>Franklin Parish Murder 1887


In reading this story this morning you would think that the woman was murdered by her own sisters. 

Don’t come to any conclusions yet! If you search the LAGenWeb archives you will find another story written which makes the determination that the woman, Amanda Henderson, was the “other woman” not their sister.  Read the other part of the story here. The LAGENWEB story is written in a Georgia paper which indicates that Ed turned out his wife and another woman had moved into his home.  This made ED’s sisters, Catharine, Lothe, Viola and Louisa, very angry where the four went to Ed’s home and attempted to get the “other woman” to leave.  A fight ensued and ED killed his sister, Louisa, while defending Amanda,  ED’s mistress. The mistress, Mandy or Amanda, was stabbed to death by ED’s sister Catherine. Thomas escaped. Two women died, both ED’s sisters.  The transcription concludes with, “Thomas succeeded in making good his escape.”


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