Matthew G. Schoenbachler

in Murder and Madness

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125664
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135373 | DOI:

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In one of many bizarre events that threatened to turn the Kentucky Tragedy into a farce the first time around, Beauchamp at about seven o'clock that Sunday night wound up on the doorstep of Joel Scott, warden of the state penitentiary, stalwart supporter of the new court party, and an intimate friend of Solomon Sharp. Across town, Sharp was spending his last night politicking, touring the taverns and paying his respects to the arriving members of the state assembly. Accounts of Beauchamp's whereabouts for the next several hours differ substantially, offering a prime example of the difficulty in ascertaining what happened in the Kentucky Tragedy. The chapter specifically discusses the day that Jereboam Beauchamp killed Solomon Sharp.

Keywords: Jereboam Beauchamp; Solomon Sharp; murder; Kentucky Tragedy; Joel Scott

Chapter.  4836 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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