Bettie Kilter v. Sampson Cowan and Others

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Bettie Kilter v. Sampson Cowan and Others
Case Date: 
1879
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
39
Notes / Description: 

Additonal defendants Samuel Cowan, Mary Cowan aka Turk Brady. Kilter purchased land from Cowan who clailmed to own a homestead with whom he called his wife. Samuel Cowas was a man of color and Mary Cowas was a white woman. They were not married by law. Kilter was looking to to pay off the balance for the land and was also seeking the court to state that Mary Cowan could not in the future seek money for the homestead or claim ownership.