Reynolds & Tisdale v. Mary B. (Polly) Burney

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Reynolds & Tisdale v. Mary B. (Polly) Burney
Case Date: 
1889
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Contract

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
50
Notes / Description: 

Matt Reynolds & partner Tisdale agreed to bore well in Polly's yard & insure water for $100; Polly agreed to board them & feed their stock while they were worked. They estimated it would take a month to do the work. At 145 feet had still not found water so agreed to quit & return in spring to try again but come spring, Polly refused to let them try again. They bore well for Tom P. Burney (who lived with sister Polly) in pasture on his farm. Bob White was Pla.' water witch. Dispute over what was agreed.