Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court
for the State of Mississippi

by Harris & Simrall, Reporters to the Supreme Court
Vol. LII
Containing Cases Decided at the April and October Terms, 1876

Table of Cases

Court Case County
Front Matter .
J. R. Cotton vs. M. Hiller, et al.
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Amite
W. L. Hemmingway, State Treasurer, vs. Vicksburg & Nashville Railroad Company
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Hinds
Francis Long vs. The State
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41
Jefferson
David C. Hardee vs. William P. Cheatham et al.
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
Amite
S. F. White vs. G. W. Thomas et al.
49, 50, 51, 52
Washington
William T. Martin vs. William Dix, Tax Assessor, etc.
53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65
Adams
Sallie Hamilton vs. Mississippi College
65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70
Hinds
J. P. McKinney et al. vs. A. J. Green
70, 71, 72, 73, 74
Issaquena
T. B. Weir vs. L. D. Kitchens
74, 75, 76, 77, 78
Tippah
Belle Griffin et al. vs. Ragan & Dickey
78, 79, 80, 81, 82
Chickasaw
C. F. & J. L. Buchanan vs. R. F. Grimes
82, 83, 84
Rankin
Dennis Taylor vs. The State
84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
Colfax (now Clay)
Emanuel Pfeifer vs. W. C. Chamberlain
89, 90, 91
Lincoln
B. G. Humphreys vs. C. E. Merrill et al.
92, 93, 94, 95
Carroll
E. T. Bainbridge et al. vs. John R. Woodburn et al.
95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101
Washington
Henrietta C. Kerr vs. Edward Farish et ux.
101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107
Rankin
J. W. Crump vs. Board of Supervisors of Colfax County
107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112
Colfax (now Clay)
Ellen Valentine et al. vs. McGrath, Tweed & Co.
112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118
Jefferson
E. Richardson et al. vs. Bettie B. Brooks et al.
118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125
Washington
Eliza Henry vs. F. M. Shepherd et al.
125, 126, 127
Colfax (Clay)
Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company vs. R. J. Moseley, Sheriff, etc.
127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137
Lauderdale
S. J. Trice vs. J. M. C. Jones
138, 139
Wayne
T. E. Williams et al. vs. S. E. Devine
139, 140, 141, 142
Leake
Julia A. Weeks et al. vs. Stephen Thrasher et al.
142, 143, 144, 145
Claiborne
H. C. White, Adm'r, et al. vs. Thomas Tucker
145, 146, 147, 148, 149
Leake
R. A. Myrick vs. E. M. & D. S. Wells
149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155
Hinds
J. V. Harris v. Frank & Reinach
155, 156, 157, 158
Bolivar
C. C. Shackelford vs. Mississippi Central Railroad Company
159, 160
Madison
F. C. Morehead vs. John Chaffe, Bro's & Son
161, 162
Washington
William Hester vs. J. L. Allen
162, 163, 164
Madison
D. A. Windsor et al. vs. S. H. Kennedy & Co.
164, 165, 166, 167, 168
Washington
Jesse Netterville, Adm'r, etc., vs. L. K. Barber, Trustee, etc.
168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174
Wilkinson
Thomas Minter vs. John F. Swain
174, 175, 176
Tallahatchie
Joseph Speed vs. The State
176, 177, 178
Covington
Mayor and Alderman of the City of Vicksburg vs. Patrick Hennessey
178, 179, 180
Warren
The State National Bank of Louisiana vs. Willie Lyons et al.
181, 182, 183, 184, 185
Madison
Jacobson, Wolffe & Co. vs. T. M. Horne
185, 186, 187, 188
Lauderdale
W. W. Dent vs. Zion Ross
188, 189, 190, 191, 192
Jefferson
A. R. Hines vs. A. G. Noah, Sheriff
192, 193, 194
Attala
C. W. Hunt vs. James Gorden
194, 195, 196, 197, 198
Pontotoc
The State of Mississippi, use, etc., vs. R. C. Powers et al.
198, 199, 200, 201, 202
Lincoln
Vicksburg & Meridian Railroad Company vs. R. D. Howe
202, 203, 204, 205, 206
Warren
Robert Garvin vs. The State
207, 208, 209
Colfax (now Clay)
Fowler & Moore vs. J. B. Payne
210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216
Lauderdale
Henry White vs. The State
216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227
Colfax (now Clay)
Liverpool, London & Globe Insurance Company vs. William McGuire
227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233
Warren
Ellen R. Vanderburg et al. vs. Charles F. Williamson et al.
233, 234, 235, 236
Warren
Soule, Thomas & Wentworth vs. Shotwell & Fitts
236, 237, 238, 239
Colfax (now Clay)
M. C. Howard vs. O. T. Stephens
239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245
Holmes
A. J. Albright vs. Z. T. Flowers, et al.
246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251
DeSoto
W. H. Clopton vs. Adrienne Spratt et al.
252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263
Monroe
Meyer, Weis & Co. vs. Geo. C. Baldwin
263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271
Bolivar
P. Buck, Agent, vs. Payne & Raines
271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281
DeSoto
The Holly Springs Savings and Insurance Company vs. Board of Supervisors of Marshall County, p. 281-291 Marshall
M. S. Wallace et al. vs. F. L. Latham, et al.
291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299
DeSoto
H. M. Roberts et al. vs. Weiler & Haas
299, 300, 301, 302
Monroe
Louis Hoffman vs. Levi Simon & Co.
