Chris at The G Files has learned that his 3rd-great-grandfather played a key role in one of the darkest chapters of American history.
After realizing that the evidence against Ira was irrefutable, I then asked my mother, who knows all the family stories, if she knew. She hadn’t. In fact, I’ve talked to several other family members and no one has heard of Ira’s crime. It would appear that the authors and researchers of all the books and histories have effectively kept this a secret for 150 years, until now.