Jackson Co., TN Loose District/Chancery Court Papers
Reel #97, McKoin - Maxwell, G.
Vol: 1839-1915

Genealogical Abstracts by Bonnie Parker

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


MC KAUGHAN [MC COIN], W. D. & OTHERS VS. BIRDWELL, GEO. W. & OTHERS.
CHANCERY, 1881 - 1889.

[Continued from Roll No. 96. -bp].

Depositions taken: 6 July 1881.

DEPOSITION: SERILDA BIRDWELL.

Joe Birdwell died April 16, 1875.

Serrilda Birdwell (her mark)

DEPOSITION: ASBERRY FORCUM.

/s/ Asberry Forkum

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM FORCUM.

William Forkum (his mark)

PETITION.

30 May 1880.

. . . since the last Term of this Court, Alxr. Lee and Benjamin F. Burdwell [Birdwell]. . . have departed this life intestate . . . Lee left no widow and only one minor child named Joseph Lee. Benjamin F. Burdwell left Mary A. Burdwell his widow and J. B. Burdwell, Elzona Burdwell, Haywood Burdwell and Lu--na [smeared ink -bp.] Burdwell his only children and heirs at law, all of whom are minors.

/s/ Wm. D. McKaughan

Depositions taken: 20 May 1880.

DEPOSITION: JOHN MASSEY.

[Benjamin Burdwell] died a short time ago.

. . . my shop at the Hog Camps.

I was then Acting Justice of the Peace.

/s/ John Massey

DEPOSITION: S. G. GAINES.

I was a Justice of the Peace previous to Joseph Birdwell's death.

/s/ S. G. Gaines

DEPOSITION: JEFFERSON WILSON.

J. B. Wilson (his mark)

DEPOSITION: R. P. BROOKS.

/s/ R. P. Brooks

Deposition taken: 21 August 1882.

DEPOSITION: LEWIS HIX.

I am 68 years, about.

/s/ Lewis Hix

Depositions taken: 22 Aug. 1882.

DEPOSITION: JEFF WILSON.

Age 37 years.

/s/ J. B. Wilson

DEPOSITION: JOHN HIX.

Age 26 years.

John Hix (his mark)

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: W. D. MC KAUGHN

/s/ Wm. D. McCoin

DEED.

4 Feb. 1867.

Summary: Richard P. Brooks sells to George W. Birdwell, Jr., for $700, a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN, District No. 2, including the house, spring and improvement occupied by Joseph Birdwell, lying on the North side of Cumberland river on the Beech fork of Cub creek, containing 100 acres more or less.

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: W. D. MC KAUGHAN.

/s/ Wm. D. McKaughan

DEPOSITION: GEO. W. BIRDWELL.

/s/ G. W. Birdwell

REPORT OF SALE.

4 Nov. 1876.

Summary: William T. Birdwell bought the 100 acre tract for $800 and Serilda A. Birdwell bought the remainder of the lands for $400.


NEW: MC COIN, W. S., GRDN. OF HOLLAND, NANNIE E. ET. AL.
COUNTY, 1891.

SETTLEMENT.

27 Sept. 1894.

Nannie E. Holland and F. J. Holland, minor heirs of William Holland, deceased.


NEW: MC CORMACK, RUSSELL M. ET. AL. VS. KIRKPATRICK, R. C.
CHANCERY, 1873.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF RUSSEL M. MC CORMACK, a citizen of the State of [blank] against Robert C. Kirkpatrick, a citizen of Obion Co. TN.

6 Oct. 1873.

[Complainant] sold to defendant R. C. Kirkpatrick a tract of land in District No. 11 of Jackson Co. TN containing about 400 acres and bounded as follows. . . J. M. Richmond's northwest corner and F. M. Cornwell's northeast corner of the tract of land on which Alfred Cornwell now lives . . . Solomon Allen's line . . . corner of Jack Snodgrass's 25 acre survey . . . line between C. C. Price and Johnson McCormack . . . J. M. Richmond and J. R. Spurlock's corner. Defendant R. C. Kirkpatrick at the time he purchased said land from your orator executed his note for the purchase money.

On the 24th day of June 1861 your orator recovered a Judgement upon said note . . . said tract of land then levied on was by the Circuit Court of Jackson Co. . . condemned and ordered to be sold . . . your orator became the purchaser, bidding the amount of his debt and all the cost for the land, and your orator paid all the cost in the cause. Your orator states that the Sheriff of Jackson Co. has never made him a deed to said land . . .


NEW: MC CUE, NANNIE VS. MC CUE, W. C.
CHANCERY, 1903.

Depositions taken: 31 Aug. [no year given].

DEPOSITION: S. S. HALL.

Aged 52 [last number is unclear. bp].

I live on part of the McCue farm.

I knew Willis McCue in his lifetime. He is dead and complainant is his widow and the defendant's are his children.

Quest. Please give the names, ages and sex of Nannie McCue's children and the defendants to this lawsuit.

Ans. W. C. McCue, a boy aged 14 years, Charles S., a boy aged 12 years, Robert B., a boy aged 10 years, Bonnie, a girl aged 7 years, Lola, a girl aged 5 years, Corbin, a boy aged about 4 years, Willis C., a boy 2 years old.

/s/ S. S. Hall

DEPOSITION: J. W. CARVER.

58 years old.

/s/ J. W. Carver

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF NANNIE J. MC CUE, guardian, of Jackson Co. TN against W. C. McCue, Charles S. McCue, Robt. B. McCue, Bonnie McCue, Lola McCue, Corbin McCue and Willis C. McCue, also of Jackson Co. TN.

3 April 1903.

1st. That she is the widow and the defendants are the children of Willis McCue, who died intestate in Jackson Co. TN on the 23 day of Jan. 1902.

2nd. That Willis McCue in his lifetime was the owner of an interest in a tract of land lying in the 3rd Civil District of said county on Wartrace creek, known as the W. W. McCue old home place.

3rd. That after the death of Willis McCue, said land was sold by decree of this Court in the case of J. F. McCue et. als. vs. Nannie McCue, et. als. The interest or share of said Willis McCue in the funds arising from the sale of said land amounts to about the sum of $460.00.

. . . Willis McCue at his death was the owner of another tract of land in the 3rd Civil District of said county . . . containing 100 acres, worth about $700 or $1000. Complainant, with the defendants, her children, lives on this tract of land.

She says she has used the $460 to buy 60 acres of adjoining land from R. L. McCue. She wants to use this to support her children. She asks that this purchase be ratified by the Court. -bp.

DECREE.

No date.

The land purchase above described is approved and ratified. -bp.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF J. F. MC CUE, R. L. McCue, Mattie McCue of Jackson Co. TN against Nannie McCue, William C. McCue, Chas. S. McCue, R. B. McCue, Bonnie McCue, Loula McCue, Corbin McCue, W. C. McCue & J. K. Hall, of like residence.

No date.

. . . Sallie McCue died intestate in Jackson Co. TN, the owner in fee of the following described tract of land: lying in the 3rd District of Jackson Co. TN on Wartrace creek, containing 180 acres more or less, bounded North by the lands of the heirs of Willis McCue, deceased, East by the lands of Wade Draper, South by the lands of R. V. Brooks & West by the lands of A. M. Cox.

The said Sallie McCue left surviving her the following named children, grandchildren and heirs at law, to wit, J. F. McCue, Lizzie Cox, the wife of A. M. Cox, R. L. McCue, Mattie McCue, Willis McCue and the children & heirs of Mary J. Hall, who died before her mother and who left surviving her her husband S. S. Hall and children W. M. Hall, Lilly Huddleston who intermarried with Sam Huddleston, Lula Hall, Maggie Hall, S. F. Hall & J. K. Hall, making in all six shares . . .

Willis McCue has died since the death of his mother.

They want to sell the land. -bp.

Depositions taken: no date, filed 18 Sept. 1902.

DEPOSITION: A. M. COX.

Aged 45 years.

I live on Wartrace creek on an adjoining farm [to the land involved in this case].

I have been acquainted with the lands for 22 years.

. . . my wife, who is also a daughter of Sallie McCue . . .

/s/ A. M. Cox

DEPOSITION: S. H. CARVER.

I am 50 years old. I live on Wartrace creek.

I have known the lands [involved in this case] for 40 years. I was partly raised on it.

/s/ S. H. Carver

DEPOSITION: WADE H. DRAPER.

I am 44 years old. I live on adjoining farm to the lands involved in this case. I have lived there 18 years.

/s/ W. H. Draper


NEW: MC CUE, WILLIS, ADMR. OF SALLIE MC CUE (DEC'D).
COUNTY, 1898.

Adds nothing to what is in the previous folder. -bp.


NEW: MC GLASSON, G. LEE, ADMR. OF MC GLASSON.
COUNTY, 1904.

SETTLEMENT # 4.

25 June 1909.

. . . J. G. McGlasson heirs, to wit, Avo & Cleo McGlasson . . .


NEW: MC KINLEY, GEO. W. ET. AL. VS. SADLER, NANCY ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1858.

Depositions taken: 24 June 1854.

DEPOSITION: NANCY SADLER.

59 years old.

Quest. You will please state if you were acquainted with the Negro boy Harrison that was in Stanton A. Carter's possession last year. Did you see him in his last sickness while he was sick and how was he treated in his last sickness . . ?

Ans. I was acquainted with the Negro boy Harrison that was in the possession of Carter. I saw him in his last sickness. He came home from Carter sick. He was well attended to in his last sickness. Dr. [unreadable] was the final [?] Doctor and I sent for him afterwards. He complained of his sides and his misery all left him and he just complained of a weakness. I gave him all the medicine under the direction of the Doctors and I know he was well attended. [This is difficult to read, and may not all be interpreted correctly. bp].

He had a comfortable room, good furniture and pillows [unreadable] he needed them and he was not exposed to the weather.

Quest. You will please state what was the age of your son Henry F. Sadler at the time of the death of his father, Lee Sadler . . .

Ans. He was going on 21 years when his father died. He lived at my house, his father's residence . . .

He worked for this father up to the time of his death and for a year afterwards on the place.

I knew the Negroes Pate and Matilda. Lee Sadler gave the Negroes to his son William in Jan. 1853 . . . he has had them ever since his father gave them to him until Pate died . . .

Quest. What was the age of Matilda and Peyton in Jan. 1853?

Ans. The girl was not far from twenty years of age and the boy about twelve years.

When the Negro woman [Matilda] was in the family way, about being confined, he brought her to my house to be confined [unreadable] and she remaining there some time. Pate, after he got so he could not work, at my instance he came to my house where his mother was.

The Negro woman remained with me over a year before she returned home to William Sadler. The Negro boy never returned to William's. He lived four or five months and died there.

I think it has been about two years ago when he [Wm.] took her [Matilda] back. Pate had had the whooping cough mighty bad and he always coughed bad until he died.

