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Sumner County Clerk Minutes
December Term, 1865

Transcribed from TSL&A Microfilm Roll  #51
Sumner County Clerk Minutes, Vol:  Jan 1853 - Apr 1866

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
©2002

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State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court December Term, 1865
The Honb. County Court of Sumner County met according to adjournment at the Court House in Gallatin on the first Monday in December, it being the 4th day of said month, A. D., 1865, present the Honl. S. Heermans Judge, etc.

Ordered by the Court that James W. Haynes be appointed Administrator of all and singular the rights and credits, goods and chattels of the estate of James M. Swaney, deceased; and thereupon the said James W. Haynes and his securities J. L. Swaney and B. P. Swaney appeared in Open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Two Thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs and said J. W. Haynes was duly qualified.

Ordered by the Court that John A. Barber be appointed Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the estate of Gideon Stuart dec'd; and thereupon the said John A. Barber and his securities W. A. Payne and D. T. McKoin appeared in Open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penalty of One Thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs and said Barber was duly qualified.

An Inv. & Afc of Sale of the personal property of Richard E. Johnson dec'd was this day produced in Open Court by the Admr. W. C. Simpson, rec'd by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

An Inv. & Afc. of Sales of the personal property of C. P. Hallom dec'd was this day produced in Open Court by the Admr. J. A. Littleton, received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

The last will and testament of Joseph Robb dec'd was this day produced in Open Court for probate, duly proved by the oaths of G. S. Gray and J. R. A. Tomkins, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.  Joseph M. Robb, one of the executors named in said will, the other executor named, Alfred Robb, being dead - appeared in Open Court and accepted the execution of the same and was duly qualified without being required to give

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bond according to a provision in the will.

We, the undersigned Commissioners, appointed by the Sumner County Court at the September Term having been duly qualified proceeded to assign to Mrs. Maria Haynes, wife of F. G. Haynes, deceased, for her year's allowance the following articles, to wit;
50 barrels corn, 50 bushels wheat, 2000 lbs of Pork, 100 lbs. coffee, 200 lbs sugar, 200 dollars in money, 500 lbs beef
All of which is respectfully submitted this 16th day of October 1865.
Joseph Harlan
H. J. Lockett
S. T. Hilton

Martha Lane vs. T. R. Eubanks Admr of Bennett Lane dec'd et als
The Commissioners appointed at the last term of this Court to assign to the plaintiff her dower in the estate of Bennett Lane dec'd returned the following report viz;
Pursuant to an order from the County Court, the undersigned Commissioners, after being duly sworn, have this day valued the estate of Bennett Lane deceased and set apart as dower for the benefit of the widow, Martha Lane, the following described lands namely; Beginning at a Hackberry by the bluff on a ravine which cuts off what is called the island, running S. 34 poles to Cumberland river, thence down the river to the mouth of Elliott's branch, thence up the meanders of said branch to a Hackberry where a water gate is hung, thence E 16 poles to the Turnpike, thence with the meanders of the pike to the northwest corner of where the grass lot now is, thence S 72 1/2 degrees E 36 poles to a stake thence South 70 poles to the bluff, thence with the bluff to the beginning, containing by estimation 50 ares, 3 roods and 26 perches.  That being in our estimation one third in value of the whole estate.  In witness whereof we have set our names this Nov. 20th 1865.
Mat J. Lucas  }
Eli Odom         }  Commissioners
J. A. Nimmo Dpty. Cty. Srvyr.
which report is in all things confirmed.  It is further ordered that the plaintiff pay the costs.

