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John Hillmon Is Reported to Be Alive as the Arduous Fourth Trial Proceeds: 1893–1895

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Supreme Court's retrial of the John Wesley Hillmon case—the fourth trial of the case overall—that lasted from 1893 to 1895, amid reports that Hillmon was alive. The ... More


The Hillmon Case Is Tried for the Last Time: 1899

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the sixth and final trial of the John Wesley Hillmon case that began and ended in 1899. The sixth and last trial of the case of Hillmon v. Mutual Life Insurance Company et al. ... More


The Fifth Trial Progresses Briskly but Ends Inconclusively, and New York Life Capitulates: 1896–1899

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the fifth trial of the John Wesley Hillmon case that lasted from 1896 to 1899. It first considers the exhumation of what were recorded as John's remains at the Oak Hill ... More


The Century Turns, and the Hillmon Case Is Concluded: 1900–1903

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses developments following the jury verdict for Sallie Quinn Hillmon in the sixth and last trial of the case of Hillmon v. Mutual Life Insurance Company et al. Within weeks after ... More


The Supreme Court Hears a Case of “Graveyard Insurance”: 1892

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Supreme Court's hearing of the John Wesley Hillmon case in1892. Four years after the third trial in the Hillmon case, the Supreme Court rendered its decision on the ... More


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