State v. Jackson Ferrell

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Jackson Ferrell
Case Date: 
1858
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Manslaughter, Voluntary

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
42
Notes / Description: 

Ferrell accused of killing Ephraim Anderson with a knife. The incident occurred in an altercation between the two men that witnesses say Anderson started. Ferrell was charged with murder but jury instead convicted him of voluntary manslaughter. Witnesses: James Boswell, Wm Johnson, Wm Klepper, Elijah Webb, Ebenezer Webb, Peter Klepper, Moses Johnson, Wm Drinnen, Jacob Simmons, Andrew Lawson, Andrew Stapleton, John Pelant, James Courtney (a boy), Jackson Ferrell (Def's nephew, son of John Ferrell), others.