True Crime book - This happened near where I live before I was born .
The chilling Account of the powerful bigham Family has it's beginnings in the late 1700s. The grip of terror the family held on inhabitants of northeastern South Carolina lasted well over a hundred years. Defying the laws of man and God , the Bighams establisted themselves as lords-acquiring land and power, strongarming anyone who stood in their way . On January 15,1921, their dynasty crumbled . When Five of the Six remaining members Of the notorious family were found brutally Murdered, it was believed the family had turned the gun on itself.The sole survivor-who doubtlessly bore the brunt of public retaliation against his entire clan-was convicted of the slayings . Throughout the six years of trial and the subsequent forty years in prison , Edmund Bigham Maintained His Innocence..