Category: Crimes and Criminals

M. B. “Doc” Taylor (1836-1893)

For some reason, many papers of the era list him as "C. H. 'Doc' Taylor."…

Killer Politics

November 3 of 1903, was Election Day in Scott County, Virginia. The battle started before…

Jim Wright (?-Sep. 8, 1902)

"Bad" Jim Wright¬†(?-Sep. 8, 1902) was an outlaw from Hancock County, Tennessee, serving a life…

International Espionage in Kingsport

We watch the dramatic portrayals of international espionage routinely in movies and on television. James…

E. C. Denton is Pardoned

E. C. Denton was convicted of stealing a mule in Pickens County, South Carolina. The…

Charles Mead (?-1909)

Charles Mead (?-1909) Mead was a mountain desperado who robbed and murdered J. Parker, of…

Oliver Vermillion and the Bleeding Bones

In the 1820s, Oliver Vermillion was a wealthy resident of Scott County, Virginia, who lived…

Accidents and Events 1867-1930

This is a list of notable accidents and events that occurred in the Tri-Cities region:…

A Victorian “Wicked Attraction”

The tale of Dr. John Baker and Mrs. Margaret Gilmer began long before their infamy.…