M. T. Hill

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 31, 1873, Page 2
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Bailiff John Nevells shot and fatally wounded Mr. M. T. Hill, at Kingston, on Wednesday last.  The particulars, so far as we can learn, are as follows:

The Bailiff Nevells had in his custody a desperate negro who had been arrested for burglary, and also suspected for being accessory to the burning of Capt. Roper’s stables some months since.  The negro was very insulting in his manner, and, passing Mr. Hill, began to curse him.  Hill started towards the negro to resent the insult, when Nevells ordered him to stop.  Hill continued to advance upon the negro, when Nevells deliberately pulled out his pistol and shot him in the breast, the ball ranging downward and lodging in the bowels, producing a wound from which he died the next day.

Nevells was arrested by the marshal and placed in the calaboose, but made his escape that night, and is still at large.

Both parties were married, and were highly respected by their neighbors.  The killing of Hill was pronounced by all who witnessed it as unnecessary and unprovoked, and his untimely death elicits the greatest sorrow.


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