University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Sweeney, Jr. et al. vs. U. C. Coolgrove et al. Case Record, 1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brazoria County (Tex.)
Title: Sweeney, John, Jr. et al. vs. U. C. Coolgrove et al. Case Record
Dates: 1855
Abstract: An official manuscript of legal documents compose the John Sweeney, Jr. et al. vs. U. C. Coolgrove et al. Case Record, 1855, chronicling the proceedings of the Brazoria County, Texas, court case which concerned the construction of the Blacks Ferry Road to Matagorda County.
Accession No.: 87-163
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In 1854, John Sweeney, Jr., and 17 other men of Brazoria County, Texas, filed a lawsuit against Uriah C. Coolgrove and county officials contesting the destruction of a public road from Blacks Ferry to Matagorda County in the construction of another road along the same route. In May 1855, the case came to trial at the county court before Judge Nelson H. Munger who found in favor of the defendants. After an appeal, the decision was reversed later that year.


Scope and Contents

An official manuscript of legal documents compose the John Sweeney, Jr. et al. vs. U. C. Coolgrove et al. Case Record, 1855, chronicling the proceedings of the Brazoria County, Texas, court case which concerned the construction of the Blacks Ferry Road to Matagorda County. The manuscript includes the petition filed by Sweeney et al., citations, injunctions, court orders, a judgment, an appeal, and an assignment of errors and carries the Texas state seal.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sweeney, John, Jr.
Coolgrove, Uriah C.
Munger, Nelson H.
Subjects
Roads -- Texas -- Brazoria County -- History -- 19th century
Roads -- Right of way -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Places
Brazoria County (Tex.) -- Archives

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Sweeney, Jr. et al. vs. U. C. Coolgrove et al. Case Record, 1855, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2.325/E483 Manuscript