City Directories and History: The records of the Hutchison Group 2021, show several original papers and a notebook related to the formation of the Crossroads School near Nations Ford. These papers include a list of students: Ellis, Clawson, T. Hamilton, Schooley, W. Sturgis, B. Sturgis, Mrs. Hart, W. Camp, E. Harmon, and E. Biggar. Another separate document records that in 1833, James Hutchison is being hired to serve for one year as the teacher at the Crossroads School.
R&R Note: It is noteworthy this school location and building, was “perhaps” used as the location for the signing of the Catawba Treaty at the Crossroads…..
Document Notes: Notebook of James Hutchison for a school which commenced in September 1833. He is listed as a teacher in the Lower Academy. Includes a page with student names as follows: Ellis, Clawson, I. Hamilton, Schooley, W. Sturgis, Mrs. Hart, W. Camp, E. Ham(?), and E. Bigger. In the back is a page of expenses for 1846, including T. S. Moore & Sons, F. W. and A. B. Simril, and Wood & Beatty. On inside back cover are signatures of Samuel Schooley and Samuel Barron.
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