Sally & Timothy Merrill, Henry & the late Betsey S. Merrill Billings, Nemrod & Jenny Merrill Leat, Douglas Merill, Peter & Polly Merill Cowan, Samuel Merill, Peter & Leney Merrill Pritchett v. Phillip Parchment, John S. & Margaret Johnson

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Sally & Timothy Merrill, Henry & the late Betsey S. Merrill Billings, Nemrod & Jenny Merrill Leat, Douglas Merill, Peter & Polly Merill Cowan, Samuel Merill, Peter & Leney Merrill Pritchett v. Phillip Parchment, John S. & Margaret Johnson
Case Date: 
1822
Court Origin: 
Superior Court of Errors and Appeals
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
95
Notes / Description: 

Sally Haden of Rowan, NC married William Merrill, & her father William loaned Sally an enslaved girl Dinah, a boy named Harry. Her father bequeathed the enslaved to Sally & after her death her children. When she died some of the enslaved were at other estates. The suit was filed to return the enslaved for the benefit of Sally's children. Dinah's children included: Milly, her children Dinah, Randolph, Dicey.