Friday, March 23, 2018

Claim Your Ancestor #48: Hanging at Trader's Hill

Dear Student,

This document refers to a "citizen's court" deciding there would be a hanging at Trader's Hill. One of the men who signed it is your ancestor.

 Have you ever heard of this?

Is it written about in contemporaneous newspapers?

Did Ida B. Wells know/write about it?

You should investigate. 

 People need to know. 


History of Charlton County - 107 citizens sign document to hang two  "negro slaves...self-confessed, brutal murderers...."

Peter and George, condemned to be hung 9/6/1858