Unknown

Unknown Inquests

Displaying 1 - 50 of 196
Name Deceased Description Date Inquest Location Death Methodsort ascending Inquest Finding
Griffin Mays November 20, 1897 at W. H. Pordew, Edgefield County, SC pistol

upon their oaths, do Say: That Griffin Mays came to his death by a pistol Shot in the hand of John Mays

Caroline A. Kinnan January 13, 1872 at L. C. Neals[?], Anderson County, SC arsenic

do say that said Caroline A. Kinnon . . .came to her death by the act of God

Venus slave March 20, 1842 on the side of the public road leading from the Charleston Road to McCallum's fairy, Kershaw County, SC

upon their oaths do say that the said negro woman died from causes unknown to the jury but from appearances and from the situation of the body the jury are of opinion that she died elswhere and that the body was placed where found by some person or persons unknown

Mary Brooks near Bells[?] Bridge, Fairfield County, SC

upon their oaths do say: That Mary Brooks in manner and form aforsaid came to her death by some unknown cause to us[.]

Hannah Eves colored July 23, 1872 at D.J. Turt[?]'s, Spartanburg County, SC

upon their oaths do say that she came to her death from cause unknown to the jury

Edward Johnston December 26, 1892 at William Bushes, Edgefield County, SC

upon their oaths do say aforesaid do say that the aforesaid Edward Johnston. . .came to his death by a cause unknown

slave slave November 1, 1864 at the depot in Camden, Kershaw County, SC

upon their oaths do say that he died from causes unknown to the jury

Elliott Allan Walker August 9, 1867 at the home of J.P. May, Laurens County, SC
Jake slave November 10, 1855 at William Brownings old field, Union County, SC

upon their oaths do say that . . .it appears that Jake was on Saturday the 3rd Instant laboring under slight mental derangement, that he left home without his permission or Knowledge, and that he had been complaining for about one month before he left home, and was under the medical care of Doct Jesse Lamb, ... the deceased Jake was laboring under an attack of Typhoyd Fever, and had been for several weeks and that he was laboring under a fit of mental derangement when he left home, and that he must have died at [?] in a day or less after leaving home

John slave November 20, 1829 on the Bank of the Wateree River at the plantation of Col. James Shesnut, Kershaw County, SC

do say that from every information they can obtain the said black or coloured man to have been the slave of a Mr. Chappell of Charleston who was a boat hand in the employ of Mr. Thomas J. Kerr by the name of John and that he came to his death by drowning from cause to them unknown.

James Banfield February 27, 1939 near Patrick, S. C., Chesterfield County, SC

upon their oaths do say that James Banfield received in Chesterfield County a mortal wound by Shot Gun Wounds in the hands of own hands by accidental means

John Covington October 26, 1849 at the house of John Covington, Spartanburg County, SC

upon their oaths do say that the deceased came to his death by the hands of God with an Apoplectic fit

Unknown February 25, 1832 at the house of Littleton Kelly, Fairfield County, SC
Joshua negro man slave June 26, 1860 at Harmon Gallman, Edgefield County, SC

upon there oaths do say that. . .Joshua a negro man slave of Harmons Gallmans came to his death very sudenly by some internal disease unknwon

John Goff April 4, 1843 at the house of Holly Goff, Kershaw County, SC

upon their oaths do saythat the deceased John Goff came to his death by natural causes

Martha G. Herring October 27, 1857 at the House of Chauncy Willard, Horry County, SC

upon their Oaths do say that the said Martha G Herring came to her death from natural causes

Viney Miller November 23, 1874 at the house of Daniel Swinney, Spartanburg County, SC

upon their oath do say that in their opinion she came to her death from causes unknown

infant March 30, 1874 at Silas Kay's, Anderson County, SC

do say that the said child came to its death by injurys [sic]?by violence or otherwise unknown to us.

Joel Etheridge November 29, 1893 at Joel Etheridge Residence, Edgefield County, SC

upon their oaths do say, that the said Joel Etheridge came to his death from gun shot wounds, from the evidence before us with in his own hands

Richard Williams November 23, 1880 Kershaw County, SC
Binto July 29, 1872 at William Byrd's, Laurens County, SC

do say upon their oaths that the aforesaid negro fellow Binto in manner and form aforesaid the afsd. Binto then and there did come to his Death by the Act of God upon the best evidence that could be adduced upon the occasions.

