Judge Lynch's Court

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

Related Materials: Judge Lynch's Court Overview | Lynching Selected Bibliography | icon NAACP Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States, 1889-1913


Prior to 1870

David Thomas
Jim Wilson
(Unknown) from Prince George's County


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


Asbury Green
James Taylor
Isaac Kemp
Stephen Williams
Jacob Henson
Marshall Price
James Bowens
William Andrews
Garfield King
Wright Smith
Lewis Harris
Henry Darley (unknown) Lezer
Edd Watson
William Lee
Henry Davis
James Reed
William Burns
William Ramsey


King Johnson
Matt Williams
George Armwood

Unknown Dates

James Allen