|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1888|
Billy Wilson suffered the same bad luck as Scott and Stott. Some people called him Jeff, but he was known by most as Billy. Some people thought him to be an itinerant prospector from Durango, Colorado who was going to Globe, Arizona to seek his fortune. Others believed him to be a former sidekick of Billy the kid in New Mexico. At the time of the hanging he was working as a cowboy ror the famed Hashknife outfit in Arizonza. Whatever his true identity, in a time when cowboys changed names with their socks, Billy Wilson happened to spend a night with Stott.
For a complete history of the Graham-Tewksbury Feud read, A Little War of Our Own, The Pleasant Valley War Revisited, by Don Dedera. For a story on the arrest and lynching of the three men read, The Lynching of Stott, Scott and Wilson, by Jo Baeza, a well known historian in the White Mountains. Her story can be found on-line at http://www.wmonline.com/attract/lynching.htm. There are differences in dates and facts as the two sources relate to the lynching.
Hangman Trail Burial Ground
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Record added: May 22, 2007
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