Infanticide

Description: 
infant male child
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Child: 
infant
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the aforesaid unknown male child came to his death from causes to this jury unknown

Description: 
infant
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Child: 
infant
Parent(s): 
Joanner[?] Mayes
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said James Mays came to his death at A. M. Gilreaths . . .cause unknown . . .misfortune or accident

Description: 
infant female child
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
Child: 
infant
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the infanct was killed or homicideed by some person or persons, or (by some means) came to its death to the jurors unknown

Description: 
infant child
Race: 
White
Child: 
infant
Parent(s): 
Elizabeth Campbell
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that . . . said infant cause to its death by misfortune or accident either in the act of being born or short time after its birth

Description: 
infant male child
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Child: 
infant
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said infant male child was killed and homicideed by some person or persons (or by some means) to the jurors unknown

Description: 
black child
Notes: 
infant
Race: 
Black
Child: 
infant
Parent(s): 
Harriot
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths aforesaid do say that the aforesaid Harriot and Amy and Jenny did then and there feloniously cause the death of the said chile contrary to the peace and dignity of the state.

Notes: 
infant
Race: 
White
Child: 
infant
Parent(s): 
Catherine Howard
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
Description: 
white child
Notes: 
infant
Race: 
White
Child: 
infant
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say that it appears that the deceased was willfully killed, by some person or persons unknown

Description: 
Freedwoman
Notes: 
infant
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
Black
Child: 
infant
Parent(s): 
Clary Williams
Slave Status: 
Free
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said infant came to its death by strangulation by the hands of its mother Clary Williams, a freed woman in the town of Anderson . . .immediately after its birth

Notes: 
infant
Race: 
White
Child: 
infant
Parent(s): 
Adelia C. Parker
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say that it came to its death ^at the house of Wm Shanachans[?] in the town of Anderson^ by violence inflicted by its mother Adelia C. Parker

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