(N.Morgan) The New Madrid Fault Line has been a major concern to seismologists and researchers alike. If one big quake were to occur, it could set off a chain reaction that could be devastating to the US. Some rather odd activity occurred there recently on a terrible anniversary. “The dismemberment of [Lilburn Lewis’ slave] George’s decapitated corpse was interrupted by the most powerful U.S. earthquake ever recorded, the Great New Madrid Earthquake, which struck at 3:15 a.m. Eastern time (2:15 a.m. in the Central Standard Time observed in the western Kentucky locale of the murder). Lilburn intended to destroy the evidence by having the slaves burn George’s dismembered body, but the New Madrid earthquake caused the chimney to collapse around the fire.”
A little earthquake shook the New Madrid, Missouri region today at three minutes ’til noon Central Standard Time, the epicenter is described here as “Lilbourn, Missouri”–
One person reported at the USGS website that the earthquake at noon today was felt–
Spelled differently, that name Lilbourn/Lilbourne/Lilburn/Lilburne figures prominently as the name of Thomas Jefferson’s nephew accused of murdering a teenage slave 203 years ago (29 times seven years) tonight, December 15-16, 2014.
The names Lilbourne and Lilburn are villages in England which will be where the surname comes from. The name means ‘stream where the lillies grow’.
“Lilbourn is a city in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,190 at the 2010 census.”