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Josiah Hutchison biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder: S2574
Identifier: S2574

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a 3-page biography of Josiah Hutchison, written by J. Quigg. Quigg's relation to Hutchison is not known. Quigg provides an overview of Hutchison's life and personality. The biography closes with comments on which of Josiah's children were surviving at the time of J. Quigg's writing and where they were living. The biography mentions the 1885 murder of Josiah's daughter Mary and her husband James McMullen.


  • after 1920


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

According to J. Quigg's account, Mr. Josiah Hutchison was born in 1812. After his father's death, he was bound to Alexander Hamilton of Warren, Ohio. When Hamilton died, Josiah, a preteen, went to live with his mother. In 1835, Josiah--who was by then married to Catherine Hixon and the father of two children--came to an area north of Waynetown, Indiana. He borrowed money to acquire 40 acres, which he improved in the evenings after working during the day making rails. He eventually prospered, increasing his land holdings to 1,000 acres at the time of his death. He was a member of Old School Baptist Church and a lifelong Democrat.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana State Museum.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998/09/23 by Philip N. Williams; the subject was incorrectly identified as Hutchinson, rather than Hutchison. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/04 by Ruth Bogan.


Josiah Hutchison biographical sketch
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.