In his 1938 book “A Narrative History of Wise County, Virginia” Charles A Johnson asks these questions.
The Judge and Jury are seated in the Courtroom as the first witness is called to the stand. Robert Mullins will testify on what he discovered on May 14, 1892.
In the beginning, before, during, and after the trial very little official information was ever given to the local population.
Clifton Branham caused a lot of trouble in the mountains of Kentucky and Virginia. Even if he did or did not kill Henry Vanover, many others would die in his wake.