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Newspaper Articles

Mt Sterling Advocate  Published 1891-1897, Montgomery Co. KY

Submitted by Kellie Scott



1891 Matilda Cayce  ( colored) age 100 was killed by a train at Hopkinsville on Monday. 
1891 Jack Edgar  ( colored) "Old Uncle Jack" died Wed at his home on Maysville St.     
June 6, 1891  Lev. James ( colored) was hanged at Hickman Wed for shooting a stranger at the depot.
October 6, 1891  Taylor Churchill ( colored) and some companions were pulling down a wall Tues., when it suddenly gave way, killing Churchill.  The others escaped injury.
Dec 22, 1891  Shelton Jones ( old colored man) was found lying dead on the railroad embankment.  He had wandered away from the home of his son Dan Jones at the east end of the city.  He froze to death during the night.
July 19, 1892  Wades Mills - Last Wed during thunderstorms, Joe Clark ( colored) was killed by lightning, William Gay who was near him was shocked.
November 8, 1892  Near Richmond, Bill Bennett ( colored ) shot and killed Pleas Jenkins ( colored). 
November 8, 1892  Oscar Jones ( colored) was hanged at Owingsville Friday for the murder of Marshall Taylor Vice of Sharpsburg last Dec. 
March 14, 1893  Two weeks ago while scuffling with a negro named Babe Williams. John Coughlin of Paris received a fatal blow at the base of the spinal cord and he died Wed night.  Williams is under arrest.
March 28, 1893  The four year old child of Ben Turl ( colored) of Smithwell, died Thursday.  The mother left the children ages 4 and 5 on the porch with instructions not to go into the house but disobeying her, the little one climbed on the stove and caught its clothing on fire.
May 16, 1893  John Ewing, (colored) suicided last Friday at his home in Preston from an overdose of morphine.  His wife had just left him.
June 13, 1893  Bob Brown  ( colored ) was hanged at Mayfield, KY Friday for the murder of Albery Colley, white farmer on Dec 10, 1892.  Before his death he declared that Dave Sherrill a negro accomplice, serving a life sentence in the penitentiary had nothing to do with the murder.
November 28, 1893  George Armstron ( colored ) was hanged at Taylorsville Friday for the murder of his mistress  Kate Downs  ( colored)
January 9, 1894  -Article- Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at Deep Bottom VA, the most notorious negro settlement in the town, Tom Hunt was stabbed by Will Lasses, alias Will Turner, alias Will Conner , during a crap game.  The players were Will Reed, Oliver Fletcher, George Brown, Harvey Owens, George Hunt, Will Turner and Tom Hunt, all negroes.  The man who did the killing was from Owingsville, KY.  His brother John Turner and Harvey Owens were also arrested.
January 9, 1894 Phil Evans, the Bardstown colored fiend who outraged the 12 year old Edna Hale Oct 4, 1893 was executed Friday at Bardstown.  He made a full confession.


July 10, 1894  Robert Tucker, the oldest negro in Indian territory has just died.   He was 113.  Was a slave among the Choctaw for over 50 years.  During a portion of the war was the body servant of General Price of the Confederate army.

Jany 8, 1895  William Taylor, colored, was hanged Friday at Richmond for the murder of David C. Doty, a white farmer.

Feb 5, 1895  Sheriff William Sledd and Marshall John W. Taul arrested George Stoner, a negro, at his mother's home near Levee Saturday night  He is charged with killing a negro woman who some months ago was arrested for murdering a white woman, Sarah Trimbe in this county, but was dismissed for lack of evidence.  Stoner was taken to Paris yesterday.

Feb 12, 1895  Sarah Nelson of color age 50 died at Mrs, Mary Gatewoods last Friday.  Funeral at Evergreen Baptist Church in this city Sunday by Rev. J.C. Cross

June 5, 1895  endightment against Walter Thompson and Bill Mitchell ( colored) for killing Tom Brown on the steamer "Hudson" near Cincinnati April 13

June 18, 1895  Policeman Charles Evans was fatally shot attempting to arrest John Johnson, the negro wounded by dying officer Sat. night.  Policeman Evans and Lane went to a place called "Deep Bottom" because the negro was raising a disturbance.  An ex con, Johnson was the son  of a negro whom Henry Wilson had killed some years since.  The dead officer had been married to his 2nd wife only about 10 days.




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