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MURDER OF MRS. TISSUE

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Sep 14, 2015

A man named Tissue, who probably came from New Jersey, and was the first settler on the land where Confluence now is paid a convict’s passage from Baltimore, having employed him to work on his farm. One day, when Tissue was away from home, the man took advantage of his absence, shut Tissue’s two little boys up in a stable, murdered their mother, and robbed the house of a watch and other valuables. Then piling flax on the body of the murdered woman, he set fire to it and fled. He was followed by armed men, overtaken and shot. The shot took effect in his foot, partially cutting off his toes. The murderer then set his uninjured foot upon the wounded toes and wrenched them off. He tried to escape, but was captured and died in prison. Tissue afterward married Huldah Rush, daughter of William Rush.

(Source: History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Counties, Pa; w884)

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