Zacharias Taylor was hanged 9 April 1890 at the Greene County Courthouse in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, for the murder of William McCausland. Zach was the second man hanged for murder in the county’s history. The first was his brother-in-law and accomplice, George W. Clark, who was hanged for the same murder, earlier in the year, on 26 February 1890.
This is the lesson of a missed clue that unraveled the story of a female ancestor. Follow along in the search for Grandma Elizabeth Mary (Garber) Staggers of Greene County, Pennsylvania.