Sidney Lascelles was one of the most accomplished swindlers and bigamists of the 19th century. So accomplished that when he died in Asheville, North Carolina in 1902, it would take years to track down someone who knew his true identity…. Read More ›
For five generations the wealthy and powerful Bigham Family controlled their community of Pamplico, South Carolina. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th century, the Bighams were associated with countless assaults and many murders. Until 1921, when one of their own murdered five family members.
Thomas Woolfolk was tried and executed for the murder of nine members of his family. The largest mass murder in Georgia history left Bibb County residents in shock. A decade after the murders, a confession would stir up a debate that’s lingered for more than 130 years. Was Thomas Woolfolk a cold blooded killer or an innocent man executed for a crime he did not commit?
Mary Elizabeth Tyler was referred to as “the heartbeat of the Klan” during a Congressional investigation of the group’s rise in the 1920s. Tyler and her business partner, Edward Clarke, used their Atlanta publicity company, Southern Publicity Association, to fuel… Read More ›