Clement H. Saffell, admr. of Margaret McClure, dec. v. James K. Cox, admr. of John Cox, dec., et al.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Clement H. Saffell, admr. of Margaret McClure, dec. v. James K. Cox, admr. of John Cox, dec., et al.
Case Date: 
1847
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
53
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Additional Defendants: Susannah Cox (widow), Madison Cox, Nancy Singleton, David Chandler as guardian of John & Madison Singleton, Samuel Saffell. Dispute over 5 negro slaves Margaret Madison owned before she married James McClure, who abandoned her. The 5 slaves were: Cynthia & her 2 daughters (Anna & Nither) & 2 sons (Palmer & Samuel). Also mentioned are Nither's children: Gilbert, then age 15, Elbert, age 13, Eliza, age 11, Violet, age 9, Josephine, age 4. Margaret died while this suit was ongoing.