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Buckley Report: Hanging of John Jack Mays

Posted on: 10:27 pm, April 1, 2013, by

Ralph Shaw does his research in a room full of pictures of his ancestors, but none are like the story of John Jack Mays.

Mays was the last man legally hanged in Surry County, in November of 1898.

Bob Buckley reports on Shaw’s mission to make the best of Mays’ sad tale.

 

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