John Surratt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

John Surratt

Accused of Involvement in Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Date of Birth: 13-Apr-1844

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

Date of Death: 21-Apr-1916

Profession: spy

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About John Surratt

  • John Harrison Surrat Jr.
  • (April 13, 1844 – April 21, 1916) was accused of plotting with John Wilkes Booth to kidnap U.S.
  • President Abraham Lincoln; he was also suspected of involvement in the Abraham Lincoln assassination.
  • His mother, Mary Surratt, was convicted of conspiracy and hanged by the U.S.
  • government; she owned the boarding house that the conspirators used as a safe house and to plot the scheme. He avoided arrest immediately after the assassination by fleeing to Canada and then to Europe.
  • He thus avoided the fate of the other conspirators, who were hanged.
  • He served briefly as a Pontifical Zouave but was recognized and arrested.
  • He escaped to Egypt but was eventually arrested and extradited.
  • By the time of his trial, the statute of limitations had expired on most of the potential charges which meant that he was never convicted of anything.

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