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4 edition of Myra Clark Gaines. found in the catalog.

Myra Clark Gaines.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Private Land Claims

Myra Clark Gaines.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Congress -- Private bills,
  • Bills, Private -- United States,
  • United States -- Claims

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGaines, Myra Clark
    SeriesH.rp.531
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination5 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15964846M

    When he died early, two of his understudies if you will, began to carve up that property and this woman, Myra Clark, claimed that she was actually the legitimate daughter. However, an " adulterous bastard " was not a legitimate child under the Code. Her visits became more infrequent as Gaines got older, though both were in cordial contact later in life and until her death in Additionally, they presented evidence that Mary Clark granted power of attorney to Relf and Chew to act on her behalf in all matters that related to Clark's estate. I choose to have her named as she always was.

    These are the main-- but that was for the South. Specifically, the Court was asked to issue a writ of mandamus to the judge compelling him to proceed with the case. He at one time owned almost all of Canal Street. Outside of the contested legal issues, Gaines and Whitney faced other types of challenges in the courtroom. If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool. There were many complications and obstacles, thus launching the " longest court case.

    Christmas, et al. It wasn't hidden. Great Gaines lawsuits[ edit ] Despite the setbacks, Gaines and Whitney were not deterred in moving forward with their claims. Myra Clarkthe widow of William W. Daniel Clark paid for everything she needed and did remember her in his will. James Gardette and had other children.


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Myra Clark Gaines. book

Please take a moment to review my edit. Although Louisiana followed civil lawwhich gave women more flexibility and power in controlling their own property, Gaines's claims were primarily filed in U. Relf and Chew, however, affirmed that Clark's last will "the will" named his mother, Mary Clark, as his only heir.

However, there was scant records or letters on this issue that each side was able to twist the finding to fit their own argument. Hennen, 24 Howard Myra Clark Gaines v.

In crafting Gaines's argument, her attorneys appealed to sentimental conceptions of women held by the male judges.

Jacksonian Miscellanies, #26: August 26, 1997

However, the relationship the litigants had with the media was a mutually beneficial one. Her whole life was a battle to Iree her own and her mother's name from stain, and she had the supreme satisfaction of knowing that she had succeeded. Then began the singular case which made Mrs. Was Jerome DesGrange already married when he "married" Zulime?

DesGrange was in France on an extended family business matter when "Zulime" as she was known and Clark began their romance. John said, he was able to engross a lot of property.

Gaines, as a result of his passing, was pushed into serious financial difficulties. Adding to the couple's loss, Relf and Chew filed a libel suit against Whitney that was also successful.

James Y. Gaines, 5 Rob. Most Myra Clark Gaines. book Whitney's personal fortunate went into the legal expenditures for Gaines's cases. First, Harriet Harper Smythe, the nurse who cared for Gaines as an infant, testified about the contents of the will, which Clark signed only a month before his death.

The Southern papers often questioned Gaines's true motivations and praised Relf and Chew's determination to rise above any speculation. Larry: It's another fine book.

Her decision to speak contravened the common view that women could not be taken seriously in a public forum. The case took an unexpected turn when her attorney withdrew from the courtroom after an argument with the judge.

The United States supreme court decided the fact of the marriage to Clark, and thus Myra's legitimacy was established.Apr 05,  · Description this book The legal crusade of Myra Clark Gaines (?) has all the trappings of classic melodrama -- a lost heir, a missing will, an illicit relationship, a questionable marriage, a bigamous husband, and a murder.

For a half century the daughter of New Orleans millionaire Daniel Clark struggled to justify her claim to his. Doctrines and Disciplines of the Methodist Church by Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. Book Editor and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at atlasbowling.com Myra Clark Gaines was the plaintiff in the longest-running legal case in the history of the United States court system.

From to her death in she fought to establish herself as the legal heir of her father, Daniel Clark, a wealthy New Orleans merchant who died in Myra was the daughter of Clark and a young Frenchwoman, Zulime.

MYRA CLARK GAINES, APPELLANT, v. RICHARD RELF, AND BEVERLY CHEW, EXECUTORS OF DANIEL CLARK AND OTHERS. Decided: NotFound. opinion, CATRON [HTML] Mr. Chief Justice Taney and Mr. Justice McLean did not sit in this cause.

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THIS was an appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The life-long litigation of Myra C. Gaines, and her attempt to establish her patrimony as a step to securing her father's fabulous estate in a presentation which shows monumental research, but is largely legalistic.

(Harnett Kane will do a fictionization of this story on Doubleday's list this fall.) Myra, daughter of rich, eligible Daniel Clark and his New Orleans mistress, grew up in. The heiress and the historian. When two tenacious women meet, it makes for one great book. By Linda Swift.

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Myra Clark Gaines sat quietly, one of only two women in a row of solemn stone faces on the second floor of The Cabildo.