HOPKINS, A J "ANDY" - Barry County, Missouri | A J "ANDY" HOPKINS - Missouri Gravestone Photos

A J "Andy" HOPKINS

Washburn Prairie Cemetery
Barry County,
Missouri

May 10, 1845
Feb. 28, 1882

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." - Submitted by Darla Marbut: 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."

Contributed on 12/14/12 by tslundberg
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Record #: 736965

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Submitted: 12/14/12 • Approved: 12/14/12 • Last Updated: 12/14/12 • R736965-G0

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