Sunday, November 10, 2013

Black Sheep Sunday: L. N. ("Rhoda") Fewell

Lucian N. "Rhoda/Rhodie" Fewell, who was acquitted in Prince William County for the murder of James Clark in the Brentsville jail, eventually moved to New Mexico.  It appears that trouble was never very far behind.

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)
January 9, 1888

Items from Piedmont Virginia ... Rhoda Fewell, of Prince William County, who killed a man in that county, is reported to have killed several in his new home, New Mexico, and lies in jail awaiting trial for his last homicidal episode.

New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM)
April 21, 1893

The Justice Mill.  L. N. Fewell and Geo. Doty became involved in an altercation over the job driving one of Patterson & Co's night hacks, night before last, and Doty made his revolver serve as a club.  He was arrested on the charge of assault with intent to kill, and to-day Squire Garcia placed him under $300 bonds for appearance before the district court and $200 bonds to keep the peace.

New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM)
March 2, 1894

I desire to inform the public that Mr. L. N. Fewell, better known as "Pistol John," is no longer in my employ.  He has purchased one bus and one hack from Val. Schick, but has nothing to do with my barn whatever.  Thos. A. Herlow.

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