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Chancery Court Cases Index 1840
From the J. A. Sharp Collection
Contributed by Sam Maner

No. 9: Thomas C. Brabson, Exec. Reps J. Davis, dec d., vs. Widow & Heirs, 24: Sept.
1855. (Will of Reps J. Davis, made 14 Jan. 1853)

No.10: W. M. Bryan, Adm. , vs. Creditors & Heirs, Spencer C . Gist, dec'd 4 Dec. 1848

No. 13: Bank of Tennessee vs. John Ellis & R. H. Hynds 19 July 1852

No. 16: Union, Bank vs. R.J. West & C. Cowan, 14 April 1846( Champion Cowan data)

No. 20: Wm. Burns To. Benj. Tipton & Asa Delozier 13 Sept. 1851 (debt)

No. 20:Wesley Huffaker, John Chandler vs. Ann Shahan of et al, 3 Aug. 1855
(James Shahan dec'd., Walker County, Ga. , 1854; wife & Heirs)

No. 21:T. C. Brabson & Bros. vs. Wm. G. Pickens, 3 Dec. 1861 (debt)


No. 22 Henry S. Catlett et al vs.. A. Lawson Jr., et al, 4 Feb. 1856 (Will of
Anthony Lawson 12 Mar. 1839; latter's Heirs)

No. 23: Bank of Tennessee vs. Joshua Cate & others, 11 April 1854 (debt)

No. 24 Wm. R. Caswell assignee vs. Wilson Duggan, 4 April 1844 (debt)

No. 25:Mary E.. Trundle by next Friend, vs. Daniel L. Trundle 9 March 1846

No. 26: James R. Brazelton vs. C.A. Clementson & others, 20 Dec. 1853 (debt)

No. 27:Joseph Snapp vs. John Cannon 11 March 1843 (debt)

No ? 28:Aaron Shamblin vs. Joseph Delozier 20 July 1859 (Injunction)

No. 29: John Cunningham vs. Saml. Pride, James B. Sharp, Execs., John Sharp, dec'd 19 Jan. 1816 (J. G. M. Ramsey's Deposition as Physician for sd. Cunningham insane Man)

No . 30: John McMahan vs. Wellington, Samuel & Issac McMahan 9 April 1850 (debt)


No. 31: Calvin Clinton Mary Clinton vs. in. Smith & others, 25 Oct. 185 (Will of Francis Bodine, made 12 Sept. 1836)

No. 33:W.C. Murphy vs. Joseph, Bailey, T. J. Bradford & others, 12 April 1865 (debt)

No. 37 John McNutt vs. S.W. Inman 2 Aug.. 1850 (Injunction, regarding sick Negro purchased by sd. McNutt from ad. Imam)

No. 38: Isham Hodges vs. Wm. Hodges Ads. , & others, 1 Feb. 1853 (Estate of
Edmond Hodges Sr. )

No. 39: James M. Rogers vs. Richard Randles, James Randles a others, 9 Aug. 1849 (debt)


No. 40: Wm. Mattox vs. Sarah Headrick & others, 21 duly 11358 ( Sd.. Mattox 77 yrs.
old in 1856; m. Sarah Headrick in latter year)

No. 41: Petition for Dower by Mary McCroskey 10 Dec. 1846 (Sd. Mary, widow of
Robert McCroskey, dec'd., Feb. 1846; she dau. of John Sharp; heirs of sd.
Mary & Robt. McCroskey)

No. 42:John Walker vs. Cowan & Dickinson & Co., 9 Feb. 1855 ( debt )

No. 43: James W. Ellis et al vs. S.W. Handles et al, April Term, 1877

No. 45: Saml. Wallace & Co. vs. Bailey & Rogers & others, 2 Nov. 1848 (Injunction)

No. 46: Tolivar Weeks vs. Lucinda Weeks 13 Feb. 1855 (Divorce)


No. 47: Ahas Ellis vs. John Walker, Adm. Phillip Mock, dec`d. , 26 Sept. 1851

No . 48: Petition of Wm. Porter ac Ann B. Patton is Sell Land, 9 Dec. 1846
Ann B, Patton dau. Wm. Porter & wife, Frances Sharp, sister of John
Sharp; sd. Ann, wife of Issacs N. Patton their heirs)

No. 49: Robt. Bales vs. Joseph Bailey, Joseph Housley & James M. Housley 30 Dec. 1864 ( attachment )

