Hanging

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Age Descriptor: 
boy
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
rope
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the aforesaid boy came to his death by hanging himself with a rope attached to a small white oak sapling

Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
rope
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon the evidence submitted on oath before us that Eli Givings came to his death by his own hand by hanging himself with a rope not worth more that 12 cts.

Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
handkerchief
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon there [sic] oaths do say that she did hang herself voluntarily with a small silk handkerchief suspended from the limb of a post oak on this day about 9 o'clock A.M.

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
hickory bark
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said Negro man slave Bill did with a piece of Hickory bark by his own hand feloniously hang himself by the neck against the peace and dignity of the state

Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
rope
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said Joseph Page did hang himself by the neck with a rope in the blacksmith shop of James Page

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
small rope
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the above named Dick not having the fear of God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation fo the Devil did voluntarily hang himself with a small rope on a limb of a walnut tree

Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
rope
COD Inquest Finding: 

uppon [sic] their oaths do say by violence at her own house. . .by hanging herself with a rope by the neck

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

upon oaths do say that the dec'd came to his death by his own voluntary act by hanging himself by the neck. . .in his cuting [sic] roome [sic] or Lumber house

Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say that the deceased Peggy Walden came to her death by her own act (viz) self murder in hanging herself from a branch of a certain. . .oak tree near the dwelling house against the peace & dignity of the state

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the said Negro slave Jerry ... a prisoner ... under sentense [sic] of death ... within the walls of the said jail, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and instigated by the Devil, with a certain handkerchief or handkerchiefs. . .kill'd, strangled and murdered himself against the peace of this state

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