Mary J. H. Kilpatric v. W. L. Kilpatric

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Mary J. H. Kilpatric v. W. L. Kilpatric
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Divorce

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
89
Notes / Description: 

Pltf. sued for divorce and custody. With many examples of his ferocity, pltf. asserted dfnt. was a leader of the "White Caps". The pltf. gathered the group rode around at night, in masks, to terrorize people, shoot fire-arms, whip and beat the defenseless and to kill and murder whomever they might condemn to death. After one raid of her home, pltf. noted a colored servant was taken away by a mob, never to be seen or heard from again. Dfnt. had connections to Missouri and Texas. Dfnt.'s brother John in it.