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The Hillmon Case Is Tried before a Jury: 1882

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/9780814784563.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the first trial, held in 1892, of the John Wesley Hillmon case as well as the witnesses and other key figures involved, including Sarah Quinn Hillmon, John Brown, and Alvina ... More


A Winter Journey Leads to an Inquest: 1879

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/9780814784563.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts the controversy surrounding the mysterious disappearance of John Wesley Hillmon in 1879 at a Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, and the inquest that followed in the town of ... More


The Parties Ready Their Cases for Trial: 1879–1882

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/9780814784563.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the train of events that took place in the years 1879–1882 as the parties in the John Wesley Hillmon case readied themselves for trial. It first considers the affidavit made by ... More


The Case Is Tried Twice More, and a Surprising Objection Is Made: 1884–1888

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/9780814784563.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the two trials of the John Wesley Hillmon case. The case of Hillmon v. Mutual Life Insurance Company et al. was called for a second trial on June 6, 1885. The jury selected ... More


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

Marianne Wesson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One winter night in 1879, at a lonely Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, a man was shot to death. The dead man's traveling companion identified him as John Wesley Hillmon, a cowboy from Lawrence who ... More


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