302, 303, 304, 305
Warren
Catherine Eustice et al. vs. Rebecca B. Holmes et al.
305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314
Issaquena
W. B. Jelks et al. vs. Mary Barrett et al.
315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325
Hinds
The Planters' Insurance Company vs. C. A. Ray
325, 326, 327, 328,
Hinds
C. F. Rushing et al. vs. R. S. Rushing, Adm'r, etc.
, 330, 331, 332
Leake
Hartford Fire Insurance Company vs. Wm. R. Green & Co., use, etc.
332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341
Warren
S. W. Land vs. W. L. Keirn
341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352
Holmes
T. J. Clayton, Adm'r, vs. G. B. Merrett e al.
353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360
Lee
M. A. Temple et al vs. W. C. Hammock
360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367
Franklin
M. J. Wade vs. William Thompson et al.
367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374
Jefferson
V. Hughes et al. vs. M. A. Stallings
375, 376, 377
Carroll
Louis G. Knowles et al. vs. George C. Summey et al.
377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383
Monroe
F. T. Sanford et al. vs. Mayor and Aldermen of Meridian
383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390
Lauderdale
Joe Rolls vs. The State
391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397
Union
J. L. S. Hill vs. Emma Bugg et al.
397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402
Chickasaw
Jennie Newman vs. Meyer Morris
402, 403, 404, 405, 406
Washington
T. H. McRovie, Trustee, vs. F. S. White
406, 407, 408, 409
Colfax (now Clay)
Samuel Nelson vs. M. G. Miller, Adm'x, etc.
410, 411, 412, 413, 414
Washington
M. T. Tucker vs. John Hadley
414, 415, 416, 417, 418
Monroe
Nancy McLain vs. Jesse Thompson
418, 419, 420, 421, 422
Lincoln
Rebecca Polk vs. Board of Supervisors of Tunica County
422, 423, 424
Tunica
Thomas McMahon vs. K. R. Webb
424, 425, 426
Lincoln
John McNamee vs. Zachariah Relf
426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431
Pike
T. L. Cooper vs. W. B. Turnage
431, 432, 433
Leake
W. J. Mhoon vs. B. G. Greenfield et ux.
434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441
Tunica
Franklin Fire Insurance Company vs. William Taylor et al.
441, 442, 443
Warren
Lengsfield & Co. vs. Richardson & May
443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452
Washington
J. R. Horne, Tax Collector, vs. J. & T. Green
452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457
Hinds
The Germania Fire Insurance Company vs. John R. Francis
457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469
Lee
Planters' Compress Association vs. Thomas J. Hanes, Cotton Weigher, etc.
469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474
Warren
Lidia P. Parmele vs. Robert J. McGinty
475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487
Warren
Robert Wilson vs. Isaac Williams' Heirs
487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494
Yazoo
J. H. McCall vs. W. J. Nave
494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 499, 500
Kemper
Hibernian Bank vs. W. A. Everman et al.
500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507
Washington
Richardson & May vs. T. M. Lightcap
508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517
Holmes
J. W. Scarborough vs. Mary Smith
517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523
Attala
T. J. Portwood vs. Board of Supervisors of Montgomery County
523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530
Montgomery
Doctor Doty et al. vs. John T. Heth, Adm'r, et al.
530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536
Yazoo
Brown, Randall & Co. vs. H. F. & W. P. Broach
536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541
Lauderdale
Memphis & Charleston Railroad Company vs. C. A. Orr
541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546
Tishomingo
Loughridge & Bogan vs. John Bowland
546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 560, 561
Lee
W. D. Dobbins vs. Jacob Halfacre et al.
561, 562, 563, 564, 565
Winston
T. P. Park vs. Bamberger, Bloom & Co.
565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 570
Lee
Samuel Frank & Co. vs. Memphis & Charleston Railroad Company, p. 570-574 Marshall
Morgan L. Thompson et al. vs. William M. Strickland et al.
574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580, 581
Marshall
W. J. Hubbard et al. vs. William Rutledge
581, 582, 583, 584
Covington
William Dickson vs. E. J. Wright
585, 586, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592
Alcorn
John C. McNairy, use, etc. vs. George W. Gathings
592, 593, 594, 595, 596
Monroe
E. J. Bowers vs. Robert E. Andrews et al.
596, 597, 598, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607
Madison
A. B. Smith vs. J. M. Gill
607, 608, 609, 610
Scott
John H. Echols et al. vs. New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad Company
610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617
Hinds
S. H. Parisot vs. John Helm
617, 618, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623
Yazoo
Elizabeth Byrd et al. vs. Thomas C. Clarke
623, 624, 625
Jackson
Charles Handy vs. J. J. Andrews
626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 631, 632, 633
Madison
T. S. Wright vs. Watt, Noble & Mobley
634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639
Holmes
H. F. McCaa, Ex'x, vs. Clara Russom et al.
639, 640, 641
Jefferson
Judges of the Supreme Court
643
.
