Hopkins v. Duggar, 2 Div. 697

CourtAlabama Supreme Court
Writing for the CourtSAYRE, J.
Citation204 Ala. 626,87 So. 103
PartiesHOPKINS v. DUGGAR.
Decision Date30 June 1920
Docket Number2 Div. 697

87 So. 103

204 Ala. 626

HOPKINS
v.
DUGGAR.

2 Div. 697

Supreme Court of Alabama

June 30, 1920


Rehearing Denied Nov. 6, 1920

Appeal from Circuit Court, Marengo County; A.B. Foster, Judge.

Ejectment by R.H. Duggar against H.T. Hopkins. Judgment for plaintiff, and defendant appeals. Affirmed.

Henry McDaniel, of Demopolis, and J.J. Mayfield, of Montgomery, for appellant.

William Cuninghame, of Linden, for appellee.

SAYRE, J.

Appellee sued in statutory ejectment stating his case in three counts. There was a disclaimer as to the lands described in the second count of the complaint upon which plaintiff thereupon had judgment, without costs or damages. As to the regularity of that judgment no question is made. Count 1 described the land sued for as:

"A strip off the west side of the east 1/2 of the west 1/2, being 40 feet wide at the north end, and 30 feet wide on the south end of section 24, in township 18, range 3 east, in Marengo county, Ala."

In count 3 the land was described as:

"A strip or parcel on the west side of the E. 1/2 of W 1/2 of Sec. 24, T. 18, R. 3 east, bounded as follows: On the N. by the north line of said section; on the east by a turn row and ditch; on the south by the south line of said section, and on the west by the line dividing the E. 1/2 of W. 1/2 and W. 1/2 of W. 1/2 of section 24, T. 18, R. 3 E., in Marengo county, Ala."

To these counts the plea was "not guilty." The verdict, which, as to form, followed the court's oral charge, was in these words:

"We, the jury, find for the plaintiff assessing the damages at one hundred and twenty-five dollars."

Upon this verdict the court rendered judgment for plaintiff, appellee, for land described as follows:

"A strip or parcel on
the west side of the east half of west half of section 24, township [87 So. 104] 18, range 3 east, bounded as follows: On the north by the north line of the said section, on the east by a turn row and ditch; on the south by the south line of said section, on the west by the dividing line dividing the east half of west half and the west half of west half of section 24, township 18, range 3 east, in Marengo county, Ala.,"

--and for the damages assessed by the jury, it thus appearing that the court referred the verdict to the third count of the complaint.

It will be noted that the western boundary of the east 1/2 of the west 1/2 of section 24 is the common western boundary of the two tracts described in counts 1 and 3; and so the north and the south lines of the half section are common to the two tracts. The difference is that the tract described in count 1 is bounded on the east by a line at its north end 40 feet, and at its south end 30 feet, from the western boundary line of the half section, while the tract described in count 3 is bounded on the east by a ditch and a turn row. The record does not inform us whether the two descriptions are coterminous on the east.

Appellant's contention as to error is founded upon section 3853 of the Code. The effect of that section, as...

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  • Mackintosh Co. v. Wells, 6 Div. 893
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • June 28, 1928
    ...v. Holding, 60 Ala. 522; Ex parte Pearce, 80 Ala. 195; Barton v. Charter Gas Eng. Co., 154 Ala. 275, 45 So. 213; Hopkins v. Duggar, 204 Ala. 626, 628, 87 So. 103; Helms v. Griffith, 17 Ala.App. 122, 82 So. 570; [1] s.c., Ex parte Griffith, 209 Ala. 158, 95 So. 551. The statement as to a rem......
  • Watson v. Price
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • March 3, 1978
    ...had he known he was mistaken. Smith v. Bachus, 201 Ala. 534, 78 So. 888; Hoffman v. White, 90 Ala. 354, 7 So. 816; Hopkins v. Duggar, 204 Ala. 626, 87 So. 103; Shepherd v. Scott's Chapel, 216 Ala. 193, 112 So. 905.' Smith v. Cook, 220 Ala. 338, 341, 124 So. 898, 900. See Treadaway v. Hamilt......
  • McNeil v. Hadden, 4 Div. 737
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • November 18, 1954
    ...had he known he was mistaken. Smith v. Bachus, 201 Ala. 534, 78 So. 888; Hoffman v. White, 90 Ala. 354, 7 So. 816; Hopkins v. Duggar, 204 Ala. 626, 87 So. 103; Shepherd v. Scott's Chapel, 216 Ala. 193, 112 So. 905.' Smith v. Cook, 220 Ala. 338, 341, 124 So. 898, 900. See Treadaway v. Hamilt......
  • Forrester v. McFry, 7 Div. 256.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • October 11, 1934
    ...an issue or to sustain a judgment. Smith v. Eudy, 216 Ala. 113, 112 So. 640; Smith v. Bachus, 195 Ala. 8, 70 So. 261; Hopkins v. Duggar, 204 Ala. 626, 87 So. 103; Mixon v. Pennington, 204 Ala. 347, 85 So. 562; Pennington v. Mixon, 199 Ala. 74, 74 So. 238; Pounders v. Nix, 222 Ala. 27, 130 S......
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42 cases
  • Mackintosh Co. v. Wells, 6 Div. 893
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • June 28, 1928
    ...v. Holding, 60 Ala. 522; Ex parte Pearce, 80 Ala. 195; Barton v. Charter Gas Eng. Co., 154 Ala. 275, 45 So. 213; Hopkins v. Duggar, 204 Ala. 626, 628, 87 So. 103; Helms v. Griffith, 17 Ala.App. 122, 82 So. 570; [1] s.c., Ex parte Griffith, 209 Ala. 158, 95 So. 551. The statement as to a rem......
  • Watson v. Price
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • March 3, 1978
    ...had he known he was mistaken. Smith v. Bachus, 201 Ala. 534, 78 So. 888; Hoffman v. White, 90 Ala. 354, 7 So. 816; Hopkins v. Duggar, 204 Ala. 626, 87 So. 103; Shepherd v. Scott's Chapel, 216 Ala. 193, 112 So. 905.' Smith v. Cook, 220 Ala. 338, 341, 124 So. 898, 900. See Treadaway v. Hamilt......
  • McNeil v. Hadden, 4 Div. 737
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • November 18, 1954
    ...had he known he was mistaken. Smith v. Bachus, 201 Ala. 534, 78 So. 888; Hoffman v. White, 90 Ala. 354, 7 So. 816; Hopkins v. Duggar, 204 Ala. 626, 87 So. 103; Shepherd v. Scott's Chapel, 216 Ala. 193, 112 So. 905.' Smith v. Cook, 220 Ala. 338, 341, 124 So. 898, 900. See Treadaway v. Hamilt......
  • Forrester v. McFry, 7 Div. 256.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • October 11, 1934
    ...an issue or to sustain a judgment. Smith v. Eudy, 216 Ala. 113, 112 So. 640; Smith v. Bachus, 195 Ala. 8, 70 So. 261; Hopkins v. Duggar, 204 Ala. 626, 87 So. 103; Mixon v. Pennington, 204 Ala. 347, 85 So. 562; Pennington v. Mixon, 199 Ala. 74, 74 So. 238; Pounders v. Nix, 222 Ala. 27, 130 S......
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