John Bales Sr. v. Rachel Dariox

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Bales Sr. v. Rachel Dariox
Case Date: 
1854
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Obstructing a Public Road/Road/Right of Way

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
21
Notes / Description: 

Dariox erected large, high fence in & across (& obstructing) road alleged to be 2nd or 3rd class public road, used by wagon carts/other vehicles, men on horseback & foot. Testimony re: use of the road, including that there was considerable settlement along Bays Mountain on both sides & they used road. Road also used by those going to Methodist & Quaker Meetinghouses. Daniel Spears said Dariox wanted to shut the road after death of her husband (who built road in first place as way to get to his mill).