Quest. State the names and ages of the Negroes in George W. McKinley's possession and when did he take possession of them?

Ans. Mary is about 24 years old and he took her in his possession in 1854. Another Negro now in his possession named Bell, aged about 12 years. I sent that Negro to McKinley myself, to nurse for his wife as she was sickly.

Alice, the wife of McKinley, always claimed Mary before her marriage and when she moved they took her home and I think her father always intended to give her to his daughter Alice and the children are all willing for her to keep Mary.

Quest. State whether the woman Mary has any child or children or ever had any.

Ans. She has none nor ever has had any that I know of.

George McKinley married my daughter after the death of my husband.

I know the Negro boy John. Lee Sadler gave him to his son Elmore in 1849. He took him home in 1854 and he has had him in possession ever since. At the time his father gave him Elmore, the Negro, he was about starting to Texas, and asked for him to remain there until he called for him, which was done.

/s/ Nancy Sadler

DEPOSITION: A. STANTON.

/s/ A. Stanton

DEPOSITION: MATHEW HOGAN.

Aged about 47 years.

/s/ M. C. Hogin

DEPOSITION: GARRETT SADLER.

52 years old.

I knew Lee Sadler. He was my brother.

I know Henry F. Sadler. He lived with his father up to his death, and now lives with his mother on the same place. He lacked from Feb. to July of being 21 years old when his father left for Texas.

/s/ Garrett Sadler

DEPOSITION: DAVID G. SHEPHER.

55 years.

Lee Sadler also owed David G. Shepherd for the use of Thompson, a slave . . .

/s/ D. G. Shepherd

DEPOSITION: ELMORE SADLER.

34 years old.

I live about 1/4 of a mile from S. A. Carter now and in 1858.

S. A. Carter is a kind man, lives in a healthy place and did not injure [?] the Negro.

Elmore Sadler (his mark)

DEPOSITION: JAMES A. SADLER.

Aged about 25 years.

I reside in Gainesboro. Am a physician.

He testifies that Mary, the slave of McKinley, had never menstruated, and therefore her value was decreased. -bp.

/s/ J. A. Sadler

DEPOSITION: GARRETT SADLER, recalled.

She [Alice] was a minor when she married.

/s/ Garrett Sadler

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF WILLIAM F. SADLER to the Bill of Complaint of W. McKinley and his wife Ailsey.

2 March 1858.

[The respondent] states that the Negro woman Matilda, named in the bill Tess, and her three children, Little Mary, Dock and Sarah, individually belong to him by virtue of the gift of his father. Respondent was married in Sept. 1852.

William Sadler (his mark)

FINAL DECREE.

16 Aug. 1860.

. . . the whole number of Negroes of Lee Sadler's estate was estimated to be worth, by the commissioners who valued them, at $19,065.

In the division of the slaves, Nancy Sadler received a lot worth $2400 . . . Elmore D. Sadler received a lot worth $2515 . . . Charles W. Sadler received a lot worth $2750 . . . Leonidas Sadler received a lot worth $2400 . . . William F. Sadler received a lot worth $2100 . . . Henry F. Sadler received a lot worth $2250 . . . George W. McKinley and wife received a lot worth $2300 . . . Martin Anderson and wife received a lot worth $2350 . . .

REPORT.

Description and plat of the Dower land laid off to Nancy Sadler, which was 144 acres. -bp.

REPORT OF SALE.

30 Dec. 1859.

Summary: the land in the pleadings, 320 acres, was sold to Henry F. Sadler and Elmore D. Sadler for the price of $3240. -bp.

Depositions taken: 16 June 1859.

DEPOSITION: ROBERT MONTGOMERY.

/s/ Robert Montgomery

DEPOSITION: ALFORD CORNWELL.

I have been D. Sheriff for several years.

/s/ Alf Cornwell.

DEPOSITION: HENRY SADLER.

He [Lee Sadler] left seven [children], viz., E. D. Sadler, W. F. Sadler, H. Sadler, Alice Sadler, Charles W. Sadler, Nancy Sadler, Leonardas Sadler. The last three named are minors under 21. Nancy is now the wife of Mathew Anderson. Leonardas is the youngest, somewhere about 16 or 17. The widow is about 59 years of age.

/s/ Henry Sadler

DEPOSITION: JOSEPH SHAW.

/s/ Joseph Shaw

DEPOSITION: S. A. CARTER.

I hired said boy [Harrison] from Henry F. Sadler in 1858 & 9.

/s/ S. A. Carter

REPORT.

July Term 1858.

. . . on the 27th day of Feb. 1858 at the Late Residence of Lee Sadler, dec'd, hired out the Negroes hereinafter named until the 1st of Jan. 1859 . . . Nancy Sadler hired a Negro man named Cab . . . & the Negro man named Ellison . . . S. R. Hollowman [Holliman?] hired Letha . . . A. E. Hogan hired George . . . George W. McKinley hired Mary & Bell . . . there were four breeding Negro women with young children and one very old Negro woman which he did not think advisable to have removed from the Late Residence of Lee Sadler, as they were well provided there with comfortable cabins and beds . . . contracted with Nancy Sadler, the widow of Lee Sadler who resides on the place, to keep and take care of them, that is, Milly and her four children, Cherry and her five children, Caroline and her three children, Annky a [unreadable] diseased Negro woman and Matilda and her three children . . .

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF GEORGE W. MC KINLEY & HIS WIFE ALSEY MC KINLEY, formerly Alsey Sadler, of Jackson Co. TN against Nancy Sadler, Sen., Elmore Sadler, Henry Sadler, Charles W. Sadler, Nancy Sadler, Jr., Leonadias Sadler, all of Jackson Co. TN and William Sadler of Putnam Co. TN.

No date.

. . . Lee Sadler . . . departed this life intestate about four years past . . .

They say that Nancy, the widow, has laid claim to the entire estate. -bp.

. . . the following named slaves, viz., Anika, Ellison, Caroline, Cherry, Milly, Tess, big Mary, John, Cab, Harrison, George, Charles, Letha, Bell, Green, Matt, Ray, Haze, little Mary, Dock, French, Manda, Sarah, Newton, Mid, Sidney, Handy and Berry and Bill.

They say that the widow is distributing shares of the estate to her favorite children. They want the estate distributed equally among all of the heirs. -bp.

Deposition taken: 15 Nov. 1858 at Bonham, Fannin Co. Texas.

DEPOSITION: SAMUEL A. ROBERTS.

I was acquainted with Larkin F. Sadler in his lifetime. He was killed by a man named White about the 24th day of Dec. AD 1852. Larkin F. Sadler was a single man at his death. I had known him for years and feel confident he never was married. Of course he had no legitimate children. He died intestate and I became his Administrator and settled up his Estate. The Estate was entirely solvent and after paying up all the debts which his Estate owed, there was left in my hands a Negro man named Berry and somewhere between $52 and $65 cash, which I paid over to Elmore D. Sadler, who came out, as he informed me, at the instance of the heirs to close up said Estate with me. I also delivered to said Elmore D. Sadler the Negro man, Berry, to be taken back to TN . . .

/s/ Saml. A. Roberts

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF ELMORE SADLER.

24 Feb. 185 [last number is unreadable -bp.]

. . . his father, Lee Sadler, departed this life in ["said county of Jackson" crossed out, "Texas" written above -bp] . . .

. . . the Negro man named Berry, which your respondent denies was a part of his [Lee Sadler's] estate. Said Negro belonged to Larkin Sadler of Texas, who died in that state about 1852, indebted to a considerable amount, that respondent's father went to Texas after Larkin's death to wind up his estate and died before he reached the place, having incurred expense himself and leaving his burial expenses unpaid. When this news reached Jackson County, the widow of Lee Sadler, respondent's mother, and his co-defendants and complainants, told your respondent that if he would go to Texas and pay the burial expense of Lee Sadler and such debts as Larkin owed and get the Negro Berry, that respondent might have him. Respondent accordingly made two trips to Fannin Co. Texas where said Larkin Sadler died and his father died, one in 1853 and the other in 1854, during the sickly season when the cholera was raging on the River and in the cities.

Respondent also claims the Negro man John . . . This same Lee Sadler did give him to Respondent . . .

Elmore Sadler (his mark)

ANSWER OF NANCY SADLER to a Bill of Complaint filed by George W. McKinley and his wife Alsey.

1 Feb. 1858.

. . . she here states that the Negroes in his [Lee's] possession as aforesaid came by respondent, being some of them bequeathed to her in the will of her father and the others being the children of the female slaves so bequeathed, and that Lee Sadler had no other Negroes at the time of his death . . . Respondent says that she received from her father's estate and by his will the following Negroes, to wit, Anica, Ellison, Calvin, Cherry & Caroline, and the other Negroes mentioned in complainant's bill are children of said Negroes.

/s/ Nancy Sadler


NEW: MC KINLEY, M. C., ADMR. OF MC KINLEY, G. W.
COUNTY, 1894.

SETTLEMENT.

3 Nov. 1894.

Receipt of Kelly bros. on burial clothes dated March 21, 1893.

Heirs not named. -bp.

NOTICE.

10 March 1875.

Mr. G. W. McKinley, Guardian of Allie M. McKinley, heir of G. W. McKinley, dec'd.


NEW: MC KINLEY, MATTHEW C. VS. WOODRUM, WM. ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1849.

BILL OF COMPLAINT OF MATTHEW C. MC KINLEY OF JACKSON CO. TN.

7 Nov. 1849.

. . . several years past, Jacob Woodrum, a citizen of Wilson Co. TN, departed this life in said county . . . left a widow and several children, the objects of his bounty, viz., Wm., Stephen and Franklin Woodrum, sons, and also Peggy Hancock, the wife of Nelson D. Hancock, Elizabeth Harris, the wife of Alford H. Harris, Jane, wife of Simon Harris and Martha, wife of your orator, and also one granddaughter, the daughter of a deceased daughter. The deceased at the time of his death was seized and possessed of a considerable estate real and personal which upon an equal distribution would perhaps have amounted to about the sum of $2000 to each of his children . . . Your orator and his wife has up to this time received but a small amount, viz., one Negro boy and one Negro girl . . .

/s/ Matthew C. McKinley

THE ANSWER OF JAMES DRENNEN & WILLIAM WOODRUM.

No date.

. . . it is true as stated that sometime in the year 1842 Jacob Woodrum died in Wilson County . . . produced the will into open Court at the August Term 1842 of Wilson County . . .

The following extract from the will will show how much he [McKinley] was entitled to, to wit, "I bequeath to Martha McKinley and her [paper fold] one boy, Booker, at $600, one girl, Milly, at $150, one bed and furniture at $30, one horse at $100, one cow at $10, one bureau at $16, making $906." Each of which articles bequeathed have been handed over to the complainant.

