Monroe County Circuit Court
(This is from a series of posts to the South-Central-KY list made by Sandi Gorin.)
As most of you know, Monroe Co is a burned courthouse, plus many years ago, the county clerk decided she needed more storage space and hired prisoners to clean out the old records. As the story was told to me, the late Eva Coe Peden and the late Gladys Wilson got word of this and took off at a dead run for Tompkinsville. The prisoners were stuffing old court records into garbage bags and throwing them in the back of a truck. Eva and Gladys (you too Moena?) gathered all they could. Eva and Gladys at least had spent many hours typing all these old papers, the majority of which were given to me by the husband of Eva. If the story is wrong, Moena - correct me. Anyway - these are "newer" because so many of the old records were burned, but they certainly fill in a lot of pieces. I will be running a series of abstracts from these - they are in random order as per names and dates (altho I will be starting with the plaintiffs A thru BIGGERSTAFF. I have 6 volumes in print of these.
Mary F. ADWELL etal vs J T LYON etal, 17 Mar 1902. Suit 511. This was originally 86 pages long. Mary's husband was S V (Samuel) ADWELL and the case centers around 27Oct 1884 when Jacob S. WILBORN, grandfather of plaintiff issued a deed in Monroe CO. Names mentioned in the case include: Eliza C. LYON (mother of plaintiff), BILLINGSLEY, WALLERS (property lines). Eliza C. LYON died intestate. Other names mentioned are Jacob S. WILBORN, Francis N WILBORN, Jas B. MARTIN, C H HAMMITT, Bob BURKES, Andrew GERALDS, Jeess SMITH, J BURKS, Lonny BURKS, Billy JOHNSON, Charlie HAMMETT, Jack BARTLETT, J B MARTIN, Sylvester ADWELL, WIck OLIVER, J A FITZGERALDS, Millard LAWRENCE, W B JOHNSON, G W OLIVER, Bob BURKS, Jim GOSLING, Burford HARLIN, J N SMITH, A J GERALDS, Bufford HARLIN, Henrietta WALLER, BIlly JOHNSON, Henry LYONS, Johnie LYONS, Mr. HOOD, W L MARRS, Mr. NUCKOLD, Mrs. BUTTON, Jake BARTLETT, Jimmy GEE, Judge SMITH, Thomps LYONS, Lonny LYONS, Danl J. WILBOURN, David OLIVER, R P WILBOURN, J F SHERFEY, Robert BURKS. Sarah E AGERS and husband, J G AGERS vs Eldorado FRIAR, 21 Feb 1899. Suite No 259. Land difficulties. Eldorado set up a claim to the land - she a resident of TX, unknown co. Deposition names and others include: H C FRANKLIN of Fountain Run, R J DOBSON, W S MAXEY, Mr. DODSON, Abe JENKINS, W T AKERS off Monroe Co, Wm CROGHAN, Betsy AKERS, Robt. PEDIGO, Widow BRANDON, Isaac EVANS, Peter SOWARD, Thomas AKERS, Robt. DODSON, Mrs. Elizabeth B AKERS (shown Agers and Akers) who is the mother of Eldorado; MOODY, CHAPLIN, GILLENWATER, T R EVANS of Flippin, KY; Rhoda ISENBERG, Bob HAGAN, Al CRAWFORD, Geo. BRANDON, H J Lee of Monroe Co, J C SHORT of Monroe Co, A C PINKLEY, Henry SOARDS of Monroe Co, J R UNDERWOOD, Robt PEDIGO of Tompkinsville, Mary Gillenwaters, James McCLUNG, E MOODY, Abraham CHAPLINE, W D MEADOR, Matilda H. FRANKLIN, Jas W HOWARDD of Monroe Co, Babe FRANKLIN, Frank JOHNSON, Eddie GOODMAN, Shepherd GUM, Mr. STRICKLER, Mr. SHEPHERD, Gord AKERS, Tom EVANS, LOHORN, Elmon FRANKLIN, George BRANDON, Al CRAWFORD, K D DOSSEY, H J Lee of Flippin, KY, Bernie SHOCKLEY, A C PINCKLEY of Flippin, N W Green, Geo. BROWN of FLippin, C H ROBINSON, Frank KEY, S S GUM, J G AGERS, Edmond GREEN, Joel W LEWIS, A C BRANDON, Joe B. SHORT, Charlie YOUNG, J R DISHMAN, W S EMMERT, Milton FRANKLIN. AKERS, Elizabeth B and AKERS, Mary E vs: Shephard GUM, Sarah GUMM (his wife), John AKERS and unknown heirs of Benjamin HARRISON. Suite 79, #61. Notes that Thomas AKERS and Elizabeth B AKERS were married and had only one child, Mary E AKERS - now over 21. About 11 yrs ago Thomas AKERS died by being hurt by a horse, died in Monroe Co. Didn't