Jackson Co., TN Loose District/Chancery Court Papers
Reel #89, Kittrell - Lawless, I.,
Land Sold for Taxes, and "K" Divorces
Vol: 1839-1915

Genealogical Abstracts by Bonnie Parker

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


NEW: KITTRELL, W. J. & WIFE VS. JAMES BILES.

Deposition taken: 22 Feb. 1898 at the residence of Wm. Biles on Jenning's creek, Jackson Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: MRS. ELIZA PYRANT.

My age is 67 years. [Residence] Macon Co. Farmer.

I knew Leonard Jones. He was my Pappy. He is dead.

Leonard Jones owned the land asked about.

He bought from David Myers, I understand, about 42 or 3 years ago.

I never lived with Leonard Jones while he lived on said land.

He told me that Jenning's creek was the [boundary] line.

My father owned said land five or six years I reckon. I can't give the date he sold it to Mr. Pointer.

Eliza Pyron (her mark)

DECREE.

March Term 1898.

. . . adjudged that complainant's bill be dismissed and that defendants James Biles & W. C. Biles & H. C. Hix recover of complainants E. G. Kitrell and W. J. Kitrell as principles and G. B. Murray their surety on the prosecution bond all the costs of this cause . . .

Appealed to the Supreme Court. -bp.

Deposition taken: 16 March 1897 at Haley's Mill Kentucky.

DEPOSITION: A. MYERS.

I am 59 years old. [Residence] Christian Co. KY. Farmer.

I was born and raised on the farm in controversy. I lived there up to 1884.

I lived on the Myers farm 10 years and on the Vanhooser place 2 years. Then I moved to Woodfolk place and lived there 7 years, then Doe Creek Ferry one year.

He [David Myers] was my father.

He [David Myers] lived there up to 1851. I don't know when he went there.

I was born 1837 and lived with him [David Myers] on that place up to 1851.

Quest. How many years did you live upon this land in all, and what years did you live there?

Ans. 14 years, from 1837 to 1851.

/s/ A. Myers.


NEW: KITTRELL, WM. J. & WIFE VS. BIRDWELL, GEO. W. ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1891.

DEED.

12 June 1869

I, David Myers, of the County of Jackson, State of Tennessee, have this day bargained and sold to Ruth Cherry of the same County and State, for the sum of $85 to me in hand paid by the said Ruth Cherry, the following tract or parcel of land lying in said County in District No. 13, Beginning at a stake in the bed of Pinelick fork of Jenning's creek and on the west side of said creek . . . north side of said creek . . . containing 42 acres . . .

David Myers (his mark)

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: GEO W. BIRDWELL.

I am one of the defendants in this cause. The other defendant is my tenant. I moved to where I now live in the year 1870 . . .

I bought a right of way from McDowell about 12 or 14 years ago.

DEPOSITION: W. J. KITRELL.

I am now and was at the time of filing the bill the owner of the McDowell tract.

DEPOSITION: E. W. CARR.

/s/ E. W. Carr

Depositions taken: 15 Sept. 1893.

DEPOSITION: MRS. ELVIRA G. KITTRELL.

Quest. Are you the wife of W. J. Kittrell and one of the complainants to this suit?

Ans. I am.

We bought that farm in 1863 and have been living there ever since.

Quest. Did Mr. Draper buy the land of Thomas Pointer, on which you now live?

Ans. He did.

Quest. Did McDowell have any children to come to school after you owned the place?

Ans. No. The children was all dead.

Quest. Did not T. T. Myers convey the McDowell tract, sometimes called the 79 acre tract, to W. J. Kittrell?

Ans. He did.

Quest. Do you and Mr. Kittrell live on and hold the David Myers, T. Pointer tract . . .?

Ans. We do.

/s/ Elvira G. Kittrell

DEPOSITION: W. J. KITTRELL.

Quest. Are you a party to this suit?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. Was your first wife a daughter of Geo. W. Birdwell and is she now dead?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

/s/ W. J. Kittrell

THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER OF GEO. W. BIRDWELL & THOMAS TUCKER to the Bill of complaint of William J. Kittrell & Elvira G. Kitrell.

No date.

. . . Thos. Tucker has rented defendant Birdwell's tract and lives on it.

. . . Elivira G. Kitrell, who was the widow of A. W. Draper . . .

Respondent Geo. W. Birdwell states that in the lifetime of John McDowell, he bought from him and paid him for the right of way through and over his, John McDowell's, said tract of land . . .

Deposition taken: 26 Aug. 1893.

DEPOSITION: THOMAS P. MYERS.

My age is 53. Reside in the 13th District of Jackson Co. on Jenning's creek. I am a farmer by occupation. I am a son of David Myers. I know said lands asked about. I live about five miles from said land--about half the time in one mile of the land. My father once owned the land described as the Elvira G. Kittrell tract. He sold it to Leonard Jones in the year 1851 or about that time.

Leonard Jones sold said land to Thomas Pointer about the year 1856 as well as I remember.

Thomas T. Pointer sold to A. W. Draper about the year 1863.

A. W. Draper is dead. Died in 1881. His widow has since married W. J. Kittrell.

Quest. Did you know John & Sallie McDowell in their lifetime?

Ans. Yes, Sir. Sallie McDowell was my aunt.

Quest. Did you own the McDowell place after his death? If so, to whom did you sell it?

Ans. I owned it and sold it to W. J. Kittrell.

Quest. Was Bob Lee Draper the son of Mrs. Els. Draper, now Kittrell?

Ans. He is a son of Mrs. Kittrell.

Quest. Did your father give the McDowell 79 acre tract to Mrs. McDowell?

Ans. That was my understanding about it--that he gave it to her.

/s/ T. P. Myers

Deposition taken: 26 Aug. 1893.

DEPOSITION: G. L. BILBREY.

I am in my 27th year. Residence Whitleyville. Occupation miller and house carpenter. I knew John and Sallie McDowell. I lived with them from the time I was three years old till I was 15 or 18.

/s/ G. L. Bilbrey

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF WILLIAM J. KITTRELL & ELVIRA G. KITTRELL HIS WIFE of Jackson Co. TN against Thomas Tucker & George Birdwell of Jackson Co. also.

No date.

. . . they each have tracts of land in said County of Jackson in Civil District No. 13; one tract of land belongs to Wm. J. Kittrell, the same bought of Thomas Myers & Rebecca Myers by deed dated Oct. 12th, 1888 . . . It is bounded as follows: . . . east boundary line of a 200 acre survey made in the name of White . . . James Wilmore's corner . . . Geo. W. Birdwell's line . . . E. G. Kittrell . . . It lies on [unreadable], a branch on the waters of Jenning's creek.

Complainant Elvira G. Kitrell charges that she has a tract of land lying west of the above described tract and adjoining the same.

They want to stop Birdwell and Tucker (and all others) from passing over their lands -bp.

Depositions taken: 5 Sept. 1893.

DEPOSITION: JOSEPH HICKS.

/s/ Joseph Hicks

DEPOSITION: G. W. BROTHERTON.

George Brotherton (his mark)

DEPOSITION: CLAY HIX.

Quest. Do you know that part of the John McDowell lands now owned by the defendant W. J. Kittrell and the same where the said John McDowell lived and died?

Ans. I know said land. I owned it for a while. I got it in a compromise in a case between Medders & John McDowell in a Chancery suit at Gainesboro. It was all decreed to me and then I made a trade with Sallie McDowell and sold her the home place.

/s/ C. C. Hix

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: JAMES W. HEROD.

I married the daughter of A. W. Draper and Elvira Draper (now Kittrell) in 1885 . . .

/s/ J. W. Herod

DEPOSITION: ELVIRA G. KITTRELL.

Quest. Are you the widow of A. W. Draper, deceased?

Ans. I am.

Quest. When were you and A. W. Draper married?

Ans. In the year 1856.

/s/ Elvira G. Kittrell

DEPOSITION: T. P. MYERS.

I am a son of David Myers, deceased.

David Myers died in 1872.

Myself, H. C. Myers and S. S. Myers, part of the heirs of David Myers, sold said land to J. M. Burris.

/s/ T. P. Myers

DEPOSITION: BAILEY CARTER.

Quest. What is your age?

Ans. About 50 years of age.

After I moved onto Mr. A. W. Draper's land . . .

Bailey Carter (his mark)

DEPOSITION: JOHN M. BURRIS.

The trade between me and the Myers Bros. . .

/s/ J. M. Burris

DEPOSITION: HAYWOOD HUFHINES.

/s/ W. H. Huffines

DEPOSITION: WM. GORE.

. . . the widow Cherry . . . [meaning Ruth Cherry -bp).

/s/ Wm. Gore

DEPOSITION: J. L TAYLOR.

J. L. Taylor (his mark)

Deposition taken: 5 & 6 Aug. 1891.

DEPOSITION: S. S. MYERS.

Aged 48 years.

He [David Myers] was my father.

. . . [my] brother, T. P. Myers . . .

/s/ S. S. Myers

LAND GRANT.

The State of Tennessee, No. 12532.

To all whom these presents shall come--Greeting.

Know ye that by virtue of Entry No. 1130 made in the office of the Entry Taker of Jackson County and entered on the 27th day of March 1827 pursuant to the provision of an Act of the General Assembly of Said State passed on the 22nd day of Nov. 1823, There is Granted by the said State of Tennessee unto David Myers assignee of Absalom Smith assignee of Absalom White a certain tract or parcel of land containing 100 acres by Survey bearing date the 9th day of May 1828, lying in Jackson County, North of Cumberland River on Jenning's Creek Beginning at a poplar Thomas Price's northeast corner originally the northeast corner of Thomas Patton's 403 acre tract running thence North 86 poles to a stake in the Channel of the Piney fork of said creek thence West with Joshua Short's South boundary line crossing said fork in all 80 poles to Short's southwest corner thence North 80 poles crossing said fork to a stake, thence West 97 poles to a Beech and Hickory, thence South 94 poles to a stake in the South boundary line of said tract, thence East with said line 177 poles to the Beginning. With the hereditaments and appurtenances, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said David Myers and his heirs forever.


NEW: KITTREL, W. I. [OR J]., GRDN. OF CARNAHAN FRANKIN [FRANKLIN] HEIRS.
COUNTY, 1898.

Summary: there are many settlements, from the year 1897 until 1907. These include the crediting of pension checks four times a year for amounts of $30 to $36 each. The wards named are Martin H. Carnahan, Rutherford B. H. (Bee) Carnahan and William B. Carnahan, who were the heirs of Franklin Carnahan. -bp.


NEW: KNIGHT, WILLIAM ET. AL. VS. KNIGHT, GEORGIA ET. AL. & LONG VS. FORKUM.
COUNTY, 1913, 1929.

DECREE.

1914.

The tract of land is to be equally divided, giving half to William Knight and half to the children and heirs at law of J. P. Knight, with dower estate to his widow Rebecca Knight, widow of J. P. Knight. -bp.

Depositions taken: 3 Nov. 1913.

DEPOSITION: T. S. HOWELL.

55 years old. Live in 3rd District of Jackson Co. Live on adjoining farm [to the land in dispute] and have known this land for all my life, but have been there close to it for five years.

J. P. Knight has been dead about two years.

/s/ T. S. Howell

DEPOSITION: A. C. HOWELL.

I am 31 years old. I live at Highland in this county.

/s/ A. C. Howell

THE PETITION OF WILLIAM KNIGHT & REBECCA KNIGHT AGAINST GEORGIE KNIGHT, CLELLIE KNIGHT, ELVIA KNIGHT, NORA KNIGHT & THELMA KNIGHT, all of Jackson Co. TN.

15 Oct. 1913.

. . . complainant William Knight and his brother J. P. Knight were owners as tenants in common of the following described tract of land, to wit: lying in the 3rd Civil District of said county, on the waters of War Trace creek, it being the same land on which said complainant and his said brother have lived for a number of years, and the same purchased by them jointly from Allen Strode and Jeremiah Ray, bounded by the lands of Jeremiah Ray on the west, on north by Albert Howell, east by Wade Ray lands, and T. S. Howell lands on south by Robert and John Cook, containing by estimation 50 acres more or less . . .

They charge that J. P. Knight, who owned one half interest as aforesaid, died intestate in Jackson Co. TN something like two years ago, and left as his widow the complainant Rebecca Knight, and the defendants herein named, who are his children and only heirs at law.

There are no encumbrances upon said land . . .

. . . the said minor defendants are of tender years, the oldest being only about eleven years of age and the youngest about 19 months old . . .

They ask that the land be partitioned. -bp.

PLAT of the division of the land is included. -bp.

MISCELLANEOUS DIVORCE CASES.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF FLORA KEITH OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST WALTER KEITH OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.

2 Oct. 1911.

Summary: they were married in Jackson Co. TN in 1904 and lived together until sometime in June, 1908, when the defendant abandoned her and she has not seen him since. While they lived together she was forced to work out in the field for the necessities of life--defendant would not work and provide food and clothing for complainant. She was forced to go barefoot in the coldest weather. They have two children, Marion Keith and Mary Bell Keith. She asks for divorce and that her maiden name of Flory Denson be restored. -bp.

/s/ F. B. Kieth (sic)

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SALLIE KEITH AGAINST MAT KEITH, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.

25 Aug. 1900.

Summary: they were married in Jackson Co. TN on 21 April 1900 and lived together until recently, when defendant told complainant he would no longer live with her or support her. She charges that the defendant has always failed and refused to provide for her and her child, that was born before the said marriage. He recently sold some land and was paid $150 in cash for it. She asks for divorce and alimony. -bp

/s/ Sally Ceeth (sic)

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF HUBERT KEITH OF PUTNAM CO. TN AGAINST FLORIA KEITH OF RESIDENCE UNKNOWN.

30 Dec. 1913.

Summary: they were married in Jackson Co. TN on or about 3 Aug. 1909. He claims the defendant became dissatisfied and deserted him. Since leaving him, he believes she has been a very lewd woman, and has been guilty of adultery with Wade Minear and Bascom Burgess. He asks for a divorce. -bp.

/s/ Hubert Kieth (sic)

DECREE OF DIVORCE, HUBERT KEITH VS. FLORA KEITH.

24 July 1914.

Divorce granted.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF TOBIAS KEITH AGAINST DARTULA KEITH, both of Jackson Co. TN.

9 Feb. 1884.

Summary: they were married in Jackson Co. TN in Sept. 1883. He charges many acts of adultery by his wife with Wm. Flatt and others. He asks for a divorce. -bp.

Tobias Keith (his mark)

DECREE OF DIVORCE, JAS. KEITH VS. MAGGIE KEITH.

12 March 1885.

Summary: they were married in Jackson Co. TN, date not given. The defendant has abandoned the complainant for more than two years.

Divorce granted. -bp.

DECREE, MARY KELLY VS. M. B. KELLY.

31 May 1897.

Summary: the complainant and defendant have compromised their differences and are now living happily together. -bp.

Bill dismissed.

THE PETITION OF HATTIE KEMP AGAINST JESSIE KEMP, both of Jackson Co. TN.

5 May 1914.

Summary: they were married in Smith Co. TN on 10 July 1910, and lived together nearly one year in Smith Co., when the defendant abandoned the Petitioner without cause. She also says he refused to support her as he should while they lived together. He tells her that he will never again live with her.

