Death of Margaret Anne Barnes

April 8, 1886 - October 25, 1967
| Age 81

Margaret Anne Barnes, author of Southern history, dies at 80
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Margaret Anne Barnes, award-winning author of books examining landmark events in Southern history, has died after a long battle with emphysema. She was 80.

Barnes, of Decatur, Ga., died Thursday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, said her son, David Dukes.

Barnes wrote the 1976 book "Murder in Coweta County," which detailed the first time in Georgia history that testimony from two black field hands helped convict a prominent land baron for the murder of a tenant...

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