Nashville Republican Banner, Tue__Jul_21__1868_
1.July 1868 William Gustine of Franklin, lynched by the KKK, in retaliation for accusations that he raped a white woman ____Ezell. The newspaper said: “His execution took place on Friday night at midnight, and it was supposed to have been done by the Kuklux, or at least by persons in disguise and unknown to our informants. . . . the summary execution of the black fiend . . .”
July 1868 Jeremiah Ezell was killed in retaliation for the killing for William Gustine.