Monday, January 5, 2015

January 5, 1892: Neal, Laura, and Beatrice Sims and 2 other men

We learn about further lynchings of the Sims Gang from The Evening World (New York, N. Y.) dated January 7, 1892:


Neal Sims and Two Nieces [sic] Said to Have Been Hanged.


MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 7.—News comes from Womack Hill, Ala., the scene of the recent Sims outrages and hanging, that while Neal Sims, the brother of Bob, two other men and Laura and Beatrice Sims, the two daughters of Bob, were on their way from Womack Hill Tuesday night, going in the direction of Leak, Miss., the rendezvous of the rest of the gang, they were met by a posse searching for Neal Sims, who is wanted for murder.

It is said that Neal resisted arrest, and was hanged and afterwards shot, also that the rest of the party attempted to intervene in Neal's behalf and were strung up to an oak tree along the roadside, the women being among the number lynched.

Great excitement is said to prevail,

We learned about the lynching of the notorious Bob Sims on December 26, if you would like to read about it you can find it here. Some articles list the women as Bob's sisters while others as his daughters. Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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