John Kirk

First Name: John
Last Name: Kirk
Cause of Death
COD Category: 
COD Method/Implement: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that one negro man to wit Harry belonging to Ms. Martha Ann Dickson with a stick about three feet long and the size of the wrist of a man struk and and gave the said John Kirk said stick upon aforesaid occipital bone with three other the said negro man Harry then and there feloniously killed and murdered the said John Kirk

COD Short Description: 
hit three times in the head with a stick
Original Record: 

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