Short Name ▲ Citation Summary Year Distance from slave case(s) Law Type Jurisdiction Link
Westfall ex rel. O'Neal v. Scott, Carhart & Co. 20 Ga. 233 1856 0 Levy and claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Westmoreland v. State 45 Ga. 225 1872 0 evidence of criminal insanity Georgia Caselaw Access Project
West v. Lanier 28 Tenn. 762 Claim of adverse possession upon land where slaves removed iron ore, but the plaintiff never lived on nor housed the slaves on 1849 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Whaley v. State 11 Ga. 123 1852 0 Larceny Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wharton v. Marberry 35 Tenn. 603 Dispute over credit for deceased purchase note for a slave 1856 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wharton v. State 45 Tenn. 1 Dispute over punishment of a slave before and after the 14th Amendment 1867 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wharton v. Thompson 17 Tenn. 45 Action to recover price paid for hire of a slave who had been injured prior to delivery 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Whatley v. Slaton 36 Ga. 653 1867 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wheaton v. Weld 28 Tenn. 773 Dispute over alleged parol gift of a slave; action in detinue 1849 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wheeler v. State 23 Ga. 292 1857 0 Indictment for stealing slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wheless v. Espy 47 Tenn. 237 Marital property dispute involving title to a slave 1869 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Whidby v. Lewis 32 Ga. 472 1861 0 Trespass Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Whitaker v. Smith 33 Ga. 237 1862 0 Property action in real estate Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Whitaker v. Strong 16 Ga. 81 1854 0 Claim and levy Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Whitehead v. Ducker 19 Miss. 98 1848 0 Mississippi Caselaw Access Project
White v. Dinkins 19 Ga. 285 1856 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
White v. Harmond 35 Tenn. 322 Action on the case to recover the value of a slave 1855 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
White v. Smith 46 S.C.L. 595 1860 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
White v. Suttle 1 Swan 169 Action for forcible entry upon land that displaced plaintiff's slaves 1851 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
White v. White 40 Tenn. 404 Construction of will that purports to emancipate slaves upon death 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Whitley v. State 38 Ga. 50 1868 0 dying delcaration suit Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Whitlock v. Vaun 38 Ga. 562 1868 0 Construction of will Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Whitmore v. Parks 22 Tenn. 95 Dispute over payment of a mortgage from proceeds of sale of slaves between former partners 1842 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Whitson v. Fowlkes 38 Tenn. 533 Dispute over title to a slave sold at an execution sale against his previous owner between competing bidders 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Whitson v. Gray 40 Tenn. 441 Action for breach of warranty of soundness for a slave being older than advertised 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Whitten v. Jenkins 34 Ga. 297 1866 0 Recovery for damage to slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Whitten v. Knox 26 Ga. 560 1858 0 Slave contact dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wight v. Hester 24 Ga. 485 1858 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wiley v. Lashler 27 Tenn. 717 Dispute over title to slaves between alleged purchaser and seller 1848 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wiley v. State 1 Swan 256 Free black man appeal for conviction of inducing a slave to run away from his master 1851 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wilkes v. Hughes 37 Ga. 361 1867 0 Contract dispute between a former slave and his master. Ben argued that he was not a slave at the time he worked for Angus Hughes. Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wilkinson v. Wilkinson 38 Tenn. 305 Dispute over which property is liable for debts, including slaves and proceeds from hiring them out 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wilkins v. Gilmore 21 Tenn. 140 Action of trespass for vandalism of a house done by slave; master vicariously liable 1840 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wilks v. Fitzpatrick 20 Tenn. 54 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williamson v. Nabers 14 Ga. 286 1853 0 Will and Testament Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Williamson v. Williamson 57 Ky. 329 1857 0 Kentucky Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Allen 17 Ga. 81 1855 0 Deed Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Bowman 40 Tenn. 678 Action to enjoin a judgement on a surety that would require the forced sale of slave to pay debts 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Conrad 30 Tenn. 412 Complicated estate administration dispute over title to slaves 1850 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Fambro 