffin, South by Gaines, West by A. M. Hall.
That she is entitled to Dower and Homestead out of the same, which has never been assigned her . . .
PLAT OF HOMESTEAD AND DOWER.
1 March 1909.
Depositions taken: 16 Aug. 1909.
DEPOSITION: D. J. MC COIN.
Quest. State as near as you can the date of the death of J. F. Botts.
Ans. About 1896.
/s/ D. J. McCoin
DEPOSITION: G. N. JENKINS.
Quest. State as near as you can the date of the death of J. F. Botts.
Ans. I recollect mighty well when he died, which I think was March 1896.
Quest. How many living children did J. F. Botts leave?
Quest. State the age and sex of said children at the death of their father.
Ans. I think the oldest was nine or ten years old and the youngest one or two years old at the death of their father. There were four boys and two girls.
/s/ G. N. Jenkins
DEPOSITION: CHAS. B. MYERS.
/s/ Chas. B. Myers
Deposition taken: 9 Feb. 1901 at Silver Point TN.
DEPOSITION: MARY A. HERRING.
Complainant is my son and Robt. was my husband and the defendant is my son-in-law.
Quest. Where did your husband live about the year 1897?
Ans. He lived I think on Cane creek, Putnam Co. TN.
Quest. Where did you move from Cane creek, Putnam Co. TN?
Ans. We moved to Mine Lick's creek, Putnam Co. TN.
Quest. When did your husband die?
Ans. 18th day of Sept. 1899.
Mary A. Herring (her mark)
Deposition taken: 8 Feb. 1901.
DEPOSITION: J. C. ASHBURN.
Age 38 years.
/s/ J. C. Ashburn
This case is about debts. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF DAZY HESTAND AGAINST JOSHUA HESTAND, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.
21 Aug. 1900.
. . . she and the defendant were married in Jackson Co. TN on the 6th day of Aug. 1898, where they have ever since lived, except six or eight months, that they were temporarily away from the state and in the State of Indiana. She charges that when they were in the State of Indiana, defendant was working for wages and they never had any fixed or permanent residence, therefore she charges that she has been a resident citizen of Jackson Co. . .
Complainant states that soon after her marriage to the defendant he communicated to her the disease of gonorrhea, from which disease she has never recovered and that she has been under the treatment of doctors for said disease constantly ever since.
About a year and a half ago he commenced physical and verbal abuse of her. -bp.
Complainant has before been married to one Job Raines, and has now living with her as the issue of said marriage two little girls aged eight and ten years . . .
She asks for divorce and restoration of her maiden name, Daizy Whitstein [?].
THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF JAMES NEVINS to a bill filed in the Chancery Court at Gainesborough by Aaron Biggerstaff & others against him & others.
15 May 1843.
. . . said Hicklin [Perry R. Hicklin] had some small amount of personal property (besides a family of Negroes) which was sold at public sale.
Deposition taken: 28 June 1850 at Barbour Co. Alabama.
DEPOSITION: THOMAS CARGILE.
About the age of 45.
. . . deposes and says: He first became acquainted with Samuel Olive in the year 1827 in Monticello, Pike Co., State of Alabama. He was married to Jane Bunckley in Montgomery Co., State of Alabama in the year 1824. He lived near neighbor to Sam Olive in Pike Co. and afterwards in Barbour Co. He died in Irwinton, now Eufaula, in the year 1836. He left a widow and two children, a boy named James Olive and a girl named Elizabeth Olive. The boy James is now dead and Elizabeth is the only surviving child of Samuel Olive. His widow is still living in this county, Barbour. Elizabeth has married a man by the name of Henry B. Fitts. Samuel Olive was a tailor by trade and was 40 or 45 years old at the time he died.
Deposition taken: 28 June 1850 at Barbour Co. AL.
DEPOSITION: WILLIAM L. COWAN.
About the age of 43.
. . . deposes and says: He became acquainted with Samuel Olive in the spring of the year 1832 and knew him from that time until his death in the summer or fall of 1836. When he first became acquainted with him he resided in Louisville in Pike Co., now Barbour Co. In 1834 or 1835 he moved to Irwinton, now Eufaula, where he died in this, Barbour, Co. He was married at the time he became acquainted with him. He believes the woman he married was Miss Jane Bunkley by name. At the time of his death in this place he left a widow and two children. The children were named Elizabeth Olive and James Olive, and since the death of Samuel Olive, his son James has died. Elizabeth has since married Mr. Henry B. Fitts. And she is the only surviving child of Samuel Olive that deponent knows of.
