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Outline of Williams vs William Putman, Zephaniah Anglin & others

 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

Case Description:  

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

38. Opinion

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 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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