|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1822|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1856|
David Buffum was an anti-slavery supporter in the mid-1850's.
He was tending his farm one day when Charles Hays and the Kickapoo Rangers (a pro-slavery group) encountered him and tried to steal his horse.
David was shot in the stomach and later gave his dying statement to the then-Governor John Geary and District Judge Sterling Cato.
Charles Hays was able to escape prosecution and left the state (presumably for Colorado).
Davids epitaph reads:
"I am willing to die for the cause of Freedom in Kansas."
His tombstone is currently located at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka, KS., having been separated from his grave some time ago.
1856 is reckoned to be the bloodiest year in Kansas, having recorded at least 38 deaths due to 'political motivations' (pro- / anti-slavery being one of the causes).
Edward Buffum (1784 - 1862)
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Originally Created by: FranzJr
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
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