|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1847|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1866|
The Loyal Citizen
Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa
Wednesday, September 26, 1866
Volume 3. Number 20.
A SHOOTING AFFRAY. -- A terrible affray occurred at Wells' Mill, in this county, on last Sunday. It seems that Wm. Edwards, Jr. had purchased a lot of Perry Staten, and on this lot were a few rails claimed by Hardin Guinn. On Saturday Mr. Guinn removed the rails on to his own lot. -- On Sunday Mr. Edwards went out to move them back, and while so engaged was fired upon by Mr. Guinn, though without effect. At this time Calvin Edwards came out of the house with a revolver in his hand and was immediately fired upon by Guinn, the shot taking effect in the side, passing through the body and lodging against the skin by the spinal column. He walked about thirty yards and fell dead. There were four of the Guinns and three of the Edwardses besides the one killed, and it appears that among them several shots were exchanged without effect until Mr. Guinn had gone to his store and seated himself by the door, when a load of buck shot was discharged by some one, three of the shots taking effect in his body and one shot wounding his son, Joseph, a lad aged about twelve years. The boy was not seriously hurt, but Mr. Guinn was not expected to recover. -- From the many reports flying the above appears to be the most reliable.
LATER. --We learn from parties direct from Wells Mill that the above account of the affair is substantially true. Mr. Guinn, however, is not so badly hurt as was reported and will probably recover. The boy is hurt worse than was reported and some doubts are entertained of his recovery.
Mr. Guinn and two of his sons are under arrest, and closely guarded. Mr. Lewis Edwards was arrested and afterwards released on parole. From twenty-five to thirty shots were fired during the fracas.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 1866
Shooting at Well's Mills. We learn, indirectly, that a shooting affray occurred near Well's Mills, a few days ago, resulting in the death of one and wounding of two men. It seems that a widow borrowed some forty rails of Mr. Gwinn, and afterwards sold the property to a Mr. Edwards, Mr. Gwinn went after his rails and an altercation ensued, terminating in the death of young Edwards and the severe wounding of Gwinn, Sr. and his son. The forty rails was the immediate cause of the outbreak, though we understand there has been bad blood between the Edwards and Gwinns for some time. If we learn anything further we will speak of this matter again.
William Sigle Edwards (1811 - 1887)
Marilla Elliott Edwards (1816 - 1902)
Elizabeth Edwards Elam (1833 - 1923)*
Lewis Edwards (1837 - 1919)*
Daniel Edwards (1839 - 1923)*
Isaac Calvin Edwards (1847 - 1866)
Matison Socrates Edwards (1850 - 1931)*
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