John Thompson Indiana Weekly Messenger, Pg. 3 12/16/1874
SATURDAY last, in the Brush mountain, some four miles distant from Altoona, a man named Joseph F. Brawn, who resides at Loganstown, shot and killed a man, John Thompson. Both men were out hunting, when Mr. Brawn, seeing some dark object behind a clump of bushes, and supposing it to be the head of a deer, leveled his rifle and fired. He rah up to the spot to see what was his luck, and was nearly dumbfounded to find that he had killed a man. He gave himself up to the authorities, and was acquitted by the coroners jury.