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Abuse and Murder on the Frontier: The Trials and Travels of Rebecca Hawkins: 1800-1860
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TitleAbuse and Murder on the Frontier: The Trials and Travels of Rebecca Hawkins: 1800-1860
AbstractThis is an in-depth study of the life of Rebecca Hawkins who hired her neighbor Henry Garster to murder her husband Williamson. It covers such subjects as spousal abuse, legal procedures, slavery, and overland and steamboat travel. Garster was hung for his part, being the first legal hanging in Jackson County. Rebecca was later tried and acquitted on charges of aiding in the murder. She was later convicted on charges of poisoning, but finally pardoned by the Governor of Missouri who received numerous requests for her release.
AuthorWiliam B Bundschu
William S. Worley
Date2003
SourceAbuse and Murder on The Frontier: The Trials and Travels of Rebecca Hawkins: 1800-1860
LocationMVSC 978.02 H39Z
Page252
Local SubjectHangings
Hawkins, Williamson
Hawkins, Rebecca
Firsts
Garster, Henry
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. http://www.kclibrary.org/copy-requests
Item ID213253
CONTENTdm number12
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