30 Ga. 232 1860 0 Recovery for the death of a slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Gray 41 Tenn. 104 Divorce proceedings involving title to slaves 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Green 37 Ga. 37 1867 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Hagan 2 La. 122 1830 0 Louisiana Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Kelsey & Halsted 6 Ga. 365 1849 0 Levy and claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Logan & Meara 32 Ga. 165 1861 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. McCormack 26 Tenn. 308 Action to enjoin judgement on a slave purchased at an administration sale 1846 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Mobley 38 Ga. 241 1868 0 Will and Testament Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Otey 8 Hum. 563 Dispute over slaves conveyed in trust being sold by conveyor to pay debts 1847 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Sneed 43 Tenn. 533 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1866 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Terrell 26 Tenn. 551 Action of debt on a bond made upon condition of defendant inheriting some slaves 1847 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Turner 18 Tenn. 287 Dispute over legatee's family's entitlement to portions of an legatee's father's estate consisting of slaves and other property 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Walton 16 Tenn. 387 Action of trover to recover value of slave given as a gift 1835 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Williams 18 Tenn. 20 Bill seeking construction of a will conveying title to slaves 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Wright 28 Tenn. 493 Action to restrain execution sale of a slave 1848 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
William v. Jones 2 Swan 620 Action to recover slaves sold from an estate by heir claiming to have title 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
William v. State 18 Ga. 356 1855 0 Slave indictment for killing another slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Willingham v. Bentley 20 Ga. 783 1856 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Willis v. Willis 18 Ga. 13 1855 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Willis v. Willis 22 Ga. 290 1857 0 Trover action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Willis v. Willis 62 Tenn. 183 Vendor's lien for division of property involving slaves 1873 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wilson's Heirs v. Wilson’s Adm’r 30 Ala. 670 1857 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
Wilson v. Hoss 22 Tenn. 142 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves and land 1842 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Winnard v. Robbins 22 Tenn. 614 Action of ejectment by a free black man asserting title to land; neither party had legal title and unclear if free black man could hold title to such land 1842 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wiseman v. Bean 49 Tenn. 390 Dispute over debts attached to a slave 1871 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wiseman v. Russey 47 Tenn. 233 Dispute over hire of slaves using depreciated Confederate money 1869 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wise v. Moore 31 Ga. 148 1860 0 Levy and claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wise v. State 24 Ga. 31 1858 0 Larceny Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Withers v. Patterson 27 Tex. 491 1864 0 Texas Caselaw Access Project
Womack v. Smith 30 Tenn. 478 Action by heirs to recover slaves sold in an estate sale 1850 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Womack v. White 30 Ga. 696 1860 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Womack v. Womack 8 Tex. 397 1852 0 Texas Caselaw Access Project
Woodfolk v. Sweeper 21 Tenn. 88 Action of trespsass by free black man against a white man who wrongfully detained him as a slave 1840 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Woodrum v. Kirkpatrick 2 Swan 218 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Woodson v. Law 7 Ga. 105 1849 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Woodson v. Pearce 37 Tenn. 416 Action for replevin for a slave lent out 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Woodson v. Smith 38 Tenn. 276 Dispute over construction of a will conveying either a life estate or simply a gift of title to slaves (life tenant cannot adversely possess) 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Woods v. Burrough 39 Tenn. 202 Dispute over sale of slaves provided for in a will 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Woods v. Howell 17 Ga. 495 1855 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Woods v. Sullivan 1 Swan 507 Action of trover for property of deceased husband (including slaves) by husband of the widow 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wood v. Cruisman 6 Hum. 279 Dispute over court refusal to enjoin sale of slave upon whom judgement had been rendered 1845 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wood v. Jones 19 Tenn. 513 Bill to redeem a slave upon whom a mortgage had been secured who had been