Lynchings Reported in Ouachita Parish Newspapers: The 1800’s

Many years ago, after I had indexed most of the known Ouachita Parish newspapers for deaths up until the 1930s, I was curious as to how many were due to lynching.  I separated them by centuries into a list.  Most of these articles can be accessed for free on the Chronicling America website.  When the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened this year in Montgomery, AL, I wondered how many of these names are listed on their memorial.  

NameNewspaperDatePageColumnNotes
“Jeff”OT 8-Jul-8121 D’l’Outre swamp ; Lynched for attempted breaking and entering
Allen, JohnOT 3-May-7325Lynched for murdering a German peddler near New Orleans, LA
Atkins, HenryOT 2-Aug-7821Lynched for murder
Beatty, JimOT 2-Aug-7821Lynched for murder
Blake, Mr.OT10-Jun-7125Lynched in Franklin parish
Blanton, GracyOT 14-May-8724Lynched for robbery and arson ; West Carroll parish
Clark, John “Albert”MB30-Apr-8422Lynched for the murder of John and Elizabeth Rogers
Duncan, LouOT 9-Mar-7716Lynched for arson in Franklin parish
Durbin, DickOT 8-Dec-7641Lynched in Amite, LA for murder
Ellis, John Jr.OT 1-Jan-8722Lynched for murder ; Arcadia, LA
Evans, T.W.OT17-Sep-7025lynched at Opelousas, LA for the murder of J.G. Hays
Felton, W.S.MT11-Nov-9123Lynched in Morehouse parish 
Fields, Mr.MB24-Nov-8025Lynched in Sabine Parish for Horse Stealing
Figures, JohnMB29-Jul-8524Lynched at Minden, LA
Gardner, GreenMB17-Nov-8633Lynched in Morehouse parish for shooting Alex S. Pipes
Goodwin, RichardOT 14-May-8724Lynched for robbery and arson ; West Carroll parish
Green, CiceroMB29-Jul-8524Lynched at Minden, LA
Green, DrewOT 29-Oct-8726Lynched for attempted rape ; Lamar, LA
Green, IsaacOT 30-Jul-8025Lynched in Franklin parish
Griffin, TurnerOT 9-Mar-7716Lynched for arson in Franklin parish
Henderson, Geo.OT 19-Oct-7722Lynched in Catahoula parish
Hill, GabeOT 9-Mar-7716Lynched for arson in Franklin parish
Hill, KingMB30-Apr-8422Lynched for the murder of Nick Milling
Hill, Mr.OT 29-May-7415Lynched in Shreveport for Murder
Holstein, DickOT 19-Oct-7722Lynched in Catahoula parish
Hutchins, D.C.OT 18-May-8324Lynched in Bossier parish for murder
Jones, DocOT 29-May-7415Lynched in Shreveport for Murder
King, PerryOT 29-Oct-8726Lynched for attempted rape ; Lamar, LA
Lee, D.N.OT 2-Dec-8232Lynched at Holly Grove, LA
Lee, HendersonMB11-Jul-8321Lynched in Morehouse parish 
Magee, PuckLI9-Sep-6831Crew Lake, LA ; Lynched for rape
Mansfield, FrankOT 28-Aug-8623Lynched in Morehouse parish for attempted rape
McIntyre, Mr.OT 20-Apr-8931Lynched for Murder
Mims, D. CharlesOT17-Jun-7122Lynched at Bellevue, LA
Moore, HenryOT 25-Jan-7322Lynched for rape and murder near Athens, LA
Mullican, JohnMB30-Apr-8422Lynched for the murder of John and Elizabeth Rogers
Munson, PerryOT 26-Aug-8131Lynched for murder
Norris, A.B.OT 19-Jun-7424Lynched in Franklin parish for murder
Norris, Thos. L.OT 19-Jun-7424Lynched in Franklin parish for murder
Overstreet, JackOT 7-Nov-7931Lynched for murdering his wife in Union parish
Peace, J.M.OT 23-Mar-7222Lynched for Murder at Vienna, LA
Pernel, JohnOT 3-May-7325Lynched for murdering a German peddler near New Orleans, LA
Phillips, PlesOT 2-Aug-7821Lynched for murder
Robinson, BlasMB13-Jul-8732Lynched ; Oak Ridge, LA
Robinson, GeorgeOT 21-Feb-8615Lynched for murdering Millard F. Parker
Robinson, GeorgeMB17-Mar-8623Lynched for the murder of Millard Parker ; Farmerville, LA
Ross, TomOT 2-Aug-7821Lynched for murder
Scott, Ed.OT 19-Jun-7423Lynched in Shreveport for Murder
Simmons, JosephOT16-Oct-6924lynched at Alexandria, LA ; son of A.C.A.
Smith, J.T.MT11-Nov-9123Lynched in Morehouse parish 
Smith, ReevesOT 23-Oct-8624Lynched in DeSoto Parish for attempted rape
Stuart, Mr.MB13-Jul-8732Lynched ; Oak Ridge, LA
Taylor, NoahOT 15-Dec-8824Lynched for the murder of R.N. Stegall ; Catahoula Parish
Thomas, VesOT 9-Mar-7716Lynched for arson in Franklin parish
Thornhill, Mr.MB24-Nov-8025Lynched in Sabine Parish for Horse Stealing
UnknownOT 12-Apr-7323Two African-American males lynched for murder in Claiborne Par.
UnknownOT 21-Jun-7324Three African – Americans lynched for murder in New Iberia, LA
UnknownOT 20-Sep-7322Three or four men lynched in Vermillion parish
UnknownOT 27-Aug-7524African-American male lynched for breaking and entering
UnknownOT 22-Oct-7522African-American female lynched for poisoning in Clinton, LA
UnknownMB1-Sep-8631African-American Male lynched for attempted rape
UnknownOT 13-Nov-8631African-American Male lynched for murder ; Oak Ridge, LA
UnknownOT 3-Nov-8823African-American male lynched near Marion, LA for Murder
Walker, TaylorOT 30-Mar-7721Lynched for murder
Whatley, W.R.OT 23-Mar-7222Lynched for Murder at Vienna, LA
Whiting, MilesOT 3-May-7325Lynched for murdering a German peddler near New Orleans, LA
Wilson, AlecOT 26-Aug-8131Lynched for murder
Newspaper Abbreviations
LI = Louisiana IntelligencerMB = Monroe BulletinMT = Monroe TimesOT = Ouachita Telegraph

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