I first learned about the nature of my Great-Grandfather's death about 20 years ago. I found newspaper accounts from both the Lexington Herald and Lexington Leader. I also found an article about the incident in the New York Times (click to read article). I learned that Thomas's son, Luther, was present at the shooting and could have played a role in the shooting.
|Thomas Southworth's Grave|
I thought the story was over until about a month ago when a teacher friend, Jean Hardy, showed me an article about the incident and new information about the "Double Murder in Stamping Ground, Kentucky".
This has inspired me to find out more about what happened that September night in 1899. As I investigate the new evidence over the coming months, I am going to use this blog site to share my findings. This could be the ultimate "Cold Case".