Jacob Terrell

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
August 2, 1877, Page 3
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The Death of Jacob Terrell at the Hands of Samuel Wilmot.

On yesterday morning the news reached town that Jacob Terrell, a colored boy, had come to his death at the hands of Sam Wilmot, another colored boy, on the farm of Mr. W. L. Rowland, a few miles form town.  Coroner Mull being in town, at once summoned a jury and proceeded to the scene of death on an extra train on the Rockmart railroad.

The jury was composed of Messrs. W. G. Dobson, J. M. Young, M. D. John P. Anderson, C. F. Stephens, S. F. Milam, G. Harwell and George A. Pattillo.  After examination, the coroner’s jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death from a wound received at the hand of Samuel Wilmot, it having been inflicted by a shoe knife in the left breast, entering the heart.

It appears that the boy Terrell had been taking watermelons from the accused, which, falling out, resulted in a quarrel and the homicide.

The boy killed is said to have been about eighteen years of age, and his assailant was only fourteen.  As the matter must go to judicial trial we will say no more.


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