John R. Maples v. A. R. Rawlings

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John R. Maples v. A. R. Rawlings
Case Date: 
1898
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
4
Notes / Description: 

Rawlings sued Maples for $134. In 1898 Maples bought a house making it his homestead. He then mortgaged it to Charles O. Ward, from who the house was purchased, although the deed named Cunningham. Maples was to pay Ward a total of $950, putting $200 down in cash. However, the judgment lien against Maples took precedence before his homestead, threatening him and his family with homelessness.