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William Williston Heartsill In 1868 he helped organize a Ku Klux Klan chapter in Marshall. From 1874 to 1876, using a small Octavo Novelty Press and printing a page at a time whenever he had some free moments, he printed his Civil War journals as Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army.
 
George Lane After the war he was a supporter of the Citizen's party of Harrison County, which sought to return the county to white control. Lane ran for the office of county judge on the Citizen's party ticket in 1878, in an election marked by fraudulent returns and the intimidation of black voters.
 
Walter Paye Lane (1817-1892)He was elected treasurer of Harrison County in 1880. With his brother George, Lane belonged to that group of Democrats who restored white supremacy to the county after 1878. 
 
William Henry Pope  (1847-1913). He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and was elected Harrison county attorney in 1869. He was not elected in 1870, when Republicans won all county offices under the new constitution, but was reelected to the office in 1876 and 1878. The 1878 election was characterized by massive fraud.
 
Jonathon Davenport Rudd (1840-1920). In September 1878 Rudd took an active role in county politics by helping to organize the Citizen's party of Harrison County, a party that sought to return the county to conservative white control. He served as Democratic party county chairman that year and was chosen county commissioner in an election marked by fraudulent returns and the intimidation of black voters. Rudd served as county tax assessor from 1880 to 1890, and from 1891 to 1897 he represented his district in the Twenty-second through Twenty-fifth legislatures.
 
Amory Reily Starr (1847-1906). During Reconstruction Starr joined the Knights of the White Camellia. Because of the group's antiblack activities in Harrison County, officers of the federal government placed Starr and other members in the stockade at Jefferson, but none of the group would testify against the others, and the charges against them were dropped. Starr was one of the organizers of the Citizens party, which restored white Democrats to control in Harrison County in the 1878 election. He preferred acting as a party official and leader in local politics to seeking election to state or national office; he stated in 1882 that he would "rather be chairman of a white league, Capt of a rifle club or Mayor of Marshall. We make congressmen." 
 
 Henry Ware  (1813-1898). Henry Ware, planter, industrialist, Democratic politician, and prohibitionist, Ware initially supported the Southern cause during the Civil War, but in 1864 he publicly advocated that the Southern states should end the war through a "peace convocation." A public meeting was held in Harrison County in February 1865 to discuss the issue, but only two or three of those present agreed with Ware, and the matter was dropped. After the war Ware ran for election as a delegate to the convention to bring Texas back into the Union. He declared that secession had been wrong, argued that the freedmen deserved fair treatment and education, and advocated that blacks eventually be given the right to vote. His opponent, John Burke, attacked Ware as a traitor to the white man, but the election was surprisingly close; Burke received 162 votes to Ware's 146. Shortly thereafter, Ware moved to New Orleans,

 

 

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