|This comes at the end of Cotton's chapter on Manchester Township, Dearborn, Indiana. From A. J. Cotton, "Cotton's Keepsake. Poems on Various Subjects," 1858, Applegate & Co (Cincinnati, OH), p 482; digital images, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/stream/cottonskeepsakep00cott#page/n7/mode/2up : accessed 7 Nov 2015).|
That's a big snake. Cotton's book was published in 1858, so I have extrapolated the snake incident to being about 1818, when the Tibbetts family had newly arrived. I don't think they had these kinds of snakes in Maine, where they came from!
Cotton's book is mostly about Dearborn County, Indiana, and covers townships, villages, towns, and even schoolhouses. Worth a look if you have ancestors from this area.
|Benjamin Tibbets in the 1820 Census.|
|How I'm related to Benjamin Tibbetts (1769-1853).|
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