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Re: George Middleton Clarkston
Posted by: Kay Inman Date: November 29, 2001 at 14:55:20
In Reply to: Re: George Middleton Clarkston by Beth Hancock Cross of 112

George's death was documented (briefly) in two books, both regarding "The Lost State of Franklin" (now known as Jonesboro TN). Fact: He was hanged there on April 13 1787. There the absolutes end and the rest gets muddy. One source indicates he was tried and hanged with UNUSUAL speed to set an example, but the exact crime was never documented to my satisfaction.

There were reportedly several close connections to Sevier (later Gov of TN), some said to be by direct lineage, some said to be only by marriage, ... that the act was more political than judicially motivated.

The most prevalent family lore states that George's crime was killing his son-in-law (unnamed). Said s-i-l's wife (unnamed), being George's daughter. If this is true and George had a married daughter AND a son born 1785-1787, then George's age would be probably closer to ca 1740 than the original est of ca 1760.

Does that clear up anything?
K


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