leave a will. Had vast holdings. Thomas had a bro, William AKERS who lived nearby, the latter died in Monroe Co abt 9 yrs ago. William left John AKERS and Sarah AKERS. Sarah is the wife of Shephard GUM. Sarah and Shephard live in Monroe Co. John AKERS, the other child, lives somewhere in Kansas. The case involves a law suit on the 62 acres of land and testimony was taken from S S GUM who cited Wm T SHORT, Smith BUSH, Smith CREEK and Willis ORR. On x-examination he cited Isaac N EVANS, John C SHORT, W T SHORT, Joseph B SHORT and W S MAXEY, Mart VAUGHN, Abe JENKINS, Professors TAYLOR & GILLENWATERS. Lated her named Charley ROBINSON. Other depositions included. W T SCOTT in his deposition was 57 yrs old. J M VAUGHAN (MARTIN) was 37 yrs old. Thomas J. FLETCHER was 42. W S BUSH was 37. Willam T. SHORT was 56. Isaac N EVANS was 58 Elizabeth B AKERS was 65 Abraham JENKINS was 81 S M JENKINS was 73 - lived near Gamaliel G B TURNER, was 42 and his deposition was taken in Tarrent Co TX (Ft. Worth). The case was concluded with the land being divided. File 112, filed 18 Oct 1889. M K AMYX vs J C MARTIN. Plaintiff is son of Mathew AMYX, dec who died in Metcalfe Co and left as his survivors: Lewis, Pracilla M [sic], Madison, Preston, M K, his children. Matthew had a dau named Catherine who died before her father and left the following children: M A BRANSTETTER, Louisa J BRANSTETTER who md Joseph FERGUSON; M E BRANSTETTER who md Wm BOBBITT and John L BRANSTETTER. After Matthew died, his son Preston AMYX died leaving: Mathew K, Olive J who md W C MORRISON; Elizabeth B who md Jas S BUSHONG; Precilla F who md W L BUSHONG; Clarissa V who md David BUSHONG; Millie G who md James F OWENS. Preston also had a son who died before he died and left as survivors: Eliza who md Columbus OWENS. Madison and Priscilla AMYX died single. The suit deals (lengthily so) with land that Mathew Amyx owned in Metcalfe and Monroe Co. Others names cited include HAGAN, C C HARVEY. File 28, suit 410. Frank ANDERSON, plaintiff vs Julia Ann ANDERSON, deft, filed 19 May 1896. This is husband and wife, they were married in Cumberland Co KY 29 May 1895. They now currently reside in Monroe Co and he is seeking a divorce. They had not lived together since Nov 1895. She refused to cook or attend to the duties of a poor man's wife, she left him day and night without telling anyone where she was. Frank said that she avowed her love for Contus FLUTY and said she stated she could not stay away from him. In Nov 1895 at Wm. DODSON's house they kissed and caressed and she has acted this way towards other men. Phebe DODSON gave deposition 29 May 1896, age 41, resided Monroe - knew both parties, had been married 9-10 yrs, had been at their house and knew that the husband's charges were true. Had seen various events (censored!). Loue Elle ANDERSON deposition, same day, 13 yrs old, saw William DODSON holding the deft; knew about Contus FLUTY, they couldn't stay apart, etc. Green MURPHY, same time, 30 yrs old, a resident of Cumberland Co. Named clautus FLUTIE as a sweetheart of the defendant, wife was always ill and crabbed (crabby?) End of packet - no papers found showing result of divorce petition. Case #90, Elizabeth AKERS, Mary E FRIAR and Alfred FRIAR, Plaintifs vs James REDMON, deft. Filed2 Sept 1893. Starts with the plaintiffs stating they own land on Indian Creek - property lines include James McCLUNG, David SHAFFEIS [sic] patented by William CROGHAN, J R UNDERWOOD - sold to Peter SWORDS who conveyed it to Henry SWORDS and Rhoda ISENBERG. There were 3 tracts of land involved. They were suing to keep the forest from being cut. Charges REDMON/REDMAN with hauling wagons thru their land and damaging fences and trees. No resolution found in the packet. Varney