Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In MEMORY of John R. Bell

The family of John R. Bell apparently MEMORIALIZED him as
 the victim of a murder when he and his son, John A. Bell,
 were killed in a shootout on the streets of Cahawba in 1856.

 The three other  men involved were exonerated in court,
 but the Bell Family declared via the inscription on his tombstone:
 "No murderer hath eternal life abiding in him."

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4 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Great historical post and photo ~ thanks,

Wishing you a delightful week ~ ^_^

Melody Steenkamp said...

I guess it all is a matter of perspective on one hand and opinions about guilt on the other

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William Kendall said...

It would seem they were holding onto a grudge, right or wrong.

Roger Owen Green said...

Pained history
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