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Bad luck seemed to be lot in life for Capt. John Sheets and his family

by David Stark

by David Stark

You probably know that Capt. Sheets was murdered by mistake by Jesse James in 1869. But did you know that Sheets saw his business partner murdered in 1865 and that two his wife’s relatives were murdered in 1863? The murders in Hamilton are the subject of this story.

Capt. Sheets was one of the earliest residents of Gallatin, helping record lot sales and making

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