Petition #20183402


Eli Lewis states that his brother, William Lewis, who died intestate, owned fifteen slaves jointly with the petitioner, although "no Books or accounts of monies and other transactions" between the brothers exist. Lewis claims that the administrators and heirs of Lewis's estate refuse to recognize the petitioner's claim that he is entitled to one half of the estate, "both real and personal." Eli believes "that if his lamented brother (said William) still lived, he would not now be driven to the unpleasant alternative, either of losing his rights, or of suing his relatives." Unfortunately, however, "said William was hurried to an untimely grave by a murderous hand."

Result: Dismissed.

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Repository: Madison County Public Library Archives, Huntsville, Alabama