- Hiram William Lakey's Profile
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This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.
- ID: C7C56E1B8C2745A1AB6CDCA5E029E9F72F67
- 14 JUN 2011
Prior to import, this record was last changed 14 JUN 2011.
- Hiram Lakey was said to have killed his son's father-in-law (Elizabeth Shope
- 's Dad) during a family outing where one of the Lakey boys had accused one
- of the Shope boys of kissing one of the girls in an ungentlemanly fashion.
- The two Dad's got involved (sticking up for their son's) and when John
- George Shope threatened to kill any of the Lakey boys who talked bad about
- one of his sons a fight broke out between Hiram Lakey and John Shope. Hiram
- is said to have struck him dead by hitting him with a rod? Hiram then fled
- towards Tennessee where he was said to have relatives but was never heard
- from again. John Shope's body lay were it was slain for two or more days
- before the family returned and gave him a decent buriel. Family stories tell
- that most believe the Shope Boys caught up with Hiram as he fled somewhere
- along the trail and killed him then returning, a few days later, to bury
- their father. Families served their own justice and revenge in those days
- since there weren't many sheriff's or law enforcement to speak of.
Thank you to William Graham for creating WikiTree profile Lakey-94 through the import of WLGraham.ged on May 24, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by William and others.
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