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1    Montgomery County Sheriffs from 1796

Leaf Chronicle Cumberland Lore March 2000



In 1789 a County Court was assembled at the home of Isaac Titsworth on Parson’s Creek in the Port Royal area. Francis Prince chaired the Court and Joseph B. Neville was appointed Sheriff.
The thirty log houses in the town of Clarksville developed more rapidly than Port Royal as a river town. Seven years later in 1796 statehood was granted to Tennessee. Montgomery County was established, the seat of county government was moved to Clarksville.

    1796 - 1798  Joseph Bargel Nevil   (appointed)
    1798 - 1800  George Nevil Sr.
    1800 - 1801  George Nevil Jr.
    1801 - 1802  John Sanders
    1802 - 1804  Henry Small
    1804 - 1804  William Montgomery
    1804 - 1818  John Cocke
    1818 - 1820  John Neblette
    1820 - 1822  B. King
    1822 - 1832  Cornelius Crusman
    1832 - 1836  Upton Orgain   (first elected sheriff)
    1836 - 1842  G.J. McCauley
    1842 - 1848  A.D. Raimey
    1848 - 1854  William M. Shelton
    1854 - 1856  Thomas Ramey
    1856 - 1858  E.T. Bogard
    1858 - 1860  Thomas Ramey
    1860 - 1862  Samuel E. Ramey
    1862 - 1864  (under military governor)
    1864 - 1866  Berry Lyle
    1866 - 1868  Thomas Ramey
    1868 - 1872  George R. Harris
    1872 - 1874  Irwin Beaumont
    1874 - 1876  James H. Achey
    1876 - 1882  James E. Mosley
    1882 - 1886  James Monroe Collier
    1886 - 1888  George R. Harris
    1888 - 1892  C.W. Staton
    1892 - 1898  James Monroe Collier
    1898 - 1904  A.C. Stafford
    1904 - 1910  Charles J. Staton
    1910 - 1914  Robert L. Black
    1914 - 1920  G.L. “Bose” Welker
    1920 - 1926  Oscar Douglas Johnson
    1926 - 1928  Herschel C. Walker
    1928 - 1930  George S. Abernathy
    1930 - 1936  William Egbert Beaumont
    1936 - 1938  Tom Huggins
    1938 - 1944  William Egbert Beaumont
    1944 - 1946  Mannie W. Sanderson
    1946 - 1948  Louis Raymond Powers
    1948 - 1954  Mannie W. Sanderson
    1954 - 1959  Lee N. Wood
    1959 - 1960  Louis R. Powers
    1960 - 1966  Kenneth Albright
    1966 - 1972  Joel Plummer
    1972 - 1978  Paul Neblette
    1978 - 1998  Billy R. Smith

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    2   HIGHWAY 13

    September 14,1931-- Road Number Thirteen South between Shiloh and Lone Oak, a distance of 4.02 miles, will receive a gravel surface and work of graveling it will begin this week. An appropriation of $2100.00 has been made for this project which will require about 10,000 yards of gravel. The state has appropriated $4,500.00 for the upkeep and maintenance of Number 13 from Lone Oak to the Kentucky State Line for this fiscal year.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    3   ROADS

    January 6,1908-- County Court in quarterly session actions: The appeal of N.W. Russell to change a road in District 20 was granted on condition that certain work be done to the road bed; Antioch Church Road was asked for in District 13 and a jury of view was appointed; and a jury of view was ordered to review the road in District 19 from Tarsus to Corbandale.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    4   ROADS

    January 1,1940-- The county highway department has constructed 13.5 miles of new roads, built 12 miles of asphalt roads, spread 65,456 cubic yards of crushed stone and gravel, and constructed 321 lineal feet of bridges over twenty-foot spans during the last year-1939. The TD 18 crawler-tractor and scraper completed 1.5 miles of the Louise Road, 1.75 miles of the Powers Road running from the Tarsus Church Road to Yellow Creek, raised approaches to Budd’s Creek Bridge on Old Highway 13, filled the second bridge for Highway 13 on the Rocky Ford Road. Another crawler-type tractor and grader ditched roads in Districts 13,16,17,22,20,and is now in 19.

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    From: The Watchman

    5   ELECTION

    January 23, 1821--We are authorized to state that Doctor John H. Marable of this county, is a candidate to represent the people of the Senatorial District composed of Montgomery and Robertson Counties in the next legislature.
    Aug. 3, 1821--The following is a statement of the votes given at Clarksville, Port Royal and Palmyra, the places for holding the election in this county:

      State Senate
      Marable 626
      Rogers 323
      Cheatham 56

      In Robertson County
      Cheatham 893
      Marable 120

      Therefore, Cheatham was elected State Senator.


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    From:Clarksville Jeffersonian

    6   ELECTION RESULTS

    June 12, 1861--An election was held in Tennessee on June 8 on whether to separate from the Union and unite with the rest of the Confederate States under its provisional Constitution which was good for one year. The official election results for Districts located south of the Cumberland River in Montgomery County were:

    Districts         Confederate         Union
    16                     56                       0
    17                     137                     0
    18                     77                       9
    19                     150                     2
    20                     100                     0

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    7   TELEPHONE COMPANY

    January 2,1941-- Montgomery County’s last hand cranked telephone will go out of existence in the next few days--a victim of the march of progress.
    W.E. Cross, local office manager of Christian-Todd Telephone Exchange announced today that Marion Exchange, the last rural office here to be placed on the modern dial system, would be switched over later this month. The new plant has been finished along with a complete new system of lines. Only minor details are holding up the switchover, including publication of a new telephone directory about the twentieth of the month. The work started about three months ago.
    All of the county’s other five rural exchanges have been placed on dial including Palmyra, Sango, Port Royal, Fredonia, and Southside. On the switchboard for a total of thirty-three years, Mrs. W.M. Suggs, veteran Marion Operator, will retire on a pension from the company when the change is made. She began her long period of service in the Clarksville Office and moved to Marion at the time of her marriage. Approximately sixty telephones will be affected by the change at Marion. Mr. Cross said there were twenty-eight straight-out subscribers and between twenty-five and thirty farm line connections on the exchange.

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    8    Clarksville Mayors from 1820

    Memorabilia of Clarksville and Montgomery County



    1820  James Elder
    1821  Samuel Vance
    1822 - 1824  James Elder
    1825 - 1827  Dr. Lewis M. King
    1828 - 1829  James McClure
    1830  J.H. Poston
    1831  Eli Lockert
    1833  W.F. Gray
    1834 - 1836  Andrew Vance
    1837 - 1838  Samuel McFall
    1839 - 1840  G.A. Davie
    1841 - 1842  Thomas Barksdale   
    Barksdale was first Mayor to receive a salary.
    1843  Edward Roach
    1844  Dr. J.H. Harris
    1844 - 1845  H.L. Bailey
    1846  W.R. Bringhurst
    1847 - 1849  Dr. C.L. Wilcox
       (Chesterfield Lewis Wilcox)
    1850 - 1851  C.M. Hiter
    1852 - 1853  George H. Smith
    1854  Dr. C.L. Wilcox
    1855  Alfred Robb
    1856 - 1858  Charles M. Hiter
    1859 - 1862  George Smith
    1865  Joshua Cobb
    1866  John A. Bailey
    1867 - 1868  Joshua Cobb
    1869  Henry Frech
    1870 - 1871  H.C. Merritt
    1872 - 1873  George Harris
    1874  George A. Ligon
    1875 - 1877  Mike Sullivan
    1878 - 1879  George A. Ligon
    1880 - 1881  J.J. Crusman
    1882 - 1885  A. Howell
    1886 - 1889  James H. Smith
    1890 - 1891  George Ligon and T.H. Smith
    1892 - 1897  Dr. N.L. Carney
    1898 - 1899  James H. Smith
    1900 - 1901  W.B. Young
    1902 - 1903  Dr. T.H. Marable
    1904 - 1905  James H. Smith
    1906 - 1910  M.C. Northington
    1911 - 1912  M.R. Hanner
    1913 - 1914  D.B. Wood
    1915 - 1917  Dr. T.H. Marable
    1917 - 1918  E.E. Laurent
    1919 - 1924  William E. Beach
    1925 - 1928  H.M. Cooley
    1929 - 1936  W.D. Hudson
    1937 - 1952  William Kleeman
    1953 - 1954  Paul McGregor
    1955 - 1956  William Kleeman
    1957 - 1958  Paul McGregor
    1959 - 1961  William W. Barksdale
    1961 - 1962  Willliam Edmondson
    1963 - 1977  Charles W. Crow
    1978 -   Ted A. Crozier


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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    9   ORGAINS'S CROSS ROADS

    January 26,1878--I concluded that you would be pleased to learn that we, through the kindness of our very efficient representative in Congress, the Honorable Jno. F. House, have succeeded in the establishment of a post office in Civil District 17 of Montgomery County, known as Orgain's Cross Roads.
    The contractor on the Cunningham and McAllister’s Route has already been ordered by the Post Office Department to make regular trips by way of our office twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday, which will enable us to receive our mail before it becomes stale. From and after this day you may send our packages by mail addressed to Orgain's Cross Roads. Although Uncle Sam has not as yet furnished us a mail key, we expect to receive one next week. In case of a failure, I will follow the mail to Pleasant Mound and get all mail directed to this office.

