November 29, 2014

Man Kills Neighbor in Argument Over Hogs Eating His Corn, Rockcastle, 1897

Previously:

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[September 7, 1897] -

Wilson Huff, aged 21, and married, and Joe Singleton aged 50, quarreled over some hogs belonging to the latter getting in and destroying corn in Huff's field, when apparantly without cause Singleton was blown to the ground by Huff with a double barrel shot gun, the load taking effect in the left side and covering a radius of seven or eight inches, causing death to ensure in 18 hours. At last accounts the young man was being guarded and trial was set for Tuesday. Both parties live near Conway. [1]






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[September 7, 1897] -

Razor-back Hog Causes an Encounter.

RICHMOND, Ky., Sept. 7. -- Two Rockcastle county farmers engaged in a deadly fight near Wildie in a dispute about a razor-back hog. James Huff, about 20 years of age, filled the ab[d]omen of an aged farmer named Singleton with buckshot, from the effects of which he died. Singleton was only armed with stones and made the attack first, when Huff opened fire with the above results. Huff was arrested. [2]


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[September 10, 1897] -


On September 1st, Wilson Huff shot and killed Joe Singleton. The trouble arose over hogs. [3]



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[September 17, 1897] -

Wilson Huff was held in the sum of $1000, bond for the killiing of Joseph Singleton. [4]




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[February 25, 1898] -

Wilson Huff--murder--7 years. [5]


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[February 25, 1898] -

Wilson Huff, murder, seven years; [6]



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[1] Excerpt from "Brodhead." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 7, 1897. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1897-09-07/ed-1/seq-2/

[2] "Razor-Back Hog Causes an Encounter." Daily Public Ledger, Maysville, KY. September 7, 1897. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069117/1897-09-07/ed-1/seq-2/

[3] Excerpt from "Conway." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. September 10, 1897. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1897-09-10/ed-1/seq-3/

[4] Excerpt from "Local and Otherwise." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. September 17, 1897. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1897-09-17/ed-1/seq-3/

[5] Excerpt from "Circuit Court." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. February 25, 1898. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1898-02-25/ed-1/seq-3/

[6] Excerpt from "Mt. Vernon." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 25, 1898. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1898-02-25/ed-1/seq-1/

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