Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 12, 1900: John Brodie

According to 100 Years of Lynching by Ralph Ginzburg, John Brodie was lynched in Lee County, Arkansas on June 12, 1900.  I could find no articles about this lynching.

Instead, today I think I will transcribe a list of lynchings that occurred in 1895 as listed in the Chicago Daily Tribune dated January 1, 1896:


LYNCHINGS IN THE YEAR 1895.

Judge Lynch has executed 171 persons, 161 men and 10 women, during 1895, 23 less than last year.  The following record of lynching shows that these disgraceful and mainly brutal outrages are slowly but steadily decreasing under the influence of a healthier public sentiment and the commendable actions of several Southern Governors and legislative bodies in urging and passing stringent measures for the punishment of mob violators of law:

1885............................184       1891..............................192
1886............................138       1892..............................235
1887............................122       1893..............................200
1888............................142       1894..............................190
1889............................176       1895..............................171
1890............................127        

The lynchings in the various States and Territories during 1895 were as follows:

Alabama.........................16       Missouri.........................3
Arkansas.........................9       Nebraska........................4
California.........................7       North Carolina.................1
Colorado.........................7       South Carolina.................6
Florida...........................12       South Dakota..................2
Georgia.........................14       Tennessee......................11
Illinois..............................2       Texas.............................24
Kansas.............................1       Virginia............................3
Kentucky.........................15      Washington......................2
Louisiana...........................4       New Mexico....................1
Maryland..........................3       Indian Territory.................2
Mississippi........................13     Oklahoma.........................9

Of these lynchings 144 occurred in the South and twenty-five in the North.  Of the total number 112 were negroes, nine of them being women.  The detailed list is as follows:

January.

1—Thomas Blair, murder. Mount Sterling, Ky.
1—Barrett Scott, frauds. O'Neill, Neb.            
4—Three horse thieves, Kingfisher, Ok.          
4—John F. Bergeron, murder, Idalit,  N.C.     
7—Spencer Costello, colored, murder and robbery, Flora, Miss.
9—George Coldhand, colored, murder, Colquitt Co., Ga.
9—Thomas Boyd, alleged murder, Bowie, Tex.
9—George Witherell, desperado, Cañon City, Colo. 

February.

17—George Tracy, murder, Kingston, Mo

March.

2—Charles Robertson, colored, murder, Allendale, Ga
11—Isaac Manion, colored, muder, Athens, Tex.
12—Two horsethieves, Enterprise, I. T.
12—Antonio Apoletti, alleged murder, Walsenburg, Colo.
12—Pietro Giacobino, alleged murder, Walsenburg, Colo.
12—Antonio Lorenzo, alleged murder, Walsenburg, Colo.
12—Francisco Rochetti, alleged murder, Walsenburg, Colo.
12—Stanislaus Vettari, alleged murder, Walsenburg, Colo.
12—Joseph Welsby, alleged murder, Walsenburg, Colo.
14—Amor Gibson, colored, rape, Forsythe, Ga.
18—Mrs. W. E. Holton, by bigilantes, Keyapaha County, Neb.
19—Daniel Dawson, colored, alleged arson, Tyler, Ala.
19—Robert Holman, colored, alleged arson, Tyler, Ala.
19—Joseph Holman, colored, alleged arson, Tyler, Ala.
20—Harriet Talley, colored, suspected arson, Petersburg, Tenn.
28—Unknown negro, alleged insults, near Jackson, Miss.
29—Robert Betat, colored, arson, Bluff Creek, Miss.

April.

3—William Rawles, colored, murder, Newmansville, Fla.
3—Newton Walters, murder, Boston Mills, Kas.
12—Nelson Calhoun, colored, rape, Corsicana, Tex.
14—Dean Powell, cattle rustler, Keyapaha Co., Neb.
14—Frederick Chamberlain, cattle rustler, Keyapaha Co. Neb.
15—Manuel Dunegan, colored, to prevent evidence, Chilton Co., Ala.
21—Zeb Colley, colored, alleged murder, Greenville, Ala.
21—John Rattler, colored, alleged murder, Greenville, Ala.
21—Mary Deane, colored, alleged murder, Greenville, Ala.
21—Martha Greene, colored, alleged murder, Greenville, Ala.
21—Alice Greene, colored, alleged murder, Greenville, Ala.
25—Unknown negro, unknown offense, Parsons Tenn.
26—George Ray, colored, for being disreputable, Gensonton, Ky.
28—Thomas Gibson, unknown offense, by whitecaps, Seylerville, Tenn.
30—George Jones, Indian, assault, Devers, Tex.

