Saturday, June 02, 2007

A Typical Case of Teenage Angst

An Alabama teenager spent four years after the Civil War searching for Jeff Darter—the man who shot his father.

[Geraldine Locke] said Joseph Moor heard Darter tell people he was going west to escape the Moor family and justice.

"Joseph spent years chasing Jeff Darter until they bedded down at the same campsite," Locke said.
In the middle of the night, Moor cut Darter's throat, got on his horse and rode back to Alabama.

Moor never told family members where he had been or about his actions until he was on his deathbed in January 1937. [Link]

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