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George Allcorn, 1835
Posted by: Caleb Teffeteller (ID *****4419) Date: October 08, 2005 at 20:49:33
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Maryville Times, (Blount Co. TN) Saturday, April 13, 1901:

"In a country graveyard, four miles east of Nashville, Brown County [Indiana] stands a tree that sprouted from the crude coffin that enclosed the body of George Allcorn in 1835. At a log rolling in that vicinity Allcorn was crushed and killed. As there was no coffin or undertaker within thirty miles, the neighbors cut down a large tree, split it in twain, hollowed out the halves to make a coffin, in which they buried Allcorn. From this crude coffin, the wood of which was still green sprang the tree, now 30 inches in diameter, 30 feet at widest point of branches and 60 feet high. ---Indianapolis Press.



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