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Twiggs County Homicides 1817  - 1990's
Date Victim  Charged
1817 John McCoy, white  Jesse Traywick, white
1820 George Adams, white Overseer, white
1824 James Sloan; white Jeremiah W. Ray, white
Oct 16, 1826 Jacob Gilder, white Samuel Stephens, white
1829 Nimrod Phillips, white Joseph Williams, white
1834 John Hatcher, white Joseph Sawyer, white
August 1834 Abner Anglin, white Runaway slave Jake
1835 Andrew Johnson, white Andrew B. Hughes, white
1838 Slave of Hardy Durham Unamed Overseer, white
June 1843 Wiley Gudger/Grudger,
penitentiary guard, white
Col. Dempsey J. Justice, white
Archibald Brown, white
Jan 7 1856 Samuel Taylor & Sarah Taylor, white Slave - Lewis
Aug 1860 __Railey, white __Hooks, white
1862 James Monroe Ware, white ?
June 1865 Federal Soldier? Citizens possee
1868 _________Carolanus, black _________Nelson, black
1868 Berry Hill, black Sheriff's possee
Oct 1870 Wash. Brown, black Hunter McCrae, black
July 15, 1872 Weston M. Green, white Henry P. Cranford, white
1873 John Andrews, black Obediah Phillips, Tillman Tharp, Henry Tharp, black
1874 William D. Mitchell, white George M. Bull, white
1875 David Hudson, white Joe Redding, black
Dec. 1876 Perry Graddy, black Robert Land, white
1876 William Lavarre John Edmondson
1877 Peyton Chapman, black Frank Jones, black. Hung Oct. 5, 1877
Dec 1879 Washington Wilson, white Tartar Bryan/Trotter Bryant, black,
received 15 yrs; Georgia, Central Register of Convicts 1817-1976
1882 Joseph Johnson, T. Jeff Wood, white John Benford, white
July 1885 Tobe Rivers, black Wash Roberts, white
Sep 1888 W. T. Reynolds, white Sheriff Pettis 
1888 John Burkett, white Unknown, black
1890 Jason James, black Tom Fryer, black
Nov 1890 Tom Bone, white  Jim Bradshaw, white 
Oct 1891 John T. Henderson, white Unknown 
1895 William Nobles, white Mrs. Elizabeth Nobles, white
Gus Fambles, black
Feb 29, 1896 Victims of Stone Creek Train Wreck:
F. W. Wippler; Joe Reddish, Robert Mercer 
Warren Criswell, white
Tom Shaw, white
Jan 13, 1897 Mrs. William Rowland, white Charles Forysth, Jr..  black
Willis White, black
Jan 21, 1897 Charles Forysth, Jr..  black 
Willis White, black 
Masked Mob, white
Dec 1897 Clarence Jones; Short Griffin,
R. Luther Califf, all white
Short Griffin, white
R. Luther Califf, white
1899 Nelson Slappy, white Sol Solomon, Jeff Orr, black
1900 Egbert Hill, white Unknown
April 1902 J. E. Spears, white William Wynn, white
August 1903 Julius Simmons, white Ira Simmons, son
1903 W. J. Collins, white T. E. Williams, white
June 30, 1905 E. F. Pettis, white,  Cicero Blackshear, white
June 1912 Noah Wright, black P. H. Sapp, white night guard at jail
Dec 3, 1913 Luther Johnson, white Mr. Massey, white
Apr 15, 1914 W. O. "Ollie" Johnson, white Dave "Babe" Williams
Dec 7, 1915 Dan Meredith, white Norman Reeves, white
May 1916 "Shines" Orr black
 Gus Williams, black
Horace Williams, Frank Rouse, 
Gena Orr, black
1916 S. A. Fountain, white Marvin Harris, black
Nov 1917 Will Long, white
___Mathews
Unknown
1918 A. S. Griffin, white John D. Johnson, white
1919 Susie Cobb, black Joe James, black
1921 W. T. Webb, white  A. G. Webb, white
1921 John Floyd, black Will Dawson, black
William Renfore, black
1923 Tom Mallory, black E. L.Dorsey, white
Aug 25, 1928 Alma Reid, black hit on head, unknown person, per death certificate 
Oct 1928 Rob Watkins, black  Rouse Boynton, black, 
Oct 1928 Homer Lee Fowler, white  Riley Fowler, cousin, white
1929 Custer Lee Bryant, white  Walter H. Bryant, white, husband 
July 31, 1931 Andrew J. West, white Wash West father of Andrew, white
1931 Bessie King, black Edmund King, Jr, husband of Bessie King.
1932 Oscar Hogan, white Ross Alley, white. 
Jun 1933 Mozelle Mims, black Oliver Rouse, black
Ulyses Rouse, black 
Nov 1935 Cleveland "Bobo" Randall, black Deputy Sheriff Tommy Mercer, white
Jan 7 1937 Richard Crosby, white George West, white 
June 1937 J. J. Fitzpatrick, white Henry Wilmore, black 
August 14, 1939 Dan  Floyd, white  Morgan Floyd, white Acquitted.  Aug 15, Nov 18  1939 Macon Telegraph
March 1941 Huriah Cornelius, black Frank Cornelius, black, his son, accidentally shot his father.   Macon Telegraph Apr 20, 1941. Paroled 1961; Georgia, Central Register of Convicts 1817-1976
June 1942 Smith Lee, white J. S. Lucas, white, found in swamp, beaten to death. July 1, 1942, justifiable homicide Macon Telegraph
June 1943 Mrs James A. Deshazier, black James A Deshazier, life for murder of his wife
1946 Unknown Wesley Thomas Durden, white, life for murder
1946 Unknown Arthur George Miller, white, life for murder
1960 Leonard H. Blalock  Richard Childers (acquitted) by Raymond Purser
1963 Hugh Witherington, white Joe Lewis Bell, black. Life sentence; Hallie Wimberly, black; Life sentence (paroled 1970).
Apr 9, 1963 Augusta Chronicle. Georgia, Central Register of Convicts 1817-1976
1965 Leland R. Donaldson, white, mental patient from Milledgeville hospital Sheriff Earl Hamrick, Jul 1, 1965, Augusta Chronicle
1968 Joseph Durham by James Waters
1974 Roy Asbell Alpha Otis Stephens, black
1975 Robert Scott Wagstaff
Mark Leroy Sowers
by Charles Allen Johnson of Warner Robins
1979 Jesse Hagler by Edwin Hall
1998 Albert Gene McCartney, son of "Goat Man" found shot to death by unknown

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