Short Name ▼ Citation Summary Year Distance from slave case(s) Law Type Jurisdiction Link
Beasley v. Jenkins 39 Tenn. 191 Dispute over construction of a will conveying title to slaves 1858 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
Beal v. Drane 25 Ga. 430 1858 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Beall v. Blake 16 Ga. 119 1854 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bealle v. Day 28 Ga. 435 1859 0 action to recover slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Beale v. Hall 22 Ga. 431 1857 0 Trover action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bazemore v. Davis 55 Ga. 504 1875 0 Promissory note Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bazemore v. Davis 48 Ga. 339 1873 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Baynes v. Bernhard 12 Ga. 150 1852 0 action of covenant Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bayless v. Elcan 41 Tenn. 96 Dispute between separate deeds of trust and deed of sale for the same group of slaves 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Baxter v. Stewart 36 Tenn. 213 Action of debt against hirer of slaves who did not fulfill hire contract promises 1856 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Batson v. Murrell 29 Tenn. 301 Action to restrain sale of slaves belonging to an estate 1849 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bates v. Woolfolk 5 Ga. 329 1848 0 Trover action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bass v. Ware 34 Ga. 386 1866 0 freedom suit Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bass v. Freeman 36 Ga. 435 1867 0 Emancipation of slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bassett v. Governor 11 Ga. 207 1852 0 Levy and claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Barton v. Cannon 66 Tenn. 398 Estate administration involving slaves 1874 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bartlett v. Bartlett 33 Ga. Supp. 172 1864 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bartee v. Tompkins 36 Tenn. 623 Dispute over trust between business partners involving slaves to secure debts 1857 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Barry v. Frayser 57 Tenn. 206 Fraudulent conveyance of slaves and levy upon them as a result 1872 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Barron v. Burney 38 Ga. 264 1868 0 Inventory of estate Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Barnes v. White 32 Tenn. 442 Motion against sheriff for an insufficient return on an execution of slaves 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Barnes v. Strohecker 17 Ga. 340 1855 0 Slave contact dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Barker v. Wheelip 24 Tenn. 329 Construction of a deed of trust conveying slaves and other property 1844 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Barker v. Barker’s adm’r 2 Gratt. 344 1845 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Barham v. Turbeville 1 Swan 437 Action of trover to recover a converted slave 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Barbee v. Williams 51 Tenn. 522 Dispute over note of sale for slave owned by minor and sold by minor's father 1871 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Barbee v. Mason 45 Tenn. 108 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1867 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Banks v. Wilks 20 Tenn. 279 Dispute over title to slaves seized by sheriff to pay debts 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Banks v. Thomas 19 Tenn. 28 Action of trover and conversion to recover several slaves claimed to have been conveyed through faulty bills of sale 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Banks v. Banks 42 Tenn. 546 Manumission by will dispute 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bank of Tennessee v. Turney 26 Tenn. 271 Dispute over execution levied upon slaves to pay debts 1846 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bank of Tennessee v. Nelson 40 Tenn. 634 Debt collection dispute involving value of slaves 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bankhead v. Alloway 46 Tenn. 56 Business partner dispute over unauthorized purchases, including slaves 1868 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Ball v. Wallace 32 Ga. 170 1861 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Ballentine v. Spear 61 Tenn. 269 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1872 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Ballard v. Jones 25 Tenn. 455 Dispute over contract of sale for a slave being absolute or actually creating a mortgage 1846 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Baldwin v. Merrill 27 Tenn. 132 Dispute over sale of slaves to satisfy a judgement levied upon them 1847 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Baldwin v. Marshall 21 Tenn. 116 Dispute over conveyance of slave and horses into a trust to satisfy debts 1840 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Baldwin v. Baldwin 21 Tenn. 473 Dispute over validity of a deed in which slaves and other property were conveyed into a trust for feme covert 1841 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Baker v. State 15 Ga. 498 1854 0 Aiding a slave escape Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Baker v. Barfield 23 Tenn. 514 Dispute between purchaser and surety for purchase note of a slave 1844 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bailey v. State 20 Ga. 742 1856 0 Manslaughter Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bailey v. Rawley 1 Swan 295 Dispute over proof of assignment for hire of a slave 1851 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Bailey v. Brockett 20 Ga. 148 1856 0 Legal title to slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Bailey v. Barnelly 23 Ga. 582 1857 0 Evidence received from slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Badgett v. Broughton 1 Ga. 591 1846 0 Breach of warranty Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Babin v. Winchester 7 La. 460 1834 0 Louisiana Caselaw Access Project
Aven v. Beckom 11 Ga. 1 1852 0 Covenant action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Austin’s Ex’or v. Jones 21 Va. 341 1821 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Atkinson v. Rhea 26 Tenn. 59 Dispute over execution/return of judgement/ sale of a slave girl 1846 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Askew v. Nolan 23 Ga. 509 1857 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Ashburn v. Ashburn 16 Ga. 213 1854 0 Will and executor Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Arthur v. President of the Commercial & Railroad Bank of Vicksburg 17 Miss. 394 1848 0 Mississippi Caselaw Access Project
