Category: The History of Bad Men

The Gouge Tragedy

Harmon Gouge was a businessman in Carter County, Tennessee. A simple business argument with his…

Rage

William Bales visited his brother-in-law in Johnson City, Tennessee, on October 5, 1908. He carried…

The Consequences of Irreverent Laughter

Scott County's only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later…

M. B. “Doc” Taylor (1836-1893)

For some reason, many papers of the era list him as "C. H. 'Doc' Taylor."…

Jim Wright (?-Sep. 8, 1902)

"Bad" Jim Wright¬†(?-Sep. 8, 1902) was an outlaw from Hancock County, Tennessee, serving a life…

International Espionage in Kingsport

We watch the dramatic portrayals of international espionage routinely in movies and on television. James…

Charles Mead (?-1909)

Charles Mead (?-1909) Mead was a mountain desperado who robbed and murdered J. Parker, of…