State v. Simon J. Knott

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Simon J. Knott
Case Date: 
1872
Cause/Crime: 
Illegitimate Child/Bastardy

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
0
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The state is taking up charges against Knott for allegedly illegitimate fathering a child with Fannie Warson. The Child was born Feb. 8, 1871. Knott said that the baby could not have been his because they did not sleep together a long time before the baby was born. Knott says that Fannie was trying to get money from him and his family and ruin their high character. The charges were dismissed and Fannie had to pay the court costs. Court of Origin: Probate.