Mary Vickery and Connelly Donnelly

DESCRIPTION: Mary runs way from home. Her father thinks her dead. When a woman's body is found it is thought to be Mary. Conley is arrested for the murder. A jealous woman swears she saw him do it. He is sentenced to life. Mary returns and clears Conley.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: homicide prison trial jealousy lie return pardon hiding
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 819-820, "Mary Vickery and Connelly Donnelly" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9806
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Return of Mary Vickery
NOTES: "Conley Dabney, sentenced to life imprisonment in 1926 for the supposed murder of Mary Vickery at Williamsburg, Ky., was freed when she returned home on Mar 19, 1927, to clear his name" -- from Country Music Sources by Guthrie T Meade Jr, p. 93 - BS
File: Pea819

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