South Carolina's  Blacksheep
1938 - 1962  South Carolina residence who have committed a crime, resulting in their execution

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Name

Race

Birthplace

Age

Crime

File #

Date of execution

Notes

Abney, George

colored

Saluda Co., SC

38

murder

229

Sept 6, 1940

next of kin: mother, Minnie Abney (Scott), marital status widower. Body was delivered to Newberry to be buried at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

Bibbs, Press

colored

Jacksonville, Florida

19

murder

221

Mar 29, 1940

next of kin: Aunt Mary Bibbs, marital status single.

Bibbs, Press

colored

Jacksonville, Florida

20

murder

226

Mar 29, 1940

next of kin: Aunt Mary Bibbs, burial was at the Penitentiary cemetery

Boone, Lee Jones

colored

Cherokee Co., SC

33

murder

332

Jan 20, 1956

next of kin: father Converse Miller

Bostick, Louis

colored

Jasper Co., SC

17

murder

347

May 11, 1962

next of kin: mother Louise Bostick, marital status single

Bounds, Monroe

colored

Charleston Co

30

murder

242

Mar 13, 1942

alias James Williams, next of kin: half-brother Alonzo Browns, marital status single, burial penitentiary cemetery

Brock, Leo

colored

Colleton Co., SC

26

murder

319

Aug 21, 1953

next of kin: mother Eva Milligan, marital status single

Brooks, Charles Edward

colored

Greenville Co., SC

20

rape

337

sentence commuted to life in penitentiary

next of kin: mother Annie Mae Brooks, marital status single

Broughton, Joseph

colored

Berkeley Co., SC

40

murder

222

Jun 23, 1939

next of kin: Aunt Gallie Welton

Bullock, Quincey

colored

Fairmont, NC

47

murder

338

Apr 28, 1961

next of kin: wife Mattie Bullock, burial Dillon, marital status married.

Butler, Charles Walter

colored

Washington, D.C.

40

murder

302

Jun 2, 1950

no next of kin, marital status single, burial at the penitentiary cemetery, as there were no relatives listed and this was at his own request to be buried there

Byrd, Harold

colored

Spartanburg Co., SC

23

murder

335

Aug 31, 1956

next of kin: grandmother Louis Nash, marital status married, burial was in Pauline, South Carolina.

Carmey, Raymond

colored

North Carolina

39

murder

320

Jul 7, 1954

next of kin: wife Margaret Carney Page

Carter, George

colored

Allendale, SC

29

assault with intent

267

Dec 14, 1945

next of kin: wife Mattie Lue Carte, burial at Old Pilgrim Church Cemetery near Simpsonville,

Cooper, James

colored

Manning, SC

38

murder

295

sentence commuted to life in the penitentiary

next of kin: sister Ginger Davis, marital status widow.

Covington, Cleve

colored

Bennettsville, SC

26

murder

275

Jan 3, 1947

next of kin: mother Nellie Covington, marital status married.

Daniels, Clay

colored

Charleston Co., SC

23

rape

330

Dec 2, 1955

next of kin: wife Becker Daniels, burial Penitentiary cemetery, marital status married.

Daniels, Junior

colored

Bamberg Co., SC

24

rape

331

Dec 2, 1955

next of kin: father Willie Daniels, sister Catherine Sims & sister Ruth Lee Daniels, marital status married, burial in the Penitentiary Cemetery

Daniels, Willie Mario

colored

Allendale, SC

30

rape

336

Jun 7, 1957

next of kin: sister Daisy Wilson, marital status single, burial place Allendale

Dash, Frank Jr.

colored

Cherokee Co., SC

16

murder

225

Jan 19, 1940

next of kin: father Frank Dash, marital status single, no claim was made for the body, burial in the penitentiary cemetery

Davis, Lawrence

colored

Atlanta, Georgia

23

murder

296

Sep 17, 1948

next of kin: mother Louise Davis, marital status single.

