Mary Houston v. William Houston, et al.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Mary Houston v. William Houston, et al.
Case Date: 
1841
Court Origin: 
Superior Court of Law and Equity
Cause/Crime: 
Estate Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
36
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Mary married John Houston in 1829, after allegedly becoming pregnant with his child twice. John died in 1839. He owned slaves: Daniel, Sandy, Leah, Elsey, Ned, Elba, Catherin, Eleanor, Amanda. Mary filed for alimony, but he claimed she had a relationship with John McCamy whom she tried to kill by hitting in the head with a rock. Mary "Polly" Rose Houston sued Wm's son John to be recognized as an heir to the estate.