No. 50 Serena Brown vs. James C. Brown 27 Nov. 1865 (divorce)


No. 52: A. Lawson Jr. vs. John T. Trotter & Wm. Howell, 22 March 1856

No. 54: Edmond Hodges vs. James W. Campbell, 7 June 1847

No. 55: Wilson Duggan, John Ellis vs. Wilson P. Roberts & others, 13 April 1843

No. 56: Saml. W . Randles vs. George P. Huffaker & James W . Ellis, 6 Sept. 1847

No. 58: A. Lawson Jr. vs. Gideon M. Hazen, 3 Dec. 1842 (Debt; Hazen & Smodley,
Knox County firm )

No. 60: Martha R West vs. Wm. West, 16 Nov. 1859 (divorce)


No. 61 G.W. Randles, Wm. Randles Sr., Ed. Hodges & others vs. John Howard & A.
Lawson Sr., 6 Sept. 1841 (Sd. Howard elected Sheriff Sevier County, 1842 )

No. 62: John Walker, Adm., Philip Mock, dec'd., 5 Jun 1842 (Will of Robert Wilson,
made 1813; his heirs, also Mock's heirs)

No. 63: John F. Stansberry et al vs. John Chambers & Jams Shahan, 11 Oct. 1854
(Sd. Stansborry, Adm., John, Smith, Cooke County, Tenn. latter's heirs)

No. 64: Petition for Dower by Rachel Shields vs. Heirs of Robert. Shio1ds, 24 April 1841


No. 65: Kelsey & Deas vs. Ahaz Ellis, 31 March 1849 (Kelsey & Deas, business firm in S.C.; debt case)


No. 66: Robt. Sneed & others vs. Wm. M. Bryan & others, 7 Jan 1854 (Last Will &
Testament Allen Bryan, made 1838; his heirs)

No. 67: Daniel Kerr vs. Sam. B. Henry & Ellen S. Bryan, 23 Nov. 1854 (Debt; Margaret Henry m. Eppy Lea; latter died & Allen S . Bryan app. adm. , Estate 1845 )

No. 68: James B. Wells & wife vs. Wm. Catlett & others, 30 Sept . 1846 (Benj . Catlett Estate; ho owned Spencer Clack Mill, Cotton Gin and Wool Carding Machine )


No.69: John Irwin vs. J. P. H. Porter wife & Saml. Pride, 31 Dec. 1844

No. 70: Frances Rambo vs. John A. Rambo, 24 March 1858 (Frances Rambo, widow of Peter Rambo; dispute over 2 shares in latter's Estate)

No. 71: Saml. W. Randles, Joseph M. Hodges, James W. Hodges vs. Saml. Pickens,
28 Jan. 1858 (Sd. Randles m. Viviena Jane Hodges, dau. Edmund Hodges, dec'd., 1841; latter left Will had 18 children & some named)


No. 72:John M. Weishaupt vs. Andrew Chambers, 6 March 1862 (Sd. Weishaupt lived in Knox County; sold land is Sevier, 1857, to sd. Chambers )

No. 73: Mary Jane, Kanatcher vs. Ruben Kanatcher, 21 Mar. 1860 (divorce)

No. 74: Wm. M. Randles vs. James W. Ellis, 29 Sept. 1849 (Negro Sale)

No. 75: John Kelly F. Petty vs. Saml. Pickens an Wm., Burns, 22 Dec. 1853
(injunction)

No.76:John Kerr vs. Jesse Kerr 11 April 1842 (debt)

No. 77: John L. Reed & others vs. Wm. Randles Sr. & other, 4 Aug. 1846 (debt)

No. 78:Wm. P. Burns, L. W. Burns et al vs. Henry G. Hodges et al 30 Sept. 1851
(Nuncupative Will of Wilson Burns, dec'd., 20 April 1843)


No. 79:Hiram Bogle & James M. Black vs. Harvey A. Keener, 18 Nov. 1861 (attachment)



No. 81: Elizabeth Walker vs. W. M. Walker, 27 Dec. 1856 (divorce; Sd. Eliz. Walker,
widow of Wm. Montgomery, dec'd., 1840; she was dau. John Winton, well known Methodist circuit rider, Roane County, Tenn.)

