Wednesday, April 27, 2016

North Carolina Murder Ballad

A recent Mental Floss article about a North Carolina murder ballad caught my eye, mainly because my friend Gregg was photographer for the Lenoir News-Topic for many years, and this image appears in the article. The ballad was allegedly authored by Frankie Silver, who was hanged for killing her husband with an axe in 1830 in Burke County, North Carolina.

East Tennessee has its own famous murder balled, "The Knoxville Girl."