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Hutchison - James

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Wed 19 Feb 1890
A will has just been admitted to probate under peculiar circumstances. James Hutchison, of Wayne Township, made his will March 27, 1882, selecting Austin P. Reynolds and John E. Hanna as witnesses because they were young men and liable to outlive him. But strange to relate they both died before him and he failed to make a new will. So when he died a week or so ago, there were no witnesses to bring the will into court. It was finally admitted to probate, however, on the affidavits of Robert S. Osborne, who testified that he saw witnesses sign and of James M. Sellar and A. B. Cunningham, who swore the signatures were genuine to the best of their knowledge and belief. James Hutchison was the father of Mrs. Mullen, whose murder was expiated on the gallows by John W. Coffey.

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