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(Plot of Survey)

Eliza L. Kirby vs. L. B. Allison  - Bastardy
This cause came on for hearing this day and the said L. B. Allison appearing in Open Court and not denying the charges against him of being the reputed father of a male bastard child, whereof the said Eliza L. Kirby who delivered on the 8th day of October 1865.  It is therefore ordered by the Court that the said L. B. Allison enter into bond and security in the sum of five hundred dollars, conditioned that said bastard child shall not become a pauper or county charge on this or any other county of this State and that he pay the sum of forty dollars for the first, thirty dollars for the second year and twenty dollars for the third year to the County Commissioners of the poor for the support of said bastard child and obey such orders as this court may make in the premises.  He therefore entered into and gave his bond together with Geo. Chitwood & G. R. Perdue as his securities as above ordered.  It is further ordered that he pay all the costs in this case, and that execution may issue at any time upon the order of this Court to collect and enforce the payment and collection of the stated amounts in said bond etc.

Mary C. Blackmore vs. George Blackmore et als
The Commissioners appointed at a previous

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term of this Court to assign to the plaintiff her dower in the estate of Dr. James A. Blackmore, deceased, returned into Court the following report:
To the Honb. S. Heermans, Judge of the County Court of Sumner.
The undersigned Commissioners appointed at a previous term of the County Court of Sumner County, to allot to Mrs. Mary C. Blackmore her dower out of the real estate of the late Dr. James A. Blackmore, her husband, being sworn, do assign to her the following land, lying in Sumner County, on the Hartsville Turnpike bounded as follows:  Beginning in the center of the Gallatin & Hartsville turnpike, running North 1 1/2 degrees West One hundred & fifty seven poles to a stake, thence North 88 1/2 degrees East one hundred & thirty five poles to a stake, thence South 1 1/2 degrees West seventy two poles to a stake, West five poles to a stake, thence South 1 1/2 degrees East Eighty five poles to a stake; Thence 88 1/2 degrees West One hundred and thirty poles to the beginning, containing by actual survey One hundred and thirty acres, and embracing the mansion house and other buildings.
We also allot her forty acres anywhere on the South boundary of the ridge tract for the purposes of timber and fuel, the precise point or locality to be designated by the said Mary C. Blackmore, or her authorized agent and then to be run out and accurately surveyed by metes and bounds and inserted in this report by Wm Lovell, Special Surveyor.
These two tracts we consider one third in value of the entire real estate of the said James A. Blackmore dec'd.  Given under our hands & seals this (left blank) day of Nov. 1865.
Charles E. Boddie (Seal)
Wm Cantrell (Seal)
Jno T. Baber (Seal)
W. A. Lovell, Sur. (Seal)
which report being unexcepted to is in all things confirmed by the Court.  It is further ordered that the plaintiff pay the costs.

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Ordered by the Court that Lyth Ball be appointed Overseer on the Hartsville Road commencing at R. Purseley's corner & running to Harris' branch with the following list of hands on the lands of Wm. Tillman, R. C. Dalton, E. Dalton, Lock Dalton, Mrs. McAdams, Wm Luster, Averett Purseley, & B. W. Mills.

Ordered by the Court that Wm Albright be appointed Overseer on that part of the Hartsville & Russellville roads commencing at the ford of Dry Fork Creek at Mrs. Collier's to the top of the Ridge at Mrs. Simpson's with the hands living on the lands of Mrs. McMurtry, Mrs. E. Morgan, Zack Green, Louis Green, E. Poston, Wesley Guthrie, Irvin Guthrie, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Mary Bullock, Widow Guthrie, Mrs. Martha Simpson, John Neal, Frederick Tyree, Messrs. Barr & E. A. Ramsey.

