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Murder For Hoarded Gold Cuyuga County NY - 1905

 
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Interesting historical story of unsolved murder for hoarded wealth in NY. Discovered doing genealogical research. Follow the link at bottom. Some interesting mentions of bank failures in the article as well.

Here's the backstory.

The murdered man (Robert Kidney) was my great great uncle. Robert in turn was the great grandson of John Kidney who immigrated from St John's Parish Barbados and who married a dutch woman in Albany NY in 1698. So the Kidney's have been in NY since British colonial days. Records show John in turn was the great grandson of Walter Kidney born in Great Britain and who ran afoul of the English judicial system and departed the port of Bristol in 1658 to serve 6 years as an indentured servant in the colony at Virginia. John wound up actually going to the colony in the West Indies instead. Apparently he did alright and lived in Barbados the rest of his life. His will is recorded in Barbados and he left property to his son and grandsons. In fact, I'd say whatever John did to earn six years indentured servitude was probably a stroke of good luck. In any case, he fared better than his descendant Robert who met an unhappy end many years later as explained here.

Hope you enjoy the story, Windmiller.

https://www.syracuse.com/living/202...h-an-ax.html
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What a tragic tale, Windmiller. A very sad set of circumstances.And it happened to one of your relatives. What a story.
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 Posted 11/30/2022  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good read, thanks!
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Interesting and always enjoy reading up on historical things, thanks for sharing.
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Good story, thanks.
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Pretty interesting read. Thx for posting!
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