Samuel J. Watkins et al.v. The Mayor & City Council of Nashville

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Samuel J. Watkins et al.v. The Mayor & City Council of Nashville
Case Date: 
1888
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Land, Contract Dispute

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
188
Notes / Description: 

Additional plaintiffs listed in file. Exhibit materials are multiple photographs of property/ies and maps. S.J. Watkins (dec.) appointed Isaac Litton as executor to follow out his will that stated 10 acres of his property was to be deeded to the city for use as a public park. After his death, the city had failed to comply with several stipulations laid out in the contract and deed, including not introducing water or having a fountain and maintaining the grounds and fence enclosing the property.