Short Name Citation Summary Year ▲ Distance from slave case(s) Law Type Jurisdiction Link
Waddill v. Chamberlayne 1 Jefferson 10 1733 0 Action of deceit Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Isbell v. Butler 2 Va. Col. Dec. 40 1734 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Tayloe v. Graves 1 Jefferson 40 1736 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
State v. Sue 1 N.C. 54 1800 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Tomlinson v. Dillard 7 Va. 105 1801 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Jack 1 D.C. 44 1801 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
Snee v. Trice 2 S.C.L. 345 1802 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Wright 1 D.C. 123 1803 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
De Sobry v. de Laistre 2 H. & J. 191 1806 0 Maryland Caselaw Access Project
United States v. King 1 D.C. 444 1807 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Rhodes 1 D.C. 447 1807 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
Dennis v. Anderson 12 Va. 289 1808 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Upshaw v. Upshaw 12 Va. 381 1808 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Greenwood v. Curtis 6 Mass. 358 1810 0 Massachusetts Caselaw Access Project
State v. Washington 6 N.C. 100 1812 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Patrick 2 D.C. 66 1812 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
Lightfoot’s Executors v. Colgin 19 Va. 42 1813 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Parker v. Carter 4 Munf. 273 1814 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Mann v. Mann 1 Johns. Ch. 231 1814 0 New York Caselaw Access Project
State v. Levin 5 N.C. 270 1815 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Butler v. Haskell 4 S.C. Eq. 651 1816 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
In re Stepen 1 Wheel. Cr. Cas. 323 1816 0 New York Caselaw Access Project
State v. Dick 6 N.C. 388 1818 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
In re Susan 2 Wheel. Cr. Cas. 594 1818 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
State v. Cherry 7 N.C. 7 1819 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
State v. Jim 7 N.C. 3 1819 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Edens v. Williams’s Executor 7 N.C. 27 1819 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Billy v. State 11 S.C.L. 356 1820 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Griffin v. Graham 8 N.C. 96 1820 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Garrett v. Stuart 12 S.C.L. 514 1821 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Austin’s Ex’or v. Jones 21 Va. 341 1821 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Humphrey v. State 1 Minor 64 1822 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
State v. Lewis 9 N.C. 98 1822 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Amy v. Smith 11 Ky. 326 1822 0 Kentucky Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Richard 2 D.C. 439 1823 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
Peter v. Commonwealth 4 Va. 330 1823 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Ellick 2 D.C. 412 1823 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
State v. Isham 10 N.C. 185 1824 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
State v. Allen 10 N.C. 614 1825 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Clark 2 D.C. 620 1825 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
State v. Jim 12 N.C. 142 1826 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Bob v. State 10 Tenn. 173 1826 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Coles v. County of Madison 1 Ill. 154 1826 0 Illinois Caselaw Access Project
Land v. Jeffries 5 Rand. 211 1827 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Gregory v. Baugh 25 Va. (4 Rand.) 611 1827 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Hudnal v. Wilder 15 S.C.L. 294 1827 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Saul v. His Creditors 5 Mart. (n.s.) 569 1827 0 Louisiana Caselaw Access Project
Commonwealth v. Turner 5 Rand. 678 1827 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Raborg’s Adm'x. v. Hammond's Adm'r. 2 H. & G. 42 1827 0 Maryland Caselaw Access Project
Reardon v. Miller 20 F. Cas. 369 1828 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
State v. Isaac 13 N.C. 47 1828 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Sundry African Slaves v. Madrazo 26 U.S. 110 1828 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
State v. Jim 12 N.C. 508 1828 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Hector v. State 2 Mo. 135 1829 0 Missouri Caselaw Access Project
State v. Arthur 13 N.C. 217 1829 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
State v. Mann 13 N.C. 263 1829 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Newsum v. Newsum 1 Leigh 86 1829 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
State v. Sam 13 N.C. 567 1830 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Williams v. Hagan 2 La. 122 1830 0 Louisiana Caselaw Access Project
State v. Moses 13 N.C. 452 1830 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
State v. Tom 13 N.C. 569 1830 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Green v. Vardiman 2 Blackf. 324 1830 0 Indiana Caselaw Access Project
