“Fiendish Murder” (Thomas Whitlock Thaxton, 1869 Wilkes Co., Ga.)

In 1869, Thomas Whitlock Thaxton (son of Peter Thaxton and Rhoda Nichols, grandson of James Thaxton and Sarah Watts, great-grandson of James Thaxton and Elizabeth Clark) was ambushed and killed in an apparent case of mistaken identity.  From the Macon (Ga.) Weekly Telegraph, 09 Apr 1869:

and the Macon Weekly Telegraph, 13 Aug 1869:

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