Martha E. Stephens, guardian, et al. v. W. W. Porter, et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Martha E. Stephens, guardian, et al. v. W. W. Porter, et al.
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
14
Notes / Description: 

Jacob Baker died intestate, his land then partitioned by the heirs, & H. Stephens, Martha's husband, appointed agent to sell the land. It was sold to Mr. Cleburne, who then sold to W. Porter. This suit sought to ify these sales of the land, & return it to the heirs. Martha was placed in an asylum, making her husband the heir to the land. However, the paperwork filed with the court initially left out Martha's incompetency, & therefore were faulty in naming the appropriate heirs.