A unsolved mass murder cases even to this very day. The Hockley Murders is also known as the Lynch Tragedy.

George Lynch, a father of 8, woke up to gunfire on the early morning of September 13, 1878. A man was shooting with a pistol and Lynch was hit by a bullet on the chest. The unknown killer thinking George Lynch was dead starts to get a hatchet and kill his children. Than he set the Lynch house on fire to cover up the crime. It is probable the suspect is a person that Lynch had a run in with. His name is Bouleware, who was a neighbor of Lynch. George Lynch filed a criminal complaint against Bouleware for drawing a gun on him prior to the massacre.

The Waco Daily Examiner. (Waco, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 84, Ed. 1, Friday, September 20, 1878
http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/675...th110797/m1/2/

Chicago Daily Tribune
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagot....&pqatl=google

Eight Children Murdered
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi...P18781214.2.32

Fulton History
http://fultonhistory.com/newspaper%2...20-%200170.pdf