She asks for a divorce. -bp.

/s/ Hattie Kemp

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SIS KENNER, COL., AGAINST MAUCE KENNER, COL., both of Jackson Co. TN.

10 Jan. 1896.

Summary: they were married in 1889 and lived together in Jackson Co. until 1 Sept. 1896 when the defendant left her and has ever since failed to provide for her. She says the defendant has been guilty of adultery with Susan Field and Lucy Fields. They have one child. -bp

Sis Kenner, Col. (her mark)

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF FANNIE KIRBY AGAINST OMNA KIRBY, both of Jackson Co. TN.

15 Oct. 1891.

Summary: they were married in Jackson Co. TN on 22 May 1890 and lived together happily only a short time when defendant became cross and petulant and accused her of adultery with several men, including her brother-in-law Dave Vinson, who married the sister of complainant. All of these charges are utterly false. She left him about Oct. 1890. She says he has never provided for her except one dress and one pair of shoes, which he took back when she left.

She asks for divorce and restoration of her maiden name, Fannie Brown. -bp

/s/ F. J. Kirby

ORDER TO THE SHERIFF.

Jackson Co. TN, 1st Monday in March 1900.

Summary: Allie Kirby filed a Bill of Complaint this day against Landon Kirby for divorce and alimony. The Sheriff is told to secure the personal property. -bp.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF REBECKOR KIRBY OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST WM. KIRBY OF PUTNAM CO. TN.

21 Dec. 1893.

Summary: they were married in Jackson Co. TN on 2 May 1892. After six weeks, he began verbally abusing her. He refused to provide for her so she was compelled to go and work for neighbors. He had five children by his first wife and he failed to support them also, and he would go off and stay away nights. He finally abandoned her and has since refused to provide her anything. She is informed that he is now living with and supporting another woman, who is not his wife, in Putnam Co. TN.

She asks for divorce and restoration of her maiden name, Rebeckor Johnston. -bp.

Rebechor Johnston (her mark)


NEW: LAMBERT, JNO. ADMR. OF LAMBERT, JAMES, DEC'D.
COUNTY, 1914.

VOUCHER.

14 March 1914.

. . . my wife Vernie Carter . . .

/s/ W. T. Carter

RECEIPT.

Received of John Lambert, Admr. of J. M. Lambert, dec'd, $150, it being for my year's support out of the said J. M. Lambert's estate, laid off by the Commissioners appointed for that purpose, this April 1, 1912.

Paid May 1, 1912.

/s/ Mrs. Verna Carter

Note: James Lambert, dec'd, is called Dr. James Lambert, Jr., in some documents. -bp.


NEW: LAMBERT, J. A. ET. AL. VS. PIPPIN, JOHN RED.
CHANCERY, 1905.

Note: this case is a dispute over land boundaries. -bp.

Depositions taken: 23 May 1906 at Putnam Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: DENT A. MONTGOMERY.

I once owned the Henry Haney tract. I sold it to complainants. I owned it about three years--from 1901 to 1904.

I bought it from Laban Pippin.

My understanding is he bought a portion of it from Huey Haney and a portion from Woodfolk Pippin.

/s/ D. A. Montgomery

DEPOSITION: JAMES FORKUM.

I live in the 10th District of Jackson Co.

/s/ J. T. Forkum

DEPOSITION: ALEC LAMBERT.

I live at Bloomington TN. I am one of the complainants.

/s/ J. A. Lambert

DEPOSITION: JOHN W. YOUNG.

Quest. Did you sell a tract of land lying west of the Huey Haney tract to Buck Bean and make him a deed to it?

Ans. I did.

I sold south of the old marked line to Reuben Johnson and north of it to Dent Montgomery.

John W. Young (his mark)

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: WM. HENSLY.

/s/ Wm. Hensley

DEPOSITION: SAM SLIGER.

Sam Sliger (his mark)

DEED.

10 Jan. 1846.

We, Levy Gipson and Tobias Gipson, have this day bargained, sold and do hereby transfer and convey unto David Richie and his heirs forever for the consideration of $200 to us paid, a tract of land in the State of Tennessee, Jackson Co. and Civil District No. 10, containing by estimation 220 acres, be the same more or less and bounded as follows, viz.--. . . corner of Jessie Lee's 100 acre tract . . . in the dividing line between Levy and Tobias . . .

s/s Levy Gipson

Tobias Gipson (his mark)

Depositions taken: 27 & 28 Aug. 1906.

DEPOSITION: G. W. BEAN.

I am 48 years old. I live in 10 District of Jackson Co. TN.

I live right close to it [the land in controversy]. In about one quarter of a mile.

I own some land. Bought part of it from Sam Sliger and part of it from John Young.

Quest. You say you bought a portion of your land from John Young. Do you mean old man John W. Young who is the father-in-law of D. A. Montgomery?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. When did you buy from him?

Ans. It has been about ten years.

/s/ G. W. Bean

DEPOSITION: WM. PIPPIN.

I live less than one quarter mile from the land [in controversy]. My land joins said land on west.

Quest. By what names is your farm known?

Ans. It is called the Jesse Lee place. It is also known as the John Young place.

Bought it from John W. Young about 13 years ago.

/s/ Wm. Pippin

DEPOSITION: JOHN W. PIPPIN.

I am about 60 years old.

Quest. Are you the defendant in this case?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. Are you the same John W. Pippin named as purchaser in the deed from J. W. Young to John W. Pippin dated 3 Oct. 1881. . .?

Ans. I am the same John W. Pippin.

Quest. Do you know the place where Andy Herly [Harley] formerly lived and where he was killed?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. What tract did he live on?

Ans. He lived on the Cummins tract of land. He moved there in time of the war and was killed during the war.

John Pippin (his mark)

Depositions taken: 4 & 5 Sept. 1906.

CROSS EXAMINATION OF WILLIAM PIPPIN.

/s/ Wm. Pippin

CROSS EXAMINATION OF JOHN RED PIPPIN.

He says repeatedly that his eyesight is very poor. -bp.

John Pippin (his mark)

Depositions taken: 21 Sept. 1906.

DEPOSITION: M. C. MEADERS.

/s/ M. P. Meders

Note: it is M. C. in the heading and he signs M. P. -bp.

DEPOSITION: WESLEY JACQUIESS.

Quest. Who was your father?

Ans. John L. Jaques.

Quest. Did he ever live on the tract now known as the Wm. Pippin place, and for how long?

Ans. Yes. For 15 or 20 years.

/s/ M. W. Jaquess

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: JOHN P. MABERRY.

I am 64 years old. I live in the 10th District of this county.

/s/ Jno. P. Mabury

THE ANSWER OF JOHN W. PIPPIN, WHO IS SUED AS JOHN RED PIPPIN to the bill of complaint filed against him in the Chancery Court at Gainesboro TN on Apr. 21, 1905 by J. A. Lambert and others. Answering this respondent says:

That complainants are not the owners of all the lands set out and described in the bill.

Defendant is the owner of the three tracts of land hereinafter described and wherein and wherever the boundaries set out in complainant's bill encroach upon or cover or attempt to cover any portion of the lands hereinafter described, the complainant's alleged claim of ownership is untrue.

Respondent's said three tracts of land are bounded and described as follows:

First tract, known as the M. W. Cummins tract, which respondent purchased from M. W. Cummins and wife by deed dated Aug. 22, 1885, which was registered in the Registrar's office at Gainesboro on the 28th day of June 1886. Said tract lies in the 10th Civil District of Jackson Co., on the waters of Blackburn's fork, beginning at a white oak between the falls and fork of Charles Johnson's spring branch of Blackburn's fork . . . John Pippin's south boundary line . . . south with Labin Pippin's 50 acre tract . . . at the Gainesboro road . . .boundary of a tract of land bought of Gore and Kuykendall heirs by M. W. Cummins . . .

Second tract--known as the Harley land, conveyed to respondent by deed dated July 21, 1886 and registered the 17th of August following --lying in the 10th Civil District of said county on the waters of Blackburn's fork beginning at the east boundary line of Charles Johnson's 50 acre tract, running east with Lacy's line . . . to Cummins' line . . . Cummins and Stults west boundary line . . . to the Henry Haney line near the falls of Charles Johnson's spring branch . . .the old Turner and Charles Johnson line . . .

Third tract, being the same purchased by respondent from John W. Young by deed Oct. 3, 1881, registered Aug. 14, 1886, beginning in the north boundary line of the Charles Johnson land . . .

J. T. FORCUM & J. A. LAMBERT VS. JOHN RED PIPPIN, ALL OF JACKSON CO. TN.

12 April 1905.

The complainants respectfully show to the Court that they are the owners in fee of the following described tract of land, it lying in the 10th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN, beginning on a white oak on Cummins line . . . east bank of Blackburn's fork . . . Sam Sliger's gate . . . Sliger's line . . . conditional corner made between Sam Sliger and D. A. Montgomery . . . the Ritchie corner of his 150 acre tract . . . corner of Henry Haney tract . . . William Pippin's corner . . . William and John Red Pippin's corner . . . the Sam Haney hollow above the falls . . . containing about 496 acres.

Deposition taken: 16 May 1906.

DEPOSITION: W. S. JACKSON.

/s/ W. S. Jackson

DEPOSITION: JOHN W. YOUNG.

I was 77 years old the 29 day of last March.

I live in Cookeville.

My understanding is that [Ruben] Johnson sold to William Lacey and William Lacey to Morrison Matheny, Morrison Matheny sold to John Red Pippin.

Quest. How long was you in peaceable and adverse possession of the land in dispute you sold Montgomery?

Ans. I have had it in possession since 1861 . . .

I have lived on this tract since 1861. . .

J. W. Young (his mark)

DEPOSITION: W. S. JACKSON.

I am 37 years old. I live in the 12th District of this county and I am County Surveyor for Jackson Co.

/s/ W. S. Jackson

DEED.

11 Oct. 1874.

We have this day bargained and sold unto Henry Haney a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Jackson Co. on the waters of Blackburn's fork of Roaring river, District No. 10 and State of Tennessee, containing by estimation 65 acres, for the consideration of $1.50 per acre, $65 of which has already been paid, Beginning on a post oak in the edge of the road leading from Charles Johnson's old place to our house, running northward with said road . . .

s/s F. M. Anderson

F. A. Anderson (her mark)

test: /s/ Robert Montgomery

Labin Pippin (his mark)

DEED.

21 July 1886.

For and in consideration of the sum of $1.50 per acre, we have this day bargained and sold unto John W. Pippin, assignee of M. C. Matheny (and M. C. Matheny assignee of Wm. Whitson, and Wm. Whitson assignee of [unreadable] C. Johnson) a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the State of Tennessee, County of Jackson, District No. 11 and on the waters of Blackburn's fork, bounded as follows, to wit . . . east boundary line of the old Charles Johnson's 50 acre tract, running east with Lacy's line . . . to Cummins' line . . . Cummmins and J. W. Stult's west boundary line . . . Henry Haney's line near the falls of the Charles Johnson Spivey branch . . .

/s/ Caroline Harley

Harriet Harley (her mark)

Daniel Harley (his mark)

/s/ Adaline Harley

/s/ J. A. Harley

/s/ C. J. Martin

/s/ Mary Harley

witnesses: J. H. Stafford

H. H. Herod

DEED.

22 Aug. 1885.

State of TN, Jackson Co., District No. 10.

We, M. W. Cummins and F. L. Cummins, husband and wife, do by these presents sell and transfer for ourselves, our heirs and assignees forever to John Pippin his heirs and assignees forever and in consideration of $300 to us paid, a certain tract of land lying in the State and County aforesaid, and bounded as follows, Beginning at a White Oak between the Falls and Fork of Charles Johnson's Spring Branch of Blackburn's Fork . . . John Pippin's south boundary line . . . Laban Pippin's 50 acre tract . . . Gainesboro Road, west with said road the west boundary line of a tract of land bought of Gore's and Kuyendall's heirs by M. W. Cummins . . .

s/s M. W. Cummins

s/s F. L. Cummins

Attest: U. H. Cummings

G. F. [unreadable]

Depositions taken: 12, 13 & 14 July 1906.

DEPOSITION: HENRY HANEY.

I am about 63 years old. I live in Putnam County.

Quest. What relation are you to the defendant?

Ans. He married my sister.

Henry Haney (his mark)

DEPOSITION: REUBEN E. JOHNSON.

I am going on 70 years old. I live in Overton Co.

I was raised in sight of the place I bought of Mr. Young [the land in dispute]. I lived there until I was 36 years old.

[F. M.] Anderson married old man [David] Richie's daughter.

Quest. Who owned this Richie land at Richie's death . . .?

Ans. It fell to his daughter, France Anderson's wife. She was the only child that he had that I knew anything about. Her name was Almeda Anderson.

Charles Johnson was my father.

Tuck Harley (Daniel Harley) was along [when the land was surveyed]. I don't think he is dead. He lives in Missouri.

/s/ R. E. Johnson

DEPOSITION: C. D. ANDERSON.

/s/ C. D. Anderson

DEPOSITION: M. P. MEDERS.

I am 54 years old and live in the 10th Civil District of Jackson Co.

/s/ M. P. Meders

DEPOSITION: WOODFOLK PIPPIN.

[The defendant] is my uncle.

/s/ W. W. Pippin

DEED.

3 Oct. 1881.

For and in consideration of $51.21 we have this day bargained and sold unto William Whitson, assignee of Reuben E. Johnson a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation 20 1/2 acres in the State of TN, County of Jackson, District No. 10, it being a portion of the John Turner land, Beginning on the north boundary line of the Charles Johnson land . . .

[there is written between the lines "John W. Pippin, assignee of M. C. Mahany, assignee of " and I can't tell where it is supposed to fit. Probably after Reuben E. Johnson. -bp.]

s/s J. W. Young

s/s Helen T. Young

Test: D. S. Anderson

G. W. Jaquess

DEED.

19 Sept. 1898.

State of TN, Jackson Co.

Be it known unto all men that we, Labern [Laban] Pippin and wife Margaret Pippin, Henry Haney and wife Margaret Haney and John W. Young, for the consideration of $2500, have this day bargained and sold and do by these presents sell, transfer and convey unto Denton A. Montgomery, his heirs and assigns forever the following described tract or parcel of land lying and being in the State and County aforesaid, on the waters of Blackburn's fork of Roaring river in Civil District No. 10 and bounded substantially as follows: Beginning at a white oak in Cummin's line . . . east bank of Blackburn's fork . . . passing Sam Sliger's gate . . . conditional corner made by D. A. Montgomery and Sam Sliger . . . the Richie corner of his 150 [?-smeared] tract . . . Henry Haney tract . . .Wm. Pippins corner . . . Jno. Red Pippin's corner . . . east with John Red Pippin's line crossing the Sam Haney Hollow . . .

Labern Pippin (his mark)

s/s Margaret Pippin

Henry Haney (his mark)

Marget Haney (her mark)

John W. Young (his mark)

Witnesses: /s/ J. H. Cummins

/s/ J. W. Young


NEW: LAMBERT, MOLLIE VS. LAMBERT, JOHN.
CIRCUIT, 1898.

