William Tallent v. Edward Murphy

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
William Tallent v. Edward Murphy
Case Date: 
1844
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
81
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Murphy agreed to convey 40 acres on Stacey's Branch to Tallent, as soon as Murphy could get a grant from the state (because his claim to the land was an entry). And Tallent would convey to Murphy 50 acres (Bill Johnson tract). 40 acres not conveyed. Instead, Murphy sold it to Joseph McCall & moved to Missouri. Testimony: claims of intoxication, bribery, that Tallent lived with Avis Williams who wasn't his wife, that Murphy moved due to son's conduct, that witness Polly Smith was mentally deranged.