Infanticide

Description: 
Unknown Infant at William L. Powers
Sex: 
Unknown
Race: 
White
Parent(s): 
Nancy Morgan, formerly Nancy Parks
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say - that the said Infant child came to its death by hand of Nancy A. Morgan formerly Nancy A. Powers by choking it with her drawers tied round its neck - the time unknown to the Jury. . .

Description: 
Unknown Infant, supposed to be of Amanda Simpson
Sex: 
Unknown
Race: 
White
Parent(s): 
Amanda Simpson
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon there oaths do Say, That the said infant, came to its death by violence, unknown to us, (and from reports, supposed to be the Child of Amanda Simpson, against the peace and dignity of the same State afforesaid.

Description: 
Infant child of Ellen, enslaved by Robert Workman
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
Black
Parent(s): 
Ellen
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their Oaths do say that the said Infant came to its death by violence by the hand of some person unknown against the peace and dignity of the same State aforesaid and that the negro woman that Doct J.J. Boozer was sent for to see is an Idiot.

Description: 
Unknown Infant
Sex: 
Unknown
Race: 
White
Parent(s): 
Rebecca East
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths aforesaid do say, that the aforesaid Infant came to its death by the hands of Rebecca East, against the peace and dignity of the same state aforesaid.

Description: 
Unknown Infant
Sex: 
Unknown
Race: 
Unknown
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the afforesaid infant child in manner & form afforesaid Edna Young Feloniously did kill, against the peace & dignity of the same state afforesaid. . .

Description: 
Certain Mail Bastard Child
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Parent(s): 
Martha McConathy
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say on these oaths that the said child came to its death either by being smothered or for the want of that attention which was necessary to sustain life and which was Intentionally withheld from it. And that the mother of the child (viz) Martha McConathy was the principle in the crime and that Isabelah McConathy Accessory to it.

Description: 
Infant of Nann Williams
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Unknown
Parent(s): 
Nann Williams
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say. And so the Jurors aforesaid do say that the said infant came to its death by the hands its mother Nann Williams, by strangulation at Nelly Sanders in Laurens County and State aforesaid, on the the morning of the third day of February AD 1889.

Description: 
Infant male child of G.Y. Jennings
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

We the Jury of inquest... find that this child came to his death. . .By the hands of G.Y. Jennings, By some means unknown to us, And aided And abetted by Elihu Bullock Clara Bullock and wife of G.Y. Jennings against the peace and dignity of the state of So Car.

Description: 
Infant Child
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
Parent(s): 
Jean Bryson
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon there oaths aforesaid say that the aforesaid female Child came to its death by a Stroke on the head by the Reputed Mother Jean Bryson. . .

Description: 
Infant child of Susanah Finny
Sex: 
Unknown
Race: 
White
Parent(s): 
Susanah Finny
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths, and so the Jurors aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid, say that the aforesaid infant Child the aforesaid Susannah Finny, then and there feloniously Did kill and murder, against the peace of this State.

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