Robert Johnson & Abram Boyd, admrs. v. Ann Hope

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Robert Johnson & Abram Boyd, admrs. v. Ann Hope
Case Date: 
1822
Court Origin: 
Superior Court of Errors and Appeals
Cause/Crime: 
Wills, Contested

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
62
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David Beaty died, leaving his sister Anne Hope $400, & land to his neighbor, Johnson. The will asks that his enslaved workers George Landon, Isaac, Lewis, Emma & her children, Sophia, Celia, & Edmund, William, Henry, Charles, Albert, Enos, Eliza, Nancy, Martilla, Cynthia, Matilda, & Angelina, to be given money for living expenses & land in Indiana. Hope sued, contesting the will and this request. She claimed the enslaved would become a nuisance to the community without a master.