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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...The witnesses for the
defendants, as well as those for the complainants, say that the
land has alWays been spoken of' as the Fielder lands. Fielder paid
the taxes, and a number of the tax receipts are exhibited in the
record. The land was sold for taxes once or twice, but was redeemed
by Fielder each time. Several of the witnesses state that Tom
Raines and those under him cut timber or wood on the land under
authority of Fielder or his agent in charge. It is also stated by
some of the witnesses that one A. 0. Ellis, who was an agent of
Fielder, cut timber on the land at different times. It seems that
the defendants lived and were reared near the land in controversy,
and knew it was referred to by people in the vicinity as the
Fielderv land. Up to September, 1913, no one had attempted to
interfere with the possession or control which Fielder and his
agents had exercised over the land, and no one had attempted to
take possession of any part of it. No one had, so far as the record
shows, for about thirty years, paid taxes on the land except the
Fielders. Under date of September 3, 1913, one Mike Stephens
executed to defendants a deed to the land in controversy, and on
July 9, 1914, Catherine Miller, the mother of one of the
defendants, executed to them a deed to the same land. These deeds
were duly re-, corded, and thereupon defendants took possession of
certain portions of the land, and made several small inclosures
thereon. The deeds just mentioned were independent of the title
claimed by complainants through either the Eastl'and or Scott
grants. This bill was filed February'8, 1915. At the hearing in the
court below, the chancellor entered a decree in favor of the
complainants, holding that they had deraigned a perfect title to
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