Thursday, July 21, 2016

Frontier Justice Sign - Harpe Brothers


Located 3 miles north of Dixon, county seat of Webster County, Kentucky, along the west side of Highway 41 A.   Sign photographed 13 July 2016.

The sign is on private property.

Published 21 July 2016, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,


Janet said...

Major William Carter Love (one of those killed by the Harpes) was my 5th great-grandfather. His wife, Esther Calhoun Love, is buried in Piney Fork Cemetery, Crittenden County, KY, and her headstone reads "My husband Wm Love was killed by the Harps Aug 1799." (Photos of original and reproduced headstone are on Findagrave.)

Brenda Joyce Jerome said...

An article about the Harpe brothers and my photo of Esther Love's tombstone can be found here:

Thanks Janet.

A Pink Daisy said...

I stumbled across your story by mistake when looking up info on the Harpe brothers. They also killed my 7th great in 1779 at age 39. He had taken a team of horses and a wagon to the Ohio River for wok and the Harpes got him. He was an immigrant from Ireland and had a wife and five small children. His name was, John Duffy.

A Pink Daisy said...

p.s. His name was "John Tully" Not "Duffy": Aug 31, 1799 murdered John Tully in Stockton Valley

Citation: The Mirror [Washington, KY], 28 Aug 1799. Rpt. in Excerpts from the Earliest Mason County, Kentucky Newspapers. Ed. Winters-Ibrahim, Rachelle. Westminster, MD: Heritage, 2006. Print.

Brenda Joyce Jerome said...

Thank you for this added information. I appreciate it!