John Henry Sanders

John Henry Sanders

Birth
Green County, Kentucky, USA
Death 7 Mar 1865 (aged 37)
Pawnee, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Pawnee, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 126120791 · View Source
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Courtesy of "History of the Early Settlers in Sangamon County, Illinois, Centennial Record" by John Carroll Power:

John H. Sanders was in the store of James Bodge, in Pawnee, on the evening of March 7, 1865, when two men entered it, ostensibly with the view of trading, but really with the view of robbery. Mr. Sanders passed out of the door, and as he did so, was shot by an accomplice of the robbers, stationed on the outside, to prevent his giving the alarm. He died before any of his friends could reach him.

Two of the robbers, James P. Lemon and Barney B.Vanarsdale, were arrested, the former in Missouri and the latter in Iowa. They were tried, convicted April
25, and hung at Springfield, July 20, 1866, The other, Ballard, was hung in Missouri by a mob, but confessed that he assisted in the murder of Mr. Sanders.



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  • Created by: Paula Davis Fair
  • Added: 9 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126120791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Sanders (26 Jun 1827–7 Mar 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126120791, citing Horse Creek Cemetery, Pawnee, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Paula Davis Fair (contributor 47269717) .