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Death in CA in 1859: John BLAN
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: September 27, 2007 at 21:17:27
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Am not related but may be of interest to someone who is. I have no further info but additional newspaper extracts may be found at URL:


Vern D
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch; <>
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Tuesday, 8 Nov 1859<<

BURNT at the STAKE -- Capt. JARBOE informs the Sonoma Democrat' that on the 12th ult., while on the trail from Round Valley to Weaverville, he found the charred remains of a man, supposed to be John BLAN. On the same day Captain J., with a body of Rangers, had an engagement with a large number of Indians, killing 20, and capturing 33. They confessed they had murdered BLAN, by tying him to a stake and burning him, during which they had a war dance. They had killed and eaten his horse.

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