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James Madison LeFors
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Birth: 1844
Dade County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1871
Arkansas, USA

Born in Dade Co MO in 1844 son of John S Lefors & Martha Jane Inglish. While he was a child the family moved to Benton Co., Ark near Bloomfield. He married Amy Russell.

When he was in his 20's, James & his next younger brother Tom went to TX to engage in hauling. While there they visited their Grandmother Inglish at Sulphur Springs, TX in 1870.

James returned to Ark. One day he went to mill, & while he was sitting on a log waiting he was reading a letter from Tom to his father. A man by the name of Frank Sanders clubbed him over the head & killed him on 1/15/1871. No motive was ever produced for the murder. His father offered a reward & his uncle Whitfield Collins Lefors & other members of the family who were law officers tried to apprehend Sanders but he escaped perhaps to TX.

James wife had a child after his death.

The bloodstained letter is still in the possession of the descendants of his sister Sarah Elizabeth Lefors Hunt. 
Family links: 
  John J. LeFors (1813 - 1874)
  Martha Jane Inglish LeFors (1815 - 1896)
  Campbell LeFors (1839 - 1916)*
  Letitia Ann LeFors White (1843 - 1933)*
  James Madison LeFors (1844 - 1871)
  Thomas Henry LeFors (1845 - 1910)*
  Samuel Bender LeFors (1847 - 1918)*
  Mary Ellen LeFors (1849 - ____)*
  Hettie Caroline LeFors Warren (1853 - 1925)*
  Martha Jane LeFors Moore (1855 - 1915)*
  Sarah Elizabeth LeFors Hunt (1857 - 1924)*
  V V LeFors (1861 - 1861)*
  John Singleton LeFors (1865 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
was murdered by F A Sanders
Bozarth Cemetery
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: DMLeForce
Originally Created by: Ellis Vaughn
Record added: Aug 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5721621
James Madison LeFors
Added by: Frederick Anderson
James Madison LeFors
Added by: Frederick Anderson
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Newspapers reported there was an argument over a card game, and the murderer escaped, and another person there was charged but acquitted as an accomplice.
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015

- David LeFors
 Added: Mar. 7, 2015

- hotpinktoenails
 Added: Mar. 31, 2013
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