Buncombe County, NC

Alleged offense: Murder
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: Unrecorded
Legal intervention (in alleged offense): No
Legal intervention (following lynching): Yes
Mob size: 30
Mob members: W. H. Mayo; Erwin Allison; Tom McCoy; E.S. Bright; T.M. Bumgarner; Lum Bulch
Alleged victim: Fred A. Tyler
Household Status: Unrecorded
Occupation: Brakeman on Conductor Zachariah Underwood’s train


Death certificate: None found
Census: None found

News coverage:

Was Lynched

Asheville Lynching


Town: Asheville, North Carolina
Latitude/Longitude: 35.588969, -82.572444
Used historic maps and newspaper accounts to place site of lynching south of Smith’s bridge and in the vicinity of the road to Sulphur Springs; Abduction site is located at the site of a railroad roundhouse, built 1924, near site of former roundhouse.

Additional Resources: http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/morgan/id/740

Researcher’s Note: