Jonathan Lunger was my Great-Great-Great
Grandfather and was Murder at Goodwin's Point about 8 miles north of
Ithaca on the west shore. The links shown here are to newspaper articles
that I have retyped for easier reading. I spent many hours at the
Library looking though micro films of newspapers. When making
copies from the paper you can only copy an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. I
have re-cropped the articles but due to the size, finally decided just
to retype them. If you would like a copy of the newspapers, I will
snail mail them to you. The files are to large to email.
Anna Lunger-Beard is the mother of my Great
grand mother Nellie Shaff. Anna is described as
- - The girl
says she is past fourteen years old. She is small of her age, She is
very dark complexioned, with thick lips, not very low forehead, broad
cheeks, and short neck. Her eyes are neither wicked nor expressionless.
My mother had always said she was part Naivety American. Just
which tribe I don't know.
1. My brother
Chris emailed me and said he was told we are apart of the Cayuga's one
of the 5 Mohican tribe.
If anyone has any other information I
would love to have it.
There wasn't a great deal of censorship in the 1800's so the articles
are very detailed and quite graphic. Be sure NOT to let someone who
could be troubled by reading them to do so.
will see that Jonathan Lunger and Mike Furguson has different spellings
in the articles. I have tried to stay true to what was printed.
George Johnson was the first African American juror in Tompkins
County and he was apart of the jury that convicted Mike Furguson. The
article was published in the Ithaca Journal on Saturday February 10.
2007 by Mary White from the History Center.
I hope you enjoy learning this part of our family history.
Email me at Norenet1@aol.com