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It was only the discovery of the remains of a white victim that brought about her arrest. Much about this diabolical woman’s early life is shrouded in mystery but, according to nineteenth century chroniclers who tried to piece together a biographical account, Patty Cannon was Canadian. Patty Cannon was one of those larger-than-life historical figures whose deeds make them the stuff of legends, making it difficult to separate facts from tall tales. According to one yarn, Patty was a Gypsy (people now called Roma).
This is a work of nonfiction. No names have been changed, no characters invented, no events fabricated. Kindle Unlimited Enjoy these top rated true crime eBooks from VP Publications FREE as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription. You can read it on your Kindle Fire, on a computer via Kindle Cloud Reader or on any smartphone with the free Kindle reading app. OR Click 'Buy' and own your copy. ca/CC-CRIMES-CANADA-BOOKS To the memory of the late, great newspaper, the Guelph Mercury: 1867 – 2016 The author would like to thank Bill Kelly, Robert Livesey, Library and Archives Canada, the Public Archives of Ontario, the British Columbia Archives, and as always the staff of the Guelph Public Library.
This wasn’t out of concern for the captives’ comfort and health, but because nobody would buy a sick slave. The gang would kidnap any free black people unlucky enough to fall into their hands: men, women, children. Patty usually led the raids herself, but often her roaming henchmen brought their human plunder to her. Patty and Joe sold the prisoners to Southern slave dealers who paid cash and asked no questions. It didn’t matter if a kidnapped individual had documents that proved he or she was legally free; the kidnappers and slave dealers would laugh at such papers and then toss them into the fireplace.