The Texas in the Civil War Message Board

Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death

Wilmeth's place was about 3 miles north of McKinney. Of course everyone in Mantua moved to Van Alstyne about 1874 when the RRs bypassed the town.. Mantua was 3-4 miles South of present Van Alstyne in Collin Co.and Van Alstyne just inside Grayson. You have probably seen the maps. Appears many accounts of Wilson's murder may have confused Old Mantua with Van Alystyne and vice versa. But the fact does remain. Grayson County tried the murderers. This does suggest that the body was recovered in Grayson and most likely buried at Sherman. Possibly taken to the county seat for an inquest. Some distant farmers observed the murder and reported it the same day. I have checked all the Collin Co. surviving burial transcriptions and no Bill Wilson.

In addition from the History of Collin County by Stambaugh p70. "Blackmore & Thompson followed him to a grove northwest of the present Van Alstyne, where they shot him and took his money and horse." The murderers fled to Stewart Malloy's home north of McKinney where they were arrested by Sheriff Simpson and a posse from Grayson Co. Held in the McKinney jail for a few days and then returned to Sherman for trial etc. The History of Collin Co Book quotes from the following two sources: McKinney Dailey Courier-Gazette,Dec.22,1906...History of Grayson Co.,p143 by Lucas & Hall. I have not seen the entire account from the McKinney paper and the Grayson County book and do not know if it says where Bill Wilson may have been buried. Surely a Sherman paper would have recorded the funeral.

I can scan and send a picture of Colonel Wilmeth's old house If you would like to see where Bill Wilson spent his last night.

Messages In This Thread

Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death
Re: Bushwacker Bill Wilson's Death