John R. Moore et al, heirs at law of Seborn Jewel, dec. v. Elbert Biggs, admr of Elizabeth Biggs, dec.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
John R. Moore et al, heirs at law of Seborn Jewel, dec. v. Elbert Biggs, admr of Elizabeth Biggs, dec.
Case Date: 
1859
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Petition to Sale Land

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
27
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Seborn Jewel died intestate, owning 221 acres of land in Districts 12 & 13; also house & lots in Greeneville on Irish Street (2-1/2 acres). Property was situated so as not to be advantageously partitioned. Pla. asked court to sell land, divide proceeds. Pla. are Seborn's heirs: Rachel (m. John R. Moore), Elizabeth (m. Elbert Biggs), Isabella (m. James A. Galbreath), Mary F., David R. (minor). Suit begun as ex parte proceeding but when Elizabeth died, question whether Elbert or Elizabeth's siblings took