James E. Cantrill
James Edwards Cantrill (June 20, 1839 – April 5, 1908) was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He served as a Captain in the Confederate States Army Cavalry as a portion of Morgan's Men. He was elected the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky serving from 1879-1883 under Governor Luke P. Blackburn.
During his time as Lieutenant Governor, Jesse James robbed a stagecoach in Cave City, Kentucky, stealing a gold watch from Judge R.H. Roundtree, and a diamond ring from his daughter. Cantrill offered a reward of $1,500 for the arrest and conviction of the robbers. This reward was never collected for the proper criminal, as James was shot by a member of his own gang, but his guilt was shown by the possession of Judge Roundtree's gold watch.
- The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Canny to Caplis at politicalgraveyard.com
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