CAFFREY MARTIN vs LANSON CLARK - 1838 - PETITION FOR CERTIORARI
Box Number: 209
Approximate Pages: 11
In January 1837, Caffrey Martin recovered a judgement against Lanson Clark in a case before William R. Vance, a Justice of the Peace in Jackson County. Clark previously sold a lot of hogs to John Pain of Smith County. About the time of the trial, Clark was in Smith County attempting to collect his money from Pain, who lived in Alabama. Pain was about to leave Tennessee for Alabama before paying his debt. Clark needed to travel to Smith County to collect his debt. He was able to find Pain and get a judgment against him before John Gordon. Before he could get back to Jackson County, Vance rendered a judgment against him. By then, it was too late for him to appeal the judgment. Clark and Martin made an agreement to settle the matter by arbitration. Last June, Martin refused to stand to their agreement and issued an execution of the judgment on Clark. Therefore Clark is petitioning a review of the case.
Jackson County, Tennessee
1836 Sep 15 : Summons for Lanson Clark and Green B. Clark to appear before William R. Vance, Justice of Peace.
1836 Sep 23 : Constable Thos Smith executed the summons and returned it for trial to H. L. McDaniels.
1836 Sep 23 : The trial was moved to 8 Oct 1836.
1836 Oct 8 : Defendant failed to appear. The trial was moved to 22 Oct 1836.
1836 Oct 22 : Defendant failed to appear. The trial was moved to 19 Nov 1836.
1836 Nov 19 : Defendant failed to appear again. The court ruled in favor of the plaintiff.
1837 Jul 19 : Lanson Clark filed in Court his petition for certiorari.
1837 Aug 28 : Lanson Clark and Thos. L. Clements post bond.
1837 Nov Term : On motion of Defendant it is ordered that the plaintiff give security for prosecution of his suit.
1837 Nov 28 : Caffrey Martin and Thomas C. Marchbanks post bond.
1838 Jan 6 : Clerk James T. Quarles makes a copy of the court case.
Abraham Caruthers, Judge of the 4th Circuit Court
William R. Vance, Justice of the Peace for Jackson County
Thos. L. Clements
Green B. Clark
Thomas C. Marchbanks, Security for Caffrey Martin
John Stamps, Juror
Spay L. Cursil [??], Juror
George Jinkins, Juror
Alfred Lynn, Juror
Michael Henry, Juror
David G. Shepherd, Juror
Robert Montgomery, Juror
William Carr, Juror
Nathan Pharis, Juror
Nathan Price, JurorT
hackston Carter, Juror
Amon Hale, Juror
James T. Quarles, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County
BILL OF COSTS
Sheriff M. Young