A Good Man Murdered

Source: New York Tribune, January 1849

A Good Man Murdered.-James Walker of Holly Springs, (Tenn.) was murdered on the 3d last. at Noncoxah Bridge, Shelby Co., by two brothers named James. The altercation that led to such a melancholy termination began by a jocular remark as to which of the parties had the strongest horses. One of the men struck Mr. Walker and then fired at him with a pistol. Walker then drew a pistol which he fired, and was apparently retreating, when he was mortally wounded by the one that had previously fired at him. He expired in a few minutes. Notwithstanding there were a number of persons present, the murderers were allowed to escape. They have been pursued and we hope will be arrested. Mr. Walker had resided here a number of years. He was an industrious, honest and peaceable man. He leaves a wife and a number of helpless children to mourn over their irreparable loss. His body was brought here and buried on Monday last. All persons wishing to aid in prosecuting the murderers, will please call at the store of Long & Farrell. [Holly Springs Jacksonian

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