Jo. B. Hobday Admr. of Francis Clarke, dec'd vs Sarah Clarke et als
Be it remembered that the above cause coming on for hearing, at the present term of the Court, was heard on this the 5th day of December, 1865, before his Honor, S. Heermans, Judge of the County Court for Sumner County upon the Petition, answers, interlocutory orders and the report of the Clerk and the proof in the cause.  And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Francis Clark departed this life intestate in the county of Sumner in the month of June 1865, leaving the defendants, Sarah Clarke, his widow, and Drissella Clarke and Nancy Clarke as his only distributees and heirs at law, and that the petitioner, at the August Term 1865 of this Court, qualified as his Administrator.  That the intestate had no personal estate, but was the owner in fee of the land mentioned in the pleadings, which composed his entire estate - that in the same, which has not been allotted her - that the ad-

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ministrator has nothing with which to furnish the widow with her years support nor to pay the indebtedness of the intestate and the expenses of his administration, to enable him to do which, it is absolutely necessary to sell the land mentioned in the pleadings.  And it further appearing to the Court that the defendant, Sarah Clark, does not wish her dower in kind, but prefers that the whole tract be sold and she receive in lieu of her dower its equivalent in value in money out of the proceeds of the sale.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the lands mentioned in the pleadings be sold, one third cash and the balance upon a credit of twelve and eighteen months in equal amounts, the purchaser giving approved bond and security, and a lien retained upon the land until all the purchase money is paid.  Out of the proceeds of the sale the defendant, Sarah Clarke, will receive whatever amount shall be ascertained to be equal in value to her dower, and whatever sum shall be reported by the Commissioners to purchase her year's support, the same to be paid over to her as the funds are realized after paying the costs of this proceeding, the balance of the proceeds to be paid over to the Petitioner to be used by him in the due course of his administration.  John L. Bugg, Clerk of this Court is appointed Commissioner to make the sale in conformity with the provisions of this decree; who after giving twenty days public notice of the time and place of sale, will sell the land at public auction to the highest bidder, on the terms above directed.  The sale to take place upon the premises.  He will report to the next or some subsequent term of this Court, until when all other matters are reserved.

Adeline Coram vs. H. J. Lockett et als
The Commissioners appointed at the last term of the Court to assign to the plaintiff her dower in the estate of A. Coram deceased, returned into Court the following report.
Pursuant to an order from the County Court the undersigned Commissioners have this day after being duly sworn valued the real estate of Abjah Coram dec'd and laid off as dower for the benefit of his widow Adeline Coram the following lands viz:  Beginning at a rock S. W. corner of land in the Belotes' ferry road, running in the road N. 17 1/2 W 28 poles thence N 19 degrees W 18 poles & 8 links to a stake in the center of the road thence East by the N. W. corner of the barn 104 poles 10 links to a

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stake in the East boundary line, thence South 44 poles 10 links to the Ash corner, thence West, 90 poles to the beginning (giving her the fence on the north side of the lot) containing 26 acres 2 roods, 32 perches, which we think is one third the value of the whole.  This November 23rd 1865.
E N. Mitchiner   }
Jas. W. Bullock  }   Commissioners
J. A. Nimmo Surveyor

(Plot of survey)

which being unexcepted to is in all things confirmed by the Court.  And it is further ordered by the Court that the plaintiff pay the costs.

Elizabeth B. Roney, et als. vs. Isaac M. Short et als.
Be it remembered that the above cause coming on for hearing at the present term of the Court, was heard on this the 5th day of December 1865 by his Honor, S. Heermans,  Judge of the County Court of Sumner upon the petitions and the answers of the defendants.  And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the petitioner, Perry Corkran is the owner of four ninths of the eighty acres of land mentioned in the pleadings, and that the other petitioners and the defendants, Thomas J., Joseph W.

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Beverly L. C., Sarah B. and Fannie S. A. Austin by devise from their father Samuel Austin are the owners in fee of the other five ninths of said land, the widow already having had her dower allotted her, and the executor having no necessity of resorting to the same for the payment of debts, the parties in interest are entitled to partition of the same according to their respective rights.
It is therefore ordered and decreed by the Court that said land be divided as follows, to wit;  Four ninths in quantity and value to the petitioner, Perry Corkran, and the remaining five ninths equally to the petitioner Elizabeth B. Roney and the defendants, Thomas J. Joseph W. Beverly L. C., Sarah B. and Fannie S. A. Austin, that is one sixth of five ninths to each equally in value the last five of whom are minors, whose interest will therefore be laid off together or in one body, giving to the petitioner, Elizabeth B. Roney one sixth of five ninths of the entire tract.  Andrew McGlothlin, Abram Bradley and Joseph McGlothlin are appointed Commissioners to make said partition or division in conformity with this decree, in doing which they will first be sworn and report to the next or some subsequent term of this Court.
Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
S. Heermans Judge

