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Teacher

Sunbright, TN

#22 Jan 10, 2012
Blubber wrote:
Is it true that sherriff at the time Lay took there vehicle as bail money an to keep it hush hush???
Do your research moron! That would be under the Carson administration, and it was siezed because they had drugs. In addition you used "there" which refers to a place, when it should be "their" to refer to the possessive form of they. Also, "sherriff" is spelled "sheriff". Don't worry you will learn that in middle school.
OCTO-Tighe

Wartburg, TN

#23 Jan 10, 2012
Sept 6, 2008 First National Bank Chronicles *
Let it be remembered that they were not too far from home when they were in Scott County, as their people had originated in and around High Bridge, Kentucky, country; and they had folks in this county, too, from there. But they were as "shy" with their own people as they tried to be with "Uncle BILLY" when they first showed up in Huntsville, in the fall of the year, so writes JAMES W. BAKER, a native Huntsvillian. Mr. BAKER has furnished the writer with the following story:

"They came to Huntsville about two years after the Civil War; four strangers rode into the county seat town of Huntsville, Tennessee. They boarded at the Sharp Hotel on the southeast corner of the Court Square and told people they were buyers and traders of livestock. They soon rented a small building next to the Hotel from Uncle BILLY SHARP and opened a small general store. Two of the group ran the business while the other two made frequent horseback trips presumably to locate and inspect cattle, hogs, horses and sheep that might be bought and driven to market the following summer. All four of the men were owners of exceptionally fine quality saddle horses.

"All dealings with people in Huntsville and nearby area were open and in no way of a suspicious nature. They paid all their obligations in hard money; that is, gold or silver coin. At about this time there was a good deal of counterfeit money in circulation and paper money was suspected especially when offered by strangers.

"After staying some six months they closed their store and left no notice to local persons with whom they had been dealing. They just rode off.

"Uncle BILLY SHARP became better acquainted with them, and, years later, he told people he was sure that two of the men were the JAMES boys, JESSE and FRANK.

"Some twenty-five years later FRANK JAMES came to the town of Hustonville in southeastern Kentucky to visit the Weatherford brothers, the JAMESes and the WEATHERFORD family having been neighbors near St. Joseph, Missouri, years before when all four had been young boys.

"In the meantime, JESSE had been killed and FRANK had surrendered to the law, been sent to the penitentiary and, later, been given a full pardon by the governor of Missouri.

"The WEATHERFORDS were merchants and, during FRANK JAMES’ visit with them, they told him that a partner of their business was a JAMES F. BAKER, of Huntsville, Tennessee.

"FRANK JAMES then told them that he was well acquainted with Huntsville, Tennessee, that he and JESSE had stayed in Huntsville several months under assumed names while "scouting" or "laying low" from officers of the law. He described the town and several persons whom he remembered well. Two of them were "Uncle BILLY" SHARP and "RUBE" HURTT. The

OCTO-Tighe owned the lot where the alledged James Brothers had their store - sold that lot to three Sharp sisters! Jamie Baker personally related the story as stated above almosr word by word to me as I recall - But my memory is sinking fast!
katydid

Murfreesboro, TN

#24 Jan 10, 2012
my great great grandfathe lived up smith creek i think his name was jesse crabtree supposedly frank and jesse james would come to town to hide out since they were never wanted in tn. i heard they owned the hotel ?? but they would stay at the hotel and my gpa would come off the mountain and take their horses back to smith creek and hide the horses there till they were ready to head back out also after his wife died i guess they dug her up twice looking for buried loot this was told to me by my grandmother we can't prove anything but the folklor is fun
White Out

Knoxville, TN

#25 Jan 10, 2012
Buff Bagwell and lex were arrested by anthony phillips for simple possession. Pretty much arrested because of who they were.

If i remember correct, marty brought his family down to meet them and take pictures with them. They wanted to seize the Tahoe they were driving, but didn't for some reason.