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    From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

    10   TAX ASSESSORS

    January 10, 1882--The following names are the Tax Assessors appointed for the various districts of the county to assess the taxes for this year:
    S.E. Wilcox, District 1
    W.W. Redman, District 2
    J.L. Killebrew, District 3
    W.S. Mallory, District 4
    B.W. Herring, District 5
    C.W. Staton, District 6
    J.T. Staton, District 7
    I.P. Howard, District 8
    C. Frederick, District 9
    E.L. Williams, District 10
    W.H. Crotzer, District 11
    D. Marr, Ward 1
    J.C. Kendrick, Ward 2
    W.P. Keesee, Ward 3
    Jonathan F. Couts, Ward 4
    Thomas Hyman, Ward 5
    M.C. Northington, Ward 6
    C.H. Bailey, Ward 7
    R.H. Williams, Ward 8
    G.W. Armstrong, District 13
    W.B. Stewart, District 14
    D. Brown, District 15
    J.N. Blackford, District 16
    Robert Mellon, District 17
    W.R. Martin, District 18
    R.H. McFall, District 19
    R.P. Powers, District 20
    Committee to fix the rate of taxation for the present year: Esquires C.H. Bailey, Robert Mellon, Conrad Frederick, W.S. Mallory, R.P. Powers, to which Judge Tyler was added.

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    From: The Clarksville Star

    11   STATE ROADS

    November 2,1927--Grading of the link between Round Pond and Orgain's Crossroads has been begun by McQuary Brothers under the supplemental contract which was awarded them some time ago. The road extends 1.02 miles.

    Dec.16,1927--This section of the road is now impassable due to mud, and much trade is being lost in Clarksville by reason of its condition. With permission from the state to pay expense of the work, the county road people could put the section in condition.

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    From: Clarksville Daily Tobacco Leaf

    12   TARSUS

    January 7,1895--Professor P.L. Harned, who was raised up in the Tarsus Community, was re-elected Superintendent of public schools with compensation same as last year, $300. The election was by the Quarterly Court, Judge Tyler and 42 Magistrates present.

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    13   SOUTHSIDE

    July 13,1901--The Leaf Chronicle learned from J.H. Coke that it is expected to have the new telephone line to Southside in operation next week. The people in that thriving community decided that a telephone line was an indispensable necessity, and began to agitate it some months ago. The people agreed to furnish the poles and the telephone company under took to do the rest with the result that the immediate vicinity will be two lines, the other one extending to Lone Oak.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    14   NEED FOR BRIDGE

    January 6,1917--Residents south of the river have made many complaints recently of the uncertainly of getting across the river at the city ferry with their wagon and teams. Last Sunday, it was halted due to a snow drift. Today, high waters. Since the ferry can not run until daylight, farmers upon getting to tobacco warehouses find North side farmers lined up since two or three in the morning; a strong need for a bridge.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    15   ROAD WORK

    April 22,1907--There was a full attendance of magistrates at the special meeting of the County Court this morning when Judge Tyler called the body to order. The object of the meeting was to lay the county off into road districts and to elect road commissioners in compliance with the road law passed by the last Legislature.
    Each civil district was made a road district. The following were elected road commissioners:
    District                Overseer
    1                         Finis Ewing
    2                         G.W. McCauley
    3                         Scott Hammon
    4                         Alex Baynham
    5                         J.H. Achey
    6                         T.W. Walthal
    7                         W.C. Smith
    8                         J.P. Haynes
    9                         J.G. Thomasson
    10                         Squire Williams
    11                         Squire Stack
    12                         Zopher Smith
    13                         Ed Fain
    14                         Squire Ransdale
    15                         F.E. Faust
    16                         Blunt Batson
    17                         T.M. Harris
    18                         Ben Baggett
    19                         E.H. Carver
    20                         Mr. Smith
    21                         Brad Martin
    22                         J.R. Bridges

    The next subject discussed was the number of days to compel people to work on the roads. The law on the subject gives the County Curt the power to fix this matter, and names any number from 4 to 8 days. There was a motion to make 8 days the limit, also one to make it 4 days. Both motions were lost and a compromise was effected at six days. The court on last Monday fixed the tax levy for road purposes remains at 5 cents on a $100.
    Squire Smith declined to serve us on account of over-age and Squire Caldwell nominated F.D. Daniel. This motion was however withdrawn, and R. Ledbetter was elected to fill the vacancy.
    A motion was made today to raise the tax to 10 cents on the $100, but it was promptly voted down. The tax therefore, remains at 5 cents on the $100 worth of taxable property. This tax must be paid in money; a man will not be allowed to work it out on the public highways.
    After hearing a few petitions for release from taxation the court adjourned.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    16   ROADS

    October 7,1929--Due to steady work hindered by the inclement weather during the past three months, fine results have been realized in road work in the county and by December 1 all the thoroughfares should be in good condition for the winter according to G.G. McClure, County Road Supervisor.
    Gravel has been hauled on roads as follow; 1500 yards on the Marion and Lone Oak Road, 841 yards on the Salem and Lone Oak Roads.
    1.7 mile of new road of the Lock B road has been constructed. The grading equipment is now at work on the following roads: one 2-ton tractor and grader on the Louise-Marion Road.
    The highway commissioners found it necessary to discontinue the 7-Mile Ferry, and Bend Road is built in view of replacing the ferry and will be more economical and better to serve the public.

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    17   POLITICS

    July 6,1872--Delegates to the county convention for the purpose of nominating candidates for county offices:
    District 16
    J.N. Blackford
    T.T. Harper
    L.S. Collins
    District 18
    M.G. Gholson
    J.M. Swift
    William Channel
    James Kelly
    District 19
    R.H. McFall
    J.M. Peacher
    John Jennings
    S.B. Powers
    District 20
    John T. Nolen
    D.S. Williams

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    18   POLITICS

    May 18,1872--James D. McCurdy withdraws his name as candidate for Trustee, which leaves Mr. Munford without opposition.

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    19   POLITICS

    June 8, 1872--William Henry Dawson of the southside is announced as a candidate for Tax Collector in today’s paper.

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    20   POLITICS

    July 20,1872--A.J. Allen’s resignation as Constable of the District 18 does not take effect on the 22nd of this month as reported in the court proceedings last week, but will be on the 22 of August.

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    From: The Chronicle

    21   SALEM

    April 13,1866--Mr. Thomas Ramey, Esquire, was installed in the office of Sheriff of this county, on the 1st Monday in this month and has appointed Jordan Neblett and George R. Harris his deputies. Mr. Charles H. Morrison, has accepted his old position as Jailer. They are all reliable and responsible gentlemen, and will faithfully perform their arduous duties.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    22   HACKBERRY

    November 12,1931--Announcement of the appointment of T.E. Huggins, District 18 resident, as deputy sheriff to succeed I.W. Blackwell was made today by Sheriff William Egbert Beaumont.
    Mr. Huggins served as deputy under former Sheriff Oscar Johnson and has had considerable experience as an officer. He and his family will immediately move to Clarksville in order that he might be better situated to attend to his new duties.

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    23   ELECTION RESULTS

    August 7, 1900--

    State Representive: Dr. J.E. Wickham

    Sheriff:---------------A.C. Stafford over J.M. Collier

    District-----Assessor---------------Constable
    1          J.N. Power                       F.L. Rogers
    2          Jim Muir                       ? Waddle
    3          A. McDaniel                       L.O. Darnell
    4          James Shelby                       J.T. Shelby
    5          D.C. Grant                       E.P. Rosson
    6          W.L. Warfield                       John Seay
    7          R.J. Ellis                       Mercer West
    8          J.H. Waters                       Dan Toler
    9          A.B. Allen                       Thomas Dammons
    10          S.W. Smith                       Mercer Nolen
    11          W.J. Crotzer                       E.J. Holt
    12          S.E. Ramey                       C.E. Staton & J.T. Staton
    13          J.S. Jone                       W.T. Perry
    14          J.E. Burden Jr.                       J.D. Nicholson
    15          A.F. Simpson                       J.S. Wall
    16          W. J. Lyle                     R.B. Batson
    17          Geo Hargrove               J.S. Trotter
    18          Matthews Saunders     John Underwood
    19          A. L. Cunningham       J.T. Bryan
    20          W. L. Dangerfield        G.W. Underwood
    21          Paul Acree                       W.D. Rawlins

    District------------Magistrates
    1          Wash Fort and W.H. Marshall
    2          George McCauley and squire Hamill
    3          A.S. Hammond and Andrew Darnell
    4          H.W. Moss and Alex Baynham
    5          J.H. Achey and A.L. Davis
    6          T.W. Walthal and J.E. Beaumont
    7          N.F. Trice and Berry Lyle
    8          Jo Bartee and Jim Waters
    9          George Winn and S.W. Kelly
    10          Edward Brewer and Dave Foust
    11          Esquire Crotzer and S.T. Halliburton
    12          Z. Smith, S.A. Caldwell and Clay Stacker
    13          W.R. Fain and J.R. Steele
    14          Squire Ransdale and Squire Hunter
    15          Squire McCool and Squire Foust
    16          J.R. Harper and W.P. Trotter
    17          Claude Cocke and Bob Lyle
    18          Sim Zilafro and Jim Broome,
    1st tied with John Baggett
    19          Jo Corban and A.E. Harned
    20          Jo Trotter and H.D. Allen
    21          Brad Martin and Pugh Haynes

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    24   ELECTION OFFICERS

    July 21,1896--For election of August 6,1896:


    District 1
    Judges-----R.L. Menees, S.D. Powell and Alex Killebrew
    Clerks------M.C. Johnson and J.L. Killebrew
    Officer------R.H. Polk
    District 2
    Judges-----N.O. Lovelace, R.A. Childs and Winston Smith
    Clerks------J.G. Rollow and J.L. Kennedy
    Officer------J.H. Muir
    District 3
    Judges-----A. McDaniel, Charles Riggins and Isaac Thomas
    Clerks------W.D. Elliott and W.P. Hambaugh
    Officer------A.F. Darnell
    District 4
    Judges-----D.B. Chester, M. Carty and Peyton Caudle
    Clerks------M.H. Smith and G.W. Evans
    Officer------J.T. Shelby
    District 5
    Judges-----W.R. Rosson, Richard Murphy and Alex Carney
    Clerks------W.E. Ford and Ross Bourne
    Officer------D.C. Grant
    District 6
    Judges-----A.W. Payne, W.H. Bourne and William Allensworth
    Clerks------E.L. Morton and W.M. Warfield
    Officer------Tom Webb
    District 7
    Judges-----Jonathan Morris, J.H. Mason and Drue Thomas
    Clerks------Walter Burgess and John Weaver
    Officer------W.C. Harrelson
    District 8
    Judges-----J.M. Farley, Ross Evans and E.C. Walters
    Clerks------B.W. Humber and H.W. Greenhill
    Officer------Robert Riggins
    District 9
    Judges-----S.C. Bellamy, C. Frederick and Robert Lyle
    Clerks------Emmett Wiley and J.J. Morrow
    Officer------N.C. Shepherd
    District 10
    Judges-----J.P. Williams, T.W. Walker and A.H. Pace
    Clerks------S.C. Brewer and J.H. Pickering
    Officer------W.J. Shearon
    District 11
    Judges-----Henry Brown, William Coke and Owen Davis
    Clerks------Demps Major and William Watson
    Officer------John Dicksen
    District 12 Market House
    Judges-----Thomas Jackson, Thomas McMannus and Daniel Overton
    Clerks------Charles Smith and R.L. Yancy
    Officer------Joe Murphy
    District 12 Court House
    Judges-----E.F. Pearce, James Hamlett and N.S. Dabney
    Clerks------Brack Hattler and Percey Jackson
    Officer------Clay Stacker
    District 12; Brandau’s Store
    Judges-----G.W. Buck, Robert Manning and C.E. Proctor
    Clerks------Cave Johnson and H.C. Lockert
    Officer------Donald Howell
    District 13
    Judges------W.L. Potter, George Ussery and John Hogue
    Clerks------C.L. Williams and C.E. Steele
    Officer-----Ed Suitor
    District 14
    Judges-----E.J. Gupton, Tom Carrigan and John Draughn
    Clerks------W.H. Randall and Alex Burton
    Officer------Elbert Burton
    District 15
    Judges-----Alex Frech, W.J. Laughren and S.P. Gibson
    Clerks------S.E. Wilson and Andrew Ramsey
    Officer------Jonathan Rinehart
    District 16 Collinsville
    Judges------Jonathan McCormac, N.O. Waller, and J.H. Batson
    Clerks------Bill Wyatt, Keenor Dickson
    Officer-----L.S. Collins
    Louise
    Judges------T.E. Neblett, J.R. Lee, and J.N. Blackford
    Clerks------F.S. Harvey, C.H. Plummer
    Officer-----R.A. Harvey
    District 17
    Judges-----Will Richardson, Pleas Coke and Doch Coke
    Clerks------Dr. William Ussery, G.A. Minor
    Officer------H. Grant
    District 18
    Judges------Buck Smith, Charles Yarbrough and D.D. Allen
    Clerks------S.F. Lyle, Thomas King
    Officer-----J.M. Broom
    District 19
    Judges------Jesse Weaver, T.J. Laird and E.W. Powers
    Clerks------B.J. Corban, Sam O. Fessey
    Officer-----S.B. Powers
    District 20
    Judges------L.W. Nesbitt, J.W. Underwood and Burrell Edlin
    Clerks------J.B. Edlin, H.L. Suggs
    Officer-----Geo Nolen
    District 21
    Judges-----William Caudle, E.H. Moorehead and A.J. Byrd
    Clerks------H.E. Haynes and Tom Martin
    Officer------Harvey Smith

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    From: History of Tennessee Illustrated

    25   COURTS

    Judges:
    Bennett Searcy..1814
    Thomas Stewart..1814-1815
    Nathaniel W. Williams..1815
    Archibald Roane..1815
    Nathaniel Williams..1816
    Bennett Searcy.. 1816
    Thomas Stewart..1817
    Nathaniel Williams..1817
    Parry W. Humphreys..1818
    Thomas Stewart..1818
    Alfred M. Harris..1819
    Parry W. Humphreys..1821-1822
    Robert Mack..1823
    Parry W. Humphreys..1824
    Thomas Stewart..1825
    Parry W. Humphreys..1825
    John C. Hamilton..1826
    Parry W. Humphreys..1826-1828
    Joshua Haskell..1828
    Parry W. Humphreys..1829
    William F. Turley..1830
    Thomas Stewart..1830
    Parry W. Humphreys..1831
    John C. Hamilton..1831
    Parry W. Humphreys..1832-1833
    John W. Cooke..1833
    Parry W. Humphreys..1834-1835
    John W. Cooke..1836
    Mortimer A. Martin..1836
    William B. Harris..1837
    William T. Brown..1837
    Abraham Caruthers..1837
    James Rucks..1838
    Valentine D. Barry..1838
    Benjamin C. Totten..1838
    Mortimer A. Martin..1839-1845
    Edmund Dillahunty..1845
    Mortimer A. Martin..1845
    William Fitzgerald..1846
    Mortimer A. Martin..1846-1850
    Elijah Walker..1850
    Cave Johnson..1850
    W.W. Pepper..1852-1859
    N.H. Allen..1859
    W.W. Pepper..1860
    N.H. Allen..1861
    W.W. Pepper..1861
    Thomas W. Wisdom..1861-1862
    Thomas W. Wisdom..1864-1865
    John A. Campbell..1866-1869
    James E. Rice..1869-1878
    A.G. Goodlett..1878
    Joseph C. Stark..1878-1885

    Criminal Court Judge:
    William K. Turner..1848-1851
    Cave Johnson..1851
    William K. Turner-1851-1862
    Thomas W. Wisdom..1862
    J.O. Shackelford..1865
    Theodore N. Frazier..1865
    John A. Campbell..1865
    T.W. King..1870-1873
    James E. Rice..1873
    Charles W. Tyler..1873-1885

    Chancellor:
    Andrew McCampbell..1840
    Terry H. Cahal..1846-1849
    Bromfield L. Ridley..1848-1849
    A.O.P. Nicholson..1849-1850
    Terry H. Cahal..1849-1850
    A.O.P. Nicholson.. 1850-1851
    John S. Brien..1851-1853
    Samuel D. Frierson..1854-1860
    John C. Guild..1860-1861
    J.O. Shackelford..1865
    Thomas Barry.. 1865-1867
    J.F. Lauck..1868
    J.O. Shackelford..1868-1869
    Charles G. Smith..1869-1874
    Horace H. Lurton..1875-1877
    B.J. Tarber..1878
    George E. Seay..1878-1885

    First Clerk and Master:
    P. Priestly..1840-1852
    Thomas J. Mumford..1852-1865
    William T. Shackelford..1865-1870
    Polk G. Johnson..1870-1886

    Deputy Clerks:
    J.N. Johnson..1840
    LaFayette Priestley..1842
    O.C. Smith..1871
    C.W. Crozier..1879
    A.R. Gholson..1885

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    26   HACKBERRY POST MASTERS

    Washington L. Lewis---------------January 25,1898
    Matthew Sanders-------------------August 30,1900
    William M. Kelly-------------------November 24,1902
    Henry T. Hodges--------------------January 21,1904
    Charles E. Suggs--------------------March 31,1920
    Erma Broome------------------------May 18,1922
    James H. Spry------------------------April 1,1924
    Miss Tennie Broome----------------October 21,1926
    Post Office was discontinued December 31,1932, and was moved to Palmyra.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    27   LIBRARY

    January 10,1936--With a letter received today from the New Method Bindery at Jacksonville, Illinois stating that the books purchased through the firm would be shipped within a few days. Supt. N.L. Carney announced that the new Montgomery County Central Rural School Library would be ready to function in a short while. Between 900 and 1,000 books are being permanently rebound for the library and all book cabinets have been finished and installed in the Superintendent's office where the library will be operated.

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    From: County Court Minutes

    28   BUDD’S CREEK

    Jun. 7, 1852--James Caldwell, who was heretofore appointed overseer of the road known as the Budd's Creek Road, this day produced in open court a written report representing that he had opened said road perseverant to the orders heretofore made by this court and ordered to be filed and the clerk ordered to issue an order to the County Trustee to pay the owners of land damaged by said road the amount awarded them by said jury.

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    From: The River Counties

    29   SENATE

    1820--William L. Brown, Esq. and Maj. Benjamin Wright are candidates for the Senate in the District composed of Montgomery, Stewart and Humphreys.

    Saturday, June 17,1820--The votes taken in this county for the several candidates stand thus:
    Brown........553
    Curl............94
    Wright........9

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    From: Cabins to Castles

    30   SANGO

    A post office was established in the Sango community on August 29,1881 with Samuel B. Nichols as postmaster. At that time the name of the Post Office was Saugo. On September 18,1883 Samuel T. Halliburton became postmaster of Saugo. On October 11,1889 while Samuel Halliburton was still postmaster, the name was changed to Sango. Whether this was a typographical error or a pronunciation problem, the name remained Sango.
    Samuel Halliburton was again Postmaster from September 5,1893 until April 15,1902 when Green P. Jackson was appointed. Jackson served until April 30,1906 when the post office was discontinued and moved to Clarksville.

