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James Hutchinson


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 13:20:40

James Hutchinson, of the firm of Hutchinson & Bros, proprietors of coal mines, Zenorsville, was born in Scotland September 30, 1829, in the spring of 1832 he emigrated with his parents to this continent, landing in Nova Scotia, and in 1837 moved to Pennsylvania, he there attended school until sixteen years of age, when he got a position breaking coal with a hammer, continued the same until about 1848, he was engaged in various positions in the mine and in 1852 went to California, and engaged in gold mining, owning a claim there, three years later he returned to Pennsylvania and again opened a coal mine, he there employed about thirty men and continued that business until 1860, in 1861 he became foreman of the Union coal mines, and remained with said company until 1866, in 1872 he came to Boone county, where he at present resides, his mine is located on Sec 1 and has an area of forty acres, the distance below the surface is 100 feet and the thickness of the vein is three feet and nine inches, about forty hands are employed and about 7,000 tons taken out annually, the mine was first opened in the fall of 1871 by William parker & Bros, and in March 1872, the present owners bought the lease, put up an engine and obtained water, Mr Hutchison was married in Pennsylvania, December 25, 1855, to Miss Jane Love, they have eight children: Robert, Lillie, William, Alexander, David, John, Charles and James

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