May.

2—Thomas Brownlee, colored, informing, Butts Co., Ga.
5—Andy Hames, murder, Stevenson, Ala.
15—John Calvin, informing, near Ingall, Ok. 
15—William Dunn, informing, near Ingalls, Ok.
16—John Howeston, rape, Marion, Ky.
19—Samuel Echols, colored, rape, near Ellaville, Fla.
 19—Simeon Crowley, colored, rape, near Ellaville, Fla. 
19—John Brooks, colored, rape, near Ellaville, Fla. 
19—Jerido Shivers, colored, rape, Cofee Co., Ala. 
22—Wm. Connell, murder, Mongomery Co., Ga.
23—Claude Thompson, colored, attempted rape, De Koven, Ky.
23—Unknown negro, rape, Rodney, Miss.
25—John Halls, rape, Danville, Ill.
25—William Royce, rape, Danville, Ill.
25—John Crocker, wife, and son, alleged murder, Wharton, Tex.
27—Jacob Henson, colored, murder, Ellicott City, Md.
30—Three negroes, suspicion of rape, Bartow, Fla. 
31—James Freeman, colored, rape, Columbus City, Fla.
31—Nelson Weatheroff, attempted rape, Logan, O.

June.

5—James Powell, colored, attempted rape, Strasburg, Ala.
9—William Collins, colored, attempted rape, Mayo, Fla.
11—Two unknown negroes, concealing a criminal, Mayo, Fla.
11—William Johnson, colored, rape, Lufkin, Tex.
11—Alexander White, colored, murder, Keno, Tex. 
11—John Cherry, colored, murder, Keno, Tex.
13—J. M. Alexander, protecting a negro, Tuskegee, Ala. 
17—R. W. Dawson, murder, Natchez, Miss.
18—George Harris, colored, attempted rape, near Dublin, Ga.
19—William Chandler, colored, attempted rape, Abbeyville, Miss.
20—Frank King, colored, murder, Little Rock, Ark.
24—John Fry, arson, Gretna, La.
26—Thomas Browne, colored, burglary, Point Clear, Ala.
26—William Stokes, colored, attempted rape, Colleton County, S. C. 
29—Thomas Bowen, colored, rape, Brook Haven, Miss.

July.

1—Two horse thieves, near Guthrie, Ok.
1—Abithal Colston, murder, Trigg County, Ky.
1—Mollie Smith, murder, Trigg County, Ky.
2—Samuel Chandler, colored, unknown offense, Monroe, Ga. 
2—Marshal E. Price, murder, Denton, Md.
4—Robert Bennett, colored, attempted rape, near Lake City, Fla.
6—Theodore Puckett, colored, larceny, Jackson, Miss.
9—Howlett Howton and son, unknown offense, Lewiston, Ky.
14—Two negroes, alleged murder, Hampton, Ark.
15—Robert Huggard, colored, alleged rape, Winchester, Ky.
15—Ira Jackson, colored, alleged murder, Piedmont, S. C.
18—Andrew Thomas, colored, rape, Scranton, Miss. 
20—Mrs. Abe Phillips, colored, race prejudice, Mart, Tex. 
20—Hannah Phillips, colored, race prejudice, Mart, Tex. 
20—Abe Phillips, colored, race prejudice, Mart, Tex.
20—Edward Phillips, colored, race prejudice, Mart, Tex.
20—Benjamin Johnson, colored, race prejudice, Mart, Tex.
20—K. D. Taylor, colored, race prejudice, Mart, Tex.
23—Unknown woman, colored, race prejudice, Brenhan, Tex.
24—Ovide Belzaire, colored, race prejudice, Youngsville, La.
25—Thomas Johnson, colored, murder, Hattiesburg, Miss. 
27—Victor Adams, murder, O'Neill's, Cal.
28—Charles Burwell, colored, assault, Meridian, Miss. 
29—Squire Loftin, colored, rape, Lexington, Tex. 

August.

