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Kentucky Lynchings 1882 - 1921


Originally Researched by Rob Gallagher

Further Research done by Lori DeWinkler of Genealogy Trails to confirm the accuracy of this list.
ST # VICTIM RACE SEX OFFENSE MO DAY YEAR COUNTY STATE
1 Sarver, Robert Blk Male Attempted rape Mar 6 1882 Simpson KY
2 Courts, Wm. Wht Male Murder Apr 27 1882 Christian KY
3 Courts, Bradford Wht Male Murder Apr 27 1882 Christian KY
4 Ellis, George Wht Male Rape & Murder Jun 3 1882 Boyd KY
5 Mitchell, James Blk Male Rape Jun 15 1882 Montgomery KY
6 Speakman, Richard Wht Male Rape Aug 2 1882 Christian KY
7 Emberton, Bishop Wht Male Rape Aug 2 1882 Christian KY
8 Cox, Wat Blk Male Attempted rape May 8 1883 Hopkins KY
9 Colbert, Henry Blk Male Attempted rape Jun 10 1883 Fulton KY
10 Cooper, Nelson Blk Male Murder Oct 12 1883 Logan KY
11 Bailey, Sambo Blk Male Murder Oct 12 1883 Logan KY
12 Troxtill, James Wht Male Rape Nov 10 1883 Whitley KY
13 Kilburn, Henry Wht Male Murder Apr 9 1884 Breathitt KY
14 Strong, Wm. Wht Male Murder Apr 9 1884 Breathitt KY
15 Dickerson, Charles Blk MAle Burglary May 4 1884 Boone KY
16 Petty, Miles Blk Male Rape May 9 1884 Hardin KY
17 Henderson, Dick Blk Male Cutting white boy Jul 6 1884 Todd KY
18 Lucas, W. Wht Male Resisted Mob Jul 14 1884 Daviess KY
19 May, Richard Blk Male Attempted rape Jul 14 1884 Daviess KY
20 Taylor, Jerry Wht Male Barn burning May 26 1885 Simpson KY
21 Hicks, Wes Wht Male Barn burning May 26 1885 Simpson KY
22 Scales, Sam Wht Male Rape Sep 11 1885 Boone KY
23 Simpson, Calvin Blk Male Murder Jan 24 1886 Henderson KY
24 Woodward, Handy Blk Male Attempted rape Mar 10 1886 Logan KY
25 Wade, Hamp Blk Male Attempted rape Mar 22 1886 Logan KY
26 North, Alexander Blk Male Attempted rape Mar 22 1886 Logan KY
27 Shaw, Henry Blk Male Attempted rape Mar 22 1886 Logan KY
28 Cornish, Wm. Wht Male Murder Jan 29 1887 Washington KY
29 Jackson, Wm. Blk Male Murder Mar 10 1887 Pendleton KY
30 Thomas, John Blk Male Assault (rape) Jul 17 1887 Madison KY
31 Coleman, Charles Blk Male Criminal Assault (rape) Sep 3 1887 Fleming KY
32 Samuel Price Wht Male Murder Feb 27 1888 Hickman KY
33 Reams, Bill Blk Male Murderous assault Feb 27 1888 Hickman KY
34 Skinner, John Henry Blk Male Attempted murder Mar 14 1888 Christian KY
35 Nary, Eli Blk Male Barn burning Mar 15 1888 Fulton KY
36 Foster, James Blk Male Rape Jun 10 1888 Henderson KY
37 Bryan, Robert Blk Male Murder Jul 6 1888 Henderson KY
38 Thornton, Joseph Blk Male Rape May 20 1889 McCracken KY
39 Ardell, Harry Wht Male Murder Jun 26 1889 Bullit KY
40 Kelly, James Blk Male Rape Jul 26 1889 Bourbon KY
41 Smith, J. O. A. Wht Male Murder Nov 24 1889 Todd KY
42 Turner, Jack Blk Male Murder Dec 9 1889 Green KY
43 Jones, Doc Blk Male Murder Dec 19 1889 Daviess KY