ANSWER OF JOHN LAMBERT.

Summary: he denies all allegations of abuse; denies having said the baby was not his; denies not providing for her. He believes that had it not been for the interference of complainants parents, they would now be living happily together as husband and wife. He believes they persuaded her to leave and bring this bill. He denies that he failed to provide medical care for her. -bp.

DECREE FOR DIVORCE.

Mollie Lambert vs. John W. Lambert.

14 March 1899.

Finds charges to be true.

Divorce granted.

Maiden name of Mollie Kirby is restored to complainant. Custody of Dona May Lambert, the infant child, is to be with the complainant. No alimony is granted, per the compromise. -bp.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF MOLLY LAMBERT VS. JOHN LAMBERT, both of Jackson Co. TN.

1 Dec. 1898.

Summary: they were married 14 Feb. 1897. Since about four weeks after their marriage, the defendant has been verbally and physically abusive. The baby was born 28 March 1898. Complainant is now living at her father's house. -bp.

/s/ Mollie Lambert

COMPROMISE.

11 March 1899.

Molly Lambert, Henry Kirby and John W. Lambert agree that Molly Lambert and Henry Kirby will not try to attach the property of John W. Lambert and he will pay the costs of this suit. They will also cease suing each other. -bp.

SUIT FOR DAMAGES.

Jno. W. Lambert against Henry Kirby.

28 Dec. 1898.

He sues for alienation of the affections of his wife. -bp.

Henry Kirby is the owner of the following described land, to wit, lying and being in the 11th Civil District of Jackson Co. TN, bounded on the North by Brown, South by Brown, East by Brown and West by Vincent, containing 100 acres more or less.

John Lambert (his mark)


NEW: LAMBERT, WILLIAM ET. AL. VS. KING, THOMAS W. ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1876.

ATTACHMENT BILL.

9 June 1865.

Bill of Complaint filed in the Chancery Court at Carthage by Thomas W. King and Nancy Keith, both of Jackson Co. TN against Hamilton Keith, residence unknown, Matthew Wheeler and his wife Elizabeth, William Vittatoe and his wife Mary, Wm. Lambert and Terrill Burns, all of Jackson Co. TN, Reems Keith of Smith Co. TN.

. . . William Keith departed this life intestate [blank] day of [blank] 1863 in Jackson Co. TN leaving as his heirs and distributees complainant Nancy, his surviving widow, two sons, the defendants Hamilton and Reems Keith and two daughters surviving him, the defendants Elizabeth intermarried with defendant Matthew Wheeler, Mary intermarried with defendant William Vittatoe and leaving also some property consisting of personality and reality . . . a tract or tracts of land which he resided on at his death, containing by estimation some 100 acres situated on the waters of Martin's creek, Civil District No. [blank] called the Granville District, adjoining the land of John Farris [Pharris] on the East, the land of Henderson Williamson on the North and the land of James Farris [Pharris] on the South, and the tract of some fifty acres connected with the first, or nearby.

Complainant Nancy shows the children mentioned left by intestate William Keith are the children of his first wife, she being his second wife by whom he had no children.

She desires that dower be allotted her. -bp.

Summary: Hamilton Keith was appointed Administrator of the estate, but complainant charges he has appropriated all of the estate that has come to his hands. His only security was Pinkney Stanton, who is now dead and whose estate is insolvent. Hamilton has no occupation nor permanent residence.

The Bill is not filed in Jackson Co. as there currently is no Court system there.

Thomas W. King is a creditor of the estate. -bp.

REPORT OF SALE.

24 Dec. 1868.

. . . sold on a credit of one and two years except a sum of $170 paid cash, the following described tract of land lying in Jackson Co. TN on the Dry Fork of Martin's creek . . . Nathan Huff's line . . . John Pharris' line . . . James Pharris' corner of 66 acre tract . . . containing 97 acres . . . subject to the dower of the wife of William Keith, deceased, in 38 acres thereof, when and where B. F. Ferguson became the purchaser at the price of $700.00 . . .

ORDER.

23 Aug. 1871.

Thomas W. King, Administrator of Wm. Keith, is to recover of Hamilton Keith $1317.62 and from William Lambert and his securities White Myers, S. S. Holleman, Peter Tittle, James Hargis and E. C. Carter, the sum of $508.63. [Note: Wm. Lambert was evidently colluding with Hamilton Keith to hide assets of the Wm. Keith estate. -bp.]

Hamilton Keith and Wm. Lambert are to pay the costs of this suit. -bp.

Lambert appealed to the Supreme Court, which found no error. -bp.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF HAMPTON KEITH & WILLIAM LAMBERT OF JACKSON CO. TN VS. ASA JOHNSON & THOMAS KING OF JACKSON CO. TN.

[It is Hampton in this document only; Hamilton elsewhere. -bp.]

19 Dec. 1876.

. . . William Keith died in Jackson Co. TN in the year 1863, they think in Jan. 1863 . . .

The soldiers took his [Wm. Keith's] horses and other property so that he had but little at his death. It was understood that he had some money and some notes but neither was ever found or brought to light after his death.

They believe that the personal property sold for only about $400.00. -bp.

They want the Decree from Smith county declared void, as they believe that court had no jurisdiction. -bp.

Deposition taken: 11 Nov. 1881.

DEPOSITION: H. W. WILLIAMS.

Aged 45 years.

/s/ H. W. Williams

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ARTIMINCIE KEITH AGAINST WM. KEITH & JOHN MOSELY, ALL OF JACKSON CO. TN.

29 Aug. 1878.

. . . she and defendant Wm. Keith were intermarried in Jackson Co. TN about 22 years ago, and have been residents of the State of TN nearly ever since . . .

Complainant charges that defendant Keith has been guilty of divers acts of fornication and adultery with one Eliza Jackson, alias Eliza Osborne.

She also charges that he has been threatening to her and that he has abandoned her and fails to provide for her. -bp.

Complainant charges that they are the parents of the following children who are minors, Belle and Tobias Keith, and that they are also the parents of James Keith who is 21 years old and Mary E. Allen.

. . . defendant Keith is a stone mason and is and has been at work with one John Mosely building chimneys for him . . .

She asks for divorce, custody of the minor children and alimony. -bp.

Artaminsy Keith (her mark)

Deposition taken: 19 Sept. 1876.

DEPOSITION: THOMAS W. KING.

Aged 52 years.

/s/ Thomas W. King

Deposition taken: 19 Sept. 1876.

DEPOSITION: PINKNEY MC CARVER.

/s/ P. McCarver


NEW: LAMBERT, WM. VS. MAIZE, RIOL & OTHERS.
CHANCERY: 1861 - 1883.

DECREE.

March Term 1883.

It appeared to the satisfaction of the Court that at the time William Lambert filed his Bill, nor at anytime theretofore, he, the said William Lambert, had no title whatever to the land in dispute.

. . . the tract of land in litigation was lawfully sold by W. H. Botts, the Clerk and Master, on the 15th day of Feb. 1859, at public outcry, at the Court House in Gainesboro, for cash in hand, when Rial Maize became the purchaser at the price of $486.50 . . . Said tract of land lies in Jackson Co. TN in District No. 15, but now District No. 5, and is bounded by the lands of James Pharris, A. J. Vantreese and others and contains 100 acres more or less and which is more particularly described in a Deed made to James A. Spurlock about 1853 . . .

. . . the said Rial Maize went into actual possession of said land immediately after his purchase and continued in possession thereof until about 1866, when he removed from the State of TN, and while he was so in possession, to wit, about the first day of Feb. 1861, he conveyed said tract of land to Matthew C. McKinley, as Trustee, to secure just debts . . . which he then owed to cross complainants John Hughes and James McClarin.

The tract of land is to be sold to pay these debts. -bp.

Lambert appeals to the TN Supreme Court. -bp.

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF JANE HALES.

7 Feb. 1861.

. . . George Givan, son-in-law of said Elizabeth [Wolf].

Jane Hales (her mark)

Deposition taken: 9 July 1875 at Overton Co., TN.

DEPOSITION: WHITE MYRES.

Aged 51 years.

Quest. Is or not Rial Maise a son-in-law of Wm. Lambert?

Ans. He is the son-in-law of said Wm. Lambert.

Deposition taken: 16 Sept. 1876 at Nashville TN.

DEPOSITION: JOHN HUGHES.

Aged 67 years.

. . . my Store in Granville TN . . .

/s/ John Hughes

COURT ORDER.

No date.

. . . Ida McKinley has intermarried with William Boyd of Williamson Co. TN.

Deposition taken: 29 Aug. 1877 at Cookeville, Putnam Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: WHITE MYERS.

Aged 53 years.

/s/ White Myers

THE AMENDED CROSS BILL OF COMPLAINANT JAMES MC CLARIN of Smith Co. TN & John Hughes of Davidson Co. TN against William Lambert, Geo. D. McKinley, James D. McKinley, Thomas McKinley, David McKinley, Laton Ferril & wife Emma Ferril, Ida McKinley, a minor, all of Jackson Co. TN & Jane McClarin, wife of complainant, James McClarin & Mary Brown, Administrix of Jno. Brown, dec'd of Smith Co. TN & Henry McKinley of the State of Texas & James Thompson, William Thompson, [blank] Apple & wife Jane Apple, John B. Thompson, R. L. Thompson, the last two minors without guardian, of Putnam Co. TN and Rian Maize, a nonresident of the State of TN.

7 Nov. 1877.

. . . on the [blank] day of [blank] 18--, the said Mathew McKinley, trustee as aforesaid, departed this life leaving the following children and heirs at law, to wit, Geo. D. McKinley, James D. McKinley, Thomas McKinley, David McKinley, Ema [Emma] Ferrill who intermarried with Laton Ferril, Ida McKinley, Henry McKinley, Jane McClarin, who intermarried with your complainant James McClarin, and Fanny Thompson, who intermarried with G. B. Thompson--But that the said Fanny Thompson departed this life on the [blank] day of [blank] 18--, leaving the following children and heirs at law, to wit, James Thompson, William Thompson and Jane Apple, who intermarried with defendant [blank] Apple.

Depositions taken: 25, 26 & 31 Aug. 1882.

DEPOSITION: WM. LAMBERT.

Quest. Where is Rial Maize?

Ans. His is in Illinois.

He is my son-in-law.

DEPOSITION: GEORGE H. MORGAN.

Aged 40 years.

I was law partner of B. B. Washburn for several years prior to his death, which occurred about 12 July 1878.

/s/ Geo. H. Morgan

DEPOSITION: ANDREW MABERRY.

25 years of age.

I knew B. F. Chaffin in his lifetime. I lived with him about 12 years ago.

Andrew Maberry (his mark)

DEPOSITION: JOHN H. CHAFFIN.

I am a son of B. F. Chaffin . . .

/s/ J. H. Chaffin

DEPOSITION: JAMES HARGIS.

. . . E. C. Carter, formerly a Justice of the Peace of this County.

Quest. Are you a Justice of the Peace now and successor in office to said Carter?

Ans. I am.

/s/ James Hargis

DECREE.

15 March 1881.

. . . the death of John Hughes was suggested and admitted at March Term of this Court 1880 . . . West Hughes, as executor of the Will of John Hughes . . . West Hughes was never qualified as said executor . . . Edward Ganaway of Davidson Co. has been duly appointed and qualified as Administrator . . .

DECREE.

No date.

Came West Hughes as Executor of John Hughes, deceased, and West Hughes and Ellen Paschall and D. W. her husband, D. W. Paschall, as heirs and legatees of complainant John Hughes, deceased . . .

GIFT.

15 Oct. 1884.

In this case I hereby transfer and convey to Mrs. E. H. Paschall all my right and interest in this judgement and recovery, in whatever form, to her sold, separate and exclusive use, free from the marital rights of any husband, merely reserving in myself at her request the [unreadable] trust for her, for the purpose provided in our father's will.

/s/ West Hughes

ORDER TO THE SHERIFF.

26 Jan. 1865.

To the Sheriff of DeKalb Co.; Greeting.

You are commanded to summon Jane Hale . . .

THE BILL & PETITION OF MARIAH MANEAR of Jackson Co. TN against Allen Manear, Alabama Manear, Thomas Manear, Layer [Leah?] Manear, Elizabeth Manear, William Lambert, David G. Shepherd, all of Jackson Co. TN.

2 Feb. 1857,1858 or 1859 [hard to read -bp.]

. . . she is the lawful widow of James Manear, who resided and died in Jackson Co. TN about the [blank] day of [blank] 185-, leaving your oratrix and the first five named defendants his children, all of whom are yet minors. She states that at the time of his death, he was seized and possessed of land as follows, one tract lying on the waters of Dry Fork of Martin's creek in said County and State, Civil District No. 15 . . . containing about 97 acres. One other tract containing about 60 acres, lying on the waters of the Dry Fork of Martin's creek, Civil District No. 15 . . .

He never had a deed to the second tract. -bp.

Depositions taken: 23 Jan. 1860.

DEPOSITION: JOHN CLEMENS.

Age 49 years.

John Clemons (his mark)

DEPOSITION: PINKNEY MC CARVER.

Aged 53 years.

/s/ Pinkney McCarver

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM H. MC CARVER.

Aged 20 years.

/s/ W. H. McCarver

Deposition taken: 24 Jan. 1860.

DEPOSITION: MATTHEW MC KINLEY.

/s/ M. C. McKinley

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF JAMES A. SPURLOCK to the Amended Bill of William Lambert.

2 July 1859 at Webster County, Missouri.

He says Mariah Manear is related to him, James A. Spurlock, but he does not say how. -bp.

/s/ James A. Spurlock

Depositions taken: 7 Aug. 1860.

DEPOSITION: MARK KEITH.

Aged 51 years.

/s/ Mark Keith

DEPOSITION: ALLEN MANEAR.

I am going on 22 years old now.

Allen Manear (his mark)

Depositions taken: 1 Feb. 1870.

DEPOSITION: JOHN SWAN.

Aged 33 years.

I went to Missouri about the year 1860 . . .[He visited James A. Spurlock while there -bp.]

Maria Manear is aunt of James A. Spurlock.

/s/ J. A. Swan

DEPOSITION: JOSEPH JONES.

Aged 50 years.

I went to Missouri in company with John Swan . . . about the year 1860 . . .

Joseph Jones [his mark].

Deposition taken: 17 July 1860.

DEPOSITION: LEROY S. CARTER.

Aged about 37 years.

/s/ Leroy S. Carter

Deposition taken: 24 April 1876.

DEPOSITION: J. M. LEE.

/s/ J. M. Lee

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JANE HAIL, the widow of Linton Hailes, deceased, a citizen of DeKalb Co. TN against James A. Spurlock & Alan Manear, Administrators of James A. Manear, deceased, and Mariah Manear, widow of the said Manear and Alen Manear, Jun. [remainder of title is unreadable. -bp.]

This document is in very bad condition, and much of it is totally unreadable. -bp.

. . . James Wright departed this life in Davidson Co. TN, his residence, having first made and published his last will and testament.

. . . to his wife Patsy Wright, three Negroes, viz., Hanah, Lucy and Bob . . . afterwards to be divided among his daughters, Jenny, Betsy, Sally and Patsy . . .