Samuel Olive was a tailor by trade and was about 40 or 45 years old at the time of his death. The widow of Samuel Olive is now alive and is living in this county.
/s/ W. L. Cowan
Deposition taken: 28 June 1850 at Barbour Co. AL.
DEPOSITION: LEWIS J. LEAIRD.
About the age of 38.
The Deponent first became acquainted with Samuel R. Olive in the year 1831 in Monticello, Pike Co., State of Alabama. He afterwards moved to Louisville in this county and then to Irwinton, now Eufaula, where he died. He left a wife and two children, a girl and a boy. The girl is named Elizabeth and in 1849 she married a man by the name of Henry B. Fitts. She was born in the year 1830 or 1831 in Monticello, Pike Co., State of Alabama. The boy was named James and is dead. Elizabeth Fitts is the only surviving child of Samuel R. Olive . . .
/s/ L. J. Leaird
Depositions taken: Jan. Term 1847.
DEPOSITION: SAMUEL TUNNEY.
Aged 57 years.
/s/ Saml Tunney
DEPOSITION: BENJAMIN F. BEDFORD.
Aged 40 years.
States that he saw Samuel Olive as he thinks between the years 1818 and 1820 when he was about leaving this country . . . was a young man, was a saddler and left in company with several journeymen Tailors . . .
/s/ Ben F. Bedford
DEPOSITION: PARRISH SIMS.
Aged 47 years.
/s/ Parrish Sims
28 Jan. 1847.
This affiant states that he received from Samuel Ray of Monroe Co. KY a few days since a letter informing affiant that some years ago, between the years 34 & 37, he saw a letter written by said Samuel Olive to his brother then of Monroe Co. KY . . .
/s/ A. C. Hamilton
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF THOMAS HICKLIN, Avery M. Hicklin, Benjamin Biggerstaff & Elizabeth his wife, James Parrish & Polly his wife, Nelson Nunley & Letty [Setty?] his wife & Aron Biggerstaff against James Nevins & Polly his wife, George W. Arterberry & Hannah his wife, Joseph Olive and Samuel Olive, said Nevins of the County of Overton, TN, the other defendants are nonresidents, Sam'l Olive in parts unknown, the said Nevins & Arterbery as Administrators of Perry Hicklin, deceased, & Zadoc Mayfield & [unreadable] Amonett of Jackson Co. TN their securities defendants & Merlin Young of Jackson Co. TN.
NOTE: this document is in poor condition, with edges torn and folded over. -bp.
Humbly complaining your orators show that their brother, Perry Hicklin, departed this life several years ago leaving them and the defendants his heirs at law, that defendants [unreadable, said?] Nevins and Arterbery administered on his estate in Jackson Co. & gave said Mayfield and Amonett securities for the same, took into possession a large estate of which he died possessed, that a tract of land has been sold lying in said County of Jackson just above the mouth of Obed's River by Decree of the Circuit Court of Jackson Co. by the Clerk, Merlin Young, who they pray may be made a defendant to this bill, that he may file the note for the purchase of said land, which was purchased by your orator Aron Biggerstaff at the price of $294.65, of which [unreadable] paid said Young in cash, that the same [unreadable, money was?] taken in account and distributed, that [unreadable, your?] orators Benjamin Biggerstaff and wife and Avery M. Hicklin have sold their interest in said estate [unreadable, to said?] Aron Biggerstaff who they pray may [unreadable, retain?] the same, having fully paid them for the same. Your orators show that said estate [unreadable] consisted of four Negro stock of the kinds amounting to several thousand dollars, that said Administrators sold some of the stock in large lots at reduced prices and hough [?] them in and sold all of the Negroes in one lot by which means the property did not bring its' value, though this course was remonstrated against by your orators. They pray they will be decreed to answer therefore, that they have kept the whole estate in their hands and made large profits and have refused to account and your orator Aron Biggerstaff has been at the trouble [&] expense of lawyers . . .
BILL OF SALE.
Clay Co. TN, 3 Dec. 1914.
For value received, I, Sam Smith, have this day transferred to J. W. Cherry the full amount of the funds that will come to me from the land fund in the case of G. A. Hix et. al. vs. Drewry McCawley et. al. in the Chancery Court at Gainesboro TN, the said fund being the interest of Brents Cherry & wife Etta Cherry, heirs at law of Joseph Hicks, deceased, the same having been transferred to me as appears of record in said cause.
POWER OF ATTORNEY.
14 Dec. 1914 at Tipton, Oklahoma.
Made by J. B. Hix.
