Mississippi Slaves and Criminal Executions 1822-1859
NAME RACE SEX STATUS CRIME METHOD MONTH DAY YEAR COUNTY ? BLACK MALE SLAVE ATTEMPTED RAPE HANGING June 29 1822 JACKSON STEP BLACK MALE SLAVE ? HANGING January 23 1824 ADAMS ? BLACK FEMALE SLAVE ? HANGING March 2 1833 PIKE CICILY BLACK FEMALE SLAVE MURDER HANGING May 22 1850 TIPPAH (CUNNINGHAM) BLACK ? SLAVE ? HANGING ? 1856 JASPER ? BLACK ? SLAVE ? HANGING ? 1856 LAWRENCE BILL, (CATCHINGS) BLACK MALE SLAVE MURDER HANGING ? 1856 NESHOBA ALECK, (PRICHARD) BLACK MALE SLAVE MURDER HANGING June 27 1856 PIKE DICK, (PRICHARD) BLACK MALE SLAVE MURDER HANGING June 27 1856 YAZOO HENRY, (PRICHARD) BLACK MALE SLAVE MURDER HANGING June 27 1856 YAZOO CLAIBORNE BLACK MALE SLAVE MURDER HANGING December3 1856 YAZOO HAMPTON BLACK MALE SLAVE MURDER HANGING ? 1857 PIKE WINGO, GREEN BLACK MALE SLAVE MURDER HANGING ? 1859 PERRY
SourceBefore the Needles, http://users.bestweb.net/%7Erg/execution.htm, Accessed November 5, 2009.
Afrigeneas - Slave Data, Accessed may 6, 2010.
Slavery in America - Slave Population Map in Mississippi, Accessed May 6, 2010.
Slaveholders and African American 1860-1870 - Accessed May 6, 2010.
Mississippi Counties -LARGE SLAVEHOLDERS OF 1860 and AFRICAN AMERICAN SURNAME MATCHES FROM 1870
CARROLL Added 11-16-2001
CHICKASAW Added 11-16-2001
CLAIBORNE Added 11-16-2001
CLARKE Added 11-16-2001
COAHOMA Added 11-16-2001
COPIAH Added 11-16-2001 (Includes link to Linda Durr Rudd's page with full list of names of holders and number of slaves)
DESOTO Added 11-16-2001
HINDS Added 11-16-2001
HOLMES Added May 10, 2003
JEFFERSON Added May 10, 2003
JEFFERSON (Linda Durr Rudd's page with full list of names of holders and number of slaves)
LOWNDES Added 11-16-2001
MADISON Added 11-16-2001
MARSHALL Added May 12, 2002
MONROE Added May 12, 2002
NOXUBEE Added 11-16-2001
OKTIBBEHA Added 11-16-2001
PANOLA Added 11-16-2001
SIMPSON (Linda Durr Rudd's page with full list of names of holders and number of slaves)
TALLAHATCHIE Added May 12, 2002
TUNICA Added May 12, 2002
WARREN Added May 12, 2002
YALOBUSHA Added May 10, 2003
An Interesting Slave Case in Lowell, Mass--We learn by the Lowell Vox Populi that a slave case of much interest has been pending in that city for several days, the particulars of which are thus given: Jesse Cornwell, a rich planter in Mississippi, had a smart, favorite slave named Betsey, who was employed in the confidential relation of housekeeper, and with whom he cohabited. The result of this cohabitation was a daughter, who is now twenty-four years old, smart, capable, intelligent and good looking. Her name is Caroline Cornwell. On his death-bed, six years since, requested his friend, Dr. Lewis Keyes, to take charge of his effects, including a considerable sum of money: and especially charged him, as soon as he could arrange so to do, to take the woman Betsey and his and her child Caroline to a free State, and there see them comfortably located. For this special service Keyes was directed to take $5000 cash, $4000 of which was to be equally divided between mother and daughter, and $1000 to be retained for his own services. Instead of performing faithfully his last dying request, it is alleged, Keyes, immediately on the death of Cornwell, took the mother and daughter and hired them out at $100 a year each for a period of six years, when he finally brought them with him north, arriving in Lowell in the latter part of May last. They have been here with Keye's family, under strict surveilance, since that time. On Saturday last the mother and daughter appeared before Isaac S. Morse, Esq., to whom they made a complaint and told their story. Mr. Morse, in their behalf, instituted a suit against Keyes for the recovery of the money given by Cornwell, and also for their six years' labor. Keyes was arrested by deputy sheriff E. L. Shed, and held to bail in the sum of $6000. He claims that these women were given to him by Cornwell, but this is questioned. The case will be tried in December. Source: Ancestry Message Board Cornwell, June 2007, firstname.lastname@example.org
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