Davis, Lawrence

colored

Atlanta, Georgia

23

murder

297

Sep 17, 1948

next of kin: mother Louise Davis, marital status single.

Davis, William A.

colored

Sumter, SC

24

rape

285

Jun 20, 1947

next of kin: mother Sarah Davis, burial at Wayman Chapel in Sumter, SC

Dickerson, John

colored

Manning, SC

36

murder

281

May 2, 1947

next of kin: wife Alma Dickerson, marital status married, burial was at the penitentiary cemetery

Dunmore, James

colored

Andrews, SC

17

assault with intent to ravish

238

sentence was commuted to life in the penitentiary Dec 18, 1943

next of kin: mother Sarah Jackson, marital status, single

Edwards, Ernest

colored

Orangeburg Co., SC

44

murder

230

sentence was commuted to life in the penitentiary Oct  22, 1940

next of kin: son William Edwards, marital status married

Elmore, Larry

colored

Laurens, SC

42

murder

304

Aug 4, 1950

next of kin: wife Leona Elmore, marital status married, burial at the penitentiary cemetery

Frazier, Zonnie Jr.

colored

Lamar, SC

19

murder

247

Dec 11, 1942

next of kin: mother Beulah Frazier, marital status single. Burial was at the penitentiary cemetery

Fuller, Raymond

colored

Spartanburg , SC

31

murder

334

Jul 27, 1956

next of kin: wife Nettie Sue Fuller, burial place Spartanburg, marital status married

Gantt, Carroll

black

Orangeburg, SC

18

murder

305

Nov 16, 1951

next of kin: mother Cora Lee Gantt, marital status married

Gates, George

black

Hartsville, SC

21

rape

213

Dec 9, 1939

next of kin: mother Jesse Gates, marital status married

Gatlin, L. C.

colored

Jackson, Mississippi

20

rape

271

Jul 19, 1946

next of kin: Macie Gatlin, burial in Mississippi, marital status single

Gaymon, Richard aka Willie Johnson

colored

Clarendon Co., SC

22

245

Aug 7, 1942

Gidron,Willie

colored

Calhoun Co., SC

19

murder

287

next of kin: mother Henrietta Footman, marital status single

Gidron, Willie

colored

Calhoun Co., SC

19

murder

294

Jan 9, 1948

next of kin: mother Henrietta Footman, and delivered to the Jackson Funeral Home of St Matthews to be taken to the St John's Baptist Church near ’s Baptist Church near Cameron, S. C. for burial

Glenn, Otis 

colored

Orangeburg, SC

23

murder

316

Mar 12, 1954

next of kin: mother Corine Glenn, marital status married

Goodman, L. G.

black

Florence,SC

24

murder

211

Jul 29, 1938

next of kin: aunt Sadie (Goldie) Johnson, marital status married

Grant, Alchrist

colored

Berkley Co., SC

29

crime assault with intent to kill

243

Sep 11, 1942

next of kin: brother Charles Grant, marital status single

Grant, Bert Junior

colored

Darlington, SC

18

rape

288

Jul 25, 1947

next of kin: mother Cossie Long Grant, marital status single

Haggins, Talmage

colored

Fairfield, SC

25

murder

282

Apr 18, 1947

next of kin: mother Alma Haggins, marital status married. Right arm amputated 4 inches below the elbow. Body carried to Baltimore, Maryland, buried at Mt. Calvary, in Annapolis County, Md.

Hamilton, Bruce

colored

Toccoa, Georgia

21

assault with intent

261

Jun 16, 1944

next of kin: Aunt Susie Spermon, burial Greenville, marital status married

Harris, L. D.

colored

Johnstone, SC

24

murder

280

Released by Supreme Court Order on Sept 20, 1949

Harvey, Smith

colored

Beaufort, SC

40

murder

306

Jan 25, 1952

next of kin: mother Mrs. Rebecca Harvey, marital status married. Had small scar on the outer eye, cut/scars left eyebrow, scar on the left cheekbone. Buried at the Inlet Cemetery in Beaufort.

