Descriptive Roll of Inmates at the SC Penitentiary


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The convict is strapped to a specially built chair, head and body have been shaved to provide better contact with the moistened copper electrodes that the electrocutioner attaches. When the switch is thrown, the convict leaps forward against the restraining straps, often causing vomiting, urination or defecation. Witnesses have reported the smell of burned flesh. The jolt varies in power from state to state. It is determined by the convict's body weight. The first jolt is followed by several more in a lower voltage. In a typical execution, three or more executioners push buttons, but only one is connected to the actual electrical source. Eleven states have provisions for this method of execution.

 

Abney, George (col’d) age 38, birthplace Saluda, execution file number 229, date of execution 09-06-40, next of kin his mother, Minnie Abney (Scott), crime Murder, marital status widower. Body was delivered to Newberry to be buried at Mt Moriah Baptist Church.

Bibbs, Press (col’d) age 19, birthplace Jacksonville, Florida, execution file number 221, date of execution 03-29-40, crime murder, next of kin his Aunt Mary Bibbs, marital status single.

Bibbs, Press (col’d) age 20, birthplace Jacksonville, Florida, execution file number 226, date of execution 03-29-40, next of kin his Aunt Mary Bibbs, crime Murder, burial was at the Penitentiary cemetery.

Boone, Lee Jones (col’d) age 33,birthplace Cherokee County, execution file number 332, date of execution 01-20-56, next of kin Converse Miller his father, crime Murder.

Bostick, Louis (col’d) age 17, birthplace Jasper Co., execution file number 347, date of execution (?May 11 1962?), next of kin Louise Bostick his mother, crime Murder, marital status single.

Bounds, Monroe (col’d) age 30, birthplace Charleston County, execution file number 242, date of execution 03-13-42, Alias James Williams, next of kin half-brother Alonzo Browns, crime Murder, marital status single, burial penitentiary cemetery.

Brock, Leo (col’d) age 26 birthplace Colleton County, S. C., execution file number 319, date of execution 08-21-53, next of kin Eva Milligan his mother, crime Murder marital status single.

Brooks, Charles Edward (col’d) age 20, birthplace Greenville execution file number 337, sentence commuted to Life in penitentiary, next of kin Annie Mae Brooks, his Mother, crime Rape, marital status single.

Broughton, Joseph (col’d), age 40 birthplace Berkeley County, execution file number 222, date of execution 06-23-39, next of kinhis Aunt Gallie Welton, crimeMurder.

Bullock, Quincey (col’d), age 47 Fairmount, North Carolina, execution file number 338, date of execution 04-28-61, next of kin Mattie Bullock his wife, crime Murder, burial Dillon, marital status married.

Butler, Charles Walter (col’d), age 40 birthplace Washington, D. C., execution file number 302, date of execution 06-02-50, no next of kin, crime Murder, marital status single, burial at the penitentiary cemetery, as there were no relatives listed and this was at his own request to be buried there.

Byrd, Harold (col’d) age 23 birthplace Spartanburg execution file number 335, date of execution 08-31-56, next of kin Louis Nash his grand mother, crime Murder, marital status married, burial was in Pauline, South Carolina.

Carmey, Raymond (col’d) age 39, birthplace North Carolina, execution file number 320, date of execution 07-07-54, next of kin his wife Margaret Carney Page, crime Murder.

Carter, George (col’d) age 29 birthplace Allendale, S. C. , execution file number 267, date of execution 12-14-45, next of kin Mattie Lue Carter his wife, crime Assault With Intent, burial at Old Pilgrim Church Cemetery near Simpsonville, marital status married.

Cooper,James (col’d) age 38, birthplace Manning, S. C., execution file number 295, sentence commuted to Life in the penitentiary, next of kin was his sister Ginger Davis, crime Murder, marital status widow.

Covington, Cleve (col’d) age 26, birthplace Bennettsville, S. C., execution file number 275, date of execution 01-03-47, next of kin his mother Nellie Covington, crime Murder, marital status married.

Daniels, Clay (col’d), age 23 birthplace Charleston County, execution file number 330, date of execution 12-02-55, next of kin Becker Daniels his wife, crime Rape, burial Penitentiary cemetery, marital status married.

