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Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Case of Hogg Smith #georgiapioneers #ancestors


The Case of Hog Smith

The case of James "Hog" Smith concerned a Cherokee accused who was convicted for the killing James Graves in Walker County. Graves was the sheriff of Walker County, and fearing that a mob might overpower his small force, asked Cass County to house the Cherokee. During October of 1834, the death sentence of &Hog" Smith was upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court. Thus, the Indian was removed from the Cassville jail under heavy guard to Murray County, where he was executed. There are a number of cases which may be read about in the Georgia Reports and an assortment of books.

Old Cass County Records (also see Bartow County) available on Georgia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Index to Marriages 1837 to 1843
Cass County Marriages and Minutes of the Court
  • Cass County Minutes of the Court 1839-1853
  • Lackey, Robert, LWT, transcription (1839) 

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