Harrison v. Battle 16 N.C. 537 1830 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
State v. Charity 13 N.C. 543 1830 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
State v. Henry 2 Mo. 178 1830 0 Missouri Caselaw Access Project
State v. M’Kee 17 S.C.L. 651 1830 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Lenoir v. Sylvester 17 S.C.L. 632 1830 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Smith v. Henry 18 S.C.L. 118 1831 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Frisbie v. McCarty 1 Stew. & P. 56 1831 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
Jane v. State 3 Mo. 61 1831 0 Missouri Caselaw Access Project
Jim v. State 3 Mo. 147 1832 0 Missouri Caselaw Access Project
Percy v. Millaudon 3 La. 568 1832 0 Louisiana Caselaw Access Project
Prall v. Peet’s Curator 3 La. 274 1832 0 Louisiana Caselaw Access Project
Morgan v. Elam 12 Tenn. 375 1833 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Edmund 15 N.C. 340 1833 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Fisher’s Negroes v. Dabbs 14 Tenn. 119 1834 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Babin v. Winchester 7 La. 460 1834 0 Louisiana Caselaw Access Project
Perry v. Maxwell 17 N.C. 488 1834 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Grisham v. Grisham 16 Tenn. 393 Debt action where debtor sold all his slaves in an attempt to raise funds 1835 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Simpson v. Mitchell 16 Tenn. 417 Action of trover to recover two slaves seized under an execution 1835 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Douglas v. Morford 16 Tenn. 373 Action of trover to recover a slave due to invalid bill of sale 1835 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Henderson v. Hoke 21 N.C. 119 1835 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
United States v. Frye 4 D.C. 539 1835 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
Floyd v. Goodwin 16 Tenn. 484 Action of detinue to recover two slaves upon whom a judgement was executed 1835 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
Marshall v. Penington 16 Tenn. 424 Action by slaveowner for payment of penalty for another enticing his slaves to run away 1835 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Ferrel v. Finch 16 Tenn. 432 Action of trover to recover a slave seized under an execution 1835 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Galt v. Dibrell 18 Tenn. 146 Dispute over slaves placed in different state placed in a trust in Tennessee 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Cocke v. Trotter 18 Tenn. 213 Dispute over validity of bill of sale for a slave 1836 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
Overton v. Bigelow's Administrator 18 Tenn. 48 Dispute over whether bill of sale conveys absolute title or just a mortgage 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Shaw v. Smith 17 Tenn. 97 Dispute over title to slaves sold/purchased at an execution sale 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Randolph v. Hill 7 Leigh 383 1836 0 Virginia Caselaw Access Project
Henderson v. Vaulx 18 Tenn. 30 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves and land 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Charles v. State 3 Port. 440 1836 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
Hickman v. Cantrell 17 Tenn. 172 Bill to redeem slave mortgaged to the defendant 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Lillard v. Ruckers 17 Tenn. 64 Action of detinue for slaves seized under judgement by the sheriff 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Polk v. Faris 17 Tenn. 209 Dispute over validity of deed of gift for slaves made in South Carolina 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Jones v. Ward 18 Tenn. 160 Legatee action for payment of benefits, including proceeds from hiring out of slaves 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Cooley v. Weeks 18 Tenn. 141 Dispute over execution/right to redeem upon a slave 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Hite v. State 17 Tenn. 198 White man appeal for larceny conviction for stealing a bank note delivered by plaintiff's slave 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Underwood v. Brockman 34 Ky. 309 1836 0 Kentucky Caselaw Access Project
Hagan v. Lucas 35 U.S. 400 1836 0 United States Caselaw Access Project
Gibson v. Gibson 17 Tenn. 329 Action alleging that widow obtained deceased's will that conveys slaves through fraud 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Ross v. Wharton 18 Tenn. 190 Dispute over widow's right to deceased's property in her new marriage 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Scott v. Carruth 17 Tenn. 418 Action of debt for payment owed on hire of a slave belonging to plaintiff's father's estate 1836 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
Graham v. Swearingin 17 Tenn. 276 Action for breach of covenant in contract for hire of slave 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Walker v. McConnico 18 Tenn. 228 Dispute over payment of debts on deed of trust conveying slaves 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Smith's Executors v. Mabry 17 Tenn. 313 Action of detinue by estate administrators to recover slaves to adminster 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Turner v. Armstrong 17 Tenn. 412 Dispute over judgement rendered upon and ultimate sale of a slave girl 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Hamrico v. Laird 18 Tenn. 222 Action by adminstrator of wife's estate to recover slaves from wife's trustee 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
