By James Pylant
Softcover (2008, revised 2010), 246 pp. + xii, illus., indexed.
She's not the woman I thought she was."
But this shocking, bloody saga began 50 years earlier . . .
Beautiful, vivacious Samantha Jones had a penchant for dangerous men. Her teenage marriage to gambler Amos Smith ended when he was gunned down in a hit orchestrated by his wife’s alleged lover, who was lynched. The widow then married the abusive Bill Olds, who was later arrested for theft, forgery and murder.
Violence stalked the next generation when Samantha’s daughter, Maggie Olds, was twice widowed with the brutal murders of her second and fourth husbands. Yet Maggie’s unfortunate choice for a fifth husband, F. M. Snow, led to a gruesome, triple tragedy.
In Blood Legacy: The True Story of the Snow Axe Murders, James Pylant delves into family history and sheds new light on a tale of twenty shocking deaths fueled by greed, insanity and revenge.
Brief genealogies are included for the Snow, Rushing, Jones, Smith, Connally, and Polston families.
"From hits to lynchings to black widows, this chronicle proves endlessly intriguing." The Midwest Book Review
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