No. 82 Abijah Fowler, Thos. Fowler vs. John Feazle, Adm., George Bush, dec'd.;
Abijah Fowler, author of Fowler's Arithmetic; lived in Cocke County, Tenn. )

No. 83:Courtney & Tennent vs. John McMahan et al, 28 march 1853 (Gourtney &
Tennent, S.C. firm; Negro Sale)

No. 84: Margaret J. Etter vs. L.L. Etter, 11 Feb. 1861 (divorce)

No. 85: Amanda Henderson & others vs. John Howard &. others, 14 April 1855
(Heirs of James Henderson, dec'd he son of Wm, & Mary Henderson)

No. 86. E. Hodges vs. Wm. Widner 27 Sept. 1851 (debt).

No. 87: James Hickman vs. James Underwood, 23 Oct. 1847 (Negro Sale)

No.88: A. & C. Delozier vs. Saml. Pickens, 5 Oct. 1850 (Dispute about Dam across Knob Crook)

No. 89: Cowan & Dickinson vs. James Randles & others, 30 Aug. 1849 (debt)

No. 90: Henry G. Hodges vs. Levin V. Burns & Lewis Wayland, 3 Oct . 1854
(Wilson Burn's Estate; his heirs)

No. 91: Saml. Henry vs. A. C. Dlozier & others 25 Sept. 1858 (debt; note on
Asa Delozier & Benj. Tipton made 1827)

No. 92: Sarah E. Hill, by next friends, W.F. Nickels, W. T. Hill vs. James Toomey
& others, 24 Mar. 1859 (data on Sarah Hill)

No. 93: Ruel Birdwell vs. Ann Trundle & others, 12 Feb. 1861 (Will of Wm. Trundle made 1851; his heirs)

No. 94: Asa Derrick vs. Joseph A. Hill, 3 April 1851 (Partnership Cattle deal;
118 head pastured in mountains, Wear's Cove, driven to Market)

No. 95: Sarah Hodges, guardian, vs. Sam1. Pickens & others, 17 Mar. 1858
( Wm. Hodges Will, made 1850; heirs of Edmond Hodges)

No. 96: William T. Havis vs. Richard Randles, James Randles, 9 Aug. 1849 (debt)

No. 97: T. C. Brabson & B. D. Brabson vs. G. W. Underwood 18 Nov. 1861 (debt)

No. 99: Murphy, McNutt & Co. vs. M. C. Williams & others, 19 Mar. 1860 (debt)

No. 100: Petition to Sell Land, George Wade vs. John McCrosksey & others, 10 Aug. 1843 (James Norton & wife, their heirs)

No.. 101:John Brabson vs. B. M. Chandler 14 April 1446 (Partnership in Brabson's
Store, Boyd's Creek between sd. Brabson & sd. Chandler, 1839)

No . 104: ____________ & Saml. Pickens, guard.
Martha Henderson vs. John K. Henderson, 11 Aug. 1848 (divorce &.alimony;
sd. Henderson, insane son of William & Mary Henderson; Martha Henderson,
dau. John Catlett)

No. 108: John Smith vs. James & Richard Randles, Perry Cate & Joshua Cate, 27 Mar. 1850 (debt; Richard Randles gone to Calif.)

No. 109:
George & James Pollard vs. James Hamilton, & others, 1 April 1851 ( Depo. of Benj. "January, " Jefferson Co., Tenn. ; James Hamilton. went "down river" to Ill.)

No. 111: Joseph Snapp vs. Isaac A. Miller, 5 may 1843 (Injunction)

No. 112:
Saml. Pickens, Wm. C. Pickens vs. Sarah M. Hodges, S.W. Randles & others,
20 Nov. 1857 (reference to E. Hodges Will, he, dec'd., 1841)

No . 113: Wm. Mills vs. Heirs & Legatees of Edward Routh, 14 Sept. 1858 (Sd. Routh's will, made 1844, filed as Exhibit)

No. 114: George Shultz vs. Adam. Houk & John Howard, 19 July 1859 (Reference to
Will of Jacob Layman Sr., date of his death)

No. 117: John Ellis vs. M. G. Rogers, 19 Feb. 1847 (M. C. Rogers owned Spencer Clack's place, East Fork of Pigeon; sold same to John Chandler for debt)

