Hancock County, Tennessee






  This was Transcribed and donated by Sherie, who has the Yahoo, Group Mountain Clans.

  Newspaper report from the Knoxville Journal and Tribune, Sunday, Aug 5, 1900


  Two men killed and two wounded on election day.

  In the sixteenth district of Hancock County at Sycamore, a point remotely situated in the
  mountains, a disastrous fight occurred on election day, Aug 2, 1900. Hillery Collins and
  John Lamb were killed outright and Wiley Brewer mortally wounded and Patton Gibson injured.
  It was pitched battle arising between the Brewers and Lambs on one side and the Collins
  and Burton on the other. John Lamb was deputy sheriff and Hillary Collins, constable. The
  afray arose over an election quarrel, the particulars of which have not been obtained.
  The families involved are said, by those in the city, who knew them, to be determined
  people and it is thought the struggle must have been a severe one. There was no feud,
  but it is feared this trouble may lead to one similar to those with which Hancock county
  used to be infested. (end of article)

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