John Roper v. Henry Brown

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Roper v. Henry Brown
Case Date: 
1883
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Adultery

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
168
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In 1882 Brown sued Roper for $25,000 on the grounds that he stole the affections of his wife, Nancy J. Brown, thereby destroying their marriage. Plaintiff won judgment for $500 which defendant is appealing. Henry Brown a grocer, formerly a policeman with Memphis police force. Browns have one living child, a daughter named Sopha. Brown allowed members of African American community to have parties in back room of his store.