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A Lost Chapter: The Reverend Thomas L. Kennedy

His story has been all but lost in history, but the travails of the Reverend Thomas L. Kennedy are a lost chapter no more.

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The town square of Elberton, Georgia, circa 1898. It would have looked much like this in November 1894 when a mob hanged William Patrick “Binks” Henry in effigy.

Georgia On My Mind

 Around Georgia …

The Vidalia Onion Festival, Vidalia Georgia        April 23-26


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“Back when … “

   Death Comes to “the meanest man in Georgia.”

In the years after the Civil War, William Henry Mattox rose to a position of great wealth and political power. Along with that, he carried a reputation for almost barbarous cruelty … but an ignominious death would be what he would be remembered for the most.

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