On Saturday night, April 3d, a most atrocious and horrible murder was committed, near the Marshall road, six miles from Henderson.
The [Jefferson] Times of the 7th give the following particulars;
Col. Peter Green, who had recently removed to this country and located near Millville, was in town on Saturday. He drank rather freely and was somewhat intoxicated when he left for home late in the evening. It was after night he arrived at the negro quarters on the plantation of Mrs. Griffin. He stopped at one of the cabins and ordered something to eat. The negroes say he flourished his pistol and made some threats, while his supper was being prepared. Whilst he was eating he laid his pistol down. This was taken by a negro man, Isaac, the occupant of the cabin. By this time two other negro men, Jordan Jones, Sam, Henry Brown and Julius ____, were in the room, - Jordan Jones armed with his gun, and Julius with an axe. Jrodan Jones gave orders to tie the hands of Col. Green behind him, which order was carried out by Sam and Isaac. Immediately after he was tied, the negroes carried him across the plantation, Sam and Henry leading him. At the back of the plantation, about three-qarters of a mile from the cabins, they hung him to a hickory tree until he was dead.
Cold. Green was missed and suspicion was aroused. Circumstances led to the arrest of the negroes. A full and complete confession was made of all the facts, which circumstances proved to be literally true.
The Marshall Republican of a later date says, "on Tuesday night, about 11 o'clock, a mob went to the jail and hung every one of them on the public square; fronting each side of the courthouse; the two preachers together."