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September 14 1878 Subpoena of Lytle (Trial of a G. W. McKinney for the murder of Nimrod Shaw)


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.

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September 14 1878 Subpoena of Lytle

The President of the United States,
To Isaac LYTLE, 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 fourth day of November 1878 at ten o’clock in the forenoon, to testify and give evidence before said Court, touching such matters as may be inquired of you on the part of the United States, and not depart said Court without leave thereof or of the District Attorney.

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 14th day of September A. D. 1878.

(signed) Stephen WHEELER clerk


Certification that the subponea was served Oct. 16 1878at Bourbon Bounty KS by Jan THOMPSON deputy.
Fees of $.50
20 miles at 6 cents per mile 1.20.

Filed Oct. 22 1878

Noted that Lytle lives 16 miles SE of Fort Scott, KS.






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