I have heard from more than one source that two of my GGGGFather Felix Wilburn's sons were hanged in Nacogdoches Co. One source says it was definitely NOT Felix Jr. That would leave Wm. Elijah (b. 1826), J.H. (b. 1829), L.T., (b. 1832), and Joseph B. (b. 1838). That would make the time of the hangings, within reason, anywhere from 18 years after Elijah's birth on into the 20th century, about 1844 to 1900, at the outside. Elijah is buried in Mahl Cem. I do not know about the others. Can anyone think of where I might find more about these hangings. What newspapers were around then, and what/who would be my best resource in Nacogdoches? I can travel there for a day or two, but I would like to know everything possible when I go. The Wilburns had relatives in Shelby Co., also. Would newspaper accounts be my best source? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
GGGGGDaughter of Felix G. Wilburn