Here is info from Patrick Hugh Lynch's Find-A-Grave page:http://www.findagrave.com...d=6739709&
"Patrick H. Lynch and Family
On May 7, 1827, Patrick Hugh Lynch was born the second son in a family that grew to number eight. He spent his boyhood years in Cavan County, Ireland, where he was born. Among his childhood playmates in this village was his cousin, Marcus Daly. At the age of 39 Patrick married Margret Callan, also of Irish ancestry.
Sixteen years (1882) and eight children later, the Patrick Lynch family moved from their Irish homeland to 'the Rosebud.' (See note below.)
The move was a result of encouragement from Marcus Daly, Mr. Lynch's cousin. Marcus was the first to seek out the new frontier in America, and once here, began writing to encourage other members of his family to come and join him. Marcus became known as one of the Anaconda Copper Kings and a political figure in Montana history.
Marcus had acquired a sizable herd of cattle. He had two men in charge of them with their cow camp located near the junction of Lame Deer and Rosebud Creeks. One of the men was killed by a horse. The remaining man was in failing health due to tuberculosis. Patrick Lynch's brother, Jack, had made the trip to America and was at Butte with Marcus when word came of the cowhand's death. Marcus asked Jack Lynch to take the job as a cowhand, and he consented. Shortly after Jack arrived at the Cow Camp, the second cowhand died. Jack seized upon this opportunity to encourage his brother, Patrick, via letter, to come to America and bring his family, offering them a place to live and a job as a cowhand for Marcus.
In 1882 the Patrick Lynch's left Ireland bound for America. with stops along the way to visit other family members already located in Illinois, it was a full year's journey until they were to reach Rosebud, Montana by the Northern Pacific Railroad. It was October. Jack Lynch, Patrick's brother who was running Marcus Daly's operation in Rosebud County, met them with a team and covered wagon, and drove them to their new home, the cow camp house at the present site of Lame Deer. This was later homesteaded by Patrick's daughter, Katie Lynch Toohey.
Patrick H. Lynch became a citizen in 1884 and established squatter's rights on land up Lame Deer Creek adjoining the Daly Cow Camp. This was later filed as a homestead. He was engaged in the cattle business until the reservation was formed in 1900. At that time the government bought out all the settlers having land within the boundary for the reservation. He was one of these, along with the Alderson's, Schaudel's and George Mendenhall.
The Patrick Lynch children grew up with both white children and Indian children as associates, several of them becoming proficient in the Cheyenne language. The son, Hugh, was known by the Cheyennes as "Wee-he-kiss' meaning "Little White Boy." Their oldest daughter Mary was adopted into the Cheyenne Tribe and given the name "Ameonie" - Great White Walking Woman."
(So Patrick had a son named Hugh Lynch, & his sister who married Pat Boyle had a son she named Hugh Boyle - the one who was murdered. There are a lot of guys named "Hugh" in this family... -LR)
"Patrick Lynch had been in Montana only 7 years when a young nephew, Hugh Boyle, came from Chicago for a visit (1890.) (See note.) A routine ride to gather the milk cows ended in Hugh's tragic death. It is thought that he came upon some Indians butchering white man's beef, and they killed him. It was nearly a week before his body was found where the Indians had made a shallow grave, covering the body with shale. After the body was removed, Two Moons gathered rocks and laid them in the formation of a man's body, arms, and legs. He used a skull-shaped stone for the head and smaller rocks to signify clenched fists. The two Indians guilty of the murder, Head Chief and Young Mule, were shot before a firing squad at the Lame Deer Agency. Rose Lynch and Mrs. Upshaw were in the Upshaw cellar in Lame Deer during the execution.
The Lynch family listened to the sound of the rifles at the old Lynch place, a mile or so out of Lame Deer. When all was quiet, John McRae, Patrick Lynch, son Hugh and daughter Katherine went to Lame Deer in a wagon to verify that the Indians were dead.
Mr. Lynch did not blame the Indians for what they had done. He felt that starvation forced them to butcher other men's beef. This friendship with the Indians was a two-way street."
So yet another story with some similarities, yet very big differences as to the execution of the murderers...
This info was entered onto Find-A-Grave by Catherine Byron who apparently got it from Lynch family descendants (she may be related). She has included a ton of other info on the Lynch family including their passage from Ireland to America; more on the Patrick Lynch family living in Montana, including interesting story about the "Hoover scare" & discovering that St. Labre's had been started in Ashland; also the process they went thru with the gov. when the reservation was formed for the Cheyenne - excerpts from legal documents, some signed by James McLaughlin, US Indian Inspector, plus dealing with the water rights, with names of other neighbors being mentioned.
Sorry I seem to be having trouble getting the links to work - must be doing it wrong - can anyone tell me how to do this correctly, please? Thank you.