Jay Legg

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you true brave river boys... We've lost one of our river boys, And the one we love so well." His wife shoots Jay on a Friday night. His boy asks his mother why she did it. She says it was an accident. She is imprisoned even so
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (collected from Maggie Hammons Parker, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: death homicide husband wife children
Feb 10, 1904 - Shooting of Jay Legg by his wife Sarah Ann. She will be convicted of murder, but the conviction will be overturned on appeal
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 219-220, "Jay Legg" (1 text)
Roud #7030
The Murder of Jay Legg
File: CAFS1219

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