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Hutchinson, John

Born: 1811-XX-XX Pennsylvania

Flourished: 1842-1865 Springfield, Illinois

By February 1842, Hutchinson had established himself in Springfield, Illinois, where he worked as a cabinet maker and undertaker. He was also the proprietor of the Hutchinson Cemetery, a position he held until February 1861. In June 1848, Hutchinson married Mary Jane Montgomery in Island Grove, Illinois. In 1850, he owned $3,500 worth of real estate. By 1860, he owned $17,000 worth of real estate and $8,000 worth of personal property, and his household included one domestic servant.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 22 June 1848, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 25 February 1842, 4:3; 22 January 1846, 3:3; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 29 June 1848, 3:6; “An Act to Incorporate the Hutchinson Cemetery Association, in Springfield, Illinois,” 18 February 1861, Private Laws of Illinois (1861), 74-76; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 107; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 145.