Short Name Citation Summary Year Distance from slave case(s) ▲ Law Type Jurisdiction Link
Lightfoot’s Executors v. Colgin 19 Va. 42 1813 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Andrews v. Avory 55 Va. 229 1858 0 Pennsylvania Caselaw Access Project
Henry v. Hogan 23 Tenn. 208 Estate administration dispute involving emancipation of slaves 1843 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Loyd v. Currin 22 Tenn. 462 Bill to establish a mortgage on a slave boy verbally established years prior 1842 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Hamblet v. Herndon 22 Tenn. 34 Action against constable for failure to properly return proceeds from execution sale of a slave 1842 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Haywood's Heirs v. Moore 21 Tenn. 584 Bill by heirs to recover slaves and land testator conveyed to his daughter 1841 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Hunt v. Watkins 20 Tenn. 498 Dispute over requirement to sell slaves to pay debts instead of paying debts with proceeds of their work 1840 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Hays v. Hays 20 Tenn. 402 Action of slander for words accusing one of killing a slave 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Scanland v. Settle 19 Tenn. 169 Dispute over deed of trust containing slaves for purpose of paying debts 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Goodwin v. Floyd 18 Tenn. 520 Whether a bill of sale for slaves purchased at an execution sale is required for creditors to collect 1837 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
Carswell v. Ware 30 Ga. 267 1860 0 Levy and claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Jack 1 D.C. 44 1801 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
State v. Cook 22 S.C.L. 234 1837 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Duncan v. State 26 Tenn. 148 White ship captain appeal for conviction of unlawfully carrying slaves away from their masters 1846 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
James v. State 28 Tenn. 308 Slave, who had been verbally freed, indicted for selling liquor without a license and found to still be enslaved 1848 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Kyle v. Riley 58 Tenn. 230 Suit to enjoin sale of a slave who was unsound 1872 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bell v. Bowers 44 Tenn. 311 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1867 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Walker v. Walker 44 Tenn. 300 Dispute over bill of sale for slaves and land 1867 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Pate v. Pierce 44 Tenn. 104 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1867 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Townsend v. Townsend 44 Tenn. 70 Estate sale dispute involving slaves 1867 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Parham v. Riley 44 Tenn. 5 Action for replevin for mule stolen from master while slave was using it 1867 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Dibrell v. Williams 43 Tenn. 528 Dispute over forced debt sale of slaves 1866 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Sneed 43 Tenn. 533 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1866 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
McCampbell v. Farnsworth 43 Tenn. 317 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1866 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Morris v. McAnally 43 Tenn. 304 Action to collect judgement for levy upon a slave 1866 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Richardson v. State 43 Tenn. 122 Appeal of conviction for selling liquor to slaves 1866 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Tarpley v. Gannaway 42 Tenn. 246 Petition for dower by widow for dead husband's land and slaves 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Sandford v. Weeden 49 Tenn. 71 Divorce proceedings involving possession of slaves 1870 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
McGlothlin v. State 42 Tenn. 223 Appeal for larceny conviction of "negroes" due to improperly obtained confessions 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Fogg v. Rogers 42 Tenn. 290 Dispute over trust conveyance of land and slaves 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Irwin v. Chrisman 42 Tenn. 501 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bearden v. Taylor 42 Tenn. 134 Action to recover slaves who were allegedly improperly sold/gifted 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Summers v. Wilson 42 Tenn. 469 Dispute over title of slaves from a will and subsequent bill of sale for those slaves 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Fanning v. Fly 42 Tenn. 486 Action of trespass to recover damages from conversion of a slave 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Eatherly v. Eatherly 41 Tenn. 461 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Ridley's Adm'rs v. Ridley 41 Tenn. 323 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Kirk v. York 41 Tenn. 446 Action of trover for wrongful coversion of a hired slave 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Campbell v. Fields 41 Tenn. 416 Action by wife (feme covert) to retrieve slaves from her husband's ownership 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Elliot v. Cochran 41 Tenn. 389 Correction of a decree to sell slaves to pay debts 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Vanbibber v. Sawyers 29 Tenn. 81 Action of demurrer for title to slaves sold at an execution sale 1849 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bridgewater v. Gordon 34 Tenn. 5 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves and land 1854 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Executors of Tally v. Henry 41 Tenn. 290 Dispute over alleged undue influence over bill of sale for a slave 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
McCloud v. Chiles 41 Tenn. 248 Emancipation by will disputed due to prior conveyance of slaves to be freed 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Cheek v. State 41 Tenn. 172 Dispute over purchase of a slave using counterfeit money 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
DeGraffenreid v. Green 41 Tenn. 109 Dispute over title to slaves placed in a trust 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Roberts v. Westbrook 41 Tenn. 115 Dispute over proper distribution of proceeds from judicial sale of slaves 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Gray 41 Tenn. 104 Divorce proceedings involving title to slaves 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Latimer v. Rogers 40 Tenn. 692 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Green v. Goodall 41 Tenn. 404 Dispute over deed conveyance of a slave and her children 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Queener v. Morrow 41 Tenn. 123 Action of debt for money taken by slaves of another 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Waters v. Barton 41 Tenn. 450 Action to recover two slaves from an adverse possessor 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Darden v. Hatcher 41 Tenn. 513 Estate administration dispute involving title to slaves and debts 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Parker v. Hall 39 Tenn. 641 Action to recover possession of slaves that had been moved to a different state 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Nelson v. Smithpeter 42 Tenn. 13 Slaves emancipated by will 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Graves v. Clapp 42 Tenn. 138 Dispute over inherited interest in slaves 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Butler v. Rutledge 42 Tenn. 4 Dispute over sale of/title to a slave