Dillsey Smith v. William West

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Dillsey Smith v. William West
Case Date: 
1879
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Trust

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
0
Notes / Description: 

Dillsey Smith's husband, Green Smith, was a "free man of color," previously a slave- property of Jimmie Crofton of Maury County. Green Smith had purchased Dillsey (col.) as a slave and wife. Green Smith had a verbal agreement with William West to care and maintain Dillsey Smith after his death; West failed to carry out that agreement.