Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21385044 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable The Chancellors of the Said State (, )
Filing Date:1850-July-30
Ending Date:1851-May-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Rhodes, the "committee" of Sabra Rhodes, joins the said Sabra in asking that Jesse Casey "account for all the monies recd. from the Lunatic and for the hire of her negroes, horses & waggon and the proceeds of her farm." James reminds the court that a jury found Sabra "of unsound mind" and ascertained that she possessed 10 slaves worth about $3000, as well as land and livestock. He avers that Casey took advantage of "the unsound mind of the said Sabra Rhodes" in 1849 by exercising "fraudulent and undue influence over the lunatic," whereby she conveyed 200 acres of land to him. He cites that Casey cut down the timber from the land and received "the labour and services of her negroes," all "to the damage of the said Sabra." James therefore prays that Casey account for his actions and that the "evidences of title which the Defendant may have procured from the Lunatic may be ordered to be delivered up, and set aside as null and void."
Result:granted pro confesso; set aside
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Order, 15 September 1850; Answer, Jesse Casey, 22 May 1851; Order, 23 May 1851
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 21385044

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
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  • Box: 5; 32
  • Folder: 9
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  • Microfilm: Order #801, Reel D1277

Processing Information

Record Created:6/10/1998
Record Final Edited:5/5/2004
Record Last Updated on:12/22/2006 7:56:00 PM