ng the border of East Tennessee and North Carolina, in the counties of Johnson and Ashe, have been infested by a band of Bushwhackers, led and controlled by one Jesse Price and his sons, who have committed many acts, both of murder and robbery.
This man Price lived upon Big Rye Cove ridge, Ashe county, N. C. The Abingdon VirginianPrice lived upon Big Rye Cove ridge, Ashe county, N. C. The Abingdon Virginian says:
The militia of that county having been called out for his detection and apprehenson, he had kept close about home on the lookout for a week or two Whilst thus watching in the direction of Jefferson a company from Grayson, Va., came in upon him from the rear last week and nabbed him and four of his sons.
They were takef his youth, and the promise that he would discover the hiding places of others of the band, was, after the rope had been tied around his neck, permitted to live.
Price and his sons were dangerous men, and a great terror to all the loyal men of the whole country-side.
More than a year ago they had escaped to Kentucky, were appreh