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Franklin County Tennessee Court Loose Records Martha DOSSETT vs Milton NUGENT, J. J. ARLEDGE DC.

To The Hon. Jno. W. Williams Judge of the County Court of Franklin County Tennessee.

Martha DOSSETT, formerly Martha NUGENT, Jane NUGENT, Minerva NUGENT, Alexander USERY and wife formerly Dora NUGENT, Benjamin CHERRY and wife Elizabeth formerly Elizabeth NUGENT, citizens of Franklin County Tennessee.



Milton NUGENT and Miles TAYLOR and wife Margaret NUGENT non-residents of the state of Tennessee.


Petitioners respectfully represent to the Court that they and the defendants are the children and heirs at law of John NUGENT, dec'd, except Alexander USERY, Benjamin CHERRY, and Miles TAYLOR who intermarried with children and heirs at law of said NUGENT, who died several years ago in Franklin County, intestate, and seized and possessed of about forty acres of land in the 9th Civil District of said county, and adjoining the lands of REYNOLDS, LENEHAN, POWERS and COLSTON and being the same upon which said John NUGENT resided at the time of his death. Petitioners charge that they are the owners and tenants in common of said land as the hers of John NUGENT as aforesaid. Petitioners further charge that owing to the situation of the land, the timber, water and improvements generally it would be impossible to partition the same equally between the owners thereof. They therefore charge that the premises are so situated that partition thereof cannot be made and that it would be manifestly for the advantage of all the parties in interest et al the same should be sold for division, instead of partitioned....

Fitzpatrick, Gregory & Davis

D.S. Long

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Judge to the undersigned clerk logs leave to report that I have this day collected of Alx Ursrey the sum of fifty dollars the full amount of his purchase for the land in the above cause which is in the hands of the undersigned clerk subject to the order of the court all of which is respectfully submitted this August 7th, 1877.

Clem Arledge, Clk

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It appearing to the satisfaction of the court from its proof of Mrs. Elizabeth CHERRY and of the heirs, that Milton NUGENT has not been heard from for more than seven years, it is therefore ordered by the court, that the clerk of this court pay his interest in the above cause to the other heirs in equal proportion. Deposition of D.S. LONG says that there is but four or five acres of land... thinks it should be sold...