2—James Mason, colored, unknown offense, Daingerfield, Tex.
2—Mrs. James Mason, colored, unknown offense, Daingerfield, Tex.
12—Unknown negro, race prejudice, Delta County, Tex. 
12—William Harris, colored, attempted assault, Colquitt County, Ga.
14—Samuel Vinson, murder, Ellensburg, Wash.
14—Charles Vinson, murder, Ellensburg, Wash.
15—Emmett Dviers, colored, murder, Fulton, Mo.
16—Bidderly brothers, colored, cattle stealing, Buffalo County, S. D. 
18—Samuel Lewis, colored, murder, Juno, Fla. 
21—Noah Anderson, colored, murder, New Richmond, O.
22—James Jones, colored, murder, Tellar, Ark.
22—Unknown negro, murder, Wharton, Tex.
26—Lawrence Johnson, murder, Yreka, Cal.
26—William Null, murder, Yreka, Cal.
26—Louis Moreno, murder, Yreka, Cal.
26—Harland Seemler, murder, Yreka, Cal.
26—Harrison Lewis, colored, murder, Spingfield, Ky.
26—Jefferson Cole, colored, race prejudice, Paris, Tex.

September.

2—Unknown negro, miscegenation, Simpson Co., Miss.
2—William Butcher, colored, muder, Hickman, Ky.
3—Jerry Johnson, colored, insults, Farmington, Tenn.
5—Aaron Freeman, rape, near Hot Springs, Ark.
6—"Doc" King, colored, attempted rape, Fayetteville, Tenn.
10—Wesley Wingfield, colored, attempted rape, Lunenburg, Va.
10—Lum Wood, giving evidence, Union City, Tenn.
11—William Caldwell, colored, murder, near Oceola, Ark.
11—John Thomas, colored, murder, near Osceola, Ark.
19—Unknown negro, rape, Danceville, Ark.
22—William Smith, colored, murder, Hammond, La.
26—Felician France, colored, unknown offense, near New Orleans, La.
27—William Archer, Indian, murder, Bakersfield Cal.

October. 

1—John Littlefield, murder, Round Valley, Cal.
4—Neal Smith, colored, rape, Cole City, Ga.
5—Tobe McGrady, colored, rape, Peroti, Ala.
11—William Henderson, colored, rape, Jackson, Mo.
14—Floantina Suitta, murder, Catula, Tex.
15—Eugene Vanoy, colored, rape, Manchester, Tenn.
15—Jeff Ellis, colored, murder, Braden, Tenn.
17—Daniel E. Young, unknown offense, by White Caps, Oak Canon, N. M. 
17—William Black, murder, Hampton, S. C. 
22—James Umbra, Mexican, cattle stealing, Hennessey, Ok.
22—"Mexican John," Mexican, cattle stealing, Hennessy, Ok. 
22—John Henderson, attempted rape, Vinegar Bend, Ala. 
29—Henry Hilliard, colored, murder, Tyler, Tex.

November.

4—Albert England, burglary,, Wynne, Ark.
9—Lewis Jefferson, colored, rape, Homersville, Ga.
17—James Bowens, colored, rape, Frederick, Md. 
21—Two negroes, rape, near Henderson, Ky.
21—Negro, guilty of no offense, Madison Co., Tex.
21—Charles Hurd, colored, murder, Wartburg, Tenn.
23—L.W. Perdue, rape, Alley, Ga.
24—John Richards, colored, murder, Abbeville, S. C. 
24—Thomas Watts, colored, murder, Abbeville, S. C. 
25—Unknown negro, train wrecking, Calvert City, Ky.
25—Balam Hancock, colored, attempted rape, Gibson, Ga. 
29—John Yarborough, murder, Crystal Springs, Miss.
29—Cad Smith, attempted rape, near Oultewah, Tenn.
29—Joseph Robinson, colored, murder, Fayetteville, Tenn.
29—Ozias McGahey, colored, murder, Fayetteville, Tenn.

December.

1—Tony Sutton, desperado, Unadilla, Ga.
1—Henry Sutton, desperado, Unadilla, Ga.
2— —Poss, colored, murder, Fairfax, C. H., Va.
2— —Henry, colored, murder, Fairfax, C. H., Va.
5—Isom Kearse, colored, larceny, Colleton, Co., S. C. 
5—Hannah Kearse, colored, knowledge of larceny, Colleton Co., S. C. 
7—William Blake, colored, alleged murder, Hampton, S. C. 
8—James Smith, informer, Monticello, Ga.
29—William Denver, murder, Lebanon, Ky.
29—Mrs. T. J. West, mob indignation, Lebanon, Ky.



This article was so very long I had to utilize my two helpers.  They were very helpful and I am grateful for their assistance.



                                           

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