Name: William Anderson KILLINGSWORTH
Given Name: William Anderson
Birth: 1821 in Roane Co. TN
Death: 1854 in MS 1
William Anderson was killed by his slaves in 1854. The house was burned and after the roof fell in the 3 youngest children were rescued by the slaves. A descendant of W A. says they were probably field slaves and they were probably mad at S. A. and his brother-in-law, Thompson Breckenridge Shaw for tracking down and capturing runaway slaves. The oldest child was in Kentucky at school. The plantation was located outside what is now Loman, MS.
From the Fayette Chronicle, April 18, 1884:
"From our punctual Clifton correspondent we received notes last week that were unavoidably crowded out. While most of them are too large for insertion the following in regard to the original settlement of the Hayes City (now Lowman) is now located will prove of interest to many of our readers.
The original settlement made at Hayes City was about the year 1800 by Dr. John Shaw who figured extensively in the public affairs of Mississippi Territory, and was active in the affairs of this (then Pickering, now Jeffferson County) was frequently entrusted with important and honorable matters. He and Margaret, his wife, have long gone to their rewards, but they have left quite a number of descendants in this part of our county. I will mention but a few, Mrs. Catherine Millsaps, the wife of Judge J. Millsaps, is a granddaughter of this couple. W.A. Killingsworth of Lowenburg is a great grandson, also his brother A. S. Killingsworth, Vice President of Red Lick Democratic Club, and many more that I might mention. Here it was that in the year 1854, W.A. (William Anderson) Killingsworth was murdered by two Negroes. The house was burned, though by the exertion of other Negroes the children as well as the dead body of their father was rescued from the flames. The Negroes were tried, convicted and hanged in Fayette. Near the site of the city can be found the graveyard where rest these old people, their children and other descendants. Afew hundred yards from here is Cane Ridge Methodist Church, which was organized in the year 1818. The preacher now in charge is Rev. T. P. Drake of Fayette."
Father: Anderson KILLINGSWORTH b: ABT 1774 in NC
Mother: Mary SWEET b: ABT 1774 in SC
Nancy Ann SHAW b: 1821 in TN
22 Feb 1824
- Francis (Fanny) Chambers KILLINGSWORTH b: 29 Dec 1842 in Lowenburg, MS
- Horace KILLINGSWORTH b: 1844 in MS
- Valencia Melflora KILLINGSWORTH b: 25 Apr 1846 in MS
- William Arkwright KILLINGSWORTH b: 30 Sep 1848 in MS
- Albert Shaw KILLINGSWORTH b: 2 Jan 1850 in MS
- Unnamed Infant KILLINGSWORTH b: 1853
- Author: Judith Gunnoe
Title: The Gunnoe Family of West Virginia