Monday morning Decr. 6th 1865

The Commissioners appointed at the last term of the Court to set apart to Mrs. Julia A. Barker, widow of Henry J. Barker dec'd one year's support for her and family returned into court their report which is confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

H. A. Parish et als vs. M. G. Parish et als
In this cause reference is made to the Clerk of this Court to take proof and report what fee should be allowed Guild, Smith, & Guild for services as attorney in the cause, he will report to this term of the Court.

H. A. Parish et als. vs. M. G. Parish et als
In this cause reference having been made to me to take proof and report to this term of the Court what fee

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should be allowed Guild Smith & Guild as attys. I caused Wm S. Munday and Jas. J. Turner to come before me on the 6th day of December 1865 and report from their testimony that one hundred and fifty (150) dols. would be a fair and moderate fee for services in said cause.  John L. Bugg Clerk
which report being seen and understood by the Court is in all things confirmed and it is ordered by the Court that the Clerk pay Guild Smith & Guild a fee of one hundred & fifty dols. out of the moneys arising from said sale.

Ordered by the Court that And'w Clyne, Malaki Fikes and Ed Duffer together with the county surveyor be appointed Commissioners to lay off and set apart Mary Gant Widow of Benj. Gant dower in her dec'd husbands estate and report to the next term of this Court under oath.

A. J. West vs. Mary E. West and Jas W. West
Be it remembered that the above cause coming on to be heard at the present term of the Court was heard on this the 6th day of December 1865 before his Honor, S. Heermans, Judge etc. upon the petition exhibits and pro confesso taken in the cause, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the petitioner A. J. West and the defendant, Mary E. West, by inheritance from her father Daniel W. West are joint owners, as tenants in common of the tract of land mentioned in the pleadings, containing about two hundred and thirty acres in Dist. No. 13 as appears from the exhitbits on file - that the parties are entitled to partition thereof equally in value according to their respective rights.
It is therefore ordered and decreed that the said tract of land be equally divided between the petitioners, A. J. West and the defendant Mary E. West according to value and in such manner as shall be most promotive of the interest of each party and that James A. Malone, G. M. Gillespie and B. N. Fleming be appointed Commissioners to make said partition or division according to the terms of this decree - they will first be sworn, and make their report to the next of some subsequent term of the Court.

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We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by the Court Court of Sumner County Sept. Term 1865 to appropriate to Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, widow of Elisha Jones dec'd one year's support of the effects that belong to the estate to her as follows;  75 lbs coffee, 150 lbs sugar, 1 barrel salt, 10 lbs soda, 4 lbs tea, 4 lbs pepper, 2 lbs Allspice, 1 lb ginger, all the bacon on hand about 250 lbs, all the lard on hand, 8 choice pork hogs, 20 bushels wheat, 50 barrels corn, 500 Bundles oats, 500 Bundles Fodder, 150 dollars in money, all the molasses on hand.
All of which is submitted this 13th Sept 1865.
E. T. Seay
C. L. Bennett
B. W. Mills

Friday morning December 8th 1865

Ordered by the Court that E. M. Hall be appointed administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the estate of John L. Griffin dec'd and thereupon the said E. M. Hall and his securities Thomas Stringer and Granville McGlothlin appeared in Open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penalty of Three thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs and said Hall was duly qualified.

Ordered by the Court that Margaret Burk be appointed administratrix of all and singular the rights and credits, goods and chattels of the estate of Ulett Burk deceased; and thereupon the said Margaret Burk and her securities Michael Kenny appeared in Open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penalty of One Hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs and said Burk was duly qualified.

