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 - TBI TUB5E3 - SIZEM08X AFFAIR The Turner -...
TBI TUB5E3 - SIZEM08X AFFAIR The Turner - Sizemore quarrel began about 1875 in Knott county and spread itselt over Floyd arid Letcher Its exact cause is not known that always depends on which side of the case your informant belongs for there are few non - partisans in any region where a healthy feud is in progress and an unbiased story of it is not to be obtained Old Jeff Turner gave a Christmas dinner at bis house on Beaver creek in 1875 to which a number bf bis neighbors were invited The festivities closed with a fight and the banquet hall was converted into a slaughter pen with the host and Bud Sizemore lying dead and eight or ten others badly wounded That started ibe war Old Talt Hall joined the Siteraores as did his aon and namesake namesake The younger Hall speedily developed developed into the champion outlaw of - the region As a bloody terror he probably probably never had an equal anywhere After several murders had been credited to him he disappeared and since that time has operated in Tennesse West Virginia Virginia and elsewhere with such success that he himself confesses to nineteen murders and has several others charged up to him He wss caught a few inapths ago for a murder committed in Tennessee and is now nnder sentence of death The fend has about worn itself out though something like a hundred hundred men bit the dust before that end was achieved One of the men who figured prominently in Knott county during during this stormr period was Clabe Jones now jailer of the county a man of iron nerve and a gentleman witn a record of his own in the killing line usually usually In the interest of law and order Tbereare something like twenty notches on his suck xewoi tne participants In the Knott COUntV trouble were ever nun iseed and some of them still figure as oat - laws tat BTBIII IS SLOODT BMATHlTt Breathitt had

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 03 Apr 1892, Sun,
  3. Page 12

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