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Sandi Gorin's TIP # 387
HANGINGS IN KENTUCKY 1792-1900

Although not the most pleasant subject, many in Kentucky, as in other states, were on the wrong side of the law. I have been asked so many times if there was a list of those who had been executed in the state. This list is NOT complete. If the surname appears in parenthesis, it is the slave owner's last name. Additions to Sandi's list appear at the end of this page.

ADAMS, Beverly Age 22, black, male, murder, 14 Sept 1894
AGEE, Truck White, murder, 4 Nov 1887
ALFRED, George Black, laborer, murder, 1 May 1874
ANDERSON, Robert Age 52, white, engineer, murder, 2 Apr 1880
ARMSTRONG, George Black, murder, 1 Dec 1893
ARNOLD, Joshua Race unknown, murder, 1884
AUSTIN, William Age 21, white, murder, 13 Oct 1882.
BAKER, Abner Jr White, physician, murder, 3 Oct 1845.
BAKER, Baker William Age 27, White, murder, 15 Jan 1850
BAYSINGER, Unknown First: White, murder, assumed hanging 1780
BEAUCHAMP, Jereboam: Age 23, white, attorney, murder, 7 July 1826
BEGLEY, Thomas White, murder, 17 May 1817
(BERRY), Frances Black, female, slave, poisoning, 7 Sept 1860
BLANKS, Bob Black, rape, 18 Apr 1899
(BOWLING), Jacob Black, slave, murder, 12 Dec 1856
BOYD, David White, murder, 29 Mar 1795
(BRASSFIELD), Pompey Black, slave, murder, 21 Jan 1821
BRIDGES, John Black, murder, 30 June 1882
BROWN, Bob Black, murder, 9 June 1893
BROWN, Bob Age 34, white, farmer. murder, Barren Co, 3 Apr 1899
BROWN, Jesse Black, steamboat rouster, murder, 15 Jan 1892
BROWN, Lindsay Black, Rape, 5 Dec 1871
BUCKHANNAN, James White, murder, 1 June 1888
BULGER, Samuel Black, rape, 4 Sept 1883
BUSH, John Black, laborer, 21 Nov 1884
BUSH, Simpson Age 24, white, farm hand, murder, 5 Feb 1892
CALLAHAN, Isaac White, murder, 17 May 1817
CARR, Charles White, laborer, robbery-murder, 26 July 1819
CATON, Moses Age 46, white, farmer, murder, 8 May 1885
CAUDILL, ____ Black, male, rape, 4 July 1846
CHARLTON,Robert Black, murder, 5 Feb 1892
(CHURCHILL), Isaac Black, slave, murder, 6 July 1838
CLAPP, Levi Black, rape, 5 Dec 1873
CLARK, Marcellus Age 19, White, soldier guerilla, 15 Mar 1865
CLARK, Reuben Age 27, white, conspiracy to murder, 20 Aug 1852
(CLARK), Squire Black, slave, murder, 2 Oct 1833
CLARK, Turner Age 19, white, conspiracy to murder, June 1852
CLUTTER, William White, seaman Robbery-Murder, 8 June 1810
COLEMAN, Joe White, murder, 25 May 1847
(COLEMAN), Daniel Black, slave, arson, 28 Sept 1787
COMELY, John White, murder, 1856
CRAFT, Ellis White, mill worker, rape-murder, 13 Oct 1883
(CROW), Joab Black, slave, murder, 2 Apr 1796
DANIEL, Barrett Black, slave, 6 Feb 1863
DEWITT, James White, murder, June 1897
DILGER, Charles Age 30, white, watchman. Murder, 31 July 1889
DUNCAN, Joseph Black, murder, 13 June 1873
(EADS), Clabe Black, slave. Murder, 1 Aug 1863
EDMOND, Elliott Black, slave. Rape, 17 June 1853
EDMUNDS, Ned Black, slave, murder, 16 May 1862
EGGLESTON, Allan White, murder, 28 Sept 1866
EVANS, Phil Black, rape, 5 Jan 1894
FIELDS, Henry White, farmer, murder, 19 Sept 1799
FINLEY, Gus Age 20, white, murder, 17 Apr 1885
FINNELL, Joe Black, slave, attempted rape, 26 Aug 1864
FITZPATRICK, Champ Age 28, white, farm hand, murder, 21 Mar 1884
FITZPATRICK, Rudolph Age 30, White, farm hand, murder, 21 Mar 1884
FLETCHER, Wash Black, murder, 3 Oct 1884
FOWLER, Robert Age 24 ,White, murder, 23 Apr 1886
FRANKLIN, John White, tenant farmer, murder, Barren Co KY, 10 Mar 1899
FREESE, Henry Black, murder, 14 Aug 1885
GAINES, Samuel Race unknown, murder, 13 July 1886
GILLESPIE, Ellenor White, female, housewife, murder, 26 July 1817
GOOD, Eden White, murder, 31 Jul 31
(GREY), Cassy Black, female, slave, murder, 2 Oct 1833
(GRINTER), Anthony Black, slave, 6 Feb 1857.
