Michael/Polly Henry; ch James, Wm Jordan, Michael P. JACKSON CO TN
This is not my line.I know nothing more.However, I am abstracting Jackson Co. Loose Court Papers, and this was on Reel #81, Hamlet, A. - Harris, M. These reels may be ordered from Tennessee State Library & Archives:
[NEW]HARE & COOK vs HENRY, POLLYca 1847
BILL OF COMPLAINT:Samuel E. Hare and Watson M. Cooke against Polly Henry.Michael Henry died seized and possessed of a tract of land in Jackson Co., Tenn south of the Roaring River joining lands of Mounce Gore, Nimrod Johnson & Robert Young, which tract was conveyed to said Henry by Jonah McClelland, about 60 acres more or less.Polly Henry of Jackson County is the widow and relict of said Michael Henry, is entitled to dower.Said Polly Henry being indebted to Orators for $157.83.Polly Henry on 20 April 1841 executed a deed of mortgage for her dower in said tract... still due and unpaid.Dower has not been assigned and the heirs of said Michael Henry deceased are James Henry, William Jordan Henry and Michael P. Henry, all minors and residents of said county.
NOTICE TO SHERIFF:16 March 1849 Polly Henry filed a Bill of Complaint against Sam E. Hare and Watson M. Cooke... Said Hare and Cooke are enjoined from having writ of possession issued for land where she now lives pending further notice of Court.
BILL OF COMPLAINT:[Note:Severe ink bleed-through, almost impossible to pick out but a few words – mlj].
Polly Henry... she is a widow with small children... fraudulent designs... without taking account of any balance... she be permitted to pay off same... and be permitted to raise her children upon said dower. Polly [her X mark] Henry
DOWER ASSIGNED:28 January 1848... Polly Henry indebted to Complainants $72.82.
PLAT MAP:Dower of 53 acres bounded on west by Roaring River... Robert Young deceased line, including mansion house of Michael Henry, deceased.Balance 85 acres.