|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1895|
Mr. Price, a blacksmith by trade, was convicted of killing Ms. Sallie E. Dean, age 13, of Harmony, by slashing her throat while she walked to school. Ms. Dean was murdered on March 26, 1895, and Mr. Price was tried at the Caroline County Courthouse and convicted of her murder. A lynch mob formed on the night of July 2, 1895. The mob forcibly removed him from the Denton jail and hung him.
Biblically, Christ will come with the rising sun in the East.Mr. Prices' grave is oriented so he faces West, and is the only one in Denton cemetery thus oriented.There was once an iron fence around the cemetery, and Mr.Price was buried outside of the fence, which was the boundary of the cemetery.Of course, it has expanded greatly since Marshall's day, and he is now well within the cemetery, and the fence has long disappeared.
The Caroline "County Record" newspaper published a small pamphlet titled "The Murder of Sallie E. Dean" in the 1950's. It may still be available through their offices.
Many thanks to Randolph "Randy" Moore, a Denton native and a Funeral Director by trade, for sharing his knowledge about Denton cemetery.
Created by: George R. Eaton
Record added: May 18, 2004
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