Hayden, Willie

colored

Lancaster, SC

35

murder

322

Aug 27, 1954

next of kin: mother Maggie Hayden, burial in Lancaster, marital status married

Heyward,Ben

colored

Seabrook, SC

44

murder

239

Aug 15, 1941

next o f kin his wife Alberta Heyward, marital status married, burial was at the penitentiary cemetery

Heyward, Daniel (Stringbeans) 

colored

Branchville

29

assault with intent to ravish

237

Jul 11,1941

next of kin: Maybelle Daniels, marital status married. Buried at the Penitentiary Cemetery

Hood, Will  

colored

Blackstock, SC

29

murder

236

Apr 11, 1941

next of kin: mother Nancy Johnson, grandmother Liza Jenkins, his wife Jesse Mae Hood, burial near Woodward, SC

Howard, Ernest

colored

Cheraw, SC

25

assault with to ravish

293

Jan 2, 1948

next of kin: father Charlie Howard, marital status single. Body delivered January 3, 1948 to Penitentiary to Mr. A. L. Cochcroft as agent of the Anatomical Board of South Carolina on order of said Board the provisions of section 3443 to 3448 of the Civil Code of 1942; the said body to be taken to the SC Medical College to be used for scientific purposes.

Jackson, Lonnie

colored

Hardeyville, SC

33

assault with intent to kill

251

? released on $100.00 bond Dec 1, 1943

next of kin: brother William Jackson, status married, married

Jamison, Matthew Jr.

colored

Lexington, SC

17

rape

298

Dec 3, 1948

next of kin: mother Lillie Mae Scott, marital status single

Johnson, Robert (Bozo)

colored

Orangeburg, SC

29

assault with intent

339

May 13, 1960

next of kin: wife Ollie Mae Johnson, burial at the Penitentiary Cemetery

Jones, Freddie

colored

Salsbury, NC

19

murder

270

Apr 25, 1947

next of kin: wife Parline Jones

Jones, Freddie

colored

Salsbury, NC

19

murder

283

Apr 25, 1947

marital status married

Jones,  Hamp Jr.

colored

Marlboro, SC

30

murder

333

execution scheduled Apr 13, 1956, Hamp committed suicide in the death house the afternoon of Apr 12, 1956. Hang himself from bars of his cell with strips of bed ticking from the mattress. Was pronounced dead by Coroner Cecil Wiles shortly after 5:00 p.m.

next of kin: mother Easter Jones, marital status married.

Jones, Hurley

colored

Greenville, SC

22

rape

262

Nov 3, 1944

next of kin his father Sam Jones, marital status single, burial was in Greenville at the Lawndes Hill Cemetery.

Jones, Jesse

colored

Spartanburg, SC

19

murder

252

Apr 2, 1943

next of kin his foster mother Dollie Jones, ? (wife Parline Jones), marital status married, buried at Calvary Church cemetery in Whitestone, S. C..

Jordan, Robert

colored

Florence, SC

21

murder

279

Feb 14, 1947

next of kin his wife Anna Belle Jordan and foster father Smiley Jordan, marital status married.

Judge, Junius A.

colored

Mt. Holley, SC

25

murder

272

Dec 20, 1946

next of kin: mother Vida Judge & wife Dorothy Judge, buried at Mt Holly, SC

Judge, Matthew

colored

Berkeley Co., SC

16

assault with intent

264

next of kin: grandmother Laura Warner, marital status single

Judge, Matthew

colored

Berkeley Co., SC

18

assault with intent

278

commuted to life in penitentiary

nearest relative his step mother Laura Warner, marital status single.

Kearse, James

black

Denmark, SC

21

murder

212

commuted to life in the penitentiary Sept 14, 1938

next of kin: mother Emma Kearse, marital status married

Ladson, Frank

colored

Dorchester Co., SC

26

murder

228

Jul 12, 1940

next of kin: father Elijah Ladson, marital status married. He was buried at the penitentiary cemetery

Lincoln, Willie

colored

Orangeburg, SC

25

murder

300

Feb 4, 1949

next of kin: wife Thomasena Lincoln. Buried at Jerusalum Cemetery in Orangeburg Co.

