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Re: Simpson Co. Jaynes Bridge Hanging
Posted by: Judith McNair (ID *****2625) Date: October 04, 2013 at 19:46:10
In Reply to: Simpson CO. or Jaynes Bridge Hanging search by Karen Flowers of 356

This posting is a little late, but I think the hanging at Jaynes Bridge needs a little more explanation.

A local story attributed to Miles Cook states two Miley boys were hanged at Jaynes Bridge in 1865. This is a fascinating story, but is not true, at least insofar as the names of the two hanged. The two Mileys reportedly hanged (Oliver W. and Hilliard) were still alive and were listed in the 1870 and 1880 censuses. Charles Hilliard and family moved to TX and appear in 1880 TX census while Oliver was in 1880 Jefferson Co., MS. SOMEone may have been hanged at Jaynes Bridge, but it was neither Oliver nor Hiliard Miley.

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