John Davidson v. John Sturdevant, Malinda Sturdevant, & James Forgey

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Davidson v. John Sturdevant, Malinda Sturdevant, & James Forgey
Case Date: 
1823
Court Origin: 
Court of Error & Appeals
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
124
Notes / Description: 

Initial grants made in the NC land office for Tennessee lands allowed John Davidson to register 5000 acres in his own name, then additional land in the names of his children. He paid for & registered land in the names of his in-laws, Samuel & James Forgey w/ the idea they would transfer the land back to him later. Davidson sued to settle the proper ownership of the land.