Fulton County

  • County Seat:
  • Area:
    874 square miles
  • Population:
    1,841 (1830 census) - 37,069 (2010 census)
  • Named for:
    Robert Fulton, Inventor of steamboat
  • Created on:
    January 28, 1823


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Motsinger et al. v. Coleman

The case stemmed from three promissory notes signed by Paschal Taylor, Eli Taylor, and John Taylor, payable to John Coleman. The county court initially allowed the notes against Thomas F. Wolf, administrator of John Taylor's estate. Later, the guardian of John Taylor's heirs moved to defend against the claim. However, in the circuit court, neither the guardian nor the wards were served notice. Default judgments were issued against the administrator. Despite errors claimed by both parties, the circuit court's judgment was affirmed.


Justice John D. Caton