F. ANDREWS, plaintiff vs Mary MINOR, Beverly MINOR, Olivia CULLIM, Bob CULLIM, Rice MAXEY, Henry A MAXEY, H C MAXEY, Jr, Fannie SLAUGHTER, Dee SLAUGHTER, J J MAXEY, Julia H MAXEY, Haul? MAXEY, Lenna B MAXEY, Annie MAXEY, Winston BAILEY, Defts. File 439, filed 4 Feb 1897. R C MAXEY "died many years ago" ... estate probated July term 1878. Named in will was Augistine MAXEY his wife and son John R MAXEY - named executors. Case is about debts to the estate. Names sited included John H BIGGERSTAFF (creditor), John R HUTCHERSON (owned land), Samuel K BIGGERSTAFF. R C's children: Sons: Henry A, , J B (now decd), Robert, Fannie (wife of De [sic] SLAUGHTER, Annie, Julia, Hall, LeAnna & TUll MAXEY. "The last few were infants".No guardians. Also had a dau Martha who died after mailing the BAILEY defendant. Also had a son Alfred MAXEY who is now dead, died intestate and left as his widow Annie and the following children: Olivia COLLOM (wife of Bob), Mary MINOR (wife of B S) and Rice MAXEY. These are non-residents of KY - live in Celina, Clay, TN. Robert C. MAXEY's will included. Man pages of testimony, judgement was for the defendants 4 May 1894. *** Sarah ARNETT, Pltff vs William ARNETT, deft, file 377, filed 5 Jan 1901. Divorce - no marriage date shown, wants a divorce and her maiden name restored. Testimony taken from W J LEMON 5 Jan 1901 - age 45, farmer and a sawmill man. Said they were married Oct 1896 in Metcalfe Co - husband abandoned her - she moved to Monroe Co. Deft now lives in Bowling Green. No decision found. File 365, Debbie C ARTERBURN vs Francis ARTERBURN, filed 14 July 1900. Divorce. Stated that they had lived together as husband and wife until the 15th day of June 1899 when he abandoned her, has refused to live with her, support her or provided any support. They had one child - Malitia I ARTERBURN. She pleads for a divorce and return of her maiden name of Debbie C. BUSHONG. Nancy BUSHONG gave testimony, 51 yrs old, housekeeper in Monroe Co - stated the couple had been married at her house 15 May 1898. Robert HUMES gave deposition, 31 yrs old, lives in Monroe Co, farmer - and was present when the defendant left the plaintiff. No resolution in file. No file #, Margaret A. ADAMS vs James W ADAMS, filed 14 Jan 1902. Divorce. Married in 1888, lived together until 1901. Had 4 children - Wealthy L, 11; Frank, 8; Bruce, 7 and Raymon T, 1. He abandoned her and children and ran off with Hattie GRAVES, an 18 yr old girl of ill repute in the middle of March 1901. Has been living with her somewhere in TN. No support provided. J T EMBERTON gave deposition 22 May 1902 - age 62, farmer, knows the parties, says the deft. lives in Gallatin, TN and thought the girl Hattie was only 15 yrs old. He had seen the pair together out while hunting and other places. Said plaintiff lived at her father's house - renamed children. Hattie's mother is dead and her father and step-father live about 1 1/2 miles from the Adams house. Deposition of Joseph GRAVEN, same time, age 16, lives with parents, knows the parties; Hattie is his sister; she's 19 yrs old and knew that Hattie and the defendant were sweethearts. Father of Hattie is Charley Gravens. No resolution in file. File #50, filed 22 Oct 1891. Peter KINGERY, Administrator of John ARTERBURN, decd, plaintiff vs W D QUIGLEY, Deft. John ARTERBURN died intestate in Monroe Co on or about March 1890. In April of the same yr KINGERY qualified as administrator. In 1876 W D QUIGLEY gave the decd a note for $200, everything paid but $10. In 1898, QUIGLEY gave the decd another note for $65, nothing has been paid on this. In 1887, QUIGLEY executed another note for $35., not paid. He wants payment to settle the accounts. Depositions were taken of: G B QUIGLEY (taken in