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Chapter 10 The Slicker War:A TRAGIC RANDOM SHOT 6 MAR 1843
hICKORY cOUNTY, mo. The word was out that William Metcalf was due to be slicked. (Whipped with a peeled hickory switch) A number of people gathered at Metcalf's house. The slickers thought it was a meeting to conspire against them, the anti-slickers would claim it was a gathering to protect Metcalf from the slickers.
Robert Turk, the youngest of the Turks,and Archibald Blue, were at the Turk home, just over a quarter mile away. Between nine and ten that night the two crept to within rifle range of the Metcalf house. Their avowed purpose was to scare the occupants within. Three shots were fired, two of which were of no importance. Then Robert placed one last shot through the door and the two hurried on to the Blue home a mile away. The bullet ripped through the door, sent splinters through the cap of an old women nearby, creased the hand of Mr. Metcalf, then struck and mortally wounded Jacob Dobkins in the stomach.
He was taken to the home of his brother, Hugh, where he lingered in pain for two days before dying.
Six weeks previously Jacob had married Abraham and Gladis
oldest daughter, now pregnant. Elizabeth Jane Nowell Dobkins who later became my Ggrandmother after she married Elisha Cook.
They had also bushwacked Abraham Nowwell the morning of October 18, 1842. The Nowell family didnt do to well with the slickers.
Jacog's son, born of course later, was part of Elisha's family and was a Blacksmith in Ukiah, CA where Elisha and
Elizabeth Jane both died. Elisha in 1883 and Elizabeth in 1901.
The book THE SLICKER WAR, published by Bona Publishing Company, Route 1, Box 181, Aldrich, Missouri
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