David L. Yulee v. Francis Bradier

260681
Date
1861
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1861, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of David L. Yulee v. Francis Bridier. This case involved the attempt of one party, Francis Bridier, to “set up a certain paper writing, purporting to have been executed by Susan Murphy, deceased, and to establish the same as her last will and...
Lower Court
St. Johns County
Type
text

Robert Allen & Co. v. Flint River Steamboat Co.

260682
Date
1848
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1848, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of the Flint River Steam Boat Company vs. Roberts, Allen & Company. Excerpts from Florida Reports, volume 2, page 102: “Where judgment had been rendered under the peculiar provisions of the second section of an act of the General Assembly app...
Lower Court
Franklin County
Type
text

Southern Life Insurance & Trust Co. v. Charles Cole

260683
Date
1851
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1852, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of the Southern Life Insurance & Trust Company v. Charles Cole. This case came to the high court on appeal from Leon County Circuit Court. This case involved the transfer of stock between two individuals, via a third party (the insurance compa...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

Fatio v. Dewees

260684
Date
1838
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1838, the Florida Territorial Court of Appeals considered the case of Francis P. Fatio v. Philip Dewees. The case, which originated in the St. Johns Circuit Court, involved a complex legal battle over land held by the Dewees family since the 1790s. Both parties in this case represented families...
Lower Court
St. Johns County
Type
text

Lawrence v. Schooner Alexander

260685
Date
1839
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1837, the Superior Court for the District of West Florida considered the case John Lawrence v. Schooner Alexander. Unfortunately, this case file appears incomplete. The documents that remain outline the basics of the case, which involved a claim for outstanding wages by the sailor John Lawrence ...
Lower Court
Escambia County
Type
text

John E. Seamen et. al v. Schooner Forester and Cargo

260686
Date
1839
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
With its long coastline, numerous bays, inlets, and treacherous reefs, Florida presented unique problems for the creation and enforcement of maritime law. In 1839, the Franklin Circuit Court of the Superior Court for Middle Florida, located at Apalachicola, considered the case John E. Seaman, et al...
Lower Court
Franklin County
Type
text

Robert D. Outbridge v. Schooner Billow

260670
Date
1832
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1832, the Superior District Court of Middle Florida, located in Tallahassee, considered the case of Robert D. Outerbridge v. Schooner Billow. The case involved claims made by Robert D. Outerbridge, a sailor aboard the schooner Billow, for unpaid wages. Outerbridge served as the first mate aboard...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

Johnson v. Armistead

260669
Date
1834
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
It is not entirely clear how this case, which is principally concerned with affairs in Virginia, ended up in the files of the Florida Supreme Court. Further research on the principal parties involved is needed to fully explore the Florida connection. John Armistead died sometime prior to 1834. Ar...
Lower Court
Hastings County, Virginia
Type
text

State v. Francis, a Slave

260658
Date
1855
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
Many antebellum cases before Florida’s Territorial Court of Appeals and Supreme Court involved individuals who left little evidence of their lives in the historical record. This is especially true for cases involving slaves. In 1855, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Frances, a s...
Lower Court
Putnam County
Type
text

State v. Luke, a Slave

260659
Date
1853
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
Many antebellum cases before Florida’s Territorial Court of Appeals and Supreme Court involved individuals who left little evidence of their lives in the historical record. This is especially true for cases involving slaves. In 1853, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Luke, a slav...
Lower Court
St. Johns County
Type
text

Quackenboss v. Buffington

260660
Date
1853
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1853, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Samuel Buffington v. John Quackenboss. This case was based on the defendant’s breach of an implied promise to pay a debt to the plaintiff. Samuel Buffington, the owner and proprietor of the Buffington Hotel in Jacksonville, wrote a promisso...
Lower Court
Duval County
Type
text

Forbes v. Apalachicola Land Company

260661
Date
1853
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
This case, Forbes v. Apalachicola Land Company, is one component of a larger, prolonged series of legal disputes over what is known as the Forbes Purchase. Between 1804 and 1811, representatives of the Creeks and Seminoles ceded approximately 1.2 million acres of land to the firm of John Forbes & ...
Lower Court
Franklin County
Type
text

John Miller & Bryan Croom v. Fredrick & Lewis Hoc

260662
Date
1847
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1847, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of John Miller and Bryan Croom vs. Frederic and Louis Hoc. This case came to the high court as an appeal from the Superior Court of the former Territory of Florida. In 1841, the brothers Frederic and Louis Hoc, French settlers and sons of Talla...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

State v. Charles, a Slave

260663
Date
1847
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
Many antebellum cases before Florida’s Territorial Court of Appeals and Supreme Court involved individuals who left little evidence of their lives in the historical record. This is especially true for cases involving slaves. In 1847, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Charles, a s...
Lower Court
Hamilton County
Type
text

Whipple Aldrich v. Joesph M. Hernadez

260664
Date
1857
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1857, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of John B. McHardy and the Creditors of Robert McHardy (deceased) v. the Surviving Executor of Robert McHardy. The case came to the high court on appeal from St. Johns County. This case involves questions arising from the estate of Robert McHa...
Lower Court
St. Johns County
Type
text

