Hello: My name is John Conway, and I am the Sullivan County
Historian. I stumbled upon your website while doing some research
and found it quite fascinating and enlightening. I especially
found the posts about Purvis and the Brown-Carr episode interesting,
especially the discussion of the article "John Conroy" wrote
about it in the S.C. Democrat.
I wrote the article about the murder and subsequent hanging and would
have been thrilled had any of these comments been brought to my
attention. I had never heard about the alternate possibilities of
Brown's first name and look forward to clearing this up. I think I
know where he is buried, and will attempt to check out the headstone and
see what name appears thereon. I will let you know.
Again, my compliments on your most edifying website, and please, in the
future, feel free to contact me or have anyone of your correspondents
contact me with questions, answers, information, etc.
It would be great if you'd reference
my SullivanRetrospect site, especially since you seem to have quite a
following, both in numbers and in knowledge. And please let folks
know that if they have information on a topic I've written about (or even
one I haven't) they can certainly let me know. - Best Wishes....John
Conway/Sullivan County Historian