More on James Hutchinson
Found him in Newton Co MO in 1860 census dwelling 824 working as a miner.
Name: James Hutchinson
Age in 1860: 30
Birth Year: abt 1830
Home in 1860: Granby, Newton, Missouri
Post Office: Granby
Household Members: Name Age
James Hutchinson 30
Mary Hutchinson 25
Thomas Hutchinson 7
Eliza Hutchinson 4
Mary Hutchinson 1
After scouring the NPS and SOS files with cross reference to the large number of Hutchison/Hutchinsons that are listed in the Provost Marshall index I've narrowed the list down to a James Hutchinson listed as serving with the 15th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers, Corporal, Co. L. enliting at Bolivar Mo, and mustered out at Humansville. This unit operated throughout Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas including Newton County. Regt history can be read at
This James Huthcinson did file for an Invalid Pension in April 1887 application #605359 Certificate #574252. Information included with the application could very well confirm or disprove the connection.
As a Union man Newton Co would have become unhealthy to remain in by the fall of 1861. This would account for the family's relocation to Douglas County between July 1860 and birth of George H in Feb 1862.
Understand this is a combination of sleuthing and some logical leaps of faith. I still have nothing that positively ties these two indivduals together as being one and the same.
Goodspeed 1888 edition of Histroy of Newton County has early biogrphies of Hutchison's in Newton Co. It appears the James father George located there about 1840.