R. T. Bridges & wife Caroline Bridges v. Absalom Guinn

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
R. T. Bridges & wife Caroline Bridges v. Absalom Guinn
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

Database - TN Research:

County:

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

Bridges owned 80 acres of land in Hiwassee District & claimed Guinn ejected them from it. As the court put it, Bridges had a "younger grant [to the land] founded upon the elder entry" & Guinn had the reverse, "the elder grant but the younger entry." The Bridges' claim was through Caroline's dad Dennis C. Murphy. Guinn's claim was through a man named Reynolds said to be the first settler of the land, & Guinn was in possession of the land when Murphy died.