named Will 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Caperton v. Huddleston 26 Tenn. 452 Dispute between joint owners of slaves on which debts were secured over title to slaves 1846 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Thomas v. Scruggs 18 Tenn. 400 Action against estate administrators for unnecessarily selling slaves of the estate to pay debts that could have been covered otherwise 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Lonas v. State 50 Tenn. 287 Illegal intermarriage between a white woman and a black man 1871 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Frazer v. Hightower 59 Tenn. 94 Trust dispute involving slaves 1873 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Scruggs v. Davis 37 Tenn. 261 Action of trover for wrongful conversion of a hired slave by the ship captain transporting the slave to hire, a trip on which the slave killed himself 1857 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Kimbro ex rel. Bugg v. Hamilton 32 Tenn. 190 Action for assumpsit for slave unduly sold 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Reuben v. Parrish 25 Tenn. 122 Slaves freed in Kentucky were moved back to slavery in Tennessee, court enforces their emancipation from Kentucky and declares them free 1845 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Black v. Planters' Bank 23 Tenn. 367 Appeal of execution being levied on slaves and other property of deceased 1843 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
English v. Tomlinson 27 Tenn. 378 Dispute over contract scheme to purchase slaves at an execution sale and sell them back to indebted owner at a very low price 1847 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Charles Bros. v. State 42 Tenn. 201 Appeal for conviction of horse stealing 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Claiborne 19 Tenn. 331 Action against a free black man from Kentucky for moving to Tennessee in violation of the law 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wade v. Green 22 Tenn. 547 Dispute over title to slaves and creation of a trust involving them to avoid exeuction of a judgement upon them 1842 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Western & Atlantic R. R. v. Fulton 36 Tenn. 589 Action to recover value of slave lost to the owner after slave escaped on a train using a fake pass that the conductor mistook as real 1857 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Thurman v. Shelton 18 Tenn. 383 Dispute over deeds for slaves and land by dying man due to his allegedly insufficient state of mind 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Smith v.Bryan 34 Ga. 53 1864 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Griswold v. Greer 18 Ga. 545 1855 0 Will and Testament Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Elder v. Ogletree 36 Ga. 64 1867 0 Will and Testament Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Smith v. Atwood 14 Ga. 402 1854 0 Will and Testament Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Rogers v. Atkinson 14 Ga. 320 1853 0 Equtiy Action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Payne v. Coursey 20 Ga. 585 1856 0 Slave debt Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bailey v. State 20 Ga. 742 1856 0 Manslaughter Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bridges v. Nicholson 20 Ga. 90 1856 0 Levy and claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Willingham v. Bentley 20 Ga. 783 1856 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Askew v. Nolan 23 Ga. 509 1857 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Lallerstedt v. Jennings 23 Ga. 571 1857 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bailey v. Barnelly 23 Ga. 582 1857 0 Evidence received from slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
McLeroy v. McLeroy 25 Ga. 100 1858 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Martin v. State 25 Ga. 494 1858 0 Indicted for killing a slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Goss v. Eberhart 29 Ga. 545 1859 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Ross v. Hawkins 29 Ga. 261 1859 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bledsoe v. Bledsoe 29 Ga. 385 1859 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Martin v. McConnell 29 Ga. 204 1859 0 Will and Testament Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Water Lot Co. v. Leonard 30 Ga. 560 1860 0 Defects and material Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Doe v. Roe 30 Ga. 961 1860 0 ejectment attempt Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Glass v. Cook 30 Ga. 133 1860 0 Promissory Note for slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Edmonds' Ex'rs v. Goodwyn 28 Ga. 38 1859 0 Will and Testament Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Hill v. State 28 Ga. 604 1859 0 Murder case Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Merritt v. Scott 6 Ga. 563 1849 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Echols v. Barrett 6 Ga. 443 1849 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Dye v. Wall 6 Ga. 584 1849 0 Contract of warranty Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Nelson v. Biggers 6 Ga. 205 1849 0 Property dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Drane v. Beall 21 Ga. 21 1857 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Connell v. Vaughn 40 Ga. 154 1869 0 Relief agency Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Hunter v. Stembridge 12 Ga. 192 1852 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Administrators of Ligon v. Rogers 12 Ga. 281 1852 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Jordan v. Cameron 12 Ga. 267 1852 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bryan v. Walton 33 Ga. Supp. 11 1864 0 Contract dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Sullivan v. Hugly 32 Ga. 316 1861 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Whidby v. Lewis 32 Ga. 472 1861 0 Trespass Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Floyd v. Wallace 31 Ga. 688 1861 0 Contract dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Cox v. State 32 Ga. 515 1861 0 action for murder of a slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Lemon v. Wright 31 Ga. 317 1860 0 Action of conversion of a slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Boon v. State 1 Ga. 631 1846 0 indictment for murder Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Scudder v. Woodbridge 1 Ga. 195 1846 0 Recovery of a slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Robert v. West 15 Ga. 122 1854 0 Will and Testament Georgia Caselaw Access Project
State v. Justices of the Inferior Court 15 Ga. 408 1854 0 indictment for selling liquor to slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Phillips v. State ex rel. Saunders 15 Ga. 518 1854 0 Possessory warranty Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Molyneux v. Collier 17 Ga. 46 1855 0 Contract dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Clements v. Maloney 17 Ga. 289 1855 0 Slave contact dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Branan v. May 17 Ga. 136 1855 0 Obstruction action for injury Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Cleland v. Waters 16 Ga. 496 1854 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Lynch v. Pressley 8 Ga. 327 1850 0 Levy and claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Groce v. Rittenberry 14 Ga. 232 1853 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Harper v. Scott 12 Ga. 125 1852 0 Conveyance of slaves, Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Booth v. Terrell 18 Ga. 570 1855 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Tompkins v. Philips 12 Ga. 52 1852 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project