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    From: County Court Minutes

    31   ALDERMEN FOR THE YEAR 1820

    On Monday last, the following gentlemen were elected Aldermen for the town of Clarksville for the year 1820:
    John H. Poston
    Cave Johnson
    James Elder
    John H. Marable
    Samuel Vance
    Frederick W. Huling
    Peter N. Marr

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    32   TAX NOTICE

    June 5,1880--John S. Neblett (Trustee) will be collecting 1879 taxes due at the following locations:
    District 17--Smith's Shop on Tuesday the 8th
    District 18--Hunt's Mill on Wednesday the 9th
    District 19--Palmyra on Thursday the 10th
    District 20--Shiloh on Friday the 11th

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    From: The Clarksville Star

    33   HACKBERRY

    November 3,1927--H. E. Baggett was sworn in Saturday as deputy to Sheriff H.C. Walker taking the place of former Deputy Tom E. Huggins, whose resignation was effective November 1. Although Mr. Baggett has never before had experience in the "arresting business", he was recommended to the sheriff as a capable man for the place. He is a farmer.
    Huggins took up his duties as county jailhouse keeper, filling the vacancy of Mack Hodge who resigned to go into the livestock business with his brother, Tom Hodge. Mr. Huggins had been deputy sheriff since last September when he was appointed after the election of Sheriff Walker.

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    From: Montgomery County Genealogical Journal

    34   ROAD WORK

    March, 1806--Laurence Tennen is appointed overseer of the road from Charles Steward's Mill to Hambleton's Ferry in place of James Hambleton and the following hands to work under him:
    James Stewart
    John Stewart and hands
    Reuben Pollard and hands
    Abraham Allen's hands
    Andrew Allen's hands
    Charles Stewart, Sr.'s hands
    Thomas Bunch
    William William's hands
    Jones Kendrick's hands
    George Allen's hands
    Sampson Deas
    Thomas Fennen's hands
    James McCarrell
    Samuel McNichols

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    35   SOUTHSIDE

    April 24,1900--Mr. John McCauley Dickson of this place has been appointed census enumerator for the 16th District of Montgomery County for the year 1900.

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    From: County Court Minutes, June 1806

    36   ROAD WORK

    Ordered that William Williams be appointed overseer of the road from Clarksville by way of Nelson's (or Broome's) Ferry into the Palmyra Road below said Broome's old place and that Williams's hands, John King, William Broom, James Jones, William Jackson, and Prestley Pollack work under said overseer.

    Ordered that Abraham Whitehead be appointed overseer to keep in repair the road from Broom's Ferry to the Nashville Road at the 2-mile marker with his own hands and John Melone and hands and all those that live with said Melone and Mr. O'Neal's hands work also.

    Ordered that Isaac Weakly be appointed overseer of the road from Weakley's Ferry to Brush Creek and Benjamin Weakley to appoint the hands.

    Ordered that John Barton be appointed overseer of the road from Brush Creek to McAdoo Creek and Nathan McGraw to appoint the hands.

    Ordered that Joel Benham be appointed overseer of the road from the intersection of Corbin's Road and the Furnace to the Dickson County line in place of Ed Wats.

    Ordered that Allen Hunter be appointed to oversee that part of the road formerly kept by John Teasley.


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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    37   PALMYRA

    September 9,1931--Vacancy in the Post-Mastership at Palmyra was caused by the recent transfer of Ben F. Weaver to the position of carrier on Rural Route 1 out of the office to succeed Ed Suiter, formerly a carrier out of the Clarksville office. Mrs. Ben F. Weaver, Jr. is serving as Postmistress under temporary appointment, which will terminate with the selection of a Postmaster under the examination to be held here. The elder Weaver had been Postmaster about three years, having succeeded his son B.H. Weaver.
    Compensation of the Postmaster at Palmyra was $921 for the past fiscal year. The Postmaster receives the gross of all stamp cancellations made in the office.

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    From: Montgomery County Minutes

    38   HACKBERRY

    April 3,1893--The committee heretofore appointed by this court to whom was referred the petition and application of J.W. Kelley and others to establish a new school district out of part of District 18 at Beech Grove, filed their report which was received by the court and upon the recommendation of the committee the prayer of the petition is granted, a new school district is established in District 18 beginning at Thomas Rye’s and running with the dividing lines to Hook Lyle’s, Mrs. Jim Mathis, R.F. Reaves, John Lyle, Robert Yarbrough to Henry Kelly’s, then west to Sam Jackson and James Hughes to the line of District 19, then north with said line to the beginning.
    It is ordered that an election be held at Beech Grove on the first Saturday in May 1893 for the commissioners for said new district.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    39   VOTING PLACE

    July 2,1906--The voting place in District 22 was changed from Louise Furnace to Louise Station, effective six months hence. On notice of Esquire Broom, the voting place in District 18 was moved from Hunt’s Mill to Hackberry.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    40   CORBANDALE

    August 18,1908--The L & N water tank at this place is undergoing repairs. The tank is dry today and engines can get no water between Clarksville and Erin. The work is in charge of Supt. of Water Supply Milton Walden and will be completed this week.

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    From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

    41   MAGISTRATE ELECTION

    March 18,1892--Our quiet town was quite crowded Saturday, caused principally by the magistrate election that was held here, a vacancy having been made by the removal from the county of Charles Minor.
    There were but two candidates, L.W. Lewis and J.L. Nesbitt, the latter being the successful one.

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    42   TEN CENT TAX LEVY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

    January 3,1910--An additional levy of ten cents for the County High schools was asked for by Professor P.L. Harned. This levy will be sufficient to make a consolidation with the high school in Clarksville and have the very best work done in all departments of school below the college work. Asked for free tuition of all the high school children of the county.

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    From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

    43   SHILOH

    May 9,1892--The Yellow Creek bridge was a question of deep interest before the county court for nearly a year. The people put in a plea that they could not cross that treacherous stream for some time after a heavy rain. Bridges had been built in other parts of the county, and no place needed one more than the Yellow Creek crossing. The court appropriated $1,000 on condition that the remainder was raised by private subscription, some $400 or $500. This was done, and the contract let and the bridge was built. But some other trouble came up and the court had to appropriate $200 more to complete the bridge, which was finished about one year ago. The bridge, however, was located without any regard to the approach, it being taken for granted that there would be no trouble about the right of way, some quarter of a mile from the main road to the bridge. This, however, was a mistake. Mr. Riggins, the owner of the land through which the easy approach runs, objected. A committee was appointed to lay out the road and assess damages. This was done and the damages fixed at $50, which Mr. Riggins declined to accept, but proposes giving the right-of-way around the bluff, so as not to injure his farm. This proposition the committee and the court have refused to accept. Some say it would cost more to make a road over the route than it would cost to build the bridge, as they would have to cut some distance through solid stone to make a grade to the top of the hill and main road. Thus the matter has stood for a year, with the bridge not yet opened to the public. During the big water last winter and spring, Mr. Riggins gave his neighbors permits to pass through his gates and cross on the bridge, and practically it is Mr. Riggins’ Bridge and the county’s elephant.
    Certainly the matter cannot stand this way. Mr. Riggins can’t afford to keep up a road and be annoyed by people passing thru his premises, and the bridge is simply worth nothing to anybody.
    There is only one way that we know of by which it can be made available for any use. The citizens of the 4th District are applying to the court for a bridge across West Fork, which is greatly needed. The bridge is made of iron, put together with bolts and screws, and can be taken down without any injury to the work. (Of course this did not happen, we can all remember Riggin's Bridge and the old swimming hole).

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    44   ROAD OVERSEER

    November 10,1917--Esquire Trotter reports that he has just finished grading the famous “Buck Smith” hill on the Clarksville and Waverly Road just below Hackberry. He has reduced the grade of the hill from 18% to 7% at the small cost of approximately $100. He also reports several other splendid pieces of road work.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    45   SALEM

    October 7,1929--A motion at the Montgomery County Court meeting by Burr Hinton, of District 17, that the Highway Commission be authorized to install a ferry at the Seven-Mile Ferry site for the convenience of families living in the Bend of the Cumberland River who were forced to make long detours to reach Clarksville using the Cumberland River Bridge, met with quick opposition and was tabled. Marable McFall declared that a fine bridge had been built and declared that persons living in the Bend are not forced to go as far to reach Clarksville as those living in his section of the county. He said that the route by the bridge would not be but about eight miles for the families living in the farthest part of the Bend. This drew a spirited reply from Mr. Hinton, who informed Mr. McFall that he did not know what he was talking about. He said it was twelve miles if any. William H. Dean of District 13 opposed it, while his colleague W.R. Fain approved the installation of a ferry. Judge Cunningham declared that the ferry route was only about three miles shorter than the road by the new bridge and asserted that if the court placed the ferry there it would be called upon to place ferries at other sections of the river. When the motion was put, 34 members voted against it.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    46   SOUTHSIDE

    October 21,1929--Friday November 1 will see a new mail service inaugurated between Southside and Clarksville.
    Postmaster W.D. Howser this morning announced that Mrs. Ollie Davis has been awarded the new star route contract. the schedule starts at Southside site, the carrier leaving at 7:00 a.m. She will arrive here at 10:10 a.m. Mrs. Davis’ bid was $624 per year. A large number bid on the contract. The carrier will be allowed to haul passengers and baggage.

    November 1,1929--Having the distinction of being the first woman mail carrier out of the Clarksville post office, the first from any post office in the county, the first from this section of the state and possible the only star route carrier in the state, Mrs. O.S. Davis, Southside, successful bidder for the star route between that point and Clarksville, enjoyed a unique position this morning as she began her new duties. Mrs. Davis was awarded the star route at a bid of $624 per year. She is under a $900 bond and her contract expires June 30,1932.
    Mrs. Davis said she brought two bags of mail from Southside to Clarksville this morning in addition to one passenger. She carried more than 1000 letters to Southside on her return trip. She is allowed to carry first class mail, parcel post, baggage, and passengers.
    The schedule calls for one trip a day except Sunday from Southside to Clarksville and back to Southside. She leaves Southside at 7:00 a.m. and is due here at 7:40 a.m. Leaving here at 9:30 a.m., she is due to arrive in Southside at 10:00 a.m. The route includes 32 miles, the round trip, Southside being 16 miles from Clarksville.

