State v. Vit Pursley

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Vit Pursley
Case Date: 
1881
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Illegitimate Child/Bastardy

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
40
Notes / Description: 

The State charged Pursley with "begetting an illegitimate child upon the body of his wife's sister. His wife was Fannie (Carter) Pursley and his wife's sister was named Dorthula (Carter) Stout. The circuit court jury sentenced his to 2 years hard labor in the state penitentiary.