October 9, 1848
As the Tutt-Everett War was brewing, a shootout erupted before a town meeting in Yellville (Marion County), resulting in several deaths, including that of Simmons “Sim” Everett. On October 11, relatives and supporters of Everett ambushed and killed several members of the King family, who had participated in the shootout on the Tutt side. Fearing that law and order had disintegrated in Marion County, Governor Thomas Drew authorized a militia from neighboring Carroll County to enter the county to restore order. It arrested members of the Everett gang but was disbanded after six weeks; after the militia’s departure, Everett supporters broke into the jail where the prisoners were being held and released them. This, unfortunately, was not the end of the tensions.