David A. Deadrick v. William B. French, Isabella French, John L.M. French, & Samuel White

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
David A. Deadrick v. William B. French, Isabella French, John L.M. French, & Samuel White
Case Date: 
1848
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
43
Notes / Description: 

This dispute involves the estate of Hon. Hugh Lawson White, prominent Tennessean & 1836 U.S. presidential candidate who died in 1840, leaving his estate to his wife Ann (Nancy) for life, then his 2 children Isabella (White) French & Samuel White, w/some provision also for his 5 grandchildren. This dispute arose when Isabella tried to isolate her inheritance from debts of her husband William B. French, but Deadrick (a creditor) argued that shouldn't be allowed because Isabella benefitted from the debts.