John S. Stanley v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John S. Stanley v. State
Case Date: 
1850
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Child Support

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County:

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

Official cause of action: Bastardy, although child support was a result of court decision. Widow Polly Ault gave birth to a male child on Sept. 9, 1849, in Knox Co. John S. Stanley was reputed to be the father. The court adjudicated the paternal relationship and decreed support to be given Polly for child's upkeep.