The article above was published in The Murphy Scout on February 4, 1908, and refers to Jephthah Joab "Jep" McDonald, son of James "Jim" Lewis McDonald* and Jemima "Mima" Lavina Deaton* of Hanging Dog, Cherokee CO, NC.
*maternal great-great-great-grandparents of Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge who researched, found, and uploaded this article to this website.
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