Willis, Wick (or Wyck)

There is no extent information about the birth, education, labor, or residence of Wick Willis.  Information about the lynching Willis is derived from newspaper articles about the killing. Newspaper accounts from 1892 used racially biased language to describe Willis, presupposing his guilt when there was no evidence presented that an attack occurred. In late May […]

Bushrod, Raymond

While not much is known about Raymond Bushrod’s early years, it is worth noting that Bushrod spent significant amounts of time in Indiana, not Kentucky. According to the 1880 census, Raymond Bushrod’s parents were Horace and Nina Bushrod.  Raymond had three siblings,  Susan and Horace Jr who were older, and Charles who was younger. Horace […]