McCullough v. Moore 17 Tenn. 305 Slave asserting emancipation by owner and status as a free person 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Samuel 19 N.C. 177 1836 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Union Bank v. State 17 Tenn. 490 Dispute over state taxing power of slaves and other property 1836 0 Tennessee 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
Charles v. State 4 Port. 107 1836 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
Brown v. Brown 18 Tenn. 84 Estate administration dispute involving title to slaves and other property 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Belcher v. Belcher 18 Tenn. 121 Estate administration dispute involving title to slaves and other property 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
McGowan v. State 17 Tenn. 184 White man appeal for conviction of dealing at faro 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Jenkins v. Picket 17 Tenn. 480 Action against common carrier for damage to cargo caused by entrusting delivery to a slave who had no experience 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Knight v. Wall 19 N.C. 125 1836 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Evans v. Merriken 8 G. & J. 39 1836 0 Maryland Caselaw Access Project
Flora v. State 4 Port. 111 1836 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
Dunnaway v. State 17 Tenn. 350 White man appeal for conviction of keeping a disorderly common house where he would allow a large group of slaves to drink 1836 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Hardin 19 N.C. 407 1837 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Watkins v. Dean 18 Tenn. 321 Dispute over construction of a will conveying title to slaves and other property 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Rhea v. State 18 Tenn. 258 Question of hearsay evidence from a slave being excluded from trial 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Pearce v. Gleaves 18 Tenn. 359 Dispute over construction of a will conveying title to slaves and other property 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Haney 19 N.C. 390 1837 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Dowell v. Bailey 18 Tenn. 489 Action of trover to recover the value of a slave who was not re-delivered 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Lane v. Dickerson 18 Tenn. 373 Dispute over validity of bills of sale for slaves and other property 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Cook 22 S.C.L. 234 1837 0 South Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Richmond v. Richmond 18 Tenn. 343 Divorce proceeding initated by wife alleging that husband was adulterous with a slave 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Irby v. Wilson 21 N.C. 568 1837 0 North Carolina 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
Neely v. Lyon 18 Tenn. 473 Action of detinue to recover six slaves; unclear how came to be in possession of detainer 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Neely v. Wood 18 Tenn. 486 Dispute over alleged parol gift of a slave to avoid judgement thereon for missed alimony payments 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Parker's v. Gilliam 18 Tenn. 394 Dispute over payment of debt owed by deceased on a slave 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Den ex dem. Ferebee v. Procter 19 N.C. 439 1837 0 North Carolina 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
Dick v. Pitchford 21 N.C. 480 1837 0 North Carolina 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
Copeland v. Bennet 18 Tenn. 355 Dispute over whether conveyance of a slave was a mortgage or an absolute sale 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Rollins 8 N.H. 550 1837 0 New Hampshire 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
Hoover's lessee v. Gregory 18 Tenn. 444 Dispute over construction of a will conveying title to slaves and other property 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
Mary v. State 5 Mo. 71 1837 0 Missouri Caselaw Access Project
Peak v. Ligon 18 Tenn. 469 Action of detinue for several slaves who were conveyed but not delivered 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Hansford v. Elliott 9 Leigh 79 1837 0 Virginia 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
Mahala v. State 18 Tenn. 532 Slave motion to be set free for indictment of murder because of a hung jury at her trial supposedly serving as an acquittal 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Payne v. Lassiter 18 Tenn. 507 Dispute over validity of remainder in a slave paid for, but not recorded 1837 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Jesse 19 N.C. 297 1837 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Wyman v. Campbell 6 Port. 219 1838 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
Potter v. Coward 19 Tenn. 22 Dispute over payment for slave purchased at estate sale who died in between being purchased and delivery 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Kercheval v. Harney 19 Tenn. 403 Dispute over execution levied against a slave owned by a partnership 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Kneeland v. Ensley 19 Tenn. 620 Dispute over husband's right to sell wives' slaves 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
