Sam Rhea v. William L. Atkinson & Joseph Cobb

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Sam Rhea v. William L. Atkinson & Joseph Cobb
Case Date: 
1846
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Debt, Execution on

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
25
Notes / Description: 

Rhea recovered judgment against Atkinson for debt & filed suit to execute that judgment against Atkinson's property, specifically a negro girl aged 9 or 10 named Nancy, but her ownership was in dispute. Atkinson was married to Rhea's daughter Elizabeth. Nancy's mother was Dinah, who originally belonged to Rhea. Case mentions the Atkinson children: Pharoe, Joseph, Catherine, & James. Joseph Cobb was Atkinson's security.