Alfred Stokes & wife Tempe & Ambrose Brewer & wife Elizabeth v. Ambrose Brewer & wife Susan et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Alfred Stokes & wife Tempe & Ambrose Brewer & wife Elizabeth v. Ambrose Brewer & wife Susan et al
Case Date: 
1860
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
103
Notes / Description: 

James Cope (dec), though married to Betsy, formed attachment ("inchoate & licentious intimacy") to Margaret Vaughn w/whom he had illegitimate child. After being tried for lewdness, Cope left TN for KY. After he died, dispute arose between Pla. (Cope's grandchildren thru deceased daughters) & Def. (children) re land (Home Place, Mill Place, store tract) Cope deeded to Def. (John, Andrew, Wm & Micajah Cope; Ritta Seals, Susan Brewer), reserving life estate to Cope & subj to maintenance for Betsy.