Wayne County Executions

 

NAME

AGE

RACE

SEX

OCCUPATION

CRIME

METHOD

DATE

MTPL

COUNTY

(Jernegan)

 

Black

Female

Slave

Murder

Burned

Jul

13

1805

 

WAYNE

(Jernegan)

 

Black

Male

Slave

Murder

Hanging

Jul

17

1805

1

WAYNE

(Jernegan)

 

Black

Male

Slave

Murder

Hanging

Jul

17

1805

2

WAYNE

(Jernegan)

 

Black

Male

Slave

Murder

Hanging

Jul

17

1805

3

WAYNE

Jernigan, David

 

White

Male

?

Murder

Hanging

Apr

23

1819

 

WAYNE

Atkinson, Harris

38

Black

Male

?

Murder-Rape

Hanging

Jun

14

1878

1

WAYNE

Cherry, Noah

64

Black

Male

?

Murder-Rape

Hanging

Jun

14

1878

2

WAYNE

Thompson, Robert

42

Black

Male

?

Murder-Rape

Hanging

Jun

14

1878

3

WAYNE

Howard, Alexander

 

Black

Male

?

Murder

Hanging

Jul

9

1880

 

WAYNE

Artis, Henry

 

Black

Male

?

Murder

Hanging

Mar

11

1887

 

WAYNE

Wright, Sam

 

Black

Male

?

Murder-Robbery

Hanging

Nov

10

1897

 

WAYNE

Newsome, Larry

22

Black

Male

Farm Laborer

Murder-Rape

Electrocution

Sep

28

1928

 

WAYNE

Satterfield, Rufus

44

White

Male

?

Murder

Electrocution

Dec

13

1934

 

WAYNE

Exum, George

22

Black

Male

?

Murder

Asphyxiation-Gas

Aug

6

1937

 

WAYNE

Marshall, James

30

Black

Male

?

Housebrkng-Burgl

Asphyxiation-Gas

Feb

4

1938

 

WAYNE

Exum, Milford

39

White

Male

?

Murder-Robbery

Asphyxiation-Gas

Feb

18

1938

1

WAYNE

Woodard, Sylvester

30

Black

Male

Butcher

Murder

Asphyxiation-Gas

May

2

1941

 

WAYNE

Melvin, Tom

42

Black

Male

Florist

Murder

Asphyxiation-Gas

Sep

5

1941

 

WAYNE

Smith, Walter

63

White

Male

Farmer

Murder

Asphyxiation-Gas

Aug

21

1942

 

WAYNE

Herring, Gurney

 

Black

Male

?

Rape

Asphyxiation-Gas

May

24

1946

 

WAYNE


 

 

 

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