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Moment in History

MURDER AND MAYHAM: On July 4, 1877 a young man was killed at Carman by a pistol shot and Jesse Asher, a young man living in the country nearby was arrested for the murder.

In March 1878 at a warmly contested trial, the defendant was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to ten years in the Joliet penitentiary, but was afterward pardoned by the Governor.

1911 History of Henderson County