Catharine Moyers v. Joseph Houston & Nicholas Sharp

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Catharine Moyers v. Joseph Houston & Nicholas Sharp
Case Date: 
1868
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land, Fraud

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
76
Notes / Description: 

Moyers charges Sharp & Houston for cheating and defrauding her of a valuable tract of 100 acres. Houston pressured Moyer to sign deed in which Houston promised to pay $25 a year for 5 years for lands he claimed was worth little. Houston gave note for $125 (for land Moyers found out was worth $800-900), which he never paid. Houston then fraudulently conveyed land to Sharp to avoid vendors lien in scheme to not pay for land. Moyers asks their deeds be made void and land given back.