Daniels,Junior (col’d), age 24, birthplace Bamberg County, execution file number 331, date of execution 12-02-55, next of kin Willie Daniels his father, Catherine Sims his sister Ruth Lee Daniels, crime Rape, marital status married, burial in the Penitentiary Cemetery.

Daniels, Willie Marion (col’d), age 30 birthplace Allendale, execution file number 336, date of execution 06-07-57, next of kin Dasy Wilson, his sister, crime Rape, marital status single, burial place Allendale.

Dash,Jr. Frank (col’d) age 16, birthplace Cherokee County, execution file number 225, date of execution 01-19-40, next of kin his father Frank Dash, crime Murder, marital status single, no claim was made for the body, burial in the penitentiary cemetery.

Davis, Lawrence (col’d), age 23 birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, execution file number 296, date of execution 09-17-48, next of kin Louise Davis, his mother, crime Murder, marital status single.

Davis, Lawrence (col’d) age 23, birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, execution file number 297, date of execution 09-17-48, next of kin Louise Davis his mother, crime Murder, marital status single.

Davis, William A. (col’d), age 24, birthplace Sumter, execution file number 285, date of execution 06-20-47, next of kin his Mother Sarah Davis, crime Rape, burial at Wayman Chapel in Sumter, S. C.

Dickerson, John (col’d), age 36, birthplace Manning, execution file number 281, date of execution 05-02-47, next of kin his wife Alma Dickerson, crime Murder, marital status married, burial was at the penitentiary cemetery.

Dunmore, James (col’d) age 17, birthplace Andrews, S. C., execution file number 238, sentence was commuted to life in the penitentiary December 18, 1943, next of kin his mother Sarah Jackson, crime Assault With Intent To Ravish, marital status single.

Edwards, Ernest (col’d) age 44, birthplace Orangeburg County, execution file number 230, sentence was commuted to life in the penitentiary October 22, 1940, next of kin his son William Edwards, crime Murder, marital status married.

Elmore, Larry (col’d) age 42, birthplace Laurens, execution file number 304, date of execution 08-04-50, next of kin his wife Leona Elmore, crime Murder, marital status married, burial at the penitentiary cemetery.

Frazier, Zonnie Jr. (col’d) age 19, birthplace Lamar, S. C., execution file number 247, date of execution 12-11-42,next of kin his mother Beulah Frazier, crime Murder, marital status single. Burial was at the penitentiary cemetery.

Fuller, Raymond (col’d), age 31, birthplace Spartanburg , execution file number 334, date of execution 07-27-56, next of kin Nettie Sue Fuller his wife, crime Murder, burial place Spartanburg, marital status married.

Gantt, Carroll (black), age 18, birthplace Orangeburg, execution file number 305, date of execution 11-16-51, next of kin his mother Cora Lee Gantt, crime Murder, marital status married..

Gates, George (black), age 21, birthplace Hartsville, S. C., execution file number 213, date of execution 12-09-38, next of kin his Mother Jesse Gates, crime Rape, marital status married.

Gatlin, L. C. (col’d), age 20, birthplace Jackson, Mississippi, execution file number 271, date of execution 07-19-46, next of kin Macie Gatlin, crime Rape, burial in Mississippi, marital status single.

Gaymon, Richard aka Willie Johnson, (col’d), age 22, birthplace Clarendon County, execution file number 245, date of execution 08-07-42, next of kin his Mother Lula Gaymon, crime Assault With Intent To Ravish, marital status single.

Gidron,Willie (col’d), age 19, birthplace Calhoun County, execution file number 287, next of kin his mother Henrietta Footman, crime Murder, marital status single.

Gidron, Willie (col’d), age 19, birthplace Calhoun County, execution file number 294, date of execution 01-09-48, next of kin his mother Henrietta Footman, and delivered to theJackson Funeral Home of St Matthews to be taken to the St John’s Baptist Church near Cameron, S. C. for burial, crime Murder. See # 287

Glenn, Otis (col’d) age 23 birthplace Orangeburg, execution file number 316, execution date 03-12-54, next of kin Corine Glenn his mother, crime Murder, marital status married.

