Source: Miscellaneous Texas Newspaper Abstracts,
By Michael Kelsey, Nancy Graff Floyd, Nancy Graff-Kelsey, Ginny Guinn Parsons, Compiled by Michael Kelsey, Nancy Graff Floyd, Ginny Guinn Parsons; Published by Heritage Books, 2007; 271 pages.
Nov. 8, 1856
Died in Nacogdoches County on the 14th ult. at his residence near Melrose, Mr. E.P Gaines.
Dec. 6, 1856
Died. John Morris, one of the oldest citizens of Nacogdoches County.
Jan. 24, 1857
From the Nacogdoches Chronicle: John Graham killed William S. Shanks with a revolver.
May 17, 1862
Tribute of respect for Maj. Henry W. Raguet, who died at the battle of Glorietta. From the citizens of Nacogdoches.
May 24, 1853
Col. James Carter, an old and esteemed citizen of Nacogdoches, died recently at his new home on the Nueces.
Sept. 20, 1856
Died: Col. Michael B. Menard, Tuesday the 26th inst., born in the village of La Prairie, Montreal the 5th of December 1805. His parents were French; at about the age of nineteen he went to Missouri at the solicitation of his uncle, Pierre Menard. About 1833 or 34 came to Texas and settled at Nacogdoches.
May 1, 1858
Maj. James H. Durst died at his residence on the Nueces last Saturday morning the 24th ult. of enlargement of the heart, after an illness of two months. Mr. Durst was born in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1822...
Sept. 30, 1854
Nacogdoches, S.M. Orton was shot and killed.
May 1, 1852
Died in this city on the night of the 27th March, Hon. Adolphus Sterne of Nacogdoches; late Senator from Nacogdoches County, Texas; age about forty-eight years. New Orleans True Delta.