Your oratrix intermarried with Linton Hailes, who departed this life on the 13 day of Sept. 1849 . . .

. . . one John Wright, a nephew of your oratrix.

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF JAMES A. SPURLOCK & ALLEN MANEAR, Administrators of James A. Manear, deceased, to the Bill of Complaint filed by Jane Hail against them and others at the Chancery Court at Gainesboro.

3 Sept. 1853.

They admit it to be true that Jane Hail is widow of Lenton Hail, deceased [&] daughter of Martha Wright and James Wright. That James Wright died in Davidson Co. TN, making a will whereby a life estate to the three Negroes in complainant's bill were given to his wife, Martha Wright, for life and to his daughters on her death or marriage, in remainder.

. . .They are informed and believe she [Jane] executed to him [James Manear] a deed conveying her interest of the Negroes limited to her in remainder by the will of James Wright, deceased. They expect a fair consideration was paid to her, if not to her, it was to her husband Linton in his lifetime, or at least he so informed them before his death, and went to Hickman County where the Negroes were and made a division among the other heirs in remainder and by consent of all interested in said Negroes, or two of them, the share of complainant Elizabeth Wolf, his mother-in-law, were to be his at the death of Martha Wright.

. . . Said Manear purchased the right to Bob as stated in said Bill of Linton Hail . . .

Depositions taken: 14 April 1854 at DeKalb County, TN.

DEPOSITION: ELIZABETH S. HAILES.

42 years of age.

This document is in very poor condition. She seems to be the daughter of Linton and Jane Haile. -bp.

Elizabeth S. Hailes (her mark)

DEPOSITION: JAMES C. HAILES.

Aged 39 years.

Son of Linton and Jane Hailes. He says his father died in 1849 or 1850. -bp.

James Hales (his mark)

DEPOSITION: JANE HARPER.

Aged 23 years.

. . . John Wright, a son of George Wright of Hickman Co. TN . . .

She is a daughter of Jane Haile -bp.

Sara Jane Harper (her mark)

DEPOSITION: SUSANAH HAILES.

Age 21 years.

Quest. Are not you and all the witnesses sworn in this case the daughters and sons or children of Linton Hale, deceased, and of complainant Jane Hail?

Ans. We are.

Susan Hailes (her mark)

Deposition taken: 8 Sept. 1854.

DEPOSITION: ELIZABETH WOLF.

Aged 55 or 58 years [unclear -bp].

. . . my sister, Jane Hail . . .

. . . my brother's son, John Wright . . .

Elizabeth Wolf (her mark)

Depositions taken: 30 June 1852.

DEPOSITION: SAMUEL BOLTON.

Aged 35 years.

/s/ S. H. Bolton

DECREE.

Henry Carter against Allen Manear & James A. Spurlock, Administrators of James A. Manear, deceased, and James A. Spurlock & others, defendants.

No date.

. . . it appeared that the complainant was the owner of a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN containing 400 acres by Grant No. 395L on the Dry Fork of Martin's creek, bounded as follows, Beginning . . . corner of Richard Carless 150 acre tract . . . James Douglas' line . . . it further appeared that he appointed the defendant's intestate his agent to take care of said land and superintend the same during his absence in the State of Mississippi and that while absent the said Manear, deceased, procured or pretended to procure debts against Richard Carter and filed his Bill in this Court, alleging Richard Carter to be the equitable owner . . . fraudulently obtained a Decree, sold the land and the same was bid off by James A. Spurlock more than three years before the filing of this bill . . . the Court is of the opinion he was not an innocent purchaser . . . decreed by the Court that the title to the said tract of land be divested out of the defendant James A. Spurlock and vested in Henry Carter . . .

Deposition taken: 19 May 1860.

CROSS EXAMINATION: ALLEN MANEAR, SR.

Allen Manear (his mark)

Depositions taken: 4 May 1860.

DEPOSITION: ALLEN MANEAR.

57 years old.

Allen Manear (his mark)

DEPOSITION: DAVID G. SHEPHERD.

56 years old.

/s/ D. G. Shepherd

DEPOSITION: LEROY CARTER.

37 years old.

/s/ Leroy Carter

THE JOINT & SEPARATE ANSWERS OF CYRUS W. RUSSELL & MARTHA WOMAC to the Bill of Complaint of John P. Murry & others.

22 Jan. 1859, Hickman Co. TN.

It is true that Elizabeth Wolf was entitled to one distributive share in the Negroes bequeathed in the Will of James Wright and that Respondent Martha Womac, Mrs. Haile and George Herd & wife were entitled to a like distributive share each. Respondents state that Martha Wright, one of the executors of James Wright, and to whom said Negroes were willed during her life, gave one to each of the above named heirs of said Negroes about thirty [ink smeared, I'm not certain of this number -bp.] years ago or near that time. Respondents state that said Negroes have been sold or disposed as they suppose, and they don't know where they now are.

Respondents also state that after the death of Martha Wright the heirs who were entitled to an interest in said Negroes divided the same by agreement and drew lots for them, either by themselves or their agents, and Mrs. Haile drew Monroe, George Herd and wife drew Bob, Mrs. Wolf drew Hannah and Lucy and Respondent Martha Womac drew Berry, but she had to pay Mrs. Wolf $356.25 for the difference between their shares, of which sum she has [unreadable] paid or had paid $27, which she claims a credit for, leaving her still in Mrs. Wolf's debt $323.25, which she is still [?] ready to pay to anyone legally authorized to receive it.

Respondents state that Mrs. Haile's Negro is in DeKalb County & [?] which seems not to be attached. Mrs. Wolf's two Negroes have been sold, one to James Walker in Hickman County TN and the other to Geo. Herd in Perry Co. TN. Respondent Martha Womac has sold her Negro to Respondent C. W. Russell, not pretended but for a full and ample consideration. Respondents state that some of the other heirs were indebted to Elizabeth Wolf--difference between their shares, which Respondent supposes to be yet unpaid.

Respondents most emphatically deny that they have attempted by collusion to defraud complainants out of their rights. Said division was had by agreement to prevent as much cost as possible and Respondents believe the division to have been equitable. They ask therefore that said division by confirmed by the Court as it would be very troublesome, inconvenient and expensive to have another division.

They state that most of those entitled to a distributive share are very old and very poor and it would [be] much to the interest of all to confirm said division.

/s/ C. W. Russell

Martha Womak (her mark)

DEED.

12 Aug. 1851.

I, Thomas Hudleston, have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to James A. Manier, his heirs and assigns forever and for the consideration of $388.00 to me paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, a certain tract or parcel of land in the State of Tennessee, Jackson Co. and Civil District No. 15, on the waters of the Dry Fork of Martin's creek, containing by estimation 97 1/4 acres more or less and bounded as follows, viz., Nathan Huff's line . . . the Point of Peter's Knob . . . John Pharris' line . . . the said Manier is to have a passway down the branch through Thomas C. Williamson's enclosure with his produce to the Gainesboro Road.


NEW: LAND GRANTS.
DEEDS-MORTGAGES.
SURVEY.

19 Jan. 1868.

I have surveyed the land in controversy, the reputed beginning corner having been pointed out to me by Absalam Pharris and Leroy Pharris, both sons of Nathan Pharris, the Plaintiff.

. . . containing 1068 3/4 acres . . .

Plat included.

PLAT OF THE COUNTY ASYLUM TRACT.

22 April 1896.

Contains 147 acres.

DEED.

6 Oct. 1884.

Summary: Andrew Chapman, J. S. Chapman & G. Wash. Chapman sell to Jacob [Joseph?] Scott for $40 a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN, District No. 9, on the north side of Roaring river, containing eleven acres. -bp.

TENNESSEE GRANT NO. 5916.

28 Feb. 1838.

By virtue of Entry No. 1869 entered on 15 May 1832, there is granted to William Gray & Mounce Gore 470 acres, lying between Talley's Hollow and Doe creek . . . John Parker . . .Young's line . . . George Allen and William Gray . . . James Young . . . Dickson . . . Robert White . . . Joseph Stafford . . .

DEED.

No date.

Summary: George W. Brown & his wife Almira Brown sell to D. F. Jones, for $200, a 25 acre tract of land in Jackson Co. TN, District No. 11, bounded by Spurlock Howell, Russell Spurlock, Jim Loftis and John Howell.

DEED.

27 Nov. 1891.

Summary: Thomas York & his wife Mary J. York sell to Samuel H. York, for $800, a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN, District No. 1, on the waters of Doe creek, containing 73 acres, the same laid off and partitioned to the said Mary J. York and husband Thomas York in their suit against Emily Gipson and others.

GRANT No. 5183.

Summary: entered on 13 March 1827, Granted to George Griffith, 100 acres, lying in Jackson Co. TN on the North side of Cumberland river.

DEED.

21 Oct. 1856.

Summary: James M. Allard and his wife Mary of Jackson Co. TN sell to Caleb Anderson of Jackson Co. TN, for $122.75, their interest in the dower of Nancy Anderson, containing 150 acres, bounded by Thomas Hails, Amon Hails & Thackston Carter, it being the lands whereon Nancy Anderson then lived, which was taken and allowed to her out of the estate of her husband, Caleb Anderson, Senior, remainder to James M. Allard and his wife Mary as the heirs at law of the said Caleb Anderson.

DEED.

23 Dec. 1867.

Summary: John Apple and his wife Amanda and Thomas C. Williamson and his wife Mary Ann sell to Matthew J. Anderson, for $500, all their interest in the following tracts of land lying in Jackson Co. TN near the Putnam Co. line on the Spring fork of Martin's creek, being the place on which Jubel Anderson had lived for many years, bounded by Milton Kirkpatrick, the heirs of Wm. Vitato, Matthew C. Hogan & Allen Manear, containing about 200 acres.

MORTGAGE DEED.

16 Aug. 1865.

For the purpose of securing James W. Draper as my security in a note executed to Henry Holt by myself principal and James W. Draper my security for the sum of about $1200, due about the year 1860, which is now in suit in the Circuit Court of Jackson Co., State of TN, in which said Hall is plaintiff and myself and said Draper are defendants. I hereby convey to William C. Purcell in trust the following lands, being in said County of Jackson, one tract on the dividing ridge between Doe creek and Roaring river, bounded as follows: . . . head waters of Aaron's branch . . . containing one hundred acres, one other tract containing 50 acres, bounded as follows: beginning at a stake in the north boundary line of said 100 acre tract . . . also one other tract containing 50 acres . . . bounded by . . . William W. Woodfolk . . . the land of the heirs and devisees of Sam E. Stone, dec'd. . . the town of Gainesboro . . . the tan yard lot of R. C. Kirkpatrick and the grave yard of said town . . . the tract of Benjamin E. Williams on which the said Williams now lives, being the same tract on which I formerly lived and cultivated and also all that part of the lot in the town of Gainesboro in said County on which my law office stands and which I have not heretofore contracted and sold to James W. Locke.

SURVEY.

29 Nov. 1832.

By virtue of Entry No. 1311 for 400 acres dated the 16th day of Feb. 1828, I have surveyed for John Graham 305 acres of land (there being no more vacant land within the Calls of said Entry) in said County on the waters of Big Branch on the South side of Cumberland river. Beginning . . . James W. Smith's north boundary line . . . west boundary line of Isham Pharris' 100 acre tract, Entry No. 821 . . . said Graham's 50 acre tract, Entry No. 1255 . . . said Graham's 50 acre tract, Entry No. 121 . . . Caleb Anderson's 50 acre tract . . . said Anderson's old tract . . . said Anderson's 60 acre tract . . . said Anderson's 25 acre tract . . . a 50 acre tract entered in the name of Meridith Jones, thence South with his line . . . Job Meadows 25 acre tract . . . Sampson Williams' southeast corner [50 acre tract] . . . Isham Pharis' 25 acre tract . . .

/s/ W. W. Woodfolk

SCC: Wm. Billingsley & Pearson Dudley.

Plat included.

DEED.

13 Feb. 1833.

For value received I do hereby transfer and assign over unto John Brown the one half of all my right and title to the land described in the within plat and certificate of Survey and Request the Registrar to issue the Grant to said Brown and myself.

/s/ John Graham

DEED.

12 May 1858.

Summary: Robert Wade and Hannah Wade sell to Dudley Brown, for $115, "all the right, title, claim and interest whatever that we have or may hereafter be entitled to of the effects in any way of the Estate of James Pharris, deceased, which estate we, as heirs at law. . ." in the following described tracts of land: 1. in Jackson Co. TN on the south Side of Cumberland River on the Big Branch in Civil District No. 11, bounded by Isom Pharris and David G. Shepherd, the heirs of Caleb Anderson, deceased, Huston Fox and Thomas Brown and Joseph Spurlock, Terrel Burris, Hargeses, Dick Willoby and a tract formerly owned by William Keath, including the place where James Pharris lived at the time of his death, being about 800 acres, 2. in Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Martin's creek in Districts No. 12 & 15, bounded by William Vitatoe, Thomas King, the lands formerly owned by James Vinson, Hugh Pharris, Wilson Carter and John Pharris and Henry Carter, and a tract known as the Cannon tract. These two tracts lie joining, one known as the Big Orchard tract on the ridge containing about 162 acres. 3. One other tract in White Co. TN on Cumberland Mountain known as the Cox tract.

Hannah Wade (her mark)

Robert Wade (his mark)

DEED.

11 July 1876.

Summary: John C. Smith and Martha A. Smith of Smith Co. TN sell to George H. Morgan of Jackson Co. TN, for $100, their interest in a lot in Gainesboro TN, the same lot assigned to M. A. Smith, formerly M. A. Stanton, as her dower in the landed estate of S. S. Stanton, deceased. This title is to be during the natural life of M. A. Smith.

John C. Smith (his mark)

/s/ M. A. Smith

APPORTIONMENT.

No date, but the Commission was appointed Aug. 1866.

Summary: Commissioners allotted to Amanda C. McClarin 180 acres, being one half part (in value) of the lands. They allotted John Head's heirs 100 acres, being one sixth part (in value) of the lands. They allotted to Amanda E. Dixon 120 acres, being one sixth part (in value) of the lands. They allotted to the widow and heirs of David Hestand, deceased, 72 acres, being one sixth part (in value) of the land.

Plat included.

DEED.

15 April 1870.

Summary: James Draper sells to Alen W. Dewitt a tract of land on Doe Creek, District No. 1, Jackson Co. TN, of 50 acres, for $85.

DEED.

11 May 1882.

Summary: James L. Young and M. E. Young sell to John Haney a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN, District No. 10, on the waters of Bowerman's Branch, of 60 acres, for $200.

James L. Young (his mark)

/s/ M. E. Young

PLAT.

No date.

A plat of two fifty acre tracts of land, one belonging to Crocker [no first name] and one belonging to A. M. Denson.

DEED.

7 Nov. 1847.

Summary. Patience Jackson sells to David Ritchie for $75 a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Dry creek of Blackburn's fork of Roaring river, including an improvement whereon Charles Harmon formerly lived, containing 80 acres, with the exception of the northeast corner previously sold and conveyed to James J. Burris.

Patience Jackson (her mark)

DEED.

