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Introduction to Russell v. JS et al.

Russell v. JS, R. Cahoon, E. Smith, T. S. Cahoon, Marks, Boynton, Hyde, Eaton, Kelley, G. Patterson, J. Patterson, Leavitt, Lord, Robinson, Conger, Newbould, Underwood, Bald, Spencer, Hufty, Rounds, Scribner, Babbitt, J. Bump, A. P. Bump, Martindale, Quinn, Branch, Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company, and Hilliard
Lake Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, in Chancery, 18 March 1844
 
Historical Introduction
On 20 June 1843, filed a bill in with the Lake County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas to reclaim a debt owed to him by JS, , , and their wives. The bill claimed that JS, Cahoon, Bump and their wives gave six promissory notes to Russell on 10 October 1836 for $11,904. These notes were in exchange for mortgaged property in , Ohio. In May 1837, the month before the first payment was due, Bump sold his one-third interest in the land to , who was likely acting as an agent for JS, for $1,500. However, this assignment did not release Bump from his original obligation to Russell.
JS, , and had multiple judgments entered against them beginning in 1837 for unpaid debts to various merchants. Each of these judgments could result in the placement of a lien on the property had sold to JS, Bump, and Cahoon; therefore, Russell turned to a court of equity to satisfy his claim. Proceedings began in 1843 in the Lake County Court of Common Pleas. The law firm of P & R Hitchcock & Wilder represented Russell. As part of the proceedings, the court summoned the merchants who had judgments against JS and his associates. Though notice of the proceedings was printed in the Painesville Telegraph for several weeks, there is no indication that JS and Cahoon, who were now living in , were aware of them. On 12 March 1844, when the case came before the court, JS and Cahoon failed to appear. Bump, who resided in the area, was also absent. Likewise, none of the parties with judgments against JS, Bump, or Cahoon made an appearance. Consequently, the court decreed a judgment requiring JS, Cahoon, and Bump to pay the original debt as well as the interest that had accrued on the notes.
Following the judgment, made efforts to collect the debt. The property he had sold to JS, , and in 1836 was appraised at $2,376. It was seized and sold at public auction in , Ohio, on 11 June 1844. Russell was the highest bidder at $1,584. There is no indication that any further efforts were made to collect the balance of the judgment.
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
Russell v. JS, R. Cahoon, E. Smith, T. S. Cahoon, Marks, Boynton, Hyde, Eaton, Kelley, G. Patterson, J. Patterson, Leavitt, Lord, Robinson, Conger, Newbould, Underwood, Bald, Spencer, Hufty, Rounds, Scribner, Babbitt, J. Bump, A. P. Bump, Martindale, Quinn, Branch, Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company, and Hilliard
Lake Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, in Chancery, 18 March 1844
 
Historical Introduction
On 20 June 1843, filed a bill in with the Lake County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas to reclaim a debt owed to him by JS, , , and their wives. The bill claimed that JS, Cahoon, Bump and their wives gave six promissory notes to Russell on 10 October 1836 for $11,904. These notes were in exchange for mortgaged property in , Ohio. In May 1837, the month before the first payment was due, Bump sold his one-third interest in the land to , who was likely acting as an agent for JS, for $1,500. However, this assignment did not release Bump from his original obligation to Russell.
JS, , and had multiple judgments entered against them beginning in 1837 for unpaid debts to various merchants. Each of these judgments could result in the placement of a lien on the property had sold to JS, Bump, and Cahoon; therefore, Russell turned to a court of equity to satisfy his claim. Proceedings began in 1843 in the Lake County Court of Common Pleas. The law firm of P & R Hitchcock & Wilder represented Russell. As part of the proceedings, the court summoned the merchants who had judgments against JS and his associates. Though notice of the proceedings was printed in the Painesville Telegraph for several weeks, there is no indication that JS and Cahoon, who were now living in , were aware of them. On 12 March 1844, when the case came before the court, JS and Cahoon failed to appear. Bump, who resided in the area, was also absent. Likewise, none of the parties with judgments against JS, Bump, or Cahoon made an appearance. Consequently, the court decreed a judgment requiring JS, Cahoon, and Bump to pay the original debt as well as the interest that had accrued on the notes.
Following the judgment, made efforts to collect the debt. The property he had sold to JS, , and in 1836 was appraised at $2,376. It was seized and sold at public auction in , Ohio, on 11 June 1844. Russell was the highest bidder at $1,584. There is no indication that any further efforts were made to collect the balance of the judgment.
 
Calendar of Documents
This calendar lists all known documents created by or for the court, whether extant or not. It does not include versions of documents created for other purposes, though those versions may be listed in footnotes. In certain cases, especially in cases concerning unpaid debts, the originating document (promissory note, invoice, etc.) is listed here. Note that documents in the calendar are grouped with their originating court. Where a version of a document was subsequently filed with another court, that version is listed under both courts.
 
 
Lake Co., Ohio, Court of Common Pleas