POWER OF ATTORNEY.
31 Dec. 1914 at Putnam Co. TN.
Made by Edgar Phillips and wife Minnie.
POWER OF ATTORNEY.
1 Feb. 1915 at Los Angeles County, California.
Made by W. M. Hix at the City of Monrovia, County of Los Angeles, State of California.
POWER OF ATTORNEY.
20 Jan. 1815 at Bexar County, Texas.
Made by J. H. McCawley and his wife Lula.
REPORT OF SALE.
The Clerk and Master sold the Cumberland River farm to W. H. Dudney for $10,050.00. -bp.
5 Nov. 1914.
Three tracts of land, known as the Jenning's creek tracts or the Joe Hix home place were sold; Tobe Hix and his wife Margaret Hix purchasing the lower tract known as the Ellen Draper homestead and W. T. Terry and his wife purchasing the two upper tracts. -bp.
THE AMENDED BILL OF COMPLAINT OF GEORGE A. HICKS of Macon Co. TN, Margarett E. Hicks and her husband J. M. Hicks of Jackson Co. TN, Etta Cherry and her husband Brents Cherry of Clay Co. TN, Minnie Phillips and her husband Edgar Phillips of Putnam Co. TN, Angelina Terry and her husband Taylor Terry of Jackson Co. TN, Lula McCawley and her husband J. H. McCawley of the State of Texas, W. M. Hicks of the State of California but at this time temporarily in Jackson Co. TN and Dr. J. B. Hicks of Jackson Co. TN who is now residing temporarily in Putnam Co. TN and Nancy S. Hicks of Jackson Co. TN against Beulah Harrison of Clay Co. TN, Aubrey McCawley of Putnam Co. TN and Drury McCawley of Putnam Co. TN.
26 Aug. 1913.
. . . Joseph Hicks died intestate in Jackson Co. TN on or about the 25th day of April 1913, leaving surviving him his widow Nancy S. Hicks and the following named children, to wit:
Complainant G. A. Hicks . . .
Margaret E., a daughter of said Joseph Hicks, intermarried with complainant J. M. Hicks . . .
Mary, another daughter intermarried with J. P. McCawley. She died before her father, leaving surviving her the following children and grandchildren, to wit, Bell, her daughter intermarried with Thomas Harrison. She died leaving an infant daughter, defendant Lula Harrison. She is a minor without general guardian. Etta, another daughter of said Mary McCawley, intermarried with Brents Cherry. Kirk, a son of said Mary, died leaving one child, a son named Aubrey McCawley, who is a minor without general guardian. Minnie, another daughter of said Mary, intermarried with complainant Edgar Phillips. Drury, a son and the youngest child of the said Mary, is a minor without general guardian . . .
Angeline, a daughter of Joseph Hicks intermarried with complainant Taylor Terry . . .
Lula, another daughter of Joseph Hicks intermarried with complainant J. H. McCawley . . .
W. M. Hicks, another son of said deceased . . .
Dr. J. B. Hicks, the youngest son of said deceased . . .
Complainants charge that at the time of the death of Joseph Hicks, he was the owner of the following described real estate, to wit:
Tract No. 1.
Known as the H. W. Rehorn place and the same purchased by Joseph Hicks from the said H. W. Rehorn and wife by deed dated the 10th day of Oct. 1881 . . . Said land lies in the 13th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Jenning's creek and is the place whereon the said Joseph Hicks lived at the time of his death. It is bounded by the lands of G. W. Birdwell, J. W. Draper old place, Radford and Wm. Spiva and perhaps others.
Tract No. 2.
Known as the James W. Draper old home place, it being the same land on which his widow Ellen Draper lived at the time of her death and the same purchased by Joseph Hicks from the heirs of James W. Draper, deceased . . . Said lands lie in the 13th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on Jenning's creek bounded by the lands of Joseph Lee, by Tract No. 1 hereinbefore described, G. W. Birdwell and perhaps others.
Tract No. 3.
Known as the two lower shares of the J. W. Lock land, partitioned to W. K. Lock and the heirs of Sallie Sadler, deceased, lying in the 1st Civil District of Jackson Co. TN, bounded by Cumberland River, W. C. Headdy, D. J. McCoin and J. M. Johnson.
This tract also includes a small tract of land conveyed by D. J. McCoin to Joseph Hicks by deed dated Oct. 13, 1908 . . .
There is a grave yard on Tract No. 1, hereinbefore described, which is being used as a family burying ground . . . It is the will and desire of the parties interested in the land that this grave yard be not sold and that the title to the same, together with the right of way to and from the same to the public road be reserved to these complainants and defendants and their heirs and assigns forever.
