E. Dodson et al. v. Mahala Shelton

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
E. Dodson et al. v. Mahala Shelton
Case Date: 
1887
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
125
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Additional plaintiff: wife Virginia Dodson. Additional defendants: J. Shelton, O. Shelton, M. Shelton, the unknown heirs of Emeline Taylor, Willie Nichols, John Nichols, Sallie Nichols, Andrew Nichols, C. Smith Josephine Bates & Molly Walls. The estate settlement of G.W. Shelton (died in 1860) is in question, his daughter Virginia Dodson a minor at the time. Plaintiffs suing for equitable distribution of estate; the first 5 of 12 children received large amounts, the last 7 got very little