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Christian Pickle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1203
Abstract These papers document a lawsuit between Christian Pickle, Benjamin White, and William Owens. The lawsuit arose from a horse race that had taken place at Ashburns Paths near Knoxville two years earlier. Both Pickle and White had horses entered in the contest, and Owens and Pickle bet $40.00 on the outcome with White and Hugh Beard acting as their respective securities. Pickle's horse emerged victorious, but neither Owens nor White paid Pickle his winnings. As a result, Pickle sued Owens and...
Dates: 1798 October 8-1800 October 30

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1193
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a tract of land belonging to Hugh Hays in order to obtain the $290.78 that Thomas Blackamore recovered against him in a case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The Sheriff is to bring the money to the Court's July session so that it can be formally issued to Blackamore.

Dates: 1796 April 11

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1194
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a parcel of land belonging to James Montflorence in order to satisfy a debt of "Sixty nine pounds fourteen Shillings & four pence half penny" that Montflorence owes to Howel Tatum. The document also mentions that an unspecified debt to Andrew Jackson must be settled before Tatum can be paid.

Dates: 1793 July 8

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1197
Abstract

In this writ, the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell some of James Bosley's and James Robertson's lands in order to recover the remaining 23 pounds and 4 shillings that the two men owe to John Logan and William Taitt as a result of a recent court case.

Dates: 1793 July 8

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1206
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to recover the 18 shillings that John Shannon owes Patrick Lyons as a result of a court case that was decided in October 1794. The Sheriff is to bring this sum to the January 12, 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that it can be officially transferred to Lyons.

Dates: 1794 October 13

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1208
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell 1,000 acres of land belonging to Martin Armstrong and bring the proceeds to the January 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that the money can be applied to the 200 pounds that Bennett Searcy recovered against Armstrong during the court's previous session. The reverse contains a calculation of the fees Searcy incurred during the trial and that Armstrong has been ordered to pay.

Dates: 1794 October 13

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1209
Abstract This writ commands the Sheriff of Davidson County to apprehend Barkley William Pollock (apparently an executor for Evan Shelby's estate) and hold him in custody until he or someone acting on his behalf produces the one cent and six pounds, two shillings, and six pence that he owes to Abraham Riston as a result of a recent court case. The Sheriff is to appear in the court's next session to tell the justices how the writ was executed and, should Pollock pay his debt, to transfer the money to...
Dates: 1793 July 8

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1210
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that George A. Suggs owes to James Meness as a result of a court case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Once he has obtained the money, the Sheriff is to bring it to the court's July 1796 session so that it can be formally transferred to Meness. A notation on the reverse indicates that Suggs paid his debt on June 20, 1796.

Dates: 1796 April 11

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1211
Abstract This collection consists of two writs issued by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in Davidson County, witnessed in October of 1794. The first writ in this set instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that John Anderson and his wife recovered against Sackfield Macklin in a recent court case. The second instructs him to collect the money that Daniel James recovered against John Bell, also in a recent court case, and was issued on November 21, 1794. After he has...
Dates: 1794 October-November 21

Greene County (Tenn.) Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Appeal of Transcript

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1599
Abstract

This collection contains a transcript dated 1813-1814 of the court case of Joseph Kirk v. James Hays Jr. in the Greene County (Tenn.) Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions.

Dates: 1813 April 27-1814 February 1

Hamilton District Superior Court and Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1192
Abstract This collection houses four writs addressed to the Sheriff of Knox County. Three of the documents were issued by the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions and are signed by Charles M. McClung; one was issued by the Superior Court of the Hamilton District and is signed by Francis A. Ramsey. The writs from the County Court require the Sheriff to collect monies awarded during the court's previous session and the writ from the Superior Court directs him to apprehend George B. Green and...
Dates: 1792 October 22-1795 April 27

Henry G. Killgore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0132
Abstract

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Henry G. Killgore, a Justice of the Peace in Cocke County, Tennessee. Included in these documents are legal papers and write-ups, account keepers and receipts, and personal letters to family and friends.

Dates: 1842 October 15-1896 December 8, undated

Horace Maynard Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2253
Abstract

In this March 7, 1869 letter to Austin L. Green (Clerk of the County Court in Kingston, Tenn.), Horace Maynard apologizes for leaving court with a note that Green had given him to examine. He goes on to ask Green to search the family's papers to see if any similar notes are present.

Dates: 1869 March 7

James Scott Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1555
Abstract

In this petition to the Knox County Court, James Scott explains how he came to be in debt to Douglas Olliver, declares that he has attempted to repay this obligation, and accuses Olliver of refusing to accept his payment in order to extract a larger settlement. Scott asks that the relevant paperwork be collected and examined at the court's next session so that right may be done. The document is also signed by the court's clerk, Charles McClung.

Dates: 1799 October 19

Jane Russell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1600
Abstract

This collection has five court summonses for the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Greene County, Tennessee dating between January and April 1822. Each summons is on behalf of Jane Russell, acting for her deceased husband, John Russell.

Dates: 1822

John Collinsworth Court Summons

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1157
Abstract

This collection contains a single document written by David Campbell on August 15, 1794. The document is a court summons for John Collinsworth, a Washington County, Tennessee resident, to receive judgment for the money he owed fellow Washington County resident John King.

Dates: 1794 August 15

Knox County Court Bonds

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1196
Abstract

These two documents (signed by William Blount) compel William McNamee, Thomas McGilton, and Samuel Hindman to appear at the session of the Knox County Court to be held on July 14, 1799. All three men were apparently summoned to serve on juries.

Dates: 1799 January 22

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Bond

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1559
Abstract

This bond (worth $500) guarantees that William Overstreet, James Davis, and Jeremiah Rogers will appear before the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on October 30, 1797 to answer William and Phebe Tipton's charges of trespass and property damage.

Dates: 1797 September 25

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Summons Regarding Abraham Howard and Jessie Hawkins

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1562
Abstract

This summons instructs the Sheriff of Jefferson County to bring Abraham Howard and Jesse Hawkins to the August 7, 1797 session of the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to give testimony in the case of Jacob Vanhooser vs. Amos Byrd.

Dates: 1797 May 29

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Summons Regarding John Watson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1558
Abstract

This document instructs the Sheriff of Sevier County to summon John Watson to appear before the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on July 31, 1797 to give testimony in the matter of John Frazier vs. Thomas Carnes.

Dates: 1797 April 24