State v. Hessie Smith

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Hessie Smith
Case Date: 
1897
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Arson

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
51
Notes / Description: 

Defendant also goes by alias of Lessie Smith. Convicted of arson for burning the barn or stable of Mr. Frank Anderson of Jackson, TN in April 1896. Defendant about 15 or 16 years old, African-American, had been employed by the Andersons about a week before the fire to be a "house girl and nurse" for their children.