REPORT OF THE CLERK & MASTER.
9 Oct. 1913.
Contains surveys of all tracts. -bp.
Tract No. 1, lying in the 13 Civil District of Jackson Co. TN known as the Rehorn place . . . being the place upon which the said Joseph Hix lived at the time of his death, excepting the burial ground, 24 X 36 feet, where Frederick G. Rehorn and others are buried, containing 72 1/4 acres more or less.
Tract No. 2 [on Jenning's creek] . . . containing 163 acres more or less.
Tract No. 3 [on Jenning's creek] . . . containing 95 acres more or less.
Tract No. 4. Known as the H. L. McDearman or Dr. Z. M. Young tract, otherwise known as the two lower shares of the J. W. Lock lands and the same conveyed by S. H. Minor and wife to H. L. McDearmon by deed dated March 2, 1906, lying in the 1st Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on the North Side of Cumberland River . . .
The widow, Nancy S. Hix . . . is in reasonably good health and 75 years old.
There is only one document in this folder, and it contains nothing of genealogical value. -bp.
THE JOINT ANSWER AND CROSS BILL OF JAMES J. AMONETT, Patsey Amonett, Albert C. Kirkpatrick and his wife Virginia, Hall Holeman and Tennessee Amonett and Benjamin F. Amonett by their guardian, James J. Amonett to the bill and amended bill of complaint of Anna Hill by next friend Joseph Crockett and Sarah Cope by next friend Thomas C. Paris . . .
. . . respondent Patsey was the widow of William Amonett, deceased, and has intermarried with James J. Amonett, that respondent Albert C. Kirkpatrick has since the filing of the bill intermarried with Virginia Amonett, that Tennessee Amonett and Benjamin F. Amonett are minors and that respondent James J. is their regular guardian, that respondent Hall Holeman intermarried with Nancy Amonett and that she has died intestate and without children.
Respondents further admit that Joel Paris died, having made his will and testament as alleged and leaving the children named, one of whom, James W., died as charged. Claiborne D. is likewise dead, leaving two children, James H. Paris and Hariet Barnes, now intermarried with William Barnes. Elizabeth A. J. Paris intermarried with Joseph Murphy and died pending the life estate of Dianah Paris, leaving her husband Joseph Murphy surviving, who was legally appointed administrator of her estate by the County Court of Overton Co. where she and her husband lived and of which they were then citizens. After said administration said Murphy conveyed by bill of sale all his rights, title and interest to the Negroes in controversy to William Amonett, deceased.
Respondents admit the death of Dianah Paris . . . she never married after the death of her former husband Joel Paris . . .
They admit that the Negro woman Setty and her two children Bill and Henry . . . Said slaves are in the possession of Albert C. Kirkpatrick and his wife Virginia [Setty and Henry] and James J. Amonett [Bill], guardian of said minors Tennessee and Benjamin F.
. . . Thomas L. Bransford, who now resides in Davidson Co. TN . . .
[Wm.] Amonett was a merchant . . .
THE BILL OF AMENDMENT & REVIVOR OF SARAH COPE & ANNA HILL.
. . . since the filing of said [original] bill or about the time as they are informed, defendant Virginia Amonett intermarried with one Albert Kirkpatrick and removed with him to Davidson Co. where they both now reside.
Complainants further show that at the time of filing their said bill there were nineteen other valuable Negro slaves which passed to the children of said Joel Paris . . .
Complainants are informed that Nancy Holman, wife of Hall Holman, has been dead more that six months . . .
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ANNA HILL by her next friend Joseph Crockett & Sarah Cope by her next friend Thomas C. Paris against James Amonett, Patsey Amonett, Virginia Amonett, Tennessee Amonett, Benjamin F. Amonett & Hall Holeman, all of Jackson Co. & William S. Hill of Fentress Co. & James A. Cope of Overton Co. & John W. Roberts of Overton Co.
17 Feb. 1860.
. . . in the year 1834 Joel Parris, the father of complainants Anna and Sarah, then a citizen of Overton Co., died in said county, having on the 6th day of Jan. 1833 made and published his last will and testament which was duly admitted to probate by the County Court of Overton Co. at it's August Session 1834, that by said will and testament the Testator devised and bequeathed his wife, Dianah Paris, all his estate both real and personal (or rather in the words of the will "loaned" it to her) during her natural life or widowhood, that the following named Negroes are the Negroes and their increase of which said Testator died seized and possessed and which he bequeathed or "loaned" to his said wife, Dianah, as aforesaid during her lifetime or widowhood, to be equally divided at her marriage or death between the following children of the Testator, to wit, John D., Willis H., Thomas C., Claiborne D., Elizabeth A. J., Sarah and Anna Parris who were his only children and distributees, except James W. Parris who died many years ago intestate and without wife or issue . . .