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    From: Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

    47   MARTHA’S CHAPEL

    July 18,1893--E.G. Dunlavy has been appointed Postmaster at the new office, Cherry Grove, on the south side. This office is on the Collinsville route about half way between Orgain’s Crossroads and Pleasant Mound.

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    48   CORBANDALE

    July 20,1866--Burrell Corban, Esq., of Corbandale, on the railroad near Palmyra, Tennessee, has been appointed Post Master at the new post office at that place. As soon as the bridge is completed over the Cumberland River at Clarksville, the mail route will go into operation.

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    49   QUARTERLY COURT MEETS

    July 6,1903--The discarded part of the Palmyra Road was ordered abandoned as soon as the new section is ready for travel.
    The Highway Commission was authorized to build a new ferryboat for the Seven-Mile-Ferry at an expense not to exceed $500.
    George Abernathy was elected Constable of District 22 to fill a vacancy.
    William Wall, District 18, and Joe Black, District 22, were permitted to “hawk & peddle” without a license.

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    50   HACKBERRY

    April 22,1911--Installation of a one-hundred-dollar library at Hackberry, Tennessee, including books, case, etc. The following officers have been duly elected by the school children and teachers:
    Directors
    M. Sanders, Chairman
    C.S. Jackson
    H. Davis
    A.Z. Lyle
    A.L. Cunningham
    M.L. Baggett
    M. Salvage
    Miss Carrie Suggs, Treasurer
    Miss Ira Cunningham, Secretary
    Miss Fannie Norris, Librarian
    Committee to select future books
    Miss Nellie Kearney, Chairman
    Miss Bettie Garland
    Supt. E. Buckner
    Mrs. Elliott Buckner
    Prof. S.L. Smith
    Mrs. Frank Hodgson
    Committee to select future funds
    Miss Clara Davis, Chairman
    Miss Maud Davidson, Vice Chairman
    Miss Birdie Yarbrough
    Miss Bretha Yarbrough
    Miss Hazel Yarbrough
    Lattie Lyle
    Alva Sykes
    Flora Peacher
    Rubie Davis
    Venie Jackson
    Ethel Hunt

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    51   TAX NOTICE

    June 5,1880--I will be at Smith’s Shop, District 17 on Tuesday, June 8; at Hunt’s Mill, District 18, on Wednesday, June 9; Palmyra, District 19, on Thursday, June 10; and Shiloh, District 20, on Friday June 11, for the purpose of collecting taxes for the year 1879.
    John S. Neblett, Trustee

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    52   SALEM

    May 19,1900--The new post office at Iloilo, on the south side of the river in district 17, went into operation this morning under the management of Postmaster J.L. Green. The mail will be carried until the 1st of July by G. Kello, when a change in the route will probably be made. The mail goes there three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. this post office was established as a result of an interview between Hon. John W. Gaines and the Postmaster General.

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    From: As told by Robert Davidson (Duck’s Journal)

    53   CUNNINGHAM POST OFFICE

    There has been some controversy as to the naming of the Cunningham Post Office located at Lone Oak. This article is to clarify the Cunningham family involved in the opening of the Cunningham Post Office.
    Postal records state that in order to establish a post office, back in the 1890’s anyone could submit an application proposing the establishment at any location. Often the requester was proposing that he be made the Postmaster. This happened in the Cunningham Post Office case. The requirement was “select a short name for the proposed office, which, when written, will not resemble the name of any other post office in the state”. The proposed office to be called “Cunningham” was signed by Richard D. Cunningham as the proposed Post Master. A location questionnaire had to be answered and a neighboring postmaster had to certify to the correctness of the answers. Burrell W. Owens, Postmaster of Palmyra, Tennessee certified the location paper for Richard D. Cunningham on April 3,1892. The map submitted showed “Cunningham” to be located near the fork of Vernon Creek and Budds Creek near Hackberry. The nearest mail station was the Vernon Station on the L&N railroad. Richard D. Cunningham was appointed Postmaster on May 5,1892. He held this position until he resigned in 1893 to attend Vanderbilt Medical School. James M. Broome was then appointed Postmaster on May 31,1893. Edgar Orgain was appointed Postmaster on April 9,1894. Edgar had also been appointed Postmaster of Leghorn on April 25,1894, which was cancelled on May 29,1894. Therefore, it is apparent that Leghorn never was operational.
    A letter from Washington dated January 29,1895 requesting additional information on the Cunningham Post Office as submitted by Edgar Orgain clarifies that the post office had been moved from Hackberry. One of the questions: “if the town, village, or site of the post office be known by another name than that of the post office, state that other name here; Lone Oak was the answer written in.
    Other Postmasters thru the years have been:
    Sandy B. Harris
    Charles Cayce Acting
    Walter C. Brown
    Mrs. Lula E. Dority
    Mrs. Murrell W. Freeman
    Dr. Richard Maury and Elizabeth Jones Cunningham were the parents of Richard D. Cunningham who also became a doctor. The father, also a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister, preached his last sermon at Locust Grove Church in the year of 1910.

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    54   NEW DEPUTY

    February 2,1878--Mr. Sid Batson has been appointed as Deputy Sheriff by J.E. Mosely. Mr. Batson is a correct and energetic businessman and will no doubt give entire satisfaction.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    55   BRIDGE NAMED

    April 1,1929--The members of the Montgomery County Quarterly Court in April session this morning passed a resolution requesting the state department of highways to name the bridge spanning the Cumberland River for Judge John T. Cunningham. Squire Marable McFall took the chair when the resolution was introduced and it was explained that this was done without the solicitation of Judge Cunningham and even without his knowledge until last Saturday.
    According to G.G. McClure, county road supervisor, in his quarterly report, a crew is now working on a bridge 86 feet long ot span East Fork of Yellow Creek near Tarsus Church.
    A link of road in District 13, known as “the Stemwinder”, was declared a county road by the court upon a petition and will be opened as such at no expense to the county. Since the name was so appropriate, a notice to get the title of the said road changed to “Humdinger” was tabled.

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    56   WHIG CANDIDATE

    Gustavus A. Henry, Whig candidate for 11th Congressional District Montgomery County. October 29,1840

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    57   DISTRICT 22

    February 10,1930--Announcement of the appointment of Irvin Blackwell to the office of deputy sheriff was made this morning by Sheriff George S. Abernathy. Mr. Blackwell has had considerable experience as an officer having served as Constable in District 22. Made $250 bond today.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    58   ROADS AND BRIDGES

    March 12,1913--Every man interested in the future welfare of Montgomery county should be at the mass meeting at the courthouse in Clarksville next Saturday morning at 10:30.
    The meeting has been called to consider the question of a bond issue for roads and bridges for the county. About 50 prominent businessmen and farmers attended the meeting Wednesday March 5th, with all sections of the county represented.
    The questions were fully discussed, all agreeing to the necessity of both roads and bridges. A resolution was passed suggesting that $200,000 be set apart for the bridge over the Cumberland River and $300,000 for the highways.
    As the question will have to be submitted to a vote of the people and as a free and full discussion of the matter is in order, Saturday’s mass meeting has been called with that end view.
    This movement has the sanction and support of some of the largest taxpayers of the county and it is believed that a decided majority of taxpayers are favorable to any effective measures of building up an adequate and modern system of highways for our county. This can be done only by the issuance of bonds in such sums as will provide the means to carry out the work thoroughly and systematically.

    March 15,1913--Mass meeting largely attended by prominent men all over the county. Town & country unanimously in favor of a bridge over the Cumberland River.
    People of Montgomery County to vote on a bond issue of $300,000 for building pikes and not to exceed $200,000 for building the bridge. The bill shall provide for a Pike & Bridge Commission of seven men who are interested in county improvements and are willing to give their time and effort with no cost to the county. This commission shall employ a competent road and bridge engineer and a secretary to be paid out of the proceeds of the sale of bonds.
    Mr. Hunter Meriwether was asked to say something, as this was a matter of deep interest to him. The position of the bridge must be properly considered. Permission has to be obtained from the Government to build one and the Secretary of War must endorse the plans. He referred to the enhancement of property value by the building of a bridge, as then the two sections would be connected.
    Mr. John B. Ferguson suggested some intricacies might arise and the bridge might fall. Could we not then give better ferries for the south side people?
    Mr. Joseph Boillin said that since the people are behind the proposition we should not delay-act now.
    Mr. W.R. Fain of the south side said that we have found out that ferries are a failure and that he believes the people will be so well satisfied that they will settle down to work and easily pay the interest on the bonds. We need legislation for all the people-we need two bridges and he would like to see a bond issue that would give all the advantages of bridge transportation.
    Mr. Harry Johnson said it would be no trouble to get permission to build a bridge and though one could be constructed for not over $150,000 if graft of all kinds was eliminated.
    The motion to adopt the resolution was unanimously and enthusiastically adopted.
    The following were appointed as committee to draft the bill for representation; A.R. Gholson, J.P. Killebrew, J.A. Boillin, C.W. Tyler, and R.H. Edmondson.

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    59   CLARKSVILLE

    January 15,1858---Mr. G.G. Poindexter, late of this place, has received the appointment of first Clerk of the Post Office Department. Gilly is a first rate fellow, and we wish him abundant success.

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    From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

    60   YELLOW CREEK

    August 19,1890--The Yellow Creek bridge committee met Thursday to open and pass upon the bids made for the building of a bridge across Yellow Creek near Sailor’s Rest. This was not the day set for deciding the matter but the bidders were all present and anxious to know the result, hence the meeting yesterday.
    The bid of W.H. Converse of Chattanooga, builder of the Port Royal Bridge-$1,490 being the lowest, was accepted. The main span of the bridge across the creek is to be of iron and the approaches wood. It is to be finished by the first of December.

