James Roberson & Mollie Roberson v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James Roberson & Mollie Roberson v. State
Case Date: 
1871
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Unlawful Cohabitation

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
16
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiffs in error are accused of cohabitating together as man and wife where James is a man of mix ancestor and referred to as a "negro mulatto," and Mollie is a white woman. The document notes that James is of mixed blood descended from a third generation inclusive. The plaintiffs in error are sentenced to two years in jail. Dan Bryan and B.B. Bell are witnesses in this and another cohabitation case located in ET 1217.