Hargis family photographs

Abstract

The Hargis family photographs (undated; 0.01 cubic feet; 6 items) includes 6 silver gelatin prints concerning the Hargis family of Jackson in Breathitt, Kentucky, and the murder of Judge James Hargis by his son Beach.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hargis family photographs
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Finding Aid Author
Robin Spratling
Preferred Citation
2015av008 : [identification of item], Hargis family photographs, circa 1908, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Judge James Hargis died as a result of the Hargis-Marcum-Cox-Callahan Feud. He was killed by his son, Beech Hargis at 2:45 on February 6, 1908, in Jackson, Kentucky. A drunken Beech killed his father with a Colt 45 that he stole from Judge Hargis earlier that week. He shot five bullets into the Judge, all hitting different regions of Hargis' body. When Beech was arrested and interviewed, he had no recollection of murdering his father and seemed to still be drunk. In following years, Beech disappeared from his home and his fate was unknown.
Scope and Content
The Hargis family photographs (undated; 0.01 cubic feet; 6 items) includes 6 silver gelatin prints concerning the Hargis family of Jackson in Breathitt, Kentucky, and the murder of Judge James Hargis by his son Beach. Identified locations in these photos include Jackson, Kentucky, the Hargis homestead, and Hargis' boyhood home. People photographed include Judge James Hargis, Beach Hargis, and members of the funeral procession. Many of the photographs included are images of the funeral of Judge James Hargis.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

A bird's eye view of Jackson, east side, a town whose growth has been suppressed by a terrible feud, undated

  • Box 1, item 1
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Judge James Hargis, the noted Breathitt County feudist, undated

  • Box 1, item 2
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Beech Hargis who murdered his father, February 1908, circa 1908

  • Box 1, item 3
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Digging the grave of the Breathitt County chieftain, circa 1908

  • Box 1, item 4
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During the funeral services at the old Hargis homestead, circa 1908

  • Box 1, item 5
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The funeral procession following the remains of Judge James Hargis to his boyhood home, The Panbowl., circa 1908

  • Box 1, item 6
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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