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    61   HACKBERRY

    February 19,1940--James J. Broome, farmer of Hackberry community and State Senator from Montgomery & Robertson Counties, today announced his candidacy for re-nomination in the Democratic Primary in August.
    Mr. Broome served on 10 committees in the Senate during his 1st year. Among these were the important Rules Committee, Motor Fuel, Law Enforcement, Finance, Ways and Means, and Insurance Committees.
    During his initial term, Mr. Broome introduced in the Senate the bill which made Austin Peay Normal a three-year college and which, in 1941, will make it a four-year institution. He also sponsored bills reducing taxes on subsidiaries of the Eastern Dark-Fired Tobacco Growers Association and steered through the Senate legislation benefiting the C.E.M.C. and began the way for creation of a tobacco exporting station.
    A farmer and livestock dealer, Mr. Broome is widely known over Montgomery County. He also is active in fraternal life and is president of the executive committee of I.O.O.F. Home at New Providence.

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    62   HACKBERRY

    August 5,1910--H.Y. Yarbrough was elected Magistrate in place of Will Attaway who moved.

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    63   DISTRICT 18

    September 1,1910--Robert L. Black, who was elected as Sheriff of the county at the August election, was sworn in today as Sheriff for the term of two years. Sheriff Black has been very discreet in the selection of deputies, all being men that can be relied upon to faithfully discharge the duties of office. The four appointed are: Sam Harris of Southside, a popular farmer of his district; Gus H. Carver of Palmyra, who has been Constable of his district several years; Dave Brown of District 15, who served as deputy for two years under Mr. Staton; and G.L. (Bose) Welker, who needs no recommendation nor introduction to the public as everybody knows him. All the deputies were not present today, but will take the oath of office tomorrow.

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    64   PALMYRA

    January 26, 1904--Palmyra is shaking hands with itself today--it has a two-fold cause for feeling satisfied. It is this way; Special Rural Route Inspector Calhoun, of Nashville, was there yesterday and inspected rural route No. 1 out of Palmyra, and was sufficiently well satisfied with the route to recommend its adoption. Mr. Calhoun stated that he thought the route would be established there within sixty days. He also examined applicants for the position of carrier. They were J.V. Powers, Wayne Wickham, and Miss Jessie Powers. A tip comes today that Palmyra is likely to have a lady mail carrier, a distinction certainly that cannot be claimed anywhere else in the State of which we are cognizant.

    February 9,1904--The accompanying is an excellent likeness of Miss Jessie Zelma Powers, who, it is stated on excellent authority, will doubtless receive the appointment as rural free delivery carrier on the route which is to be established within the next 30 days at Palmyra. This route will be eighteen miles long and will supply 100 families. Leaving Palmyra it will proceed to Shiloh and thence round by Rattlesnake and back to Palmyra.
    Miss Powers is a daughter of M.C. Powers, a life-long resident of Palmyra, and an ex-Confederate soldier. At present Miss Powers is a pupil in Howell School, this city. She is a young woman of good mettle and an excellent horsewoman, can ride a bucking bronco if necessary, and, to use the expression of one of her stanchest backers, “is fearless and energetic”. She is very much in earnest and is prosecuting her claims vigorously.

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    From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

    65   CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS

    March 23,1888--Chairman West of the County Democratic Committee, has received from the State Executive committee the elegant banner offered in 1886 to the county in the state which made the greatest per cent of gain in Democratic votes in the Gubernatorial election. To the 13th District, lying just across the river belongs this proud distinction, and the handsome banner is consequently the property of the unverified democracy of that district. It will be turned over to district chairman Armstrong at the next county convention and henceforth will be sacredly guarded as a trophy of a well-earned victory.
    The banner is a very handsome one. It is about six feet square, of heavy white silk, bound with costly gold braid. On one side is a well executed and life-like portrait in oil of Governor Taylor, surrounded by a heavy border of oak leaves. Around this is the inscription in rich hold letters:
    Presented By The
    Democratic State Executive Committee
    To the Thirteenth District of
    Montgomery County

    On the opposite side of the banner is the coat of arms of Tennessee, also artistically executed in oil colors. The banner is hung on a brass rod, which is suspended from an American Eagle with wings outstretched for flight.
    We congratulate our south side friends on winning this costly banner, for which the 2,000 districts in the state contended. District chairman Armstrong and County chairman West, who organized the district for victory, are also to be congratulated on its capture.

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    From: The River Counties

    66   HOWARD PETTUS

    Howard Pettus was born in 1875 and died in 1947. He was married to Edith Ely.
    On November 15,1953, Howard Pettus Park was dedicated. Those taking part were: J.B. Miller, President of the Montgomery County Foundation; Rev. William J. Haddon; Joseph Boillin, Secretary of the Foundation; Charles V. Runyon, Counsel For the Foundation; Mayor Paul M. McGregor; W.D. Hudson, County Judge.
    His estate established the Foundation and made possible the clock chimes, the demonstration farm at A.P.S.U., improved the Armory, Edith Pettus Park and Memorial Hospital.

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    67   QUARTERLY COURT

    June 19,1880--The following Magistrates are entitled to seats in the quarterly court at the July Term; the other half being excluded under the act of 1875:
    District 1--J.E. Wilcox
    District 2--John Rollow
    District 3--T.L. Killebrew
    District 4--W.S. Mallory
    District 5--H.R. Rogers
    District 6--C.W. Staton
    District 7--D.L. Smith
    District 8--I.P. Howard
    District 9--E.S. Winn
    District 10--I.W. Watson
    District 11--W.C. Patrick
    District 12--S.A. Caldwell & R.D. Read
    District 14--W.B. Stewart
    District 15--W.H. Anderson
    District 16--T.T. Harper
    District 17--G. Orgain
    District 18--W.R. Martin
    District 19--S.A. Wilson
    District 20--R.P. Powers

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    From: The Clarksville Chronicle

    68   PUBLIC INVITATION

    May 21,1840---The undersigned committee take pleasure in extending an invitation to attend a Whig Festival, to be celebrated at dark Montgomery County, on the 29 of the present month, (May) to the citizens of this and the adjoining Congressional District. and to the citizens of our sister state, Kentucky, we say, we shall be happy to see as many of them as will honor us with their presence.
    W.K. Turner
    C.M. Shelby
    C.R. Cooper
    Samuel McFall
    E.P. McGinty

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    69   PERRY L. HARNED

    July 23,1900--Like many other young men, the subject of this sketch spent his first years on a farm. In the Western part of Montgomery county he was born and reared. Alternating work with study, he went through the district school, the high school, the Normal Department of the University of Tennessee, receiving his diploma in 1892.
    After teaching a few years, he established the Southside Preparatory School, which grew, under his principalship to unexpected proportions. During eight years, he was allowed the privilege of holding the office of County School Superintendent in connection with his private school work. In 1898, the county court increased his salary and required all his time. He has filled his present place nearly ten years, and is one of the three superintendents of the state who have served longer than any other.
    When he began his present administration, several districts of the county were in debt, but at the present time every district is absolutely free from debt and there is a balance on hand sufficient to run the schools of the county nearly one year.
    The average school term is seven months instead of five, the average at the beginning of his administration. He is a member of the faculty of the Peabody State Institute teaching Physics, Geometry, Agriculture, and Arithmetic.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    70   SALEM

    February 13,1875--Mr. Thomas Ramey was elected last Saturday magistrate in District 17 in place of E. Dunlavy, who resigned. T.J. Martin was elected constable in the same district.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    71   ROADS

    July 2,1906--On petition, a jury of view was appointed to view the Clarksville and Palmyra road at “Sharp Top” hill.
    The question of granting right of way on the Corbandale and Dotsonville Road was referred back to petitioners to complete the transfer.
    A petition for road from Shiloh to Rocky Hill was received, a jury of view was appointed.
    A jury of view was appointed to inspect the road from York to Tarsus.
    The gates on road #2 in District 20 were legalized.

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    From: Historical Sketches of Port Royal

    72   POSTMASTERS OF PORT ROYAL

    John Baker, Jr.................January 1, 1802
    Jonathan Stephenson.......April 1, 1805
    Joseph Woolfolk...............October 1, 1808
    Leroy Keesee.....................March 31, 1826
    Isham L. Watkins.............September 18, 1829
    David B. Allen....................May 4, 1830
    George B. Hopson.............February 4, 1834
    George Bell.......................March 14, 1839
    Abram C. Gaines..............March 30, 1843
    P.F. Norfleet......................June 25, 1845
    Walter Boyd......................August 8, 1845
    Abram C. Gaines..............December 23, 1847
    Zopher Smith....................February 7, 1854
    William W. Kirby............October 4, 1855
    James W. Darrett............January 30, 1857
    William H. McNeill.........August 31, 1868
    L.C. Atkins.......................January 22, 1874
    Walter W. Bourne...........March 6, 1876
    George F. Adams.............June 2, 1876
    Augustin E. Hewlett........December 8, 1879
    Edward W. Bourne..........July 11, 1881
    James E. Gaines..............December 12, 1881
    Thomas M. Williams...,..October 21, 1885
    Sampson N. Morrow.......October 15, 1887
    Thomas M. Williams......March 12, 1888
    William E. Alley..............January 6, 1894
    George W. Keele.............January 19, 1903
    Stanford E. Guthrie.........March 20, 1905

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    From: Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, Montgomery County

