24 Jun 1794
Asheville, Buncomb, North Carolina, USA
James P. Lakey
Nicholas Powers Lakey
Josiah Brannon Lakey
John D. Lakey
Mary Jane Lakey
Hiram W. Lakey
Cecilia M. Lakey
Dorcas Adaline Lakey
William Jasper Lakey
26 Aug 1894
Macon, North Carolina, USA
30 May 2013
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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.
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