Alleghany County, NC

Alleged offense: Murder
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: Unrecorded
Legal intervention (in alleged offense): Yes
Legal intervention (following lynching): Yes
Mob size: 15
Mob members: George Woody; Alexander Rose
Alleged victim: John Bart; Henry Bear
Household Status: Unrecorded
Occupation: Unrecorded


Death certificate: None found
Census: None found

News coverage:

Lynching in Alleghany

Hanged by Masked Men


Town: Sparta, North Carolina
Latitude/Longitude: 36.516942, -81.136497
Rationale:  “A chestnut tree 2 miles outside of Sparta.” Lynching site generalized to Sparta.

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