State v. Pertha Welch

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Pertha Welch
Case Date: 
1906
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Violation of Age of Consent

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
54
Notes / Description: 

Defendant appealing guilty verdict on charges of having sexual intercourse with an underage female, Cora Shivers, on 25 Dec. 1903. She gave birth to a child 30 Sept. 1904. All parties African -American. Welch was about 19 when offence was committed; Cora Shivers was between 15 & sixteen. Also mentioned: Joe & Bettie Shivers, Cora's parents; Dora Powell, her sister; Jane St. Clair, Cora's cousin.