13 Feb. 1857.

Summary: Robartus Vick sells to Peter G. Cox, for $400, four tracts of land in Jackson Co. TN, District No. 10, on the waters of Blackburn's fork of Roaring River. Tract No. 1 contains 200 acres, Tract No. 2 contains 100 acres, Tract No. 3 contains 80 acres and Tract No. 4 contains 100 acres.

s/s Robartus Vick

DEED.

13 Feb. 1857.

Summary: James Brewington sold to Robartus Vick, about 15 Nov. 1843, a tract of 200 acres, that was Granted to James Brewington on 25 March 1834. The said Vick sold this tract to Peter G. Carr. The said Vick directed the said Brewington to make the Deed stating the boundaries to the said Carr, which this document is. This land is in Jackson Co. on the waters of Dry creek, waters of Blackburn's fork of Roaring river. Robartus Vick then conveyed four tracts of land, for $400, to Peter G. Carr. These were in Civil District No. 10 of Jackson Co. on the waters of Blackburn's fork of Roaring River. The first tract contains 200 acres, the second 100 acres, the third tract contains about 80 acres and the fourth contains about 100 acres.

s/s Robarts Vick

DEED.

20 Jan. 1847.

Summary: Eli Swearingen sells to Robartus Vick 100 acres in Jackson Co. TN on Dry fork of Blackburn's fork of Roaring River for $100.

/s/ Eli Swearingen

DEED.

18 Dec. 1868.

Summary: Thos. J. Lee and his wife Elisabeth J. Lee of DeKalb Co. TN sell to Mathew Anderson of Jackson Co. TN their interest in remainder after the death of Mary Ann Anderson, wife of Juble Anderson and mother of the said Elisabeth J. Lee, of their one eighth part in the following land in Jackson Co. TN, District No. 15, on the Spring fork of Martin's creek, being the same tract of land whereon Juble Anderson and his wife Mary Ann "now live and have lived for many years" near the Putnam Co. line. It contains 200 acres, and is described in a deed from Wm. Anderson to Juble Anderson that was registered on 21 Aug. 1832.

s/s T. J. Lee

s/s E. J. Lee

DEED.

2 Dec. 1872.

Summary: Tilman Brooks and his wife Sarah Brooks of Grundy Co. Missouri sell to Mathew J. Anderson of Jackson Co. TN, for $200, their one eighth part of 200 acres in Jackson Co. TN, it being the same occupied for many years by Juble Anderson and conveyed by him to his wife, Mary Anderson, now deceased, with remainder to his eight children. Sarah Brooks is one of the eight children of Juble Anderson.

s/s Tilman Brooks

s/s Sarah Brooks

SALE FOR TAXES.

19 Aug. 1875.

Summary: the land of Andrew Halfacre was delinquent for taxes in the years 1866, 1867 & 1868. The land was condemned and sold in 1872 to William Lambert for $15. This land was 100 acres in District No. 11 of Jackson Co. TN on the Dry fork of Flynn's Creek.

CONTRACT.

29 May 1860.

Summary: B. B. Washburn agrees to pay T. H. Butler $240 for a tract of land, over a period of two years, at which time T. H. Butler will make him a deed. This land is in District No. 1 of Jackson Co. which was originally granted to Settle, Whitley & Smith.

DEED.

No date.

T. H. Butler has bought at tract of land in Jackson Co., District No. 1 for $40. This document doesn't give the sellers name. This tract of land is on the North side of Roaring River on the South side of Cumberland river . . . the house now occupied by Ganett Apple which belongs to Parmer [?] Spivey . . . a tract A. Pharris sold to T. H. Butler . . .

SALE TO SETTLE DEBT.

16 April 1870.

Summary: a tract of 108 acres of the land of John C. Spears was sold and bought by William Fox for $150.40.

MORTGAGE DEED.

30 Nov. 1858.

Summary: George Kinnaird mortgages to Samuel Johnson his land in Jackson & Overton Counties, containing 125 acres on Spring creek, bounded . . . James Peak's 1000 acre tract . . . Evan Bartlett . . . the same tract of land he purchased from Barton Allen & Fanny Jones.

George Kinnaird (his mark)

DEED.

No date.

Summary: J. H. Davis conveys to his son R. M. Davis a tract of land known as the Letha Young place, in Jackson Co. TN.

Note: the handwriting in this document is terrible. I am unsure of the above names. -bp.

SALE FOR DEBT.

10 May 1869.

Summary: 100 acres of the land of Asa D. Pleasant was sold to pay court costs. R. A. Cox bought it for $25. This land was located in District No. 1 of Jackson Co. TN.

PLAT.

10 Feb. [year unreadable].

A plat of the 70 acre tract of John Smith and the 100 acre tract of Isaac Hix (Mahany tract).

DEED.

28 Aug. 1899.

The life estate of J. W. Cason in the following described lands was sold at Public Auction and Josie B. Young became the purchaser at the price of $7.50, but J. C. Barnes then redeemed this life estate at the price of $192.55. These lands consisted of three tracts in Jackson Co. in the 8th Civil District.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 731, & Entry No. 1133 to James McKindly, a tract of land on Martin's creek and South side of Cumberland River.

12 May 1870.

Note: the number of acres and other description is generally unreadable because the left side of the page is cut off. -bp.

DEED.

May the 27th 1851.

For and in consideration of the sum of $10 to me in hand paid this day by Worley Young, I have bargained and sold and do convey unto said Worley Young of the County of Jackson and State of Tennessee, a certain tract or parcel of land lying in said County and bounded as follows, to wit, on a beech in the line of a 1500 acre survey made by Charles J. Love thence south to a beech corner of a 50 acre survey made by James B. Young, thence east to a poplar and thence west to the beginning, being with the conditional line made by myself and Worley Young, for which I bind myself, my heirs and do make and guarantee to said Young the title of said land, given under my hand and seal the day and date above written.

/s/ Joseph Stafford

Witnessed: John Birdwell and William T. or Y. Young.

SURVEY.

5 June 1827.

Summary: surveyed by virtue of Entry No. 957 for 100 acres dated 3 Jan. 1826 for Joseph Cannon, on the waters of Spring fork of Martin's creek on the South side of Cumberland River . . . Thomas Watts 50 acre tract . . . Nathan Pharris' spring branch . . .

Plat included.

DEED.

1 Nov. 1847.

Summary: Thomas Lock sells to Henry Adcock for $30 a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN on the ridge dividing the waters of Morrison's & Flynn's creek, containing about 50 acres.

Thomas Lock (his mark)

DEED.

1834.

Summary: James Young conveyed to Josiah McCleland, Charley, Pleasant & Robert Young one acre of land in Talley's Old Field, including a Meeting House called Young's Meeting House, which House is to be kept for the purpose of holding public worship.

BOND.

17 June 1818.

Know all men by these presents that I, Elizabeth Johnson, of the County of White and State of Tennessee am held firmly Bound a Penal sum of Ten Dollars, the currency of the State above mentioned, which payment is well and truly to be made, whereunto I bind myself, my heirs, executors, administrators unto James Young for the sum above named whereunto I set my hand and seal this the 17th day of June, 1818.

Elizabeth Johnson (her mark)

Test. Hudson Young.

The nature of the above obligation is such that if the said Elizabeth does not make a deed or [unreadable] to two acres land lying on the waters of Pigeon Roost Creek . . . to the above named James Young, the above obligations shall be a void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.

Test. Robert Young.

SURVEY.

19 Oct. 1832.

By virtue of Entry No. 1799, for 500 acres, dated Jan. 31, 1832, surveyed for Benjamin Rutledge and Asa Denson in Jackson Co. on the waters of Roaring river and Morrison's creek . . . near the head of Talley's Hollow . . . William Dennis' 225 acre tract . . . Jesse Mancell's improvement.

DEED.

31 July 1812.

Summary: Thomas Bounds and Thomas Lovelady of White Co. TN sell to James Young of Jackson Co. TN, for fifty cents [sic], a tract of land in District No. 1 on Pigeon Roost Creek, waters of the falling water, containing about 70 acres and including the improvement whereon James Young now lives, a tract of land Granted to Thomas Bounds and Thomas Lovelady, Grant No. 2791, bearing date 30 March 1809.

DEED.

13 Oct. 1817.

Summary: John Parker of Jackson Co. TN sells to Jesse Gentry and Thomas Gentry, both of Jackson Co. TN, for $225, 20 acres in the First District of Jackson Co. in Ewing's and Talley's Hollow.

s/s John Parker

DEED.

13 Oct. 1817.

Summary: John Parker sells to Jesse Gentry and Thomas Gentry, all of Jackson Co. TN, for $225, 15 acres in the First District of Jackson Co. in Talley's and Ewing's Hollow.

DEED.

24 Aug. 1833.

Summary: Abraham Garrett sells to William Gray for $350, 138 acres on the South side of Roaring river and adjoining said Gray's and John M. Burris' lands . . . house now occupied by Luke Williams . . . 50 acre survey of Wm. Stafford . . . a 140 acre survey made in the name of William Buckner . . . a tract of said Burris bought of McGee . . .

/s/ Abraham Garrott

DEED.

15 May 1861.

Summary: John B. McCormick of the City and County of St. Louis, State of Missouri, sold for $500 to Montgomery C. Dibrell of White Co. TN a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN. One tract of 5000 acres granted to John B. McCormick by Grant No. 5063 dated 29 March 1837, lying on the North side of Cumberland river on the waters of Wartrace and Jenning's creek . . . Young's 5000 acre entry . . . excluding 2775 acres of prior claims. The other tract of 5000 acres granted by said State of TN to said McCormick by Grant No. 5064, lying in Jackson Co. and on the waters aforesaid . . . southeast corner of a 5000 acre tract in the name of Alphonso Young . . . excluding 50 acres of prior claims. Containing in both tracts 5575 acres.

SURVEY.

24 March 1837.

By virtue of Entry No. 2434 dated Nov. 15, 1836, surveyed for Alphonso Young, 5000 acres on the north side of Cumberland river on the waters of Wartrace and Jenning's creek . . . said Young's 500 acre entry . . . crossing the Smith County line.

Plat included.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 5063.

29 March 1839.

Summary: to John B. McCormick, assignee of Alphonso Young, 5000 acres on the North side of Cumberland river, waters of Jenning's and Wartrace creeks.

TENNESSE LAND GRANT NO. 2707.

6 Nov. 1832.

Granted to David Griffith, 16 acres on Pine Lick fork of Jenning's creek in Jackson Co. TN, adjoining a 40 acre tract granted to David Griffith.

SURVEY.

29 Nov. 1832.

Summary: This is the survey of John Graham's 305 acres on the waters of the Big Branch . . . bounded by . . . Caleb Anderson's 50 acre tract . . . Job Medders 25 acre tract . . . J. Pharis' 25 acre tract . . .

Plat included.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 10828.

2 Oct. 1817.

Know ye, that in consideration of Military Service performed by Henry Herron to the State of North Carolina, Warrant No. 4897 dated the 14th day of Feb. 1797 and entered on the 31st day of Jan. 1817 by No. 18223. There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto John Parker, assignee of the said Henry Herron, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 15 acres, part of said warrant by survey bearing date the 10th day of Feb. 1817, lying in Jackson Co. in the First District in Talley's and Ewing's Hollow and bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning at a beech southeast corner of Peter Piles ten acre survey . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 12714.

9 Nov. 1818.

Know ye, that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 1826, dated the 30th day of July 1814, issued by the Register of West Tennessee to Sara Jane Henderson and entered on the 9th day of Feb. 1815 by No. 14425, There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto Stephen Langford, assignee of the said Sarah Jane Henderson, a certain tract or parcel of land containing ten acres by survey bearing date the 4th day of March 1815, lying in Jackson Co. in the First District on the fork of Mill creek and bounded as follows: said Langford's northwest corner of his 28 1/2 acre survey . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 17956.

30 Aug. 1822.

Know ye, that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 1292, dated the 27th day of Oct. 1812, issued by the Register of West Tennessee to Thomas Ramsey for 100 acres and entered on the 30th day of March 1813 by No. 10495, There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto Samuel Gess, assignee of the said Thomas Ramsey, a certain tract or parcel of land containing ten acres by survey bearing date the 11th day of July 1814 lying in the First District of Jackson Co. and bounded as follows: . . . mouth of the Sycamore fork of the Pine Lick fork of Jenning's creek . . . including said Gess' improvement.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 3207.

11 March 1834.

Summary: For the sum of 12 1/2 cents per acre, paid and entered on 28 Aug. 1824, by No. 445, there was granted by the State of TN to William Porter 60 acres in Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Flynn's creek and on the north side of same . . . bounded by . . . Benjamin Fox's 150 acre tract . . . Abner Chaffin's 100 acre tract . . . including said Porter's improvement . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 12415.

9 Nov. 1818.

Know ye, that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 254, dated the 21st day of Aug. 1810 issued by the Register of West Tennessee to John Owen and entered on the 23rd day of Jan. 1813 by No. 9963, There is granted by said State of Tennessee to Stephen Langford, assignee of the said John Owen, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 6 1/2 acres by survey bearing date the 20th day of Aug. 1814 lying in Jackson Co. in the First District on the [unreadable] fork of Chill [?] creek, bounded as follows: . . . west corner of said Langford's upper entry on said fork . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 2635.

26 July 1832.

Summary: for the sum of 1 cent per acre paid and entered on 21 July 1828, there is granted by the State of TN to William Scanland 100 acres in Jackson Co. TN, north of Cumberland river on the waters of Trace and Cub creeks . . . bounded . . . Thomas Keeling's 75 acre survey . . . Moore's north boundary line . . . Jesse Jenkins' boundary line . . . Robert Griffith's southeast corner . . . including an improvement.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 20789.

Know ye, that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 1550 dated the 23rd day of July 1813 issued by the Register of West Tennessee to Robert Seavey for 1000 acres and entered on the 23rd day of Feb. 1818 by No. 19622, there is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto William Scanland, assignee of Robert Seavey a certain tract or parcel of land containing 20 acres by survey bearing date the 19th day of May 1818, lying in the First District of Jackson County on the head of Bullard's creek . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 2702.

3 Nov. 1832.

Summary: for the sum of one cent per acre paid and entered on 29 April 1828, there was granted by the State of TN to Daniel Copeland, assignee of Joshua Shote [?] 53 acres in Jackson Co. on Pine Lick fork of Jenning's creek and North of Cumberland river, bounded . . . Luke Price's 242 acre tract . . . 40 acre survey granted to David Griffith . . . 10 acre tract granted to said Griffith, including part of his improvement.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 5567.

16 Sept. 1837.

Summary: by virtue of Entry No. 1987, 1000 acres is granted to William Scanland by the State of TN, in Jackson Co. South of Cumberland river, bounded . . . 500 acre survey of Thomas Scanland . . . 640 acre survey of Thomas Scanland . . . 140 acre survey of said Thomas Scanland.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 717.

11 Jan. 1825.

Summary: 80 acres granted to William Scanland in Jackson Co. on Bullard's creek on the North side of Cumberland river, bounded . . . Samuel Moore's 2560 acre tract.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 9096.

27 May 1845.

Summary: by virtue of Entry No. 2783, granted to William Scanland, 29 acres on the waters of Bullard's creek, bounded . . . corner of Daniel Lee . . . Thompson's heirs . . . William Scanland's old tract . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 16747.

