This is a (likely incomplete) list of the names of persons who were killed in lynchings that took place in North Carolina between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War II. Very little is known or recorded about some of these events, especially those closer to the Civil War. We have included the reason for the lynching drawn from Newkirk’s book and/or newspaper coverage of the event.

This list is a work in progress and will be updated as more information comes to light. Those persons identified as “Unknown” were of course not unknown–they were fathers and sons, wives, and daughters,  they had friends and enemies, communities and stories. This project is in part an effort to rediscover those stories. We have identified these persons as “Unknown” because we, today, do not know their names and have not yet found them.

1865
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown

1866
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Jesse Hart
Mac Walker

 1867
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Archie Beebe
James Norcum

1868
Unknown

1869
Blue
Blue (child)
Blue (child)
Blue (child)
Blue (child)
Blue (wife)
Richard Nobles
Bob Grady
Cater Grady
Daniel Smith
Unknown
Lewis Cogden
Jefferson Morrow
Daniel Morrow
J. Shepard
Wright Woods
Unidentified child
Cyrus Guy

1870
Wyatt Outlaw
William Puryear
John Stephens

1871
Silas Weston
Theodosia Weston
David Weston
Harberd Weston
Unknown
Unknown

1881
John Taylor
Elijah Church
Edmund Davis

1883
James Council
Archie Johnson
Charles Campbell
Lawrence White (sometimes Wright)

1884
Erwin McCullough
George Johnson
Charles Smith
Thomas Davis

1885
Lee Staten
John Boggan
Jerry Finch
Harriet Finch
Lee Tyson
John Pattishall
Bud Mebane
John Lee

1887
Ben Hart
Eugene Hairston
Matthew Blount
Jack Blount
Patterson Spruill
William Parker
Thomas Frazier
John Humphreys

 1888
Alonzo Smith
John Tanner
Henry Tanner
John Carson

1889
John Sigmond
Franklin Stack
David Boone
Robert Berrier

 1890
John Starling
Hezekiah Rankin
Kinch Freeman

1891
Mack Best

1892
Tymon Purdie
Alexander Whitley
Thomas Allison
Carter Burnett
Duncan McPhatter

1893
Bob Ray

1894
Daniel Slaughter
Holland English
Dick Wofford
James Bergeron

1896
Robert Chambers

1897
Nathan Willis

1898
Carter Peamon
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
George Miller
Sam Gregory
Daniel Wright
John Townsend
William Mouzon
Sam McFarland
Charles Lindsay
Josh Halsey
John L. Gregory
Tom Johnson
Joe Kiser

1899
George Maney
Henry Jones
Lewis Patrick

1900
George Ratcliffe
George Ritter
Avery Mills
Unknown

1901
James Silas Martindale
Luke Hough

1902
James Walker
D.B. Jones
Harrison Gillespie
James Gillespie
Thomas Jones

1903
John Osborne
Manna Ponton

1904
Dick Whitehead

1905
J.V. Johnson
John Moore

1906
John Gillespie
Nease Gillespie
Jack Dillingham
William Harris

1908
Unknown

1910
Unknown

1913
Joseph McNeely

1914
James Wilson

1915
Josephine Perry
Bessie Perry

1916
Joseph Black
John Richards

1918
Peter Bazemore
George Taylor

1919
John Daniels
Walter Tyler
Powell Green

1920
Edward Roach
Norman Artis

1921
Alfred Williams
Plummer Bullock
Jerome Whitfield
Eugene Daniel

 1926
Doc Bryant
Eliza Bryant

1927
Broadus Mitchell
Tom Bradshaw

1929
Willie McDaniel
Ella Mae Wiggins

1930
Laura Wood
Oliver Moore

1933
Doc Rogers

1935
Govan Ward

1941
Robert Melker