John Sheilds & Hester A. Sheilds v. Wesly A. Phipps, et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Sheilds & Hester A. Sheilds v. Wesly A. Phipps, et al.
Case Date: 
1861
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
78
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Additional defendants: Sarah Jane Phipps and Edward E. Sheilds. Hester Sheilds sued defendants for rights of ownership of a slave woman named Emeline and her children. Hester had given Erneline to her father, William Phipps, to care for him until his death. William had willed her to Wesly and given some of Emeline's children to other defendants. Wesly A. Phipps refused to return Emeline to Hester. Court ruled in defendants' favor.