Jacob Cloud v. Joseph Ferrell et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Jacob Cloud v. Joseph Ferrell et al.
Case Date: 
1841
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
18
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Add. Defs: James J. Norville, Thomas C. Norville, Isaac Vanbibber. Cloud purchased from James J. Norville a small negro girl, Betsy, almost 3 years old, who Norville had recovered in a suit against his dad, William Norville. After that suit, Thomas sued James, on behalf of himself & his sister Polly & her husband Matthew G. Moore, for a share of Betsy & other negroes that were the subject of the first suit, after which Betsy was taken from Cloud. Hence this suit.