Condensed Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery
Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Illinois

by Norman L. Freeman and William L. Gross, Counselors at Law

Volume 23

Containing the Cases Submitted at the November term, 1859, the April
Term, 1859, and the January term, 1860.

Chicago: Published by Callaghan & Company, 1876


Table of Cases


Court Case County Page #
Front Matter . title, ii, iii, v, vi, vii, viii, ix
Bernard H. Schnier v. The People of the State of Illinois Clinton 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
William D. Vansant v. Andrew J. Allmon et al. Marion 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
Jefferson Chaffin v. The Heirs of James Kimball Marion 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Ferdinand Lear v. Pierre Chouteau et al. St. Clair 37, 38, 39, 40, 41
James D. Loyd et al. v. William L. Malone et al. Hamilton 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
Julius G. Lender v. Alvin Kidder Madison 50, 51, 52
James Ralph v. John H. Lefler et al. Hardin 52, 53, 54
Joel K. Finley et al. v. Jesse Steele Marion 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59
Philip Aldes v. George Abbot Monroe 59, 60
John P. Reynolds v. Abner Frances Marion 61, 62
John Cunningham v. Richard C. Wrenn et al. Marion 62, 63, 64, 65
Richard L. Boggs v. Adolph Bindskoff et al. Clay 65, 66, 67, 68
William Fergerson v. Moses M. Rawlings Pulaski 68, 69
Joseph Gordon v. Franklin Casey St. Clair 69, 70, 71, 72
Ellender C. Masterson et al. v. Samanda E. Cheek et al. Monroe 72, 73, 74, 75
John G. Sloan et al. v. The People of the State of Illinois Randolph 76, 77
James L. McClurken et al. v. James Logan et al. Washington 77, 78, 79
Cain Hoots v. Serena Graham Washington 79, 80, 81, 82, 83
John Donaldson et al. v. James Holmes et al. Pulaski 83, 84, 85, 86
Alexander Frazier v. William Resor et al. Pulaski 86, 87, 88
The Trustees of Elizabethtown v. Emily Ann I. Lefler Hardin 88, 89, 90
Miner N. Franklin et al. v. Robert McEntyre Washington 90, 91, 92
John W. Pulliam et al. v. Charles Pencenneau St. Clair 92, 93
The Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Company v. Epperson W. Brown Marion 93, 94, 95
William Bennett et al. v. Henry Waller et al. Cook 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108
James R. W. Hinchman v. John Whetstone Adams 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117
Archibald Williams v. Charles Ballance et al. Peoria 117, 118, 119, 120
Herman Baldwin v. The American Express Company Cook 120, 121, 122, 123, 124
James A. Johnson v. The Joliet and Chicago Railroad Company Cook 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131
Richard K. Swift et al. v. Emeline Castle Grundy 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206
Edmund D. Taylor v. Churchill Coffing et al. La Salle 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217
Wesley B. Fisher v. The People of the State of Illinois La Salle 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236
Levi Palmer v. John M. Forbes et al. Adams 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258
Alvah Hunt, Trustee, Etc., v. John Bullock et al. St. Clair 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268
Robert Moore et al. v. John Cunningham Marion 268, 269
Benjamin S. Prettyman v. James G. Goodrich et al. Tazewell 270, 271, 272
David L. Allen v. The City of Decatur Macon 272, 273, 274, 275, 276
John Clifford v. John Waldrop Montgomery 276, 277, 278
Benjamin Newman v. James A. Dick Cass 278, 279, 280
Joseph King v. Anson Haines et al. Macon 280, 281, 282, 283
Green B. Walters v. Alexander Smith Sangamon 283, 284, 285, 286
William Berber et ux. v. Francis Kerzinger Champaign 286, 287, 288, 289
John Crabtree v. William Hagenbaugh Edgar 289, 290
Harrison H. Barnes v. John Rogers Hancock 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295
Andrew Edwards v. John Pyle Madison 295, 296, 297, 298
Owen Tuller et al. v. Rosannah Talbot Clark 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305
Thomas Worthington v. The County of Pike Pike 305, 306
Gaven B. Duncan et al. v. William H. Duncan Adams 306, 307, 308, 309
Henry W. Smith et al. v. Thomas S. Whitaker et al. Adams 309, 310, 311, 312
William Dundy v. Ezekiel Chambers et al. Hancock 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317
Robert S. Benneson et al. v. William B. Thayer et al. Adams 317, 318, 319, 320, 321
Peter R. Leonard v. The Administrator of John Villars Vermilion 322, 323, 324
Samuel Warner v. Wyan Dunnavan Morgan 324, 325, 326
Robert Cass v. Joseph B. Perkins Sangamon 326, 327, 328, 329
Powers Ritchey v. Keziah West Adams 329, 330, 331, 332
John Stearns v. Benjamin Gittings Hancock 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339
Jacob S. Haldeman et al. v. Washington Starrett Scott 339, 340, 341, 342