They say the McKinley's are not entitled to anymore until after the death of the widow, who is still living. -bp.

WILL.

13 April 1842.

Summary: Jacob Woodrum of Wilson Co. TN makes bequests to his wife, Nancy Woodrum, of three Negroes, Nelson, Raney and George, as well as of other property, and the use of the plantation, to his granddaughter, Mary Jane Clemmons of $100, to his son William Woodrum of land and property including Negro boys Tom and Nathan, to Margaret Hancock, one boy, Allen and one girl Lucy and other property, to Elizabeth Harris, one Negro girl, Ester and one boy, Green and other property, to Martha McKinley [as above], to son B. F. Woodrum, one boy, Buck, land and property, to Jane Harris, land property and one Negro girl named Mary, to son Stephen Woodrum, cash and property and "any surplus" to go to his son William Woodrum.

/s/ Jacob Woodrum


NEW: MC NICKOL, MARY ANN VS. MC NICKOL, ALEXANDER.
CIRCUIT, 1843.

PETITION.

2 May 1845.

Summary: she has filed a bill for divorce because of physical abuse by her husband. She has four children. She has a small amount of property which she has earned by her own labor. She now fears that he will take that from her and injure her and her children.

/s/ Mary Ann McNickol

RESTRAINING ORDER.

Issued May 1843.


NEW: MAYBERRY, B. B. ET. AL. VS. HARGIS, W. T. ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1910.

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: C. C. COLLIER.

Age 71. Live near Granville TN.

Quest. Did you know Leonard Huff in his lifetime? If so, is he living or dead?

Ans. Yes. He is dead.

Quest. Where or about where did he die and what lands, if any, did he own at the time of his death?

Ans. He has been dead about fifteen years. He owned a general boundary of land, something over 200 acres in this district.

Quest. What disposition was made of his lands after his death?

Ans. It was divided among his children by agreement among themselves.

Quest. Give the number and names of his children and who his daughters married.

Ans. P. Hull, Elizabeth Collier, Julia Hargis and Clarisa Williamson. Elizabeth married C. C. Collier, Julia married Jas. Hargis first, he died and she married Tom Hargis. Clarisa married C. A. Williamson.

Quest. What portion, if any, of his lands fell to his daughter Julia in said partition?

Ans. The tract of land that Tom Hargis now lives on.

Quest. Give the names of her [Julia's] children and heirs by her first and also by her second husband.

Ans. By her first, Obe Hargis, Martha Jane Hargis and Samantha Mabry, wife of B. B. Mabery and by Tom Hargis, Jim Hargis and Lassie Hargis, wife of Jno. Carter.

She [Julia] lived some seven or eight years after the deed [of the Leonard Huff land to her and Tom] was made, I reckon.

She had a female trouble.

She used morphine for a number of years before her death, and when she would get out of it she would be wild.

Quest. . . say whether or not this James Overton Hargis is commonly known as Obey Hargis and is he or not a son of Julia Hargis, dec'd?

Ans. He is commonly known as Obey Hargis and is a son of Julia Hargis, dec'd.

C. C. Collier (his mark)

DEPOSITION: SAMANTHA MABRY.

Age 36 years.

Quest. Who were your father and mother?

Ans. James Hargis and Julia Hargis.

Quest. Are you a stepdaughter of defendant W. T. Hargis?

Ans. Yes.

Quest. When did your mother die?

Ans. August--fourteen years ago next August.

Quest. What was the condition of Julia Hargis' health for a number of years before her death?

Ans. Mighty bad.

She took morphine for about five years before her death to my knowledge.

Quest. About how long did your mother live after her marriage to Tom Hargis?

Ans. She lived about fourteen years after they were married.

. . . my husband and his father, who is now dead. [This father was living five years ago. -bp.]

Smatha Mabery (her mark)

DEPOSITION: MARTHA HARGIS.

Quest. Who was your father and mother?

Ans. James Hargis and Julia Hargis.

/s/ [too smeared to read -bp.]

DEPOSITION: B. B. MABERY.

Age 40 years; I live near Granville.

Quest. What is your wife's name and whose daughter is she?

Ans. Samantha Mabery, a daughter of James and Julia Hargis.

/s/ B. B. Mabery

DEPOSITION: JOHN C. CLEMONS.

Age 42 years. I live in Brook's bend, 5th District, Jackson Co. TN.

I was Constable of the Granville District for four years and I think it was in 1902-3-4 & 5.

/s/ J. C. Clemons

REPORT OF SALE.

31 Jan. 1911.

Summary: the land was sold on 3 Dec. 1910 to F. A. Kelly for $500. On 17 Jan. 1911, the Court ordered that the land be resold and on 31 Jan. 1911 it was sold to Alter Hargis for $547.

DEED.

20 April 1901.

Summary: James Overton Hargis (Obi) sells to F. A. Kelly, for $50, his undivided interest, or one fifth, of a tract of land in District No. 5 of Jackson Co. TN, the same land that W. T. Hargis now lives on. This is the land which belonged to his mother, Julia Huff Hargis, by virtue of her heirship in the Estate of L. H. Huff, dec'd, and descends to him by virtue of being her legal son and heir. It is bounded by C. A. Williamson's and C. C. Collier's lands on the West, J. W. Carter on the South and East, and East by Guess and Carter and North by Cumberland River and contains 100 acres, more or less.

James Overton Hargis (his mark)

PLAT.

Not identified, but evidently that of Julia Hargis. -bp.

OPINION.

24 June 1910.

The heirs at law of Julia Hargis, dec'd, are given decree for one half the lands involved in this case, including the Pruit lot of about one acre.

The deed of W. T. Hargis to his present wife, Alta Hargis, and others, dated May 17, 1909, insofar as it attempts to convey the one half interest in said land belonging to the heirs at law of Julia Hargis, dec'd, is a nullity, and, to that extent only, is cancelled.

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: W. T. HARGIS.

I am 53 years old.

Quest. Were you the husband of Julia Hargis?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

Quest. When were you and her married?

Ans. Nov. 22, 1883.

Quest. When did she die?

Ans. The 2nd day of Aug. 1894.

. . . four heirs [of Leonard Huff], Pendleton Huff, Clarrisa Williamson, wife of C. A. Williamson, Elizabeth Collier, wife of Calie Collier and Julia Hargis, who is my wife.

If she [Julia] ever took any morphine or opium, either, in her life, I never knew it.

She [Julia] had three children, Samantha, Martha Jane and Oby. Samantha was born Oct. 25, 1873. Martha Jane was born Jan. 11, 1877. Oby was born July 7, 1879. This is the record from her Bible.

My brother James Hargis was my guardian . . .

/s/ W. T. Hargis

DEPOSITION: BERRY WILLOBY.

I have known him [W. T. Hargis] all along. We were raised up together.

Berry Willoby (his mark)

DEPOSITION: SHELBY HARGIS.

/s/ Shelby Hargis

DEPOSITION: JAMES GUESS.

/s/ James Guess

DEPOSITION: GEO. G. HAILE.

I am 55 years old. I am a lawyer and reside in Gainesboro TN.

He testifies that Julia Hargis asked him, about 1892-1895, to write a Bill of Divorce for her, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She then changed her mind, and the bill was never filed. -bp.

/s/ G. G. Haile

Depositions taken: 31 May 1910.

DEPOSITION: B. B. MAYBERRY.

/s/ B. B. Marbery

DEPOSITION: W. T. HARGIS.

/s/ W. T. Hargis

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: JAMES GUESS.

My age is 43 years old, farming is my occupation. I live in about 300 or 400 yards of the line of the land in controversy and have lived there all my life.

I know the financial condition of the parties above named [the Hargis family]. They are poor, poor people.

/s/ James Guess

DEPOSITION: G. W. GUINN.

I am 65 years old. I live near Gainesboro and am a farmer.

G. W. Guinn (his mark)

DEPOSITION: T. D. GUINN.

I am 27 years old.

/s/ T. D. Guinn

DEPOSITION: W. T. HARGIS.

I live on the lands in controversy and have lived on it probably 30 years, more or less.

I am about 53 years old. I am not in very good health.

/s/ W. T. Hargis

Deposition taken: 2 Oct. 1909.

DEPOSITION: C. A. WILLIAMSON.

Granville is my residence and I am 63 years old. Am hotelkeeper.

She [Julia] was in bad health after her first husband died. She then went to her father's and lived there as one of the family.

/s/ C. A. Williamson

Deposition taken: no date.

JOHN CALE.

I have known W. T. Hargis nearly all his life.

/s/ John Cale

Deposition taken: 13 April 1910 at Nashville TN.

DEPOSITION: C. A. WILLIAMSON.

Quest. Are you the same C. A. Williamson who gave your deposition heretofore?

Ans. Yes.

She [Julia] was addicted to the morphine habit for a number of years prior to her death. Her husband knew of it and would not buy it for her at all times. I have often furnished her money to buy morphine.

When she was without this drug she was nervous and at times seemed like she could hardly live. She would come to my house and stay several days at a time, and she finally died at my house.

She [Julia] charged in the bill [for divorce] that she was sick and in bad health; that Tom was failing to provide her with medicine and medical attention and the necessities of life generally for her and the children . . .

/s/ C. A. Williamson

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: JAMES HUFF.

I am 48. I live near Granville in the 5th District, Jackson Co. I am a farmer.

I have known the land [in litigation in this case] all my life.

Quest. What is your relationship to Julia Hargis' children?

Ans. We are cousins.

/s/ James Huff

DEPOSITION: T. B. WILLOUGHBY.

I am 33. I live near Granville and am a farmer.

/s/ T. B. Willoughby

DEPOSITION: A. J. HARGIS.

Age 38, [live in] 5th District, Jackson Co., a farmer.

Quest. What is your relationship to Julia Hargis' children?

Ans. Cousins.

Quest. What of kin [sic] are you to W. T. Hargis?

Ans. He is said to be my uncle.

DEPOSITION: WASH MONTGOMERY.

I am about 22 years old. I live in the 5th District of this county on an adjoining farm.

Mrs. Alta Hargis and her children and Jim Hargis are very poor . . .

/s/ Wash Montgomery

REPORT OF SALE.

15 Oct. 1912.

Summary: the land in the case of B. B. Maberry et. al. vs. W. T. Hargis et. al. was sold at public sale on 15 Oct. 1912, subject to the life estate of Thomas Hargis, to M. G. Butler for $271.19.

THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER OF W. T. HARGIS & HIS WIFE ALTA to the Bill of Complaint filed against them & others by B. B. Maberry & others.

No date.

It is true that said Julia had been married to one James Hargis, a brother of respondent W. T. Hargis, before she married respondent . . .


NEW: MABERRY, B. P. ET. ALS. VS. PIPPIN, WM. ET. ALS.
COUNTY, 1906.