Little, James

colored

Charleston, SC

22

murder

318

Aug 21, 1953

next of kin: step mother Elnor Myers, marital status single.

Livingstone, Calause

colored

Orangeburg, SC

30

murder

313

commuted to life in the penitentiary

next of kin: mother Alice Peterson, marital status married.

Long, Roy (Brooks)

colored

Anderson, SC

27

rape

240

Nov 15, 1941

next of kin: sister Eula Perkins, marital status single. Sister, Mrs. Eula Perkins, requested body to be delivered to Greenville. Buried at Mt Pisgah. True name was Roy Brooks.

Lowry, Will

colored

York, SC

18

rape

227

Jun 14, 1940

next of kin: Aunt Alice Lowry, marital status single, buried at York, SC

McKinney, Sylvester

colored

Switzer, SC

21

murder

254

Jul 16, 1943

McKinney, Sylvester

colored

Switzer, SC

21

murder

256

Jul 16, 1943

next of kin: mother Henrietta McKinney

Miller, Roosevelt

colored

Spartanburg, SC

21

rape

284

Dec 12, 1947

next of kin: mother Hattie Miller

Miller, Roosevelt

colored

Spartanburg, SC

21

rape

292

Dec 12, 1947

next of kin: father Willie Griffin, marital status single

Osborne, Sammie

colored

Barnwell, SC

17

murder

253

Nov 19, 1943

next of kin: father Nicklous Osborne, marital status single, Father declined to take body of is son for burial, the grandmother & a sister requested the body be delivered to Green at Blackville for burial.

Outen, Walter James

colored

Richland Co., SC

29

rape

343

Jul 14, 1961

next of kin: mother Lillie Outen, marital status separated, burial - Richland Co. SC

Parley, Timothy

colored

Florence, SC

37

rape

269

commuted to life in the penitentiary Aug 16 1946,

next of kin: friend Jennette Wells, marital status single

Payne, Clarence Jr.

colored

Atlanta, Georgia

23

murder

321

died in the prison hospital May 22, 1954

next of kin: Aunt Annie Mae Baker, marital status single

Pinckney, Cyrus

colored

Berkley, SC

30

assault with intent to ravish

244

Jul 10, 1942

next of kin: mother Charity Pinckney, marital status single. Buried in the penitentiary cemetery, on July 11, superintendent notified that the mother was to take the body for burial. Body was disinterred, delivered to Edward W. E. Alston, of the Carolina Funeral Home in Charleston, SC

Pooler, William

colored

Darlington,SC

19

rape

289

Aug 1, 1947

next of kin: mother Della Pooler, marital status single. Buried at the penitentiary cemetery

Preylow, E. T.

colored

Newberry Co., SC

31

murder

303

Jun 30, 1950

next of kin: mother Agnes Preylow, marital status married, buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery in Saluda Co.

Priester, J. P.

colored

Allendale Co., SC

24

murder

310

Apr 18, 1952

next of kin: mother Georgia Ann Priester, marital status married

Priester, John H.

colored

Allendale Co., SC

20

murder

309

Apr 18, 1952

next of kin: mother Georgia Ann Priester, marital status single

Pringle, Leonard

colored

New York, New York

25

murder

290

Aug 15, 1947

next of kin: mother Julia Bryce Pringle, marital status married, at the request of his wife Gloria Jean Pringle, buried was at Silver Mount Cemetery, Long Island, New York.

