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Moses Hepburn vs. Prudence Crandell Hepburn, etc.: Chancery Cause, Arlington County

Moses Hepburn was a free African American. He was the son of William Hepburn, a white Quaker merchant who owned substantial property in Alexandria County, and an enslaved person named Esther. This case contains William Hepburn's will in which he leaves most of his estate to his children by Esther. The cause centers on sale of property along Alexandria Canal and division of proceeds among Hepburn's children by Esther. Moses Hepburn's claims to property were disputed by Willaim Hepburn's legitimate children.

This chancery cause is part of the Library of Virginia's "Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative" collection. It has been separated from the main Virginia Untold collection on Transcribe due to its length.