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a lynching in Roane County 1863
I'm thinking of writing a novel based loosely on a lynching that took place in Roane County, TN about 1863. The man who was murdered was blamed for the shooting of a white man named Azariah Cooper, a distant ancestor of mine.
The man who was lynched was apparently a slave of Cooper's neighbor and the story that's told is that he had a "romantic interest" in one of
I'm in contact with the state archives and have found some letters from the Cooper family but