Friday, March 9, 2018

Claim Your Ancestor #43: Futched Up

Dear Student,

Apparently your ancestor Margaret Kicklighter got in some trouble for assault and battery on a man named Henry Futch. 

As you can see, a grand jury (all male) indicted her in 1899 based on the testimony of three witnesses.

We don't know why she did it (were they in love and he broke her heart? was she being raped and fought back? I want the transcript!)

You wanted me to find something strange and interesting in your tree?

 If a woman on trial isn't interesting enough, take a peek at who the prosecutor for Liberty County happened to be.... none other than Henry P. Futch.

Please, please investigate!!