New Hanover
 County, NC

Alleged offense: Unrecorded
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Legal intervention (in alleged offense): No
Legal intervention (following lynching): Yes
Mob size: 2
Mob members: Edward D. Walker, Jr.; Richard D. Bose
Alleged victim: Unrecorded
Household Status: Unmarried
Occupation: Unrecorded

An African American man named Mac Walker was found dead near the farm of Col. Robert Moore, on the main road, about four miles above Lillington, New Hanover County on Wednesday, October 23. He had been shot in the chest, back and head–three distinct wounds. Dennis Chance, an African American man, was a witness, accusing Edward D. Walker, Jr. and Richard D. Bose, both white men, of the murder. The evidence presented probably would have been circumstantial, as Chance moulded bullets for the accused killers to hunt and they came back without game the morning Mac Walker’s body was found and was covered in mud and dirt. A coroner’s jury, as they often did in such instances, determined that he was killed by unknown parties.


Death certificate: None found
Census: None found

News coverage:

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Town: Lillington, North Carolina
Latitude/Longitude: 35.465400-78.810398
Rationale: 4 miles above Lillington, New Hanover County, near the farm of Col. Robert Moore.

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