Rebecca Sappington v. Roger Sappington

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Rebecca Sappington v. Roger Sappington
Case Date: 
1809
Court Origin: 
Superior Court of Law and Equity
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute/ Settlement

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
83
Notes / Description: 

Dr. Mark Brown Sappington died, leaving a large estate including enslaved people in Nashville. His second wife, Rebecca Boyce sued to retain the dower to the estate. Near the same time, Mark's brother Francis died also leaving an estate. Documents include an extensive probate inventory & sale sheet, detailing the belongings of the family (including detailed kitchen furniture) as well as detailing the community invested in the estate through the purchase of Mark's things.