Carolina Observer, (Fayetteville, NC) Thursday, June 03, 1830

Myrtle Bridges   November 08, 2009

We learn, that Joseph Wilson, who lived on Clark's Creek, Montgomery County, while under the 
influence of mental derangement, hung his wife to a sapling, in the woods, near his house. When 
found by the neighbors, she was entirely dead. Wilson made off with himself; at last advices had 
not been taken. Mrs. Wilson was about 50 years old, and has left a number of children. We learn 
that she had left her husband several times, during his crazy fits; but in this fatal instance, 
it would seem that he was more self possessed than usual on such occasions; it is thought that 
he must have decoyed his wife into the woods, and knocked her down before hanging her up to the 
tree. Western Carolinian.

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