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From: "Chris and Frank" <>
Subject: [OZMENT] Ozment From Catrup History
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 08:26:39 -0400
This is from a short historical bio on Lemmon John Catrup.
"This unfortunate shone, John Alexander Catrup, who was by virtue of the will upon which I have just commented, the devisee of all the land, was killed as it was said, by a wound inflicted upon his abdomen with a knife by one Thomas Ozman, who barely escaped death for this gross crime. I saw the poor fellow and converwsed with him only a few hours before his death which happened in the viuugor of his life he being about 22 years of age. He showed me where the gash was and assured me that it was Ozman who did it. This brutal tragedy happened in Easton (MD) in a house of ill fame, at which there was a crowd assembled on the night of its perpetration. Ozmont, it seems, became irritated because he conceived poor John took more liberty with a young prostitute than he was entitled to. A few harsh words passed when Ozmont inflicted the mortal wound. In consequence of this bloody transgression the homicide was immediately arrested, heard, and committed to jail by a Justice of the Peace. He was, in due time, indicted by the Grand Jury for murder, was tried and by the ability and skill of his council acquitted."
Ozment spellings are direct quotes from the paper. Thomas Ozment later moved to Tennessee. Frank
Frank and Chris Courtney
Moncks Corner, SC