    73   EARLY CITY OFFICIALS LIST

    The mayors have been as follows:
    Charles M. Hiter, 1856-1858
    George Smith, 1859-1862
    During 1863 and 1864 there was no regular government
    Joshua Cobb, 1865
    John A. Bailey, 1866
    Joshua Cobb, 1867-1868
    Henry Frech, 1869
    H. C. Merritt, 1870-1871
    George Harris, 1872-1873
    G. A. Ligon, 1874
    M. Sullivan, 1875-1877
    G. A. Ligon, 1878-1879
    J. J. Crusman, 1880-81
    A. Howell, 1882-85 inclusive
    James H. Smith elected January 16, 1886
    Recorders
    T. W. Beaumont, 1856-1857
    C. G. Smith, 1858-1860
    B. A. Rogers, 1861
    J. A. Bailey, 1862
    D. W. Nye, 1865
    L. G. Williams, 1866-1868
    Samuel J. Powers, 1869
    H. D. Read, 1880-1883 inclusive
    Charles H. Bailey, 1884-1885
    Attorneys
    Thomas W. King, 1856-1862, assisted in 1857 by G. A. Harel
    J. E. Bailey, 1865-1868, inclusive
    J. W. Jones, 1869
    John P. Campbell, 1870-1871
    B. D. Johnson, 1872
    A. H. Munford, 1873-1877 inclusive
    Rufus N. Rhodes, 1878-1881, inclusive
    John J. West, 1882-1885
    Treasurers
    W. P. Hume, 1856-1870, inclusive
    John W. Farm, 1871
    W. P. Hume, 1871-1885
    Marshals
    J. E. Marshal, succeeded by E. Withers, 1856
    E. Withers, 1857-1870, inclusive
    J. W. Wright, 1865
    J. J. Rawls, 1866-1868, inclusive
    M. Carkuff, 1869
    R. B. Walthal, 1870
    E. S. Bringhurst, 1871
    R. B. Walthal, 1872-81, inclusive
    R. H. Williams, 1882-1885
    Chiefs of Police
    J. M. Moore, 1856-1857
    A. D. Smith, 1858
    J. M. Moore, 1861-1862
    James Welch, 1869
    Frank Phillips, 1874
    M. W. Carkuff, 1875-1883

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    From: Tennessee Post Offices and Postmaster Appointments 1789-1984

    74   POST OFFICES IN
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
    AND THEIR DATES OF OPERATION

    Opening and Closing dates appear in parenthesis

    POST OFFICE
    Ardee (1886-1899)
    Armstrong (1880-1883)
    Asbury (1844-1858)
    Bagby (1900-1900)
    Bald Hornet (1878-1891)
    Bellamy (1891-1908)
    Big Four (1895-1907)
    Blooming Grove (1837-1859)
    Brewer (1894-1904)
    Broadbent (1900-1908)
    Brook Hill (1816-1832)
    Bryantville (1894-1905)
    Byway (1891-1895)
    Carmel (1878-1904)
    Central Point (1876-1877)
    Cherry Grove (1893-1904)
    Clarksville (1800-present)
    Clements (1860-1866)
    Collinsville (1873-1880)
    Corbandale (1866-1928)
    Cunningham (1892-present)
    Daleys (1846-1860)
    Dalys (1826-1832)
    Dogwood (1892-1923)
    Dotsonville (1877-1906)
    Elmore (1900-1901)
    Excell (1895-1905)
    Fairmont (1858-1866)
    Feary (ca. 1816- ca.1818)
    Fredonia (1827-1905)
    Gholson (1904-1913)
    Glenellen (1884-1899)
    Grantsville (1872-1874)
    Grantville (1877-1913)
    Gratton (1904-1911)
    Hackberry (1898-1932)
    Hampton Station (1874-1931)
    Hematite (1892-1895)
    Henrietta (1847-1858)
    Hickory Point (1900-1955)
    Iloilo (1900-1901)
    Johnson's (1831-1855)
    Jordon's Spring (1853-1908)
    Kercheval's (1828-1829)
    Langford (1894-1903)
    Leghorn (1894-1894)
    Little Grove (1847-1854)
    Liverwort (1898-1909)
    Louise (1892-1929)
    Macadoo (1846-1850)
    Maggie (1884-1884)
    McAllister's Cross Roads (1817-1905)
    Meriville (1851-1852)
    Merriwether (1894-1901)
    Minor's Nursery (1839-1850)
    Modoc (1900-1904)
    Mount Henry (1820-1848)
    Mount Vernon Furnace (1832-1835)
    Needmore (1903-1909)
    New Providence (1837-1915)
    New York (1820-1866)
    Oak Plain (1897-1906)
    Oakwood (1859-1908)
    Omar (1884-1904)
    Onecho (1839-1856)
    Orgain's Cross Roads (1877-1896)
    Palmyra (1801-present)
    Pea Ridge (1847-1882)
    Peacher's Mills (1853-1906)
    Pleasant Mound (1855-1897)
    Poplar Springs Iron Works (1854-1859)
    Poplar Springs Furnace (1876-1878)
    Port Royal (1802-1940)
    Rattlesnake (1893-1904)
    Rea (1882-1887)
    Red River Forge (1826-1829)
    Rest (1887-1889)
    Richardson's (1847-1872)
    Riggins (1883-1898)
    Ringgold (1847-1906)
    Rose Hill (1905-1909)
    Ross View (1873-1906)
    Ryan's Store (1852-1856)
    Sailors Rest (1832-1931)
    Saint Bethlehem (1869-present)
    Sango (1889-1906)
    Saugo (1881-1889)
    Searcy's (1817-1839)
    Seg (1881-1904)
    Shiloh (1869-1881)
    Somerset (1853-1854)
    Southside (1800-present)
    Steele (1883-1886)
    Tate's Station (1864-1872)
    Tennessee Iron Works (1827-1852)
    Thomason (1889-1918)
    Turbine (1888-1913)
    Vernon Furnace (1875-1881)
    Walnut Grove (1819-1827)
    Washington Furnace (1822-1940)
    Wheatley's Mills (1848-1851)
    Williams (1827-1839)
    Woodford (1854-1929)
    Woodlawn (1854-present)
    Yellow Creek Furnace (1825-1866)

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    From: Historical Sketches of Port Royal

    75   FIRST COMMISSIONERS OF PORT ROYAL

    Francis Prince
    John Baker
    Jonathan Stephenson
    James Ford
    William Connell

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    From: Historical Sketches of Port Royal

    76   EARLY SETTLERS

    Prince’s Station was settled by William Prince from Spartenburg, South Carolina in 1792. He later moved to Princeton, Ky. which was named after him.

    Robert Prince, possibly his brother, settled at the mouth of Miller's Creek in Robertson County. He was later one of the Commissioners of Palmyra and served in various Montgomery County offices.

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    From: Tennessee Watchman

    77   ROADS

    March 25,1806---Elisha Willis gives his resignation as overseer of the road from Conrad's Creek to the Big Hollow and Francis Smith is appointed in his place.
    John Coffee gives his resignation as overseer of the road and James Tribble is appointed in his place.
    Peter O'Neal gives his resignation as overseer of the road and James Tyler is appointed in his place.
    Edmond Suiter gives his resignation as overseer of the road from Clarksville to Budd's Creek and William Montgomery is appointed in his place.
    William Ford gives his resignation as overseer of the road and Robert Akin is appointed in his place.
    James Morrow is appointed overseer of the road leading from Absolom Tribble's Ferry to Davidson's old road and the hands as follows to work under him: Jacob Rudolph, James Boyd, Charles Miles, John Carnes, Timothy Anderson, Elijah Anderson, Hugh Nichols, William Perry, William Baker, David Reeder, John Harris.

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    78   ELECTION RESULTS

    August 5,1882--George R. Harris was elected Sheriff over Collier.
    Magistrates elected:
    District 13
    G. W. Armstrong & R.L. Lyle
    District 16
    James Wyatt & J.K. Raimey
    District 17
    Robert Edmondson & Tobe Cocke
    District 18
    H.H. Mockbee & J.M. Swift
    District 19
    R.H. McFall & Jo Corban
    District 20
    W.H. Dunbar & William Carney Allen

    September 9,1882--Mr. George R. Harris was duly sworn in as High Sheriff last Monday. He has appointed John Marable of District 4 and Joe Gerhart of the city to deputyships under him.

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    From: Tennessee Watchman

    79   APPOINTMENTS

    March 25,1806---Willie Blount produced a commission from the Governor as a Justice of the Peace.
    Adam Harmon is appointed Constable for Montgomery County. He gives his bond to Benjamin Hawkins and Stephen Givens his securities bound in sum of $640.

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    From: Historical Sketches of Port Royal

    80   MAIL ROUTES

    Mail routes were started in Port Royal in 1902. Wiley Sawyer was the only Rural Carrier.

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    From: The Cornsheller

    81   BRIDGES

    In 1899 there were two bridges across Red River, both were toll:
    New Providence Bridge, keeper was J.H. Ballentine
    Russellville Pike Bridge, keeper William "Buck" Collier

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    From: Genealogical Journal Of Montgomery County

    82   UNITED STATES POSTMASTERS AT NEW PROVIDENCE, TENNESSEE

    Butler Fauntleroy     March 2,1837
    Thomas F. Pettus     February 4,1842
    Nace F. Trice     September 8,1843
    Lewis A. Waller     March 18,1851
    Nace F. Trice     December 19,1853
    John F. Barnes     November 13,1855
    Reuben T. Pollard     September 18,1856
    John M. Burgess     April 6,1866
    Berry Lyle     October 10,1870
    John W. Leigh     January 31,1879
    Samuel Buckley     September 15,1882
    Edward L. Buckley     March 14,1892
    William C. Harelson     May 18,1898
    William D. Rossington     May 4,1903
    Alice Riggins     February 6,1911
    Post Office established March 2,1837; discontinued November 15,1915

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    From: "Red River Settlers, Records of the Settlers of Northern Montgomery, Robertson and Sumner Counties, Tennessee"

    83   ROAD WORK

    "In October of 1816, the court made Philemon Whitworth overseer of the road from the Nashville road to Moseley's Ferry. The hands to work under him were to be:
    Howell Adkins
    William Barton, Jr.
    Lemuel Barton
    Robert Barton
    William Barton, Sr.
    James Burton (or Barton)
    Hillary Burton (or Barton)
    Darnel Campbell
    Dudley Councell
    Nathaniel King
    William King
    James Major
    John Major
    William McAdams
    Willis Morgan
    Charles Perkins
    William Stewart
    Samuel Weakley
    John Whitworth
    Joseph Whitworth

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    84   RIGGINS

    November 24,1883--A post office, named Riggins, has been established at old Sailor's Rest Furnace, with R.L. Henry as postmaster, and will be ready for business in a few days.

