“Swilley – 11/1/1894-12/18/1894”

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Pine Belt News
Place of publication: Brewton, AL
Date of publication: Nov 27, 1894 12:00 am

“Having It Out.” News has been received of the killing of Harrison Swilley, colored, by Mr. N. F. Clements at Hulls, Tuscaloosa county. Swilley had threatened to have it out with Mr. Clements for some trivial matter and went to the home of Mr. Clements on Sunday morning and stood at the gate and called Mr. Clements out. Seeing who it was, and remembering his threats, Mr. Clements secured his gun and went out into the yard. Seeing him coming, Swilley reached for his hip pocket, when Mr. Clements fired, killing him instantly. When the negro’s body was examined a big revolver was found sticking out of his hip pocket.