No. 118: P.P. Porter & H. M. Porter vs. Jane Porter, Saml. Pride & Wm. M. Bryan, Adm.,
Spencer C. Gist, 28 duly 1849 (Will of David Owens, Blount County, Tenn.;
sd. Will made 1827; also nuncupative Will of James P. H. Porter, made 1846
latter died home near Sevierville, 1846 )

No. 115:Wilson Duggan vs. Andrew Lawson & John C. Headerson, 12 April 1842
(slave bought at sale Jacob Layman's Estate)

No. 116: Nancy Trotter vs. Saml. Newman, Saml. Pate & J . T . Trotter, 6 Dec. 1842
(Wm. Trotter's will, made 1851)

No. 119: James Toomey vs. Thomas Atchley & others, 29 Mar. 1859

No. 121: John S. Trotter & Henry Headrick & others, 29 Sept. 1843 (Deed of Henry
Headrick to Peter James & Daniel Headrick, 1843)

No. 122: E.W. Nichols vs. Isaac A. Miller & others, 10 Oct. 1842

No, 123: Abraham McMahan & wife & others vs. C. Cowan, John Feazle & others,
8 Dec. 1843 (Will of George Bush, made 1837; copies of original
papers sd. Bush's Estate, Sevier Co. Court, 1837-I840; Abraham McMahan's
wife, niece of George Bush)


No. 124: Alexander Zollinger vs. George Fose (Fox), 1O April 1845 (Sd. Zollinger,
85 years old, father-in-law of Willis B. Sharp, East Fork of Pigeon)

No. 125: James Toomey vs. Charles E. Pate, 3 July 1854 (Randal Hill's minor heir,
Mariah Hill, wife of Charles E. Pate )

No. 126: Spencer C. Rogers vs. John Cannon, 8 Aug. 1843 (M. C. & S.C. Rogers Store,
Sevierville)

No. 127: John, Brabson, Saml. Pickens, George McCown & I. A . Miller, Trustees, vs.
Thomas Hill, James P . H. Porter, Alexander Preston, John Sharp, Wm. Henderson, Isaac Love & B. D. Brabson, 8 Dec. 1841 (New Trustees Nancy Academy vs. old Trustees sd. Academy; Nancy Academy began as school, 1811,on two lots donated by Isaac Thomas and James McMahan; 1st. bldg, burned 1815 or 1816; new site and brick bldg. sold Trustees by M. C. Rogers on Main Street,
Sevierville, 1822)

No. 128: Curtis Mill, Adm., John Sheilds, dec'd., vs. Heirs of John Sheilds, 2 Jan. 1843

No. 129: John Underwood vs. Thomas Underwood & others, 10 May 1866 (John Underwood's Will, made 1854)


No. 132:
Rhoda C. Long & Alice Long vs. Margaret Franklin & others, 23 Aug. 1866
& ( James K. Franklin, dec' d. , 1862 his heirs)

No. 138: A. Ellis, P. H. Toomey & others vs. Curtis Mills, Adm., John Shields, dec'd.,
26 Sept. 1851

No. 139: J. Seaton et al vs. W. P. Roberts, 10 Dec. 1841 (Trust Deed by Love Bros
1838)


No. 140:Hiram Bogle, Exec. , Isabella J. Davis, dec'd., vs. Samuel. Pride & others
13 April 1859 (Isabella J. Davis Will, made 1856; she was Isabella J.
McCroskey, dau. of Robert & Mary (Sharp) McCroskey, and first married Hugh
C. Bogle).

No . 142: John A. Rambo vs. Jonathan Mize, 2l Mar. 1861 (Heirs of Peter Rambo, one of whom was grandson, John Rambo, son of Andrew Rambo, dec'd. Mill Dam owned by Mize across West Fork of Pigeon and dispute about same)

NO. 144: Stephen Whitehead vs. Wm. S. J. Ford & David McMahan 2 April 1851 ( Sd. Whitehead had 3 sons in Mexican War, & all died; sd. Whitehead claimed 160 A. land, under Act of Congress, for each son)

No. 145: William K. Love & Brothers vs. Sheilds, Smith & Co., 15 Sept. 1840 (Sd. Love Bros. owned Sweden or Short Mountain Furnace, Little East Fork, & Forges at Pigeon Forge, West Fork of Pigeon, Sevier County, Tenn.; pig iron & bar iron produced; sd. Love sold int. in Sweden furnace to M. C. Rogers who entered partnership with Shields, Smith & Co.; latter firm, owned Brighthope Furnace in Greene County, Tenn. )

