Laurel Branch Cemetery

There is a quaint beautiful chapel that sits quietly at the bottom edge of the very well kept up cemetery. This is Laurel Branch Cemetery.

Doc’s Gun


Doc’s Gun. Doctor Marshal Benton Taylor’s rifle is of utmost importance as it is often told that the jury had a question about the gun and ultimately it would be the rifle and the testimony about it that would be used to find him guilty however when we look into the testimony about the rifle, […]

Janes Identity Problem


Jane’s Identity Problem. The Following article is partly fiction, this is because as Charles A Johnson tells us in his book, at the time of the trial it was customary for only the testimony of the witness to be recorded. This means that from the answers given, we must try to resolve the questions that […]

Doc Taylor man on the run

Doc Taylor

Doc Taylor, man on the run.   We are often led to believe, that Doc Taylor and the Fleming’s were the suspects from the moment the bodies were found, and that they had went into hiding immediately after the shooting. Yet this is simply not true, it would be nearly three weeks before they became the […]

Henry Vanover

Henry Vanover

The Story of Henry Vanover… Henry Vanover was born in 1835 to Daniel and Nancy Vanover, During the Civil War he served as a private with the Union Army and after the war the government deeded him 900 acres of land for his service which was approximately 2 miles down the Elkhorn Creek from the […]

Janes Custody

Jane Mullins

The Pound Gap Massacre happened on the 14th of May 1892, it would be the 19th before Jane told Serah Blevins that Doc Taylor, and the Fleming brothers had been the ones to attack them.

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Books 3

During the re-sentencing Doc Taylor’s lawyers tried to have him declared insane, however Judge Morison noticed Taylor giving advice to his attorney

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Robert Bruce

The Commonwealth Attorney sought a new indictment based upon a statement written by him, and signed by Jane Mullins

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Doc Taylor & The Fleming Bros.

The greatest shock of all was who the suspects were, Dr MB Taylor and the Flemming bros Henan & Cal