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James Garner Prison Release

History of Maury: pg. 114-115, Luttrell's Gang
Jim Garner said to have been the one that killed old man Caughran at Santa Fe and burned his house.  (**Penitentiary Records show that James Garner of Maury Co. got two years for killing Mr. Caughran and setting fire to his house on 20 Jan. 1865.  The ruffians also shot his wife, but she survived.  James Caughron is buried in Cook-Caughron Cemetery on Fly Road out from Santa Fe.  Refer to "They Pased This Way.")
 


According to the obituary of James Caughron's wife, Louisa P. Witherspoon, in They Passed This Way, Vol. 2, pages 33-34:

Caughron, Mrs. Louisa, of Santa Fe, died 16 Jan, 1981, at home of her twin sister Mrs. Lucinda Younger; daughter of David and Penelope WITHERSPOON; bor 8 April, 1917 on Knob Creek; married first Wm.W. PUCKETT of Miss in 1838 - he lived a short time; married second James CAUGHRON on 5 Dec, 1850; in Jan., 1865, "some lawless desparadoes made an assault upon her and her husband, the latter they killed and they inflicted a severe wound upon her from which she never entirely recovered."; other sisters, Amanda Irwin, Mariah Kinzer; Cumberland Presbyterian for 40 years; buried in Cook-Caughron Cemetery in sight of her old home and buried between her two husbands.  Another paper dated 22 Jan, 1981 says Mrs. L.P. Caughron died 16 Dec, 1891, age 75 of paralysis.  Date should be as in first obit - 16 Jan, 1891 - this agrees with tombstone.
 
 
 
 

References:
Smith, Frank H. Frank H. Smith's history of Maury County, TN. Compiled by Maury County Hist. Soc. Columbia, the society, 1969.

Lightfoot, Marise P. and Shackelford, Evelyn B.  They Passed This Way, Volume 2, Maury County, Tennessee Death Records. Mt. Pleasant, TN, 1970

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