GUTHRIE, Tom Black, murder, 5 July 1875
HAGAN, Dan White, murder, 1856
HAMILTON, John White, robbery-murder, Barren Co, 7 May 1818 [found innocent later]
(HAMILTON) Lucy Black, slave, murder, May 1848
HANNING, William White, murder, 19 Jan 1855
HAWKINS, Edward Age 20, White, criminal murder, 29 May 1857
HAYDEN, Tom Black, murder, 11 July 1898
HAZELWOOD, Hannah Female, murder, 30 Apr 1834
HICKS, John Age 18, Black, murder, 24 Feb 1882
(HILL), George Black, slave. attempted rape, 27 Oct 1815
HITE, Stephen Age 37, white, harness maker, murder, 9 Dec 1892
HUFFMER, George White, murder, 1 Feb 1856
HUNT, Pat Race unknown, murder, 18 Dec 1889
HUNTER, George White, murder, 1858.
IRVIN, Francis White, murder, 13 May 1826
JACKSON, Andrew Unknown race, murder, 12 Apr 1860
JACKSON, Scott Age 28, white, dental student, murder, 20 Mar 1897
(JAMES), Bill Black, slave, murder, 30 Jul 1791
JAMES, Levi Age 21, black, murder, 10 June 1891
JENKINS, Thomas Native American, murder, assumed hanging, 1856
JOHNSON, Green White, soldier, murder, 25 Aug 1865
JOHNSON, John Black, murder, 21 Aug 1895
JONES, Adam White, robbery-murder, 1 Sept 1837
JONES, Michael White, murder, 1 Aug 1834
JONES, Oscar Age 50, black, murder, 4 Nov 1892
KEEN, Moses White, murder, 31Dec 1841
KELLY, Moses White, robbery-murder, 28 Oct 1853
KELLY, Robert White, robbery-murder, 28 Oct 1853
KING, William White, murder, 28 June 1867
KRIEL, William White, butcher, murder, 21 Jan 1870
LAUGHLIN, Robert White, tenant farmer, rape-murder, 9 Jan 1897
LEWIS, Nelson Age 28, black, farm hand, murder, 9 Dec 1892
LOVETT, George White, murder, 1 Aug 1834
MAGEE, George Age 18, black, murder, 29 Feb 1895
MARCUM, James Age 24, white, murder, 29 Apr 1887
MARKS, Nathan White, guerilla, likely hanging, 1864.
(MASON), John Black, slave, murder, 18 Nov 1853
MARLER, Bob Race unknown, murder, 9 Feb 1891
MARTIN, Mitchell Black, slave rape, 26 Apr 1850
MILLER, Ambrose Black, murder, Oct 1887
MILLER, William Age 16,Black, student rape, 3 Feb 1899
MOUNTS, Ellison Age 26, white, murder, 18 Feb 1890
MURPHY, John White?, murder, Aug 1859
MURPHY, Philip Age 22, white, farmer, murder, 10 Oct 1852
McCALLISTER, Henry Unknown race, murder, 5 Nov 1837
McCARTY, Dennis Age 34, white, streetcar conductor, murder, 9 Dec 1892
McELROY, James Age 21, black, farm hand, robbery-murder, 1 July 1887
McLAUGHLIN, Daniel White, shoemaker, murder, 11 Dec 1829
NEAL, William White, mill worker, rape-murder, 27 Mar 1885
O'BRIEN, Tom Unknown race, murder, 27 Feb 1890
OVERTON, Bufford Race unknown, murder, 12 Oct 1896
OWENS, Abram White, murder, 28 June 1867
PARKER, John Age 19, black, murder, 2 June 1878
PATTERSON, William Black, murder-burglary, 22 June 1888
PEAY, Achilles White, slave? Murder, 16 June 1854
PENNINGTON, Edward: Age 38, white, farmer, robbery-murder, 1 May 1846
POST, Harvey Black, laborer, murder, 11 Dec 1886
PRUITT, Grandville White, robbery-murder, 13 Jan 1887
PUCKETT, William White, murder, 5 Feb 1892
(RAINEY), Phoebe Black, slave, murder, 1808
RAY, Larkin Black, feedman, murder, 5 Sept 1856
(RHODES), Nancy Black, slave, arson, 30 Sept 1808
RICHARDSON, Curtis White, murder, 1 Nov 1854
(RISK), Martha Black, slave , attempted murder, 4 Oct 1839
ROBERTSON, Robert Age 35, white, murder, 3 Sept 1853
