Blunt Instrument

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

do say upon their oaths that the said Thomas Clark came to his death by a blow received with a stick above his left temple struck by the hand of Stephen Carter of which he died in about four hours afterward

Description: 
child
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Age Descriptor: 
about 10 years old
Child: 
child
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
board
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that said Can Abraham came to his death by the visitation of God

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: 
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: 
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.

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 Inquest Finding: 

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

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: 
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

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

upon their oaths do say that the deceased John H. Goodlett came to his death from a wound on the head how caused the Jury are unable to say

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