Trying to find some history on William McElhaney who was hanged with Frederick Briggs in Virginia in 1789 for horse stealing. Frederick is my ancestor. See the story at: http://www.vagenweb.org/charlotte/ob8.htmhttp://www.vagenweb.org/charlotte/ob8.htm Exerpt:31 August 1789 page 33 Court held for the examination of William McElhany and Frederick Briggs, who stands committed to the common jail on the suspicion of feloniously, stealing, taking and leading away on the 2ndday of this instant, two horses, towit, a bay and a sorrel, of the value of ?20, each belonging to John Spencer.
I'm trying to connect William with Frederick to find the location of Frederick's family at that time. Frederick wrote a letter to his family prior to his execution in October which is remarkable.