All of these were hangings and all were given a trial and found guilty. Whether they were or were not guilty for the crimes they paid is left to history. These are the ones I found, some I have written about before. Russell Brooks - Hung February 15, 1823 for the murder of George Scamp. … Continue reading Legal Executions in Monroe
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Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint part VI
This sort of Arcadian simplicity and equality at Ouachitta is a transmitted remain of the olden days of the country, that is, forty or fifty years since. I was exceedingly amused with the freshness of the picture of the manners prevailing at that period, as drawn by Judge Bry. Even so late as when … Continue reading Journal of the Rev. Timothy Flint part VI
Russell Brooks/Morrow: The First Man Hung in Ouachita Parish?
The Ouachita Telegraph, Saturday, May 13, 1871, Page 3, Column 2 First Man Executed in Ouachita. Two weeks ago we stated, upon information, that a man named Leslie was the first victim of the halter in the parish. The person thus distinguished in our local annals was not named Leslie but Russel Brooks, which we … Continue reading Russell Brooks/Morrow: The First Man Hung in Ouachita Parish?