Fredrick Mcleod & Amos L. Dell v. Philip Dell & W.M. Dell

260665
Date
1861
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1861, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Ferdinand McLeod and Amos Dell v. Phillip Dell and Bennett Dell. This case involved the settlement of two separate but interrelated estates; the first, that of Bennett Dell, family patriarch, and the second, that of his son Amos Dell. Benn...
Lower Court
Alachua County
Type
text

State v. John Armmons

260666
Date
1861
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1861, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of John Ammons v. The State of Florida, which originated from the Holmes County Circuit Court. In 1859, John Ammons murdered Samuel McQuage near Ucheeanna in Walton County, Florida. All parties in the case agreed that Ammons killed McQuage, ho...
Lower Court
Holmes County
Type
text

Roberts v. Cargo Ship Ajax

260667
Date
1836
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
With its long coastline, numerous bays, inlets, and treacherous reefs, Florida presented unique problems for the creation and enforcement of maritime law. In 1836, the Superior Court for the Southern District of Florida, located at Key West, considered the case of Roberts v. Cargo Ship Ajax. As wit...
Lower Court
Monroe County
Type
text

United States v. Schooner Emperor

260668
Date
1839
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
With its long coastline, numerous bays, inlets, and treacherous reefs, Florida presented unique problems for the creation and enforcement of maritime law. One consequence of Florida’s coastal geography and proximity to the Caribbean was that the territory served as a frequent terminus for the ill...
Lower Court
United States Supreme Court
Type
text

The Terrority of Florida v. Caesar, a Slave

260671
Date
1840
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
Many antebellum cases before Florida’s Territorial Court of Appeals and Supreme Court involved individuals who left little evidence of their lives in the historical record. This is especially true for cases involving slaves. In 1839, the Florida Territorial Court of Appeals heard the case of Ca...
Lower Court
Franklin County
Type
text

R.K. Call v. Harris

260672
Date
1845
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1845, the Territorial Court of Appeals considered the case of Richard K. Call, Governor of the Territory of Florida, for the use of George W. Harrison and David Raney v. Isaac R. Harris. The case involved the settlement of the estate of Samuel B. Wilson and originated in the Gadsden County Circui...
Lower Court
Gasden County
Type
text

R.K. Call v. Parkhill

260673
Date
1844
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1844, the Florida Territorial Court of Appeals considered the case of Richard Keith Call v. Martha Ann Parkhill, administrator of Samuel Parkhill, deceased. Sometime prior to his death in 1841, Samuel Parkhill encumbered a debt to Richard Keith Call in an amount exceeding $40,000. Parkhill died...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

R.K. Call v. Jeter

260674
Date
1843
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1843, the Florida Territorial Court of Appeals considered the case of Richard K. Call, George K. Walker, and Isaac W. Mitchell v. William L. Jeter. This case involves the settlement of a debt following the death of the creditor. Sometime prior to his death in November 1839, George L. Fauntleroy...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

Smith v. Croom

260675
Date
1839
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
On October 8, 1837, a tropical storm whipped up the seas near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; the steamship Home, caught in the storm, ran aground near midnight and broke apart. Only 40 of the approximately 130 passengers and crew on board survived. Among those lost were Hardy Bryan Croom, his wife ...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

Justus R. Fortune v. City of Tallahassee

260676
Date
1849
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1849, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of the City of Tallahassee v. Justus R. Fortune. The case came to the state’s highest court on appeal from Leon County. It centered on the responsibility of an incorporated body, in this case the City of Tallahassee, for maintaining a public r...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

Bryan Croom v. Joseph Swan for John Oliver

260677
Date
1845
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
John Oliver was employed as an overseer on Bryan Croom’s Gadsden County plantation at Rocky Comfort. In January of 1838, Oliver, acting as an agent for Croom, sold one of Croom’s horses to Captain John Shaw of the 5th Regiment of the Florida Militia Volunteers. Oliver had guaranteed the horse wa...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

Tallahassee Railroad v. Macon

260678
Date
1859
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1859, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Tallahassee Railroad Company vs. Arthur Macon. In this case, which originated in Leon County Circuit Court, Arthur Macon sued the Tallahassee Railroad Company after his male slave Esop died while working on the railroad. Macon had apparentl...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

Jacob Summerlin v. S.S. Tyler and Wife

260679
Date
1856
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1856, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Jacob Summerlin vs. Simeon S. Tyler and Wife. In 1854, Simeon and Margaret Tyler rented a home on Forsythe Street in Jacksonville to Jacob Summerlin. According to the court documents, the rent was set at $120 per year to be paid in advance....
Lower Court
Duval County
Type
text

Edward Bradford v. A.S. Cole

260680
Date
1859
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1859, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Edward Bradford v. A.S. Cole. This case came to the high court on appeal from the Leon County Circuit Court. This case involved a petition submitted by A.S. Cole on behalf of 20 or so members of a neighborhood for the construction of a road...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

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