January 13 1879 Subpoena (Trial of a G. W. McKinney for the murder of Nimrod Shaw)
THE TRIAL OF A G. W. MCKINNEY FOR MURDER.
While researching my George W. McKINNEY, I came upon a George W. MCKINNEY who was tried for murder in Fort Smith ARK 1879. Subpoenas are served for support for him to some individuals in Carroll and Ray Counties MO. I have found there is a George W. MCKINNEY, b. 1839, in the Carroll Co. census in 1870, b. MO., and though I’ve no proof I am assuming this may be the George W. McKINNEY who was on trial for murder. He isn’t my ancestor. I’m placing this material online as I have it and may as well make it available.
January 13 1879 Subpoena
The President of the United States,
To Landon F. ELLIOTT, Greeting:
WE COMMAND YOU, That all and singular business and excuses being laid aside you appear and attend before the Judge of the District Court of the United States of America for the Western District of Arkanasa, at a District Court to be held at the U. S. Court Room, in Fort Smith, in and for said Western District of Arkansas on the 3rd day of February 1879 at ten o’clock in the forenoon, to testify and give evidence before in a certain cause pending in said Court and then and there to be tried between The United States Plaintiff, George W. MCKENNEY Defendant, on the part of the Defendant at his expense.
And this you are not to omit, upon the penalty upon you of two hundred and fifty dollars.
WITNESS the Honorable ISAAC C. PARKER, Judge of said District Court, and the Seal thereof at Forth Smith, Arkansas, in the said District, this 13th day of January A. D. 1879.
(signed) Stephen WHEELER clerk
Executed the within subpoena upon Landon C. ELLIOTT at Richmond, Ray Co. Missouri by reading to him on Jan 27th 1879.
George R. HIGHSMITH