A Texas Historical Marker was placed on this property, although its information sadly is incorrect. An attempt is being made by a descendant to have it corrected. This property is being restored by a Mr. Carroll Brown, a resident of Whitesboro. John R. Diamond had two brothers who were signers of the secession of Texas from the Union; they were James Jackson Diamond and William Winfield Diamond. The Diamonds were a politically active family and James J. was involved in the Gainesville hangings episode. Both men died in the yellow fever epidemic in Houston in 1867, I think. Their younger brother George W. Diamond wrote the account of the hangings which was so controversial.
by Don & Nancy Beck
Elaine Nall Bay
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