Sad death of a respected colored citizen.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Sad Death.

Tuesday, February the 19th., Jackson Tabourn an old colored man was found dead in the woods in Ferrell’s Township, two miles above Stanhope. He had been from home and was returning at the time of his death. The cause of his sudden demise is unknown, but it thought that he died a natural death. He was a respected colored citizen and his death is to be deplored.

The Wilson Advance, 20 February 1880.

In the 1850 census of Nash County: Jackson Tayborne, 28, wife Mary, 26, and children Margie A., 9, Emily A., 7, Dossey, 4, and Mardecie, 2.

In the 1860 census of North Western District, Wake County: Jackson Taborn, 45, farm laborer, wife Mary, 46, and children Emily, 17, Mardesia, 13, Dawson, 15, While, 9, Dane, 6, and Joseph, 3.

In the 1880 mortality schedule of Nash County: Jackson Tayborn, 56, colored, died February, apoplexy.