Halifax County Executions

 

NAME

AGE

RACE

SEX

OCCUPATION

CRIME

METHOD

DATE

MTPL

COUNTY

THOMAS, WILLIAM

 

WHITE

MALE

FARMER

MURDER

HANGING

?

 

1762

 

HALIFAX

ROSE, (RABOUR)

 

BLACK

FEMALE

SLAVE

ARSON

HANGING

NOV

6

1766

2

HALIFAX

RILEY, JOHN

 

WHITE

MALE

?

UNSPEC FELONY

HANGING

NOV

6

1766

7

HALIFAX

ROBINSON, HENRY

 

WHITE

MALE

?

UNSPEC FELONY

HANGING

DEC

11

1767

4

HALIFAX

(GREEN)

 

BLACK

MALE

SLAVE

UNSPEC FELONY

HANGING

MAY

1

1782

 

HALIFAX

SAM, (FOORT)

 

BLACK

MALE

SLAVE

SLAVE REVOLT

HANGING

JUN

27

1802

 

HALIFAX

BROWN, ENOCH

38

BLACK

MALE

FARM LABORER

MURDER

HANGING

MAY

2

1884

 

HALIFAX

WELLS, EATONS

 

BLACK

MALE

?

MURDER-ROBBERY

HANGING

JUL

17

1885

 

HALIFAX

COBB, R., W.

23

WHITE

MALE

MILL OPERATOR

MURDER-ROBBERY

ELECTROCUTION

MAR

6

1914

 

HALIFAX

WILLIAMS, JOHN

 

BLACK

MALE

?

MURDER

ELECTROCUTION

SEP

21

1926

 

HALIFAX

MACKLIN, EVANS

20

BLACK

MALE

?

MURDER

ASPHYXIATION-GAS

NOV

20

1936

1

HALIFAX

BOWSER, CLAUDE, JR

22

BLACK

MALE

?

MURDER

ASPHYXIATION-GAS

JAN

28

1939

 

HALIFAX

ALEXANDER, CHARLES

24

BLACK

MALE

FARMER

RAPE

ASPHYXIATION-GAS

NOV

17

1944

 

HALIFAX

HART, THOMAS

 

BLACK

MALE

?

MURDER

ASPHYXIATION-GAS

MAY

4

1946

 

HALIFAX

 

 

 

 

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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