Rufus Easton (1774-1834)

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Rufus Easton (1774-1834)

Rufus Easton was first postmaster of St. Louis. Easton was talked out of a duel with Aaron Burr by Thomas Jefferson's Postmaster Gideon Granger in 1806. Easton's sons were in charge of more than 150,000 troops during the Civil War. Easton founded Alton, Illinois. In 1815 Easton trained in his legal studies Abraham Lincoln's Attorney General, Edward Bates. Easton saved the life of Chief White Cloud an Ioway Indian Chief. There is so much to say about Easton and his family that I would suggest visiting the website listed as LINK.

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