John Roy Lynch

John Roy Lynch (Adams County)

State House: 1870-1874

Birth: September 10, 1847 in Vidalia, LA
Death: November 2, 1939 in Chicago, IL

Born into slavery in Louisiana, the son of Irish planter Patrick Lynch, Lynch was a lawyer, photographer, plantation owner, and writer. His book, The Facts of Reconstruction (1913), is available for free on Project Gutenburg. His older brother, William H. Lynch, also served in the state house and was active in local business and politics.

Links:
Wikipedia entry on John R. Lynch
Memorial on Find A Grave

Vicksburg Daily Times, January 10, 1872
Natchez Democrat, August 24, 1872
New National Era, February 27, 1873
New National Era, May 1, 1873
Clarion-Ledger, March 4, 1875
Richmond Planet, November 23, 1895
Clarion-Ledger, December 24, 1896
Clarion-Ledger, November 23, 1986
Clarion-Ledger, May 3, 2006