Monday, November 3, 2014

Thriller Thursday: Amos Franklin Haun

Just came across this little tidbit while digging deep into my distant cousin ancestors:

Amos Franklin Haun

Born: 18 September 1848
Died: 28 March 1873

Killed in Washington, D.C., by an employee of his family who robbed him of the money from the sale of a flock of sheep. His daughter, Alice, was born 7 months after his death. The man who killed him was hanged for his crime.

Amos had just married Elizabeth "Bettie" Clarinda Hisey just 2 years earlier, on the 24th of December, 1871. Bettie Hisey Haun never remarried, and raised her daughter in the Shenandoah County homes of her sisters, according to the censuses. 

Amos and Bettie's daughter, Alice Nellie Haun was born on 28 October 1873. She married James Madison Hill, as his 2nd wife, after his first wife died. Alice Haun Hill died on 11 December 1953.