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Franklin, Missouri, Jan. 25
Santa Fe. From Mr. COOPER, who has lately returned from Santa Fe, we learn the following particulars.
A company of five persons, of which he was one, left the province of New Mexico for this state in November last.  On their way in, one of their number (a Mr. Wizon) was murdered by the Osage Indians.
The party suffered extremely from cold and hunger and at one time were compelled to subsist on their mules.
( Source: Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) March 9 1825. Contributed by Kim Torp)

Duncan, George
DIED. In Fayette, on the 24th inst., GEORGE DUNCAN, aged 69 years. He leaves several children, and numerous friends and relatives, to mourn his loss. (The Howard Union, Glasgow, Missouri, August 3, 1865; Transcribed by SallyH)

James Weeks
Suicide- Our citizens were startled on Wednesday night, 2nd January, by the announcement that the body of James Weeks had been found dead on a grave in the Mt. Zion graveyard, about 3 miles southwest of Fayette.  Coroner Sanders proceded to the spot immediately, and found upon investigation, that the deceased had shot himself just above and between the eyes with a Sharp's pistol, which was found in his hand.  Disappointment in love is said to have been the cause.  Mr. Weeks was about 25 years old, and a native of Farquier county, Va.  He had lived in Howard county nearly four years, and was well liked and much respected by our citizens.  He was buried near the spot where the fatal deed was committed.- Howard County Banner
Source: The Randolph Citizens, Huntsville, Randolph Co. Mo., Jan. 17, 1861






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