State v. Jesse 20 N.C. 98 1838 0 North Carolina 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
McCollum v. Smith 19 Tenn. 342 Dispute over children's claims to proceeds from sale of property of their intestate father including slaves 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
In re Hannah 2 Del. 365 1838 0 Delaware Caselaw Access Project
Ned v. State 7 Port. 187 1838 0 Alabama Caselaw Access Project
Weedon v. Wallace 19 Tenn. 286 Dispute over champertous contract for the sale of slaves 1838 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
Chunn v. Chunn 19 Tenn. 131 Divorce dispute involving title to slaves and other property 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Jacob v. Sharp 19 Tenn. 114 Dispute over sale by new husband of slaves conveyed to widow by dead husband 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Dearin v. Fitzpatrick 19 Tenn. 551 Dispute over right to property in estate that had been sold and subsequent conveyance of a slave accordingly 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Dodge v. Brittain 19 Tenn. 84 Dispute over malicious prosecution of a woman for receiving stolen goods from her slave 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Jones v. State 19 Tenn. 120 Dispute over a man of color's legal right to testify at a trial invovling another man of color 1838 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
Stewart v. Miller 19 Tenn. 574 Action for assault brought by man of color, defendants claim he is a slave and has no right to bring the claim 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Caplinger v. Stokes 19 Tenn. 175 Dispute over guardian using ward funds from hire of slaves to benefit himself 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Jordan v. Black 19 Tenn. 142 Bill to enjoin husband from selling wife's slaves 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Brunson v. Brunson 19 Tenn. 630 Dispute over advancements to a widow of slaves for her dower 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Underwood v. Dismukes 19 Tenn. 299 Dispute over title in slave who had been improperly sold by the hirer 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
McKisick v. McKisick 19 Tenn. 427 Dispute over validity of gift of slaves within a family 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Gambling v. Read 19 Tenn. 281 Validity of a sale and dispute over title in sale of a slave 1838 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
Reid v. Campbell 19 Tenn. 378 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1838 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Fanny v. State 6 Mo. 122 1839 0 Missouri Caselaw Access Project
Peter v. State 4 Miss. 433 1839 0 Mississippi Caselaw Access Project
Norment v. Smith 20 Tenn. 46 Dispute over adverse possession claim to title of a slave 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Marr v. Rucker 20 Tenn. 348 Adverse possession claim to slaves given as a gift 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Murphey v. Goin 20 Tenn. 440 Action of covenant for the non-delivery of a slave who had been hired out 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Johnson v. Mitchell 20 Tenn. 168 Dispute between children and step-children over slaves and other property of the mother 1839 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
Elijah v. State 20 Tenn. 102 Slave appeal for conviction of assault with intent to commit murder in the first degree 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
M'Alister v. Olmstead 20 Tenn. 210 Bill filed by heirs for an account of the estate administration of their father involving slaves 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Deer v. Devin 20 Tenn. 66 Dispute over title to slave conveyed through parol gift in Virginia 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Drake v. Bayliss 20 Tenn. 174 Action to recover possession of a slave improperly conveyed by adminstator 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Smith v. Story 20 Tenn. 420 Bill for attachment on several slaves to satisfy a bill of debt by debtor who had left the state 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Twiss v. Martin's Administrators 20 Tenn. 189 Bill to include slaves as property of intestate upon which judgement could be rendered by creditors 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Wilks v. Fitzpatrick 20 Tenn. 54 Estate Administration Dispute involving title to slaves 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Burroughs v. McNeill 22 N.C. 297 1839 0 North Carolina Caselaw Access Project
Horsely v. Branch 20 Tenn. 199 Action of trespass to recover value of a slave who drowned while hired out 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project
Richardson v. Thompson 20 Tenn. 151 Bill claiming title to slaves, requesting delivery from administrator so that slaves could be emancipated 1839 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
Mayor of Columbia v. Beasly 20 Tenn. 232 Dispute of taxes levied on slaves and other property by the town 1839 0 Tennessee Caselaw Access Project