“John Funston”


Young, handsome John Funston robs and murders William Cartmell. Although an innocent man is first held, Funston spends money too freely; he is captured and condemned to die. His family claims his body from two doctors who want it

Historical references

  • Sept 9, 1825 - John Funston murders William Cartmell


  1. Laws F23, "John Funston"
  2. Eddy 119, "John Funston" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  3. Burt, p. 81-82, (no title) (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT 756, JONFUNST
  5. Roud #2261
  6. BI, LF23


Author: unknown
Found in: US(MW)