Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ben Hunter Runs Off With Wife's 16-Year-Old Sister, 1910

“Deserts Wife and Children,” from the Farmer and Mechanic newspaper, published in Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 4, 1910

Then Elopes With His Wife’s Young Sister

Monroe, N.C., Dec. 31—Ben Hunter on Christmas evening carried his wife and two children to his father-in-law’s, Mr. Hilliard Belk of Buford township, stating that he was going to South Carolina to spend Christmas.

During the night he returned and carried off Miss Bright Belk, a sister of his wife, aged about 16 years. They took the train for Atlanta. Though efforts were made to apprehend the eloping couple their whereabouts are unknown.

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