Descendants of two families of
and Bedford had personal interests in marking several farmland gravesites that they knew of that had only stones, no names. One grave opened up an old murder mystery of community legend. This “ghost story” and mystery went from absolutely no evidence to full documentation of a murder inquiry, depositions, tax cases, and estate settlements and yet no one was ever charged with the murder. Moore Counties
· How to use county bound volumes and loose county case files effectively.
· How to use indexes and community names to focus in on the specific individual wished to be studied.
· How to use the “unexpected” records, district tax records, maps, and other techniques to add clues to accuracy of community history.
· Finally how to “gently” tell the story of documentation of unsolved crimes when families still live near one another in a community
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