Hello Ms. Underwood,
I just came across your 2008 reply to a post I made in 2001 regarding Dan Hines and the murder of the McGeehee family outside of Athens in the early 1930's. In your post you mentioned that you are the great grand daughter of Loren Hawley and that you were wiling to share some details that have been passed down in your family. I am very interested in hearing all of the details of those accounts .
Since my original posting I undertook a mid-life career change to become a professional historian, and as a result I put aside much of the Dan Hines research, though I still intend to publish a biography of Hines which will include a detailed chapter on the "Famous Patton Case." As it happens, I was in the final semester of my M.A. degree work when you posted your reply. I am now pursuing a PhD at the University of North Texas.
Despite my technical relationship to Hines, I never knew him and my research has always sought to be thorough and truthful, so be assured that I will not take offense at any potential criticisms of his handling of the case, etc. I already have plenty of information that reveals that he was by no means perfect (none of us are) and I have no problem with including more if necessary.
PS - I have some pictures of Lorene from that time.
Jody Edward Ginn