Blunt Instrument

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

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: 
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: 
slave
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
Black
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
switch
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the said Negro woman Sylvia came to her death by two strokes which she received with a large switch, one across her arm and the other over her breast and shoulder from the hand of Gabiel Coats on the 14th Instant which seems to have been done without intention to kill or maim ... and what most men would have done in such a case and not otherwise

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

do say upon their oaths that he came to his death by an affray with Joseph Ward & John Ballard at the residence of Joseph Ward on the 27th Inst.

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

after hearing the evidence together with the opinion of Doctors DeLeon and Young are of opinion that the deceased came to his death from a disease of the brain hastened by blows on his head inflicted by some person or persons unknown

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