On Jan. 19, 1735, less than two years after Gen. Oglethorpe first set his feet on the soil of Georgia, the colony's first known execution occurred. The condemned was a woman, Alice Ryley, an indentured servant, hanged in Savannah for the murder of her master. Another indentured servant involved in the murder, a man, was hanged the next day.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "Sentenced to Death" (1994). Popular Media. 134.