Gabriella, a woman of color et al.v. Marjory Bell et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Gabriella, a woman of color et al.v. Marjory Bell et al
Case Date: 
1849
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Injunction

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
28
Notes / Description: 

Add. plaintiffs: Gabriella's children, Delila & Hinntta. The plaintiffs claim they are rightfully free people of color, having been descended from Indian parentage on the mother's side. They filed the bill against the heirs of Joseph Bell (dec.), who knew of their ancestry, but claimed them as slaves illegally. Seeking a writ of injunction against the defendant, restraining her from selling and dispersing them.