James E. Cantrill

James E. Cantrill

James Edwards Cantrill (June 20, 1839 – April 5, 1908)[1] was born in Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky serving from 1879-1883 under Governor Luke P. Blackburn.

Gravestones of KY Lt. Gov. James E. Cantrill and wife Mary located at Georgetown Cemetery.

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.

Cantrill was married to Mary Cecil. Cantrill died in 1908 at


Political offices
Preceded by
John C. Underwood
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1879–1883
Succeeded by
James Robert Hindman
  • The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Canny to Caplis at politicalgraveyard.com
  • http://www.jackmasters.net/we1864.html
  • http://www.cavecity.com/history-outlaws.asp

External links

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