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Executions (Before Lethal Injection)

The topic of executions is not the most pleasant in researching genealogy but is a part of our history. We all have an ancestor in our family tree that seems to have vanished and maybe one can be found here.  If you happen to come across one of your ancestors or know of a story to share please send an  email to our State host.  Make sure to check the old newspaper microfilms as the execution was probably printed in the newspaper!  

Georgia Genealogy Trails gratefully acknowledges the source of information below as coming from Rob Gallagher's website BEFORE THE NEEDLES, which contains The History of Executions In America Before Lethal Injection.

 

#NAMEAGERACESEXOCCUPATIONCRIMEMETHODDATEMTPLCOUNTY
401DEVEREAUX, SIMS402BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGNOV161906 BALDWIN
402RAWLINS, J., C.52WHITEMALEPREACHERMURDERHANGINGDEC419061LOWNDES
403MOORE, ALF BLACKMALETENANT FARMERMURDERHANGINGDEC419062LOWNDES
404PERKINS, WILL BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC291906 EFFINGHAM
405BULLARD, JOHN WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAR11907 COBB
406HIGH, BUCK15BLACKMALENURSERAPEHANGINGMAY291907 HENRY
407JOHNSON, WILL BLACKMALELABORERRAPEHANGINGJUN141907 FULTON
408MITCHELL, JOHN BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN2119071COBB
409BUNDRICK, GEORGE45WHITEMALEFARMERMURDERHANGINGJUN2119072CRISP
410NIX, WILL BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGAUG161907 WASHINGTON
411HOWELL, MATTHEW26BLACKMALECAFE EMPLOYEEMURDERHANGINGDEC131907 GWINNETT
412GLOVER, ARTHUR55WHITEMALEFACTORY FOREMANMURDERHANGINGJAN311908 RICHMOND
413SUMMERLIN, WES BLACKMALETENANT FARMERMURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGFEB1419081CARROLL
414SUMMERLIN, CHARLES BLACKMALETENANT FARMERMURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGFEB1419082CARROLL
415ROGERS, WILL WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGFEB251908 CHATHAM
416HOLMES, LEE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGFEB281908 MC INTOSH
417JOHNSON, ANDREW BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAR181908 FULTON
418CANIDA, INGRAM BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGMAR2019081TROUP
419BROWN, MACK BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGMAR2019082MITCHELL
420GOLATT, ROBERT42BLACKMALETENANT FARMERMURDERHANGINGAPR171908 COLUMBIA
421CAMPBELL, HENRY BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY81908 GWINNETT
422COOPER, PORTER BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY151908 HANCOCK
423WILLIAMS, SONNIE BLACKMALECONVICTMURDERHANGINGJUN191908 MILLER
424LYLES, HARRY27WHITEMALEBARBERMURDERHANGINGJUN231908 WARE
425RYALS, NEAL42BLACKMALELABORERRAPEHANGINGSEP111908 APPLING
426HARRISON, LEON BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJAN91908 JACKSON
427BENNETT, JIM23BLACKMALEFARM LABORERMURDERHANGINGJAN151908 FAYETTE
428JOINER, GEORGE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC111908 EMANUEL
429WILLIS, FLETCHER ?MALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC281908 HOUSTON
430TRUITT, LUCIUS BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJAN21909 TROUP
431JONES, JIM BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN111909 JENKINS
432WIGGINS, JIM BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUL81909 DOOLY
433LEWIS, MARSHALL BLACKMALECLOTHES PRESSERMURDERHANGINGJUL91909 BERRIEN
434HAWKINS, WILLIAM BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJAN11909 CLARKE
435BYNUM, SYL BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGJAN281909 CLAY
436KELLOGG, J., B. BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGNOV191909 CHEROKEE
437WEBB, WILLARD BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGFEB181910 COBB
438BURGE, GEORGE36WHITEMALETRUCK FARMERMURDERHANGINGAPR151910 FULTON
439LAMKIN, JULIAN BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGAPR191910 COLUMBIA
440SUPLE, JOHN BLACKMALELABORERMURDERHANGINGMAY71910 JEFF DAVIS
441PATTERSON, HENRY BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY131910 SUMTER
442HARRIS, HOWARD BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGMAY201910 THOMAS
443CORA, JESSE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN171910 BARTOW
444BROOKS, FRANK21BLACKMALECRIMINALMURDER-BURGLARYHANGINGJUN171910 FULTON
445WALKER, CHARLES32BLACKMALELABORERMURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGJUL291910 DE KALB
446SCOTT, CHARLES BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJAN281910 WASHINGTON
447DEVAUSS, JAKE35BLACKMALETENANT FARMERMURDERHANGINGNOV101910 COFFEE
