|Kansas City Star, 1872|
|Warrensburg, Johnson County Courthouse, Next to the Jail in 1867|
DESPERATE AN DETERMINED CHARACTER
The first mob had evidently come expecting to be let into the jail after a little parley, and came unprovided with means of breaking in.
|Courthouse and Jail Warrensburg, Johnson County MO 1867|
|1850's Courthouse Public Square Warrensburg, Johnson County, MO|
|Sheriffs of Johnson County, Missouri|
From left. J. H. Smith 1868-1872
H. H. Russell 1876- 1880
William Collins 1872-1876
David Raker 1890-1894
R. M. Lear 1900-1904
Winfield Dunham 1896-1900
It may be that now as he heard knocking at his door the death he had sat for days and knights gazing at afar off, and with a glimmer of hope between, the shuddered a little and the memory of the sweets life had held for him in better days that were gone, came back to make his heart sick, and set his brain reeling.
|July 28, 1872 The Leavenworth Times|
James Sharpe - John Erskine
|John Paulee Erskine 1819-July 1872, Murdered by James E. Sharpe |
in Centerview, near Warrensburg, MO, Johnson County
Buried in the Centerview MO Cemetery
Dallas Herald August 3, 1872 (p.2 col.4)
The Kansas City Times gives an account of the brutal murder of Mr. John Erskine, of Seguin (Tx) in this state, a well known and highly respectable gentleman who has been for some years engaged in the cattle trade. He was murdered by a man named Sharp(e), who had given Erskine a mortgage on his property, to get rid of this encumbrance. Sharp was exposed by his little son, who witnessed the deed.