Stevenson v. Texas Railway Company, 105 U.S. 703 (1881)
U.S. Supreme CourtStevenson v. Texas Railway Company, 105 U.S. 703 (1881)
Stevenson v. Texas Railway Company
105 U.S. 703
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
1. Judgment creditors who cause an execution to be levied upon lands of the defendant in Texas acquire a lien superior to that of his unrecorded mortgage, whereof, at the date of the levy, they had no notice.
2. A purchaser at the sale under that execution is entitled to all the rights of the creditors, and takes the lands freed from the mortgage, although it be recorded before such sale.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.