Sharp Instrument

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

do say that the said W. A. McConnell came to his death by cutting his own throat with a small pocket knife on the cars. . . .in a manner and form afore said then and there voluntarily and feloneously himself did kill.

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

do say that Allen S. Barksdale came ot his death by an axe in the hands of Mary A. Gray on the night of 22nd June 1876 in self-defense in her own house and yard with several wounds with a mortal wound inflicted with ^the edge of^ an axe upon the top of the head to length of 3 inches severing in the skull bone.

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

do say that the said Nelson Right . . . [came] to his death from a wound in left shoulder in . . .knife or some other sharp instrument. The wound was in between the sholder blade and in a downward direction towards the heart?the said wound was inflicted by the hand of Robert Robertson

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

do say from a wound on his left side between the second and eight ribs penetrating to the. . .by a knife

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

do say that Bill Reese came to his death from a wound inflicted by a knife held in the hands of Sam Minse[?]

Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
knife
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say that. . .the said Adeline Agnew was killed and murdered by a knife in the hands of Shadrack Webster.

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

do say that the said Charles Kelly came to his death?.from the effects of one mortal wound across the throat of him the said Kelly which wound was inflicted by means of a certain razor which one Thomas Berry, private of Company (I) 8th U.S. Infantry--then & there in his hand had and held and of which wound the said kelly did instantly die.

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

do say upon their oaths that the body of Ephraim Mayfield was found laying about two hundred and fifty yards from his dwelling within about seven feet of where a quantity of blood was discovered with his shirt collar unbuttoned and neatly rolled down. both hands very bloody with a wound across his throat some eight inches in length and two + half in depth having the appearance of four strokes. A small double bladed knife with the big blade open and was bloody....Our verdit is...that he purpetrated the dead himself.

Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
knife or dirk
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the said James Hembree?was killed and murderd by Nancy Black and Samuel Black by striking with a club or stick on the neck and shoulders and stabbing with a knife or dirk through the muscular part of the left thigh

Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD Method/Implement: 
sharp pocket knife
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon thare [sic] oaths they do say. . . Sd John King cut his own [throat/wrist?] with a sharp pocket knife held in his Rite hand as he lay on his face on the ground with the knifes edge to his arm

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