ROSS, James Age 30, black, laborer, robbery-murder, 8 Feb 1889
ROWAN, James Black, murder, 25 June 1829
(RUMSEY), ___ Black, female, slave, murder, 1812
SEXTON, John Race unknown, robbery-murder, 27 Mar 1885
SHALDON, Thomas Race unknown, murder, 28 Aug 1852
(SHAUNTEE), ___ Black, male, slave, rape, 1838
SHEELY, David White, murder, 19 Nov 1847
SHERIDAN, George Black, murder, 13 July 1866
SHIELDS, Pleas White, murder, 26 June 1868
SHORT, Stephen White, laborer, murder, 19 Jan 1855
SHUCK, Richard White, robbery-murder, 27 July 1877
SIMPSON, Carrington Age 59, white, farmer, robbery-murder, 21 Sept 1841
SLAGLE, Frank White, tiecutter, robbery-murder, 14 Mar 1884
SMART, Harry Age 27, white, painter, murder, 31 July 1889
SMITH, Henry Black, rape-murder, 2 June 1896
SMITH, Henry Black, laborer, murder, 25 Mar 1892
(SMITH), Jesse Black, slave, murder, 2 Sept 1842
SMITH, Richard White, soldier, murder, 3 Feb 1865
SMITH, Robert Age 19, black, robbery-murder, 17 Apr 1886
SMITH, Thomas Black, murder, 28 Mar 1873
SMITH, Tom Age 41, white, robbery-murder, 28 June 1895
STEPHENSON, George Black, murder, 18 Aug 1898
STEPTER, William Age 17, white, murder, 5 June 1847
(STONE), Duke Black, slave, murder, 29 Nov 1826
(STONE), Joe Black, slave, murder, 29 Nov 1826
(STONE), Resin Black, slave, murder, 29 Nov 1826
(STONE), Stephen Black, slave, murder, 29 Nov 1826
(STONE), Wesley Black, slave, murder, 29 Nov 1826
SUGG, Samuel White, murder, 4 May 1826
(TABOR), Albert Black, slave. Murder. 13 May 1857
TACKETT, Milton White, farmer, murder, 20 Nov 1857
TAYLOR, Jordan Black, farm hand, murder, 26 June 1885
THOMAS, Grant Age 19, black, laborer, murder, 9 Dec 1892
(THOMAS), Jerry Black, slave, 30 July 1841
THOMPSON, --- White, robbery-murder, 1 Sept 1837
TIMBERLAKE, David Black, rape, 20 July 1883, 20 July 1883
TURNER, Albert Age 26, black, handyman, murder-burglary, 1 July 1887
TURNER, Isaac Black, murder, 28 July 1882
(TURNER), Richard Black, slave, murder, 19 Nov 1844
TUTT, William Black, murder, 13 Apr 1899
(TYSON), Philip Black, slave, murder, 2 Nov 1849
UNKNOWN White, murder, 17 June 1854
UNKNOWN Black, male, slave, 1858
(VIGO), Peter Black, slave, theft-stealing, 24 Aug 17
(VILEY), Burrell Black, slave, rape, 4 Oct 1839
VINEGAR, George Black, murder, 18 July 1898
WALKER, Daniel White, farmer, murder, 28 May 1823
WALLING, Alonzo Age 21, white, dental student, murder, 20 Mar 1897
WALLINGFORD, William White, murder, 17 Sept 1852
WASHINGTON, George Age 21, black, Ex-convict, rape, 21 Feb 1879
WATKINS, Joel White, murder, 1807
WATSON, James White, murder, 12 May 1827
WATSON, Philip Age 65, Black, murder, 1 Feb 1878
WATTS, Cato Black, slave, murder, assumed hanging 1787
WEIGERT, William White, murder, 12 Aug 1854
WEBSTER, Charles Black, rape, 2 Apr 1880
WILLIAMS, Clarence Black, murder, 11 Dec 1899
WILKERSON, Monroe Black, murder, 22 May 1889
(WILLIAMS), Tom Black, slave, murder, 21 Jan 1821
(WILSON), Sam Black, slave, rape, 7 June 1839
WINSTON, George Black, laborer, murder, 19 Nov 1897
WURNELL, Joseph White. Murder, 5 Nov 1837
No last names:
Dinah Black, slave, murder, 25 May 1830
Fisher Black, , murder, 20 Nov 1829
Harry Black, slave, slave revolt, 28 Oct 1848
Henry Black, 1856.
