Emile Kuntzsch v. Robert H. Snoddy

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Emile Kuntzsch v. Robert H. Snoddy
Case Date: 
1857
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Trespass

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
164
Notes / Description: 

Def "broke and entered the close & grounds of the said plaintiffs" & cut down 100 trees "of great value .. with horses, wagons & carts, trampled down the grass & cut up the soil." Many Tillery land claims from Knox Co years earlier in case & related land deeds; John Armstrong warrants, etc.Land was wild, unenclosed, never cultivated/possessed by either party, so case rides on proof of superior title. Def derived title from state grants 1563, 1594. Def.: Snoddy's heirs.