Miscellaneous News Clippings

by admin on September 19th, 2003

(Nashville) Republican Banner
12 May 1843, p.2, col.5. “Abridged Reports,” Brief summary of decision in case which went to Tenn. Supreme Court from Dickson Co. Christopher STRONG sued John B. HARRIS over the appointment of Sterling BROWER as guardian for HARRIS in 1818.



(Nashville) Republican Banner
7 Mar. 1845, p.2, col.4: “Whig Meeting in Dickson,” Mentions Dr. C.G. DICKSON, F.P. SAUNDERS, James P. FINLEY, P.H. SMITH, Dr. Thomas SMITH, William ELIS (it says “ELIS”), William L. ADAMSON, H.M. SLAYDEN, William FEW, Abraham HOGAN, W.D. ROSS, Edward HUNT, Jesse BACK (I think his name was “BECK” in the other lists), Christopher STRONG, E.N. PHIPPS, B.C. ROBERTSON, G.L. RAWORTH, Dr. B.N. CARTER, Dr. J.R. HUDSON, George COOKSEY, F.M. BINKLEY, U.B. BELL, A.B. COLWELL, Sr.; H.L. PARRISH, Aaron JAMES, William COLEMAN, G.W. DUKE, Cirus MURRY, and Daniel WILLIAMS

Memphis State Appeal
31 Mar. 1855, p.2, col.3: “Democratic State Convention,” Mentions R. McNEILY & T. McNEILY from Dickson Co.

(Nashville) Republican Banner
9 Apr. 1838, p.2: Dickson Co. tax sale; notices states that the land of the following will be sold for back taxes: John BAKER, Sr., Roger GIBSON, James GALLOWAY, Jonathan HENDRICKSON, Wm. T. LEWIS' heirs, John L. McELROY's heirs, Roger B. SAPPINGTON, Joseph WILLIAMS, Robert GUPTON, E.B. SMITH, John McBRIDE, William B. LOFTIN, John IRBY, John M. LANE's heirs, Albert G. STUMP's heirs

(Nashville) Republican Banner
17 Apr. 1838, p.3: The Dickson Co. sheriff will auction land belonging to William H. SENSING, which borders property of C. CREWS and John GRYMES, Sr., to fulfill a judgement in favor of Jonathan WARD

(Nashville) Republican Banner
27 Nov. 1841, p.2: “To the public. The undersigned having recently enjoyed the pleasure of testing … the hospitality and good cheer of Col. Spencer HUNT (? page torn), the present proprietor of that well known place called “BATSON's Stand,” situated … seventeen miles west of Charlotte in Dickson County … [signed by] C.W. DICKSON Benj. F. ROBERTSON, Geo. F. RAWORTH, all of Dickson Co.

(Nashville) Republican Banner
The Nashville newspapers published the list of people registering at hotels each day.
6 Apr. 1849, p.2: Sewanee House: J.D. WEST, Dickson Co.
7 Apr. 1849, p.2: Varandah House: R. McNEILY, Charlotte; W.H. NAPIER, Charlotte

Special thanks to Bill Page for sending these clippings.

9/21/96

One Response to “Miscellaneous News Clippings”

  1. cooltreons Says:

    RE:(Nashville) Republican Banner
    12 May 1843, p.2, col.5. “Abridged Reports,” Brief summary of decision in case which went to Tenn. Supreme Court from Dickson Co. Christopher STRONG sued John B. HARRIS over the appointment of Sterling BROWER as guardian for HARRIS in 1818.

    Question– is there more on this story? My ancestor’s brother, William B. Suit left a will in 1826 in St. Mary’s Co MD leaving a person named John B. Harris 1 cow and 1 calf but no one has ever found out who this mystery person was. Found this site by using Google.

    Here is a copy of the will from Mike Marshall’s fantastic website at:http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I61753

    === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
    Mar. 28, 1826 – The St. Mary’s Co., Md. will of William Suit, probated Sep. 2, 1826, leaves:
    –to brother Samuel Suit, my wearing apparel; one cart and gear; one saddle and saddle bags; one old musket; one pair steelyards; one crosscut saw; and all of the carpenter’s, cooper’s, and shoemaker’s tools.
    –to cousin Elkanah B. Broadey, $10 current money.
    –to James Herbert, one of my books called “Gibson’s Surveying”; one book called “Kelly’s Bookkeeping”; one book called “Murry’s English Grammar”; and one book called “Delworthe’s Arithmetic.”
    –to John B. Harris, one cow and calf.
    –to cousin Ann Suit, all of the residue of my personal estate. She is to also have the land where I now live called “Burroughs Gift” during her life. After her death, half of the land is devised to my brother Samuel Suit and the other half is to be equally divided among my nieces and nephews, James Llewellen Herbert, William Uriah Herbert, Ann Herbert, Susanna Catherine Herbert, and Priscilla Herbert.
    Executor: Cousin Ann Suit.
    Witnesses: Samuel Keech, William L. Edwards, William B. Sothoron.
    Source: Reno, Linda D., “St. Mary’s County, Maryland Wills, 1821-1835,” pp. 60-1.

    This William B. Suit was my ancestor Samuel Suit’s brother and s/o James Suit.
    But they were in St. Mary’s Co. MD

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