Goodman, L. G. (black), age 24, birthplace Florence, execution file number 211, date of execution 07-29-38, next of kin his aunt Sadie (Goldie) Johnson, crime Murder, marital status married.

Grant, Alchrist (col’d), age 29 birthplace Berkley Co., execution file number 243, date of execution 09-11-42, next of kin his brother Charles Grant, crime Assault With Intent To Kill, marital status single.

Grant, Bert Junior (col’d) age 18, birthplace Darlington, execution file number 288, date of execution 07-25-47, next of kin his mother Cossie Long Grant, crime Rape, marital status single.

Haggins, Talmage (col’d) age 25, birthplace Fairfield, execution file number 282, date of execution 04-18-47, next of kin his mother Alma Haggins, crime Murder, marital status married. His right arm was amputated 4 inches below the elbow. His body was to be carried to Baltimore, Maryland and buried at Mt. Calvary, in Annapolis County, Md.

Hamilton, Bruce (col’d), age 21, birthplace Toccoa, Georgia, execution file number 261, date of execution 06-16-44,next of kin Susie Spermon, his Aunt, crime Assault With Intent, burial Greenville, marital status married.

Harris, L. D. (col’d) age 24, birthplace Johnstone, S. C. execution file number 280, crime Murder. Released by Supreme Court Order on September 20, 1949.

Harvey, Smith (col’d) age 40, birthplace Beaufort, execution file number 306, date of execution 01-25-52, next of kin his mother Mrs. Rebecca Harvey, crime Murder, marital status married. He had a small scar on the outer eye: cut scars left eyebrow, a scar on the left cheekbone. Burial was at the Inlet Cemetery in Beaufort.

Hayden, Willie (col’d), age 35, birthplace Lancaster, execution file number 322, date of execution 08-27-54, next of kin Maggie Hayden his mother, crime Murder, burial in Lancaster, marital status married.

Heyward,Ben (col’d) age 44, birthplace Seabrook, S. C., execution file number 239, date of execution 08-15-41, next of kin his wife Alberta Heyward, crime Murder, marital status married, burial was at the penitentiary cemetery.

Heyward,(Stringbeans) Daniel L.(col’d) age 29, birthplace Branchville, execution file number 237, date of execution 07-11-41, next of kin his mother Maybelle Daniels, crime Assault With Intent To Ravish, marital status married. Burial was at the Penitentiary Cemetery.

Hood, Will (col’d) age 29, birthplace Blackstock, S. C. execution file number 236, date of execution 04-11-41, next of kin his mother Nancy Johnson, grandmother Liza Jenkins, his wife Jesse Mae Hood, crime Murder, marital status single, burial near Woodward, S. C.

Howard,Ernest (col’d) age 25, birthplace Cheraw, execution file number 293, date of execution 01-02-48, next of kin his father Charlie Howard, crime Assault With to Ravish, marital status single. The body was delivered January 3, 1948 at the Penitentiary to Mr. A. L. Cochcroft as agent of the Anatomical Board of South Carolina on order of said Board the provisions of section 3443 to 3448 of the Civil Code of 1942; the said body to be taken to the S. C. Medical College to be used for scientific purposes.

Jackson, Lonnie (col’d) age 33, birthplace Hardeyville, S. C., execution file number 251, date of execution ?...released on $100.00 bond 12-01-43, next of kin his brother William Jackson, crime Assault With Intent To Kill, marital status married. Unsure whether he was executed or not?

Jamison, Matthew Jr. (col’d) age 17, birthplace Lexington, execution file number 298, date of execution 12-03-48, next of kin his mother Lillie Mae Scott, crime Rape, marital status single.

Johnson, Robert "Bozo" (col’d), age 29, birthplace Orangeburg, execution file number 339, date of execution 05-13-60, next of kin his wife Ollie Mae Johnson, crime Assault With Intent, burial at the Penitentiary Cemetery, marital status married.

Jones, Freddie (col’d), age 19, birthplace Salsbury, N. C. , execution file number 270, date of execution 04-25-47, next of kin Parline Jones his wife, crime Murder, marital status married.

