Monday, November 24, 2008

And the Plot Thickens...

As Jim mentioned yesterday, we have been in contact with one of our blog readers about Joseph Cocking and we have (as we've posted) come across some interesting information. Last week, we received some more. Our reader had this to say:

"I obtained the attached painting from an artist, Patricia Windrow, who said it was "Jordan's House" in Hilltop. She also said that a child living in the house had come out to watch her paint and confided that a woman was murdered in it. I paid no further attention to the story until an Aunt of mine, now deceased, recognized the house as the Jordan House and said that the man living in it killed his wife and was later hung at the Port Tobacco Bridge."

This is all very interesting information. Now we have to remember that this information came from a small child and an elderly aunt so we have to take the story with a grain of salt. However, in my experience, most familial stories come from some sort of truth, whether or not they have been elaborated upon.

What we ask of you, dear readers, is this. Does anyone recognize this painting? The house in it?
Has anyone heard of a house in Hill Top being called "Jordan's House"? The Jordan family? I will be looking through the land records and census data for a "Jordan" in Hill Top and see what I can come up with.

More on this as it comes...

- Peter

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