The following are the names of the Negroes now sued for, Setty, a woman, and her two children, Bill and Henry, two boys.
Diannah Parris, the widow, died in Overton Co. intestate about the last of Oct. 1859, having never again married.
. . . defendants James Amonett and wife Patsey, who was lately the widow of William Amonett, deceased, and the children of William Amonett, viz., Nancy, Virginia, Tennessee and Benjamin F. Amonett and Hall Holeman, the husband of Nancy, who was a daughter of William Amonett, deceased, and who is now dead . . .
. . . complainant Anna and defendant William S. Hill were married about 33 years ago and that complainant Sarah and defendant James A. Cope were married about 15 years ago . . .
24 April 1913.
Defendant agreed to pay the cost and give the plaintiff specified personal property as alimony. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF EFFIE MAY HIX AGAINST SID HIX, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.
21 March 1913.
. . . she and the defendant were married in Jackson Co. TN in Nov. 1911 and lived together until about April or May 1912 when they separated and lived apart for a period of about seven months, or until Nov. 1912, when she, upon the persistent importunities and promises of defendant to treat her right, and also the advice of others, she returned to defendant and they lived together until Sunday, March 16, 1913, when complainant again left defendant under conditions hereinafter set out.
On said date, to wit, March 16, 1913, complainant and defendant were living together in a house about 400 or 500 hundred yards from the father and mother of defendant, and she, complainant, left that morning with the consent and knowledge of defendant with her uncle, Bob Long, and her sister, [blank] Long to go to a neighbor's house to get a trunk and a bedstead her father had given her; they got the property and returned with it in a wagon, but upon returning home they discovered that defendant had removed all, or practically all, of their household effects (including her clothing) to his mother's and had locked her out of the house . . . [defendant] said that he now had things just like he had wanted them for a long time and that he would not live with her again . . . she was forced to and did seek shelter at her father's, where she now is.
. . . defendant . . . is insanely jealous of your complainant . . . would not permit her to go to church or other public places . . . defendant, since he has lived with her, has frequently visited the house of one Mariah Henson, a house of ill fame . . .
She asks for divorce and restoration of her maiden name, Effie Long. -bp.
THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER OF IVA HIX by her guardian ad litem John J. Gore to the Bill of Complaint of F. M. Hix filed in the Circuit Court of Jackson Co. TN against this respondent and others on the 21 day of Oct. 1901. [This Bill of Complaint is not among the documents in this folder. -bp]
He admits that complainant is the husband of Cynthia Hix, who was previous to their marriage a Buck . . . that Cynthia was the owner as tenant in common with Julia Buck, Louisa Buck and C. S. Buck of the land described in the bill . . . he admits that Cynthia Hix died at the time stated in the bill and that this respondent is her only child . . . Cynthia Hix died intestate in Jackson Co. TN.
8 July 1904.
. . . all the right, title and interest of the heirs of Anderson Buck, deceased . . . to said tract of land . . . be divested out of them and each of them and be vested in the said purchasers, Julia A. Buck and Telia Buck.
This is accounts in regard to the wards Patsey A. Hix and Thos. A. Hix. -bp.
Contains receipts for merchandise for burial purposes commencing March 5, 1908. -bp.
THE PETITION OF J. W. HIX & HIS WIFE JULIA HIX, NEWT KEELING & HIS WIFE SARAH KEELING AGAINST PLES. CHERRY & HIS WIFE [BLANK] CHERRY, JANE CHERRY & HER GUARDIAN J. W. PRICE, all citizens of Jackson Co. TN.
. . . L. S. Cherry departed this life intestate many years ago . . .
The said L. S. Cherry died seized and possessed of the following described lands, lying in Jackson Co. TN in the 13th District on the water's of Jenning's creek and bounded as follows: . . . by the lands of E. G. Kittrell, J. P. Hix, John Crowder, Pate McCauley, Zack and William Painter and Ruthy Cherry, Gore's heirs & J. M. Burris, containing about 200 acres more or less. He also left Ruthy Cherry his widow who was endowed and who is now dead and complainants Julia Hix and [blank] Keeling, wife of Newt Keeling and defendants [blank] Cherry, wife of Ples. Cherry, Jane Cherry and Catherine Cherry who intermarried with one Haywood Huffhines as his only children and heirs at law, and upon the death of said L. S. Cherry said lands descended to said heirs, encumbered with the dower interest of said Ruthy Cherry, who is now dead.
