Crimes of the Ku Klux Clan

The Caswell County Historical Association blog recently posted information from microfilm records documenting crimes from the Ku Klux Clan.  It is so disheartening to read, but these are real people and have implications for all of us working to learn more about our ancestors. 

There are a few items pertaining to Lenoir County. 

  • D. E. Babeoth The jail of Lenoir County broken open, and five men taken out, their throats cut, and their bodies thrown in Neuse river.
  • A man named Grant shot and killed in Lenoir County, by order of a camp, because he threatened to divulge the secrets of the Kuklux.
  • A man shot from the back of a horse in Lenoir County and killed.

The rest of the post is here.


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