Shelby County, Indiana
Civil and Common Pleas Cases
Transcribed cases are listed below. An index of all inventoried cases housed in the Clerk's Vault is here.
Updated 10 September 2017.
List of Soldiers and Sailors and of the National Guard
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, May 1, 1913
vs Nannie C. Amos. Divorce and custody. 1889.
Amsden vs Amsden, 1907.
Hannah F. Anderson
vs William H. Anderson, 1890.
Sallie Evaline Arnold vs Lewis Bass,
Calvin & Lucinda Barnard vs Rebecca, Joseph, Tristram B.
& Thomas C. Macy, partition.
Bassett cases: (1) State vs Elizabeth Boone Williams Bassett and
(2) Bassett vs Bassett,
Ona M., William N., James M. Bassett
vs Salla, Emma
C., Melvin N.,
Will of Margaret E. Salla.
Trilby Bentley vs George Rembusch, paternity
Boone & Kennedy vs Lemaster Heirs
John Briles vs
Joseph J. Jones, deposition by Robert Oldham, 1851.
Henry H. Buckman,
Jr, request for trial by jury
Henry Burkher & Matthias Schoelch vs Rev. Maurice de St. Palais, Civil Action.
Cora Burton vs Robert Burton,
Joseph and Polly Bush, divorce, 1852.
Susan and Remedy Bush, divorce, 1846.
Miscellaneous clerk's receipts from 1917.
vs Christy L. Spellman, Civil Action.
Austin Clark vs John French, re purchase
of land from John S. Moore, 1861.
Petition of David Colclasure heirs'.
Alfred Colclazier vs Rachael Colclazier, Complaint for divorce, 1867.
State vs Jacob Colclazier. Assault and battery, 1828.
State vs Jacob Colclazier. Gaming, 1832.
Elizabeth Coleman vs Austin
Coleman, Bill & Summons for divorce, 1846.
David Collins vs David Engler & Jacob Rush, unpaid
promissory note, 1852.
Nancy Collins vs William Collins, divorce.
State vs Conner, William, and Lucy, his wife.
Obtaining goods under false pretenses.
Prudence Cookson vs Nathan St. John. Bastardy, 1842.
Mary Copeland vs William Copeland. Libel for Divorce. No 22 Chancery.
In Re Petition of the commitment of Charles, Maggie, Josie and Willie Corwin to the Gordons Shelby County Children's Home.
State of Indiana vs Thomas Cotton,
as administrator of the
estate of William R. Ensminger, 1845.
Ada Curry vs Frank Curry, Complaint for Divorce, 1907.
Rezin Davis vs George W. Davis and Georgia Davis.
Complaint to vacate judgment.
Alice Davisson vs Edward
Hannah Williams Davison
vs Catharine Ritchie, et
Partition of real estate, 1868.
Delos Thompson Home for Aged Women, Trustees Report and Rules and Regulations
Jacob G. Deprez,
affidavit for aggravated assault, 1918.
Phebe DeWitt vs heirs of Peter DeWitt, dec'd, 1843,
commissioners report for land partition
August H. Eikman
vs unnamed defendant.
Francis M. Ellsbury
vs Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Traction Co.
Elzy Ensminger vs Mary J. Ensminger, divorce,
George Ensminger vs Sarah J. Ensminger, complaint for divorce, 1868
Marium Mae Ensminger vs Albert
Ensminger, divorce, 1906.
Mary Ensminger vs John R. Arnold, complaint
on note, 1870.
Fansler vs Doble, 1845
Leona A. Faulkner vs George W. Faulkner: Complaint Divorce, Custody & Restraining Order, 1907.
State of Indiana vs Samuel Fisher, assault & battery, 1886
Hannah Viola Robinson Fleming vs George W Flemming, divorce, 1879
Mitchell, Garrison, et al vs Fleming, Petition for Partition, 1873.
Robert S. Fletcher vs Otto Axline
Merit Frady & wife and John Lewis (Guardian) vs Joseph & Catharine Gregory.
Charity Downing Furr vs Joseph Furr,
State of Indiana vs Joseph Furr, indictment for assault and
battery on Abel Cole, 1827
vs James R. Douglass, 1854
John A. Gray
vs Abraham L. Gary, damages
Elston Green vs Eliza Thompson, petition to be released from guardian's bond, 1890.
Benjamin B. Bartholomew vs Samuel A. Guinn, 1837, debt.
Elijah Barratt vs Samuel A. Guinn, 1834.
William Hacker vs Smith Wingate, promissory note, 1857.
