Friday, July 25, 2014

Another Freaky Friday...!

I know you guys are just dying to get another freaky yarn from our creepy past, so here is a good one for ya!

Some of these are pretty freaky simply because they are true reminders of our sometimes strange history.You could find other freaky stories just by reading the morning paper, but this is more fun...right?

The Spooner Well


2- spooner well
 
On July 2, 1778, Bathsheba Spooner gained the distinction of being the first woman to be executed in the United States after the country gained its independence. Her husband also received a unique distinction—two headstones. One was placed over his grave in a nearby cemetery, and the other one marks the location of his death. It reads, “Spooner Well—Joshua Spooner murdered and thrown down this well March 1, 1778, by three Revolutionary soldiers at the urging of his wife Bathsheba.”



In 1777, 32-year-old Bathsheba began an affair with a 17-year-old soldier named Ezra Ross. When Ross got her pregnant, Bathsheba plotted to murder her husband before he could find out. She met two British deserters, and used a combination of rum and promises of sexual favors to rope them into helping her. That night, when Joshua Spooner walked into the house, one of the soldiers ambushed him and beat him to death. Bathsheba helped the soldier and her lover throw the body down the well, which was later named the Spooner Well to mark the dastardly deed.

Everyone involved was arrested within 24 hours, and it didn’t take much longer for them to be convicted. Bathsheba pleaded for a stay of her execution to give her a chance to deliver her baby. It wasn’t granted, and she was hanged while five months pregnant.

Well, I reckon that is freaky enough for just about anyone, don't you? It is for me, I'll tell ya!

Coffee in the kitchen again. Patio is still wet from the rain!

6 comments:

Mamahen said...

This is high on the WOW factor scale for several reasons....Under the weather following a teip to ER with my heart so staying close to home today :))

Sixbears said...

That's one way to ruin a perfectly good well . . .

John said...

Very interesting. Justice was quick!

JO said...

Gruesome people.

We get high winds, thunder,black clouds and no rain. I'll take a refill please.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I mentioned your blog about Spooner's well in my blog today, because I posted about the word "well". You always have an interesting blog.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
Wow! You take care of yourself, my friend! If you need anything, just let us know, OK?

Thanks for coming over today!



Hey Sixbears...
I'm pretty sure that would do it, for sure!

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey John...
Not much waiting around back then! Certainly not like today!

Thanks for the visit!



Hey Jo...
That about says it best!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!



Hey Dizzy...
I appreciate the plug, my friend!

Thanks for coming over today!