Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Killers & Those That Got Killed.

When we research some times we come across a subject that makes us a little uncomfortable and will be unpleasant to read about. But in researching some times the leads takes us to a subject that makes us feel a little uneasy. The idea behind this site is to help you find your ancestors, and in doing so I may ran across a subject that may make one feel uneasy to read about. It’s my job to record as many surnames and the information on them as I can, it’s up to you do deiced if you went it in you family’s history. Even though you may not wish record something’s you find out about ones ancestor for one reason or another, it will be unfair to your family’s future generations to leave it out. I would make some kind of side note, so those who come later into your family history can deiced for themselves if they want it in their family history.

Note. The information on these names will be in bits and pieces it will be up to you to find out the full story. This information comes from the many departments of the Library of Congress.


Mr. MCCORMICK, of Arizona, on leave, introduced the following bill:

Restricting the killing of the bison, or buffalo, upon the public lands.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That excepting for the purpose of using the meat for food, or
preserving the skin, it shall be unlawful for any person to kill the bison, or buffalo, found anywhere upon the public lands of the United States, and for the violation of this law the
offender shall, upon conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction, be liable to a fine of one hundred dollars for each animal killed, one-half of which sum shall, upon its collection be paid to the informer.

In 1782, Elisabeth Wilderness was burned in the left hand with the letter M for manslaughter in killing her own husband with a knife. She has by him eight children all alive.
Note. This information was given in a letter by Thomas McKean to Sarah ( Sally ) McKean, On April 28, 1782.

The Trial of the Revd. Bennet Allen for Killing Mr. Lloyd Dulany in a Duel. The Jury brought him in Guilty of Manslaughter. He was fined one shilling and sentenced to Six months imprisonment. Allen had published something reflecting on the Dulany family without putting in his name to it. Loyd Dulany Called upon the author to make himself Known asserting at the same time that he was a liar and a Scoundrel--upon which Allen Sent him a Challenge, they met and at the first fire Mr Dulany fell.
Note. This was published in a New York paper, about 1782 or 83, was told to Philip Thomas in a letter from John Hanson.

CHAP. LIV. — An Act to authorize the Secretary of War to make Reparation for the killing of a Caddo Boy by Volunteer Troops in Texas.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable the Secretary of War to carry out an agreement made and entered into at Torray’s Trading House, in the State of Texas, thirteenth September, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, between R. S. Neighbors, United States special Indian agent, and Colonel P. H. Bell, on the one part, and José Maria Tow-i-ash and Had-i-hah, Caddo Indians, on the other part, to make reparation in money for the killing of a Caddo boy by the volunteer troops in Texas, in the summer of eighteen hundred and forty-eight.
APPROVED, February 19, 1849.

Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, 1789-1873
MONDAY, March 14, 1864.

Whereas in the history of the attempt to rescue Anthony Burns, a fugitive slave from the State of Virginia, from the custody of the United States officers, in Boston, in 1854, it is represented, and it is also generally reported, that T. W. Higginson, now the colonel of a regiment of negro troops in the service of the United States, led or was engaged in an assault made by a body of men, with force and arms, upon the court-house in Boston, where the said Anthony Burns was held in the custody of the law and officers of the United States, with the intent and purpose of forcibly rescuing him from such custody; and whereas it is represented and generally reported that a citizen of the United States, then having the custody of said Burns, was killed and murdered by said assailants: Therefore,
Be it resolved, That the President of the Senate appoint a committee of three members of the Senate to investigate whether the said T. W. Higginson had any connexion, and if any, what, with the said attempt to rescue the said Burns, and with the killing and murdering of any person having his custody; and that said committee have power to send for persons and papers.

Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, 1867-1869, THURSDAY, February 11, 1869.

To be captains by brevet.

First Lieutenant John F. Small, of the First Regiment United States Cavalry, for gallantry in charging a band of Indians, killing and capturing more of the enemy than he had men, on Silver Lake, Oregon, September 8, 1867, to date from September 8, 1867.
Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 43rd Congress, 1st Session, FRIDAY, January 9, 1874.

Relief to Catherine F. Campbell, for the killing of her son, Daniel F. Campbell, by a guard of United States soldiers sent in pursuit of deserters
Note. I couldn't find the Bill, nor any other information on this matter.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 43rd Congress, 1st Session, MONDAY, March 2, 1874.

A bill to reimburse Wills B. Whitmore, of Atlanta, Georgia, for expenses incurred in defending himself against a charge of murder for the killing of one Mark Deadman, an illicit distiller, in the State of Georgia, said killing occurring while in discharge of his duty as deputy United States marshal.


ARTICLE VI. Soldiers in the United States service having killed Ish-tah-chah-ne-aha, (Puffing Eyes,) a friendly chief of the Two Kettles band of Dakota or Sioux Indians, it is hereby agreed that the government of the United States shall cause to be paid to the surviving widow of the deceased and his children, seventeen in number, the sum of five hundred dollars; and to the said tribe or band, in common, as indemnity for killing said chief, the sum of five hundred dollars, said payment to be made under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

CHAP. XLVI..—An .Act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers.
March 3, 1799.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That if any such citizen, or other person, shall go into any town, settlement or territory belonging to any nation or tribe of Indians, and shall there commit murder, by killing any Indian or Indians belonging to any nation or tribe of Indians in amity with the United States, such offender, on being thereof convicted, shall suffer death.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1856
FRIDAY, May 23, 1856.

Francis C. Treadwell, of New York, praying for the investigation of the alleged killing of Thomas Keating by Philemon T. Herbert

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1856
THURSDAY, May 15, 1856.

Mr. Knowlton submitted the following preamble and resolution, claiming the same to be a matter of privilege, viz:

"Whereas a difficulty occurred at Willard's Hotel, in this city, on the 8th instant, between Hon. Philemon T. Herbert, a member of this House from the State of California, and Thomas Keating, a waiter at said hotel, which resulted in the death of said Keating from a pistol shot fired by said Herbert; and whereas, upon the examination of said case before Justices Smith and Birch, of the District of Columbia, the said justices were divided in their opinion as to the propriety of allowing said Herbert to obtain bail; and whereas said Herbert was then taken, on the writ of habeas corpus, before Thomas H. Crawford, judge of the criminal court of the District of Columbia, and the decision of the said judge was as follows: 'That the prisoner enter into a recognizance, with one or more good surety or sureties, in the sum of $10,000, conditioned for his appearance at the next term of the criminal court of the District of Columbia, to be holden on the third Monday of June next, to answer to the charge of manslaughter on Thomas Keating, and not to depart the jurisdiction of the court without the leave thereof;' and whereas the constitution provides 'that each house of Congress shall be the judge of the qualifications of its own members, and may punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member:' Therefore,

"Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary of this House be and they are hereby instructed to take the case of the above-named Philemon T. Herbert into consideration; that they have power to send for persons and papers, and report to this body at their earliest convenience what action the House should take in the premises."

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