12 March 1822.

Know ye, that in consideration of Military Service performed by Joseph Bailey to the State of North Carolina, Warrant No. 1835, dated the 14th day of June 1785 for 640 acres and entered on the 28th day of Jan. 1814 by No. 12068, There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto David Griffith, assignee of the heirs of the said Joseph Bailey, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 10 acres by survey bearing date the 6th of July 1814, lying in the First District of Jackson Co. on the Pine Lick fork of Jenning's creek and bounded as follows, to wit, . . . including Bennett Lane's improvement.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 711.

10 Jan. 1825.

Summary: granted to William Scanland 50 acres on the North side of Cumberland river.

SURVEY.

15 July 1871.

Summary: Entry No. 1311 of John Graham of 305 acres on the waters of Big Branch on the South side of Cumberland river.

Plat included.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 718.

11 Jan. 1825.

Summary: 80 acres granted to William Scanland in Jackson Co. on Bullard's creek on the North side of Cumberland river.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 5915.

28 Feb. 1838.

Summary: by virtue of Entry No. 1781 [these numbers are unclear -bp.] William Scanland was granted 135 acres in Jackson Co. on the North side of Cumberland river on Bullard's creek.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 2634.

25 July 1832.

Summary: for the sum of one cent per acre, paid and entered on 30 May 1828, William Scanland was granted 200 acres in Jackson Co. North of Cumberland river on the waters of Indian creek, bounded . . . Travis Draper's 302 acre tract . . . Jesse Lee's 50 acre survey . . . James Dycus' 100 acre survey . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 8692.

12 Jan. 1842.

Summary: in consideration of Entry No. 2510 made 20 April 1837, there was granted to Robert G. Anderson and John V. Hoozer 150 acres in Jackson Co. on the South side of Cumberland river and on the West side of Sugar creek, bounded . . . said to be the southeast corner of a 1000 acre survey in the name of Aaron Lambert and the southwest corner of a 167 acre tract made in the name of the said Robert G. Anderson . . . a 5000 acre survey Granted by the State of TN to Mounce Gore . . . branch of Pigeon Roost creek . . .

DEED.

18 Sept. 1789.

Summary: Robert Prince of Greenville Co. SC sells to James Young of the same County and State for ten pounds Sterling a part of a certain tract of land containing 200 acres. The document does not name the county and state where this land is located. -bp.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 6180.

26 Oct. 1814.

Know ye that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 171 dated the 10th day of Feb. 1809 obtained from the Commission of West Tennessee by John Gray Blount and entered on the 27th day of Aug. 1812 by No. 8778 [these numbers are unclear -bp.] There is granted by the said State of TN unto Stephen Langford, assignee of the said John Gray Blount, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 25 acres lying in Jackson Co. in the First District on the West fork of Mill creek, bounded . . . George Waddle's east boundary line . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 6179.

26 Oct. 1814.

Summary: the same as above, except this Grant is for 28 1/2 acres with different boundaries (but still on Mill creek).

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 764.

8 Sept. 1828.

Summary: granted to Robert P. Griffith, for the sum on one cent per acre, 150 acres in Jackson Co. on Cub creek on the North side of Cumberland river, bounded . . . Jacob Jenkins' 240 acre tract . . . John Burk's 50 acre tract . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 17956.

30 Aug. 1822.

Know ye that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 1292 dated the 27th day of Oct. 1812 issued by the Register of West Tennessee to Thomas Ramsey for 100 acres and entered on the 30th day of March 1813 by No. 10496, There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto Samuel Gess, assignee of the said Thomas Ramsey, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 15 acres by survey bearing date the 11th day of July 1814 lying in the First District of Jackson Co. on the waters of Pine Lick fork of Jenning's creek . . . adjoining Gess' other entry of ten acres . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 16746

12 March 1822.

Know ye that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 1446 dated the 15th March 1813 issued by the Register of West Tennessee to Robert Searcy for 400 acres and entered on the 7th day of April 1813 by No. 10551, There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto David Griffith, assignee of the said Robert Searcy, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 40 acres by survey bearing date the 6th day of July 1814, lying in the First District of Jackson Co. lying on both sides of the Pine Lick fork of Jenning's creek . . . including said Griffith's improvement.

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT [the number is not visible.-bp]

8 May 1829.

Summary: granted to James Draper for one cent per acre, 110 acres in Jackson Co. TN on the waters of Flynn's creek, South side of Cumberland river, bounded . . . Caleb Anderson's north boundary . . . Job Meadows 50 acre tract . . . said Draper's 50 acre tract . . . Parker's line . . . Anderson's 61 acre tract . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 6311.

29 Nov. 1814.

Know ye that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 189 dated the 18th day of July 1810, issued by the Register of West Tennessee to Ferdinand Hamilton and entered on the 17th day of Sept. 1810 by No. 5133, There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto Emanuel Homes [Holmes], assignee of the said Ferdinand Hamilton, a certain tract of parcel of land containing 50 acres, lying in Jackson Co. in the First District on Dry creek . . .

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 20698.

15 Oct. 1823.

Know ye that by virtue of part of Certificate No. 1390, dated the 23rd day of Oct. 1812, issued by the Register of West Tennessee to Wm. P. Anderson for 271 acres and entered on the 28th day of Oct. 1812 by No. 9312, there is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto Emanuel Hohnes [Holmes], assignee of the said William P. Anderson, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 15 acres by survey bearing date the 2nd day of Nov. 1814, lying in the First District of Jackson County on Dry creek . . . [adjoining previous Grant. -bp.]

TENNESSEE LAND GRANT NO. 6999.

28 Sept. 1827.

Summary: granted to William Stafford, for 12 1/2 cents per acre, 50 acres in Jackson Co. on the South side of Roaring river, bounded . . .John Stafford's old survey . . . said William Stafford's still house branch . . .

DEED.

Oct. 1817.

Summary: Jonas Bedford sells to Stephen Langford a tract of land for $110 on Mill creek in Jackson Co. The deed doesn't say how many acres.

LETTER.

Lyonton, Indiana.

Sullivan Co.

Cass P. O. [Post Office].

Dec. 14, 1892.

This is to certify that William Patton of Tennessee, Morgan County, my husband, on or about the year 1844, on or about this date, he was taken to Nashville TN to the hospital. Now at this time he had 450 acres of land in one tract and 500 acres in the other, which makes 950 in all. Now I don't just remember what District his land was in, it has been so long and I have forgot, for I am so forgetful. Now I will give you the name of the men that owned land next to his land so probably you can find out by tracing up their land. Thomas T. Patton, a brother of Wm. Patton. He owned land near him. Jessie Adkins. Now these men lived in the same settlement. Squire Victory. Jessie Taylor and Hiram Everley. Now this land laid on the Cumberland Mountain. In or about this time one John Tollet told me if I would let him have my part of the land to keep and farm the rest till my youngest child became of age, 100 acres, he would take care of all the rest and pay the taxes for the use of it. I had eight children living at that time, till my youngest child became of age. The youngest child became of age on July 7, 1862. At this time the war was on. Hands and I moved north and my boys lost his health and did not attend to their mother.

Mary Patton (her mark)

Witnesses: Joseph Patton, Mary J. Patton


NEW: LAND SOLD FOR TAXES.

1865 - 1872.

Note: These reports contain varying amounts of information. All contain at least one adjoining property name, and some contain many. Some contain the names bidders on the property. Most were bid off to the State. All of this information is not included here, as it was just too massive to abstract. -bp

COLLECTION REPORT.

Jan. Term, 1872.

Property assessed for taxes for the year 1870, on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, and the owners of which have no personal property which can be collected on. -bp.

1. Mary Cornwell heirs, 260 acres, District 1.
2. Sam'l E. Stone's heirs, 200 acres, District 1.
3. John Stamp's heirs, 77 acres, District 1.
4. L. B. Settle's heirs, four town lots in Gainesboro.
5. B. E. Williams' heirs, 42 acres, District 1.
6. B. E. Williams' heirs, one town lot in Gainesboro.
7. Joseph Cowan, 60 acres, District 2.
8. Allen Forkum's heirs, 250 acres, District 2.
9. R. F. Richmond, 300 acres, District 2.
10. Charles Sweezea, 75 acres, District 2.
11. John W. Brooks' heirs, 200 acres, District 3.
12. Paul Clay, 160 acres, doesn't name the District, presumably 3.
13. M. Duke's heirs, 284 acres, District 3. Paid by A. A. Duke & Cynthia Ann Duke in 1873.
14. Henry Franklin, 100 acres, District 3.
15. Sallie Hall, 260 acres, District 3
16. Joseaph [Joseph] Meaders, 27 acres, District 3.
17. Drewry West, 60 acres, District 3.
18. W. W. Woodfolk, 445 acres, District 3.
19. J. B. Woodfolk's heirs, 400 acres, District 3.
20. John Carter, 225 acres, District 3.
21. Thomas Daugherty, 100 acres, District 4.
22. Thomas Shrum, 100 acres, District 4.
23. W. K.Wilson, 100 acres, District 4.
24. E. W. Wilson's [Wilkinson's?] heirs, 102 acres, District 4.
25. James Young's heirs, 50 acres, District 4.
26. Thomas Flippin, dec'd, 55 acres, District 5.
27. Asa Reaves, 125 acres, District 5.
28. Wade Willmore, 100 acres, District 5.
29. Jefferson Dickens, 360 acres, District 6.
30. Ann Hatcher, 175 acres, District 6.
31. Jane Langford, 500 acres, District 6.
32. Hugh Kirkpatrick, one town lot in Celina.
33. Austin Speer [Spear], 335 acres, District 6.
34. Millard Talman, 100 acres, District 6.
35. Polly Roberts, 2 acres, District 7. Paid in 1873.
36. Andrew Beasley's heirs, 100 acres, District 9.
37. John C. Hawkins, 75 acres, District 9.
38. H. H. Hamilton's heirs, 150 acres, District 9.
39. James Rash, 50 acres, District 9.
40. Susan Chaffin's heirs, 150 acres, District 10.
41. D. R. Halliburton, 166 acres, District 10.
42. E. R. Hancock's heirs, 100 acres, District 10.
43. Thos. Haile's heirs, 300 acres, District 10.
44. James Jones, 100 acres, District 10.
45. Thena Jones, 289 acres, District 10.
46. Earl Montgomery's heirs, 30 acres, District 10.
47. Jane Nelson, 190 acres, District 10.
48. Littleton Smith, 50 acres, District 10.
49. John Young, 250 acres, District 10.
50. Rebecca Lee, 80 acres, District 11.
51. Meadders' heirs, 50 acres, District 11.
52. L. A. McCarver, 240 acres, District 11.
53. Burrell Presley, 100 acres, District 11.
54. Walter Billing's [Billingsley's] heirs, 35 acres, District 11, paid in 1873.
55. Matt Brewington, 350 acres, District 12, paid in 1873.
56. Thos. Brewington's heirs, 175 acres, District 12.
57. W. C. Chism, 145 acres, District 10.
58. Stephen Dill's heirs, 50 acres, District 10.
59. W. M. Nelson's heirs, 200 acres, District unreadable, being the same that Norrell Chaffin now lives on.
60. W. R. Chaffin, 50 acres, District 12.
61. James Goolsby's heirs, 150 acres, District 12.
62. Elizabeth Jones, 66 acres, District 12, paid Sept. 1872.
63. John Lee's heirs, 100 acres, District 12.
64. John Putty's heirs, 100 acres, District 12.
65. Margarett Wilson, 100 acres, District 12.
66. Polly Cornwall's heirs, 300 acres, District 13.
67. John York's heirs, 125 acres, District 13.
68. John Cherry's heirs, 30 acres, District 14.
69. A. J. S. Cherry's heirs, 368 acres, District 14.
70. David Hestand's heirs, 215 acres, District 14.
71. Alfred Moore's heirs, 200 acres, District 14.
72. R. J. Maxey, 100 acres, District 14.
73. H. H. McDonald, 110 acres, District 14.
74. Thos. Wilson, 300 acres, District 14.
75. Tilman Dennis, 100 acres, District 15.
76. James Fuqua, 50 acres, District 15, paid 1873.
77. Garrett Sadler, 124 acres, District 15.
78. Wm. Vitatoe's estate, 260 acres, District 15.
79. Mary Bark's heirs, 75 acres, District 16, paid 1873.
80. Jerry C. Brown, 200, District 16.
81. Thomas Maxwell, 225 acres, District 16.
82. Susie Williams, 75 acres, District 16.
83. Sallie Dennis, 100, District 1.
84. J. W. Smith's estate, 400 acres, District 15.
85. Oliver Rogers' estate, 100 acres, District 15.
86. Solomon Hargis' estate, 50 acres, District 15.
87. Lucy Hardcastle, 15 acres, District 15.
88. R. J. Maxey's heirs, 99 acres, District 4.
89. John York's heirs, 125 acres, District not given.

RETURN OF COLLECTOR.

Jan. Term 1872.

Property assessed for taxes for the year 1865, on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, the owners of which have no personal property that can be collected on. -bp.

1. William A. Hall, 100 acres, District 1.
2. Thomas K. Harris, 24 acres, District 1.
3. L. J. Lowe, five town lots in Gainesboro.
4. Nathan Montgomery heirs, 53 acres, District 1.
5. Nathan Montgomery, four town lots in Gainesboro.
6. B. E. Williams, 42 acres, District 1.
7. Peter Hufhines, 150 acres, District 2.
8. Cajer [?] Duke, 75 acres, District 3, paid by Cynthia Duke in 1873.
9. Vincent Moreland, 75 acres, District 3.
10. Ephraigm Wilkinson heirs, 100 acres, District 4.
11. Elizabeth Bobo, 198 acres, District 5.
12. James Hibbits, 117 acres, District 5.
13. E. C. Smith, 100 acres, District 6.
14. Dickenson & Shrewsbury, 100 acres, District 7.
15. Polly Roberts, 2 acres, paid in 1873.
16. Asa M. Denson, 200 acres, District 9.
17. John Harris heirs, 117 acres, District 9.
18. Love McGee, 80 acres, District 9.
19. James Rash, 50 acres, District 9.
20. John Smith, 75 acres, District 9.
21. Edwin Terry, 130 acres, District 9.
22. Sarah Anderson, 200 acres, District 10.
23. John Young, 300 acres, District 10.
24. Joseph Birdwell, 110 acres, District 11.
25. R. C. Kirkpatrick. 460 acres, District 11.
26. L. A. McCarver, doesn't say how many acres, District 11.
27. Sallie Dennis heirs, 200 acres, District 1.
28. Isham Pharris' heirs, 200 acres, District 11.
29. Pippins heirs, 200 acres, District 12.
30. John Sartin, 100 acres, District 12.
31. Wm. Arterberry's heirs, 150 acres, District 14.
32. Cinderilla Denton, 90 acres, District 14.
33. Jessee Gass, 30 acres, District 14.
34. Rube Hill, 100 acres. District 14.
35. L. T. Osgatharpe & Stone, 195 acres, District 14.
36. John Hargis, 75 acres, District 15.
37. Wm. P. Lewis, 375 acres, District 15.
38. A. Mose, 80 acres, District 15.
39. J. W. Smith estate, 450 acres, District 15.
40. Alexander Boles, 200 acres, District 16.
41. Thomas Gaw, 200 acres, District 16.
42. John York's heirs, 125 acres, District 13.

