Page by Page Outline of Williams vs William Putman, Zephaniah Anglin & others
1. Cover page State of TN Rutherford Co 11th Judicial Circuit Judge James C Mitchell
Mon. 6th of Oct. 1834--Robert Williams(Complainant) vs. William Putman, Zephaniah Anglin(Defendants) Orig. of Injunction Bill Filed 7th Oct 1829
2. Continuing Case Description:
Sworn Statement by Plaintiff, Subpoena & Injunction Bond.
3. Injunction & Subpoena to Answer
4. Amended Bill of Complaint, Prosecution Bond
5. Injunction Issued 22 Oct 1830 Zephaniah Anglin recovered against Robert Williams at an August Term 1830(Rutherford Co TN) and Williams filed this injunction Two Subpoenas to Answer Issued 22 Oct 1830 one served on William Putman & one on Zephaniah Anglin.
6. Zephaniah Anglin Subpoena continued. Putman's Answer Filed Jan Rules 1831 detailing his version of what happened.
7. Putman's Answer continued. Anglin's Answer Filed Jan. Rules 1831
8. Anglin's Answer continued.
9. Dissolution of injunction. Refunding
10. October Rules 1831 Set for hearing
April Term 1832 On affidavit of def. Putman's case is opened for proof until the next term and ordered that the Defendants pay the cost of the term and the depositions to be taken between this and the next term. October Term 1832--Complainant granted leave to amend his bill and to pay the costs of taking all the depositions in this cause up to this time
Amended Bill Filed Oct Term 1832 Honorable James C. Mitchell Judge Robert Williams amended cause to say that the horse was still owned by Anglin when Putman sold him to Williams and that there was a deliberate attempt to commit fraud.
11. Issued 13 April 1833-- A subpoena received by Sheriff William G Childress 26th May 1833 and served on William Putman 6th June 1833. to appear at the courthouse in Murfreesboro the first Monday in July next. A subpoena was also received 24th May 1833 and served on Zephaniah Anglin 5 June 1833. October Rules 1833 Amended bill taken for confessed Objection filed to amend bill and set down for agreement. April Term 1834 Objection overruled Defendants refused to answer... amended bill. Interlocutory Decree--Wm Putman & Z. Anglin combined together to practice a fraud on Williams thru selling him an unsound horse.
12. (Interlocutory Decree cont) Defendants ordered to pay the difference to WIlliams in what he paid for the horse and it’s actual worth. Clerk and master is ordered to determine and report the amount paid by Williams to the defendant less the actual worth of the horse plus interest. Objection to Amended Bill filed Oct Term 1833
13. Continuing the objection which gives details of the timeline of the court case by Anderson & Hoover for the Defendants Final Decree Oct Term 1834. $186.56 Owed by Defend. To Williams.
14. Continuation of the final decree with defendants ordered to pay court costs. Richard Ransom(surety for def.) also mentioned. Anglin appeals to State Supreme Court of Errors
A listing of those who gave deposition on 16th March 1833 at the home of James Sanford J.P.
Dennis Lark, John Toomes, John Coleman and Charles A Frensly(Lists their ages) Frensley & Larks depositions
15. Coleman and Toomes Depositions Along with the notarized statement from James Sanford JP
16. John Smotherman's Deposition
17. Wm Vensin 24th March 1832 ….Amanuel Tombs Deposition Anderson Vaughn Deposition
18. Anderson Vaughn’s Depo cont. James Sanford Deposition
19. Wm Vinson taking sworn statement from James Sanford about depositions taken by Sanford at smith shop of William Gilliam Esq in Murfreesboro on the Sept 5th 1831 parties included Samuel Anglin, Absolom Vickery, Noah Putman, BarnaB Haley and William C Cook
Samuel Anglin’s statement
20.Absalom Vickery’s Deposition, Noah’s Putman’s Deposition
21.Noah Putman’s Deposition continued. William C Cook’s Deposition
22.William C Cook’s Deposition continued. At the home of Daniel Dwiggins in Bedford Co TN 24 of March 1832 William Deason, John Jackson, Enoch Rushing, David Pounds, Daniel Dwiggins, Charles Coursey, John B Coursey, Anderson Anglin, William Taylor gave depositions. Wm. Deason’s Deposition
23. Wm Deason’s Deposition continued John Jackson’s Deposition. Enoch D Rushing’s Deposition. David Pounds’ Deposition.
24. David Pounds deposition continues Wm Taylor’s Deposition, Charles Coursey Deposition
25. Charles Coursey Deposition continued. John B Coursey Deposition(bro of Charles)
26. Daniel Dwiggen’s Deposition Anderson Anglin’s Deposition
27. Jas. N Lile certification of Depositions of Wm Deason, Enoch D Rushing, David Pounds, Wm Taylor, Charles Coursey, John B Coursey, Daniel Dwiggins and Anderson Anglin. Yancy Stokes Deposition
28. Yancy Stokes' Deposition continued. Richard Davidson’s Deposition
29. Richard Davidson’s Deposition continued. John B Nixon Deposition John Tombs Deposition
30. John Toomes' Deposition continued. 15th day of September 1834 personally appeared before me Richard Ledbetter Clerk and Master of the Circuit Court of said county James Sanford, John B Nixon, Charles A Frensley and Pleasant Puckett all of lawful age witnesses on the part of the complainant and also William B Dotson witness on the part of the defendant, in the suit in Equity now pending in said Circuit Court, wherein Robert Williams complainant, William Putman and Zephaniah Anglin defendants. Statements of James Sanford, John B Nixon and beginning of Charles A Frensley’s statement.
31. Charles Frensley's statement continued. Pleasant Puckett’s statement. Wm B Dotson statement.
32. 16th of July 1831 at the store of Tho S Anthony. Witnesses Deposed: John C C Vernon, Richard Davidson, John Burnett Coursey and Charles A Frensley Richard Davidson’s Deposition
33. John Burnett Coursey’s Deposition. John C C Vernon Deposition. Charles A Frensley’s Deposition
34. Charles A Frensley’s Deposition concludes. Certification of Depositions by J. Sandford
35. Richard Ledbetter Certification of Transcript
36. Wrapper of Case Transcript
37. Statement of Decree with signatures of Zephaniah Anglin, Sam Anglin, and Lemuel Ransom. Certified a True Copy by Richard Ledbetter 2 of Jan 1835
39. Wrapper of Opinion
40. Statement of Decree
41. Wrapper of Decree
Source: Williams vs. Putman--TN State Supreme Court Case Middle District Ordered from TN State Library & Archives via https://supreme-court-cases.tennsos.org/ Delivery(Jan 2, 2019) via email of scanned digital images(PDF) 41 pages. (Location at TSLA Range: 33 Section: A Shelf: 2 Box Number: 375)
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