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May 6, 2021 / Joanne Yeck

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

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

The June 9, 1913 article printed in Richmond’s Times-Dispatch also capitalized on the strong statewide interest in the upcoming trial of Mott Glover in Maysville (Buckingham Court House).

There is still much interest being manifested in the trial of Mott Glover, which will take place at Buckingham Courthouse on June 19. There are various reports in circulation as to the plea which the accused will make and the defense which his attorneys will bring forward, but it is thought now that the formal plea of insanity will certainly be made. Reports say the prisoner exhibits signs of insanity in his cell in the Buckingham jail, though these reports are not verified by officials. H. D. Flood, Sands Gayle and others will defend Glover, while Attorney Hubard will be assisted in the prosecution by Aubrey E. Stroud, of Lynchburg. The trial will be as largely attended, probably, as any trial ever held in Buckingham County. Judge Hundley’s illness will more than likely prevent his trying the case. If so, the governor will designate another to occupy the bench upon that occasion.

Following this surprising news that Judge Hundley might not hear the case, the article continued, closing with news about the railroad:

There is great dissatisfaction expressed throughout this county on the account of the change in schedule of Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad on its James River division. Mail and passengers now do not reach Arvonia or Dillwyn until late afternoon, though they leave Richmond at 10 A. M. It is thought the railroad company will be asked to allow the morning train to come up the branch line as soon as the morning Richmond train leaves Bremo, not waiting for the Clifton Forge and Lynchburg train, which arrives at 2 o’clock, and is often late. A largely attended meeting, called to protest against the schedule was held at Dillwyn on Thursday of this week.

Beyond the scope of the trial of Mott Glover, from weather to railroads, there was a lot going on in Buckingham County!

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

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  1. Timothy J Scovill / Jun 8 2021 11:02 am

    Have you ever reviewed the murder of Mrs Bessie Jackson. In her advanced age, eighties, she was a treasure trove of local history and as such a great loss without the benefit of recording her historical knowledge

    • Joanne Yeck / Jun 8 2021 1:31 pm

      Timothy,

      Thanks for your comment. I am not aware of the murder of Mrs. Bessie Jackson. Please feel free to share more here.

      Joanne

  2. Joanne Yeck / May 6 2021 12:21 pm

    Indeed!

  3. kellvnp / May 6 2021 8:38 am

    There was a lot going on!

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