As with many controversial cases in history, rumors of a curse emerged in the years following the trial and execution. Some people claim it was Walling’s curse, because he was innocent, and some claim it was Jackson’s for the same reason.
Cassard was a notable community in 1938, around 10 miles west of Kingsport, Tennessee. This Scott County region had a number of unique features, including the Pennsylvania Glass plant and a Swedish mission. It was shaken to its foundation on August 3, when the body of 14-year-old Willie Mae Gentry was found.