Ordered by the Court that J. W. Harris, M. J. Hassell and Timothy Walton be appointed Commissioners to set apart to the widow of J. L. Griffin

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deceased one years support out of the effects of her said deceased husband, and report under oath to the present or some subsequent term of the Court.

Monday morning Decr. 11th 1865

Ordered by the Court that Bruce P. Dye be appointed administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of the estate of Eli S. Perdue deceased, and thereupon the said Bruce P. Dye and his securities Giles R. Perdue and Geo. Whitwood appeared in Open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penalty of Six thousand five hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs and said B. P. Dye was duly qualfied.

Tuesday morning December 12th 1865

An Inventory and Account of Sales of the personal property of H. J. Barker deceased was this day presented in Open Court by the Admrx. Julia A. Barker, received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

An Inventory and Account of Sales of the Personal Property of Richard Franklin Jr. deceased was this day produced in Open Court by the Adms. J. M. Henry, received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

We the undersigned Commissioners after being duly qualified and having been appointed at the September Term of the Honorable County Court of Sumner County

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Tennessee to lay off one years support for Mrs. Mildred Franklin widow of Richard Franklin dec'd make the following report, viz:
60 lbs coffee      25 lbs sugar         1 barrel salt                  30 Bu wheat
50 Bar. corn      1000 lbs pork       1000 bundles Fodder    1000 Bundles Oats
10 lbs soda        2 1/2 lbs pepper    2 1/2 lbs ginger             20 gals molasses
2 lbs tea            2 lbs Allspice         10 lbs crushed or loaf sugar
Cash $200.00
All of which is respectfully submitted this October 4th 1865.
Test                             E. T. Seay             H C. Ellis
W F. Andrews D.P.S.  S. H. Rickman      Wm. G. Henry
                                     B. W. Mills

Wednesday morning Dec. 13th 1865

The Clerk this day produced in Open Court a settlement with George W. Terry as Admr. of Beverly E. Coats dec'd. which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Friday morning December 15th 1865

To the Honorable S. Heermans, Judge of the County Court of Sumner presiding at Gallatin
The bill and petition of Wm. C. Simpson, Administrator of R. E. Johnson dec'd filed in the County Court of Sumner against Mary Ann Johnson, Elizabeth Rippy & husband, Wm. Rippy, Mary Heath & husband, Benjamin Heath and Robert Johnson, Martha Johnson, Wm. A. Johnson, James Johnson and Jesse Johnson minors without regular guardian defendants.
The Complt. would show your Honor that R. E. Johnson departed this life intestate on the (left blank) day of 186(left blank) leaving the defendant, Mary Ann Johnson, his widow and the other defendants as his only distributees and heirs at law, that he took out letters of administration upon the estate

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of the said R. E. Johnson at the (left blank) Term 1865 of the County Court of Sumner.  The defendant, Mary Ann, has had her dower allotted, her years provisions allowed her and the articles exempt from execution set aside and the complainant has made sale of the remaining personal property, which amounts to only $13.15 as his amount of sales will show, to which reference is made.  This embraces the entire personal assets in the hands of Complainant.  So far complainant has ascertained the following outstanding debts against his intestate to wit;

                   
To Jno H. Reddick note now due for about $68.00
To Patterson & Pond note now due for about      31.00
To M. Hodges Exr. etc note now due for about   12.25
To A. S. Simpson afc. for about   10.00
To Wm Equels afc for about     12.00
To Jas. Stewart Admr. Note for about   15.00
To E. L. H. Reddick Note for about     34.00
To Jas Stewart Admr Judgment for about   14.75
To Hiram Brown Judgment for about   30.00

To S. W. Hodges Afc. for about

  19.00
To A. C. Anthony Note for about   69.00
To L. M. Woodson Note for about   10.00
To A. M. Durham afc for about     27.00
To Jonathan Durham afc for about   15.00