Pringle, Wash

colored

Sumter, SC

32

rape

268

Jan 25, 1946

next of kin: wife Camy Pringle, buried at  Beulah Church Cemetery in Sumter

Robinson, Charie

colored

Calhoun, SC

29

rape

340

May 26, 1961

next of kin: mother Sarah Robinson, marital status widower

Sanders, Vernon Ned

colored

Fairfield, SC

19

murder

327

commuted to life in the penitentiary

next of kin: grandfather Dave Sanders, marital status single

Scott, Lewis

colored

Williamsburg, SC

28

murder

273

Dec 20, 1946

next of kin: mother Caroline Scott, his wife Rosa Lee Scott, marital status married

Short, Peter Nathanie

colored

Charleston, SC

31

murder

317

Aug 21, 1953

next of kin: father Jeff Short, marital status married

Sims, J. C.

colored

Denver, Colorado

36

murder

286

Jul 11, 1947

next of kin: wife Nina Sims, buried at the penitentiary cemetery

Sims, Johnnie

colored

Sadalia, SC

17

murder

255

Jul 16, 1943

next of kin: mother Nervia Kelly, marital status single

Sims, Johnnie

colored

Spartanburg, SC

17

murder

257

Jul 16, 1943

next of kin Nervia Ray, marital status single, burial in Switzer, SC

Singletary, Roy

colored

Florence, SC

21

murder

277

commuted to life in the penitentiary Jan 16, 1947

next of kin: mother Beulah Singletary, marital status married

Smith, Charlie T.

colored

Raleigh, NC

66

murder

274

Nov 29, 1946

next of kin: wife Lucy Smith, burial at St. Stephens, SC

Smith, James Eugene

colored

Abbeville, SC

34

murder

Jul 5, 1957

next of kin: mother Hattie Smith, marital status married

Smith, James Eugene

colored

Abbeville, SC

34

murder

329

Jul 5, 1957

next of kin: mother Pattie Smith, marital status married

Stinette, Rose Marie

colored

Williamsburg, SC

49

murder

276

Jan 17, 1947

next of kin: her daughter Katie Grant, marital status widow, burial at the penitentiary cemetery

Stinney, George Jr.

colored

Sumter, SC

14

murder

260

Jun 12, 1944

next of kin: father George Stinney Sr., burial Sumter, marital status single

Thomas, George

colored

Pawley’s Island, SC

30

rape

241

Feb 20, 1942

next of kin: mother Mrs. Neely Watson, marital status married

Timmons, Frank

colored

Florence Co., SC

19

assault with intent

259

May 12, 1944

next of kin: mother Mae Bell Timmons, marital status married, buried at Union Cemetery, Florence, SC

Tolbert, Willie Jr.

colored

Greenwood, SC

22

rape

301

Oct 28, 1949

next of kin: mother Sarah Tolbert, marital status married, buried in Greenwood Co.

Troy, Lee Grant

colored

Clarington, NC

22

rape

299

Dec 31, 1948

next of kin: mother Carry Troy, marital status single, buried at Clarington, NC in Todd Cemetery

Waitus, Arthur

colored

Georgetown, SC

38

murder

325

Apr 15, 1955

next of kin: Alice Waitus, marital status single

Willis, Ernest

colored

Sumter Co, SC

26

murder

291

Aug 15, 1947

next of kin: mother Edna Willis, marital status married, buried in Sumter in Harvin Cemetery, Sumter Co.

Wilson, Charlie

colored

Lee, SC

18

murder

323

commuted to life in the penitentiary

next of kin: mother Laura Wilson, marital status single

Wilson, Frank

colored

Bishopville, SC

16

murder

324

commuted to life in penitentiary

next of kin: mother Laura Wilson

Woodward, Josiah

colored

Hankinson, SC

21

assault with intent to ravish

231

Jan 31, 1941

next of kin: mother Frances Woodward, marital status single, burial at the penitentiary cemetery

Wright, Samuel

colored

Orangeburg, SC

20

murder

326

Jan 13, 1956

next of kin: father Sam Wright, buried at the penitentiary cemetery, marital status single. A letter was sent to his father Mr. Sam Wright as to the disposition of the body; letter went unanswered.





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