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Documented by Kayleigh Dayka  There is no extent information about Ernest Dewley’s birth place, birth date, parents, education level, or type of work.  The lynching of Ernest Dewley reveals the role newspapers played in promoting the lynching by casting the victim in a negative light. The Owensboro

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Documented by Kayleigh Dayka Mayes 1880 Census Mayes 1900 Census James Mayes was a black man born to David and Frances Mayes in North, Washington County, Kentucky. This county is located in Central Kentucky, just one county over from Fayette County where Lexington is located. The 1880 census

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Tom Weaver was an African American man born in Kentucky in January 1868. He moved around adjacent counties, and according to the 1900 Census, he resided in Herndon, Christian County as a boarder of the Blair family. He was a farm laborer who gathered tobacco

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