Making in all besides four or five years interest  $367.00
The intestate is also indebted to Sarver & Fikes by judgment but the amount is unknown to Complt. and he may be indebted to others, of which Complt has no knowledge.  Your Honor will see that the personal assets are greatly insufficient to meet the liabilities of his intestate.  The deceased was possessed at the time of his death of a tract of land lying in District No. 15 containing about One hundred and five acres, adjoining the lands of James Escue, Thomas Rippy; A. S. Simpson and Westley Rippy; sixty acres of which are covered by the widow's dower.  Complt. avers that it is absolutely necessary to sell the land for the payment of the debts against his intestate's estate and as it is inferior in quality, it will require the whole of it and the remainder in the widow's dower, and that this may be done the bill is filed.
The premises considered, Complt. asks your Honor to make the persons named in the caption defendants to this bill.  Let subpoena to answer issue etc. and appoint a guardian ad litem for the minors.  Let them answer all the material allegations of this bill, and upon the hearing

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of the cause grant to Complt. an order for the sale of the land mentioned in his bill that is the entire tract subject to the dower interest of the widow and as a preliminary to this, if it be deemed necessary order such reference to the Clerk as will ascertain the condition of the estate of the intestate and grant him such other and different relief as the nature of his case may require and as in duty bound he will ever pray etc.
W. S. Munday Sol. for Complt.

State of Tennessee
Sumner County         Came before me John L. Bugg Clerk of the County Court of said county Wm C. Simpson and made oath that the matters and things stated in the foregoing bill as of his own knowledge are true and those stated upon the information of others he believes to be true.
Sworn to & subscribed before me December 14th 1865
John L. Bugg Clerk
by J. A. Trousdale D. C.
I acknowledge myself the security of the Complt for the prosecution of this cause and the payment of all such costs as may be adjudged against him.  Decr. 14th 1865
W. S. Munday

Ordered by the Court that in this cause reference is made to the clerk of this court to take such proof as may be necessary in this cause and report to this or the next term of this court.

Tuesday morning Dec'r 196h 1865

Mary A. Vaughan vs. John A. Vaughan et als.

This cause came on for hearing this day, before Judge Heermans, upon the report of the Commissioners which is as follows, viz;
The undersigned Commissioners after being duly sworn

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have this day pursuant to an order from the County Court October Term, valued the real estate of Henry B. Vaughan dec'd and set apart a dower for the benefit of the widow Mary A. Vaughan, the property herein described, viz, the dwelling house and lots fronting Main Street in the town of Gallatin and formerly occupied a family residence, together with the farm known as the Brown farm containing by estimation seventy five acres, which parcels of land we consider worth one third of the whole estate.  In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our hands and seals the 10th of November 1865.
C. E. Douglass
B. F. Ferrell            Commissioners
J. A. Nimmo Surveyor
which being seen and understood by the Court and being unexcepted to is in all things confirmed.
It is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that all right and title in and to said property be divested out of the defendant and be vested in the complainant for life as dower.  It is further ordered that complainant pay the costs in this case.
(Dower Plot)

Derotha Douglass vs. S. T. Douglass et als
This cause was this day heard before Judge Heermans upon the report of the Commissioners to lay off the dower the widow of A. G. Douglass dec'd which report is as follows viz;
In obedience to an order from the County Court of

