Richmond Times Dispatch
Richmond Times Dispatch
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Description: Taylor Under Arrest in Kentucky as Result of Trading in Mules – Bessie Swindal Married – Marshall Mullins At Death's Door

Date: April 19 1908

Newspaper published in: Richmond, VA

Page/Column: 3

Taylor Under Arrest in Kentucky as Result of Trading in Mules – Bessie Swindal Married – Marshall Mullins At Death's Door

Freeling, Va., Apr 18. William P. Taylor, formerly of this county, is in trouble in Pike County, Ky. He is under bond in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance at the next term of court. He is charged another other violations, with having purchased a span of mules, giving a mortgage on them to the seller for the price. Then he sold the mules to another party, who was ignorant of the existence of the mortgage. He took the money thus obtain, and left, going to West Virginia. Later on he came back secretly to visit his family, but the news of his return reached the authorities and he was arrested.

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Bessie, the thirteen-year-old daughter of Parson Swindal, has just been married to a man some years her senior. The parson officiated at the marriage, which took place at his dwelling, known as the Lovers' Mecca.

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Marshall Mullins, an aged man, of near Clintwood, is at death's door. He is one of the ten octogenarians of Dickenson County, who was written up with portraits, for The Times Dispatch, five years ago. The aged man has been a widower for several years. During the time of his widowhood he preferred to remain at the old homestead, where his daughter kept house for him.

Submitted: 07/24/15

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