Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, C.A. L. S.; Columbia, SC c1983; Library of Congree Call No. F277.87 H64 1983
JOURNAL OF THE ORDINARY 1810-1816
Pg. 100-Trial on right of Property. At the Court House 6th June 1814.
James Vernon admr. of the estate of Merryman Burns dec'd vs Leroy Burns. The complainant complains of a still and six stands in possession of the respondent, and the respondent submits to a decree of the ordinary without a citation & pleads he has no property of the dec'd in his possession...William Ford an evidence in this case proves that the decd offered to sell the still to him in the presence of the respondent who laid no claim to the still. John McDade proves the still & stands were brought to his still place and sat up there by the decd. sometime after the respondent came & took them away but before the death of the dec'd. The respondent brings no evidence to prove the right of property in himself-It is therefore the decree of this court that the said still & stands are the part of the estate of said dec'd & rightly belongs to the Administrator.