A Kentucky Tragedy


Jasper McComas Shot Three Men to Save His Father

Williamstown, Ky., Sept. 12 - As the result of a feud between the Hutton and McComas families, John R. Hutton and his two sons, Samuel and Wilbur, were fatally shot about noon Friday.

The Huttons were in the village when Moses McComas and his son Jasper drove up and stopped in their buggy near Kinman's saloon.  Some words were passed, when the Hutton boys drew their knives and attempted to pull old Mr. McComas out of the buggy.

Jasper opened fire on them with his revolver and all three of the Huttons were mortally wounded, two of them being shot through the abdomen and the other just below the heart.

Young McComas was met by officers while on the way to Williamstown to surrender.


from the Owingsville Outlook, September 17, 1903