Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21382711 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Barnwell
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Chancellors of the said State (, )
Filing Date:1827-March-23
Ending Date:1829-February

General Petition Information

Abstract:Maria Miller, daughter of the late Daniel Miller and administratrix of his estate, seeks an injunction to prevent the sheriff from selling a slave, whom her father purchased in 1814 from his stepson, John McElwrath. Maria claims that she inadvertently omitted Caesar, the slave in question, from her estate inventory and that he was shortly thereafter seized by the sheriff to satisfy executions against McElwrath. Maria maintains that she has had the "undisturbed & exclusive possession" of Caesar since her father's death and has applied the profits from his hire to the estate. In an amended petition, Miller names two other creditors of McElwrath's as defendants. An 1829 decree reveals that Hagar, another slave purchased by Miller at the same time, is also in jeopardy of being sold by the sheriff.
Result:partially dismissed
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Amended Petition, ca. 23 March 1827; Order, February 1829
Pages of Related Documents:13

People Associated with Petition 21382711

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
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  • Page: frames 388--391, 401--405
  • Microfilm: Reel BW71

Processing Information

Record Created:2/5/1998
Record Final Edited:11/25/2002
Record Last Updated on:5/2/2006 2:05:00 PM