Hoping that someone can help me out. I have come across two newspaper articles printed in August of 1884. One has dateline of Louisville, KY that states a dispatch from Frankfort, KY to the Courier-Journal says Town Marshall Jesse Offutt was shot and killed by Henry Taylor.
The second article reads Jesse Offutt, City Marshal of Franklin, KY was shot and instantly killed on the 19th of August while in the discharge of his duty by Henry Taylor.
I would like to first determine if this happened in Franklin, and secondly if it did who this Jesse Offutt was.
Any help would be appreciated.