State v. Gabriel Deavers

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Gabriel Deavers
Case Date: 
1850
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault, Felonious

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
125
Notes / Description: 

On July 13, 1848, defendant & Lewis Deavers were said to have assaulted one Augustis M. Park. In the course of the fight, the defendants put one of Park's eyes out, resulting in great disfigurement. Defendants found guilty of assault & mayhem. Gabriel was sentenced to two years hard labor at the TN State Penitentiary. Interesting to note that Park was a witness to an earlier fight between defendant and several of his slaves, who came to investigate the commotion & intervene.