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Re: Philip Duty
Posted by: HRHJWNII (ID *****5722) Date: August 08, 2003 at 20:58:21
In Reply to: Re: Philip Duty by William C. Duty of 872

Interesting story! Phillip and Sarah had a daughter, Margaret Ann who married 4 times (Alexander Russell, John D. Black, William Cocke Young, and John Pope Long). William C. Young was killed on 16 Oct 1862 and this led to more people being hung. It had been halted a few days earlier with only 7 hung for being part of a secret society. This was called the Great Hanging at Gainesville. After his murder the hangings increased because his son, James, went after all the alleged members personally and hung them. James even killed a writer from a Sherman paper who wrote that he approved of Young's murder (E. Junious Foster). The last 3 husbands are all buried on Margaret's vast land in Cooke County in a cemetery known as "Black". I may have to make a trip to Dallas and search out these aricles/books you mention. I'm trying to find where all these people are buried. A bunch went unclaimed for fears they would be hung but many did get claimed. I only know where 4 are buried out of over 40.

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