The Legend of

The Legend of "Bad Bill" Tutt

by Tutt Lambert

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The story of "Bad" Bill Tutt is based on actual events in the life of a young doctor, my Grandfather, from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the early 1900's. Some say he was a truly caring physician who saved many lives in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Others claim he was a dashing rogue, scoundrel, womanizer, and moonshiner, indulged by his wealthy County Judge father and bent on his pursuit of women, gambling, and drink.

What is for certain is that the moniker of "Bad Bill" was bestowed after he shot his cousin, "Bad" Bowen Rose. And it is from here his legend grows. A female neighbor that Bill was accused of seducing gunned down his wife, mother of their young children. His brother, Blackhawk, was murdered leading Bad Bill to plan for revenge. Ultimately, he killed a man in a gunfight, in the notorious town of Mud Hole, Virginia landing him on the Allegheny Chain Gang.

Regardless of his intentions or motivations, one thing is for certain, "Bad" Bill Tutt lived an adventurous life, and is certainly the stuff of which legends are born.

Tutt Lambert

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157757014
Publisher: Badgley Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 102
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tutt Lambert was born in Cincinnati and attended Withrow High School, 1946-1950. He enlisted in the United States Army at age 17 in 1950, and served in Korea during the war, 1951-1952, with an engineer brigade. Tutt returned to Korea, Japan, and Okinawa in 1954-1956 and was discharged August, 1957.

He received his A.B. degree from Wilmington College, Ohio, in 1960 and married his college sweetheart, Lois Cutlip after graduation. He received his Master’s Degree from Xavier University in 1963, and served as a guidance counselor at Milford High School. Later, he served as principal at Milford Junior High, Milford High School and Sycamore High School in Cincinnati.

He has been a Civil War presenter of General John Hunt Morgan to groups in Ohio and Kentucky. His interest in the Civil War led to his published articles: Confederate Veteran Magazine, Vol. Three, 1997; “Confederate Images”, Confederate Veteran Magazine, Vol. Five, 1996; “Captain Henry Chapman Swango”, Kentucky Explorer Magazine, October, 1996, “Swango Family in the Civil War”. In 2011, he wrote of his experiences in the Korean War entitled, The Men of K-2 in the Forgotten War.

In 2010 he accepted an invitation from the South Korean government to attend the 60th anniversary of the celebration of the liberation of Seoul in 2010. Accompanied by Lois, the couple received the gratitude of the Korean people in various ceremonies and tours.

Tutt and his wife have two children, Mark Tutt and Lisa Jill. They live in Loveland, Ohio.

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