SOURCE
Tennessee State Library and Archives
Division: Middle Tennessee
Range: 37
Section: D
Shelf: 5
Box Number: 1215
Pages: 19

ABSTRACT

Fannie Davis gave birth to a child out of wedlock on 24 April 1895. When she was taken to court, she named Ed Bussell as the father. He disputed her accusation by saying that she had slept with a number of named men.

PRIMARY SURNAMES

Davis, Bussell

LOCATION

Putnam County, Tennessee

GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

Fannie Davis gave birth out of wedlock to a child on 24 April 1895.

DOCUMENTS INCLUDED

None

TIMELINE

  • Jun-Aug 1894: Fannie Davis slept with Ed Bussell, Willis Davis, Joe Rollin, Christopher Davis, Joe Ray.
  • 24 Apr 1895: Fannie Davis gave birth to a child.
  • Jul Term 1895: The Case Fannie Davis vs Ed Bussell was tried in the County Court of Putnam County. Judge J. W. Puckett presided over that case. Ed Bussell was charged with the care of the child.
  • 14 Sep 1895: Ed Bussell gives his statement.
  • 04 Dec 1895: A copy of the Court transcript is made.
  • 07 Jan 1896: Honorable W. T. Smith presiding at the at 5th Judicial Circuit Court. Ed Bussell states that he could not be the father of Fannie Davis' child as he did not sleep with her during the month of July. She slept with several other men.
  • 18 Jan 1896: Ed Bussell give oath that he is a pauper and cannot bear the cost of an appeal to the TN Supreme Court.

DEPOSITIONS

Ed Bussell

NAMES LISTED IN THE COURT CASE

  • Fannie Davis
  • Ed Bussell
  • Judge J. W. Puckett
  • Honorable W. T. Smith
  • Christopher Davis
  • Willis Davis
  • Joe Rollin
  • Joe Ray
  • Dr. Webb
  • A. W. Boyd, Attorney
  • Denny & Currie, Attorneys
  • L. J. Garner, Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • J. L. Ensor, Clerk of County Court
  • C. F. McCaleb, Sheriff
  • M. G. Butler, Attorney General

BILL OF COSTS

  • Atty Genl M. G. Butler
  • Clerk L. J. Garner
  • Clerk J. L. Ensor
  • J. P. J. C. Kerr
  • R. W. King
  • N. A. Judd
  • Jack Christopher
  • Tom Kirby
  • Bill Cumby
  • Frank Choat
  • Joe Huddleston
  • Homer Powers
  • L. L. Davis