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   * Jordan Finney was attacked and driven off his Boone County property, his furniture and house destroyed; his two daughters were also forced out of the county and told never to return, because they were married to Union soldiers.   * Jordan Finney was attacked and driven off his Boone County property, his furniture and house destroyed; his two daughters were also forced out of the county and told never to return, because they were married to Union soldiers.
    
-  * William and Eliza Sleet and James and Mary Alexander were "​beaten in a most cruel and inhuman manner,"​ their property destroyed and their lives threatened if they tried to return back home. The Sleet family lived in Verona in 1870, and James and Mary Alexander lived in Mason County in 1870. +  * William and Eliza [[Sleet_AA|Sleet]] and James and Mary Alexander were "​beaten in a most cruel and inhuman manner,"​ their property destroyed and their lives threatened if they tried to return back home. The Sleet family lived in Verona in 1870, and James and Mary Alexander lived in Mason County in 1870. 
  
   * Carter Utz was badly hurt in the same attack as the Sleet and Alexander families. According to the report, his body was "cut with gashes six inches in length, which were filled with salt." ​ Carter Utz and family were living in Burlington in 1870.  Utz, William Sleet and James Alexander were all veterans of the Union Army.    * Carter Utz was badly hurt in the same attack as the Sleet and Alexander families. According to the report, his body was "cut with gashes six inches in length, which were filled with salt." ​ Carter Utz and family were living in Burlington in 1870.  Utz, William Sleet and James Alexander were all veterans of the Union Army. 
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   * May 4, 1884: //The Daily Commonwealth//​ reported that Charles Dickerson, confessed thief, was forcibly taken from the [[burlington|Burlington]] Jail and hung from a maple tree one mile east of Burlington. According to the 1880 Census, 12 year old Dickerson was living in Grant County with a young African American family named Lewis. If the Census is accurate, Dickerson was 16 years old at the time of the lynching.   * May 4, 1884: //The Daily Commonwealth//​ reported that Charles Dickerson, confessed thief, was forcibly taken from the [[burlington|Burlington]] Jail and hung from a maple tree one mile east of Burlington. According to the 1880 Census, 12 year old Dickerson was living in Grant County with a young African American family named Lewis. If the Census is accurate, Dickerson was 16 years old at the time of the lynching.
  
-  * September 11, 1855: William Scales, 29, was forcibly taken from the Burlington jail at three AM by an angry, drunken mob. Scales had been charged with the rape of the young daughter of Gen. N. Lunsford, and had plead not  guilty and was awaiting trial.  ​The mob hung Scales from a tree halfway between Burlington and Florence. ​+  * September 11, 1855: William Scales, 29, was forcibly taken from the Burlington jail at three AM by an angry, drunken mob. Scales had been charged with the rape of the young daughter of Mr. Lunsford; he had plead not  guilty ​ and was awaiting trial. ​ Scales's bullet-riddled body was found hanging ​from a tree "​about ​halfway between Burlington and Florence," according to news reports. 
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 +=====More Information=====  
 +  * //​[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​24845/​0|African American Ancestry: Boone County, Kentucky]]//​ 
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 +=====Related Topics===== 
 +  * [[African-Americans|African Americans in Boone County]] 
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 +====Related Websites==== 
 +  * [[https://​museumandmemorial.eji.org/​memorial|The National Memorial for Peace and Justice]] 
 +  * [[http://​www.freedmensbureau.com/​|Freedmen'​s Bureau]] 
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