44 Gruell, Dan Wht Male Swindling Mar 19 1890 Harrison KY
45 Watson, Henry Blk Male Rape Jun 24 1890 Breckinridge KY
46 Henderson, John Blk Male Murder Aug 21 1890 Woodford KY
47 Humphreys, Ernest Blk Male Murder Oct 1 1890 Caldwell KY
48 Rossimus, Frank Wht Male Attempted murder Jul 17 1891 Bell KY
49 Pulliam, Sam Blk Male Rape Jul 20 1891 Anderson KY
50 Grainger, John Blk Male Threatened man Jul 24 1891 Simpson KY
51 Dudley, Frank Blk Male Murder Aug 28 1891 Scott KY
52 Gibson, Lego Unk Male Murder Jan 27 1892 Owen KY
53 Willis, Wick Blk Male Attempted rape May 31 1892 Adair KY
54 Porter, Austin Wht Male Murder Jun 6 1892 Carter KY
55 Hill, Charles Blk Male Assault (rape) Jun 9 1892 McCracken KY
56 Redfern, John Unk Male Murder Jul 13 1892 Simpson KY
57 Murphy, Logan Unk Male Murder Aug 16 1892 Montgomery KY
58 Harper, Bob Blk Male Assault (rape) Dec 28 1892 Warren KY
59 Collins, James Wht Male Theft May 3 1893 Grant KY
60 Miller, Seay J. Blk Male Rape & Murder Jul 7 1893 Carlisle KY
61 Poole, Felix Wht Male Assault (rape) Aug 1 1893 Ohio KY
62 Walton, Charles Blk Male Murder Aug 18 1893 Union KY
63 Akerson, Wm. Blk Male Rape Sep 2 1893 Lincoln KY
64 Gamble, M. G. Blk Male Rape Jan 21 1894 Whitley KY
65 Traughber, Edwin Unk Male Bad character Jul 15 1894 Logan KY
66 Howard, Marion Blk Male Criminal assault (rape) Jul 16 1894 Allen KY
67 Laferdetta, Louis Wht Male Murder Jul 17 1894 Boone KY
68 Tyler, Wm. Blk Male Criminal assault (rape) Jul 26 1894 Nicholas KY
69 Boston, Marshall Blk Male Rape Aug 14 1894 Franklin KY
70 Rich, Berry Unk Male Arson & theft Oct 1 1894 Crittenden KY
71 Richardson, Alex Unk Male Rape & murder Oct 9 1894 Estill KY
72 Griffey, Willis Blk Male Assault (rape) Oct 14 1894 Christian KY
73 Morton, Oscar Unk Male Murder Oct 14 1894 Lee KY
74 Martin, Edward Unk Male Arson & theft Oct 30 1894 Crittenden KY
75 Blair, Tom Wht Male Murder Jan 1 1895 Montgomery KY
76 Henderson, Claude (alias Kenndy) Blk Male Attempted rape May 24 1895 Union KY
77 Haggard, Robert Blk Male Attempted rape Jul 16 1895 Clark KY
78 Lewis, Harrison Blk Male Murder Aug 26 1895 Washington KY
79 Negro, Unnamed Blk Male Train wrecking Nov 23 1895 Marshall KY
80 Martin, Fount Unk Male Barn burning Feb 15 1896 Wayne KY
81  Procter, Dink Wht Male Murder Dec 18 1896 Logan KY
82 Procter, Arch Wht Male Murder Dec 18 1896 Logan KY
83 Stone, James Blk Male Assault (rape) Dec 21 1896 Graves KY
84 Holt, Alfred (alias Alexander) Blk Male Murder Dec 25 1896 Daviess KY
85 Morton, Robert Blk Male Insulted white woman Feb 4 1897 Warren KY
86 Brinkley, Ephraim Unk Male Bad character Jul 21 1897 Hopkins KY
87 Wilson, George Blk Male Unknown Aug 13 1897 Nicholas KY
88 Sullivan, Elkanah Wht Male Murderous assault Aug 22 1897 Whitley KY
89 Bushrod, Raymond Blk Male Rape Sep 26 1897 Hancock KY
90 Allen, Richard Blk Male Robbery Feb 23 1898 Graves KY
