"I heard a loud noise in the heavens, Christ had laid down the yoke he had borne for the sins of men, and that I should take it on and fight against the Serpent, for the time was fast approaching when the first should be last and the last should be first."
Nat Turner's Rebellion
"It is agreed!, we should commence at Mr. Travis' home tonight, and until we are armed and equipped, and gathered enough force, neither age nor gender is to be spared."
Getting Ready to attack
Nat turner believed the heavens had set a mission for him to "fight against the Serpent". He himself had a rather kind master, Mr. J. Travis, but in this rebellion there were no exceptions.
First kill: The owner and his wife
It was confirmed, they would murder their master and his family that same night, they would prepare themselves and attack without mercy, no matter what.
Second Kill: The owner's kids
They stayed at the feast, waiting for the night to come, they all drank cider from the press, all but Nat turner. they gathered their force, were all armed and ready to begin.
Nat Turner's Rebellion comic strip By Ann Jimenez and Barbara Simiyu
First they sneaked into Mr. Travis' room through the window and killed him and his wife with an axe to their heads.
After killing Mr. and Mrs. Travis, they proceeded to kill their kids without hesitation. Soon after they were done, they picked up some more weapons and left.
They had killed a family of 5 that night, making sure not even the baby in the cradle was left. They had spilled the first blood...the first of many more to come........
"The murder of this family, five in number, was the work of a moment..."