Prince William County, Virginia is rich in history. Formed in 1731, it was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II. This blog is intended as a place for descendants and researchers of PWCo families to find and share information.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Tombstone Tuesday: Richard and Lucy (Keys) Cornwell
Woodbine Church Cemetery Photo by C.G.Lynn
May 17, 1889
August 26, 1950
July 30, 1877
May 21, 1948
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Richmond Times Dispatch
August 28, 1950
THREE ARE HELD IN MAN'S DEATH NEAR MANASSAS
Manassas, Va., Aug. 27 -- State and county officers early today found the beaten body of Richard Cornwell, about 60, at his home seven miles south of here.
Three persons later were arrested and charged with murder. They were identified by Commonwealth's Attorney Stanley A. Owens as Richard Watson, Andrew Cornwell and Mrs. Mary Watson, all of Prince William County.
Owens said Cornwell apparently died of the effects of a beating he suffered yesterday during an altercation with the arrested trio. The prosecutor said he had asked for an autopsy to determine the definite cause of Cornwell's death.
Owens said he was told by Harvey Cornwell, a brother of the dead man who lived in the house with him, that the victim had been struck during a fight with Watson, Andrew Cornwell and Mrs. Watson.