From a list of lynchings known to have taken place in various Maryland counties between the 1860s and the 1930s, the names listed below uncover and document the events as recorded in the press. When at all available, the local press was used, moving out to the more regional presses only as a fallback option. The dates listed for each lynching incident are fairly accurate (+/- 10 to 12 weeks). Most of the newspapers used are weeklies, so where date inaccuracy exists it should not pose a major problem to research.

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Links to Biographies by Year

Prior to 1870

David Thomas
Jim Wilson
Thomas Juricks

1870-1889

John Simms
John Henry Scott
Michael Green
James Carroll
John Diggs
(Unknown) Simms
George Briscoe
Hezekiah Brown
Townshend Cook
Howard Cooper
Nicholas Snowden
Charles Whitley
David Johnson
Benjamin Hance
John H. Biggus
Joe Vermillion

1890-1909

Asbury Green
James Taylor
Isaac Kemp
Stephen Williams
Jacob Henson
Marshall Price
James Bowens
Joseph Cocking
Sidney Randolph
William Andrews
Garfield King
Wright Smith
Lewis Harris
Edd Watson
Henry Davis
James Reed
William Burns

1910-33

King Johnson
Matt Williams
George Armwood


Links to Biographies by Region

Western

Allegany

David Johnson
William Burns

Frederick

John H. Biggus
James Carroll
James Bowens

Southern

Anne Arundel

John Simms
George Briscoe
Wright Smith
Henry Davis
King Johnson
(Unknown) Simms

Calvert

Charles Whitley

Charles

Joseph Cocking

St. Mary's

Benjamin Hance

Capital

Montgomery

John Diggs
Sidney Randolph

Prince George's

Thomas Juricks
John Henry Scott
Michael Green
Joe Vermillion
Stephen Williams

Central

Baltimore

Howard Cooper

Carroll

Townshend Cook

Harford

Lewis Harris

Howard

Hezekiah Brown
Nicholas Snowden
Jacob Henson

Eastern Shore

Caroline

David Thomas
Jim Wilson
Marshall Price

Kent

James Taylor

Queen Anne

Asbury Green

Somerset

Isaac Kemp
William Andrews
James Reed
George Armwood

Wicomico

Garfield King
Matt Williams

Worcester

Edd Watson