Hooper Black, slave, murder, 20 Nov 1829
Jesse Black, slave, murder, 20 Nov 1829
Jesse Black, slave, arson, 30 Oct 1849
Joe Black, slave, 19 Mar 1858
John Black, slave, murder, 20 Nov 1829
John Black, slave, 1855
Levi Black, slave, 1856
Levin Black, slave, murder, 20 Nov 1829
Lewis Black, murder, 13 June 1865
Martin Black, slave, murder, 1851
Minerva Black, female, slave, arson, 9 Feb 1856
Ned Black, 1856
Perry Black, 1856
Prestley Black, slave, slave revolt, 28 Oct 1848
Preston Black, slave, arson, 6 Nov 1845
Randolph Black, slave, murder, 27 Oct 1832
Shadrack Black, slave, slave revolt, 28 Oct 1848
Shrimp Race unknown, murder, 16 Nov 1837
Skelt Black, male, murder, 5 Apr 1846
Susan Age 13, Black, murder, 7 Feb 1868
No names
  Black, male, slave, rape-murder, 27 Nov 1846
  Black, male, rape, 20 Aug 1865
  Black, male, rape, 20 Aug 1865
  Black, male, murder, 17 June 1854
  Black, male, murder, 17 June 1854

Lynchings were hangings of course, but where the citizens took the law into their own hands. Again, this list certainly isn't complete, but counties are shown where known. Shown are names, race, crime, date of lynching, county.

AKERSON, Wm. black, rape, 2 Sept 1893, Lincoln
ALEXANDER Alf, black, murder, 25 Dec 1896, Daviess
ALLEN, Richard black, robbery, 23 Feb 1898, Graves
ARDELL, Harry white, murder, 26 June 1889, Bullitt
BAILEY, Samuel black, murder, 12 Oct 1883, Logan
BAUN, Arch black, murderous assault, 21 Oct 1898, Cumberland
BLAIR, Tom white, murder, 1 Jan 1895, Montgomery
BOLIN, John black, murder & robbery, 19 Aug 1899, Fulton
BOND, James black, attempted rape, 19 Dec 1892, Todd
BOSTON, Marshall black, rape, 14 Aug 1894, Franklin
BOYDEN, Wilber, unknown race, murder, 12 Apr 1897, possibly Bell
BRINKLEY, Ephraim unknown race, "bad character", 21 July 1897, Hopkins
BRYAN, Robert black, murder, 6 July 1888, Henderson
BUSHROD, Raymond black, rape, 26 Sept 1897, Hancock
BUTCHER, Wm. black, assault, 2 Sept 1895, Fulton
COLBERT, Henry black, attempted rape, 10 June 1883, Fulton likely
COLEMAN, Charles black, criminal assault/rape, 3 Sept 1887, Fleming
COLEMAN, Richard black, murder, 6 Dec 1899, Mason
COLLINS, James white, theft, 3 May 1893, Grant
COLSTON, Abitahl white, murder, 28 June 1895, likely Trigg
COOPER, Nelson black, murder, 12 Oct 1883, Logan
CORNISH, Wm. white, murder, 29 Jan 1887, Washington
COURTS, Bradford white, murder, 27 Apr 1882, Christian
COURTS, Wm. white, murder, 27 Apr 1882, Christian
COX, Wat black, attempted rape, 8 May 1883, Hopkins
CRAVASSO, Tony white, murder, 22 June 1889, Bell
CRAVASSO, Unknown first - brother of above, white, murder, 22 June 1889, Bell
DEVER, Wm. white, adultery, 29 Dec 1895, Marion
DICKERSON, Charles black, burglary, 4 May 1884, Boone
DUDLEY, James black, murder, 28 Aug 1891, Scott
ELLIS, George white, rape & murder, 3 June 1882, Boyd
EMBERTON, Bishop white, rape, 2 Aug 1882, Christian
FINLEY, George black, prejudice, 23 Dec 1896, Graves
