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Thread #23981   Message #270241
Posted By: Jeri
02-Aug-00 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: History: Tom Dooley didn't kill Laura Foster?!?
Subject: RE: Tom Dooley didn't kill Laura Foster?!?
Both of the following links are from The Johnson Co. Tennessee Genealogy Page. On this page, is a link to a wav file of the first recording of the song, recorded September 30, 1929 by G.B. (Gilliam Banmon) Grayson (1887-1930). This was the nephew of Major Grayson. There are two Graysons, and I believe it's the second (Major), which if it hadn't been for...

The Legend of Tom Dooley The Grayson in this story was Bob, a schoolteacher who was also courting Laura.

The Capture of Tom Dula/Dooley. The Grayson here is a Major James W.M. Grayson who was instrumental in Dula's capture, and didn't know Dula (nor Laura Foster or anyone else involved) at the time of the murder.