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Elizabeth Potts - Only Woman Legally Executed in the State of Nevada

The tale of the only woman ever legally executed in the state of Nevada is one of lust and deceit. For reasons unknown, Elizabeth Potts left her marriage. She left her husband, Josiah, 7 children and the entire state of Nevada and travelled to California where she met and married another man, Miles Faucett, a carpenter.
Mr. Faucett learned that his wife was in fact already married and annulled the marriage. This where is gets weird and history has faded the details a bit. Elizabeth goes home to her husband and family and Mr. Faucett follows. He not only follows but he becomes a boarder in the Potts home.
Is the weird over? Not quite yet. Mr. Faucett buys a local ranch and moves out but still continues to visit the Potts on the regular. Elizabeth provides him with bread and laundry services, unusual, to say the least. Finally, somebody starts to make some sense in 1888 when Mr. Faucett tells a friend of his plans to visit the Potts that night to retrieve some money they owed him. Sho…