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Pioneer Hutchinson Family in Arizona's Verde Valley 1875
Posted by: William L. Cowan (ID *****8641) Date: April 06, 2013 at 06:41:29
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I am looking for information on the pioneer Hutchinson family who came to Arizona's Verde Valley in a wagon train in 1875. Others in the group that originated in the west central Missouri community of Humansville included the Humans, Bristows, Dickinsons, Burfords, Davidsons, Lets, Hawkins, and several other families. They became the first to settle upon the newly abandoned Rio Verde Indian Reservation at a place called Middle Verde.

The Hutchinson family later moved to Beaver Creek, a tributary of the Verde river where they intermarried with several other families including the Casners and Mehrens.

Amanda Hutchinson married German immigrant Henry Mehrens who was the operational partner along with Moses Sherman in the ownership of the One Horseshoe Ranch including land, cattle and the water rights at Montezuma Well, which the pair had bought for around $10,000 dollars from William Gilmore (W.G.) Wingfield. The One Horseshoe became one of the biggest cattle operations in the Verde Valley shipping over 1200 head a season. Following the death of her husband, who died after he was bucked off a horse, she became the first postmistress of the Montezuma Post Office serving the community along Beaver Creek near Montezuma Well.

Any Hutchinson or other family information would be sincerely appreciated.

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