Orville Rice & Benjamin F. McFarland v. Elisha Thomason

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Orville Rice & Benjamin F. McFarland v. Elisha Thomason
Case Date: 
1854
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Trespass with Force of Arms

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
24
Notes / Description: 

Thomason (who claimed land under his father's title) accused of trespassing on Pla.' land, cutting timber thereon & making it into rails & hauling it away. Jury ruled in favor of Pla.. Others mentioned: Elisha's son Ezra Thomason & his brother Joel Thomason; Winkfrey Collins, who after he returned from the Mexican War, assisted Joel Thomason in making rails.