Tri-City Ledger -

By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

Murder in Canoe leads to big trial


August 9, 2018

Home of Charlie Troutman at Canoe Station. The home was constructed some years after the events of this story.

The lives of some are destined for tragedy. At some points in time the people who come into a person's life have unintended consequences for eternity. So was the case between Fredrick Hancock, Jesse Troutman and Ellie Winfied Weaver.

Hancock married Ellie Weaver's older sister, Elizabeth in 1901. The couple lived in Brewton and Hancock was a successful horse dealer. Ellie, also called "Winnie," came to live with the couple.

While living in Brewton, Winnie eventually met Jesse Troutman through some happenstance of social interactions. Professor Jesse Troutman was attracted to the Winnie and...

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