Arrington v. Grissom 41 Tenn. 522 Action to recover slave after alleged fraudulent conveyance 1860 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Arrington v. Cherry 10 Ga. 429 1851 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Arnold v. Trice 39 Ga. 511 1869 0 Slave contact dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Armstrong v. Pearre 47 Tenn. 171 Estate Administration, emancipation after working to pay dead owners outstanding debts 1869 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Armstrong adm'r v. Park's devisees 28 Tenn. 195 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves and land 1848 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Armfield v. Moore 44 N.C. 157 1852 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Arline v. Miller 22 Ga. 330 1857 0 Equity Action for slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Arendale v. Samuel D. Morgan & Co. 37 Tenn. 703 Dispute over exchange of slaves/validity of a slave's pledge 1857 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Ardis v. Smith 52 Ga. 102 1874 0 Injunction and trust for land Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Apperson v. Smith 37 Tenn. 372 Dispute over execution levied upon slaves used to secure debts 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Anthony v. Stephens 46 Ga. 241 1872 0 conveyanace Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Anthony v. State 9 Ga. 264 1851 0 Indictment for murder Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Ann v. State 30 Tenn. 159 Slave appeal for conviction of murder by administering laudanum to an infant 1850 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Anne v. State 11 Hum. 205 Costs for prosecutions against slaves must be paid by the state 1850 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Angus v. Dickerson 19 Tenn. 459 Action against hirer for failure to re-deliver a hired slave to his owner 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Andrews v. Page 50 Tenn. 653 The children of slave marriages can inherit property 1871 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Andrews v. Bonner 26 Ga. 520 1858 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Andrews v. Avory 14 Gratt. 229 1858 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Andrews v. Avory 55 Va. 229 1858 0 Pennsylvania Caselaw Access Project
Andrews v. Andrews 54 Tenn. 234 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1872 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Anding v. Davis 38 Miss. 574 1860 0 Mississippi Caselaw Access Project
Anderson v. McCullough 40 Tenn. 614 Estate administration dispute involving slaves 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Anderson v. Green 46 Ga. 361 1872 0 Manumission of slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Anderson v. Baker 1 Ga. 595 1846 0 Valid Gift Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Amy v. Smith 11 Ky. 326 1822 0 Kentucky Caselaw Access Project
Amos v. State 34 Ga. 531 1866 0 Sell of liquor to a slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Alston v. Grantham 26 Ga. 374 1858 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Alston v. Boyd 25 Tenn. 504 Action to reverse sale of land because seller was of unsound mind (had asked a slave to chop his head off because of the voices) 1846 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Alley v. Connell 40 Tenn. 578 Fraudulent conveyance of slaves to avoid creditors collecting on debt secured by the slaves 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. Whitaker 34 Ga. 6 1864 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. Walt 56 Tenn. 242 Fraudulent conveyance of land involving slaves 1872 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. State 9 Ga. 492 1851 0 Slave indicted for killing another slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. McCullough 49 Tenn. 174 Divorce proceedings involving possession of slaves 1870 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. Matthews 7 Ga. 149 1849 0 Levy and claim Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. Hollis 31 Ga. 143 1860 0 Slave contact dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. Hardee 30 Ga. 463 1860 0 sale of slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. Barksdale 38 Tenn. 238 Dispute over previous judgement secured for a large number of slaves 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Allen v. Anderson 22 Tenn. 581 Action for breach of covenant on warranty of soundness in sale of a slave 1842 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Allen, Preer & Ilges v. Smith 45 Ga. 84 1872 0 Possessory Warrant Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Alfred v. State 2 Swan 581 Appeal by two slaves for conviction of murder of their master 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Alfred v. State 6 Ga. 483 1849 0 Slave charged with capital offense Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Alexander v. Worthington 5 Md. 471 1853 0 Maryland Caselaw Access Project
Alexander v. Wallace 18 Tenn. 105 Dispute over payment of debts on a note; slaves used to pay part of debt 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Alexander v. Walch 40 Tenn. 493 Construction of a will dispute 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Alexander v. Miller's Heirs 54 Tenn. 65 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1871 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Alexander v. Kennedy 19 Tex. 488 1857 0 Texas Caselaw Access Project
Alexander v. Espy 25 Tenn. 157 Dispute over state of title when remainder holder to slaves in an active life estate died 1845 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Alexander v. Burnet 39 S.C.L. 189 1851 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Alexander & Howell v. Glenn 39 Ga. 1 1869 0 contractual dispute for slaves Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Alderman v. Chester 34 Ga. 152 1865 0 Personal propety dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Akin v. Anderson 19 Ga. 229 1856 0 Ejectment of property Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Aikin v. Smith 1 Sneed 304 Action to recover slaves by issue of deceased claiming them as gifts 1853 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Aiken v. Cato 23 Ga. 154 1857 0 Action of trover Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Administrators of Ligon v. Rogers 12 Ga. 281 1852 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Adcock v. Patton 61 Tenn. 436 Execution levied upon surety's slaves 1873 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. State 1 Swan 466 Appeal of conviction for harboring a runaway slave 1852 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Mizell 11 Ga. 106 1852 0 Trover action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Mayor of Somerville 39 Tenn. 363 Dispute over authority of Somerville to tax slave traders 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Guerard 29 Ga. 651 1860 0 Conveyance of a slave Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Gardiner 52 Ky. 197 1852 0 Kentucky Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Dixon 19 Ga. 513 1856 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Dickson 23 Ga. 406 1857 0 Trover action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Carter 53 Ga. 160 1874 0 Slave contact dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Bass 18 Ga. 130 1855 0 Will and Trust Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Barrett 5 Ga. 404 1848 0 Contract dispute Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Adams v. Adams 36 Ga. 236 1867 0 Equity action Georgia Caselaw Access Project
Acuff v. Rice 40 Tenn. 293 Dispute between creditors over proceeds from sale of slave upon whom debts were secured 1859 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Abram v. Johnson 38 Tenn. 120 Dispute over whether slave is emancipated from his master or not 1858 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Ables v. Donley 8 Tex. 331 1852 0 Texas Caselaw Access Project
Abernathy v. Black 42 Tenn. 314 Contract dispute for hire of slave who ran back to original master because hirer kept whipping him; master refused to honor hire contract unless hirer stopped whipping Bob 1865 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project