Pague, John William - returns to Georgia 1901 article

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a eZ s-Hiner s-Hiner p-- ,-hpiees to '! eon- TOOK ANEW NAME. i "Bunk Banks" of Tennessee Rezssumes His True Name: J.B. Payne and Re- Re- turns to His Old Home.AugusIa. Humboldt, Tenn., Xov. 28. For 25 years n man has lived on a farm near here by the name of "liunk Banks' He married in the neighborhood a year or two after he came here and has two children. In 1SS9 his wife died. Now he announces that his name is J. it. I'ngue, and that at the trme of his location in West Tenn essee he was a fugitive from justice. He Fays he killed three negroes in Georgia and South Carolina. He further further announced that his first wife was still living in Augusta, (ia.. ami that he was making preparations to return to his o!d home. Pague lived in Augusta, Ga.. in 1873. In the municipal campaign of 1873, when every man went with his hand on his pistol. Pague was one ii me oi incmai wfrer frr th Dem ocratic ticket, and at the polling place at which he was stationed he challenged challenged a. neirro voter. 4 nimi-roi nimi-roi nimi-roi fol lowed, in which shots were exchanged exchanged between himself and the negroes, resulting in two of the latter being killed outright. Pague escaped unhurt. unhurt. He lied to Snulh Cd rn litia ami while sleeping in the hay loft of a barn he was iuirrnnmwl lv nimi-,w,u nimi-,w,u nimi-,w,u who had followed to capture him. Pasrue opened fire with n ri4 vniin.r our negro ami making nis escape. 11 Fearing to return to bid his wife and children adieu, and, realizing that South CaroliTia was then totally under under negro domination, 'he came to Tennessee. Soon after his settlement here he heard what he believed trustworthy news that his wife and child were (lead, and he determined to settle nermanentlv hri T.ntii ha again. His wife and cnild, however, cre not enn, ana snort time ago he ienmed tihe trnfti nnrt Hotni-m.inn1 Hotni-m.inn1 Hotni-m.inn1 to return -to -to thorn. He wrote' to his wire, who was living at Spartanburg, Si C; nd she besought him to return. return. : ; ' . -. -. ; With his children by his second wiie, ne nas started tor Augusta. A

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  1. The Greenville News,
  2. 01 Dec 1901, Sun,
  3. Page 7

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