Executed for Robbery

Newspaper articles help the genealogist

Daniel Bonnell was executed for robbery on October 18, 1784. He was listed as a son of Anthony, Sr. in McCalls Roster of the Revolution, p. 732. Also, Revolutionary War Records of Georgia by Candler, Vol. III: "The State vs. Daniel Bonnell, the younger. Oct. 12, 1784. A report of the Summary of the Trial. Verdict and Sentence in this case being made and the same duly considered by Council, unanimously advise that the executive authority due interpose, but on the contrary leave the law to its course, which is accordingly resolved and determined upon by the board." The Georgia Gazette dtd 10/21/1784 carried the news that Daniel Bonnell was executed for robbery on Oct. 18,1784. Previous to that, however, Daniel Bonnell held public office, having been appointed magistrate for St. Matthews Parish in 1776, Effingham County.

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