Clinch Valley News, Jeffersonville, VA

November 19, 1909

Lebanon had a lynching last Saturday night. Nathan Burgiss and Sherman Taucas, in jail for the murder of young Sutherland at Dump's Creek, were taken by a mob of masked men to a point on the road west of town, hung to a limb and their bodies riddled with bullets. They were still handcuffed together when hung. It is reported that lynching was resorted to because there was no assurance that the prisoners would not escape as they came near doing some days before.