Frank Lawrence & wife Lucinda (col.) v. Silas Johnson, Walter C. King, R. P. Woodard, Trustee, & Eva M. Brown

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Frank Lawrence & wife Lucinda (col.) v. Silas Johnson, Walter C. King, R. P. Woodard, Trustee, & Eva M. Brown
Case Date: 
1912
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
126
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In 1880s, Lucinda's dad Matthew Johnson bought 10-acre Ocoee District tract, on which she, mom Maria, siblings Silas & Granville worked. Fruits of labor used to pay for land; Silas was to deliver money & get deed, but had it made in his name only. Other sibs (Elijah, Paul, Peter) died. Granville died (smallpox) 1882, Matthew in 1886, Maria in 1904. Silas & Lucinda only remaining heirs; suit brought to resolve dispute over land ownership. Def. King ("white man of means" connected w/King Baxter Lumber Co.