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Alabama Enquirer And Morgan County News
Alabama Enquirer And Morgan County News
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Description: Hammock Family Arrested for Five Years of Burglary

Date: February 23 1888

Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL

Source: Madison Co., AL Library

Page/Column: Page 6, Column 2

The Events of a Week in Our Own Country.
New Enterprises, &c., &c.
There was unearthed recently the greatest combination of burglarizing ever known to have been perpetuated by one single family of negroes in Eufaula, Ala. They have been robbing different citizens’ houses for the last five years, and have just been caught up with through the shrewdness of a fiddler who was stopping in a wagon-yard near that city a few weeks ago, and who had his wagon robbed of about seventy dozen eggs. He came up and served out a warrant for the negroes arrest, and as there had recently been a great many burglaries committed, the officers thought, as an experiment, that they would arm themselves with a search warrant. Upon searching the building, they found many things that had been stolen from different residences as back as five years ago. Jeff Hammock, and his wife, a daughter and a son were the alleged burglars.

Submitted: 02/15/18

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