Joseph R. Simpson v. Ephraim Murrey

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Joseph R. Simpson v. Ephraim Murrey
Case Date: 
1857
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Election Dispute

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
20
Notes / Description: 

Two suits tried together, the object of both being to ascertain which party is lawfully the surveyor of Washington County & therefore entitled to books & papers of that office. Madison Booth elected surveyor in May 1852, but resigned in August 1855. At special election, Ephraim elected to fill out Booth's unexpired term. At May 1856 election, Ephraim & Joseph were both candidates, but Joseph won. Nevertheless, Ephraim appeared at July term of court & had his surveyor bond approved. Ephraim won.