Vicksburg & Meridian Railroad Company vs. William McCutchen
645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653
Warren
Everman & Co. vs. E. A. Robb
653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664
Washington
A. J. Hyde vs. The State et al.
665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676
Clarke
Capitol State Bank vs. Everett Lane
677, 678, 679, 680, 681
Hinds
Angeline Jones vs. Jeremiah Hicks
682, 683, 684, 685, 686
Madison
The State of Mississippi vs. Thomas Harris et al.
686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 691, 692, 693
Rankin
James Martin et al. vs. E. H. Harden, use, etc.
694, 695
Calhoun
Green Foster vs. The State
695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, 702, 703, 704
Madison
C. T. Swan vs. Liverpool, London & Globe Insurance Company
704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711
Hinds
City of Meridian vs. James M. Trussell
711, 712, 713
Lauderdale
Mary Robertshaw, Guardian, et al. vs. John Hanway
713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 718
Washington
Mayor and Alderman of Vicksburg vs. John Rainwater
718, 719, 720, 721
Warren
Susan R. Phillips vs. W. T. Eiland et al.
721, 722
Noxubee
William P. Simpson vs. J. M. McGlathery
723, 724, 725
Noxubee
William W. Williamson vs. H. P. Williamson
725, 726, 727, 728
Lawrence
David Stadeker, Trustee, vs. Jones & Stewart
729, 730, 731, 732
Madison
Eli Whitney vs. and advs. The State
732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 739
Hinds
Bank of Mississippi vs. Steven Duncan et al.
740, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, 752, 753
Washington
Appendix
755
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Judges of the Supreme Court
757
.
Libbeus French vs. The State
759, 760, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 766, 767
Grenada
Isaac Jefferson vs. The State
767, 768, 769, 770, 771, 772, 773
Tate
N. Merrill et al. vs. D. F. Hunt et al; G. F. Swan vs A. Asken, Adm'r, et al.
774, 775, 776
Washington
Lewis Westbrook vs. The State
777, 778, 779
Jackson
Memphis & Charleston Railroad Company vs. C. A. Green
779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784
Alcorn
J. M. Hand vs. M. J. Winn et al.
784, 785, 786, 787, 788, 789
Clarke
J. H. Walker et al. vs. William Joyner
789, 790, 791
Alcorn
W. H. Letchford vs. Harriet J. Cary
791, 792, 793, 794, 795
Hinds
George P. Beirne vs. Richard Burdett
795, 796, 797, 798, 799
Washington
F. T. Leak vs. W. W. Cook
799, 800, 801, 802, 803, 804
Benton
H. Y. Bangle & Co. vs. G. W. Holden, Tax Collector
804, 805, 806, 807, 808
Clarke
New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad Company vs. Henry Mitchell
808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813
Copiah
H. Herman & Co. vs. Reese Perkins et al.
813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818
Winston
G. W. Ragan vs. J. J. Harrell
818, 819, 820, 821, 822, 823, 824
Prentiss
J. T. Griffin vs. A. J. C. Harrison
824, 825, 826, 827
Chickasaw
Isabella A. Adams vs. J. L. Power
828, 829, 830, 831, 832, 833, 834
Hinds
A. P. Shattuck vs. T. C. Daniel and G. V. Young
834, 835, 836, 837, 838, 839, 840
Colfax (now Clay)
John B. Thrasher vs. M. A. Gillespie
840, 841, 842, 843, 844, 845
Claiborne
Mary A. Hinds vs. John A. Miller
845, 846, 847, 848, 849, 850
Washington
C. H. Williams, President Meridian Savings Institution, vs. A. K. Ramsey
851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857, 858, 859, 860
Lauderdale
Jane J. House et al. vs. J. A. Harden et al.
860, 861, 862, 863, 864, 865, 866, 867, 868, 869, 870, 871, 872, 873, 874, 875, 876, 877
DeSoto
New Orleans, St. Louis & Chicago Railroad Company vs. The State
877, 878, 879, 880, 881, 882, 883, 884, 885, 886, 887, 888, 889, 890, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 899, 900, 901, 902
Madison
N. A. Isom, County Treasurer, vs. First National Bank et al.
902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, 918, 919, 920, 921
Hinds
Irene Mallett et al. vs. Parham & Blunt
921, 922, 923
Copiah
Tom Fitzcox vs. The State
923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930
Marshall
Index at Back
931, 932, 933, 934, 935, 936, 937, 938, 939, 940, 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946, 947, 948, 949, 950, 951, 952, 953, 954, 955, 956, 957, 958, 959, 960, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 966, 967, 968, 969, 970, 971, 972, 973, 974, 975, 976, 977, 978, 979, 980, 981, 982, 983, 984, 985, 986, 987, 988, 989, 990, 991, 992, 993, 994, 995, 996, 997, 998, 999, 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019
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