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jgregory [African Americans in the 1904 Boone County Recorder]
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jgregory [2 November 1904]
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   * J. Wood Hoffman (aka Woody) advertises he is selling stock, farming implements, farm produce, & kitchen furniture.   * J. Wood Hoffman (aka Woody) advertises he is selling stock, farming implements, farm produce, & kitchen furniture.
  
-//​Compiler'​s Note// It sounds like here, that Woody has done (or is highly suspected to have done) some of the damage in [[Petersburg]] but it can’t be proven by law so the community is taking its own justice on him.  The article does seem to intimate that he is scaring people into moving (African Americans I would guess, but leaves it very vague how he, & possible others, have done that). ​ It could be similar to the Dinsmore thing where he is damaging the property of those who employ African Americans & leaving notes behind – perhaps the rocks had notes attached to them .  There is no direct reference to arson, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, although it wasn’t necessary if you are trying to scare people to death. ​ I wonder where the arson part of the story came from.+//​Compiler'​s Note// It sounds like here, that Woody has done (or is highly suspected to have done) some of the damage in Petersburg but it can’t be proven by law so the community is taking its own justice on him.  The article does seem to intimate that he is scaring people into moving (African Americans I would guess, but leaves it very vague how he, & possible others, have done that). ​ It could be similar to the Dinsmore thing where he is damaging the property of those who employ African Americans & leaving notes behind – perhaps the rocks had notes attached to them .  There is no direct reference to arson, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, although it wasn’t necessary if you are trying to scare people to death. ​ I wonder where the arson part of the story came from.
  
 J. Wood Hoffman to Charles Moore, Deed Book 47, p. 440, Microfilm, ​ Boone County Public Library, Burlington, Kentucky. J. Wood Hoffman to Charles Moore, Deed Book 47, p. 440, Microfilm, ​ Boone County Public Library, Burlington, Kentucky.
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