Willie Brown v. Anderson Cheatham, et al.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Willie Brown v. Anderson Cheatham, et al.
Case Date: 
1892
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
126
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Willie Brown, alias Denton Brown is the only son of Addison Denton, dec. and is seeking a portion of his estate. Both Addison Denton and a woman referred to as Rachel, mother of the plaintiff, were slaves at the time of their marriage. Rachel was owned by Jerry Crafton or Widow Hill and previously married to several men including; William Voorhies, Geo. McKissack, and Alex Brown, all slaves. The marriage between Rachel and Denton was performed by Peter Nelson. Denton later married Sylvester Hayes.