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Sumner the undersigned, after being duly sworn, have this day valued the real estate of A. G. Douglass deceased and set apart for dower for the benefit of the widow Derotha Douglass the following described land:  Beginning at a stake on the West boundary of the dower of Mrs. M. Douglass running S 3/4 W to a stake 44 poles, then S 84 1/2 E 26 poles to a stake, thence S 5 1/2 E 23 poles to a stake, thence N 89 1/2 W 12 poles to the center of the branch, thence with the meanders of the branch S 12 degrees W 20 8/10 poles, thence S 70 1/2 W 7 Thence S 35 degrees E 16 poles thence S 6 degrees 30 poles, thence S 72 degrees W 4 poles; thence S 1/2 E 47 2/10 poles to M. C. Abstons' North boundary, thence West 46 poles to the middle of the branch, thence up the branch N 38 degrees W 30 poles to B. F. Ferrells East boundary line thence N 1 1/2 E 50 poles with (left blank) to a large stump thence East, 16 poles to a stake, thence North 110 9/10 poles to a stake, thence East 39 poles to the beginning, containing by calculation sixty one 7 1/2 acres.  In witness whereof we hereunto affix our names this 8th day of November 1865.
Wm Cantrell (Seal)
Zadock Soper  (Seal)
J. A. Nimmo Survry.
which being seen and understood by the Court and being unexcepted to is in all things confirmed.  It is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that all right, title in and to said described land be divested out of the defendants and be vested in the widow, the Complainant, for life as her dower.  It is further ordered that Complainant pays the costs of this suit.
(Dower Plot)

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James M. Griffin et als vs. John T. Stogan
This cause was this day heard before Judge Heermans upon the report of the Clerk which is as follows viz;
Pursuant to decretal order of the County Court of Sumner County rendered at the November Term 1865, in the case of James M. Griffin et als vs. John T. Stogan, I sold at public auction, on the premises, on the 12th day of Dec. 1865 after thirty days notice, a tract of One hundred and eight acres of land belonging to the estate of Mrs. Hannah Jackson dec'd & lying in the 18th Civil District of said county.  Said land was purchased by J. N. Lee he being the highest bidder therefore, for Three hundred and fifty five dollars ($355.00).  Twenty five dollars were paid me on the day of Sale and I took his note payable twelve months after date for the remainder, Three hundred & thirty dollars ($330.00) Wm. Jackson and A. H. Guthrie being his securities.
All of which is respectfully submitted to the Court this 13th day of Dec. 1865.
John L. Bugg Clerk
by J. A. Trousdale D. C.
which being seen and understood by the Court and being unexcepted to is in all things confirmed.  The Clerk will take proof and report what fee should be allowed J. J. Turner as attorney in the case.

James M. Griffin et als vs. J. T. STogan
This cause was this day heard before Judge Heermans upon the report of the Clerk which is as follows, "from the evidence of B. F. Allen I report that a fee of $15.00 should be allowed in the case of J. M. Griffin et als vs. J. T. STogan to J. J. Turner".
J. L. Bugg Clerk
which said report being seen by the Court & understood is confirmed & the Clerk will pay the same out of the funds.

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Thursday morning December 21st 1865

Jesse Jackson et als Ex Parte
Be it remembered that this cause came on for hearing before Judge Heermans upon the report of the Clerk, which is as follows viz:
Pursuant to a decree of the County Court of Sumner County  rendered at the November Term 1865 in the case of Jesse Jackson et als Ex Parte.
I sold at public auction to the highest bidder the tract of land belonging to the estate of John Jackson dec'd and lying in the 10th Civil District of said county.  James Shoecraft purchased the land at Six dollars & seventy cents ($6.70) per acre.  The Deed and Grant for said land call for seventy five acres which at $6.70 per acre make Five Hundred & two dollars & fifty cents ($502.50).  I received Twenty five dollars ($25.00) cash and took his note for the remainder Four hundred & seventy seven dollars & fifty cents ($477.50) payable in twelve months.
All of which is respectfully submitted this 18th December 1865.
John L. Bugg Comsr.
which being seen and understood by the Court and being unexcepted to is in all things confirmed.  The Clerk will take proof and report what the fee of J. J. Turner Solicitor in this case should be.
Jesse Jackson et als Ex parte.  This cause was this day heard upon the report of the Clerk which is as follows; "From the report of B. F. Allen I report that a fee of $25.00 should be allowed J. J. Turner in the case of Jesse Jackson et als, sale of land."
J. L. Bugg Clerk
which said report is by the Court in all things confirmed & the Clerk will pay the same out of any funds that may be in his hands.