Glasgow) 4 Feb 1893 - he was 34 yrs old, lived Rocky Hill Station, a physician. Testimony dealt by distilling - ARTERBURN was a distiller. Dr C W BIGGERS, taken in Barren Co 7 June 1893, 52 yrs old, resided Barren Co, physician - knew decd about 35 yrs. M S VANCE, taken same day, age 74 yrs, resided Nobob in Barren Co, farmer, unable to make it to Tompkinsville. Ryan MILLER, 43 yrs old, resided Nobob, farmer, unable to go to T'ville. Jacob KINGERY, same place, 47, resided Nobob, farmer, unable to go to T'ville. All the testimony dealt with the debts, the distillery business and horses. No conclusion in file. File 173, Isapheny ANDERSON, plaintaiff vs Samuel HAGAN, deft. Field 23 Sept 1895. Samuel HAGAN denied that on an unknown occasion in Monroe Co he spoke maliciously against Crit AMXY re his relationship with HAGAN's wife (censored!). He said it was neighborhood talk about the two of them. Isapheny was seeking $10,000 in damages and all proper relief. Summons included individual from Metcalfe Co - John FLEMING, Geo MARTIN, Robert MARTIN, Sarah CREASEY, Josiah LEMMONS, Eddie LEMMONS, Critton LEMMONS and Hade Dubree. No settlement shown. Loose papers in the box. Commonwealth agaisnt Mary AUSTIN; Milton MURLEY was the witness - charged with carrying a concealed weapon. No resolution. Commonwealth vs Thomas ALSUP with witnesses R C LOVELADY and John W LLOYD. Carrying a concealed weapon - a pistol in Apr 1894. No resolution. The next case is very lengthy concerning the ARTERBURNS, etal with a multitude of heirs shown - will cover it next week. File 738 Sarah ARTERBURN, James HUGHES, Talbert HUGHES and Milton HUGHES vs Eunice V SYMPSON, Rebecca SYMPSON, Nancy BUSHONG, John T SIMPSON, Joe M SYMPSON, W A SYMPSON, Iby BILLINGSLEY, Milton HARLEIN, I N BUSHONG, Malissie SYMPSON, Tolbert SYMPSON, Mars B.... Alpha BILLINGSLEY, William BILLINGSLEY. Filed 28 Mar 1905. Abstracted - long case. John C SYMPSON died in 1800 and left a will. He owned land in Monroe Co. Widow was Mary R SYMPSON. He left all to her and at her death to Rebecca A, Sarah T and Eunice V SYMPSON. Several tracts. Land was on waters of East Fork Creek of Barren River bounded by Ike PARISH, J W STRODE, Harison PAGE, John COPASS, J C SYMPSOn (his home). 2nd tract on same creek bounded by J H MILLER, Nelson HUMES, Mrs. Demaris FLETCHER and vacant land owned by J H MILLER. Eunice V and Reecca SYMPSON and Nancy BUSHONG are daughters of John C SYMPSON. Sarah ARTERBURN, James HUGHES, Talbert HUGHES and Milton HUGHES are only chldren of Margaret HUGHES, decd who was a dau of John C SYMPSON. John T, WIlliam A and Joe M SYMPSON along with Ibbie BILLINGSLEY are only children of James A SYMPSON, decd who was a son of John C. I A BUSHONG and Malissa SYMPSON are only living children of Elizabeth BUSH, decd who was a d/o John C. Talbert SYMPSON and Mary B are the only living children of W A SYMPSON, decd, who was a s/o John C. Alpha BILLINGSLEY, William BILLINGSLEY and Allas BILLINGSLEY are the only living children of Lara BILLINGSLEY decd who was a d/o William A SYMPSON and granddaughters of John C. Milton HARLAN is s/o --- (blank) HARLAN who was a d/o Elizabeth BUSHONG and granddaughter of John C. The following did not live in KY: I N BUSHONG, Malisie SYMPSON, Talbert SYMPSON, Mary B, Alpha BILLINGSLEY, WIlliam BILLINGSLEY and Allas BILLINGSLEY. I A BUSHONG is in Sullivan Co MO, possibly in Bayanton? MO. Malissa is in either IN or IL. Talbert, Mary B and Alfa [sic] BILLINGSLEY live in Douglas Co MO (Richville). No one knew where the title papers of John C SYMPSON are. Depositions included: J N HUMES, age 63, resided Monroe Co. S H PAGE, 69, resided Monroe Co. Joseph H MILLER, age 52, Monroe Co. Eunice V BILLINGSLEY, 64, resides Monroe. Joe SYMPSON, no