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Mrs. Sarah L. Thurmond

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June 1856

Mrs. Sarah L. Thurmond drowned herself in the Oconee River at this place, last Tuesday night.   We are informed that she was driven to the rash deed by the cruelty of her husband, John Thurmond. They had been separated some time ago, and it has been a struggle between them ever since, who should have the children.  He succeeded in carrying one of them off, and it was thought that he was in town Tuesday, awaiting an opportunity of getting the other. This coming to Mrs. Thurmond we suppose, drove her to desperation.  Her body was found yesterday morning. We are indebted to Capt. Dorsey, the Marshall, for the above facts.  Southern Banner.

Empire State Spalding County

Week of June 21, 1856

File contributed by:
Don Bankston, June 11, 2006


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