Blunt Instrument

Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
rock
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths aforesaid do say that the aforesaid Murian Walker in manner and form aforesaid Nelson Barksdale then and there feloniously did kill agains the peace and dignity of the same state aforesaid.

Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
claw hammer
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said Edna C Black was killed and homicideed . . . with a claw hammer in the hands of some person or persons to this jury not [?] known

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
hoe
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said Slave Henry was killed by Jr.[?] a slave of the said Wm M. Hawkins . . . with a hoe held by the said slave Jr.[?] [?] in self defense

Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Inquest Finding: 

death was caused from concussion of the brain caused from some blow or lick.

Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
shovel
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say that the deceased Julia Long came to her death by natural causes.

Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
metallic instrument
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said S. A. Geer was killed by blows over the head producing five separate fractures of the skull, near the residence of David Geer. . .by some metalic instrument in the hands of some person or persons unknown.

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
rail
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said deceased came to his death?from wounds inflicted on the 6th day of said month with the end of a rail in the hands of Robert C. Nevitt that Robert C. Nevitt the said slave [unkown word] misfortune and in self defense & contrary to his will in manner & form aforesaid did kill & slay

Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
chair
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths, that in their opinion are that the death of Sd Parker was brought about and occationed [sic] by Edward Sherman who struck Sd Parker with a chair on the left side of the head?.and further that Robert Sherman struck Sd deceased in the forehead with a little wheel...but on the whole we are of the opinion that the wound in the forehead was not of itself alone mortal.

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
stick
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that they believe the said Peter came to his death by blows he received on his head either with a stick or by Stomping in a combat which accured between him and Mr.[?] Caleb Watkins (the overseer)

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
cow skin
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say, that the said negro Randal came to his death by wounds and bruises inflicted on him on yesterday the eighth instant ... with a cow skin by Alfred L. Hughes and Sebourn Randolph ... the said Alfred L. Hughes and Sebourn Randolph, the said negro, Randal, by misfortune and contrary to their will ... did kill and slay

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