age given, resides Monroe, of legal age. John T SYMPSON (shown SIMPSON), 52, resides, grandson of John C Dr. W A SYMPSON, 40, Monroe. Heirs of John ARTERBURN: All Monroe except where shown. WM D ARTERBURN E P ARTERBURN Nancy Ann VANCE (widow, resides Barren Co) Rebecca KINGERY and her husband Jane HAMILTON (widow, Malinda QUIGLEY and her husband W D - reside Barren Co. Grandchildren: H H WHITE W F WHITE L E GENTRY and husband T G L D ARTERBURN J G ARTERBURN ELizabeth BYBEE Nancy J CARDER and husband W S E M ARTERBURN Emily HOPE and husband WM of Barren Co. Rebecca F HUFFMAN and husband Albert Cora LANE and husband Joda Purna ARTERBURN Cresa McGUIRE of TX Riley ARTERBURN of TX Press ARTERBURN of TX W T LAURANCE of Raymor, MO J E LAURANCE of Raymor, MO S E GENTRY and husband T T of Doniphin, MO M J HODGES and husband John of Metcalfe Co KY Luther FLOWERS Wm ARTERBURN J P ARTERBURN, Metcalfe Co KY Nelia HOPE and husband A of Metcalfe Co KY Belinda ARTERBURN and husband Davis of Sideview, TN Great-grandchildren: Nevada MILLER Finlie MILLER, under age Bessie MILLER - under age. File 478 Jessie BACON vs James BACON, Hugh BACON, J O BACON, Turner BACON, Jack BACON, Margarethe BIRGE, Laura BACON, Edie MEADOWS, Rena VANCE, Cis VANCE, Ally WHET, Edit(h?) HAGAN, Smith WEBB, John WEBB, Margaret WEBB, and E H MEADOWS as administrator of Sirena BACON, defts. Filed 6 Dec 1898. Sirenia BACON died intestate in 189- of Monroe Co. Children and grandchildren were the plaintiff, (son) and the deefts: James, Hugh, Turner and Jack BACON and J O BACON, Smith WEBB and John WEBB her grandsons; Margaret BIRG [sic] Edie MEADOWS (daughters); Rena VANCE, Cis VANCE, Ally WHET (WHITE), Edie HAGAN & RRuista [sic] BACON (granddaughters). HAMILTSONS are also her grandsons. Case involved a tract of land in Monroe Co. Jessie BACON stated that Hugh and Turner BACON were non residents = believes them to reside in IL and KS. Subpoenas were issued 6 Dec 1898 to Hugh BACON, Alford HAMILTON, Jesse HAMILTON, Barlow HAMILTON & Turner BACON. Reference made to a deed 11 Feb 1885 when Thos J BULLOCK sold to Serenia BACON 60 acres of land on the headwaters of Peters Creek. Allotments were made to the heirs. File 316 John T BACON vs S L FLOWERS, Administrator of J D MITCHELL, decd Filed 14 Sept 1899. This was just a suit where Bacon was filing a complaint about the handling of a previous suit. No other names mentioned. File 56, Suit #611 Lou T BACON, Ed ARTERBURN, Jack BACON, Sarah BACON, Jesse BACON, Jane BIRGE and John BIRGE vs Melvina STRODE, Joe STRODE, Hulet STRODE, Ed HODGE, R C HODGE, Nannie HODGE, O T HODGE, W N HODGE of Metcalfe Co, Jno STRODE, J E ARTERBURN, Mettie ATERBURN and Zimmie ARTERBURN Filed 3 Aug 1903. Plaintiffs stated that they are the children and grandchildren of Wm ARTERBURN decd and owned land in Monroe Co - each having an interest. L T BACON, Ed ARTERBURN, Sarah BACON and Jane BIRGE owned an undivided 1/7th interest. Defts Mmelvina, Hult, Joe and John owned together an undivided 1/7th. Defts R C, O T, Nanie and W N and Ed owned an undivided 1/7th together. J E, Mettie and Zinnie owned together an undivided 1/7th. Land formerly belonged to Genie BOWLS and her husband, Turner BOWLES who sold it to Mr. BIRGE. Birge couldn't pay for it and Wm D. ARTERBURN paid for it. Land sold to the highest bidder and Rebecca J. BIRGE was then the highest bidder. Land on waters of Nobob Creek in Metcalfe Co. Case 303, filed 28 Mar 1898. John H BIGGERSTAFF and Miss Wealthy JONES etal plaintiffs, administrators of Leonard JONES, Miss Maud JONES, Wealthy JONES, Alfred JONES and --- BIGGERSTAFF vs Ella LAIN, S K DODSON, Bob DODSON, Caryl DODSON, WIlliie Ray DODSON, Rufus JONES, Sarah A SIMS, Harry & Ruth JONES, Elizabeth PRYON? defts. Leonard