Marcus D. Bearden et al.v. Gransfield Taylor

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Marcus D. Bearden et al.v. Gransfield Taylor
Case Date: 
1861
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
13
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Elizabeth Bearden, dau of John Minor, married Benjamin Bearden against dad's will & had children: Marcus & Pla. Benjamin F., William H., Thomas J., & John Bearden, & Harriet M. Stewart (m. George), Caroline Camp (m. M.R.), Mary Ann Price (m. Guilford N. & mom of Pla. Will & Caroline--who married Jene), & George W. Bearden who died leaving 4 children. Dispute over 2 negroes John sent to Elizabeth before he died: boy named Major & girl named Channy, ultimately bought by Taylor (w/Channy's child Martha).