Joseph W. Finley, Josiah Wilkins & John Lowe v. Samuel S. Finley

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Joseph W. Finley, Josiah Wilkins & John Lowe v. Samuel S. Finley
Case Date: 
1857
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
38
Notes / Description: 

Cumberland Presbyterian Church (CPC) members & others living in settlement near Chickamauga Depot were without good meeting & school house, & parties (all CPC members) were interested in "the advancement of religion and learning". Def. offered to donate 1 acre of 160 acres he owned near Depot if they employed him to build it, to which they agreed, building to be named Chickamauga Meeting & School House. Def. collected money but never finished building house, sued Pla., & sold his land.