Monday, May 20, 2013

1887 Tennessee Conference Mobocracy.

Sensational Scene in a Meeting--
Manifestation of Mobocracy.
Lawrence County, Tenn.,
September 17th, 1887

Editor Deseret News, from A. L. Fuller

Yesterday’s comment from Dale on an earlier blog post here led me to locate the mentioned newspaper article.

Dale's commentI found this post through Amy's blog. Asahel  L. Fuller is my great grandfather. As clerk of the West Tennessee Conference, he wrote an account of this incident to the editor of the Deseret News. Fuller's account is much more detailed than the above. He gives the location as Wolf Creek, Lawrence County, Tenn.

I agree with Dale, his Great Grandfather Fuller’s Deseret News account is much more detailed. Since I was able to locate it, I have included it here for any interested. Click on the image to enlarge.

Elder Fuller's closing sentence is very interesting: "We desire to make special mention of sisters Hattie Blackburn and V. E. Grimes , who showed more courage than all the men present in quieting the mobocrats."

Note: Further information on this occurrence has been posted by The Ancestor Files and  the Amateur Mormon Historian.