Elizabeth B. Lea, et al., by trustee v. John G. Carter

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Elizabeth B. Lea, et al., by trustee v. John G. Carter
Case Date: 
1857
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land, Sale of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
41
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Partial case regarding William Grant's sale of Cleveland town lots and farmland to Elizabeth Johnston, mother of Elizabeth Lea. Lea was the wife of Caswell Lea, whose character is questioned. John G. Brown, Henry B. Davis, J. P. R. Edwards, and R. H. McCroskey testified to advising the Leas to sell portions of their land in order to invest in their children's education, improve other lands, and to purchase negroes. Lea children: John H., Joseph W., James P., George P., and Elizabeth. Pages missing.