448JOHNSTON, CALVIN BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGFEB81911 BURKE
449WEAVER, EDWARD BLACKMALELABORERMURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGAPR141911 DE KALB
450PASCHAL, HARRY BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN919111LINCOLN
451WITHROW, JOHN, JR23WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN919112FANNIN
452JONES, ED BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN101911 BAKER
453SWATSON, SAM26BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGJUN161911 FULTON
454ROUSE, WILLIAM WHITEMALEFARMERMURDERHANGINGSEP11911 WORTH
455MATTHEWS, ALBERT26BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJAN261911 MONROE
456DAVIS, ANDREW BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGNOV111911 CALHOUN
457OBERRY, J., A.26WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGNOV271911 CAMDEN
458WALKER, T., W. BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC51911 WILKES
459JACKSON, THOMAS BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC81911 LOWNDES
460TURNER, BILL BLACKMALEPREACHERMURDERHANGINGDEC141911 BUTTS
461GLOVER, KID BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJAN161912 CRISP
462WEST, CHARLES BLACKMALEPREACHERMURDERHANGINGFEB2219121EARLY
463SIMMS, WILL BLACKMALE?MURDER-BURGLARYHANGINGFEB2219122EARLY
464WALKER, WILLIAM WHITEMALEFARMERMURDERHANGINGMAR81912 BIBB
465BELL, WILL BLACKMALEDRAYMANMURDERHANGINGMAR2919121BIBB
466STEVENS, HEZEKIAH BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAR2919122CLARKE
467ALFORD, E., B. WHITEMALECARPENTERMURDERHANGINGMAY101912 BIBB
468MCCRARY, TOM BLACKMALELABORERMURDERHANGINGMAY141912 CRISP
469BURDINE, LIGE BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGMAY241912 THOMAS
470STRICKLAND, MACK BLACKMALE?MURDER-RAPEHANGINGAUG231912 GWINNETT
471HEGWOOD, JOHN WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGSEP61912 HABERSHAM
472KNOX, ERNEST BLACKMALEFARM HANDMURDER-RAPEHANGINGJAN2519121FORSYTH
473DANIELS, OSCAR BLACKMALEFARM HANDMURDER-RAPEHANGINGJAN2519122FORSYTH
474BALDWIN, JACK BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGNOV81912 STEWART
475CLYDE, OSCAR26BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC41912 BIBB
476WALKER, NOBLE24BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC1319121THOMAS
477CLAY, ROBERT, L.28WHITEMALEHOUSE PAINTERMURDERHANGINGDEC1319122FULTON
478BRAZZELL, J., EDWARD43WHITEMALEMILL WORKERMURDERHANGINGJAN31913 RICHMOND
479WILLIAMS, SOLOMON BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJAN171913 CHATHAM
480PHILLIPS, JOHN BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGFEB71913 TIFT
481THOMPSON, , WILL BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY21913 JEFFERSON
482TOMPKINS, CARTER BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY2319131PUTNAM
483CRAWFORD, JAKE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY2319132PUTNAM
484DEWBERRY, OSCAR BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUL111913 FULTON
485COLLIER, FRANK BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGAUG221913 CHATHAM
486KITCHENS, ED28BLACKMALEFARM LABORERMURDERHANGINGJAN171913 WASHINGTON
487SMITH, GEORGE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGFEB61914 LOWNDES
488DUNCAN, WILLIAM BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGFEB121914 HOUSTON
489WILBURN, NICK WHITEMALEFARMERMURDERHANGINGJUN121914 JONES
490PASCHALL, ROBERT BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN1919141FULTON
491HART, WILL BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN1919142FULTON
492HART, GEORGE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN1919143FULTON
493CANTRELL, JIM26WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUL3119141HALL
494CANTRELL, BARTOW17WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUL3119142HALL
495DAVIS, JOHN40BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGSEP41914 MUSCOGEE
496CRIBB, MILES WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGSEP111914 TURNER
497HICKMAN, BURRETT BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJAN291915 FULTON
498BIRD, WILL BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGAPR91915 JASPER
499GOOLSBY, ALF47BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGJUN91915 BROOKS
500FLOYD, HENRY BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGAUG61915 JENKINS
501MCGRIFF, WILL BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGAUG191915 COLQUITT
502PERSONS, JOE14BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGSEP241915 BUTTS
503NORTHFOOT, FRANK BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGSEP251915 EARLY
504YOUNG, GUY BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGNOV819151TALIAFERRO
