Sunday, April 25, 2010

An Acklen Land Deal In Tennessee

At one point, J. H. Acklen was appointed guardian of his wife, Jeannette (Tillotson) Acklen by both the courts of New York and the courts of Tennessee. James N. Beard, Jeannette's step-father, was also her guardian at some point in time. Mrs. Acklen did not reach her age of majority until November 11, 1892.

The lawsuit, Levy, et al v. Acklen, et al, concerned a triangular tract of about 4 acres of land in the 10th Civil District of Davidson County, Tennessee, fronting the Harding or Richland Turnpike. The tract, conveyed to the West End Land Co., was originally worth approximately $200.00; it's value increased to $7,500.00 after a toll-gate was built on it.

Reports of decisions of the Court of Chancery Appeals of Tennessee
Levy et al. v. Acklen, et al.
(Nashville December 7, 1901)

According to the Davidson Co., Tennessee, Recorder's website:

The records of the Davidson County Register of Deeds office are available on line by subscription. Subscription rates are $ 100.00 per month by check, or $ 75.00 per month through Automatic Withdrawal.

The online service is a browser based search platform that returns search results by name and date beginning July 1, 1964 to current.

Beginning January 1, 2000 in addition to name and date, you may also search by lot number, subdivision name and document type.

Indexing is available beginning July 1, 1964. Images are available from 1784 to current.

It was cost prohibitive for me to go online and check out how well the Davidson County, TN, deed search works.

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