Levi McCloud & Charles W. Carnes [Karns], exe. v. Jesse Wilkans & William Rogers

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Levi McCloud & Charles W. Carnes [Karns], exe. v. Jesse Wilkans & William Rogers
Case Date: 
1853
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Wills, Contested

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
224
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Plaintiffs are executors for Henry Chiles (dec.). Chiles was illiterate upon death and relied on others to do business on his behalf, including the defendants. He owned several slaves who he decreed to free upon his death. Plaintiffs allege that the defendants made fraudulent additions and revisions to the business ventures and estate of Chiles, including the selling of the slaves in his possession.