Johnson v. HolmesAnnotate this Case
In a quiet title action, appellants appealed the award of clear title to appellee for a two acre parcel of land located in the Hog Hammock Subdivision on Sapelo Island. A special master entered his report finding a 1957 deed to the property at issue here was adequate when viewed in light of extrinsic evidence, adding that, in any event, appellee established title by prescription. The trial court adopted the special master’s findings and entered judgment in favor of appellee, but only on the ground that the 1957 deed was sufficient to convey the property to appellee’s predecessors in title. It made no ruling with regard to prescriptive title; nor did it reach any conclusion as to the efficacy of a 1992 deed. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded, finding that the deed upon which appellee relied did not contain a valid description of the property.