Deposition taken: 6 Feb. 1907.

DEPOSITION: JOHN W. YOUNG.

If I live until the 29th day of March, I will be 79 years old. I was born in 1928 [typo, should be 1828. -bp.]

I married Helen Turner, a daughter of John H. [sic] Turner. I married her some 60 years ago.

She is dead. She has been dead, will be eight years next May.

We were married April 9, 1849.

I know the tract of land [in controversy]. I have known it since the first day of Jan. 1861, at which time I moved on. I have lived on it most of the time since, except the last few years I have had it rented out, and during the time I moved to Smith County and stayed two years and I rented it out the two years.

Quest. Who was the owner of the land in controversy prior to the time you took charge of it in Jan. 1861?

Ans. John S. [sic] Turner.

Quest. Did John S. Turner, your father-in-law, make you or your wife a deed to the land, if not, did he make a verbal gift of the land to anyone? If so, say who?

Ans. He never gave any deed, but he made a verbal gift of said land to me and my wife. He said he would make us a deed, but he never did do it.

[John S. Turner] is dead. He died in 1873.

I sold Si Anderson a little piece, Wm. Pippin a piece and Isaac Daniel Jaquees a piece, and I sold John Red Pippin a piece and I also sold Reubin Johnson 18 or 20 acres.

He [John S. Turner] said he had offered it [the land] to his two sons Jim and Edmund and they wouldn't go there.

Quest. How many children did John S. Turner leave surviving him at his death; give their names?

Ans. The oldest was Virginia Turner, the next Edwin Turner, and the next my wife Helen, James Turner and Pricilla Turner, making five in all.


NEW: MABERRY, C. R., GRDN OF HARRIS, ELVIRA HEIRS.
COUNTY, 1895.

NOTICE.

18 Dec. 1894.

To J. J. Harris, Leander Harris, Robinson Anderson, Bailey Anderson and Manerva Anderson, heirs of Vira Harris, dec'd.


NEW: MABERY, F. M., ET. UX. VS. BURGIS, LEE, ET. AL.
COUNTY, 1911.

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: TOM MABERY.

I am 23 years of age. I live in Gainesboro TN and my occupation is Dept. Sheriff for Jackson Co. TN.

Quest. State whether or not you are personally acquainted with the Defendants, if so, where do they live? And what are their ages?

Ans. I am, and part of them live in Oklahoma and I don't know where the others are. Lee Burgis is about 20 years of age, Clarence Burgis is about 17 years of age and Hallie Burgis is about 12 years of age.

/s/ Tom M. Mabry

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: W. L. GENTRY.

I am 43 years of age. I am a farmer and I live in the 15th District of Jackson Co.

Quest. Do you know the heirs of Marion Gentry, dec'd?

Ans. Yes, Sir.

There are four heirs, F. M. Mabery's wife is entitled to one half of said land and the three Burgis children are entitled to the other half of said land.

/s/ W. L. Gentry

Deposition taken: 22 Aug. 1911.

DEPOSITION: J. M. JOHNSON.

I am 77 years of age and live in Gainesboro TN.

/s/ J. M. Johnson

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF F. M. MABURY & HIS WIFE PRILLIE MABURY, citizens of Jackson Co. TN against Lee Burgis, Clarance Burgis & Hallie Burgis, non-resident citizens of TN and citizens of Oklahoma.

11 July 1911.

. . . Marion Gentry died intestate in Jackson Co. TN on the [blank] day of [blank] 19[blank], leaving surviving him his wife Bettie Gentry and complainant Phillie Mabury, who intermarried with complainant F. M. Mabury, and the defendants Lee Burgis, Clarance Burgis and Hallie Burgis, who are children of a deceased daughter of Marion Gentry and Betty Gentry.

Complainants will further show the Court that said Marion Gentry at his death was the owner in fee of the following described tract or parcel of land, lying in the 11th District of Jackson Co. TN, on the South side of Cumberland river, containing by estimation 65 acres more or less and bounded as follows, beginning . . . W. S. Johnson's line . . . line dividing Thos. Brown's tract from Albert Johnson's . . . that his wife, Betty Gentry, has used and occupied said land as a homestead from his death till her death on the 25 day of June 1911.

Complainants will further show the Court that Marion Gentry and Betty Gentry had born to them two children, your Complainant Phillie who married with her co-complainant F. M. Mabury and Sallie, who married Isam Burgis, and that the said Sallie and her husband are both dead, and left surviving them the defendants to this bill.

Complainants will represent and show the Court that for several years prior to the death of Betty Gentry, she lived with the Complainants and was looked after and cared for by them, and this said service has never been paid for and is still due them.


NEW: MABRY, J. M. VS. MABRY, GEO. M.
CHANCERY, 1913.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF J. M. MABERRY as Guardian of George M. Maberry, a minor, a resident of Jackson Co. TN against George M. Maberry, a minor under the age of 21 years, of like residence.

No date.

. . . the defendant hereto is his son; that he is a minor under the age of 21 years and that he resides with complainant in the 12th Civil District of said county.

The said minor defendant is 12 years of age, having been born Sept. 1, 1901. He is in good health and well educated for his age. He has been in school in Cookeville for four or five years and has completed the 5th grade.

Summary: complainant has some money belonging to his ward and wants to invest it in land. -bp.

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: J. M. MABRY.

I am 55 years old. I live in the 12th District of this county, about seven miles south of Gainesboro on the Cookeville and Gainesboro pike.

I have two children living.

/s/ J. M. Mabery

DEPOSITION: T. E. ANDERSON.

/s/ T. E. Anderson

DEPOSITION: [UNREADABLE] HANEY.

I am 64 years old.

/s/ J. H. Haney


NEW: MABERRY, J. M., ADMR. OF MABERRY, JESSIE.
COUNTY, 1892.

FINAL SETTLEMENT ON THE ESTATE OF JESSEE MABERRY, DEC'D.

18 March 1892.

Distributees: Henry P. Loftis, atty. in fact of George Maberry, dec'd, A. D. Maberry, Elizabeth Bartlett, M. E. Bartlett, J. B. Maberry, Matilda Maberry, Rhoda Gentry, Jno. P. Maberry, Henry Maberry, J. A. Grimsley, atty. in fact for J. B. Maberry, M. M. Owen, Admr. of the estate of W. J. Maberry, dec'd. -bp.

RECEIPTS FOR DISTRIBUTIVE SHARES.

Elizabeth Bartlett.

J. B. Mabury.

Henry Mabury.

M. F. Wamock and C. N. Wamock, by Henry P. Loftis, atty. in fact.

Eliza Pendergraft and Lafayette Pendergraft, by Henry P. Loftis, atty. in fact.

W. J. N[torn] and S. A. N[torn] by Henry P. Loftis.

M. E. [torn] and W. H. R[torn] by Henry P. Loftis.


NEW: MABERRY, J. P., ET. AL. VS. MABERRY, J. B., ET. AL.
COUNTY, 1900.

DEED.

29 Dec. 1853.

Summary: Jessee Maberry of Jackson Co. sells the following tracts of land, 1st, on the west fork of Roaring river containing 70 acres, being the lower end of a survey of 200 acres granted to John Rutledge; 2nd, in Jackson Co. and entered in the name of Benjamin [paper fold] on Blackburn's fork of Roaring river opposite said Benjamin Mahany plantation; 3rd tract lying in Jackson Co. TN entered in the name of Benjamin Mahany, no. of entry 2648, for 50 acres on Blackburn's fork, beginning at a stake between said Mahany's house and where Jacob Johnson lived at the date of said Entry . . . to Wilee Shankle's line . . . to William Nelson.

[There seems to be a contingency to this deed, but I don't understand it. Between the spelling and the handwriting and the deterioration of the document, it is very difficult to read. -bp].

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: J. S. BURRAUGHT.

I have lived adjoining to the place [Jessee Maberry place] for about 46 years.

Quest. How many children or heirs did Jessie Maberry have at his death?

Ans. He had eleven.

/s/ John S. Burris

DEPOSITION: J. B. LUNDY.

/s/ J. B. Lundy

THE PETITION OF J. P. MABERRY, Thomas Gentry and wife Rhoda Gentry and Henry Maberry of Jackson Co. TN, J. M. Maberry, Sampson Bartlett and wife Elizabeth Bartlett, Lafayette Bartlett and his wife Margarett Bartlett of Putnam Co. TN, Stanton Maberry of White Co. and Davis Maberry of Jackson Co. TN against Lawrence Maberry and Leonard Maberry of Jackson Co. TN, J. B. Maberry, Elizabeth Radliff and her husband William Radliff, Francis Womack and her husband Calvin Womack, Clarisa Aymix and her husband [blank] Aymix, Preston Maberry, Eliza Pendergrass and her husband [blank] Pendergrass, all of the State of Missouri and the children and heirs of William Maberry, dec'd, whose names, number and residences are unknown.

No date.

Jessee Maberry died intestate in Jackson Co. TN in the year 18[the year is unreadable because of darkening of the paper, but I think it is blank. -bp].

Petitioners J. B. Maberry, Rhoda Gentry, Henry Maberry, J. M. Maberry, Stanton Maberry, Elizabeth Bartlett, Margarett Bartlett, J. B. Maberry and Davis Maberry are children of the said Jese Maberry, dec'd, and as such are entitled to a one eleventh undivided share or interest in said land. Lawrence and Leonard Maberry are both minors without general guardian and are sons of W. J. Maberry, dec'd, who was a son of the said Jesse Maberry, dec'd . . . Elizabeth Radliff, Francis Womack, Clarissa Aymix, Eliza Pendergrass and Preston Maberry are children of George Maberry, dec'd, who was a son of said Jesse Maberry, dec'd. They reside in the State of Missouri. William Maberry, another son of said George Maberry, is [deceased, and his] heirs and their names and residences are unknown to complainants.

They ask that the land of Jesse Maberry, dec'd, be sold and the net funds from the sale be divided among the heirs. -bp.

REPORT OF SALE.

1 Nov. 1900.

Summary: the Clerk and Master sold the land known as the Matilda Maberry, dec'd, homestead and Dower tract of land, containing about 286 acres, to Nathan Judd for $791.


NEW: MABERRY, LOGAN VS. LOFTIS, LOGAN H., ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1871.

THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER OF LOGAN H. LOFTIS, Parlitha Loftis, Andrew J. Way and his wife Polly Way, John Haney and his wife Parlitha Haney, Elijah Haney, John P. Loftis, James Loftis, Henry Haney, to the Bill of Complaint filed by Logan Maberry.

28 March 1871.

Answer will say that they admit Thomas J. Loftis died intestate in Jackson Co. TN on the 21st day of Oct. 1862, that thereafter, at the Dec. Term 1862 of said County Court, respondent Logan H. Loftis was appointed Administrator of said intestate . . . that said intestate at the date of his death aforesaid was seized and possessed of certain lands, but not all of that described in the Bill.

