A Bad Character Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Vicksburg Herald
Place of publication: Vicksburg, MS
Date of publication: 11/26/1886
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A Bad Character Lynched. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 25.–John Davis, the negro rapist, was lynched at Randolph, Ala., last night. Davis was the perpetrator of three outrages. He had the reputation of being one of the worst characters in the S ate. The last outrage was committed near Randolph on the 21st inst, on the person of Mrs. Crumpton, a white lady. The victim had gone out a distance from her residence and was gathering up firewood, her husband at the time being away from home. She and her little boy, while picking up wood were suddenly sprung upon by two negroes ,from behind seme bushes. One of the negroes drew a pistol, cocked it and placing it at her head, said: “If you scream I will kill you,” telling the boy the same thing. Davis was captured soon after the perpetration of this foul outrage. He bad a preliminary trial and was placed in prison under a strong guard. About 9 o’clock a mob of about fifty overpowered the guard, took the prisoner out, and hanged him to a coaling dock.


“A Bad Character Lynched.” The Vicksburg Herald (Vicksburg, MS), November 26, 1886.