Richard Mays was a prominent criminal attorney and married to a Pace heiress
(later to my grandmother for 6 months!); was the father of
Augustus Pace Mays, Corsicana judge.
Richard Mays was b. Florida March 1866; died Corsicana Jan. 1946 (His obituary
is in Jan. 7 1946 Daily Sun). At one time he owned "The Castle" built by
Whitselle at So. 14th and West 6th where the Baptist church now stands. He was
also a scholar of Jose Antonio Navarro and published a book on him (a copy is at
UT Austin and Harvard.