|Looking south toward Stamping Ground|
Tonight's blog will give some of the witness's accounts to the shooting on that night in September and there are modern day photos that correspond to the witness accounts.
|Approximate spot of Ollie Jameson's store|
Witness William H. Green stated" I was in the drugstore heard someone calling for "Oh Duke." There were two in the buggy. I didn't know who they were. There was an interval between the first shots and the last one or two."
|Looking from area of shooting toward the Distillery|
Witness Deputy Marshall Darnell stated "I think there were some other buggies there when I got there. Young Luther Southworth was at his father's head. He was crying."
|Little Branch - Looking north. Approximate area of shooting|
From the accounts above, Tom Southworth's son, Luther Southworth was both a witness of the shooting and a suspect of who shot Sheriff Duke. They will bury my Great-Grandfather a couple of days later in the Beechwood Cemetery in Owen County. At Tom Southworth's funeral, his son Luther will be arrested for murder. My next blog in this series will highlight what will happen to Luther Southworth at trial.