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Madison County (Tenn.) Chancery Court Proceedings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0686
Abstract This collection consists of a single volume documenting the case of Robert W. Chester vs. Robert W. Crockett and William Groom, which was heard before the Madison County Chancery Court on January 15, 1851. This case had to do with money that Crockett (who was co-executor of Terrill L. Camp's estate with William Groom) was supposedly illegally withholding from Chester without Groom's knowledge. The ledger includes transcriptions of Chester's original complaint, Crockett's answer, exhibits for...
Dates: 1851 January 15

Nathan Southern, Hilary Hurst, and Joseph Lawhorn Bond Regarding Anderson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0160
Abstract

This bond lists Nathan Southern, Hilary Hurst, and Joseph Lawhorn as indebted to the State of Tennessee in the amount of $50.00 each to secure the appearance of Anderson, an enslaved person, before the court on December 19, 1856 to face a misdemeanor charge.

Dates: 1856 December 18

Thomas Humes Lawsuit Summary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0913
Abstract

This document constitutes a summary of a lawsuit that Thomas Humes brought against William Smith, John Gore, and James Roddy of Jefferson County, Tennessee. Additional notes signed by Frances Alexander Ramsey and Archibald Roane dated April 5, 1799 certify that the document is an accurate copy of the Court's records.

Dates: 1797 September 13-1799 April 5

Washington County Emancipation and Appearance Bonds

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0152
Abstract

This collection houses four bonds issued in what is now Washington County, Tennessee. The first bond, issued by the short-lived State of Franklin, ensures that William Moore will appear to answer charges that John Waddle has brought against him regarding a debt of fifty pounds. The remaining bonds free four enslaved persons belonging to William Nodding and five enslaved persons belonging to William Calvert.

Dates: 1786 May 7-1804 November 8