Galveston Weekly News (Galveston, Galveston Co., TX), Thur., 25 May 1882, p. 4, c. 6
[Special Telegram to the News]
Weatherford, May 10 -- Deputy Sheriff Jos. Lindsay last night arrested J. C. Whitmore, upon information from the county attorney of Clay county that he was wanted for theft. Other facts, as learned, are as follows: some two months ago, T. J. Posey, a freighter of Weatherford, went to the Panhandle, and going through Clay county, lost one yoke of his team, the oxen returning some days after. Posey camped near Jacksboro with another freighter, who states that Whitmore came to the camp and represented that he had found Posey's oxen, and proposed to show him where they were, somewhere in Clay county. Posey prepared to go on horseback, but Whitmore insisted that he take a wagon and team, which he did start with, and that has been the lat so far as definitely learned of Posey. Whitmore says he left him at Henrietta, but it has been learned that Whitmore sold the oxen and in his pocket was found a pocketbook identified as belonging to Posey. Whitmore is twenty-three years old, of respectable parents, residents of the county. Posey was an honest, industrious man, and leaves a wife and three years.
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Galveston Weekly News (Galveston, Galveston Co., TX), Thur., 1 Jun 1882, p. 8, c. 7
Texas State Items - Clay [County]
Henrietta Shield: Last fall a Mr. Posey, of Parker county, passed through Henrietta, on his way to Mobeotie, with an ox team. While in camp near here one yoke of oxen ran off. Mr. Posey made arrangements with George Whitmore to hunt the cattle, and then went on to Mobeotie with the load. Posey returning this way, Whitmore reported the cattle found. But the fact was he had found the cattle, and on Mr. Posey's departure for Weatherford, drove them up and worked them most of the winter and in February sold them to Buck Dawson. Posey charged him with working his oxen all winter. This charge Whitmore denied, and proposed to come back here with Posey and find the cattle and clear up the report. Posey came to Jacksboro with his wagon and team and a load of freight, unloaded and camped two miles south of town, concluding to return to Weatherford. But Whitmore persuaded him to start with him for Henrietta the next day. They passed through Jacksboro together, since which nothing has been seen or heard of Posey. A few days ago Whitmore returned to Weatherford and was arrested. On his person was found Posey's pocket-book, and the supposition is that he killed Posey in the woods this side of Jacksboro and took the team off and sold it. Whitmore is a young man, of not more than twenty years. His people live in Parker county.
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Galveston Dailey News (Galveston, Galveston Co., TX), Sun., 28 May 1882, p. 1, c. 7
A Corpse Found
[Special Telegram to The News]
Weatherford, May 27 -- Information has been received here of the finding in a lonely spot, between Jacksboro and Henrietta, an abandoned wagon containing the dead body of a man supposed to be that of T. J. Posey, who, it is believed, has been murdered, the particulars of which were partially given to The News upon the arrest of Whitmore, who is now in jail. Several of Posey's friends have gone to view the body and wagon for the purpose of identification.