Deposition Michael Cupps, Nancy Smith on Indian killings Greene County Georgia

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Date April 23, 1793
Author Name Michael Cupps (primary) Location: Greene County Georgia
Recipient Name Esquire Elihu Lyman (primary) Location: Greene County Georgia
Summary Extract from deposition taken from files of William Urquhart, given by Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith to Elihu Lyman Esquire, justice of peace Greene County Georgia. Cupps was near the Oconee 22 April, heard gunshots; says he saw about 30 Indians massacring Richard Thresher, two children, negro wench. Wife with infant ran into river. Woman sustained scalping, multiple gunshot and tomahawk wounds, died 24 hours later. Infant found drowned. Nancy Smith said number of Indians 100.
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Related Persons/Groups William Urquhart; Michael Cupps; Nancy Smith; Elisha Lyman Esquire justice of peace; Indians; Richard Thresher; children; negro wench; ;
Related Places Greene County Georgia; Oconee;
Keywords tomahawk; guns; murder; ;
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