The Pearson Manslaughter Case - Washington Co., IN

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Interesting Stories: The Pearson Manslaughter Case - Washington Co., IN
By Board Administration (Admin) on Thursday, June 29, 2000 - 08:33 pm:

On the First of January, 1829, in something of a family fued, a sad homicide occurred. Patrick Pearson, with a pocket knife, stabbed James Pearson. the latter dies on the 4th of January. The grand jury preferred an indictment for murder against Patrick Pearson. On trial he was found guilty of manslaughter, and was sentenced to the penitentiary for seven years. James Hemmersley, Enoch David, John Crouch, nathan Mandlin, David Boyden, Ezekiel Collier, John Manning, James Carter, John Downing, Abner (Mather) Martin, William Frakes and James McKinney composed the jury that tried Pearson. Pearson was sentenced April 25th, 1829.

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