Rev. Elijah Anderson
Daily State Sentinal, Indianapolis, June 22, 1857
A Reverend Negro Sentenced to the Penitentiary.— Our readers will remember the arrest of the Rev. Elijah Anderson, the colored preacher from Madison, Indians, some time last winter. He was examined in our police court at the time, on the charge of running off slaves, and remanded to Trimble county . His trial has just closed in the Bedford Circuit Court, and, upon conviction of the charge, the reverend gentleman was sentenced to the penitentiary for eight years. —Lewisville Democrat, quoting The Liberator, June 26, 1857.
He was due for early release in 1861, (for good behavior) but was found in his cell the day of his scheduled release, dead of unknown causes.