Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lydia Seames Jordan / Georgia Cousins / Alex Crawford / Mary Lewis Crawford

See Young v. Young, 139 W.Va. 290, 82 SE 2d 54, 2/16/1954 which is a Kanawha County case which cited the case of Jordan v.Cousins 128W.Va. 648, 37 SE 2d 890 which was a Greenbrier County case. In the Jordan case, Lydia Seames Jordan sued Georgia Cousins relative to a deed executed by Alex Crawford (“a colored man about 80 years old”). The deed was dated 6/1/1943 and it conveyed a Greenbrier County house and lot in the town of White Sulphur Springs (to Cousins). Lydia Seames Jordan contended that on that date in 1943, Alex Crawford was mentally incompetent. “Alex Crawford married Lydia Seames Jordan’s mother in 1904, when” Lydia “was about 12 years old”. “Several years later” Lydia “married and for a time she and her husband lived in the Crawford home and she and her husband built on that lot”. Lydia’s mother died in 1938 and Alex Crawford suffered a heart attack in 1939. Alex Crawford died in 1943. He had worked at the Greenbrier Hotel. (See the case history for the resolution of this matter).

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