505TURNER, JAKE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGNOV819152TALIAFERRO
506HARDIN, SAM BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGNOV819153TALIAFERRO
507JOHNSON, WILL BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC171915 BULLOCH
508INGRAM, LEE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGDEC221915 RANDOLPH
509LINDSEY, LON WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY191916 CLAY
510KITCHENS, ROBERT16BLACKMALEFARM LABORERMURDERHANGINGJUN21916 WASHINGTON
511SUTTON, HARRIS16BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGJAN121917 HENRY
512MILES, WILL BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGJAN291917 FULTON
513DENNIS, CLARENCE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGFEB161917 PIKE
514HUGLE, FRANK BLACKMALECOAL WAGON DRIVEMURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGJUL201917 FULTON
515WILLIAMS, CHARLES BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGAUG31917 DECATUR
516THOMPSON, JOHN23WHITEMALEFARMERMURDERHANGINGJUL261918 TROUP
517BATES, PAUL BLACKMALEFARM HANDMURDERHANGINGMAY231919 SCREVEN
518SHELTON, FRED BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGAPR301920 BARTOW
519JASPER, CHARLES BLACKMALEEX CONVICTRAPEHANGINGAUG201920 FULTON
520RAVENAL, WILLIAM51BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGMAY51922 HART
521LANGSTON, HENRY, JR BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY121922 MORGAN
522DENSON, JIM20BLACKMALE?RAPEHANGINGJUN161922 WILKINSON
523MCDONALD, LUKE BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGSEP119221FULTON
524DUPRE, FRANK19WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGSEP119222FULTON
525BAKER, GEORGE23WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGAPR271923 WALKER
526SATTERFIELD, JAMES WHITEMALECARPENTERMURDERHANGINGMAY241924 FULTON
527BROWN, HARRISON BLACKMALE?MURDERHANGINGAUG151924 UPSON
528HENSON, HOWARD BLACKMALE?RAPE-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONSEP131924 DE KALB
529WALTERS, WARREN56WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGSEP191924 JEFF DAVIS
530WILLIAMS, ALEX BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAY151925 JONES
531CURRIE, LEE WHITEMALE?MURDERHANGINGMAY211925 TOOMBS
532JACKSON, FRANK BLACKMALECONVICTMURDERELECTROCUTIONSEP261925 RABUN
533BLOODWORTH, GERVIS20WHITEMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGJAN2919261MUSCOGEE
534JONES, WILLIE19WHITEMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYHANGINGJAN2919262MUSCOGEE
535WALTON, CHARLIE39BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAR111926 FULTON
536MCCLELLAND, FLOYD20WHITEMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAR2519261PUTNAM
537COGGLESHELL, TED21WHITEMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAR2519262PUTNAM
538WOOTEN, MACK52BLACKMALEESCAPED CONVICTMURDERHANGINGMAY181926 FULTON
539STEWART, AMOS BLACKMALEFARM HANDMURDERELECTROCUTIONJUN181926 WORTH
540GLOVER, ED BLACKMALEFARMERMURDERELECTROCUTIONSEP91926 BIBB
541JOHNSON, TOM48BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONSEP241926 JEFFERSON
542WILLIAMS, PRINGLE17BLACKMALE?RAPEELECTROCUTIONJAN81926 EMANUEL
543JOHNSON, JAMES BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONNOV131926 FULTON
544FENNELL, HERBERT30BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJUN319271LIBERTY
545GORE, MELL22WHITEMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONJUN319272FULTON
546MARS, OSCAR46WHITEMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJUN61927 BEN HILL
547ROUNSAVILLE, JOHN20BLACKMALEOFFICE BOYMURDERELECTROCUTIONJUL121927 CHATTOOGA
548STEWART, CELLUS35BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJUL151927 EARLY
549PARKER, MOSE49BLACKMALETENANT FARMERMURDERELECTROCUTIONJAN1419271PIKE
550GALLOWAY, WILBUR28BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONJAN1419272DODGE
551CHAMBLEE, LEE40BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJAN1419273BARTOW
552PRYOR, ROY24BLACKMALE?RAPEELECTROCUTIONJAN261927 MONROE
553CLARK, GEORGE26BLACKMALE?RAPEELECTROCUTIONNOV111927 JASPER
554SANDERS, JOHN41BLACKMALE?RAPEELECTROCUTIONNOV181927 FULTON
555FULLER, GARFIELD44BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONJAN131928 PIKE
556QUINN, ALBERT25BLACKMALEFARM HANDMURDERELECTROCUTIONJAN201928 TERRELL
557COATES, ROBERT36BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONFEB211928 JEFFERSON
558ELLIS, HENRY25BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONAPR181928 FULTON
559PRICE, EDGAR24BLACKMALEFARM HANDMURDERELECTROCUTIONMAY41928 GRADY
560GRANT, JAMES27BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAY181928 FULTON
