Extracted by B. Jo Branch
Pre-Furman Total 314
Source: Before the Needles
Note: Many people have e-mailed me requesting more information on specific executions, like victim names or execution locations. This is information that I simply don't have. These historic executions were major news stories in those days. Almost every newspaper in the state would have covered it no matter where it occurred. If you know the name and date, it shouldn't be too hard to find more details by researching the archives of the newspapers that existed in those days. Many libraries have this on microfilm.
Enjoy your research,
This page was developed from the data file "Executions in the United States, 1608-1987: The ESPY File", Espy, M. Watt, and John Ortiz Smykla, Principal Investigators. Funded by the National Science Foundation. This dataset represents the most complete list of executions in the United States compiled to date.