Frankie Silver was an Appalachian frontierswoman with a terrible secret. All those strange ashes in the fireplace? Turns out that was her husband. At least part of him. For you see, it appears that he was murdered and dismembered, and disposed of by fire, and Frankie was charged with his brutal murder. Today, Rod and Steve tell the story of the first woman hanged in Burke County, North Carolina. You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or on whichever podcast app you like. We’re on Facebook @storiesofappalachia and on Twitter @storyappalachia. Thanks for listening, folks!