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March 25, 2021 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part XI

Courtesy Alexandria Gazette.

Need to catch up? Click here to begin the series: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part I

On May 14, 1913, the widely-read Alexandria Gazette reported on the murder in its section “NEWS OF THE OLD DOMINION.” The article came from Farmville and, once again, more details were added to the story of the killing of Meade Hanes. Recapitulation was inevitable, informing readers new to the event. The article began:

Further details of the killing of Meade Hanes, 16 years old, by Mott Robertson Glover, 30 years old, on the farm of the boy’s father, Supervisor J. B. Hanes, near Well Water, Buckingham County, were received here, when it was learned that the slayer hurried to jail to escape injury at the hands of the enraged relatives and friends of the victim.

Glover seems to be of a quiet temperament and has had little to say concerning his crime since he was locked up. Immediately after killing the boy last Monday afternoon, Glover jumped upon his horse and rode as fast as possible to the Buckingham county jail, fearing that he would meet his victim’s father unless he was placed in prison before the meeting of the board of supervisors, which the parent was attending adjourned.

Mr. Hanes was not informed of his son’s tragic death until after Glover was placed in jail. From best information obtainable it seems that Glover killed the boy while suffering from a fit of jealousy. Meade Hanes and the Glover were in love with the same girl. Meade’s love seemed to be reciprocated by the girl.

The slayer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Glover, of Buckingham County, and the nephew of R. G. Glover, of Lynchburg. He spends much of his time in prison smoking cigarette[s] and saying that he regrets his act which has placed him in such a bad plight.

This is the first mention that Mott Glover was pursued by members of the Hanes family. Also, now we understand that the “good roads meeting” previously mentioned in reports was held by the county’s Board of Supervisors, which included J. B. Hanes.

Coming Next: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part XII

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  1. Joanne Yeck / Mar 25 2021 7:27 am

    I agree! We can imagine Mott Glover nervously smoking his cigarettes in his jail cell. Since the report came from Farmville, the Gazette may have gleaned details from The Farmville Herald.

  2. kellvnp / Mar 25 2021 7:04 am

    Interesting that the Alexandria Gazette had additional details. The “smoking cigarette[s]” detail is interesting too!

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