R. G. Burson v. Z. L. Burson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
R. G. Burson v. Z. L. Burson
Case Date: 
1883
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land, Confirmation of Ownership

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
269
Notes / Description: 

Reason & Zachariah B. are brothers contesting ownership of a tract of land, the circumstances of the Civil War complicated things. Z. was involved in 1864 capture of Young Harris, who was charged as Federal spy. Z. had to flee the county & turned the land over to R. R. was named in a damage suit by a Union soldier, Cox. Cox beat & threatened him and R. fled, leaving the land for Z. to care for. Upon their return, the brothers attempted to settle the land dispute. 267 pages in ET1936