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Subject: Re: George CURRY
Date: 30 Dec 2001 01:43:25 -0700
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NEWSPAPER: Adair County News, Mar. 13, 1901
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File contributed by: Carol Moody
Some items of genealogical interest from THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
Wednesday, 13 Mar 1901
Peter BRYANT Held Over for Killing George CURRY: Last Friday morning the news reached this
town that Geo. CURRY had been killed on the evening before at the widow Cat BRYANT's about
eight miles east of Columbia near the Somerset road. Officers immediately left for the
above named place and the widow BRYANT and her 11 year-old son, Peter, were arrested and
placed in jail. The widow stated that her son killed CURRY and the boy plead guilty. Last
Monday the examining trial was held by Judge BUTLER and fifteen or twenty witnesses were
examined. The story of the killing as told by Mrs. BRYANT was corroborated by her son. She
alleged that CURRY was threatening to kill her and the boy hearing the threats fired. The
boy made similar statements and further said the he believed that CURRY meant to carry out
his threats and he shot him to save his mama. Other witnesses made statements that resulted
in holding the boy under bond of $100.00 which was given. It is indeed a sad affair. Peter
BRYANT is the youngest person ever arraigned before a court in this county for such a crime.
Mr. CURRY had made arrangements to leave for Illinois in a few days by it availed nothing.
He was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor SANDERS and his wife and one child survive.