Jesse Cain

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 2, 1890 page 4
Transcribed by:  

A Negro Killed
Jesse Cain Shot Down by His Brother-In-Law.

Jesse Cain, alias Jesse Bryan, a colored man, was shot by his brother-in-law, Ben Jones, last Saturday noon. The weapon used was an old army musket. Jesse Cain died the next day.

The killing was the result of a quarrel between the two. Cain threatened to kill Jones and at the time had a stick and a knife in his hands. The latter ran into the house and the former threw several rocks at him. Seizing an old musket Jones went to the window and shot Cain.

Coroner Patterson held an inquest over the remains, the verdict being that it was justifiable homicide.

Immediately after the shooting Jones disappeared and has not been seen since.


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