Jeannie, I tried to leave a message on your blog.Don't know if it worked as it is my first experience with a blog.I certainly want you to know how much I appreciate your assistance.Could you possibly give me the year the obituary was printed and the age of John?I couldn't read those two things clearly and can use for accurate year of birth and death.If you come across anything on the brothers, please keep me in mind.I haven't been able to find anything on Amos although I thought he might be mentioned somewhere being a deputy.
AMOS CHILTON LANDER was born in Kentucky in 1838.He moved with the family to Missouri and later to California.He was a partner with his brother, JOHN, in the cattle business.JOHN and JAMES were Republicans, but AMOS was a Democrat, and was a deputy sheriff twenty-three years in succession.He was not a church member, and never married.He died in 1910. [000:I/p204]
JAMES THOMAS LANDER was born in Kentucky in 1834.When 20 years of age he went with his father to California, driving a herd of cattle, which were sold to the "forty-niners."He settled on a farm near Atwater and continued there until his death.Like his father, he was not a church member.He was a Mason.He married LAVINIA EUBANKS and they had two sons: DORAN LUCIUS, born 1880, lived with his parents near Atwater.He is not a gifted writer.FRANK ROLLIN, born 1882, married MARY WEAVER in 1908, and lived with his bachelor Uncle JOHN, near Ceres, California.Neither is he handy with the pen.[000:I/p 204]
The above information comes from History of the Lander Family of Virginia and Kentucky by Rev. David Luther Lander, published 1926.(My great grandfather)
Again, thanks for your help! Regards, David Lander Cripple Creek CO