Defendant Ples. Cherry sold and conveyed their interest or share in said land to the other heirs above named. And said Catherine Huffhines died intestate without issue and upon her death her interest or share descended to the other heirs above named.
They want the land divided among the heirs or sold and the proceeds divided. -bp.
27 Jan. 1890.
. . . P. J. Cherry, Grdn. of Julia Cherry, lunatic . . .
There are several of these settlements involving Julia. -bp.
3 June 1891.
Lot No. 1, 34 1/4 acres, assigned to Jane Cherry.
Lot No. 2, 65 acres, assigned to Newton Keeling & wife.
Lot No. 3, 199 acres, assigned to J. W. Hix & wife.
Lot No. 4, 21 1/4 acres, assigned to Pleas. Cherry. -bp.
Depositions taken: 25 Feb. 1891.
DEPOSITION: A. M. HALL.
I live within about 1 1/2 miles of the place [the land of L. S. Cherry].
/s/ A. M. Hall
DEPOSITION: W. J. KITTRELL.
I lived within 1/2 mile of the place [the land of L. S. Cherry] for five years.
/s/ W. J. Kittrell
DEPOSITION: G. W. BIRDWELL.
I live within 1 1/2 miles of it [the land of L. S. Cherry].
/s/ G. W. Birdwell
Depositions taken: April Term 1891.
DEPOSITION: J. P. HIX.
/s/ J. P. Hicks
DEPOSITION: J. P. MC CAWLEY.
/s/ J. P. McCawley
DEPOSITION: W. H. MC COIN.
/s/ W. H. McCoin
DEPOSITION: H. H. HIX.
/s/ H. H. Hix
27 Jan. 1890.
. . . P. J. Cherry, Grdn. of Jane Cherry, lunatic . . .
There are many of these settlements of Jane in this folder. -bp.
In the Matter of Unsoundness of Mind of Julia Hix, formerly Julia Cherry, and Jane Cherry.
3 Aug. 1891.
. . . it appeared to the Court that the said Julia Hix and Jane Cherry are now persons of sound mind and so far as their mental capacity is concerned are competent and able to manage their own business and property.
It is therefore considered by the Court that said Jane Cherry and Julia Hix be and they are hereby returned to their possession and control of their property now in the hands of, and under the control of, their guardian, James W. Price.
Deposition taken: 2 Oct. 1885.
DEPOSITION: JOSEPH HICKS [complainant].
/s/ Joseph Hix
3 Aug. 1875.
There being no personal property of the principal F. M. Price in the Judgement to be found in my county to levy on and make the money to satisfy this fifa, I levy it on a certain tract or parcel of land as the property of F. M. Price, which lies in District No. 13 of Jackson County on Pine Lick creek adjoining the lands of John J. McKoughn on the North, on the West by the lands of the heirs of David Griffith or the land that David Griffith formerly owned, on the South by the lands of Ruthy Cherry, also the lands of the heirs of L. S. Cherry, on East by the lands of John McDaniel and others, being the lands which F. M. Price purchased of Joseph Hix, also including where J. M. Coplen lived on the west side of the creek, also including where John J. Price now lives, being all the land that F. M. Price owns on Pine Lick below John J. McKoughn . . .
/s/ C. C. Hix, Deputy Sheriff
Depositions taken: no date.
DEPOSITION: JO. HIX.
Aged 51 years.
Quest. Did you sell the land in controversy to F. M. Price?
Ans. I did.
Ans. In April 1871 I think.
Quest. For how much?
Ans. I think $1195 is my recollection.
/s/ Joseph Hix
Deposition taken: 24 Sept. 1883.
DEPOSITION: B. G. KEELING.
/s/ B. G. Keeling
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JOSEPH HICKS against F. M. Price, W. H. Botts, John P. Murry, M. G. Butler, R. A. Cox, R. P. Brooks, John M. B[unreadable], [unreadable] Morgan, Admr. of A. W. DeWitt, Alexander Nevill, A. W. Draper, L. H. McCarver, W. S. Johnson, J. J. Price, W. C. Howell, Joel Forcum, W. B. Roddy, Emma J. Stone & Z. Vanhooser, all of Jackson Co. TN.
