Preacher Wins a Gunfight

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William Henry Bohannon was, I think the first preacher in that new church ( Methodist ) building ( referring to McLean County Pictorial History ).  An interesting story about him: His brother (Abraham Bohannon) was the local saloon owner.  One night WH the preacher got into a gunfight in the saloon and killed a man who picked on him. The man had been drinking too much  The preacher ( WH ) was put on trial and acquitted due to self-defense. We have this story from 2-3 old timers (who may have died by now) but have no written confirmation

Submitted by Paul Bohannon.

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