91 Gaines, Caleb Blk Male Attempted rape Jun 16 1898 Barren KY
92 Scott, George Blk Male Attempted rape Jun 26 1898 Logan KY
93 Baun, Arch Blk Male Murderous assault Oct 21 1898 Cumberland KY
94 Stewart, Henry Blk Male Robbery & assault Jun 27 1899 Fulton KY
95 Bolin, Squab Blk Male Murder & robbery Aug 19 1899 Fulton KY
96 Warfield, Fratus Blk Male Attempted rape Oct 18 1900 Todd KY
97 Carter, George Blk Male Atempted rape Feb 11 1901 Bourbon KY
98 Howard, Frank Blk Male Murder Sep 12 1901 Ballard KY
99 Reed, Samuel Blk Male Murder Sep 12 1901 Ballard KY
100 Harris, Ernest Blk Male Murder Sep 12 1901 Ballard KY
101 Fields, Jimbo Blk Male Murder Oct 2 1901 Shelby KY
102 Garnett, Clarence Blk Male Murder Oct 2 1901 Shelby KY
103 Esters, Silas Blk Male Sexual molestation Oct 31 1901 Larue KY
104 Mayes, James Blk Male Attempted rape Jan 11 1902 Washington KY
105 Brown, Thomas Blk Male Criminal assault (rape) Feb 6 1902 Jessamine KY
106 Dewley, Ernet Blk Male Murderous assault Apr 30 1902 Meade KY
107 Anderson, Joshua Wht Male Murder Jul 17 1902 Daviess KY
108 Buckles, Harlan Blk Male Murder Nov 16 1902 Hardin KY
109 Thacker, Wm. Wht Male Murder Jul 15 1903 Fleming KY
110 Hall, Thomas Blk Male Shooting boy Oct 16 1903 Ballard KY
111 Radford, Lewis Blk Male Murder Jan 24 1904 Todd KY
112 Leavell, Frank Blk Male Entering a woman's room Oct 12 1905 Todd KY
113 Bowers, Virgil Blk Male Murder Oct 17 1905 Laurel KY
114 Baker, Ernest Blk Male Attempted rape Jan 21 1906 Trigg KY
115 Jones, Virgil Blk Male Race hatred Aug 1 1908 Logan KY
116 Boyer, John Blk Male Race hatred Aug 1 1908 Logan KY
117 Jones, John Blk Male Race hatred Aug 1 1908 Logan KY
118 Riley, Joseph Blk Male Race hatred Aug 1 1908 Logan KY
119 Hill, Elmer Wht Male Rape & murder Dec 16 1908 Russell KY
120 Brame, Bennie Blk Male Attempted rape Apr 9 1909 Christian KY
121 Maxey, John Blk Male Murderous assault Jun 3 1909 Franklin KY
122 Miller, Wallace Blk Male Attempted rape Aug 9 1909 Trigg KY
123 Marshall, Gene Blk Male Murder Jan 15 1911 Shelby KY
124 Potter, Wm. Blk Male Murder Apr 20 1911 McLean KY
125 Richardson, Joseph Blk Male Criminal assault (rape) Sep 26 1913 Grayson KY
126 Allen, Henry Unk Male Unknown Nov 12 1914 Muhlenberg KY
127 Tinker, Thomas Wht. Male Murder Feb 10 1915 Graves KY
128 Bell, Arthur Blk Male Burglary Jun 4 1915 Caldwell KY
129 Buckner, Ellis Blk Male Attempted rape Nov 28 1915 Henderson KY
130 Durrett, Luther Blk Male Criticized mob Oct 16 1916 McCracken KY
131 Kinley, Brack Blk Male Rape Oct 16 1916 McCracken KY
132 Dempsey, Lawrence Blk Male Assault May 20 1917 Fulton KY
133 Smith, Grant Blk Male Rape Mar 29 1920 Fleming KY
134 James, Richard Blk Male Murder Mar 13 1921 Woodford KY
135

Primus Kirby

Blk Male Assault Jun 15 1926 Todd KY

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