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Joseph Alexander Mabry, Jr
Birth: May 23, 1855
Death: Oct. 19, 1882
Knox County
Tennessee, USA

Folk Figure. The gunfight which left Joseph Mabry Sr, his son Joseph Jr, and Thomas O'Conner dead was immortalized in Mark Twain's book, "Life on The Mississippi." Thomas O'Conner was a bank president and one of the richest men in Tennessee. Following a business dispute, Joseph Mabry, Sr, a wealthy (and eccentric) businessman, threatened his life. The next day, O'Conner shot him dead on Gay Street in Knoxville. The victim's son, lawyer Joseph Mabry, Jr., was nearby. He and O'Conner became involved in a gunfight which left them both dead. Twain, intrigued by the story, recalled the event in Chapter 40 of his book, "Life on The Mississppi." Today the Mabry House is one of Knoxville's historic attractions. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
Family links: 
  Joseph Alexander Mabry (1826 - 1882)
  Laura Evelyn Churchwell Mabry (1833 - 1906)
  Joseph Alexander Mabry (1855 - 1882)
  Clarence Mabry (1859 - 1860)*
  Charlton Mabry (1862 - 1866)*
  Lawrence C Mabry (1866 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Gray Cemetery
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
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Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Nov 02, 2003
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Joseph Alexander Mabry, Jr
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Joseph Alexander Mabry, Jr
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