Mordecai S. Benton & wife Louisa E. Benton v. Howard Henry & J.M. Fleming, admrs ad litem of H.H. Stephens, dec.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Mordecai S. Benton & wife Louisa E. Benton v. Howard Henry & J.M. Fleming, admrs ad litem of H.H. Stephens, dec.
Case Date: 
1861
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
52
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Jacob Baker died owning land on little Tennessee River known as Island Farm, leaving widow Ann Baker & 6 children including Louisa, who was previously married (when she was 14) to Daniel Shrader of Virginia & after divorcing him, married Mordecai. Soon after Jacob's death, Howard Henry (who married Louisa's sister) bought the Farm. Bentons sued asking that Henry (now dec) be enjoined from paying (& Stephens' estate from receiving) purchase price for the 1/7 of the farm claimed by the Bentons.