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Hampton Murder Mystery..........Dougherty, OK.......Murray County
Posted by: Cathy (ID *****1263) Date: May 19, 2002 at 20:15:03
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Hello all, there are some really awful stories about my great grandfather John Alexander Hampton. I have been told that he was a raging alcoholic wife and child beating maniac who left home and stayed gone for months at a time. One story about him tells that he and his sons were out hunting and that he shot an Indian man in the back for his shoes..............and one family member says that he was told as a child that John A. was a cold blooded killer................                                                 

The second story is even more awful..........John A. came home after being gone for months with the intention of killing his wife and all the children......he was beating his wife and trying to hit her with a piece of fire wood.......when the Indian man living next door shot and killed him with a shot gun......story goes that he was cut clean in two..........John A. and his wife Tabitha Ophelia are buried in a tiny little town called Dougherty, in Murray county (Chickasaw Nation) and I am sure they died before 1900. And I suspect that John may have actually killed his wife before he was shot which is why this is such a BIG mystery.......no one in the family knows if this is true or not and the graves and headstones that are on a part of Healey ranch haven't been seen or found by anyone for years. So Please if anyone knows or remembers anything about this horrible story let me know..........thank you...........Cathy


John Alexander Hampton..........born approx. 1840.......Tn or Va
died before 1900 buried in Dougherty, Oklahoma.........Murray county (Chickasaw
Nation)
married
Tabitha Opehlia Germany.......born 1843.......in Alabama...........
died before 1900.........also buried in Dougherty

Tabitha Angeline Hampton........born 1865 in Scott county.....Arkansas
married Andrew Jackson Cody
William Penn Hampton.........born 1866 " "
married Willie Teer (1)
Oma Ethel Parrish (2)
Martha................................
Wade...........................born 1873.......in Cass County, Texas
married Susie Wallace
John..................born 1875..................I think Cass County Texas as well
married Telitha Spencer

I do have more info on this family and the names of the children from these marriages...........thanks for taking the time to read this and thank you all for any help.............Cathy


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