Posted By:Vanessa Dumrauf
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Subject:ROBERT "ALLEN" COULTER MURDERED 1900 POCAHONTAS CO
Post Date:August 20, 2002 at 14:00:56
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Forum:Pocahontas County, WV Genealogy Forum
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Last week my cousin and I spent a whole day doing research in the Pocahontas Co courthouse and McClintic Library. A very successful and enjoyable day. We learned that out great great grandfather's brother, Robert"Allen" Coulter, was murdered in 1900. According to the article in the Pocahontas Times, he was shot while in his barn and at the time they believed his grandson, Edward Coulter, was the killer. Later newspaper reports say that the charges against young Edward were dropped but we could find nothing more on this incident. The original article states that Allen had previously gone through a messy divorce and was remarried (something we didn't know). Also didn't know he had a grandson. We are assuming this grandson, born 1879, was the illegitimate son of Allen's daughter, Luella Coulter Underwood. He is buried next to his mother in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Does anyone know anything about Allen Coulter, his daughter Luella Coulter Underwood who was married to Michael Moses Underwood, Belle Smith Rider who was Allen's second wife, or Edward Coulter, Allen's grandson who died in 1920, unmarried as of the 1920 census? Also would like to know what happened to Allen's first wife, Sabina Frances White and their other daughter, Bertie Eliza Coulter born 1874. Can anyone help??