Case Against Mark Irvin (1872)
State of Tennessee–Polk County,
Elizabeth Lusk, Martha A. Irvin and Rachel Irvin vs. Franklin Irvin, Mark Irvin, Rhettar Kinser and husband Clay Kinser, Mary Irvin and John Alvin Irvin.
In this cause it appearing from the allegation in the original bill that Mark Irvin was a citizen of Jefferson county, Tennessee, and process having been issued to warn him and returned to this office by the sheriff of Jefferson county, Tennessee, not found in his county, and he is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee: It is, therefore, ordered by the court that publication be made in the Cleveland Banner, for four consecutive weeks, that Mark Irvin be required to appear before the County Court of Polk county, at Benton, Tennessee, on the first Monday in August, 1872, and make defense to said bill or the same will be taken for confessed and the cause set for hearing ex parte as to him.
D.C. Haskins, C.C.C.
by J.C.H., Dept C.
Source: Cleveland Banner (Cleveland, TN); 12 July 1872. Available online at Google News Archive.