A Saginaw man who's related to a doctor convicted of helping former President Abraham Lincoln's killer escape is trying to clear his great-grandfather's name.
Tom Mudd and 75 relatives will meet Friday for a family reunion at Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park. The shuttered prison, located on a remote island off the southern tip of Florida, holds a plaque honoring Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was a prisoner there 150 years ago.
The Detroit News reports that the family hopes to bring attention to a nearly century-old effort to prove the doctor wasn't guilty of aiding or conspiring to kill Lincoln.
Samuel Mudd treated John Wilkes Booth for a broken shin after he shot the president at Ford's Theatre.
Mudd was sentenced to life in prison but only served four years.