Cordelia Turner

On the 23d of June, 1866, in Mason County, Kentucky, Owens Lume outraged the person of Cordelia Turner, a black woman. This case, on being referred to the County Judge, His Honor replied, “This Court does not receive negro testimony.” Tillman Dusenberry, a quiet negro, while returning home from church on Sunday, the 14th day of July, was shot down by Thomas Fullalive, and on the 25th of July, this same Fullalive assaulted with a pistol and attempted to kill a black man named Henderson. The case of Fullalive was referred to Judge Carr of Lexington, who issued a warrant for Fullalive's arrest after he had left the country.


National Anti-Slavery Standard. October 12, 1867