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1808 David Vance Murder of Benjamin Staunton

[Page] 224 TOWN OF NEWBURGH
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1808, May 25. On Saturday Inst the body of Mr. Benjamin Staunton, noted to have been drowned in a previous paper, was found in the Hudson River about one mile above the village. A coronerís jury was immediately called and on examining the body, it appeared evident, that the deceased had come to his end by violence. On examination of the testimony it appeared that the deceased and David Vance had been fishing in company the preceding night and no other person with them. The coronerís jury, after sitting two days unanimously pronounced that Staunton was murdered by Vance, who was committed. Index.
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Source: An Outline History of Orange County, Samuel Watkins Eager, S.T. Callahan, 1847


Owner/SourceAn Outline History of Orange County
Date21 May 1808
File nameStaunton, Benjamin 1808-05 murdered by David Vance [An Outline History of Orange County p224].jpg
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