David Shelby v. Elijah Robertson, et al.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
David Shelby v. Elijah Robertson, et al.
Case Date: 
1813
Court Origin: 
Superior Court of Law and Equity
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
10
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David Shelby sued James Robertson, Bennett & Robert Searcy, & Sarah Robertson, exe's of Elijah Robertson who died in 1790. Before his death, Elijah had promised to sell Shelby an enslaved male between the ages of 12-25. Following his death Elijah had not yet delivered the enslaved person, so a suit was brought to recover him. Shelby rec'd a judgment to recover the amount through real estate owned by Rbtson. The heirs protested.