Casey  County News
Contributed to the Casey Co. mailing list by Rochelle Meyer Riordan from The Library of Congress website. Originally submitted to LOC by Christin Craig.

The Anderson Intelligencer - Mar. 3, 1881

Cam Rousey was shot and killed recently in a Kentucky town by a man named Gresham, and a correspondent of the Courier-Journal, in reporting the affair, called Rousey a desperado. Two friends of Rousey resented this in communications to the paper, and from them it was learned that Cam was one of eleven brothers, of whom six still live. Of the five dead brothers, Jasper was hanged by a mob in 1859, Thomas was killed in 1865 as he was leaving Sabbath school by Thomas and John Akin, who were also in the mob that hanged Jasper; Smith was killed in 1867 while trying to rescue two brothers from the Kentucky militia during the Lynch trouble, and Archie was killed last year by John Williams through a mistake. It is averred that they "were noble fellows," who never looked "to the Courts for justice, but went to their abusers and demanded an eye for an eye or friendship on the spot, with appropriate apologies, which they would exchange."

NOTE: Cam is buried in the Butchertown Cemetery.