Hannah Beard v. Lewis Beard

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Hannah Beard v. Lewis Beard
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Divorce

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
12
Notes / Description: 

Hannah claims Lewis abandoned her & left the county with Leah Lay, a woman of "infamous character as far as chastity is concerned," with whom (perhaps among others) he committed adultery. Court granted divorce & custody of parties' 4 children (Elizabeth, Keziah, Martha Jane & Samantha) to Hannah, along with various items of property, including debt that James Ball & Samuel Broyles owed to Lewis.