|Posted By:||Caleb Teffeteller|
|Subject:||Lee Carson "aka" Charlie Armstrong, 1889 Cleveland Co. NC|
|Post Date:||June 20, 2013 at 18:25:52|
|Forum:||African American Forum|
Swain County Herald (Swain Co. NC) Thursday, May 23, 1889:
"Lee Carson, alias Charlie Armstrong, colored, was hanged at Shelby [Cleveland Co. NC] in the presence of 5,000 people on Monday. Armstrong was convicted and sentenced to be hung for burglary committed at the house of Mrs. Angeline Dean by his own testimony."