Individual Author Record
Name: John Carroll PowerPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1819 in Fleming County, Kentucky Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAfter failed attempts at farming in Kansas, Power moved to Springfield and lived there the rest of his life.
Biographical and Professional InformationJohn Carroll Power was a historian and was named the first custodian at the National Lincoln Monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois by the Lincoln Monument Association. He served in this capacity from 1874 until his death in 1894. He worked with detectives to help to foil the plot of a gang of counterfeiters to steal President Lincoln's body the evening of November 7, 1876. Later, Power and his associates formed the "Lincoln Guard of Honor", an organization formed both for public ceremonies at Lincoln's tomb and for protecting the remains of the President and his family.
*''The History of Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois'', Windmill Publications, 1876 - written with Sarah A. Harris Power*''Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death And Great Funeral Cortege; With A History And Description Of The National Lincoln Monument,''*''History of an Attempt to Steal the Body of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States of America, Including a History of the Lincoln Guard, With Eight Years Lincoln Memorial services'', H*''Abraham Lincoln: His Great Funeral Cortege, From Washington City To Springfield, Illinois : With A History And Description Of The National Lincoln Monument''*''Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death And Great Funeral Cortege : With A History And Description Of The National Lincoln Monument'',