Jones, Freddie (col’d) age 19 birthplace Salsbury, N. C., execution file number 283, date of execution 04-25-47, crime Murder, marital status married.

JonesJr. Hamp (col’d) age 30, birthplace Marlboro, execution file number 333, date of execution was scheduled for April 13, 1956, but Hamp committed suicide in the death house the afternoon of April 12, 1956, by hanging himself from the bars of his cell with a strip of bed ticking from the mattress. He was pronounced dead by Coroner Cecil Wiles shortly after 5:00 p.m., next of kin Easter Jones his mother, crime Murder, marital status married.

Jones, Hurley (col’d) age 22, birthplace Greenville, execution file number 262, date of execution 11-03-44, next of kin his father Sam Jones, crime Rape, marital status single, burial was in Greenville at the Lawndes Hill Cemetery.

Jones, Jesse (col’d) age 19, birthplace Spartanburg, execution file number 252, date of execution 04-02-43, next of kin his foster mother Dollie Jones, ?(wife Parline Jones),crime Murder, marital status married, burial at Calvary Church cemetery in Whitestone, S. C..

Jordan, Robert (col’d) age 21 birthplace Florence, execution file number 279, date of execution 02-14-47, next of kin his wife Anna Belle Jordan and foster father Smiley Jordan, crime Murder, marital status married.

Judge, Junius A. (col’d) age 25, birthplace Mt. Holley, S. C., execution file number 272, date of execution 12-20-46, next of kin his mother Vida Judge, his wife Dorothy Judge, crime Murder, burial at Mt Holly, S. C., marital status married.

Judge, Matthew (col’d) age, 16 birthplace Berkeley Co., execution file number 264, see #278, next of kin Laura Warner his Grandmother, crime Assault With Intent, marital status single.

Judge, Matthew (col’d) age 18 birthplace Berkeley Co., execution file number 278, sentence commuted to Life in pen, nearest relative his step mother Laura Warner, crime Assault With Intent, marital status single.

Kearse, James (black) age 21, birthplace Denmark, S. C., execution file number 212, sentence commuted to life in the penitentiary September 14, 1938, next of kin Mother Emma Kearse, crime Murder, marital status married.

Ladson, Frank (col’d) age 26, birthplace Dorchester Co., S. C., execution file number 228, date of execution 07-12-40, next of kin his father Elijah Ladson, crime Murder, marital status married. He was buried at the penitentiary cemetery

Lincoln, Willie (col’d) age 25, birthplace Orangeburg, execution file number 300, date of execution 02-04-49, next of kin his wife Thomasena Lincoln, crime Murder, marital status married. Burial was at Jerusalum Cemetery in Orangeburg County.

Little,James (col’d) age 22, birthplace Charleston, execution file number 318, date of execution 08-21-53, next of kin Elnor Myers his step-mother, crime Murder, marital status single.

Livingstone, Calause (col’d) age 30, birthplace Orangeburg, execution file number 313, sentence commuted to Life in the penitentiary, next of kin Alice Peterson his mother, crime Murder, marital status married.

Long, Roy (Brooks) (col’d) age 27, birthplace Anderson, execution file number 240, date ofexecution 11-15-41, next of kin her sister Eula Perkins, crime Rape, marital status single. At the request of his sister, Mrs. Eula Perkins, his body was delivered to Greenville to be buried at Mt Pisgah. True name was Roy Brooks.

Lowry, Will (col’d) age 18, birthplace York, S. C., execution file number 227, date of execution 06-14-40, next of kin Alice Lowry his Aunt, crime Rape, marital status single, burial at York, S. C..

McKinney, Sylvester (col’d) age 21, birthplace Switzer, S. C. ,execution file number 254, date of execution 07-16-43, crime Murder. See #256

McKinney, Sylvester (col’d) age 21, birthplace Switzer, S. C., execution file number 256, date of execution 07-16-43, next of kin Henrietta McKinney mother, crime Murder.

Miller, Roosevelt (col’d) age 21, birthplace Spartanburg, S. C. ,execution file number 284, date of execution 12-12-47, next of kin his Mother Hattie Miller, crime Rape.