JONES resident of Monroe Co died - date left blank and later Harvey JONES died. Rufus JONES appt adm for Harvy. Rufus removed in 189-(last digit blank), and the current administrators appointed. Leonard left no widow when he died but left as his only children and heirs at law Harvy (now dece), Rufus JONES, Sarah A SIMS (dau) and Eliza PYRON. Also left dau Ruth JONES, Mary JONES (decd) who had married John DODSON and left as her children S K, Bob and Ella DODSON LAIN, and William DODSON who left Carlyle DODSON and Willie Ray DODSON. Leonard owned land cornered by CISCO & DECARD, HARLAN and another tract of land corner to RAY, HALE, WOOD, HAMMER. Case dealt with division and sale of land. Sandi No file # given. John H BIGGERSTAFF & Wealthie JONES, administrators of Leonard JONES vs Ella LAIN etal, filed 6 Oct 1899. To settle accounts of deceased. Leonard JONES left the following: Harvey JONES, Rufus JONES, heirs of Wm JONES decd (Harvey & Ruthy JONES), Eliza PYRON, Mary DOTSON and Sarah A. SIMS. Mary J DOTSON married a RIGGS. The case was just the distribution to the heirs, who had already received their quota and who was yet to receive from estate. There was another undated case which appears to have been filed at the same time involving the same parties with a tad more information. Everyone was a resident of KY except: Ella LAINE and S K DODSON now live in Berwyn, Indian Territory. Bob DODSON resides in Baltimore, MD. Caryl & Willie Ray DODSON live at Davis, Indian Territory. Rufus JONES resides at Gainsville, MO. Sarah A SIMS resides at Hill Top, Arkansas. Eliza PYRON resides at Walnut Shade, TN. Harvy and Ruth JONES reside at Christopher, IL. File 44 - Melinda BIGGERSTAFF, America McCOMAS, Martha McCOMAS and Jas McCOY Appellants vs D T CLOYD, J A BIGGERSTAFF, Jno BIGGERSTAFF, Mary E STROUD, Ferdinand STROUD, Joseph BIGGERSTAFF, Jas P BIGGERSTAFF, Samuel BIGGERSTAFF, Allen BIGGERSTAFF, Mary HERD, William HERD, America CLOYD, J D BIGGERSTAFF, F W BIGGESTAFF, B F BIGGERSTAFF, D W BIGGERSTAFF, Appellants, order of revision filed 11 Oct 1889. This is a revision of a case I have already posted - only new information: Named: Ben F BEDFORD, will of Hiram BIGGERSTAFF in included, written 14 Apr 1860, additional testimony from James McCOY. A summons was issued to: BIGGERSTAFF: Rand, James P, Serenee, John, Allen, Samuel, Jerome, Frank, Forest. Non residents of Monroe Co. STRODE: Ferd and Mary CLOYD: David, America HERD/HURT/HURD (all spellings transcribed by the late Eva Coe Peden): Mary, Wm DODSON: Lewis -- all of the above non-residents. The marriage contract between Hiram BIGGERSTAFF and his wife Malinda McCOMAS included dated 27 Nov 1896. Sandi File 482, T H BEDFORD vs Joe A BLACK, Bettie BLACK and Lula BLACK, filed 6 Sept 1897. Plaintiff is saying he sold some land in 189- (not fileld in) to Lula, Joe A & Bettie BLACK, Monroe Co, waters of Wards Branch, J F KIDWELL's corner in a line between James HBEDFORD & P G BEDFORD. Also a tract of land on the waters of the Cumberland River near the warehouse of Hugh KIRKPATRICK near mouth of WARD'S Branch on ANDREWS & BEDORD'S line, stone corner of Hugh KIRKPATRICK. Also on the banks on Wards Branch near the mouth ... near a road from Center Point to Tompkinsville, mentions division line between W ANDREWS and C C JOHNSON. And another tract - C M JOHNSON's corner tract known as a Fallen White. Also a 5th tract - V F ANDREW'S line, T H BEDFORD'S line. Also a 6th tract - mentions public road and corner to J F KIDWELL. Also a 7th tract, no location. No resolution is found - it appears that he had not been paid for this land possibly. This ends Volume 1 of my transcribed Monroe Co Circuit court records.
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