State v. Elias, a slave

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Elias, a slave
Case Date: 
1854
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Rape

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
10
Notes / Description: 

Elias was the property of William G. Adams of Montgomery County. Elias was charged with raping Sarah Bristow, a free white woman on Nov. 4, 1852. Elias was held in the county jail until April 7th when a gallow was to be erected one mile from the court house at which he would be hanged between 3:00-10:00. The clerk marked out the date and that he was hanged in the transcript.