Ayer & Lord Tie Co. v. R. H. Dunaway & wife, Cora A. Dunaway

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Ayer & Lord Tie Co. v. R. H. Dunaway & wife, Cora A. Dunaway
Case Date: 
1916
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Contract

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
344
Notes / Description: 

Illinois railroad tie company sued Dunaway alleging they breached 1906 contract to sell timber rights on Cora's Henry City tract of 1200 acres on the Tennessee River & on the Kentucky state line. In 1913, TN passed legislation emancipating married women. So Cora then filed suit on her own against tie company & her husband, Robert H. Dunaway. Dispute over type of timber to be taken off the land (only red & white oak, which was suitable for railroad ties) & status of account between the parties.