Allen Goodwin, admr. of Vaught Heaton, dec. v. Calvin J. Moore, admr. of James B. Morely, dec., et al.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Allen Goodwin, admr. of Vaught Heaton, dec. v. Calvin J. Moore, admr. of James B. Morely, dec., et al.
Case Date: 
1843
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
100
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Edward Smith died, leaving wife Catharine, to whom he left his plantation & negro woman Agnes (& daughter Nelly & issue) for Catharine's life, then to Edward's youngest daughter Nancy. Other issue of Agnes: Abigail, Alfred, James, Isaac. Nancy married Vaught Heaton; they had 5 children: Esther, John, Edmund, Mary, & Catharine (who married Allen Goodwin). When Vaught died, Nancy married James B. Morely, who then died. Dispute arose over ownership of negroes. Add. Def.: Nancy Morely, Steve McQueen.