SWEARINGEN, Richard - Fountain County INGenWeb Project

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Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 14 Nov 1872 p 4

Either late Wednesday night of early Thursday morning, Mr. Richard Swearingen a well to do farmer of Cain township while eon his way to Hillsboro to catch the early morning train on the IB&WRW which he intended to come to Covington on was murdered and his mangled body found Thursday morning under a grocery store kept by Alexander Craton. Mr. Swearingen when he left home had $300 on his person and expected to meet a gentleman at the depot who owed him $25. The gentleman arrived at the appointed time but Swearingen failing to be there a search was made and his hat found clotted with blood which lead to the discover of the body as above stated. His pocket book and papers were found near the scene of the tragedy but the money was gone. - kbz

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