Respondent Parlitha Loftis was then, and is now, seized and possessed of the tracts of land described and set forth in the deed of Susanah Bradcut to her, dated the 22nd Nov. 1830 . . . Susanah Bradcut reserved a life estate in said land . . . She died soon after the execution and delivery of said deed, during or about the year 1831, as now recollected. Since her death, respondent Parlitha Loftis has been in the actual occupation of said lands . . .

. . . Paul Anderson became security. Said note was good at the time the same was executed to the Administration. Thereafter Paul Anderson died and his estate was insolvent, in consequence of the emancipation of his Negroes.

The following are and were the children and heirs at law of said intestate: Logan H. Loftis, Polly Way, Parlither Haney, Sarah Haney, John P. Loftis, James M. Loftis and Elizabeth Haney and William W. Loftis. Since the death of said intestate, the said William W. Loftis and Elizabeth Haney have died. William W. died intestate without wife or issue and leaving his brothers and sisters herein named as his heirs at law, including his nephew, complainant Logan Maberry. Complainant was the only living child of his mother, Clarinda Maberry, at the death of said intestate. In right of his said kinship he was entitled to the share his mother would have inherited in said estate if she had survived her father. Respondent Parlitha is the widow of said intestate. The said Elizabeth Haney, prior to her death, which occurred since the filing of the Bill in this Cause, jointly conveyed, with her said husband, her interest in the estate of her father . . . to respondent Logan H. Loftis.

. . . complainant and William Mabury, his father . . .

Complainant was born on the 25th day of Dec., 1848 . . . He was married at that time [29 Aug. 1867].

Parlitha Loftis is 64 years old. -bp.

/s/ Logan H. Loftis and John P. Loftis.

Signed by mark: Parlitha Loftis, Eliza Haney, Sarah Haney, John Haney, & Parlitha Haney.

DEED.

22 Nov. 1830.

Summary: Susannah Bradcut sells to Parlitha Loftis three tracts of land lying in Jackson Co. TN on Morrison's creek, containing, in one tract, 41 acres, granted by the State of TN to Samuel Bradcut for 16 acres, bearing date 28 Oct. 1815, No. 8059, also one other tract granted by the State of TN to James Simpson for 20 acres bearing date 19 April 1815, No. 4661, which land granted to the said Simpson was conveyed from said Simpson to John Sutton and from said John Sutton to the said Bradcut, also one other tract of six acres, granted by the said State to the said Bradcut, No. 11199 [last two numbers unclear -bp.] bearing date 26 Dec. 1817. Only five acres of the last tract were conveyed to Parlitha. One acre, which included the Meeting House, was reserved. This property was sold for $200. Susannah reserves title to all of it until her death.

Susannah Bradcut (her mark)


NEW: MAYBERRY, N. B. VS. MAYBERRY, W. L.
CHANCERY, 1903.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF N. B. MABURY OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST W. L. MABURY OF LIKE RESIDENCE.

No date.

. . . she and defendant were married in said county on the [3 or 30] day of May 1909 and that they lived together till recently when defendant abandoned the complainant . . . the defendant left complainant at his father's house and told her that he was going to Granville, and did not return, but sent for his trunk . . . She has been forced to go to her father's . . .

Asks for divorce and alimony. -bp.

Note: the date on the cover of the folder says 1903. There is an attachment of the assets of W. L. Mabury dated 1903. The date of the marriage is clearly 1909. -bp.


NEW: MABERY, SETH SR. VS. MABERY, SETH JR.
CHANCERY, 1854.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SETH MABERY AGAINST SETH MABERY, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.

31 Oct. 1854.

Summary: complainant became indebted to Settle & Stone [merchants] in 1841. To secure this debt, he made a deed of trust to this company for all of his personal property and a tract of land of fifty acres, the plantation upon which he lived in 1841. He was never able to pay off the debt. His two sons, Thomas and the defendant Seth, agreed to pay the debt of $300, for the other tracts of land Seth Sr. owned, as well as the agreement to take care of him and his wife as long as they lived, and to permit them to remain on the land. The sons divided the land, with Seth Jr. getting the most valuable part and agreeing to undertake the support of his parents. Seth Sr. is now 70 years old. Seth Jr. is now threatening to sell this land and dispossess Seth Sr. and his wife.

He wants to be able to stay on the land.

Seth Mabery (his mark)


NEW: MABERRY, W. M., GRDN. OF MABERRY, C. R., DEC'D, HEIRS.
COUNTY, 1911.

SETTLEMENT.

29 March 1911.

. . . Guardian of Curry Mabery, dec'd, heirs . . .

Heirs not named. -bp.


NEW: MADDUX, G. R., ADMR. OF R. P. MADDUX.
COUNTY, 1910.

PETITION.

23 Oct. 1913.

. . . Ruby A. Maddux is 17 years old and she is an heir at law of R. P. Maddux, dec'd, and that she inherited, in said deceased's estate, of a one fourth interest, and was given, by her father, $500 more than the other heirs, they being boys and much older than the said Ruby.

FINAL SETTLEMENT.

28 March 1889.

. . . Final Admr. Settlement with G. R. Maddox, Admr. of the Estate of Lusinda Maddox, dec'd . . .

Distributees: A. S. Maddox, A. V. Maddox, Sarah E. Dillard, J. B. & R. F. Mitchell, Eliza A. Holliman, T. L. Maddox, W. W. Maddox & G. R. Maddox.


NEW: MADDUX, R. P., GRDN. OF FANNIE SMITH.
COUNTY, 1899.

SETTLEMENT.

26 June 1902.

. . . Fannie Smith, minor heir of H. B. Smith . . .

FINAL SETTLEMENT.

1 June 1904.

. . . Fannie Smith, now Fannie Burton . . .


NEW: MADDUX, S. H. VS. MC KINLEY, J. D., ET. AL.
CIRCUIT, 1874.

SETTLED BY COMPROMISE.

12 Jan. 1876.

Depositions taken: 7 May 1874.

DEPOSITION: ELISABETH MADDUX.

Aged 59 years.

[T. G. Maddux] sent three children there [to Granville] to school, and they boarded with J. D. McKinley and kept their washing there. Mr. Maddux intended that it should be paid for, but he did not live to pay it.

Bradley went four or five weeks and Dorry went four or five sessions.

/s/ Elizabeth J. Maddux


NEW: MADDUX, SNODEN H., ET. AL. VS. YOUNG, ALLEN & JOHN H.
CHANCERY, 1855.

Depositions taken: 9 June 1855.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM H. BOTTS.

I was attorney for the branch Bank of Tennessee at Sparta for the years 1852 and 3.

/s/ W. H. Botts

AMENDED BILL OF COMPLAINT

8 Feb. 1855.

. . . David Young is dead . . .

SETTLED BY COMPROMISE.

Oct. 1856.

Depositions taken: 30 Aug. 1855.

DEPOSITION: JOHN H. AMONETT.

/s/ John H. Amonett

DEPOSITION: MONTGOMERY DEWISE.

Aged about 38 years.

/s/ M. Dewise

DEPOSITION: JOSEPH MITCHELL.

Aged 26 years.

/s/ Joseph Mitchell

DEPOSITION: JAMES CARLIN.

About 33 years.

/s/ James Carlen

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SNODEN H. MADDUX, Thomas J. Maddux, Silas F. Maddux & George H. Maddux of Putnam Co. TN against Allen Young & John H. Young of Putnam Co. TN.

10 Jan. 1855.

. . . about Nov. 1852 your orators Snoden H. Maddux and Thomas J. Maddux and Allen Young and John H. Young purchased from one William R. Vance for the consideration of $1300, a tract of land known as the David Young tract, lying in said County of Putnam, then Jackson Co. TN, on Indian creek, containing about 38 acres, joining the lands of George Maddux on the North, John H. Young on the West, Mark Young and Joseph Y. McKee on the South and Moses Whitehead on the East.

The dispute arose over what to do with the land. -bp.

Depositions taken: 12 July 1855.

DEPOSITION: ALLEN YOUNG.

/s/ Allen Young

DEPOSITION: JOHN H. YOUNG.

/s/ John H. Young

Depositions taken: 22 May 1857 in Putnam Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: ELIJAH C. CROWELL.

49 years old.

. . . [William R. Vance] left the country [area]. He was a Justice of the Peace in the District in which I live.

/s/ E. C. Crowell

DEPOSITION: JOHN H. YOUNG.

My recollection is that he [William R. Vance] served as a Justice of the Peace six years.

Depositions taken: 31 Jan. 1857 in Putnam Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: ALLEN YOUNG.

45 years of age.

. . . John Vance, brother of W. R. Vance . . .

Said John Vance lived at the time in Illinois.

David Young is my uncle.

Quest. You will please state where William R. Vance now lives and when was the last time he was in this country [area]?

Ans. My last intelligence was that he lived in the State of Illinois, and I think it has been two years since he was here.

/s/ Allen Young

DEPOSITION: SNODEN H. MADDUX.

44 years of age.

/s/ S. H. Maddux

Deposition taken: 1 May 1858 at McDonough Co., Illinois.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM R. VANCE.

Aged 55 years.

/s/ William R. Vance

Deposition taken: May 1857 at Putnam Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: JOHN H. YOUNG.

David Young married William R. Vance's sister.

/s/ John H. Young

Depositions taken: 25 Sept. 1855 in Putnam Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM JAMES.

Aged about 30 years.

. . . Maddux's Mill . . .

William James [his mark]

DEPOSITION: SILAS W. GENTRY.

Aged about 45 years.

/s/ Silas W. Gentry

DEPOSITION: THOMAS HOWARD.

Aged about 37 years.

I lived at Allen Young's sometime previous to last March, was a year ago. I live at Snowden H. Maddux's at present.

Thomas Howard (his mark)

DEPOSITION: MOSES WEBB.

Aged about 40 years.

I then lived with Snoden H. Maddux and I quit him April two years ago . . .

Quest. . . Young's Saw Mill.

Moses Webb (his mark)

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM C. KINNAIRD.

Aged about 33 years.

/s/ William C. Kinnaird

DEPOSITION: ALEXANDER BOYD.

Aged about 33 years.

/s/ A. Boyd

DEPOSITION: RUTH BROWN.

Aged about 53 years.

. . . Snoden H. [Maddux] and his brother Thomas . . .

Ruth Brown (her mark)

Deposition taken: 15 Jan. 1857 in Putnam Co. TN.

DEPOSITION: JOSEPH JARED.

Aged about 57 years.

/s/ Joseph Jared

Deposition taken: 9 Jan. 1855.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM R. KENNER.

Aged about 48 years.

I was Bank Director in the year 1852 for Jackson Co.

