State v. W. L. Blankenship

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. W. L. Blankenship
Case Date: 
1873
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Illegitimate Child/Bastardy

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County:

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

In 1869, Eliza Sparkman, unmarried at the time, gave birth to a baby girl. She alleged that Wayman L. Blankenship was the father. Testimony revealed she had relationships with many boys in the area, but she claimed that Blankenship was the only person she was intimate with.