John Nance v. Calloway Hodges

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Nance v. Calloway Hodges
Case Date: 
1851
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Assault and Battery

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
40
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Nance accused Hodges of assaulting him, having "beat, wounded, and ill treated him," inflicting wounds & bruises on his face & eye & other body parts, which altercation took place at Nance's house after Hodges proposed to "adjust a difficulty about some land," which led to Hodges verbally abusing Nance & then striking him. Nance (who was 60-70 yrs old) attempted to defend himself with fire tongs. Venue changed to Sevier County & then to Cocke County.