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    From: The Leaf Chronicle June 8, 2002

    85   Clarksville, Tennessee Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

    Officer K. Leonard Nipple died August 9,1945, in an early morning fire at the Clarksville Laundry on Third Street. Nipple was standing in the doorway of the laundry's boiler room when a brick wall collapsed.

    Officer Kenneth L. Browning died February 13,1974, when a man armed with a shotgun opened fire on his patrol car at Madison and Third Streets. The gunman shot four rounds into the car, hitting Browning in the abdomen and Officer Joe Mixon in the right hand and shoulder. Mixon was able to radio for help. The gunman continued his downtown shooting spree, hitting two city firefighters with shotgun pellets as they ran for cover. He shot a man who walked out of the Royal York Hotel lobby and shot a woman motorist. He injured another officer and was killed as he exchanged fire with police.

    Officer Aaron Douglass Glenn died November 19,1983, two weeks after he was injured in a wreck on U.S. Highway 41A while responding to a domestic disturbance call in North Clarksville. Glenn reportedly was driving at a normal speed on his patrol motorcycle, but was unable to stop when a station wagon pulled out into traffic.

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    From: Montgomery County Court Minutes

    86   JUDGE APPOINTMENTS JULY 6,1847

    District 12
    James B. Green
    W.C. Batson
    M.P. Hagewood
    District 13
    Peter Laird
    W.R. Duke
    Hezekiah Davis
    District 14
    Abraham Baggett
    W.R. Martin
    James Easley
    District 15
    James Nolen
    Henry McFall
    J.W. Marable

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    From: Montgomery County Court Minutes

    87   JUDGE APPOINTMENTS February 2,1852

    District 12
    Thomas Batson
    Griffin Orgain
    William Batson
    District 13
    Robert Edmondson
    Arthur Harris
    William Thompson
    District 14
    J.W. Williamson
    William P. Laird
    Abraham Baggett
    District 15
    James Almon
    James Nolen
    James A. Powers

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    From: History of Montgomery County

    88   APPOINTEES

    1790

    Attorneys:
    James White
    Josiah Love
    James Mountflorence
    John Overton
    Howell Tranum
    David Allison
    Andrew Jackson

    County Attorney:
    Bennet Searcy

    Judge:
    Anthony Crutcher

    Straymaster:
    John Phillips

    Constable:
    William Smeathers

    Justices of the Peace:
    Martin Duncan
    Ezekial Polk
    John Phillips
    Benjamin Menees
    George Bell
    Jacob Pennington
    Francis Prince

    Militia Captains:
    William Glass
    Jesse Cain
    James Fleming
    Thomas Johnson

    Ensigns:
    Archibald Mahan
    John Edwards
    David McFaddin
    Abraham Harden

    Lieutenants:
    John Wilcox
    John Codry
    John Couts
    Philip Parchment

    Lieutenant-Colonel:
    Isaac Titsworth

    First Major:
    Jacob Pennington

    Second Major:
    Josiah Ramsey

    Sheriff:
    Joseph Neville

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    89   SOUTHSIDE

    November 27, 1920--We are proud to state that 40 of our good ladies exercised the privilege given them to vote and Mrs. Louis Batson holds the distinct honor of being the first lady to cast a vote in District 16.

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    From: Genealogical Journal of Montgomery County

    90   LETTER

    A letter to James Robertson, Esq. Gen Commandant
    The inhabitants of the town of Clarksville wish to make known to you that as government allows no protection at this time but the Spies, that it is our wish that you direct to have Peter Christian appointed to act as one of them on this frontier for the ensuing tour he having on the present one conducted himself with such vigilance and judgment in the business as justly merits our fullest confidence of his ability.
    We therefore hope that in consideration of the importance of the frontier We support, as well as the safety of us your fellow citizens that you will be pleased to accede to this our wish and give directions accordingly. We are ?? ?? James Adams, A. Bird, Robert Dunning, William Montgomery, Hugh McCollar?, John Brownlee, Phillip Litbert?, Ben Hawkins, Andrew ????
    Clarksville March 28,1795

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    91   TARSUS

    April 18,1918--Professor P.L. Harned, Councilor to District 19 for the sale of Liberty Bonds, accompanied by Callis Tate and Supt. A.W. Jobe, went to Palmyra last night, where they met at the Union School by a large number of District 19 citizens. Mrs. Tate made a stirring talk, after which over half of the District’s quota of $5,600.00 was subscribed.
    Mr. Harned reports that Mike Hussey, chairman of the 19th, is doing some excellent work, and there is not reason why District 19 shouldn’t soon go over their allotment.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    92   CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS

    May 1,1918--E.C. Cunningham, Councilor for District 13, reports the canvass of his district for the sale of Liberty Bonds has been completed, and the quota raised. The following purchased bonds:
    Allen Potter
    John Potter
    John Ussery
    George Ussery
    Norman Ussery
    William Ussery
    J.L. Weakley
    W.D. Weakley
    Bailey Johnson Jr.
    Mrs. Ida Steele
    Tobe Heggie
    J.H. Carver
    Leslie Lyle
    J.L. Dean
    W.H. Dean
    Ed Suiter
    Alex Yarbrough
    Buck Arms
    J.J. Hughes
    Mrs. Mary Manning
    Tom Richardson
    Ewing Meeks
    E.C. Cunningham
    Mrs. E.C. Cunningham

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    From: Memorabilia of Montgomery County

    93   EARLIEST RECORDED MONTGOMERY COUNTY
    GRAND JURY
    Gildwell Killebrew (foreman)
    Hugh M. Golam
    Richard Whitehead
    Samuel Humphries
    Peter Hubbard
    Abraham Locke
    Thomas Williams
    Jamie M. Carrell
    William Randall
    Thomas Hunter
    Allen Anderson
    Thomas Dunbar
    Robert Norolin
    Isaac Martin
    Jesse Sibbiy
    Dempsey (constable)
    Stephen Thomas (exempt)

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    94   CENSUS COUNT

    July 10,1880--W.R. Ramey, enumerator for District 18, has completed his work. He reports:
    Population at 1,048; voters: 193. According to the census of 1870, this district had a population of 1,249; this is a decrease of 201, which is caused by the suspension of Vernon Furnace. Billy desires us to return his thanks to the people and especially the ladies for their kind treatment during his enumeration.

    S.A. Wilson, Esq., enumerator for District 19 reports:
    Population 1,075, a decrease of 5 from the last census.
    Voters: 245.

    T.T. Harper, enumerator for the 16th and 20th Districts reports:
    16th population 1,187 and voters 235.
    20th population 827 and voters 162.

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    From: The Chronicle

    95   Candidates for sheriff

    August 1872---Candidates for sheriff were:
    J.C. Read,
    Irvin Beaumont
    David Brown
    Captain Irvin Beaumont, a civil war veteran, was elected.

    September 7,1872---Sheriff Irvin Beaumont was bonded today for $20,000. He appointed as his deputies:
    W.M. Shelton, Jr.
    J.H. Achey
    A.J. Allen
    David Brown
    All are qualified.

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    From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

    96   NEW POST OFFICE

    August 21,1880--A post office has recently been opened at Searcy's Ferry in this county with Mr. George Armstrong as Postmaster. The mail is carried by Mr. James D. McCurdy, the polite and accommodating contractor on the McAllister's X Roads route.

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    From: Montgomery County Scrapbook

    97   MAIL CARRIERS

    1911
    Rt. 1---Joseph L. Dean
    Rt. 2---J. Robert Burney
    Rt. 3---Chester Vernon Page
    Rt. 4---Herman Bridgewater
    Rt. 5---W. Clifton 'Buck' Williams
    Substitutes:
    Edward Suiter and B.S. Page
    1912:
    Rt. 6---W.H. 'Bill' Dean

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    98   RELIEF ORGANIZATION

    November 13,1930---The relief organization created to help alleviate the unemployment in Montgomery County and Clarksville, has now been completed with the appointment of the three representatives from the city-at-large and the three representatives from the colored race. Mayor W.D. Hudson, authorized to appoint these additional six members, announced his selections Wednesday morning.
    The three from the city-at-large include Mrs. Kate Sheppard, Dr. John A. Davison, pastor of the First Baptist Church and Robert O'Neal. The three from the colored people who, with the addition of Dr. Robert T. Burt, will represent their race in the organization are: the Reverend W.M. Benton, the Reverend Mose Tyler and the Rev. A.J. Buckley.

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    From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

    99   ELECTION

    July 10,1912---Mr. J.D. McCurdy has entered the race for the office of County Court Clerk. He is a well-known citizen of the 22nd District where he has been a successful farmer for many years.

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    From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    100   COUNTY ROADS

    January 7,1946---At the January session of the Montgomery County Quarterly Court, G.G. McClure, Highway Commissioner, stated "The county has government money available and has allotted 42.5 miles of county roads in the secondary road system. It includes Palmyra Road from Hilltop via Palmyra to the Stewart County line and Southside Road from Southside to Highway 13 via Gum Springs.



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