James P. Overton et al. v. W. T. Holt

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James P. Overton et al. v. W. T. Holt
Case Date: 
1889
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Petitions for Relief

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
186
Notes / Description: 

Additional plaintiffs: Lewis Williams, James White, C.H. Warren, Alford Gray, James Patterson, and B.H. Ogilvie. The defendant is accused of blocking access to a public road. The blocked portion of the road exists on the defendant's property. The road is described as a county road extending from the Little Winstead Turnpike to Nolensville Turnpike. Plaintiffs note that the road is a necessary route to the mill, church and school. It is noted that all plaintiffs are people of color.