/s/ W. R. Kenner


NEW: MAHANEY, BENJAMIN M. ET. AL. VS. BRANSFORD, THOMAS L. ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1850.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF BENJAMIN M. MAHANEY & JOHN L. MAHANEY of Jackson Co. TN against Samuel E. Hare, Peter G. Cox, Achilles Hare, Benjamin E. Williams & George M. McWhirter of Jackson Co. TN, Merlin Young of Macon Co. TN & Thomas L. Bransford of Barren Co. KY.

7 Sept. 1850.

. . . about the 6th July 1843 they became jointly bound, with the defendant Thomas L. Bransford, as the Security of Perry Mahaney, now deceased, in a note executed by the said Perry to Peter G. Cox, Guardian to Joel L. Settle, in the sum of $1008.23. Also they became jointly bound with the defendants Sam E. Hare, Achilles Hare, Benjamin E. Williams and Merlin Young as the Security of the said Perry Mahaney in a note executed by the said Perry to Thomas L. Bransford, Guardian to Lafayette W. Settle, in the sum of $1008.23.

Your orators further state that at the same time the said Perry Mahaney executed to said defendant George McWhirter for the use and benefit of your orators and the said Samuel E. Hare, A. Hare, Thomas L. Bransford, B. E. Williams and Merlin Young, a deed in trust to one tract of 565 acres of land for the purpose of indemnifying and saving them harmless against their liabilities . . .

. . . about the 3rd Oct. 1846 said Perry Mahaney departed this life . . . sometime about the 1st Jan. 1847 said Trustee proceeded to sell said tract of 565 acres of land and the said deed in trust, and the same was sold for cash and said defendant Thos. L. became the purchaser at the sum of $1200.

Your orators state that after the sale of said land, Loyd M. Mahaney, the brother of your orators, rented the premises from said Thomas L. for the year 1847, and that the mother of your orators and her several small children, together with your orator John L., was living on the premises and had commenced pitching [?] their crop for said year, when the said defendant Thomas L. sold said land and premises to one Edward Andrea for the sum of $1600 . . . [Thomas L. made a complex deal with the orators and Loyd to compensate them. -bp].

DEED OF TRUST.

6 July 1843.

Summary: Perry Mahaney of Jackson Co. TN sells to George M. McWhirter, also of Jackson Co. TN, a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN on the South side of Cumberland river in Civil District No. 1, bounded . . . bank of Cumberland river . . . Edwin F. McKinny's southwest corner . . . Pharis' north boundary line . . . the part of said tract purchased by Joel Lynn . . . containing 565 acres, to secure notes. Mentions Peter G. Cox is Guardian of Joel L. Settle, Nathan Pharis is Guardian of Tecumseh Settle, Mounce Gore is Guardian of Sidney Settle, Samuel E. Hare is Guardian of Sewell Settle and Tipton Settle and Thomas L. Bransford is Guardian of La Fayette W. Settle.


NEW: MAHANEY, C. C. VS. JONES, JAMES AND OTHERS.
CHANCERY, 1874.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF JAMES W. JONES AGAINST COLUMBUS MAHANEY, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.

No date.

. . . there is a certain tract of land lying in Jackson Co. and District No. 11 of said county and on the waters of Flynn's creek and bounded on the North by the lands of Joshua Haile, Sr., Thomas Gailbreath, William Reeves, on the East by the lands of the heirs of Daniel Pleasant, on the West by the lands of George C. Darwin, on the South by the lands of your orator, it being the tract on which the defendant now lives; that on or about the 1st day of June 1873 your orator, being the owner of said land, sold the same to the defendant . . .

[The balance on the notes for this land is due. The defendant is removing valuable timber from the land. He wants the land sold to pay the debt. -bp].

REPORT OF SALE.

15 Sept. 1883.

Summary: James W. Jones purchased the land in this case for $525. -bp.


NEW: MAHANEY, JOHN L. VS. STANTON, MARTHA A. ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1866.

DECREE.

No date.

. . . Sydney S. Stanton has departed this life intestate and that said Martha A. Stanton is his widow and that said Bascom Stanton, Alma Stanton and Sydney Stanton are his heirs at law and that they are minors . . .

Deposition taken: 10 June 1867.

DEPOSITION: B.B. WASHBURN.

/s/ B. B. Washburn

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: GEO. H. MORGAN.

/s/ Geo. H. Morgan

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: ENSLEY WILLMORE.

I have not got it [the note] in my possession. It was forcibly taken from me by Guerillas in time of the late War.

/s/ Ensly Wilmore

DOWER.

6 April 1867.

Summary: Dower was laid off to Martha A. Stanton, widow of Sydney S. Stanton, in the town of Gainesboro. It seems to include the mansion house and is one third of the value of the entire landed estate of Sydney S. Stanton. -bp.

Deposition taken: 2 April 1874.

DEPOSITION: J. B. ANDERSON.

. . . Martha Tinsly, formerly Martha Holeman [Holliman]. Hall Holeman is dead.

/s/ J. B. Anderson

Depositions taken: 22 April 1874.

DEPOSITION: JAMES EATON.

Aged about 45 years.

/s/ James Eaton

DEPOSITION: R. A. COX.

I am satisfied that Hall Holeman is dead and that he died sometime during the late war.

/s/ R. A. Cox

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: L. WASHBURN.

I was one of the firm of Kirkpatrick & Washburn.

/s/ L. Washburn


NEW: MANIER, PARTHENA VS. MANIER, JAMES.
CIRCUIT, 1837.

PETITION FOR DIVORCE.

21 March 1837.

. . . sometime in the month of May 1834 she intermarried with one James Manier, in the county and State aforesaid and lived together in peace and harmony for about six months thereafter, when the said James, without any cause or provocation whatever, willfully and maliciously deserted her and his home, and has not since lived or cohabited with her as his wife.

She believes he has committed adultery since the desertion. She asks for a divorce, and the return of her maiden name of Parthena Carter. -bp.

/s/ Partheny Manire


NEW: MANSELL, ELIZABETH VS. LOFTIS, J. M.
CIRCUIT, 1871.

Deposition taken: 19 Sept. 1872.

DEPOSITION: PRESTON LOFTIS.

Aged 43 years.

Quest. State if you were acquainted with Labon Loftis, the father of defendant James M. Loftis, in his lifetime. State your relationship to him.

Ans. I was well acquainted with him. He was my grandfather.

He did show me a corner tree at one time. Right above the graveyard on the hill side.

Quest. Where does the land lie of which you have been speaking?

Ans. It lies in Jackson County in the 9th District of said county on Morrison's creek and it's waters . . . Uncle Jeff Loftis and Uncle Rolin Dill . . . They are both dead. Think both died during the War. My father is still living.

I am a nephew to each of the parties to this suit.

/s/ J. P. Loftis

GRAND JURY REPORT.

Jan. Term 1873.

The Grand Jurors for the State of Tennessee, elected, impaneled, sworn and charged to inquire for the body of the county of Jackson, on their oath present that James Stafford and Elizabeth Mansel on the 1st day of Dec. 1872 and on divers other days and times both before and since that date in the county and State aforesaid did unlawfully, openly, notoriously and publicly dwell, live, use and cohabit together as husband and wife in lewd acts of adultery and fornication, they being unmarried to and with each other to the manifest corruption of their own and the public morals, to the evil example of all others in like case offending and against the peace and dignity of the State.

/s/ G. C. Darwin, foreman of the Grand Jury, J. P. Pippin, Riley Hudson, L. W. Cason, W. B. Roddy, Wm. Forkum, F. K. Griffith, J. H. Chaffin, G. M. Flynn, G. R. Loftis, J. M. Loftis, G. W. Burton, & W. G. Smith.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ELIZABETH MANSEL VS. JAMES M. LOFTIS.

Filed Sept. 1871.

The plaintiff sues the defendant, who is in Court by summons, for $1000 as damages for a trespass by the defendant on [blank] day of [blank] 1871 and on divers other days and times, on the following tract of land belonging to the plaintiff and bounded as follows . . . William Gray's beginning corner . . . conventional line made between Abner Chaffin and John Cox . . . near the road that leads down to Morrison's creek . . . west boundary line of J. M. Loftis' 50 acre tract . . . the beginning corner of said 50 acre tract Granted by the State of Tennessee to Labon Loftis--for building a house on said land and for cutting down timber . . .

PLATS.

No date.

Differing claims of the Loftis 65 acre and 50 acre tracts are platted.

Deposition taken: 17 Feb. 1873.

DEPOSITION: WILLIAM LOFTIS, SEN.

Aged about 72 years.

. . . my father, Labin Loftis.

He testifies that Labon Loftis & Thomas J. Loftice are dead. -bp.

/s/ William Loftis


NEW: SARAH E. MANSELL VS. HENRY JACKSON.
CHANCERY.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF SARAH A. MANSEL of Jackson Co. TN against Henry Jackson, James M. Hail & wife Agatha M. Hail & Malinda E. Mansel of Jackson Co. TN, Amos Spears & wife Jane Spears of the State of Kentucky, Jane Brooks, Josephine Brooks, Thomas Vance & wife Emily Vance of the State of Missouri, Cicero Mansel of the State of Missouri.

No date.

. . . James Mansel departed this life intestate in Jackson Co. TN, the place of residence, on the 12th day of April 1872 . . . Henry Jackson was appointed his Administrator . . . defendant Agatha Hail, wife of James M. Hail, is the daughter of said deceased, defendant Cicero Mansel pretends to be the son of deceased, Jane Spears, wife of Amos Spears, pretends to be the daughter of said deceased, Emily Vance, wife of Thomas Vance, pretends to be the daughter of said deceased, Jane Brooks and Josephine Brooks pretend to be the granddaughters of said deceased by Eveline Brooks, who was or pretended to be the daughter of said deceased, who intermarried with Elijah Brooks. Said Eveline and Elijah Brooks are both dead, leaving defendants Jane and Josephine their only children or issue of said defendants. Malinda E. Mansel is an imposter who pretends fraudulently to be the widow of James Mansel . . .

[James Mansel] was seized and possessed of the following land at the time of his death, one tract of 175 acres in District No. 12 of Jackson Co. TN, the tract on which he lived at the time of his death in 1872, one other tract known as the [unreadable] tract of 100 acres purchased by James Mansell in his lifetime of E. B. Jackson, one other tract bounded by James M. Billingsley on the North, the Job [unreadable] lands on the East, by the lands of R. W. Jackson on the South, Henry Jackson on the West, containing [unreadable] acres.

She says she is entitled to homestead and Dower, but would like the lands sold, and she would like to invest her part of the proceeds. -bp.


NEW: MANSELL, WM. VS. BARNES, W. H. ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1848.

Depositions taken: 10 May 1848.

DEPOSITION: JOHN B. POINTER.

