“Aunt” Harriet Yarbrough

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
March 21, 1895, Page 1
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A horrible Death

An old Negro woman Found in Cabin

She was burned to a Crisp

Had been dead three days before being found—A coroner’s jury pronounces the death accidental

“Aunt” Harriet Yarbrough, an old colored woman living in a cabin on the farm of Mr. J. J. Yarbrough, in the Euharlee district, this county, met a most horrible death last week.  She lived alone about five hundred yards from Mr. Yarbrough’s house, in a rather isolated locality. It was nothing unusual for her to stay around home four or five days at a time without seeing a human face.

Sunday night old Mr. Yarbrough dreamed that the old woman was dead and Monday morning sent his son up to her house to see how she was getting along. He found her lying on the floor dead. Her body was horribly burned, and partly burned clothing was lying near by. A most reasonable supposition is that she had been dead about three days.

Coroner Walton was notified and on Tuesday empanelled a jury of inquisition. After diligent investigation a verdict of death by accidental burning was rendered.




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