1876 Murder Shocks Local Communities
Merrick Belknap writes: “I first became interested in this case after becoming acquainted with Joseph Maheux of Stanstead. ‘Joe’ was a wellknown local historian and did much to preserve Stanstead’s history. He
first brought the story to my attention over fifty years ago and we discussed it many times in the intervening years. It was his intention to write a story about the case , but ‘the fickle finger of fate…..’ I would like to dedicate this contribution to the memory of Joe Maheux, a fine person,
admired and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him”.