Buncombe County Executions

 

NAME

AGE

RACE

SEX

OCCUPATION

CRIME

METHOD

DATE

MTPL

Henry, James

 

White

Male

?

Robbery

Hanging

May

29

1835

1

Sneed, James

 

White

Male

?

Robbery

Hanging

May

29

1835

2

Hall, William

 

?

Male

?

Murder

Hanging

Jan

1

1875

 

Foster, Ben

 

Black

Male

?

Housebrkng-Burgl

Hanging

Feb

26

1902

2

Johnston, Dudley

 

White

Male

?

Housebrkng-Burgl

Hanging

Feb

26

1902

3

Rucker, James

 

Black

Male

?

Rape

Hanging

Aug

20

1907

 

Allison, James

51

White

Male

Laborer

Murder

Electrocution

Feb

24

1911

 

Williams, Willie

 

Black

Male

Laborer

Rape-Robbery

Electrocution

Apr

26

1918

 

Harris, J., T.

 

White

Male

Merchant

Murder

Electrocution

Jan

20

1921

 

Dunlap, Robert

26

White

Male

?

Murder

Electrocution

Jan

17

1936

 

Moore, Martin

23

Black

Male

Bell Boy

Murder-Burglary

Asphyxiation-Gas

Dec

11

1936

 

Turner, Wash

36

White

Male

Escaped Convict

Murder

Asphyxiation-Gas

Jul

1

1938

1

Payne, Bill

41

White

Male

Escaped Convict

Murder

Asphyxiation-Gas

Jul

1

1938

2

Gibson, Arthur

32

Black

Male

Hospital Orderly

Rape

Asphyxiation-Gas

Aug

7

1942

 

 

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This page was developed from the data file "Executions in the United States, 1608-1987: The ESPY File", Espy, M. Watt, and John Ortiz Smykla, Principal Investigators. Funded by the National Science Foundation. This dataset represents the most complete list of executions in the United States compiled to date

 

 

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