FOSTER, James black, rape, 10 June 1888, Henderson
GADLY, Caleb black, attempted rape, 25 June 1894, Warren
GAINES, Caleb black, attempted rape, 16 June 1898, Barren
GAMBLE, M. G. black, rape, 21 Jan 1894, Whitley likely
GIBSON, Lige unknown race, murder, 27 Jan 1892, Owen
GILLESPIE, Bill black, murder, 5 July 1884, Nicholas
GILLAND, James unknown race, murder, 15 Sept 1891, Pulaski
GILLAND, Joe unknown race, murder, 16 Sept 1891, Pulaski
GOIN, Pleas white, murder, 14 Dec 1898 Bell
GOUGH, Leonard black, murderous assault, 28 Aug 1893, Henry
GRAINGER, Jobe black, threats, 24 July 1891, Simpson
GRIFFEY, Willis black, assault/rape, 14 Oct 1894, Christian
GRUELL, Dan white, swindler, 19 Mar 1890, Harrison
HAGGARD, Robert black, attempted rape, 16 July 1895, Clark
HARPER, Bob black, rape, 28 Dec 1892, Warren
HENDERSON, Dick black, cutting a while boy, 6 July 1884, Todd
HENDERSON, John black, murder, 21 Aug 1890, Woodford
HICKS, Wes white, burning a barn, 26 May 1885, Simpson
HILL, Charles black, rape, 9 June 1892, McCracken
HOWARD, Marion black, rape, 16 July 1894, Allen Co
HOWARDTON, John white, rape, 16 May 1895, Crittenden
HOWTON, Hewlett unknown race, arson, 8 July 1895, Caldwell
HUMPHREYS, Ernest black, murder, 1 Oct 1890, Caldwell
JACKSON, Wm unknown race, murder, 10 Mar 1887, Pendleton
JONES, Doc black, murder, 19 Dec 1889, Daviess
JONES, Meredith black, rape, 28 Apr 1886, Logan
KELLY, James black, rape, 26 July 1889, Bourbon
KENNEDY, Claude black, attempted rape, 24 May 1895, Union
KILBURN, Henry white, murder, 9 Apr 884, possibly Breathitt
LAFERDETTA, Louis white, murder, 17 July 1894, Boone
LEWIS, Harrison black, murder, 26 Aug 1895, Washington
LUCAS, W J male, resisted a mob, 14 July 1884, Daviess
MARTIN, Edward unknown, arson and theft, 30 Oct 1894, Crittenden
MARTIN, Fount unknown race, barn burning, 15 Feb 1896, Wayne
MARTIN, John white, murder, 10 Dec 1884, Rowan
MAY, Richard black, attempted rape,14 July 1884, Daviess
MILLER, Seay J. black, rape, murder, 7 July 1892, Carlisle
MITCHELL, James black, rape, 16 June 1882, Montgomery
MITCHELL, Josh black, theft, 7 Jan 1894, Harrison
MORTON, Oscar unknown, murder, 14 Oct 1894, Lee
MORTON, Robert black, insulted a white woman, 4 Feb 1897, Warren
MURPHY, Logan unknown race, murder, 16 Aug 1892, Montgomery
NALLS, Gabe unknown race, arson and theft, 4 Nov 1894, Crittenden
NALLS, Ulysses unknown race, arson and theft, 4 Nov 1894, Crittenden
NARY, Eli black, burned barn, 15 Mar 1888, Fulton
NORTH, Alexander black, attempted rape, 22 Mar 1886, Logan
PETTY, Miles black, rape, 9 May 1884, Hardin
POOLE, Felix unknown race, rape, 1 Aug 1892, Ohio
PORTER, Austin white, murder, 6 June 1892, Carter
PRICE, Samuel white, murder, 27 Feb 1888, Hickman
PROCTER, Arch white, murder, 18 Dec 1896, Logan
PROCTER, Dink white, murder, 18 Dec 1896, Logan
PROCTER, Wm white, murder, 18 Dec 1896, Logan
PULLIAM, Sam black, rape, 20 July 1891, Anderson
RAY, George black, bad reputation, 25 Apr 1895, Washington.
