Perry Anthony

On January 24, 1824, Perry (or Perez) Anthony killed Theodore Stodder at sea in the Bay of Honduras.

At trial in federal court in Boston, Anthony was convicted of murder on the high seas on June 3, 1824.

Charleston Daily Courier, June 9, 1824

Perry Anthony, who was Black, was sentenced to death on November 2, 1824, and hanged in Boston on December 21, 1824.

Sentinel and Democrat (Burlington, VT), December 31, 1824

Author: Bill Lofquist

I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa. This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed. Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.

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