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More of Our Family Stuff Found
Posted by: penny plumlee (ID *****9293) Date: January 31, 2004 at 00:43:38
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Hi everyone.
While Google searching, I ran across some more stuff relating to our elusive Dr. W.F. Plumlee.
I would appreciate it if everyone would take a look and see if anything rings a bell.
P.S. Anyone know who the D.B. Johnson might be?


Complaint of D. B. Johnson states Annie Plumlee employed him to look after her estate.

Demurrer of Annie Plumlee admits to this, further states that D. B. Johnson said he wouldn't charge her anything being a relative, makes other accusations that indicate Johnson's actions may have been less than professional, denies she owes Johnson money. W. F. Plumlee died intestate in Clay Co., TN.

Copy of will of William F. Plumlee filed for probate 6 May 1912, Record Book B, Wills & Inventories, p 264, in file. [NOTE: Does not mention county, but does say will was filed in Nashville, so presume Davidson Co - mlj]. Nellie Ayers to get 40 acres on Short branch of Cumberland. Other heirs are wife Annie H. Plumlee, 150 acres on Dry Fork of Mill Creek, Clay Co., TN. and children B. S. Plumlee, David B. Plumlee, Minnie G. Shields, Hugh O. Plumlee "my executor". Mentions separately "my youngest child Beatrix Pate to receive equal part of estate" wife the pictures except "all but mine and my first wife. I want Bee to have them". Executor H. O. Plumlee.

Annie Plumlee filed dissenting papers in Clay Co., TN stating she "spent years nursing this old man, respects his memory", but does not feel the will gave her all she was entitled, and preferred to avail herself of State of Tennessee law to have homestead and dowry. Estate estimated at $75,000.00 real and personal. W. F. Plumlee died on or about 7 March 1912 in Clay Co., TN. Chester Ledbetter/Leadbetter, Surveyor; Hugh Kyle and Mack Boles were appointed Commissioners to lay off her share. [Signed] E. D. White, Sol.

Affidavits of lawyers residing in Cookeville, TN stating D. B. Johnson had performed valuable service on behalf of Mrs. Plumlee and should be entitled to attorney fee ranging from $1500 to $2500 were: B. G. Adcock, Worth Bryant, Thos Finley, W. S. Barnes. Other Jackson Co., TN [residence not given] lawyers recommending fees for D. B. Johnson in same range: M. G. Butler, W. W. Draper, John J. Gore. Also W. D. Fiske age 49; and W. D. Davidson, both of Celina, Clay Co., TN.

W. S. Barnes stated D. B. Johnson advised Annie Plumlee to buy real estate shortly before his death; that there might be a dispute between Annie Plumlee and W. F. Plumlee's children. Dr. Stone Plumlee was an heir living at Nashville.

Deposition of Hamp Lynn living District 8, Jackson Co., TN stated "Mrs. Annie Plumlee is my sister in law". Stated they married when Plumlee was 80 and she was 20. Didn't know exact time of marriage. Stated "I tried to help her all I could but never got anything for my services". Said he hasn't seen her lately nor talked to her on the phone. [Signed] G. H. Lynn

12 February 1913, deposition of Mack Boles, 61, near Butler's Landing Clay Co., farmer and one of the commissioners testified as to value of land. Mack [his X mark] Boles

W. C. Williams 65, Celina, Clay Co. testified as to value of land. [Signed] W. C. Williams

Copies of briefs on this case were also filed by D. B. Johnson in Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN.

W. H. Kyle age 61, Celina, Clay Co., occupation farmer testified he went as one of the Commissioners to Mrs. Annie Plumlee's; that she was "living in a little house with 2 rooms and a cook". Souse [spelled Suse in another deposition] Boozer and Shields Plumlee, grandson of W. F. Plumlee, was living with her. Stated Dr. Plumlee only lived where he died about two weeks [Clay Co, TN[Clay Co.]]. [Signed] H. H. Kyle

Son Boles, age 49, living Mill Creek in Clay Co. stated he bought Annie Plumlee's life estate in the Dry Creek Place, also known as Nash Lynn Place, for $350.00. Son [his X mark] Boles

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