The story was originally told by Clyde Hinson, a granson of Turkey John.
Turkey John Hinson
"He told us that his grand father 'John A. Hinson' was there, and did take part in the terrible day. He told me also about what kind of person John was, and it was not good. Clyde said that he was a very mean person who cared only about himself. He said that he use to ride his mule up and down Indian Creek with his shotgun by his side."
But I also found it interesting that this reader had relatives on both side of the conflict. While his grandmother was a Hinson, his grandfather was a Carroll. There were several members of the Carroll family who were members of the Cane Creek Branch, including Malinda Carroll Conder.