Mr. Webb Williams

The Free Press Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

February 2, 1882, Page 3

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The Murder in Dawson County.

We find in the Constitution of yesterday morning the following from Canton Georgia, under the date of the 30th ult:

Deputy Sheriff Wilford, of Forsyth county, and Messrs. Pruett and Edwards, of Dawson county, came into town late this evening in search of one Taylor, alias several names, who early last Friday morning shot and killed Mr. Webb Williams at some mine near the line of Dawson, Cherokee and Forsyth counties….The murderer called Taylor above, is not his name.  If he be the person we understand him to be, it is Fred Koehler (pronounced Kalyor) who has lived around Cartersville for several years.  He had but recently served out a year in the chain-gang.  We understand he was seen near Bartow iron works on Tuesday evening last.  Officers are here on the lookout for him.  It is said he carried with him the rifle with which he committed the murder.


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