JOHN R. CONDER, and wife, PAULA S. CONDER v. WILLIAM SALYERS, and wife, PAM SALYERS

This appeal arises from a boundary line dispute. Appellees and Appellants both provided expert testimony and surveys from their respective surveyors. The trial court concluded that Appellees’ surveyor’s line was correct, and was not in conflict with the historic deeds. Accordingly, the court set the common boundary line between the parties’s properties in compliance with Appellees’ survey. In addition to the competing surveys, the court based its decision, in part, upon Tennessee Code Annotated Section 28-2-109, which creates a presumption of ownership in a party who has paid taxes on property for more than twenty years. Based upon tax records, the court determined that Appellees had paid the property taxes on the disputed property for the relevant statutory period. Appellants appeal. We conclude that the evidence does not preponderate against the trial court’s determinations. Affirmed and remanded.

Attorney 1: 

James H. Bradberry, Dresden, Tennessee, for the appellants, William Salyers and Pam Salyers

Attorney 2: 

Phillip G. Hollis, Camden, Tennessee, for the appellees, John R. Conder and Paula S. Conder

Judge: 
STAFFORD
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