HOPKINS FAMILY

 

THE HOPKINS FAMILY

 

Goodspeed's Reprint, page 73: "In 1877 Andrew Hopkins killed Lafayette Rowley near Blankenship's house, west of Corsicana, while trying to arrest the murdered man." 

On page 73 of "Reprint of Goodspeed's 1888 History of Barry County"  "In February 1882, Napoleon Rowley shot and killed ex-Sheriff Hopkins in Long's Saloon at Washburn. The trouble grew out of the imperious manner in which the ex-sheriff asked the brother of the man he murdered in 1877 to drink. Hopkins died at the Western Hotel next day, and was buried by Pythagoras Lodge of Masons. The slayer of the ex-sheriff was acquitted."

Submitted by Darla Ball Marbut

 

 

Andy Hopkins born May 10, 1845 and died February 28, 1882 is buried in the Washburn Prairie Cemetery.

 

Submitted by Darla Marbut


 

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