The State vs. the Dead Body of Peter

then he knocked Peter down with his fist & Stoned him

Date: 
June 16, 1838

Deceased

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
stick
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that they believe the said Peter came to his death by blows he received on his head either with a stick or by Stomping in a combat which accured between him and Mr.[?] Caleb Watkins (the overseer)

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Quorum

Location

Inquest Location: 
at a Mr. Azariah[?] Abneys

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Caleb Watkins
Perpetrator Description: 
overseer
Inquest Images: 
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