A Bloody Romance
Steele Scrapbook - January 25, 1885
A BLOODY ROMANCE.
Was Killed, but She Went to Join Her Lover All the Same.
Ala., Jan. 25.-Miss Martha Morton, sixteen years old and very beautiful,
from the wilds of Dekalb county, passed through this city this afternoon
en route to Cooksville, Texas, where she goes to join her lover, Andrew
Bynum, whom she will marry. A terrible story of blood shed is told
in connection with the girl's flight. She became acquainted with Bynum
a year ago, when he was on a visit to Alabama, and has since been
corresponding with him. She became engaged to him, but her father
bitterly objected. Bynum sent her money with which to go to Texas,
and on Friday she ran away from home, going to the home of her brother-in-law,
Bill Sloan, a noted moonshiner.
Deviously Plundered From Alf