John Jackson et al. v. John Harrison et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Jackson et al. v. John Harrison et al.
Case Date: 
1839
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

Database - TN Research:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
54
Notes / Description: 

Unknown county. Plaintiffs and defendants were heirs of Josiah Jackson, dec. and heirs of Susannah Harrison, dec. At the estate sale of Josiah Jackson sometime after 1804, Susannah Jackson [later Harrison], who was the admr., bought 8 negro slaves for $1000. The heirs of Josiah Jackson were suing the heirs of Susannah Harrison for ownership of the said slaves, charging that said purchase was illegal and fraudulent.