Two Washington Tabourns?
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Horse Stealing. — Washington Taborn, a free coloured man, has been committed to the jail of Moore county, charged with having stolen the horse of Mr. Isham Sims, of this county — the same that was recently advertised in this paper. Taborn having been once tried and found guilty of a similar offense, a second conviction will sibject him to the punishment of death! — Ral. Register.
Fayetteville Weekly Observer, 30 September 1830.
Washington Taburn, a free negro, who was sentenced to be hung in Granville county, and who effected his escape last Spring, has been apprehended in Northampton county, and committed to jail.
The North-Carolina Star, 27 September 1833.