Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Maledons in:
 • Mountain Home National Cemetery
 • Johnson City
 • Washington County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
George Isaac Maledon
Birth: Jun. 10, 1830
Wormser Stadtkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Jun. 5, 1911
Gibson County
Tennessee, USA

Western Lawman and Executioner. He immigrated from Bavaria to America in 1859, settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas where he served as a policeman and deputy sheriff. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army as a member of 1st Battery Arkansas Light Artillery. After the war he signed on and worked in the Fort Smith prison as a guard. As times changed in the territory, Judge Parker began sentencing more prisoners to the gallows and opened a position for a U.S. Deputy Marshall Executioner. Maledon volunteered to do the job and received $5 a head. Known as the "Prince of Hangmen”, he was a master of his craft with well oiled ropes and in charge of the gallows operation. Between 1871 to 1894 he was given credit for executing 88 men, many were multi-hangings with up to six at once. His record as executioner has not been approached in modern times. He died in the Soldiers' Home in Johnson City, Tennessee shortly before his 88 birthday.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Mary Robertson Maledon (1834 - 1899)*
  Anna Maledon (1871 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain Home National Cemetery
Johnson City
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: E, Row 5, Grave 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8588218
George Isaac Maledon
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
George Isaac Maledon
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
George Isaac Maledon
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Mitch Dingus
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Angel H.
 Added: Aug. 24, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: May. 6, 2016

- Jenn and Jade
 Added: Jan. 9, 2016
There are 44 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.6 after 40 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service