Killed Near Cleburne

Birge and Taylor Nurse an Old Quarrel,
Which Results in the Latter's Death

Dallas Morning News.
July 29, 1886.
Page 05.
Special to The News

Cleburne, July 28, -- Yesterday about 10 a.m. in the Ham Creek neighborhood, three miles from here, John Birge shot and killed E. V. Taylor. The two men had cherished a grudge against each other for some time, and were known to have been carrying weapons with deadly intent.

The Meeting.

Yesterday they met at the point named, Taylor in a wagon, armed with a shotgun, and Birge on horseback, also with a shotgun. From the statement of Birge it appears that Taylor opened fire. At any rate there were several shots fired on both sides, with the fatal result stated. Taylor lived a few hours only.

Birge came to town and gave himself up. He is now in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing.

Both men are said to have been good citizens.

Dallas Morning News.
August 05, 1886.
Page 03.

The preliminary trial of John Birge, the slayer of the man Taylor, is progressing in the County Court.

Submitted by Albert Scarborough
Betty Loyd, a member of the Taylor family furnished this information:
John Birge was the brother of Edwin Vines Taylor's wife, Emeline.