John C. Colt

Birthday
1, 1810
Birthplace
Connecticut
DEATH DATE
Nov 18, 1842 (32)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
1, 1810
Birthplace
Connecticut
DEATH DATE
Nov 18, 1842 (32)

About

American clerk who was convicted of the 1842 murder of printer Samuel Adams and whose trial became the center of a New York media firestorm.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps but forged a letter to get himself discharged.

Trivia

He was sentenced to hang but committed suicide on the day of his scheduled execution.

Family Life

His brother is famed industrialist and Colt firearm founder Samuel Colt.

Associated With

He was friends with famous sculptor Hiram Powers.