Washington County Executions

 

NAME

AGE

RACE

SEX

OCCUPATION

CRIME

METHOD

DATE

MTPL

COUNTY

 

 

BLACK

MALE

SLAVE

SLAVE REVOLT

HANGING

?

 

1802

4

WASHINGTON

Dawson, General

 

White

Male

?

Murder

Hanging

May

22

1818

3

WASHINGTON

Skinner, John

 

White

Male

?

Murder

Hanging

Apr

23

1824

 

WASHINGTON

Nelson, Arden

 

Black

Male

?

Murder-Burglary

Hanging

Jan

18

1878

 

WASHINGTON

Johnson, Rueben

 

Black

Male

Fisherman

Murder

Hanging

Dec

2

1904

 

WASHINGTON

Savage, John

51

Black

Male

?

Murder-Burglary

Electrocution

Aug

4

1916

 

WASHINGTON

Caldwell, Harry

 

Black

Male

?

Murder-Robbery

Electrocution

Jan

31

1921

 

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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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