Hugh S. Martin v. The People of the State of Illinois Fulton 342, 343, 344
Frederick Gebhart v. Leason Adams Christian 345, 346, 347, 348
Jared P. Irwin v. David Miller Sangamon 348, 349, 350, 351
Thomas Ously, Sr., et al. v. Victor M. Hardin Adams 352, 353, 354
Dennis Kelleher v. Edward Tisdale Piatt 354, 355
William H. McDaniel v. Jonathan L. James Clark 356, 357, 358
John C. Wells v. Alvis C. McClenning Greene 358, 359
George Burnside v. Amos F. Potts Fulton 359, 360, 361, 362
Robert N. Neece v. James L. Haley Greene 362, 363, 364
Henry Hill et al. v. James G. Figley Hancock 364, 365, 366, 367
Daniel G. Jones v. Robert E. Guthrie Hancock 367, 368, 369
Brentz Wade v. David Walden Pike 369, 370, 371, 372
Jesse T. Newman et al. v. James Bennett Morgan 372, 373, 374
Thompson Tomlin v. The Tonica and Petersburg Railroad Company Mason 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382
Coles County v. Francis A. Allison Coles 383, 384
Polly Hopper v. Zadock Ferguson, Adm'r, etc. Greene 384, 385, 386
James Dunlap v. Eli Taylor Morgan 387, 388
The City of Belleville et al. v. Samuel Stookey St. Clair 388, 389, 390, 391, 392
James W. Whitney v. Mary Porter et al. Pike 392, 393, 394, 395
John D. Pahlman, Exec'r, etc., et al. v. William R. Smith Cook 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400
Reuben Miller v. Nathaniel M. Whittaker
William H. Young v. Reuben Miller
Logan 400, 401, 402
Mathias Ferraria et al. v. John Vasconcelles et al. Morgan 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410
George W. Metz et al. v. James L. Anderson et al. Schuyler 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416
Perry Mathews, Use, etc., v. David Hamilton et al. Morgan 416, 417, 418, 419
Timothy Rogers et al. v. George W. Ward Adams/Coles 419
Richard T. Gill v. Samuel Hoblit Logan 420, 421
Lorenzo D. Cox et al. v. James Milner Mason 422, 423, 424, 425, 426
John White v. Thomas G. Watkins
John White v. John Murphy
Hancock 426, 427, 428, 429
The Unknown Heirs of Asahel Langworthy, Deceased, v. Jonathan H. Baker, Adm'r, etc. McDonough 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439
Hiram Tatman v. Jacob Strader McDonough 439, 440, 441, 442
Thomas Brawner v. Robert Lomax et al. Hancock 443, 444, 445
James Elam v. Malthace Badger Clark 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450
Ebenezer Noyes v. James M. True et al. Coles 450, 451, 452
E. Noyes v. J. M. True et al. Effingham 452
Charles Kinsey v. Isaac Nisley et al. Effingham 452, 453, 454, 455
Samuel Bride v. Wilson Watt et al. Hancock 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460
James W. English v. Murray McConnel Morgan 461, 462, 463
Barbara Reichert et al. v. E. B. McClure et al. St. Clair 463, 464, 465
Miles Gibbons v. The People of the State of Illinois Morgan 466, 467, 468, 469
David Eppinger v. George Kirby et ux. Scott 469, 470, 471, 472
Daniel Rhinehart et ux. v. William J. Stevenson et al. Effingham 472, 473
Edmond Campbell v. Jefferson Vining Edgar 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483
The Town of Lewistown v. William Proctor
Same v. Same
Fulton 483, 484, 485
Martha A. Vanzant v. Isaiah Vanzant Morgan 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494
Eliezer M. Thorpe v. J. William Wheeler Macon 495, 496, 497, 498
The People ex rel. Martin Ballou v. Jesse K. Dubois, Auditor, etc. Bureau/Putnam/Marshall 498, 499, 500, 501, 502, 503
George A. Montag v. James J. Linn Adams 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512
Charles O. Nickerson et al. v. Amos Babcock Fulton 513, 514, 515, 516
William H. Bissell v. Charles Ryan Sangamon 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523
James Pardon v. Mary Dwire et al. St. Clair 523, 524, 525, 526
John W. Israel v. James S. Brooks Greene 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531
The Metropolitan Bank v. Benjamin Godfrey et al. Madison 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 560
Murray McConnel et al. v. David A. Smith, Adm'r, et al. Scott 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567
Joseph B. Mattingly v. Leonidas A. Darwin Randolph 567, 568, 569, 570, 571, 572, 573
Archibald Williams v. Richmond Merritt Hancock 573, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580, 581, 582
Charles Baker v. Richard Bradsby et al. St. Clair 582, 583, 584, 585
Elijah Gove et al. v. Sarah Cather Adams 585, 586, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594
Abner Leitch v. E. Beaty, Admr., etc. Edgar 594, 595, 597
The Rock Island and Alton Railroad Company v. Thomas Lynch, et al. Scott 597, 598, 599
Aaron Stein v. Anderes Schultz Greene 599, 600
Robert Tillson v. Charles F. Moulton et al. Adams 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613
Index . 615, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 644, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670

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