No. 146: Jacob W. Low vs. Aaron Runyan, 7 Aug. 1841 (Estate of James Walker, dec'd)

No. 149:
Wilson P. Roberts & J.C. Bogle vs. Champion Cowan, 13 April 1841 (Hog driving partnership between above parties)

No. 150: W. S. J . Ford vs. Allen S. Bryan 30 Jan. 1850 ( Store owned by above parties at Bryan's Ferry)

No. 153: A. Lawson Jr. vs. John Tunis & others, 5 Dec. 1850

No. 155 : James A. Miller vs. Asa Derrick 8 Aug. 1854 (Hog Driving partnership letters from sd. Derrick & others about this business)

No. 157: Rebecca Smith vs. George Smith 5 Sept. 1859 (Divorce; George Smith, U.S. soldier in Mexican War; after war went to State Prison for stabbing a man)

No. 159: Petition of Catherine Rogers for Dower, 13 April 1842 (She, widow of Rev. Elijah Rogers latter heirs he owned 600 A . land at mouth of Pigeon, lived hers on present Arthur McCroskey land)

No. 163: Elizabeth Roberts vs. Saml. Roberts et al, 6 April 1867 (Sd. Elizabeth, widow of Houston Roberts; latter's heirs; sd. Houston, son of Wm. Roberts Sr.; latter's heirs)

No. 167: Alexander Preston vs. Levi Lewis, 28 Sept. 1842 (Levi Lewis, son of Mordecai Lewis, one of founders of Sevierville; sd. Mordecai Lewis heirs; one was Isaac Love)

No. 169:Albert H. Partin. & Sarah Partin vs. Frederick Emert, 21 July 1858
(Sarah Partin, dau. of Richard Evans)

No. 172: A. Lawson Sr. vs. Jacob Kifer, 17 April 1845 (Jacob Kifer, Adm., Thomas Kifer, dec' d.; sd. Jacob moving to Arkansas). Jacob Kifer owned land owned by W. A. Sharp, West Fork of Pigeon.

No. 173: George Parrott vs. Eli Fox & others, 2 Jan. 1866 (Fight between Rebels and Federals, flat creek, 1864; John Parrott killed; Indians & Rebel scouts involved)

No. 174: Wesley Huffaker, Adm., Estate George W. Porter, dec'd., vs. Heirs, 15 April
1845 (Heirs. of George W. Porter; letter from latter to Elizabeth Springer, formerly Elizabeth Rogers, wife of Simeon Perry, dec'd.; then, living in Montgomery County, Texas, 1841; sd. Porter, son of James P. H. Porter and Nancy Porter )

No. 176: R. H. Hodsden & others vs. Milton Sheilds & others.. 29 Mar. 1860

No. 177: B. C. Brabson, J . L. McNutt & Hiram Bogle, guardian, vs. Edmond Hodges & others, 18 Jan. 1862

No. 178: Hill, Agnew & Co. vs. Isaac A. Miller & John Picket, 15 Aug. 1840

No. 179:Caroline Delozier vs. A. & C. Delozier, 25 .Mar. 1857 (Asa. Delozier's Will,
made 1856)

No. 180: Daniel Atchley & James Toomey vs. Samuel Pate, 6 Aug. 1850 (Wm. Canter
berry's Will, made 1835 )

No. 186: Robert H. McCroskey vs. W. L. Scruggs et al 13 Oct. 1868 (Sd. McCroskey lived in Atlanta, Ga.; sd. Scruggs lived same place; latter was heir to estate of Frederick & Margaret Scruggs, Sevier Co., Tenn.).

No. 191:Adam Creswell vs. Michael Fagala & others, 25 Nov. 1859 (Fagala Heirs)


No. 208: Alexander C. B. Nichols & Andrew W. Nichols vs. Joshua Nichols, John Trotter & others, 17 Oct. 1865 (Sa1e of lands of John Nichols, dec'd., 1865; land on Walden's Creek; sd. Nichol's heirs)

No. 265: E. S. Early vs. Asa Derrick 12 Jan. 1876

No.___: Amanda Baker vs. Henry M. Baker, 21 Nov. 1866

No.____: John, Feazle, Exec., George Bush, dec'd., vs. Aaron Runyan, 15 April 1845

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