James infant October 31, 1855 on Col Tho. Dawkins[?] Plantation in his field, Union County, SC

upon their oaths do say that they believe the Sd Infant came to his fall[?] & Came to its death by some means to the Jury unknown

Esther slave October 24, 1834 at Camden, Kershaw County, SC

upon inquiry find the decased came to her death by the visitation of God

Benjamin Frank April 13, 1943 at Pageland, Chesterfield County, SC

upon their oaths do say that Benjamin Frank Laney received in Chesterfield County a mortal wound by 32 pistol in the hands of Gus Gruggs

Unknown February 25, 1832 at the house of Littleton Kelly, Fairfield County, SC
Hurnon[?] April 4, 1862 at Doct H R Cooks Plantation on Savanah River, Edgefield County, SC

upon there oaths do say that the said person came to his death by misfortune or accident unknown

Ned slave April 22, 1843 at Chesnut's Ferry, Kershaw County, SC

upon their oaths do say that the said negro slave Ned the property of the estate of John Chesnut came to his death by drowning about six weeks ago

Ebby September 7, 1867 at Cooperville, Horry County, SC

upon their oaths they say that on the Sixth of Sept 1867 that the deceased came to his death by drown or accident or misfortune

Thomas P. Benson October 10, 1880 Spartanburg County, SC
Mary Magdalene Saxton December 6, 1876 at the house of Enoch Saxton, Anderson County, SC
Wade Medlock July 12, 1894 at Benjamin Boatwrights Plantation, Edgefield County, SC

upon their oaths, do say: that we the jurors, find that Wade Medlock, aforesaid, came to his death from the effects of Typhoid fevor

Jim Cantey July 20, 1900 Kershaw County, SC
Mell Barksdale March 17, 1873 near Eden, Laurens County, SC

upon their oaths do say that the said Mell Barksdale came to his death by means unknown to them as all the body was not found

Nelson slave March 4, 1846 at a plantation of Col Wm H Gist, Union County, SC

upon their oaths do say that they believe he the said Nelson came to his death by first drinking too much whiskey and being out on Sunday night or that his being out from whatever cause produced his death

negro negro March 16, 1834 at the big Raft, the body lodged in the river Wateree, Kershaw County, SC

do say that the said negro came to his death by drowning[?] from [?] mischance unknown. The body was clothed with two pair of pantaloons -- outside wool & cotton with one leather[?] coarse cotton shirt, patched round coat filled with white wool

Unknown July 27, 1864 in and Old garden where Mrs Hariett[?] lived, Fairfield County, SC

The Jury after making an investigation, with out any Evidence come to the conclusion that the said death of said infant was from causes unknown to the Jurors

Moses free person of color December 8, 1850 at the house of Robert McCurley[?], Spartanburg County, SC

upon their oaths do say that the said Moses came to his death by no means of violence byt being old and infirm frozed [sic] to death

Unknown Infant Unknown Infant June 5, 1893 at C. B. Collins, Chesterfield County, SC

upon there oaths do say that the Infant came to its deth By means unto the Jurors and that it was deposited where it was found By Sum person.

Pete slave October 31, 1864 at Liberty hill, Edgefield County, SC

upon there oaths do say that the said Pete was killed and murdered by some person or persons (or by some means) to the Jurors unknown

Mary Williams September 23, 1843 at the residence of Mary Williams, Kershaw County, SC
John Wise January 1, 1885 at C H J D Byrd Mill, Laurens County, SC

upon their oaths do say that the said John Wise came to his death by cause or means to this Jury unknown.

Jacob Scott January 21, 1882 Spartanburg County, SC

upon their oaths do say that said Jacob Scott ... came to his death from hemorrhage of the lungs

Mary Waters March 20, 1883 at or near the residence of Thomas J. Reynolds, Anderson County, SC

do say that the said Mary Waters came to her death from causes unknown to the jury at the house of Wm Waters

Infant Infant December 18, 1894 at the Rinheart Grave yard, Edgefield County, SC

upon their oaths do say, that the said Infant came to his death by carelessness and mismanagement by some one unknown

Alford Pendleton December 14, 1911 Kershaw County, SC
William Knighton June 23, 1873 Laurens County, SC
Peter Male Slave December 22, 1851 at John Gibbes, Union County, SC

upon there oaths do say that the said Peter came to his Death from causes unknown to us

infant September 23, 1837 at Camden, Kershaw County, SC

do say upon oath individually. . .that the body under examination is a male child supposed to be still born and premature but the evidence adduced places it beyon our power to discover either the mother or parties concerned

Unknown February 14, 1874 at Thos Watt's, Fairfield County, SC

upon their oaths do say that it came to its death from some caus unknown to the jury

Mary George November 1, 1857 at the late residence of Mary George, Spartanburg County, SC

upon their oaths do say that the dec'd came to her death through the dispensation of Providence

Get in touch

  • Department of History
    220 LeConte Hall, Baldwin Street
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1602
  • 706-542-2053
  • admin@ehistory.org

eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry

Learn More about eHistory

Supporters

+ American Council of Learned Societies
+ DigiLab, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Georgia