The first man hanged in the county.

On 24 March 1922, the Daily Times published a column by James Dempsey Bullock,  “Know Your Town,” outlining a casual history of Wilson. It contained this snippet about the first hangings after the formation of Wilson County in 1855. From context, John Henry Ross was hanged circa 1902. I have not been able to find more about George, the enslaved man who allegedly killed an unknown master.

Wilson Daily Times, 24 March 1922.

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  1. Interesting info. Specific proof..that we did not accept subjugation..ever.

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