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Amos W. Hammonds, Jr.

the Spalding County GAGenWeb Project

Empire State - Spalding County Georgia April 16, 1856

Our readers will remember the horrible death of Amos W. Hammond, Jr., who was found on the morning of Christmas last, affixed to the cow catcher of the passenger engine of the Macon & Western Railroad. We stated in our notice of the affair that suspicions were afloat that the young man had been foully dealt with. Nothing, however definite at that time could be proven and the matter has remained to the present a mystery to those who believed otherwise, than that his death was the result of an accident. At length, however, after the lapse of three months, the question of young Hammond's death has been revived. We learn that a woman by the name of Taylor appeared before the Grand Jury on Tuesday, and charged two men, by the name of Taylor and Harrison, and a woman by the name of Davis with the murder of Hammond. We have not learned the nature of her testimony, it was sufficient, however to induce the Grand Jury to find true bills against all the parties. The woman Davis, has been arrested, Taylor succeeded in escaping, after being shot at by the Sheriff. Harrison we learn is in jail at Chattanooga.

The entire matter will soon undergo the investigation of a regular trial, when we will inform our readers of the result.

Atlanta Intelligency.

Week of April 16,1856

File contributed by Don Bankston October 24, 2005




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