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Perry Co AR Executions - Hanging of J.M. Armstrong, 1886

Source: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Perry County, pg 666 and 686
Goodspeed Publishing Company - 1889

Page 666
The only legal execution that has ever occurred in the county was the hanging of J.M. Armstrong for the waylaying and killing of Dr. T.J. Ferguson. Armstrong was captured about a year after the deed was committed; was tried and sentenced and was hanged April 30. 1886. His accomplice, John Roland, was tried and sentenced to serve a term of twelve years in the penitentiary.
Page 686
John E. Oliver bio
Mr Oliver hung the first man in Perry County, a murderer named J.M. Armstrong, who was sentenced for the killing Dr T.S. Ferguson.