John Gwin & Redmond D. Barry v. Allen Groves, Polly Groves, Bennett Uzzell, Ann & Zelpha Groves

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Gwin & Redmond D. Barry v. Allen Groves, Polly Groves, Bennett Uzzell, Ann & Zelpha Groves
Case Date: 
1818
Court Origin: 
Superior Court of Errors and Appeals
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
134
Notes / Description: 

William Blackman married Polly McKinney & received as a gift an enslaved woman called Phillis. Isham Uzzell then married Blackman's daughter Ann, & rec'd as a gift Winnah & Rachel, the children of Phillis. The suit was filed to settle the appropriate ownership of the enslaved people according to law and bequests. See additional documentation in box MT 2; box ET 11a: Allen Groves & wife v. Isham Uzzell.