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Description: Horrid Massacre. JOHNSON

Date: July 12 1814

Newspaper published in: Nashville, TN

Page/Column: 2/1

On the night of the 2d inst. a party of Indians came to the house of a Mr. Jesse JOHNSON, within a mile of Reynoldsburgh, Humphries county, Ten. and murdered Mr. JOHNSON, his wife and four children, without firing a gun. They shot JOHNSON with arrows through the holes of the house; then broke in at the door with clubs, and killed him, stripped Mrs. JOHNSON & children, carried them off to the river; and there killed and threw them in. A daughter of Mr. JOHNSON'S about 10 years old, made her escape, went to Reynoldsburgh, and gave the alarm. Col JARMAN, with 60 or 70 men, went immediately in pursuit of the Indians.

The murder is supposed to have been committed by a small party of Creeks, who were on their way to join the northern tribes.


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