John V. Parrott v. Newman R. Wells

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John V. Parrott v. Newman R. Wells
Case Date: 
1878
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Wills, Contested

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
187
Notes / Description: 

The defendant in error brings suit against Parrot, the admr. of M. B. Wells dec. The defendant, father of M. B. Wells, accuses Parrott of exercising undue influence over his son, who he claims was of unsound mind. At the time of his death M. B. Wells was being cared for by Parrott and allegedly expressed frustration towards his family. Casefile notes that M. B. Wells was considered a well-educated man, having attended Bascom [?] College to study law after, "the war."