The case deals with the estate of Shadrach A. Cannon, of Pitt County, who died on July 2, 1815, leaving his wife, Sarah Cannon and his only child, Mary Cannon. William Pugh was named administrator of his valuable estate and refuses to give an accounting or divide the estate. The widow, Sally Cannon, married James Hanrahan. This interesting case gives numerous genealogical connections between the Cannon, Allen, Pugh, Patrick, Burney, Murphy, Kennedy family. There are depositions from 1831 from Joseph W. Worthington, Sharick P. Allen, Rachel Pugh, Polly Kennedy, Simon Burney, Zilpha Blount, John H. Burney, Bryan Kilpatrick, Lewis Burney, Isaac Joyner, John F. Smith, Hardie Smith, Jacob Blount, Frederick Johnson, Pamela Johnson, John C. Patrick, William Murphy, Allen Patrick, Guilford Murphy, William Wooten, Council Wooten, Allen Chance, Frederick Johnson.