Jones Accidentally Kills Friend Shaw, 1816, Wake County, NC

American Recorder 1816

August 23, 1816 (American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 2nd page)

Distressing Accident.—A few days ago two young man [sic], Jones & Shaw, both of Wake county, were amusing themselves in shooting squirrels, on their return home Jones’s gun accidentally fired and its contents were lodged in the right breast of Shaw, who expired of the wound the next day. The two young men were nearly related, and had been from their infancy very friendly—Shaw lived long enough to express his perfect conviction of its being an accident.
Ral. Star.

 

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