A. C. Robeson & Company, et al. v. William Scarbrough, et al.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
A. C. Robeson & Company, et al. v. William Scarbrough, et al.
Case Date: 
1879
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Foreclosure

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
164
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John Scarbrough died intestate in September 1872, leaving a widow, Catherine, who died not too long afterwards. Upon her death, their children became heirs: Elizabeth, Minerva, Mary, William, John, Ellen and Lexie. J. B. Reed became administrator, but he found estate hopelessly insolvent. Complainants found no evidence that he ever made a schedule of assets. Old Scarbrough mortgaged his property to J. H. Scarbrough, but left much debt at his death. Inventory of purchases highlights material culture.