The whole deal was very unprofessional.
THELMA LOU

Helenwood, TN

#26 Jan 10, 2012
excuse me i was looking for the thread about

JESSIE JAMES IN HUNTSVILLE, i must of got on the wrong page again.!!!!

by the way my greatgrandmother saw him there in huntsville. she was a small little girl, im 60 now,so i guess that could possibly be true.

good luck with your discussion about everything
BUT the real tpoic, FOOLS!!!!
wow

United States

#27 Jan 12, 2012
My ex wife told me that her great grandmother dated Frank James for a while.
don

Sunbright, TN

#28 Jan 12, 2012
i heard frank was bi-polar.
Family History

Columbia, SC

#29 Jan 12, 2012
From what I have seen in the books is that the Marcum Family on Buffalo had ties the the boys. If you read the book you will see that someone dug up the Marcum woman after she passed away to see if there was any of the boys gold in with her. It is said that the Marcum Family had money and a lot of people think they got it from the James Boys.
who

Whittier, NC

#30 Feb 1, 2012
I know who has that chandelier. What are the initials of the person who has the one you are referring to
geeze wrote:
In stories handed down thru the generations, I was told Jesse James and some of his gang were "hid out" in Scott County from time to time. Several stories: One was Jesse James swung by his arms from the chandelier at the old Keen Hotel near the jail (wheeeee) one time. That's where the library now sits, and I know someone who has kept that chandelier when they tore down the place. One was he was hid out in the top floor of Judge Potter's house for a while by the judge (now Four Oaks Funeral Home); and sometimes people hid them and their horses up in the Buffalo and Norma areas off and on. I never heard nothin about any money being found, but who knows?! Maybe that's why the Potters are doing so well!
well

Pine Knot, KY

#31 Apr 5, 2012
who wrote:
I know who has that chandelier. What are the initials of the person who has the one you are referring to <quoted text>
JC...how about you? What are those initials?
Potter

Chandler, AZ

#32 Nov 19, 2012
geeze wrote:
In stories handed down thru the generations, I was told Jesse James and some of his gang were "hid out" in Scott County from time to time. Several stories: One was Jesse James swung by his arms from the chandelier at the old Keen Hotel near the jail (wheeeee) one time. That's where the library now sits, and I know someone who has kept that chandelier when they tore down the place. One was he was hid out in the top floor of Judge Potter's house for a while by the judge (now Four Oaks Funeral Home); and sometimes people hid them and their horses up in the Buffalo and Norma areas off and on. I never heard nothin about any money being found, but who knows?! Maybe that's why the Potters are doing so well!
How interesting, Judge Potter was my GG grandfather!
Potter

Chandler, AZ

#33 Nov 19, 2012
cupcake wrote:
<quoted text>I always loved that house , thanks for the information as to who the owner was, very interesting!
Me too, lived in Huntsville as a small child, remeber it before it was 4 Oaks.
Chimmie Chonga

United States

#34 Nov 20, 2012
Yeah I love hearing the history of our little town.

Since: Aug 12

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#35 Nov 20, 2012
No but one time butch Cassidy and the sundance kid rode down paint rock!!!!!
Potter

Chandler, AZ

#36 Nov 21, 2012
geeze wrote:
In stories handed down thru the generations, I was told Jesse James and some of his gang were "hid out" in Scott County from time to time. Several stories: One was Jesse James swung by his arms from the chandelier at the old Keen Hotel near the jail (wheeeee) one time. That's where the library now sits, and I know someone who has kept that chandelier when they tore down the place. One was he was hid out in the top floor of Judge Potter's house for a while by the judge (now Four Oaks Funeral Home); and sometimes people hid them and their horses up in the Buffalo and Norma areas off and on. I never heard nothin about any money being found, but who knows?! Maybe that's why the Potters are doing so well!
Way cool, Judge Potter was my GG grandfather, neat to hear more stories!
Big Mike

United States

#37 Nov 22, 2012
Would be cool if he was...

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