Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Alleged Embezzler Arrested : James Orcutt (1893)

Jeffersonville News, April 29, 1893 page 1

Alleged Embezzler Arrested

Portland, April 29 – James Orcutt, of whom it is alleged that he embezzled $ 4,000, has been arrested at Dunkirk.

This is James ORCUTT (1856-1925) who was married to Samantha E. METZNER (1857-1890) on May 12, 1878 in Jay County, Indiana.  Samantha was the daughter of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER, making her my paternal 2nd-great grandaunt.

James and Samantha had 4 children : George, Lena, Mamie and Melvin.  James later remarried in December 1893 to Nancy MAYO in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.  I wonder if this court case was still hanging over him when they married.

Looks like I have some more research to do when I head to the Jay County courthouse.

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