Haehl, Mary C., Et
al. Ex parte Partition, Circuit Court October Term, 1868
Dora Hall vs Edward Harrell,
John Kitchel for J. & S. Hamilton vs Roger Hartley & Daniel Cross,
demand for debt, 1842
Samuel Hamilton vs Charles Gordon and George Howery
Charles Harbison, controversy over bond
Hargraves, Thomas & Ida, adoption of Dorthy Beatrice Evans, 1920.
Hamilton Harris & Co vs James D. Smith
John Harrod vs Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Company.
Emily Harvey vs John G. Harvey: Divorce No 28 Chancery.
Clara Hatton vs Alonzo Hatton: Complaint Divorce.
James Hendrickson vs Peter J. McCain, declaration of damages,
Elias Henry vs Robert Young.
Highway Forum, 1875 (on "Missing Pieces" page)
Charlotte Hill vs Hill, 1845
Samuel Hill vs John Commisky, Samuel Chance and Daniel Hinds.
Esther Hillman vs
Charles Hillman, divorce, 1907.
Jacob Hinds vs Samuel A Guinn, Debt Demand.
State of Indiana vs William Holbrook.
Augusta J Holden vs Moore Holden, divorce, 1869.
Moore Holden vs John Waldorf, 1855.
J. H. & Frederick Homburg vs Daniel Michaels, 1838.
George W. Howery
vs General M. Wickliff, complaint on notes.
Sarah House vs Samuel Hoover, paternity,
John L. Huffman vs Solomon Stewart,
Jackson, Bertha vs
Jackson, Harry E.,
Harriett Keller vs John Keller, divorce, 1885.
Thomas Kelly vs Henrietta Kelly, divorce.
Kennedy, Byram & Cornelius vs Coalscott & Coalscott, Civil Action.
George H. Kent vs William H. Ogden, receivership of award.
Melvina Kitchen vs Abner Fields, Jr., bastardy, 1871.
William H. Lamaster vs
Robert A. Cotton, Stephen Coffin and Thomas A. Cotton,
John Lee vs Phebe & Barney McGinnis. Demand to set aside deed and
quiet title, Marietta, 1871.
Rachel Lee vs Theodore N. Lee. Divorce, 1875.
Edward W. Lewis vs Charles Vice, foreclosure on note.
Isabel Lemar vs Robert Lemar. Divorce, 1857.
State of IN vs Benjamin Lemaster, 1858. Felonious misrepresentation.
Gertrude Leonard vs Horace F King, 1907.
Mary A. Lewis vs Aaron Lewis, restraining order, 1867.
Mary A. Lewis vs Aaron Lewis, divorce, 1867.
Mary Ann Lewis vs Thomas B. Lewis, complaint for divorce, 1865.
Hattie Lingenfelter vs Henry Booher, settlement.
James Lisher vs William Hedrick, Demand in Assumpsit, 1834.
Lewis Lisher vs E. B. Amsden, complaint to recover personal property, 1867.
John Liter, Richard Price, Joseph Price, John Cook, Callander Price, Thomas S. Newlin,
Benjamin Marshall, Samuel Bissham, Calvin Fletcher and Ovid Butler
vs Jacob Kennerly, Elbridge G. Mayhew and John Allen, 1846.
Nettie Lizemby vs City of Indianapolis & G.H. Hess.
Lowery, Jane vs Samuel Lowery, divorce, 1846.
Markley vs Markley, modification of custody decree.
Thelma Mason vs Clarence Mason, divorce.
McDonald children, wards of Gordon's Shelby Co Children's Home.
Unknown plaintiff vs Barney and Phebe McGinnis and William Lee, Civil Action.
State of Indiana vs Jesse McMahan. Assault and battery to William Burns, 1838.
State of Indiana vs George McMahan. Assault and battery to James Sexton, 1846.
Petition to make the Means children wards of Gordon's Children's Home.
J. H. Homberg and Frederick Homberg vs Daniel Michael,
unpaid medical bills, 1837-1838.
Miscellaneous newspapers reports
* February 15, 1871
* June 10, 1875
Anna C. Mock vs John T. Meek
William Montgomery vs James Young. Slander. 1839.
State vs John R. Morris, Assault and battery against Augustus E. Kinsley, 1842.
George C. Morrison vs Rev. Maurice de St. Palais, Civil Action.
Dianah Mortimer vs Indiana Fairbanks, petition for partition, 1868.
Alonzo Mount vs Nora Mount, divorce, 1907
Mary Emma Wildrich Nebb [Neeb]
vs Jacob Nebb, divorce, 1869.
