Loyalist Trial - Hanging at Ninety Six for Battle of Kettle Creek I am seeking information on one Captain James Lindley who was hanged at Ninety Six, S.C. in late 1779 along with Aquilla hall, Charles Draper, Samuel Clegg and John Anderson.
Over the past 2 years I have been trying to gather data on this event. At the DAR library in DC, I found reference to Sheriff Moore's complaint of non payment of gaol fees. A listing of those fees for incarceration and the actual hanging.
In the Summer Issue of "The South Carolina Herald and Newsletter", there is an article written by Dr. Marvin Cann, Phd. regarding this event. (Pgs 4-7)
Curiously enough, I can find nothing on what became of their bodies. I have seen in various articles a quote from one Zacharias Gibbs (himself a prisoner charged and sentenced to death - but sentence being commuted) "gallows was built within sight of the jail-and graves prepared for the bodies..."Pgs 6/7
Other than the above citation, I have seen nothing written with regard to burial of the bodies. Were they interned there at the Ninety Six jail per Mr. Gibbes' quote? And if so, has any historian or archaeologist attempted to discern where they might be buried? Or were the families allowed to retrieve the bodies. My Lindleys immigrated to Georgia after the war (or during?)