The land was condemned and an order of sale was issued . . . to pay said Judgements. The order of sale came to the hands of the Sheriff, when on the 10th day of Jan. 1976, sold said land when your orator became the purchaser.
The land appears to have a lien on it to the other defendants. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF FRANCIS M. PRICE of Jackson Co. TN against Wm. G. Hufhines of said county and state & Thos. T. Pointer of Putnam Co. TN, James W. Draper & Wm. C. Purcell, Administrator's of the estate of L. S. Cherry, deceased & James W. Draper, guardian of Elisabeth Price & Joseph Hix, all of Jackson Co. TN except Thos. T. Pointer & Joseph Hix of Smith Co.
24 June 1868.
. . . [in] 1865 . . . recovered a Judgement . . . against Peter Hufhines, who has since died . . .
. . . Wm. G. Hufhines is the equitable owner of two valuable tracts of land lying on Pine Lick fork of Jenning's creek, both joining, the first being the same whereon he now lives, which he, said Hufhines, purchased of defendant Joseph Hix . . . the second tract joins the first and is the same which said Hufhines purchased of defendant Thomas G. Pointer at the price of $350 . . . contains 50 or 60 acres, more or less.
Your orator states that said Hufhines agreed to pay Joseph Hix $1150 for said first tract. He purchased the same about [blank] day [blank] 1860. . .
COPY OF DEED.
Thomas T. Pointer to Joseph Hix lying in Jackson Co. TN in District No. 13 on Pine Lick creek, Beginning . . . west boundary of the Luke L. Price 244 acre tract . . . 40 acre tract in the name of David Griffith . . . corner of a tract of land granted to Sopia [?] Copland.
COPY OF DEED.
From the Gore heirs to Joseph Hix. To a certain tract or parcel of land lying in District No. 13 of Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Jenning's creek and bounded as follows: . . . corner of McDowell's big survey and also a corner of the widow Price's dower tract . . . McCoughan's line . . . including all the buildings where W. G. Huffhines how lives, except the hen house, containing seven acres more or less.
20 June 1851.
The Petition of Mary Hobby, a citizen of Jackson Co. TN. Your petitioner states to your Honor that about the year 1849 she intermarried with Hardy Hobby in the County of Jackson, TN . . .
She states that years ago her husband was addicted to an intemperate use of intoxicating liquors, but for several years before his marriage with petitioner he had been a member of the order of the Sons of Temperance, and had been entirely a sober man . . . She states that shortly after her marriage . . . [he] became if possible a worse inebriate than he had formerly been and commenced all manner of abuse upon her . . . refuses to provide for her . . . his former wives . . .
. . . at her marriage with her said husband she had one Negro woman named Pheby, aged about fifty years, and her dower in the real estate of her late husband, Mathew Brooks . . . Hardy Hobby had three Negroes when she married him but little property of any other kind . . . said Hobby gained in said suit eight Negroes . . . believes that said defendant intends to remove to the State of Texas . . .
Asks for divorce, and as much of her premarital property as possible. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF CATRON C. HOGIN of Jackson Co. TN by her next friend, Washington Sadler.
5 Nov. 1849.
. . . about Jan. 1847 she was married to a certain William E. Hogin of said county and at the time of his marriage said William C. Hogin was afflicted with the disease called lues veneria [syphilis] and had the disease some time before their marriage and fraudulently concealed the fact of his disease from your oratrix . . . she lived in the same house with her said husband for about two years when his disease became so bad that he went to Livingston KY for medical aid . . .
. . . she has one child, a son named Anthony Wayne, the fruits of their marriage and her said husband is threatening to take him from her . . .
Your oratrix now resides with Washington Sadler, her father.
He [Wm. C. Hogin] is also entitled to a distributive share of the estate of Simon Hogin, deceased, amount unknown, and said Rollins Hogin is Administrator of said estate.
She asks for divorce, custody of the child, support, and that her name be restored to Catron C. Sadler. -bp.
In his answer, William C. Hogin says that she should have known that he had been ill as it was commonly known in the neighborhood. But he believed himself to be cured, and had been assured by a physician that he was cured and it was safe to marry. -bp.
11 July 1851.
Divorce granted. Custody of the child to be with the mother until he is ten years old, when custody will be re-evaluated. Name change granted. -bp.
Deposition taken: 29 June 1850.
DEPOSITION: NANCY HOGAN.
Aged about 32 years.
Relationship to Wm. C. not given. -bp.