Avie Neville vs Louis Neville: Complaint Divorce and Custody, 1906.
State of Indiana vs Mamie Nugent, visiting a house of bad
State of Indiana vs Ona, James A, Goldie M and Cecil W Nugent
Omer Hauk, neglect, 1911.
State of Indiana vs Samuel Nugent,
petit larceny, 1910.
William Patterson vs Emazette Patterson
et al, report of sale of property of
Joel L. Patterson, dec'd, 1889.
Mary Haehl Peebles vs Henry Haehl, note due, 1871.
Charles Pierson vs Thomas S. Caughey,
note due, 1855.
Jackson Plummer vs Valentine Baker,
1869, list of neighbors paying for new road.
George W. Rapp, administrator vs
Sarah Kuhn, widow of Adam Kuhn, 1896.
Henry and Rachel Rapp cited to produce the last will of John Calkenbaugh.
James C. Rice vs David C. Rice, 1878.
William J. Rice vs Andrew R. Derrickson, agreement
to buy furs, Box 98, 1869.
State of IN vs Fannie Richardson, neglect of dependents.
Pearl Riser vs Vern F. Riser, Affidavit of Non-Residence.
Elizabeth Robinson vs William Robinson, libel for divorce, 1842.
Alfred Rooke vs Henry Barnhart, recovery of judgment.
Hiram Brown & Abram Hammond vs William Sedden, bill to foreclose mortgage, 1842.
Sheriff's Sale of property to Fletcher & Butler,
Solomon Stewart vs Tillison & Harrell, complaint to
recover purchase money for real estate, 1913.
State vs Mary Spurling, assault
& battery against Sarah Randolph, 1845.
State vs James Story. Fighting in public with
Jacob Hummer, 1833.
Sterling, Percy vs Mary Sterling. Divorce, 1907
Clem Tingley & Gideon Burton vs Hiram Stillwell, damages, 1842.
James Talbert vs Anna Talbert,
Thomas Talbert vs
Thomas Dennis and the heirs of Andrew Hensley Sr .
(Isabel, Thomas, James and Andrew), 1844.
Lottie M. Taylor vs Fred P. Taylor: Divorce Filed.
William R. Teel
vs Charles E. Francis.
Thomas minors declared wards of Shelby County, 1914.
Jonathan Thompson vs Evans Elliott
& Jacob Vernon, promissory note, 1859.
Arthur Thurston vs Robert McCarty and William Thornburg.
Thomas Trackwell vs Irwin & Heck, contestation of "pretended will".
Thomas Trackwell vs Irwin, Heck & Brown, further contestation of above.
D.B.N. of the Estate of Isaac Trees, dec'd, vs
Julia Ann Trees, Andrew Trees, Amanda McCarty and W. Lewis McCarty.
Joseph Tucker vs Albert Wray as the guardian of Thomas Updegraff,
minor heir of Maria Updegraff, dec'd.
Union Building Association of Shelbyville, Indiana vs Chas. E. Amsden & George Rapp
Mariah Updegraff Et al
vs Prudy Scott Et al. Partition of
real estate of Mariah Tucker Shaw, dec'd.
Evans Elliott & Jacob Vernon vs Jonathan Thompson, overdue note, 1859.
Overseers of the Poor of Hendricks Twp vs Elijah Victor, 1846.
Samuel Walker vs Louis Lea, Peter Ryman, William
John Walker and Stephen Major, 1837.
Nicholas & Nancy Wheeler vs Wesley Williams & William White, 1854.
Carey Wickliff, minor heir vs Clarrissa Oldham, guardian, 1892.
Jeremiah Williams vs Zella Ann Williams, complaint for divorce, 1863.
Lora May Williams vs Noah Williams, complaint for divorce, 1915.
Marion P. Williams vs Sallie K.
Williams, complaint for divorce, 1896.
vs Christopher C Green. Wrongfully, wickedly and
unjustly intruding into marriage, 1846.
Joseph Wood vs Sarah Wood. Divorce, 1846.
Mary Wood vs Thomas J. Wood. Divorce, 1859.
Lillie M. Worland vs John M. Worland. Complaint for divorce, 1904.
Petition for the Adoption of Ruby Hester Yarbrough, Sarah Jane Weaver, Petitioner, 1906.
Frances Effie Young, dependent and neglected child.
Leven Tull Young, 1838 indenture.
Robert Young, 1885, complaint for damages.
Zell vs Lisher, Ex parte Partition, 1857.
Index of Inventoried Cases