Black Texans in the Texas Supreme Court, 1840-1907 Page: 3
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Baker v. Johnson 1856 7. Warranty health *Richard or *Dick, Harris Affirmed. Negro was sound at time of sale and later developed
16 TX 133 Baker, P W Gray hernia.
Barbee v. Hail 1868 8. Hire debt *negro woman, Houston Affirmed. Hire contracted Jan 1864 in CSA money for pmt due
31 TX 162 N. B. Barbee, R A Reeves Dec 1865. Barbee wants pmnt of $250 in US money. CSA
Latimer James Hail illegal, Hail not pay.
Barnette, et al v. Hicks 1851 4. Property possess *Matilda, Rusk Affirmed. False arrest forHicks luring Matilda from owner.
6 TX 352 Wm Barnette, Luke
Barziza v. Graves 1860 4. Property inherit *slave & child, Robertson Reverse and remanded. G sued B, for woman and child, gift for
25 TX 322 Adaline Grave J Gregg nursing ill slave. Jury gave her woman, but husband left slaves
Bell Barziza to children by previous wife. Admit will as evidence.
Bason v. Hughart 1847 4. Property debt *Wm. D. Stuart, Free- Red River Reversed and Remanded. Hughart won judgment against Stuart
2 TX 476 man of Color, Geo. & and got his horse. Bason would pay debt balance if Stuart works
Lipscomb Henrietta Bason, as blacksmith for G. Bason.
Becht v. Martin 1872 10. Regulation free *Judith Martin, Fort Bend Affirmed. Free black Martin died in 1863 and left property to
37 TX 719 negroes property Peter's wife, Wm. & Lindsay free black wife, held by trustee William Ryon, who deeded to
Walker Polly Ryon, J. B. Sullivan, who sold in CSA money to Becht. Judith wants her
Sullivan, Julius Becht property as a free person. Judith gets her property, CSA invalid.
Beers & Smith v Rhea 1849 4. Property debt *Charlotte, *Dorcas, Galveston Reverse and remanded. All parties residents of Alabama when
5 TX 350 *Henry, *infant, contract made.
Wheeler John S Rhea
Bell v. State 1894 10. Regulation *Calvin Bell, Galveston Affirmed. White woman charged with marrying a negro Calvin
33 TX Cr Ap R 163 miscegnation of Katie Bell E.D. Cavin Bell. She sentenced to two years in state penitentiary in
Simkins free negroes violation of Penal Code Art. 326. Her husband CSA soldier and
had lived as white. Calvin acquitted as he may not have known
she was white.
Belt & Bendy v. Raguet 1864 4. Property debt *Negroes, Helen Belt, Tyler Rendered, all claims dismissed, sheriff to sell slaves and Raguet
23 TX 471 Henry Raguet, Bendy, J M Maxey get payment. 1847 R got judgment for Negroes for B's debt.
Moore McDaniel, Hyde and Revived 1857, but Bendy, McDaniel, & Hyde and Van Vleck
Van Vleck claimed by debt. Helen claimed as her property from father.
Hudson database TX Sup Ct slave case decisions
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