561HICKS, CHARLIE21BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJUN81928 FULTON
562JONES, ROBERT22BLACKMALECLOTHES PRESSERMURDERELECTROCUTIONJUN281928 BIBB
563MCCLOUD, MEDIE29BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJUL619281DECATUR
564HAMMOND, HAROLD36WHITEMALELABORERMURDERELECTROCUTIONJUL619282FULTON
565TAYLOR, PREDDIE33BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONJUL1319281FULTON
566GOWER, SAM42WHITEMALEFARMERMURDERELECTROCUTIONJUL1319282GWINNETT
567MOSS, JIM27BLACKMALEBASEBALL PLAYERMURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONAUG319281MURRAY
568THOMPSON, CLIFFORD22WHITEMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONAUG319282MURRAY
569SHEPHERD, R., H.57WHITEMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONDEC191928 FULTON
570GILHAM, WILLIE21BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONJAN1819291FULTON
571CAPERS, ED19BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONJAN1819292FULTON
572GEORGE, WILLIE23BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONJAN1819293FULTON
573REDDING, MARSHALL40BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJAN1819294COWETA
574GRINSTEAD, GRIFF56WHITEMALEFARMERMURDERELECTROCUTIONFEB221929 MONTGOMERY
575CLARK, JOHN44BLACKMALECONVICTMURDERELECTROCUTIONMAR201929 MC INTOSH
576CRUMADY, JAMES25BLACKMALE?MURDER-BURGLARYELECTROCUTIONMAY171929 COLQUITT
577DOZIER, JEFF60BLACKMALECONVICTMURDERELECTROCUTIONJUL221929 FLOYD
578SIMPSON, HOMER40WHITEMALEEX POLICE CHIEFMURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONSEP1119291GLYNN
579MORROW, MALCOLM31WHITEMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONSEP1119292GLYNN
580MERRITT, ALVIN26WHITEMALE?RAPEELECTROCUTIONJAN419291FULTON
581BRYANT, WILLIE23BLACKMALE?RAPEELECTROCUTIONJAN419292WARE
582ELLEN, JOHN41BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJAN271930 FLOYD
583BARKER, JAMES23BLACKMALELABORERMURDERELECTROCUTIONFEB141930 BIBB
584KELLY, EDMOND28BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONFEB211930 GRADY
585SCREVEN, RENTY50BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAR211930 CHATHAM
586JOLLEY, LUCIUS23BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJUN201930 BIBB
587VANDUZER, EMORY24BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONJUN271930 FULTON
588SMITH, WASH21WHITEMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONNOV221930 BEN HILL
589JENKINS, EDGAR24BLACKMALEFARM LABORERRAPEELECTROCUTIONJAN161931 EARLY
590BIGGERS, WILLIAM36BLACKMALEESCAPED CONVICTMURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONJAN271931 FULTON
591WEST, HENRY21BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAR131931 FLOYD
592NEWSOME, L., B.21BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAR271931 PEACH
593GLAZE, GILBERT30BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONAPR1719311FULTON
594COX, WILLIE27BLACKMALE?MURDER-ROBBERYELECTROCUTIONAPR1719312FULTON
595BERRY, MARVIN40BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONAPR291931 EARLY
596GRIFFIN, FRED18BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAY181931 FULTON
597ADAMS, BURLEY34WHITEMALEMOONSHINERMURDERELECTROCUTIONMAY2219311COLUMBIA
598GREEN, WILLIE27BLACKMALE?MURDERELECTROCUTIONMAY2219312RICHMOND
599MEYERS, ARTHUR BLACKMALELABORERMURDERHANGINGJUN171931 RICHMOND
600DUDLEY, EUGENE21BLACKMALE??ELECTROCUTIONJUL171931 WALTON
601HIGGINS, WILLIE28BLACKMALECONVICTMURDERELECTROCUTIONSEP111931 FULTON
Transcribing for Genealogy Trails done by Christina Anthony   Page 1           Page 2      Page 3      Page 4      Page 5

Note:
# 447 Jake DeVauss was convicted of murder my father was a very young man in 1910 but he well remembered that his brothers son was killed by De Vauss & all this was fueled by alcohol & anger that he had lost money while gambling with some of my family members the night before he found my cousin in the garden plowing killed him shot at young black boy but missed him shot at the mule killing him. Jake was on the run for 7 yrs. but his bragging about getting away with murder caused the man he was working for _ they were dipping turpentine to get him to talk more about it . He was in Louisiana his boss contacted sheriff in Coffee Co.Ga.. The sheriff came & picked him up . Came back & had a swift trial was hung I have a picture of him with his black hood which I guess it was done then . Was suppose to be the last hanging in Coffee Co. Ga.His last words to his brethren was to stay away from gambling & hard liquor. I am for the death penalty by lethal injection. I am compassionate enough to know that hanging is wrong. Submitted by [ annieru2010@yahoo.com ]

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