Miller, Roosevelt (col’d) age 21, birthplace Spartanburg, execution file number 292, date of execution 12-12-47, next of kin his father Willie Griffin, crime Rape, marital status single.

Osborne, Sammie (col’d) age 17, birthplace Barnwell, execution file number 253, date of execution 11-19-43, next of kin his father Nicklous Osborne, crime Murder, marital status single, Nick declined to take body of is son for burial, the grandmother & a sister requested the body be delivered to Green at Blackville for burial.

Outen, Walter James (col’d) age 29 birthplace Richland County, South Carolina, execution file number 343, date of execution 07-14-61, next of kin his mother Lillie Outen, crime Rape, marital status separated, burial was in Richland, County, South Carolina.

Parley, Timothy (col’d) age 37, birthplace Florence, execution file number 269, sentence commuted to life in the penitentiary August 16 1946, next of kin Jennette Wells, friend, crime Rape, marital status single.

Payne Jr., Clarence(col’d) age 23, birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, execution file number 321, date of execution, died in the prison hospital May 22, 1954, next of kin Annie Mae Baker his Aunt, crime Murder, marital status single.

Pinckney, Cyrus (col’d) age 30, birthplace Berkley, execution file number 244, date of execution 07-10-42, next of kin his mother Charity Pinckney, crime Assault With Intent to Ravish, marital status single. He was buried in the penitentiary cemetery, on July 11, the superintendent was notified that the mother was to take the body for burial. The body was disinterred and delivered to Edward W. E. Alston, of the Carolina Funeral Home in Charleston, S. C.

Pooler, William (col’d) age 19, birthplace Darlington, execution file number 289, date of execution 08-01-47, next of kin his mother Della Pooler, crime Rape, marital status single. Burial was at the penitentiary cemetery.

Preylow, E. T.(col’d) age 31, birthplace Newberry County, execution file number 303, date of execution 06-30-50, next of kin his mother Agnes Preylow, crime Murder, marital status married, burial was at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery, in Saluda County.

Priester, J. P. (col’d) age 24, birthplace Allendale Co., S. C., execution file number 310, date of execution 04-18-52, next of kin his mother Georgia Ann Priester, crime Murder, marital status married.

Priester, John H. (col’d) age 20, birthplace Allendale Co., S. C., execution file number 309, date of execution 04-18-52, next of kin his mother Georgia Ann Priester, crime Murder, marital status single.

Pringle, Leonard (col’d) age 25, birthplace New York, New York, execution file number 290, date of execution 08-15-47, next of kin his mother Julia Bryce, crime Murder, marital status married, at the request of his wife Gloria Jean Pringle, burial was at Silver Mount Cemetery, Long Island, New York.

Pringle, Wash (col’d) age 32, birthplace Sumter, execution file number 268, date of execution 01-25-46, next of kin Camy Pringle his wife, crime Rape, marital status Married, burial at the Beulah Church Cemetery in Sumter.

Robinson, Charlie (col’d) age 29, birthplace Calhoun, South Carolina, execution file number 340, date of execution 05-26-61, next of kin Sarah Robinson his mother, crime Rape, marital status widower.

Sanders, Vernon Ned (col’d) age 19, birthplace Fairfield, execution file number 327, sentence commuted to life in the penitentiary, next of kin Dave Sanders his Grandfather, crime Murder, marital status single.

Scott, Lewis (col’d) age 28, birthplace Williamsburg, execution file number 273, date of execution 12-20-46, next of kin was his mother Caroline Scott, his wife Rosa Lee Scott, crime Murder, marital status married.

Short, Peter Nathaniel (col’d) age 31, birthplace Charleston, execution file number 317, date of execution 08-21-53, next of kin Jeff Short his father, crime Murder, marital status married.

Sims, J. C. (col’d) age 36, birthplace Denver, Col., execution file number 286, date of execution 07-11-47, next of kin his wife Nina Sims, crime Murder, marital status married, burial at the penitentiary cemetery

Sims, Johnnie (col’d) age 17, birthplace Sadalia, S. C. execution file number 255, date of execution 07-16-43, next of kin Nervia Kelly his mother, crime Murder, marital status single.

