Samuel C. Cowan v. The Heirs of Nicholas Smith by their Guardian, Thomas Smith, & Thomas N. Frazier

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Samuel C. Cowan v. The Heirs of Nicholas Smith by their Guardian, Thomas Smith, & Thomas N. Frazier
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
17
Notes / Description: 

Cowan sued Nicholas Smith for ejecting him from land to which he held title. During suit, Nicholas died & suit revived against his 3 minor children (Hugh, Amanda, Clarissa) for whom their grandfather Thomas Smith served as guardian. After initial mistrial 2nd jury ruled in favor of Def.. Dispute was over competing claims of title to 100 acres of land "up and down the Branch." Frazier was security for Nicholas Smith.