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James Cotten

Hebron Items.
John France and James Cotton have lately been camped on Grape Island for the purpose of hunting. Week before last France went to where they had camped in the fall and early part of winter for a boat. In two days he returned and foundtheir shanty burned with Cotten in it, so badly burned that no person could have recognized him. Some rumors are that his skull was broken; others, that only the skin was burned as by something falling on it. Some supposed he was murdered, while others think the shanty caught fire accidently and that he smothered the flames. It is not known whether he had any money or not. He was about 21 years old. His folks live in White county, near Remington.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: February 15, 1877
Volume Number: 21
Issue Number: 7
Page: 2
Column(s): 4

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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