Description: The sons of James Mitchell Price were described as tall, lanky. Warren had blue eyes. At the time of his trial all four brothers had flowing beards.
When I was a young girl, I first heard the hushed stories of James Warren Price and how he fought to protect a daughter and keep his grandson in his home. The outcome: a man, son-in-law Romulus Perry, was shot, and James Warren Price was convicted of his murder. According to the tale, after the death of Romulus Perry and after the conviction of Price, his family members returned to the Price household and "stole" the son from his mother.
WARREN PRICE (Randolph, Ernest, Marcus (Mark), James Warren)
(Ernest / Earnest died at 27 years of age.) (James Warren was hanged around age 43.) Mark Price lived to around age 50.
|Warren Price||Hunting For Bears, comp.. Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.|
|Spouse:||Susan A. Ross|
|Marriage Date:||20 May 1861|
|Age in 1910:||3|
|Birth Year:||abt 1907|
|Home in 1910:||Smith, Johnson, Georgia|
|Relation to Head of House:||Son|
|Father's Name:||William M Price|
|Mother's name:||Millie Price|
|Neighbors:||View others on page|
|Name:||William Mark Price|
|Birth Date:||26 Mar 1866|
|Age at Death:||50|
|Death Date:||22 Apr 1916|
|Burial Place:||Johnson County, Georgia, USA|
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 18 January 2013.
*Miller F Price is Millie Frances Spence Price, mother of Ernest
Warren Price served in 1st GA Regulars. (This flag represented the unit.)
Susan Alithia Ross Price and Warren Price
WARREN PRICE TO BE HANGED.
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 11.--Warren Price, the Johnson County murderer, has been refused a second reprieve by the Governor, and will be hanged to-morrow.
NEW YORK TIMES article: Hanged for killing his son-in-law:
Supreme Court of Georgia: pp. 442-459
|The State of Georgia. 6. The charge was full, clear and explicit, and fairly presented the defences to. which the defendant was ... September Term, 1883 Warren Price was indicted for the murder of Romanus F. Perry, alleged to have been ...|
16. WARREN5 PRICE (JAMES4, RICE3, JAMES2, RICE1) was born 1841 in Emanuel
Co, Ga, and died November 14, 1884 in Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia.
He married SUSAN ALITIA ROSS May 20, 1861 in Johnson Co, Ga. She was born
Notes for WARREN PRICE:
In the early 1880's Warren Price daughter Virginia was being courted by
Mandol Powell who lived in a neighboring town. Mandol fell sick and stopped
calling on Virginia. Local gossip had it that she had been dumped. Jennie
started seeing Romanus Perry and in 1882 they were married. Soon a
recovered Mandol came to call on Jennie, only to find her wed to another.
While expecting her first child, Romanus and Jennie began having
marital problems. Jennie left him and moved back to her fathers farm.
Romanus continued to try to reconcile her, to no avail. Warren Price
repeatedly told Romanus to clear off his farm. On the night of August 31,
1882 Warren Price heard someone outside, rustling through the corn. He went
out on the porch and fired a warning shot to scare them off. The shot hit
Romanus, who fled to a neighboring farm and died.
Warren Price was tried for Murder in Johnson County in September term
1882. He was found guilty. In September of the next year, a new trial was
set. In November the second trial was moved to Emanuel County. In
september 1884 he was found guilty a second time and sentenced to hang.
Warren was held in the Washington County Jail until the set date.
On the night before the execution it is said that the jail cell was left
open, but Warren refused to flee. The friends and family of Warren Price
appealed to Governor McDaniel to stay the execution. The Governor declined
to intervene. Family lore say that Warren Price walked to the gallows
smoking his pipe. Again it is said that he was given every opportunity to
escape, but refused.
On November 14, 1884, on a gallows on the edge of Wrightsville, on
the Adrian highway, Warren Price became the first person hanged in Johnson
County, Georgia. He was buried near Pringle, Ga.
The child Jennie and Romanus had was a boy, who was named Rufus.
While Jennie and her family were at the hanging ( it is said by Price family
lore ) the family of Romanus Perry came to the Warren Price farm and made
off with baby Rufus. Jennie did not see her son again for sixteen years.
Jennie Price married Mandol Powell and had eight children. She
died February 2, 1946 in Soperton, Georgia.
Romanus F. Perry, a promising young man of Johnson County