/s/ Nancy Hogin
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF MARY HOGAN & IDA HOGAN, a minor, who sues by her next friend Mary Hogan, residents of Jackson Co. TN against James Hargis as guardian of Ida Hogan, Allice Hogan, George Ann Hogan & Hugh Hogan, minor heirs of Mathew Hogan, deceased, and Allice Hogan, George Ann Hogan & Hugh Hogan, defendants.
4 March 1878.
. . . Mathew Hogan departed this life intestate in Jackson Co. TN possessed of good estate leaving your oratrix Mary Hogan his widow and eight children and heirs at law, four of whom are minors, to wit, complainant Ida Hogan and defendants Allice, George Ann and Hugh Hogan.
Decedent's estate consisted of a house and lot in the town of Granville TN, which has been assigned to your oratrix, Mary, as dower and homestead, and personal effects including real estate notes executed for a valuable tract of land sold by decedent in his lifetime, which constituted the bulk of his estate . . . Albert Stanton, who is the Administrator of the estate.
. . . Ida Hogan . . . being about 16 years of age, Allice is 13, George Ann is 8, and Hugh, the only boy, is 3 years old. Your oratrix Mary has for the present year rented a tract of land on Flynn's creek in said county from J. T. Anderson, which can be purchased for $1000.
She feels she cannot support her children on the interest from their inheritance. Would like to rent her house out, buy a farm with her children's principle, and rent out part of the farm for income. -bp.
Depositions taken: 24 Sept. 1878.
DEPOSITION: G. M. RICHMOND.
Aged 57 years.
/s/ J. M. Richmond
DEPOSITION: T. J. GAILBREATH.
/s/ Thos. J. Gailbreath
DEPOSITION: T. BYRNE.
/s/ Terrell Byrne
31 Jan. 1879.
The suit of myself vs. James Hargiss & others in the Chancery Court at Gainesboro TN I desire and hereby direct that the same be dismissed at next Term of the Court.
/s/ Mary Hogin
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF MARY JANE HOLIFORD & SARAH ANN HOLIFORD, minor heirs of Jonathan Holiford, deceased, by their guardian, Willis Holiford, all of the County of Overton and State of TN against George Apple, Needham Apple & Elizabeth Apple his wife, defendants, of the County of Jackson & State of TN.
. . . sometime in the year 1835, Jonathan Holiford, the father of the minors aforesaid, departed this life, he being a citizen of the County of Jackson at that time. . George Apple took out letters of Administration upon said Jonathan Holiford's estate . . . Elizabeth Apple is the widow of said Jonathan Holiford and has since intermarried with defendant Needham.
. . . defendant Elizabeth is the daughter of the defendant George . . .
He believes his wards have not received their share of the estate. -bp.
THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF G. M. HOLLAND of Jackson Co. TN against Joel H. Anderson, Administrator of W. H. Brooks, deceased, and R. V. Brooks, President of the 1st Nation Bank of Gainesboro.
31 Aug. 1900.
. . . [G. M. Holland is] guardian of Lena and Geo. Young . . .
. . . W. H. Brooks is dead, that he died on or about the [blank] day of May, 1900, that Joel H. Anderson has been duly appointed and qualified as Administrator of his estate and has duly suggested the insolvency of said estate . . .
APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN.
14 Jan. 1901.
Territory of Oklahoma, Lincoln County.
In Probate Court.
In the matter of the estate and guardianship of George Young, minor. Upon reading and filing the petition of Anna E. Collier, a resident of Lincoln County, Territory of Oklahoma, asking for the appointment of herself, the said Anna E. Collier of said County, as guardian of the person and estate of George Young, child of Milton Young, deceased, and said Anna E. Collier. And it appearing from said Petition that the minor above named is under the age of 14 years . . .
5 March 1901.
Territory of Oklahoma, County of Lincoln.
I, S. A. Cordell, Probate Judge of the County of Lincoln in the Territory of Oklahoma and ex officio Clerk of the Probate Court of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and complete transcript of the record of appointment of Annie E. Collier as Guardian of George Young, minor, as the same appears of record in my office.
Contains accounts of the estate. -bp.
5 Oct. 1886.
Aletha Holland, G. W. Holland, F. S. Holland, S. E. Holland, R. D. Good & wife N. Good, Geo. McKinnis & wife A. J. McKinnis, H. H. Holland, M. F. Young & wife A. E. Young.
Take notice that on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1886, at my office in the Court House in the Town of Gainesboro, I will proceed to make settlement of L. T. Holland, Administrator of the estate of R. H. Holland, deceased, at which time and place you may attend if you choose.
/s/ J. H. Chaffin, Clerk
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