Benjamin S. Cagle v. Dr. John Franklin, admr. Of John Armfield, dec. and Martha Armfield, widow of John Armfield, dec.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Benjamin S. Cagle v. Dr. John Franklin, admr. Of John Armfield, dec. and Martha Armfield, widow of John Armfield, dec.
Case Date: 
1874
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute/ Settlement

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
224
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In 1855 Armfield employed Ben Cagle, a millwright and mechanic to rehab the dilapidated resort at Beersheba Springs. Armfield confided in Cagle, giving him his will, notes & money to keep safe during the war. He also convinced Cagle to invest in a tannery at Beersheba. Armfield said he would split his money with Cagle, but Armfield made an amended will writing Cagle out of the bequest. Cagle was also left with a tannery in a deserted town, & no return from this investment. He sued for the original bequest