Re: Of Ownership/ Easement
what was intended is presumed to be what is documented in the deed. If dad failed to sever that piece of property from the remaining lot prior to transferring it to another party, well, shame on him but the deed is done and you have no right now (or actually even then) to object to the transfer. Only your father could object on a basis that the deed was incorrect but even that would have been difficult at that time.
This easement/driveway was NEVER intended to be included in the adjoining property and had been in our family for over 200 years.
what it sounds like is dad sold the entire lot but created a formal easement on the land used as your drive. I suspect the easement is written with you as the dominant tenant.
how long ago did dad first transfer the the land to the first buyer and what did the that owner say about your buildings being where they are?
and by dad I mean father in law. I realize that error after typing and did't want to go back and change it everywhere.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.