Sarah E. Bell v. James M. Bell, & Lela, Francis, William Alton Bell & F. M. McDonough, admr of F. J. Bell

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Sarah E. Bell v. James M. Bell, & Lela, Francis, William Alton Bell & F. M. McDonough, admr of F. J. Bell
Case Date: 
1874
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
349
Notes / Description: 

Frederick J. Bell died in 1869, leaving his wife Sarah Elizabeth Thaxton Bell and his children, all minors. Bell died with a large plot of land & his wife sued for a dower. However in 1865 Bell deeded the land to J. M. Bell, who registered the deed at the court house, this was meant to be conveyed as a mortgage of trust rather than land sale. Bell was insolvent at the time of his death, having recently filed bankruptcy.