improperly sold 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wood v. Ross 43 Ga. 596 1871 0 Bribery Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wood v. State 48 Ga. 192 1873 0 Fradulent claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Woodward v. Gates 38 Ga. 205 1868 0 Waste action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Woodward v. Solomon 7 Ga. 246 1849 0 Conveyanace of sales Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Woodward v. Williams 11 Hum. 323 Action to recover proceeds for sale of slaves the state executed a decree upon 1850 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Woodward v. Woodward 37 Tenn. 49 Action by widow to take possession of her dower including slaves 1857 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wood & Whitaker v. Tompkins 28 Ga. 159 1859 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Woolfolk v. Beatly 18 Ga. 520 1855 0 injunction Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wooten v. Calahan 32 Ga. 382 1861 0 False Representation Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wooten v. Smith 27 Ga. 216 1859 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wooten v. Wilkins 39 Ga. 223 1869 0 Dying declaration - wills appeal Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wootten & Goolsby v. Callahan 26 Ga. 366 1858 0 Deceit Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Word v. Cavin 38 Tenn. 506 Action of debt upon an implied warranty of title to a slave 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Word v. Mitchell 32 Ga. 623 1861 0 Manumission of slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Word v. Word 29 Ga. 281 1859 0 Libel for divorce Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Worley v. State 11 Hum. 172 Appeal for conviction of castrating an unruly slave 1850 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wormack v. Rogers 9 Ga. 60 1850 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Worrill v. Wright 25 Ga. 657 1858 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Worsham v. Brown 4 Ga. 284 1848 0 Bill in Equity Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Worthy v. Johnson 10 Ga. 358 1851 0 Unauthorized sale of slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wright v. Zeigler 1 Ga. 324 1846 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wyatt v. State 2 Swan 394 Appeal by slave for conviction of assault with attempt to rape a white women 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wyche v. Greene 16 Ga. 49 1854 0 Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wyche v. Greene 26 Ga. 415 1858 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wylly v. S. Z. Collins & Co. 9 Ga. 223 1851 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wyman v. Campbell 6 Port. 219 1838 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
Wynne v. Alford 29 Ga. 694 1860 0 Contractual disputes Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Wynne v. State 45 Tenn. 319 Dispute over admissibility of evidence in case of prison escape by a "negro" 1868 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wynne v. Warren 49 Tenn. 118 Trustee losing proceeds from sale of a slave 1870 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wynn v. Garland 19 Ark. 23 1857 0 Arkansas Caselaw Access Project
Yancy v. Yancy 52 Tenn. 353 Gift of slaves invalid because not conveyed in writing 1871 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Yarborough v. West 10 Ga. 471 1851 0 Remainder of Estate cannot be given by verbal gift Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Yarbrough v. Newell 18 Tenn. 376 Dispute over whether use of slave as security for a loan conveyed title to the loaner 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Yeatman v. Hart 25 Tenn. 375 Action on the case to recover value of a slave who died while hired out 1845 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Yerger v. Rains 23 Tenn. 259 Action of trover to recover the values of two slaves taken from Mississippi to Tennessee 1843 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Young v. Cavitt 54 Tenn. 18 action to recover fund from being hired out as pursuant to a will 1871 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Young v. Ford Motor Co. 595 So. 2d 1123 1992 0 Louisiana Caselaw Access Project
Young v. Jones 28 Tenn. 551 Dispute over whether corn produced with slaves, who were separate property of the wife, also belonged to the wife 1848 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Young v. Shumate 35 Tenn. 369 Action to be released from the purchase of a slave due to fraudulent concealment of unsoundness of the slave at time of purchase 1855 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Young v. State 11 Hum. 200 Appeal for conviction of murder of a slave 1850 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Young v. Thompson 42 Tenn. 596 Dispute over title of slaves purchased from an estate sale 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Young v. Young 47 Tenn. 461 Marital property dispute involving slaves 1870 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Zeigler v. Scott 10 Ga. 389 1851 0 Equity Actions Georgia Caselaw Access Project