State v. William Essex

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. William Essex
Case Date: 
1850
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Larceny, Petit

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
37
Notes / Description: 

William accused of stealing bed, sheet & shirt from Wesley Casey & of stealing horse from Samuel B. Ferguson. Before trial, William fled to North Carolina. John Essex & Michael Essex pursued him, & John & Isaac Essex offered award for his apprehension. James C. Barton apprehended William & delivered him back to TN for trial but, while in jail, William & other criminals escaped to parts unknown. John, Michael, & Isaac Essex, along with James McFall, were securities for William's bond.