Black Texans in the Texas Supreme Court, 1840-1907 Page: 2
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Anderson v. Anderson 1859 4. Property debt *4 slaves, Wm G., Panola Judgement affirmed. for Mrs S. Anderson who owned slaves
23 TX 640 Sina, B. B. Anderson, R. A. Reeves sold by BBA
Wheeler Samuel T. Burnes
Anderson v. Duffield 1852 4. Property debt *female slave, Nacogdoches Affirmed. Sued for interest on judgment for debt on unsound
8 TX 237 Anderson, slave. I interest not allowed. Wheeler, being of counsel, did not
Lipscomb Duffield sit.
Anderson v. State 1857 10. Regulation of *slave, Guadalupe Reverse and Dismissed. Slave hired out his own time, not an
20 TX 5 slaves, hire selves Anderson T H Duval offense for an indictment. See Rawles v State (1855).
Andrews v. Winkler, 1863 4. Property debt *slaves, Navarro Affirmed. Houston slave dealer Andrews claimed slaves,
Adm J. D. Andrews, J Gregg purchased by Winkler.
27 TX 170 C. M. Winkler, R. H.
Bell Porter, D.R. Mitchell
Andrews, Fowler v. 1859 4. Property debt *Silvia, *Lewis, *Jim, Hunt Affirmed. Andrews, Fowler, & Eagan illegally took *Silvia and
Beck A L Fowler, J. Eagan, W S Todd children from John Beck for debts owed League, Andrews &
23 TX 455 J. J. Beck, Co. by Beasley who sold *Silvia to Beck, *Jim, *Lewis stay
Roberts S. Beasley with Beck.
Arcienega v. Riddle 1855 4. Property debt 3 *slaves, Miguel Bexar Affirmed. Paid note for land with Negroes, but negroes then
15 TX 330 Arcienega, eloped to Mexico.
Lipscomb John Riddle
Armstrong v. Jowell, 1859 22. Manumission *natural children, Rusk Affirmed. Freed children by name in will, provided for removal
Exec Alburtis Arnwine, From Cherokee from state. Brother claims as heir. State law does not override
24 TX 58 Armstrong C. A. Frazer wills when provided for slave removal from state, as does in SC,
Wheeler GA, MS, AL.
Arnold v. Beene 1867 4. Property possess *Girl, Joseph R Smith Reverse and remanded. Beene loaned girl to Arnold for wife's
20 TX 13 Arnold, Franklin H R A Reeves use. Kept 3 years, Beene wants back. Possession for three years
Willie Beene makes her property of Arnold.
Ashworth v. State 1853 10. Regulation Lititia Stewart, Jefferson Affirmed. Ashworth arrested for fornication with Stewart who
9 TX 490 miscegnation of Henderson Ashworth. claimed marriage by Ashworth Act (1840) allowed family to
Lipscomb free negroes remain in state. Att Jones did nothing, client in jail.
Avery v. Avery 1854 4. Property inherit *John, James S. Cherokee Affirmed. By laws of Georgia, John was part of the estate, not in
12 TX 54 Avery, Richard, & Texas. Mary gets *John and his hire.
Lipscomb Mary Avery
Bailey v. Hicks 1856 4. Property debt * 16 Hands Polk Affirmed. Bailey seeks 1849 debt of $1,973 from wife of Wm
16 TX 222 Nathaniel Bailey P W Gray C. Hicks who was insolvent and charged necesities for family
Wheeler Rachel, Wm C, and *hands. Wife and children owned slaves. Bailey's
Thomas Hicks misfortune to give credit to one insolvent.
Baily v. Trammell 1863 4. Property inherit *Stephen, Amanda, Gonzales Affirmed. Amanda seeks return of slave owned by husband and
27 TX 317 Jarret, Henry, Phillip, F. Jones loaned to another. Local jury yes.
Moore Nicholas Trammell,
Hudson database TX Sup Ct slave case decisions
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