LAND SALE FOR TAXES.

1 July 1874.

Property assessed for taxes for the years 1872 & 1873 on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, the owners of which have no personal property that can be collected on. -bp.

1. Prunetta Hall, 50 acres, District 16.
2. Sarah Sanders' heirs, 50 acres, District 16.
3. Laura Buist, 203 acres, District 3.
4. J. M. Chilton, 950 acres, District 8.
5. Jobe Meaders' heirs, 57 acres, District 1 or 11.
6. Jobe Meader's heirs, 57 acres, District 1 or 11. This is listed twice. May be the same property. -bp.
7. Bartheny Jones, 50 acres, District 10.
8. Pinkney Lewis, 75 acres, District 8.
9. Pinkney Lewis, 75 acres, District 8. This is listed twice. May be the same property. -bp,
10. W. W. Woodfolk, 490 acres, District 3.
11. W. W. Woodfolk, 2600 acres, District 1.
12. Joseph Medowes [Meadows], 8 acres, District 3.
13. Armstrong's heirs, 50 acres, District 16.
14. J. W. Smith's heirs, 400 acres, District 15.

LAND SALE FOR TAXES.

Jan. Term 1872.

Property assessed for taxes for the year 1867, on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, the owners of which have no personal property that can be collected on. -bp.

1. Nathan Montgomery, 35 acres, District 1.
2. Nathan Montgomery, four town lots in Gainesboro.
3. Joseph Stafford, 150 acres, District 1.
4. Wm. Hufhines' heirs, 50 acres, District 2.
5. R. F. Richmond, 450 acres, District 2.
6. A. G. Lee, 75 acres, District 3.
7. Vincent Moreland, 75 acres, District 3.
8. Sam Hudson's heirs, 200 acres, District 4.
9. James Strode's heirs, 200 acres, District 4.
10. Willey Kelly, 120 acres, District 5.
11. G. W. Smith, 125 acres, District 5.
12. Isham Dicken, 360 acres, District 6.
13. J. B. Riggs, 235 acres, District 6.
14. Wm. M. Burrell, 50 acres, District 8.
15. John Harris's heirs, 120 acres, District 9.
16. Wm. Putty's heirs, 160 acres, District 9.
17. James Rash, 50 acres, District 9.
18. Malinda Lovall's heirs, 500 acres, District 10.
19. James Proffit, 500 acres, District 10.
20. John Smith, 100 acres, District 10.
21. John W. Young, 300 acres, District 10.
22. Andy Halfacre, 100 acres, District 11.
23. R. C. Kirkpatrick, 650 acres, District 11.
24. Isaac Kelly, 100 acres, District 11.
25. L. A. McCarver, 240 acres, District 11.
26. Isham Pharis, 200 acres, District 11.
27. Daniel Webb, town lots (doesn't say how many), Town of Flynn's Lick.
28. W. R. Chaffin, 50 acres, District 11.
29. A. J. Fuqua, 150 acres, District 12.
30. James Johnson, 100 acres, District 12.
31. James Pippin's heirs, 140 acres, District 12.
32. John York's heirs, 125 acres, District 13.
33. Daniel Hestend's heirs, 215 acres, District 14.
34. Caleb Head, 74 acres, District 14.
35. John Sayres, 150 acres, District 14.
36. John Cherry's heirs, 45 acres, District 14.
37. Levina Gess, 30 acres, District 14.
38. John Grimsley, 75 acres, District 16.
39. Albert Whitaker, 100 acres, District 16.
40. Polly Cornwell's heirs, 250 acres, District 13.
41. Sallie Dennis' heirs, 100 acres, District 1.
42. Wm. Arterberry's heirs, 150 acres, District 14.
43. Lotty Adcock, 130 acres, District 16.
44. J. Armstrong, 50 acres, District 16.
45. Thomas Gaw heirs, 200 acres, District 16.
46. M. Gormley's heirs, 250 acres, District 16.

LAND SALE FOR TAXES.

Jan. Term 1872.

Property assessed for taxes for the year 1868 on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, the owners of which have no personal property that can be collected on. -bp.

1. N. Montgomery's heirs, 34 acres, District 1.
2. N. Montgomery's heirs, 4 town lots, Gainesboro.
3. Joseph Stafford, 135 acres, District 1.
4. Allen Forkum, 350 acres, District 2.
5. Wm. Hufhines heirs, 50 acres, District 2.
6. R. F. Richmond, 450 acres, District 2.
7. Vincent Moreland, 75 acres, District 3.
8. Alimina Harp, 100 acres, District 4.
9. Joseph Stewart, 120 acres, District 5.
10. J. H. York, 100 acres, District 5.
11. Henson Smith, 1 town lot, Celina.
12. Willet Spear, 226 acres, District 6.
13. Polly Roberts, 2 acres, District 7.
14. John Hicks' heirs, 100 acres, District 9.
15. Polly Smith's heirs, 225 acres, District 9.
16. R. B. Webb, 95 acres, District 9.
17. John Young, 300 acres, District 10.
18. Matthew Gipson, 50 acres, District 11.
19. Andy Halfacre, 100 acres, District 11.
20. R. C. Kirkpatrick, 650 acres, District 11.
21. Isaac Kelly, 100 acres, District 11.
22. Charles Medders, 100 acres, District 11.
23. S. A. McCarver, 240 acres, District 11.
24. Burrell Presley, 150 acres, District 11.
25. Jonathan Rogers' heirs, 200 acres, District 11.
26. Elmore Sadler, 200 acres, District 11.
27. W. R. Chaffin, 50 acres, District 12.
28. Richard Brown, 50 acres, District 13.
29. John Mojses [?] heirs, 125 acres, District 13.
30. John York heirs, 125 acres, District 13.
31. Polly Cornwell heirs, 250 acres, District 13.
32. A. J. S. Cherry's heirs, 388 acres, District 14.
33. W. H. Carter, 65 acres, District 14.
34. John W. Head, 20 acres, District 14.
35. David Hestend's heirs, 215 acres, District 14.
36. J. W. Smith's estate, 400 acres, District 15.
37. Wm. Vitatoe's estate, 260 acres, District 15.
38. Mary Wilson, 100 acres, District 15.
39. Abe Bailey, 25 acres, District 16.
40. Thomas Gaw's heirs, 200 acres, District 16.
41. James Rash, 50 acres, District 16, paid.
42. Thos. G. Young, 100 acres, District 16.
43. Sallie Dennis heirs, 100 acres, District 1.

LAND SALE FOR TAXES.

Sept. Term 1872.

Property assessed for taxes for the year 1871 on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, the owners of which have no personal property that can be collected on.

  1. 1. Mary Cornwell's heirs, 150 acres, District 1.
  2. 2. L. R. Lawson, 100 acres, District 1, paid.
  3. 3. Joseph Stafford, 100 acres, District 1, paid 1873.
  4. 4. S. W. Cassetty, 9 town lots, Gainesboro, paid by W. T. Hall.
  5. 5. Wade Woodfolk, 2600 acres, District 1.
  6. 6. B. E. Williams' heirs, 42 acres, District 1.
  7. 7. Allen Forcum's heirs, 250 acres, District 2.
  8. 8. William Hufhines heirs, 100 acres, District 2.
  9. 9. Christopher Long's heirs, 80 acres, District 2.
  10. 10. Robert F. Richmond, deceased, 300 acres, District 2, paid.
  11. 11. John W. Brooks' heirs, 300 acres, District 3.
  12. 12. Paul Clay, 150 acres, District 3.
  13. 13. Micajah Duke, 400 acres, District 3, paid by Cynthia Ann Duke.
  14. 14. William Hufhines heirs, 100 acres, District 3.
  15. 15. Joe Meaddows, 27 acres, District 3.
  16. 16. John Sneed, guardian of Henry Sneed's heirs, 120 acres, District 3.
  17. 17. W. W. Woodfolk, 445 acres, District 3.
  18. 18. J. B. Woodfolk's heirs, 750 acres, District 3.
  19. 19. Thomas Sisco, 100 acres, District 4.
  20. 20. W. R. [K?] Wilkinson, 150 acres, District 4.
  21. 21. James Young's heirs, 50 acres, District 4.
  22. 22. Pink Lewis, 75 acres, District 8.
  23. 23. Andrew Beasley heirs, 100 acres, District 9.
  24. 24. Alfred Lyme, 200 acres, District 9.
  25. 25. John Terry's heirs, 300 acres, District 9.
  26. 26. Stephen Dill's heirs, 50 acres, District 10.
  27. 27. Joseph Grimsley's heirs, 87 acres, District 10.
  28. 28. Thomas Haile heirs, 400 acres, District 10.
  29. 29. James Jones, 100 acres, District 10.
  30. 30. Barthena Jones, 50 acres, District 10.
  31. 31. Matilder Maxwell, 140 acres, District 10.
  32. 32. Jane Nelson, 190 acres, District 10.
  33. 33. John S. Turner, 300 acres, District 10.
  34. 34. James Connel's [?] heirs, 112 acres, District 11.
  35. 35. Thomas Haile's heirs, 300 acres, District 11.
  36. 36. Amon Haile's heirs, 100, District 11.
  37. 37. Charles Medows, 100 acres, District 11.
  38. 38. Daniel Pleasant heirs, 150 acres, District 11.
  39. 39. Walter Billingsley's heirs, 30 acres, District 12, paid 1873.
  40. 40. Matt Brewington's heirs, 350 acres, District 12, paid 1873.
  41. 41. Thomas Brewington's heirs, 175, District 12.
  42. 42. John Lee's heirs, 100 acres, District 12.
  43. 43. John Putty's heirs, 100 acres, District 12.
  44. 44. Scanland's heirs, 400 acres, District 12.
  45. 45. Margaret Wilson, 100 acres, District 12.
  46. 46. Polly Cornwell's heirs, 250 acres, District 13.
  47. 47. Alfred Moore's heirs, 150 acres, District 13.
  48. 48. Margery Moss, 100 acres, District 13, paid 1873.
  49. 49. James Cownes' [?] heirs, 50 acres, District 15.
  50. 50. William Ellen, 160 acres, District 15.
  51. 51. James Fuqua's estate, 50 acres, District 15, paid by J. H. Anderson.
  52. 52. Lucy Hardcastle, 15 acres, District 15.
  53. 53. Solomon Hargis' estate, 50 acres, District 15.
  54. 54. George Stout's estate, 110 acres, District 15.
  55. 55. J. W. Smith's estate, 400 acres, District 15.
  56. 56. Thomas Smith, 200 acres, District 15.
  57. 57. Garrett Sadler, 124 acres, District 15.
  58. 58. Joe Armstrong's heirs, 50 acres, District 16.
  59. 59. Jerry Brown, 100 acres, District 16.
  60. 60. John Burris' heirs, 50 acres, District 16.
  61. 61. Flower's heirs, 50 acres, District 16.
  62. 62. John Hawkins heirs, 25 acres, District 16.
  63. 63. Hulet Hill heirs, 150 acres, District 16.
  64. 64. Wm. Offices, 67 acres, District 16.

LAND SALE FOR TAXES.

Jan. Term 1872.

Property assessed for taxes for the year 1869 on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, the owners of which have no personal property that can be collected on.

1. L. B. Settle heirs & S. E. Stone, dec'd., 35 acres, District 1.
2. W. G. Cox, B. E. Williams heirs & others, 4 town lots, Gainesboro.
3. R. F. Richmond, 300 acres, District 2.
4. J. W. Brooks, 200 acres, District 3.
5. Joseph B. Woodfolk, 400 acres, District 2.
6. W. W. Woodfolk, 445 acres, District 3.
7. Thos. Shrum, 100 acres, District 4.
8. Edward Shrum, 150 acres, District 4.
9. Mahala Bean, 410 acres, District 4.
10. Wm. Miller, 257 acres, District 5.
11. J. B. Rigs, 205 acres, District 6.
12. Smith Maxey, 175 acres, District 6.
13. John Savage, 300 acres, District 6.
14. Polly Roberts, 2 acres, District 7, paid 1873.
15. Jessee Walker, 90 acres, District 8.
16. W. C. Chism, 145 acres, District 11.
17. D. R. Halliburton, 166 acres, District 10.
18. Thena Jones, 28 acres, District 10.
19. Earl & Thomas Montgomery heirs, 38 acres, District 10.
20. John Young, 300 acres, District 10.
21. J. C. Brown, 140 acres, District 11, paid 1873.
22. L. A. McCarver, 200 acres, District 1.
23. Matt Brewington's heirs, 350 acres, District 12, paid 1873.
24. W. R. Chaffin, 75 acres, District 12.
25. John Putty's heirs, 100 acres, District 12.
26. Polly Cornwall, 150 acres, District 13.
27. John York's heirs, 125 acres, District 13.
28. Levina Gass, 30 acres, District 14.
29. John W. Head, 20 acres, District 14.
30. Nancy Rich, 36 acres, District 14.
31. David Speakman, 50 acres, District 14.
32. Lucy Hardcastle, 15 acres, District 15.
33. J. W. Smith's estate, 400 acres, District 15.
34. James Sadler, 124 acres, District 15.
35. Lotta Adcock, 130 acres, District 16.
36. Alexander Boles, Sr., 200 acres, District 16.
37. Mike Gormley's heirs, 250 acres, District 16.
38. Micajah Duke, Sr., 284 acres, District 3, paid by Cynthia Ann Duke.
39. Wm. Monday, 100 acres, District 3.
40. Sallie Dennis, 100 acres, District 1.

LAND SOLD FOR TAXES.

7 July 1873.

Property assessed for taxes for the year 1872 on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, the owners of which have no personal property that can be collected on. -bp.

1. B. E. Williams' heirs, 42 acres, District 1.
2. J. M. Smith's heirs, 400 acres, District 15.
3. Pol [Polly?] Clay, 200 acres, District 3.
4. John Sneede, Grdn., 100 acres, District 3.
5. J. B. Woodfolk's heirs, 750 acres, District 3.
6. Syntha Dobins, 288 acres, District 11.
7. Josua [Joshua] Haile, Jr., 300 acres, District 11.
8. Amon Hailes' heirs, 100 acres, District 11.
9. Andrew Beasley's heirs, 100 acres, District 9.
10. Felix Smith, 176 acres, District 15.
11. Leroy Settle's heirs, 150 acres, District 9.
12. Sariah Williams & others, 200 acres, District 16.

NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT LAND SALE.

(Taxes due for the year 1886).

3 Nov. 1888.

1. A. G. Moore heirs, 75 acres, District 13.
2. Noah Vanay, 20 acres, District 6.
3. unreadable, 50 acres, District 6.

STATEMENT OF LANDS SOLD FOR TAXES DUE FOR THE YEAR 1875.

Said lands were sold on 3 July 1876.

Note: this document gives good "calls", i.e. names of adjoining property owners. -bp.

