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Dan Mims Obit "The Bradley County Telegraph" March 9, 1900

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Dan Mims Obit "The Bradley County Telegraph" March 9, 1900

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Classification: Obituary
Thought someone might be interested in reading this obit. I am not kin just found it and thought I would share.

A Young Farmer and His Babe Victims of Two Assassins
A double murder was committed about ten miles from Hazlehurst, Georgia Monday night about dark by two young negroes named Butler Goosby, age 18, and his brother Numan Goosby age 15. They called at the residence of Mr. Dan Mims and stopped and were hired to chop cotton, he having agreed to give them employment. They both had axe handles with them and as soon as it was dark Mr. Mims went outside and one of the negroes knocked him down. They cut his throat and stabbed him in the eyes. Mrs. Mims on hearing the disturbance rushed out to her husband and was also knocked down. The negroes thinking they had killed her turned their attention to Mr. Mims, thereby giving Mrs. Mims time to escape. Mrs. Mims had her baby in her arms at the time of the attack and the shock of the fall injured the baby and it has since died while Mrs. Mims is seriously hurt and chances for her recovery are exceedingly poor. The coroner held an inquest and the Deputy Sheriff with a large posse of men and bloodhounds began scouring the woods in every direction hunting for the murderers.The motive for the murders is supposed to have been robbery and criminal assault. Mims was a young man, the son of John T. Mims one of the most substantial and highly respected farmers in Appling County. Mims had been married a little over one year.

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