Lee Co., MSGenWeb: Richard S. Barnum Murder

Richard S. Barnum Murder

Submitted by Peggy Horton

From: THE ATHENS POST (Athens, Limestone Co, AL) - January 8, 1875

Printed in the LATE NEWS SUMMARY column:

SOUTH.

"On the night of the 2d inst., RICHARD S. BARNUM, of Lee county, Miss., his wife and two children and a little negro boy were murdered and their bodies consumed with the building. Such of the remains as could be found were taken to West Point for interment. Intense excitement prevails there, but no clue to the murderers."