My brother and I came upon your message while we were researching our family and this is what we found out ... Thomas L. Lamb was our Grandmothers grandfather and Thomas was married twice and we got this info from his first wife's family who live in Georgia (his second wife was our family's line, we are from alabama) the following is what was emailed to me by a relative:
There are too versions of the"story" in our family: (1) Mr. Pipkins was beating a crippled man; or (2) was beating a crippled black man; in either case Thomas Lamb intervened resulting in the death of Pipkins. Thomas Lamb, (my wife's great great grandfather) fled Georgia and turned up in Alabama where he remarried and reared another family. My wife is descended from Thomas through one of his two Georgia sons, (by his first wife Matilda Roberts) Augustus Franklin Lamb. The other son was William (Bill) Lamb. As you might gather from the tenor of this note, our forefathers have taught us that the death of Pipkins was not murder but justifiable homicide. Good ancestor hunting to you.!
I hope this helps you out like I said this is what was emailed to me, so if you have heard a different version of the story please email me and let me know what you've heard.I'll be gone for a couple of weeks and won't be checking my email encase you email me and wonder why I haven't responded.Hope to hear from you soon.Goodluck in your family research. Charmayne Weand