Sims, Johnnie (col’d) age 17, birthplace Spartanburg, execution file number 257, date of execution 07-16-43, next of kin Nervia Ray his mother, crime Murder, marital status single, burial in Switzer, S. C..

Singletary, Roy (col’d) age 21, birthplace Florence, execution file number 277, sentence was commuted to life in the penitentiary January 16, 1947, next of kin his mother Beulah Singletary, crime Murder, marital status married.

Smith, Charlie T. (col’d) age 66, birthplace Raleigh, N. C., execution file number 274, date of execution 11-29-46, next of kin his wife Lucy Smith, crime Murder, marital status married, burial at St Stephens, S. C.

Smith, James Eugene (col’d) age 34, birthplace Abbeville, execution file number, date of execution 07-05-57, next of kin his Mother Hattie Smith, crime Murder, marital status married

Smith, James Eugene (col’d) age 34, birthplace Abbeville, execution file number 329, date of execution 07-05-57, next of kin Pattie Smith his mother, crime Murder, marital status married.

Stinette, Rose Marie (col’d) age 49, birthplace Williamsburg Co., execution file number 276, date of execution 01-17-47, next of kin her daughter Katie Grant, crime Murder, marital status widow, burial at the penitentiary cemetery.

Stinney, George Jr. (col’d) age 14, birthplace Sumter, execution file number 260, date of execution 06-12-44, next of kin George Stinney Sr. his father, crime Murder, burial Sumter, marital status single.

Thomas, George (col’d) age 30, birthplace Pawley’s Island, S. C., execution file number 241, date of execution 02-20-42, next of kin his mother Mrs. Neely Watson, crime Rape, marital status married.

Timmons, Frank (col’d) age 19, birthplace Florence Co., execution file number 259, date of execution 05-12-44, next of kin Mae Bell Timmons his mother, crime Assault With Intent, marital status married, burial at Union Cemetery in Florence, S. C.

Tolbert Jr., Willie (col’d) age 22, birthplace Greenwood, execution file number 301, date of execution 10-28-49, next of kin his mother Sarah Tolbert, crime Rape, marital status married, burial was at Greenwood County.

Troy, Lee Grant (col’d) age 22, birthplace Clarington, North Carolina, execution file number 299, date of execution 12-31-48, next of kin his mother Carry Troy, crime Rape, marital status single, burial was at Clarington, N. C. for burial in the Todd Cemetery.

Waitus, Arthur (col’d) age 38, birthplace Georgetown execution file number 325, date of execution 04-15-55, next of kin Alice Waitus, crime Murder, marital status single.

Willis, Ernest (col’d) age 26, birthplace Sumter Co, S. C. , execution file number 291, date of execution 08-15-47, next of kin his mother Edna Willis, crime Murder, marital status married, burial was in Sumter in the Harvin Cemetery, Sumter County.

Wilson, Charlie (col’d) age 18, birthplace Lee, execution file number 323, sentence commuted to life in the penitentiary, next of kin Laura Wilson his mother, crime Murder, marital status single.

Wilson, Frank (col’d) age 16 birthplace Bishopville, S. C., execution file number 324, sentence commuted to life in the penitentiary, next of kin Laura Wilson his mother, crime Murder.

Woodward, Josiah (col’d) age 21, birthplace Hankinson, S. C., execution file number 231, date of execution 01-31-41, next of kin his mother Frances Woodward, crime Assault With Intent to Ravish, marital status single, burial at the penitentiary cemetery

Wright, Samuel (col’d) age 20, birthplace Orangeburg, execution file number 326, date of execution 01-13-56, next of kin his father Sam Wright, crime Murder, buried at the penitentiary cemetery, marital status single. A letter was sent to his father Mr. Sam Wright as to the disposition of the body and the letter went unanswered.

 

Misc. Inmates

Aaron - Bright

Brockinton - Cuthbert

Daniels - Guyler

Hagood - Lynch

Mack - Purvis

Raiford - Turner

Vanderhurst - Young

 

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The information contained within, is by no means complete. These are just misc. records of some of the inmates at the South Carolina Penitentiary.



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