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Tom Woolfolk
Birth: Jun. 18, 1860
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1890
Houston County
Georgia, USA

Criminal. He was convicted of killing nine family members with a short handled axe in Macon on the night of August 6, 1890. He was tried several times in Bibb and then Perry, Georgia and was publicly hung on October 28, 1890. Up until the last minute he proclaimed his innocence. He was one of the last people to be hung before they did away with public hangings. "The Shadow Chasers" by Carolyn DeLoach, (Woolfolk revisited), is a book about this case. 
Family links: 
  Richard Franklin Woolfolk (1835 - 1887)
  Susan A Moore Woolfolk (1841 - 1865)
  Floride Woolfolk Shackelford (1855 - 1945)*
  Lillie M. Woolfolk Cowan (1857 - 1936)*
  Tom Woolfolk (1860 - 1890)
  Richard Franklin Woolfolk (1867 - 1887)**
  Pearl Woolfolk (1870 - 1887)**
  Annie Woolfolk (1877 - 1887)**
  Rosebud Woolfolk (1880 - 1887)**
  Charles H. Woolfolk (1882 - 1887)**
  Mattie Woolfolk (1886 - 1887)**
*Calculated relationship
Orange Hill Cemetery
Pulaski County
Georgia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 32.293, -83.47196
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Originally Created by: Susan Smith
Record added: Aug 25, 2002
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- poddop
 Added: Oct. 28, 2015
What is not told is that he actually did not do it! A slave of the family was later found to be guilty of the crime!
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 Added: Sep. 21, 2015

- Jamie reed
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015
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