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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 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.+  * September 11, 1885: 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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