1. Gray's heirs, 1002 acres, District 1.
2. A. S. Lock, 112 acres, District 1.
3. J. W. Lock's heirs, 224 acres, District 1.
4. A. S. Moore, Admr. of Denton Moore, 30 acres, District 1.
5. William Poston, 160 acres, District 1.
6. Joseph Davenport, 15 acres, District 3.
7. Joseph Meadow, 8 acres, District 3.
8. Margret H. Duke's heirs, 50 acres, District 3.
9. F. M. Price, 650 acres, District 3.
10. D. S. Wiggins, 75 acres, District 3.
11. Isaac Wiggins, 25 acres, District 3.
12. Montgomery Clark, 50 acres, District 4.
13. W. M. Clark's heirs, 52 acres, District 4.
14. Matt McKinley estate, 710 acres, District 5.
15. J. W. Smith's estate, 242 acres, District 5.
16. Garret Sadler, Gdn., 100 acres, District 5.
17. Wiley Boles, 15 acres, District 6.
18. John Boles' heirs, 50 acres, District 6.
19. Jno. B. Davis, 100 acres, District 6.
20. R. M. Kinnard, 200 acres, District 6.
21. David Phinly [Finley?], 75 acres, District 6.
22. Nathan Phinly [Finley?], 30 acres, District 6.
23. G. W. Smith, 10 acres, District 6.
24. Sarah Saunder's heirs, 50 acres, District 6.
25. James Pharris' heirs, 66 acres, District 6.
26. James Fuqua's heirs, 60 acres, District 7.
27. Marlow's heirs, 25 acres, District 7.
28. Furgerson Griffith, 950 acres, District 8.
29. Denton's heirs, 50 acres, District 8.
30. Britten Davis, 100 acres, District 8.
31. J. M. Curtis, 66 acres, District 9.
32. Jno. Hawkins' heirs, 60 acres, District 9.
33. Hyram Hamilton, 125 acres, District 9.
34. F. H. Smith, 220 acres, District 9.
35. Burtheny Jones, 50 acres, District 10.
36. A. M. DeWitt, 50 acres, District 11.
37. J. P. Murray, 80 acres, District 11.
38. Amon Hails, 156 acres, District 11.
39. J. E. Cates, 52 acres, District 12.
40. Murray & Botts, 150 acres, District 12.
41. Mounce Alford's heirs, doesn't say how many acres, District 13.
42. F. M. Price, 450 acres, District 13.
43. J. A. Carnahan, Admr., 400 acres, District 13.

LAND SOLD FOR TAXES, assessed for 1874.

1. Wm. Lock & Sadler's heirs, 250 acres, District 1.
2. G. W. Lock's heirs, 12 town lots, Gainesboro.
3. Wiley Phy, 100 acres, District 9.
4. Wm. M. Clarke's heirs, 52 acres, District 4.
5. Armstrong heirs, 50 acres, District 16.
6. W. W. Woodfolk, 490 acres, District 3.
7. Joseph Medders, 8 acres, District 3.
8. John A. Carnahan, Admr. of James Carnahan, dec'd., 500 acres, District 13.
9. Partheny Jones, 50 acres, District 10.
10. Laura Buist, 203 acres, District 3.
11. Asel Duncan & Williams, 50 acres, District 16.
12. Sarah Saunders' heirs, 50 acres, District 16.

LAND SALE FOR TAXES for the years 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870 & 1871.

1. Thomas Hufhines, 200 acres, District 2.
2. Thomas Hufhines, 160 acres, District 3.
3. Jack Moss' heirs, 100 acres, District 13.
4. F. M. Gaw, Grdn. of Wm. Hamilton's heirs, 300 acres, District 6.


THOS. MARTIN & WIFE VS. M. C. GAILBREATH & OTHERS.

Deposition taken: 14 March 1879.

DEPOSITION: F. M. PRICE.

Aged 46 years.

I was Revenue Collector of Jackson Co. TN for the years 1861-2 and 1865-6-7-8-9-70 & 71.

/s/ F. M. Price

LAND SALE FOR TAXES, assessed of taxes for the year 1866.

1. Nathan Montgomery, 35 acres, District 1.
2. Nathan Montgomery, 4 town lots, Gainesboro.
3. R. F. Richmond, 450 acres, District 2.
4. Vincent Moreland, 75 acres, District 3.
5. Geo. Stone, 95 acres, District 4.
6. Polly Roberts, 2 acres, District not given, paid 1873.
7. Asa M. Denson, 500 acres, District 9.
8. John Harrris' heirs, 100 acres, District 9
9. Wm. R. Hawkins, 60 acres, District 9.
10. Wm. Putty's heirs, 231 acres, District 9.
11. James Rash, 50 acres, District 9.
12. Susan Chaffin, 150 acres, District 10.
13. J. F. Clinton, 150 acres, District 10.
14. Wm. Montgomery, 105 acres, District 10.
15. Joseph Birdwell, 110 acres, District 11.
16. Andy Halfacre, 100 acres, District 11.
17. A. M. Bryant, doesn't say how many acres, District 3.
18. James Anderson, 100 acres, District 9.
19. Docia Anderson, 75 acres, District 12.
20. Joseph Jones, 208 acres, District 11, paid 1872.
21. Isaac Kelly, 100 acres, District 11.
22. L. A. McCarver, 240 acres, District 11.
23. Isham Pharris' heirs, 200 acres, District 11.
24. Elijah Price, 150 acres, District 11.
25. Webb & Gardenhire, 175 acres, District 12.
26. W. R. Chaffin, 50 acres, District 12.
27. A. J. Fuqua, 150 acres, District 12, paid.
28. James Goolsby, 150 acres, District 12.
29, James Marlow, 90 acres, District 12.
30. Pippins' heirs, 185 acres, District 12.
31. John York's heirs, 125 acres, District 13.
32. Polly Cornwell, 250 acres, District 13.
33. John W. Condry, 100 acres, District 14.
34. Cinderilla Denton, 90 acres, District 14.
35. Jessee Gass, 30 acres, District 14.
36. There is no 36.
37. John Hestand, 35 acres, District 14, paid 1872.
38. Caleb Head, 75 acres, District 14.
39. H. H. McDonald, 110 acres, District not given.
40. Wm. Hargis, 100 acres, District 15.
41. James Vinson, 200 acres, District 15.
42. Mary Wilson, 110 acres, District 15.
43. Mounce Billbry, 75 acres, District 16.
44. John Grimsly, 100 acres, District 16.
45. Thomas Gaw, 200 acres, District 16.
46. John Smith, 50 acres, District 16.
47. Joseph Stafford, 105 acres, District 1.
48. Sallie Dennis, 100 acres, District 1.

PROPERTY ASSESSED FOR TAXES FOR THE YEAR 1867 on which these taxes remain due and unpaid, the owners of which have no personal property that can be collected on.

1. Nathan Montgomery, 35 acres, District 1.
2. Nathan Montgomery, 4 town lots, Gainesboro.
3. Joseph Stafford, 105 acres, District 1.
4. Wm. Huffhines, 50 acres, District 2.
5. R. F. Richmond, 450 acres, District 2.
6. John W. Brooks, 200 acres, District 3.
7. L. D. Cassetty, 275 acres, District 3.
8. A. G. Lee, 75 acres, District 3.
9. Vinson Moreland, 75 acres, District 3.
10. Sam'l Hudson's heirs, 200 acres, District 4.
11. James Strode's heirs, 200 acres, District 4.
12. Wiley Kelly, 120 acres, District 5.
13. G. W. Smith, 125 acres, District 5.
14. Isham Dickens, 320 acres, District 6.
15. J. B. Riggs, 235 acres, District 6.
16. Robert Rich, 125 acres, District 6.
17. Stone & Oglesby, 1 town lot, Celina.
18. Wm. W. Moral, 50 acres, District 8.
19. Elbert W. Halfacre, Sr., 60 acres plus 1 grist mill, District 8.
20. A. M. Denson, 500 acres, District 9.
21. John Harris' heirs, 120 acres, District 9.
22. Isaah Neatherton, 140 acres, District 9.
23. Wm. Putty's heirs, 160 acres, District 9.
24. James Rash, 50 acres, District 9.
25. John Smith, unreadable no. of acres, District 9.
26. W. Smith, 100 acres, District 9.
27. R. R. Webb, 95 acres, District 9.
28. Malinda Loveall, 500 acres, District 10.
29. Jane Nelson, 150 acres, District 10.
30. James Proffitt, 50 acres, District 10.
31. John Smith, 100 acres, District 10.
32. J. W. Young, 300 acres, District 10.
33. Lynn Goolsby, 50 acres, District 11.
34. Andy Halfacre, 100 acres, District 11.
35. Joseph James, 100 acres, District 11.
36. R. C. Kirkpatrick, 650 acres, District 11.
37. Isaac Kelly, 100 acres, District 11.
38. L. A. McCarver, 240 acres, District 11.
39. Isham Pharris' heirs, 200 acres, District 11.
40. Daniel Webb, 3 town lots, Town of Flynn's Lick.
41. T. K. Beaty, 50 acres, District 12.
42. W. R. Chaffin, 50 acres, District 12.
43. Jessee M. Chambers, 50 acres, District 12.
44. A. J. Fuqua, 150 acres, District 12.
45. Logan Goolsby, 100 acres, District 12.
46. James Jackson, 100 acres, District 12.
47. J. L. Odom, 50 acres, District 12.
48. James Pippins' heirs, 140 acres, District 12.
49. John York's heirs, 125 acres, District 13.
50. Daniel Hestand's heirs, 215 acres, District 14.
51. Caleb Head, 74 acres, District 14.
52. H. H. McDonald, 110 acres, District 14.
53. Benjamin Plumlee, 75 acres, District 14.
54. John Smines, 150 acres, District 14.
55. John Cherry's heirs, 45 acres, District 14.
56. Luvina Gass, 30 acres, District 14.
57. Bennett Arterberry, 75 acres, District 14.
58. James Rash, 50 acres, District 16.
59. Albert Whitaker, Sr., 100 plus 1 grist mill, District 16.
60. Polly Cornwell's heirs, 250 acres, District 13.
61. Wm. Arterberry's heirs, 150 acres, District 14.
62. A. J. Fuqua, unreadable no. of acres, District 15.
63. Jeff Hargis, 50 acres, District 15.
64. Lot Adcock, 130 acres, District 16.
65. J. Armstrong, 50 acres, District 16.
66. Thomas Gaw's heirs, 200 acres, District 16.
67. M. Ghormley [Gormley] heirs, 250 acres, District 16.
68. George Goolsby, 75 acres.


NEW: LANE, ALICE VS. LANE, GRANT.
CHANCERY, 1900.

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF GRANT LANE.

No date.

Denies allegations. Believes he should have custody of his children. -bp.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ALICE LANE AGAINST GRANT LANE, both of Jackson Co. TN.

15 Aug. 1900.

. . . she and defendant were married in said County on 3rd day of Jan. 1894 and lived together until recently.

She complains of verbal and physical abuse. -bp.

Petitioner will further show the Court that they are the owners of the following tract of parcel of land, to wit, lying and being in the 7th District of Jackson Co. TN, bounded on South Howard Ragland, on the West Mat Daws, on the North by Savage Ragland, on East by Bill Flatt, known as the Davidson tract of the John Carter land and same is paid for except $3.00 due one Howard Ragland.

Petitioner will further show the Court that she and defendant have two children, the issue of their said marriage, both little girls aged 3 years and one 9 months old . . .

She wants a divorce, the property as alimony and custody of the children.

/s/ A. E. Lane


NEW: LANE, A. R. VS. BIRDWELL, JOHN M. & OTHERS.
CHANCERY, 1906.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF A. R. LANE, A CITIZEN OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST JOHN BIRDWELL & ALICE LANE, OF LIKE RESIDENCE, W. T. LANE, U. G. LANE & JNO. B. HENSLEY, OF LIKE RESIDENCE.

Complainant charges and will show to the Hon. Court that on or about the [blank] day of Feb. 1905 he purchased the following described tract of land from the defendant Birdwell, lying in the First Civil District of Jackson Co. TN on the Gainesboro & Cookeville Road, it being a part of the Duke Fanny farm, bounded by the lands of John B. Hensley, Logan Davis, James Johnson & Mrs. Winnie Haile, containing fifty acres more or less.

. . . his brother, A. J. Lane . . .

Complainant's said brother A. J. Lane died on or about the [blank] day of Dec., 1905.

. . .Alice Lane, the widow of said A. J. Lane.

Summary: Birdwell made a deed to Complainant and his brother, but his brother never paid anything for this land. -bp.


NEW: LANE, PARLEE VS. LANE, GRANT.
CHANCERY, 1892.

DIVORCE & ALIMONY, PARALLE F. LANE VS. GRANT LANE.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF PARALLEE F. LANE AGAINST GRANT LAND, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.

16 July 1890.

. . . on the 3rd day of April, 1890, she and the defendant were married in Jackson Co. TN, and lived together as husband and wife until a short time thereafter, sometime in May, 1890.

She complains of abuse, abandonment and failure to provide. She has been staying with her father since they separated. She asks for a divorce, that her name be changed back to her maiden name of Flatt, and that all of the personal property be awarded to her as alimony. -bp.

THE PETITION OF PARLEE LANE AGAINST GRANT LANE, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.

21 Sept. 1892.

. . . she and the defendant were married on the 3rd day of April, 1889 and lived in said County together for about three months, when the said defendant abandoned your petitioner and has ever since wholly refused to live with her.

Your Petitioner further states that the said Lane is guilty of lewdness with one Lizzie Ried . . .

She asks for divorce and alimony.

Parlee Lane (her mark)

NEW: LAWLESS, LUTHER ET. AL. VS. MONTGOMERY, J. A. ET. AL.

CHANCERY, 1908.

Depositions taken: 2 March 1911.

DEPOSITION: LUTHER LAWLESS.

I am a party to this suit . . .

There were nine heirs [to the land that was sold].

Quest. Did your sisters, Texas Branch, Belle and Sarah Lawless, . . .

DEPOSITION: FORREST HAWKINS.

Harlin Lawless and his two sisters lived there together as one family ever since their mother died and Texas Branch and her husband lived there on the place, except one year, ever since her mother died . . .

/s/ W. F. Hawkins

Deposition taken: 3 March 1911.

DEPOSITION: M. G. BUTLER.

I am a practicing Sol. of this Court, and one of the Sol's who filed the original Bill to sell the land in this case.

I was employed by Harlan Lawless, as I understood it, for himself, Luther Lawless, Texas Branch and husband Wm. Branch, Bell Lawless, Sarah Lawless and Millard Lawless.

The Lawless heirs were claiming the Short hollow tract, and Johnson & Montgomery had procured a deed from J. P. Lawless for it . . .The deed from J. P. Lawless also conveyed his interest as heir at law of Thomas Lawless, in the home tract . . .

I have been a practicing lawyer for 35 years.

/s/ M. G. Butler

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: M. J. DIXON.

I am a lawyer by profession and have been such for something over twenty years.

/s/ M. J. Dixon

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: W. W. DRAPER.

I reside at Gainesboro TN, am 51 years of age and am an attorney by profession. I have been a licensed lawyer for 25 years or longer.

/s/ W. W. Draper

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: S M. TINSLEY.

I am 55 years old. I have been practicing law some ten or twelve years.

/s/ Tinsley

[continued on roll No. 90.]

END OF ROLL

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