Daniel G. Elliott v. Frank Markland, et al.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Daniel G. Elliott v. Frank Markland, et al.
Case Date: 
1942
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute/ Settlement

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
93
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Loretta Hinkle Markland died in 1942, & Elliott sued on behalf of all of her heirs to settle the estate. Her husband, Frank Markland a life estate, specifically noting that he had no power to dispose of any portion of her bequest. She was the widow of John Grindstaff from whom she inherited a large estate. Following Frank's death, Elliott was to inherit half of the estate, & the rest to be divided among the other heirs. Frank filed a dissent stating he was going to take the entire estate.