Orson Rodolphus Colgrove

Orson Rodolphus Colgrove

Birth
Truxton, Cortland County, New York, USA
Death 29 May 1869 (aged 42)
Trenton, Jones County, North Carolina, USA
Burial New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section 4 , Plot 664
Memorial ID 67954032 · View Source
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Sheriff Colgrove was shot and killed from ambush by several men hiding behind bushes next to a road near Trenton as he drove by in his carriage. No suspects were ever identified.

It was reported that the suspects were members of the Ku Klux Klan who were ordered to assassinate Sheriff Colgrove because of alleged atrocities he had committed against citizens in Jones and neighboring counties. Others, as well as northern newspapers, reported that the Klan hated Sheriff Colgrove because he was a northerner, a republican, and he had arrested several Klan members for their evil activities.

Sheriff Colgrove had previously served with the United States Army during the Civil War and is buried in New Bern National Cemetery in New Bern, North Carolina. He was survived by his wife, father, brother (a state Senator), and half brother.

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  • Created by: James Myers
  • Added: 5 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67954032
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orson Rodolphus Colgrove (18 Jun 1826–29 May 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67954032, citing New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by James Myers (contributor 46934144) .