Posted By:Linda Baker
Subject:Killing of Sharecropper - 22 Jun 1917
Post Date:July 11, 2004 at 18:50:17
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Forum:Kaufman County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I've been searching for death info on my grandfather James Monroe (Monrow, M.W.) Williamson who was born 1870 in GA. I was told the story that he had land and sharecroppers and found out that a son on one of his sharecroppers did some work for someone else. When Monroe found out he headed to that family's home. The father of the boy met Monroe at the door and shot and killed him on 22 June 1917. I was told this took place in Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co TX. Monroe is buried in New Salem Cemetery near Terrell, TX. He was married to Rebecca Ann Hisaw, and they raised their family in Kaufman Co, TX I have researched some Historical Newspaper Sites but have not any success. If anyone has any info, please contact me -