REAMS, Bill black, murderous assault, 27 Feb 1888, Hickman
REDFERN, John unknown race, murder, 13 July 1892, Simpson
RENEY, Thomas black, poisoning horses, 10 May 1888, Warren
RICH, Berry unknown race, arson & theft, 1 Oct 1894, Crittenden
RICHARDSON, Alex unknown race, rape and murder, 9 Oct 1894, Estill
RITTER, Wm black, rape and murder, 12 July 1882, Henderson
ROSSIMUS, Frank white, attempted murder, 17 July 1891, Bell.
SARVER, Robert black, attempted rape, 6 Mar 1882, Simpson
SCALES, Sam white, rape, 11 Sept 1885, Boone.
SCOTT, George black, attempted rape, 26 June 1898, Logan
SHAW, Henry black, attempted rape, 22 Mar 1886, Logan
SIMPSON, Calvin black, murder, 24 Jan 1886, Henderson.
SKAGGS, Will black, murderous assault, 16 Apr 1891, Warren.
SKINNER, John Henry black, attempted murder, 14 Mar 1888, Christian.
SMITH, J O A white, murder, 24 Nov 1889, Todd.
SMITH, Mollie white, aiding a murderer, 28 June 1895, Trigg.
SPEAKMAN, Richard white, rape, 2 Aug 1882, Christian.
STEWART, Henry black, robbery and assault, 27 June 1899, Fulton
STONE, James black, rape, 21 Dec 1896, Graves
STRONG, Wm white, murder, 9 Apr 1884, possibly Breathitt.
SUETT, Will black, race prejudice, 23 Dec 1896, Graves
SULLIVAN, Elkanah white, murderous assault, 22 Aug 1897, Whitley.
TAYLOR, Jerry white, barn burning, 26 May 1885, Simpson.
THOMAS, John black, rape, 17 July 1887, Madison.
THORNTON, Joseph black, rape, 20 May 1889, McCracken.
TRAUGHBER, Edwin unknown race, bad character, 15 July 1894, Logan.
TRUXTILL, James white, rape, 10 Nov 1883, Whitley.
TURNER, Jack black, murder, 9 Dec 1889, Green.
TYE, Len black, kidnapping, 2 Mar 1894, Harlan.
TYLER, Wm black, rape, 26 July 1894, Nicholas.
WADE, Hampton black, attempted rape, 22 Mar 1886, Logan.
WALTON, Charles black, murder, 18 Aug 1893, Union.
WATSON, Henry black, rape, 24 June 1890, Breckinridge.
WEST, Mrs. T J white, adultery, 29 Dec 1895, Marion.
WHITE, Thomas black, unknown crime, 10 Sept 1896, Caldwell.
WILCOX, Henry white, male, rape and murder, 20 May 1891, Elliott.
WILCOX, John white, rape and murder, 20 May 1891, Elliott.
WILCOXSEN, John black, murder, 2 Sept 1892, Metcalfe.
WILLIS, Wick black, attempted rape, 31 May 1892, Adair.
WILSON, George black, unknown crime, 13 Aug 1897, possibly Nicholas.
WOODWARD, Handy black, attempted rape, 10 Mar 1886, Logan.
No Names:
  Black, male, rape, 18 Nov 1895, Henderson.
  Black, male, rape, 18 Nov 1895, Henderson.
  Black, black, male, train wrecking, 23 Nov 1895, Marshall

Research for these tips taken from various web sites, personal research in south central Kentucky, "Blood Runs in the Barrens", Volume 1 and 2 by Sandra K. Gorin, and Project HAL.

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Maysville, Mason Co.
August 28, 1878 newpaper reads:
18 years ago, last Tuesday, Charles Collins was hanged at this place (Maysville - Mason Co.) for the brutal murder of the Cobb family. The execution took place about noon on the road leading from East Maysville to the Flemingsburg pike.

Those he had killed and robbed included: Francis Cobb, Sr. age 70 and his two sons George age 15 and Abijah age 17 on July 24, 1861. Also, injured were other members of the Cobb family

Other records state that Collins was hung on a sycamore tree on Limestone Creek directly in front of the J.G.Fee School; which is now the location of the Mason Co. detention center.
submitted by: Phyllis Mastin


Munfordville, Hart Co.
The last execution by hanging was of Elijah Custer Gardner, a white man that was born on 5 August 1887. He was hung for committing murder.

submitted by: perkipurple2@aol.com