Wilson County, NC

Alleged offense: Attempted rape, interracial
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Legal intervention (in alleged offense): No
Legal intervention (following lynching): No
Mob size: Unrecorded
Mob members: G. R. Hodges
Alleged victim: Daughter of G. R. Hodges
Household Status: Unrecorded
Occupation: Unrecorded

According to newspaper accounts, a white man named G. R. Hodges allegedly caught an unidentified 18-year-old black man raping his daughter. Hodges then proceeded to tell people what had happened, at which point a mob formed, abducted the unidentified black man and lynched him. His body was found in the Black River, near Dunn, NC. A newspaper in Dunn lated denied all allegations that the lynching occurred.


Death certificate: None found
Census: None found

News coverage:


Judge Lynch in Wilson County

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Town: Dunn, North Carolina
Latitude/Longitude: 35.323045, -78.641749
Rationale:  The victim’s body was reported to have been found in the Black River outside of Dunn.

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Researcher’s Note: A newspaper from Dunn published an article discounting previous reports of the lynching.