Aged about 46 years.

. . . his [Samuel Mansell's] brother, William . . .

s/s John B. Pointer

DEPOSITION: JOHN WEST.

Aged about 47 years.

DECREE.

26 July 1849.

The land is to be vested in the complainant William Mansell, and defendant Burns must pay the costs of the suit. Appealed to the TN Supreme Court. -bp.

Depositions taken: 10 Sept. 1847. Note: these are all nearly unreadable because of bleed through. -bp.

DEPOSITION: MARTIN B. MANSELL.

/s/ M. B. Mansell

DEPOSITION: BURELL [?] MANSELL.

Aged 33 years.

/s/ Burell [?] Mansell

DEPOSITION: DAVID MANSELL.

Aged 40 years.

/s/ David Mansell

DEPOSITION: BENJAMIN MANSELL.

Aged 57 years.

/s/ Benjamin Mansell

DEPOSITION: SAMUEL MANSELL.

Aged 56.

/s/ Samuel Mansell

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF WILLIAM MANSELL OF JACKSON CO. TN AGAINST [unreadable because of paper fold. -bp].

No date.

. . . about the 9 day of Feb. 1841, he purchased of a certain Samuel Mansell two certain tracts of land lying in said county of Jackson . . . your orator afterwards moved to the State of South Carolina and left said tracts of land in possession of said Samuel as tenant . . .


NEW: MARRS, R. F. VS. CLEMENTS, ANDREW J., ADMR. OF C. CLEMENTS.
CHANCERY, 1859.

Depositions taken: 22 Jan. 1860.

DEPOSITION: JABEZ C. GIST.

/s/ J. C. Gist

DEPOSITION: HERROD TURNER.

Age 31 years.

/s/ Herod Turner

DEPOSITION: DOCT. PARISH SIMS.

[Pages are out of order. Continues after deposition of James Gully. -bp].

DEPOSITION: JAMES GULLY.

Aged 61 years.

James Gully (his mark)

DEPOSITION: PARISH SIMS, continued.

Mr. Marshal and myself bought the mill of Mr. Marr's in the spring of 1858 . . .

I have been familiar with mills and the mill business for 35 years, part of the time owning mills before this.

/s/ Parrish Sims

Deposition taken: 26 Jan. 1860.

DEPOSITION: JAMES MARSHAL.

His [R. F. Marr's] wife was sick a considerable time. He was attending to her until she died . . .

Depositions taken: 15 May 1860.

DEPOSITION: JAMES KEEN.

Aged about 45 years.

/s/ James P. Keen

DEPOSITION: JAMES MARSHALL.

Aged about 25 years.

He refers to R. F. Marrs as Franklin. -bp.

J. M. Marshall (his mark)

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF RICHARD F. MARRS AGAINST ANDREW J. CLEMENTS, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.

7 March 1859.

Your orator states that on the first of Dec. 1856 he contracted with one Christopher Clemons for the purchase of a sawmill and two acres of land therewith in said county on Line creek . . .

. . . a Grist Mill which belonged to James Crawford on the North bank of the creek [Line creek . . .

. . . said Clemons has died intestate . . . and defendant Andrew Clemons is the Administrator of his estate . . .

Deposition taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: ALLEN VAUGHT.

Aged about 46 years.

/s/ Allen Vaught

THE AMENDED BILL OF COMPLAINT OF RICHARD F. MARS of Jackson Co. TN against Andrew J. Clements, W. M. Clements, Leroy Clements, Christopher C. Clements, George W. Clements & Sarah Clements, all of Macon Co. TN except William M. or W. M., who is a citizen of the State of Texas.

4 March 1861 at Smith Co. TN.

Your orator on the 1st of Dec. 1856 contracted with one Christopher Clements, the father of the above defendants, for the purchase of a saw mill and two acres of land therewith in Jackson Co. TN on Line creek . . .

[This same suit] was finally taken to the Supreme Court of this State by appeal and there decided against complainant because of a want of proper parties to the suit . . .

/s/ R. F. Marrs

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ANDREW J. CLEMENTS OF MACON CO. TN. against Temperance Stone of Putnam Co. TN, Edward C. Gaines & wife Penelope Gaines, Jasper Stone, George Stone, a minor, all of Jackson Co. TN, Baston Stone & Marion Stone of the State of KY & Virgil Lovelady, Phereby Lovelady, Sarah Stone of Putnam Co. TN.

15 Aug. 1859.

. . . Christopher Clements departed this life intestate in Jackson Co. TN about Aug. 1858.

. . . his intestate in his lifetime, to wit on the [blank] day of [blank] 1850 entered into bond as Security for the said Temperance Stone for the faithful discharge of a Trust as Guardian for Barton Stone, Marion Stone, Penelope Gaines, who was formerly Penelope Stone, Phereby Lovelady, formerly Stone, Jasper Stone, George Stone and Sarah Stone, the last two are yet minors. Phereby is also a minor but has intermarried with Virgil Lovelady who is an adult.

. . . he is informed she [Temperance Stone] had the following property as a dower interest in the land of Asbury Stone, deceased. Said land lies on Jenning's creek and is bounded by the lands of David Griffith, Henry Swearingen, Asa Lovelady and that she has purchased of Marion Stone his interest in a tract of land on the South Fork of Jenning's creek, bounded by the Asbury Stone place, Ezekial Cosnahan, Asa Lovelady.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF ANDREW J. CLEMENTS, Christopher C. Clements & Sarah A. Clements of Macon Co. TN, George Clements of Jackson Co. TN, Leroy S. Clements of the State of Illinois, William M. Clements of the State of Texas against R. F. Marrs & P. H. Leslie of the State of KY.

23 March 1867.

. . . Christopher Clements in his lifetime sold to the defendant Marrs a mill and some two acres of land . . .

. . . Christopher Clements departed this life intestate in 1858 and that Andrew J. Clements is his Administrator . . .

REPORT OF SALE.

Aug. Term 1869.

Summary: the Clerk & Master sold the lot of two acres and the saw mill situated thereon, near the village of Centerville in Jackson Co. TN to Geo. W. Clements, for $102.

PETITION OF A. J. CLEMENTS.

11 Oct. 1865.

Summary: John H. Lockey owes A. J. Clements the balance of two notes totaling $70. Lockey is now a non-resident of TN, but owns about 100 acres of land near Centerville, Jackson Co., bounded on the North by B. Marshall, South by the lands of Alexander Harlin, East by the lands of Joel Moore & West by the lands of Aaron Bray. He does not know the exact whereabouts of defendant, but he is informed he is now lodged in jail in Columbia KY on some high criminal charge, perhaps stealing or robbery.


NEW: MARTIN, A. J. VS. CONKLIN, J. P. ET. ALS.
CHANCERY, 1866.

DEED.

18 Dec. 1862.

Summary: A. J. Martin of Jackson Co. TN sells to J. P. Conkin of Monroe Co. KY, for $1500, a tract of land in Jackson Co. TN on Line creek of Barren river . . . west line of Samuel Martin's 640 acre survey . . . Minchy's corner near the Camp Ground . . . corner of Minchy & Sarah Martin's land . . . including and excluding one fourth of an acre including the graveyard where Samuel Martin and his two deceased sons are buried, containing 125 acres.

Deposition taken: 2 July 1867.

DEPOSITION: JOSEPH E. MULKEY.

/s/ J. E. Mulky


NEW: MARTIN, C. J. ET. AL. VS. MARTIN, ELIZABETH, ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1909.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF C. J. MARTIN of Jackson Co. TN against Elizabeth Martin, Eliza Chaffin & her husband English Chaffin, Lee Hix & William E. Smith of Jackson Co. TN & Nancy Martin, a non-resident of the State of Tennessee and of parts unknown to complainant.

2 Jan. 1909.

Complainant states to the Court that his father Calvin Martin departed this life intestate in Jackson Co. TN about the year 1890, leaving defendant Elizabeth Martin his widow and John Martin, Conzady Petty, Fate Martin and complainant C. J. Martin his only living children.

Defendant Nancy Martin is a daughter of William Martin, deceased, who died before his father, Calvin Martin, leaving the said Nancy as his only child and heir at law . . . Defendant Eliza Chaffin is a daughter of one Henry Martin, a son of said Calvin Martin, who died before his father leaving said Eliza, who intermarried with defendant English Chaffin, and one Fate Martin as his only children and heirs at law . . .

Defendant Lee Hix is a son of one Samanthy Hix, a daughter of said Calvin Martin, who died before her father, leaving said Lee Hix, together with Jeff Hix, Pearly Denson and Mary Davidson, her only children and heirs at law . . .

Martha Smith, a daughter of said Calvin Martin, died before her father, leaving no heirs . . . She however left a husband, Logan Smith . . .

At the time of his death the said Calvin Martin was the owner in fee and died seized and possessed of the following described tract of land, lying in the Ninth Civil District of Jackson Co. on the waters of Morrison's creek, bounded on the East by the lands of Luther and Abner Chaffin, on the North by the lands of James M. Loftis, on the West by the lands of Ben Hensley and on the South by the lands of Norman Martin and Jobe Meadows, containing by estimation 100 acres.

The defendant Nancy Martin left this country [area] some years ago and has not been heard from for several years. She is supposed to have married, but complainant is not advised as to the name of her husband.

They ask that the lands in the estate be sold and the proceeds distributed. -bp.

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: W. E. SMITH.

I am 74 years old. I live in the 1st District of Jackson Co. and am a farmer.

Quest. State as near as you can the date of his [Calvin Martin's] death?

Ans. It was sometime before the year 1892. I don't know just when he died.

He left four children surviving him, to wit, John, C. J., Canzada and Fate.

Quest. Please give the numbers and names of his children who died before he did.

Ans. There were four. Wm., Henry, Samantha and Martha.

Quest. How many children did Martha leave?

Ans. She left one.

Quest. What was it's name?

Ans. It was a girl, but if named I've forgotten it's name.

Quest. Is she living or dead?

Ans. She is dead.

Quest. How long has she been dead?

Ans. I don't remember how long she has been dead, but she died sometime before her grandfather, Calvin Martin, died.

Quest. Who did Marthy Martin marry?

Ans. She married my son, Logan Smith.

. . . a deed executed by Logan Smith and wife Rachel Smith dated Jan. 9, 1892.

DEPOSITION: C. J. MARTIN.

My age is 53. I live in the 9th Civil District of Jackson Co. and am a farmer.

Well, the best I remember is he [Calvin Martin] has been dead 18 or 19 years.

Quest. How many children did he [Calvin Martin] have dead at the time of his death, and what was their names?

Ans. There were six; William Samantha, Henry, Martha, Bettie, Mary.

Quest. Is this child of Martha's living or dead?

Ans. It is dead.

Quest. How long has it been dead?

Ans. It has been dead 21 or 22 years.

/s/ C. J. Martin

DEPOSITION: JOHN MARTIN.

I am 50 odd years old. I am a farmer and I live in the 9th Civil District of Jackson Co.

. . . he [Calvin Martin] was my father.

Quest. How many children did he [Calvin Martin] have dead and what was their names?

Ans. Wm., Samanth, Henry, Martha and some more little fellows, but I don't remember their names.

John Martin (his mark)


NEW: MARTIN, THOMAS VS. GAILBREATH, MARIAH C.
CHANCERY, 1871.

Depositions taken: no date.

DEPOSITION: ISAAC SMITH.

Aged 38 years.

Isaac Smith (his mark)

DEPOSITION: THOS M. GAILBREATH.

Aged 26 years.

/s/ T. M. Gailbreath

DEPOSITION: WM. M. GAILBREATH.

/s/ W. M. Gailbreath

REPORT OF SALE.

March Term 1876.

Summary. Mariah C. Gailbreath bought the land in this case for $1100.

Said land lies in Civil District No. 11 of Jackson Co. TN, on Flynn's creek, bounded East by the lands belonging to Cora E. Craig's heirs and Layton Meaders, North by Cora E. Craig's heirs, West by Flynn's creek and Dudley B. Haile and North by the lands of Joshua Haile, Sr.

THE SEPARATE ANSWER OF MARIAH C. GAILBREATH.

18 Feb. 1872.

It is true that her father, Jesse McClellen, made and published his last Will and Testament . . . and that he died many years ago.

. . . complainant Jane Masters is the daughter of Jesse and Susanah McClellen . . .

It is true that Susanah McClellen is dead. She died sometime in June 1821.

Elizabeth Rogers is dead and leaves the following children, if not more, who should be parties to the proceedings, viz., Benjamin Rogers, Andrew F. Rogers, Caroline Rogers, Jessee Rogers, Rochell Rogers and perhaps other children not now remembered.

George McClellen is dead and left the following children, viz, Robert McClellen and Sarah McClellen and William McClellen, son of George McClellen, is dead and left children whose names are unknown . . .

/s/ Mariah C. Gailbreath

POWER OF ATTORNEY.

18 Feb. 1879 at Randolph Co., Arkansas.

Summary: Newton Wade is a son of Charles and Mary Wade, deceased. There are four of their children living.

Newton Wade was in Jackson Co. in 1868. He went to school at Flynn's Lick and boarded with his aunt, Mrs. Marie C. Gailbreath.

He is now poor and needy.

Note: The Bill of Complaint in this case is not included in this folder. -bp.


NEW: MASTERS, MARY BELL VS. MASTERS, JIMMIE LEE.
CHANCERY, 1901.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF MARY BELL MASTERS AGAINST JIMIE LEE MASTERS, BOTH OF JACKSON CO. TN.

10 July 1901.

Summary: they were married in Jackson Co. on 12 July 1896. She accuses the defendant of verbal abuse and of slapping her on one occasion. He left her in the spring of 1899, leaving her and their two children without support. The children's names are Charlie and Birdell. She asks for an annulment of the marriage and restoration of her maiden name of Mary Bell Taylor.

Mary Bell Masters (her mark)


NEW: MATHENY, JACOB E. VS. MATHENY, MARGARET AND OTHERS.
COUNTY, 1884.

Depositions taken: 6 Oct. 1884.

DEPOSITION: JOHN PIPPIN.

I know the lands mentioned [that John A. Mathenay died possessed of] . . . I was raised on an adjoining farm to the same.

I know the heirs and children [of John A. Mathenay] . . . There are fourteen in number.

John Pippin (his mark)

DEPOSITION: J. W. STULTS.

There are fourteen of the heirs [of John A. Matheney] and about 272 acres of the land according to the way it has been assessed for taxes.

/s/ J. W. Stults

DEPOSITION: J. W. YOUNG.

/s/ J. W. Young.

THE JOINT AND SEPARATE ANSWER OF FRANCIS MATHENY, Harriett Matheny, Arthur Matheny, Icey Matheny and Lucy Matheny, by their Guardian ad litem Bowen A. Butler.

6 Oct. 1884.

They also suppose it to be true that by the terms of said last will, the said Margaret E. Goodwin, widow of the said John A. Matheny, did by her subsequent marriage, forfeit and relinquish her right to Dower and Homestead in the estate of John A. Matheny . . .

REPORT OF SALE.

27 Nov. 1884.

Summary: R. G. Whitson and J. Whitson bought the 100 acre tract for $260.25 and M. C. Matheny bought the remainder for $400.

POWER OF ATTORNEY.

30 July 1887.

S. O. D. Matheny of Meigs Co. TN . . . my father, J. A. Matheny . . .

/s/ S. O. D. Matheny

POWER OF ATTORNEY.

30 July 1887.

J. E. Matheny of Meigs Co. TN . . . my father, J. A. Matheny . . .

/s/ J. E. Matheny

POWER OF ATTORNEY.

30 July 1887.

. . . F. P. Matheny of Meigs Co. TN . . . my father, J. A. Matheny . . .

/s/ F. P. Matheny

SETTLEMENT

3 May 1889.

Minor heirs of John A. Matheny, deceased, Icey D., Elijah A., and Lousinda F. Mathaney.

WILL.

18 Nov. 1874.

Know all men by these presents that I, John A. Matheny of the County of Jackson and State of Tennessee, being in Good health and of Sound and disposing Mind and Memory do make and publish this, my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at anytime heretofore made. And as to my worldly Estate and all the property Real and [unreadable] of which I shall die seized and possessed or which I shall be entitled to at the time of my decease, I devise, Bequeath and dispose of in the manner following [unreadable] (viz)

First. My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my Executor hereinafter named by paid out of my Estate as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient.

Item 1st. I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Margaret Elizabeth, all the houses and land which the houses are standing on which is 75 acres. One other tract North of said houses of 72 acres as long as she remains a widow. If she should marry, then the land and houses to be sold and the proceeds divided amongst all of my children equally.

There is 100 acres of land South of the place above named. My will is that it should be sold at any time after my death and the proceeds divided equally among all of my children.

I also want my beloved wife Elizabeth to keep what stock and farming tools is necessary for carrying on the business of the farm.

2ly. My will is that my beloved daughter Nancy P. S. Mathany have the choice cow and calf outside the ones my wife Elizabeth brought here and that she should be made equal to the rest of my daughters in every respect.

I also give my beloved son Morrison C. Mathany the sorrel filly with a good saddle and bridle.

I also give my stepson William W. a horse, saddle and bridle worth $75 if he lives here until he is 21 years of age.

My desire is that all my natural born children be made equal.

Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my beloved son Jacob E. Mathany to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament. . .

/s/ John A. Matheny

Witnesses: M. W. Cummins, M. R. Chilcutt.


NEW: MAXEY, PENNINGTON G. VS. PLUMLEE, WILLIAM.
CHANCERY, 1858.

PETITION OF PENNINGTON G. MAXEY.

No date.

He has Judgements against William Plumlee. -bp.

Your orator charges that said defendant is the owner and in possession of four tracts of land in Jackson Co. TN in District No. [blank], one tract of 100 acres, two of 20 acres each and one of 45 acres, all adjoining. That on the 2 April 1857 said defendant, for the fraudulent and unjust purpose of hindering and delaying his creditors, pretended to sell and convey said lands to his son, Samuel N. Plumlee . . .

DEED.

2 April 1857.

Summary: William Plumlee sells to Samuel N. Plumlee, for $1000, four parcels of land in Jackson Co. TN, District 14, consisting of one tract of 100 acres, a second tract of twenty acres and bounded . . . John Plumlee's 200 acre survey . . . Marshall's 180 acre survey . . . Marshall's 50 acre line . . . James Smith's line . . . William Plumlee's line . . ., a third tract containing twenty acres, being the same that was granted to the said William Plumlee on the 20th day of Oct. 1823, the above three tracts all having been granted to William Plumlee, and a fourth tract, being the same deeded to said Plumlee by A. M. Hastand, bounded . . . 150 acre survey of said Hastand . . . conditional line between said Hastand and Asa Pennington . . . containing 45 acres.

s/s William Plumlee

Witnesses: W. P. Witcher, Elijah Clancy, and G. W. Carter.


NEW: MAXWELL, G. A., GUARDIAN OF CHAPMAN HEIRS.
SETTLEMENTS.

1 Jan. 1904 and 27 Oct. 1902.

. . . Settlement with G. A. Maxwell as Guardian of Herod, Lola B., Charly and Marvin Chapman, all minor heirs of Alice Chapman, deceased . . .


NEW: MAXWELL, G. A. ET. AL. VS. CHAPMAN, CHARLEY, ET. AL.
CHANCERY, 1903.

REPORT OF SALE.

28 Nov. 1903.

Summary: the lands in this case were sold to G. W. Chapman and J. W. Pickett for $3506. These two also bought the half interest in the 35 acre tract in District 6 of Jackson Co. for $29.00.

Depositions taken: 24 Oct. 1903.

DEPOSITION: J. A. MONTGOMERY.

I am 50 years old. I am a farmer.

/s/ J. A. Montgomery

DEPOSITION: J. A. WILLIAMS.

I am 65 years old. I am farmer and banker.

/s/ J. A. Williams

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF GARRETT A. MAXWELL & HIS WIFE MAMIE MAXWELL, James W. Pickett & his wife Maggie Pickett & Lola Chapman, all of Jackson Co. TN against Charley Chapman, Herod Chapman & Marvin Chapman, minors and residents of Jackson Co. TN.

25 July 1903.

Complainants would respectfully show to the Court:

I. that Joshua Chapman died intestate in the year 1890, that at the date of his death he was seized and possessed in fee together with his brother G. W. Chapman as a tenant in common with him, of a tract of land lying in the 1st Civil District of Jackson Co. TN. After the death of the said Joshua Chapman, to wit, on the 4th day of May 1891 . . . [Homestead and Dower were set off to the widow of Joshua Chapman, and the land was partitioned between G. W. Chapman and the heirs of Joshua Chapman].

II. Complainants would further represent and show the Court that Joshua Chapman left surviving him his widow and the following heirs at law, to wit, the complainants Mamie Maxwell, formerly Chapman, wife of complainant Garrett A. Maxwell, Walter Chapman, who sold his interest to Garrett A. Maxwell and at present has no interest in said land and is therefore not a necessary party to this suit, Maggie Pickett, formerly Chapman, wife of complainant J. W. Pickett, Lola Chapman and the defendants, Charley Chapman, Herod Chapman and Marvin Chapman.

The widow of Joshua Chapman died in the year 1900.

Charley Chapman was born Sept. 27, 1883, Herod Chapman was born Sept. 7, 1885 and Marvin Chapman was born April 20, 1888.

END OF REEL

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