James Wilhite v. Emeline Hickey

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James Wilhite v. Emeline Hickey
Case Date: 
1866
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
35
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In Nov of 1864, Wilhite was arrested by US soldiers & taken to Knoxville, at which time Hickey was put in possession of Wilhite's land under lease agreement she had with William G. Brownlow, Special Agent of US Treasury Dept, appointed to take charge of & lease captured & abandoned property. Previous owner of the land (H.W. Swan) said to be a rebel. Land in dispute: 30 acres on Sevierville Road, 4-1/2 miles from Knoxville. Jury ruled for Wilhite.