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Description: Hammock Family Arrested for Five Years of BurglaryDate: February 23 1888
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 6, Column 2
SOUTHERN PARAGRAPHS OF
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The Events of a Week in Our Own Country.
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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.