Sheriff Sweeney recognized the escapee immediately, but the fugitive had no intention of giving up without first playing three lies and a truth.
Truth Be Told…
Cousin Cap didn't die in the San Francisco Earthquake, contrary to family legend. But was he hiding a few more secrets? He absolutely was.
The Legend of Cousin Cap
It was the family legend that couldn't be ignored, but was it true? Did cousin Cap really die in the San Francisco earthquake?
A Bluer Shade of Gray
Family members thought Confederate soldier William H. Baugh was killed in action during the Civil War. If that was true, how did he contact his brother almost fifty years later, and why was he collecting a Union pension?
Her name was changed in Philadelphia, and other tall tales
One in ten Americans can claim membership in the Irish heritage demographic, and our immigrant ancestors all have amazing stories to tell. But certain ancestors sure do make it difficult to find those stories!
John B. Williamson wasn't the type to wait around and hope. On a cold winter night in 1870, he took action, he helped, and he paid with his life. And had it not been for a single spelling alteration, I might never have found him at all.
Ten Days in April
Faced with tough choices as the Civil War raged just outside his front door, Everett Baugh persevered, and he stayed. But why? Why, indeed.