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Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Isaac Shelby court papers

 Collection — Folder: S3313
Identifier: S3313
Scope and Contents Collection consists of four letters pertaining to the Isaac Shelby vs Lucy (a woman of color) slave case. On March 13, 1817, a writ of Habeas Corpus issued by Clark County Circuit Court declared Lucy’s freedom from Shelby. Shelby countered that Lucy was not a slave, but rather an indentured servant bound to him for a period of thirty-five years. After recovering Lucy, Shelby sold her and her remaining time to Thomas Pile.
Dates: 1817

Isaac Shelby letter

 Collection — Folder: S1764
Identifier: S1764
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a photocopy of a letter and enclosures from C.S. Todd. The enclosures describe Isaac Shelby’s involvement at King’s Mountain.
Dates: 1861