Tuesday morning Decr. 26th 1865

John C. Lovell et als vs. J. T. Buntin et als
In this case it appearing to the Court that Mary F. Lovell one of the Complainants is one of the heirs and distributees of Thomas Buntin dec'd and that at the sale of the land sold under the decree of this County in this case the Huffman tract of land lying in Robertson County, Tennessee, containing Five hundred and three acres was bid off by the Complainant, J C. Lovell at the price of $14.56 per acre for the use and benefit of the said Mary F. Lovell, and that at the September Term, 1865, of this Court a decree was pronounced confirming said sale and it appearing to the Court that through mistake or inadvertence the decree vested the title of said land in the said J. C. Lovell instead of his wife Mary F.  It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court upon the application of the said Mary F. Lovell, the said John C. Lovell assenting to the same, that the title of the said 503 acres of land be vested in the said Mary F. Lovell and her heirs free from the debts and liabilities of her husband John C. Lovell and that that portion of the decree of Sept., 1865, vesting the title in the said John C. Lovell, be annulled and for nothing held.

Two orphan negro children viz, Sarah aged nine years and Luke aged six, were this day apprenticed to J. C. Lovell, who gave bond according to law, with George Love as his security.

Wednesday morning Dec. 17th 1865

The Clerk this day made a settlement with G. W. Duncan as guardian of Martha Jane, Thomas J., John H.,

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William E. and Benjamin F. Barnard, minor heirs of Elisha Barnard dec'd (in Texas) which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

B. B. Barr this day made a report showing the amount of effects that has come into his hands as Executor of Samuel Barr dec'd. which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.
The Clerk this day presented in Open Court a settlement made with B. B. Barr as Executor of Samuel Barr dec'd which is received by the Curt and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the Court, a competent Court being present that the Trustee of Sumner County pay the following allowances viz,
To W. J. Lucas & Cs. for Hospital, C. House & Poor House afc.  $88.95
To R. F. Strother afc (ditto)     3.00
To Chas. Faidley afc ditto for Beef     6.78
To Capt. Bonham afc ditto for Bacon     5.00
To A. Simons afc. ditto for Beef & Pork   10.90
To F. A. Barber afc. ditto for Flour & Meal   29.25
To Jas. House Jr. afc Stoves, tinware & repairs on C. H. etc   74.55
To Schell & Blakemore afc. Medicines for Hospital     8.75
To Peacock afc. for one spade for Hospital     2.00
To Thos. C. Douglass afc. for Wood for Hospital   21.00
To Alexander Gaines afc.    ditto   23.00
To Wm Roscoe afc. for Mutton for Hospital     2.35
To J. P. Gourley afc. for Been for Hospital     4.80
To V. L. Collier Senr afc. for House rent for Hospital   70.00
To W. C. Blue repairs on C. H. & Pauper Coffins  blank
To J. R. A. Tomkins Mdse. for Pauper burial     3.25
To W. Wright & Son afc. for C. H. & P. H.   30.30
To John L. Bugg Clerk making out Tax list for 1865 100.00
To John L. Bugg, Clerk issuing certificates to voters & registering same   75.00
To E. L. Payne holding two elections     3.00
To David Johnson for wood for C. H.   24.00
To Wm Henley for Horse hire & moving patients to Hospital  blank
To C. B. King for Four Pauper Coffins   20.00
To Haggard & McKerley Glass etc. for C. H.   26.90
To Jarret Carter Services as Supt. at Hospital  blank
To J. F. Lambert holding inquests 3 negroes   15,00
Old negro Woman at Capt. Boude's ordered that Coms. of Poor make
arrangements for her
Coms. of the Poor for benefit of Dorcas Carmon pauper   30.00


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