Thursday, September 03, 2015

Murder of Louisa McAdams,Illinois.

In 1869, a circumstance occurred near the little village of Dudley ville, which cast a gloom over the entire community. We allude to the brutal murder of Mrs. Louisa McAdams, in July of that year, by John Moore, a near neighbor. He went to her residence in the absence of her husband, grossly insulted her, and when she attempted to escape from him, he pursued her and cruelly murdered her by cutting her throat from ear to ear. For this crime, lie was arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to be hanged by Judge Gillespie. He made a full confession of his guilt, which was afterward published, and, on the 23d of October, 1869, he expiated his crime upon the gallows, under the  sentence of the court the only execution that has ever taken place in Bond County.

Birth: May 30, 1851
Death; July 5,, 1869.

Age: 18.

Burial: Camp Ground Cemetery, Greenville, Bond County, Illinois.

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