Welcher Sladen & Wife & George H. Bird & Wife V. John Stokely, et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Welcher Sladen & Wife & George H. Bird & Wife V. John Stokely, et al
Case Date: 
1879
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
8
Notes / Description: 

Records pertaining to the case were destroyed in Cocke Co. courthouse fire. Nature of case unclear. Frances J. Carter bought the disputed land from Joseph Frances & his wife, Elizabeth (King) Frances. J. Frances executed a title bond. Land originally belonged to Elizabeth's father, James King. While a feme covert, Elizabeth refused to execute a deed to the land after the title bond was executed. She left ca. 1833. Female plntffs. were her only children & the male plntffs. were their husbands.