George v. Ransom

76 Am.Dec. 490 (1860)


P, creditor of L. W. Ransom (H), obtained an order citing Horace Beach, secretary of the Citizens' Steam Navigation Company, to appear, and answer as to the indebtedness of the company to P. P testified that there was due two hundred and fifty dollars as dividends on fifteen shares of the stock of said company; that the shares stood in the name of E. S. Ransom (W), wife of H. The court ruled the property to be the separate property of W and as such it was not answerable to P for H’s debt. P appealed.