U.S. Supreme Court
Den ex dem. Walker v. Turner, 22 U.S. 9 Wheat. 541 541 (1824)
Den ex dem. Walker v. Turner
22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 541
By the statute of limitations of Tennessee, of 1797, a possession of seven years is a protection only when held under a grant or under mesne conveyances which connect it with a grant.
A sheriff's deed, which is void for want of jurisdiction in the court under whose judgment the sale took place is not such a conveyance as that a possession under it will be protected by the statute of limitations.