Cabaniss, John M.
Born: 1783 Loudoun County, Virginia
Died: 1848-12-27 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: Springfield, Illinois
Cabaniss lived in Kentucky when he volunteered to fight in the War of 1812, eventually commanding a company at the Battle of New Orleans. By 1833, he lived in Springfield, Illinois, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees. He resided there the remainder of his life. In 1847, Abraham Lincoln served as surety when Cabaniss was required to post bond as a condition of his position as city constable.