The State vs. the Dead Body of Flora

Date: 
May 14, 1815

Deceased

Description: 
Negro wench
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
Black
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Method/Implement: 
brindle
COD Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths Not having God before her eyes but being seduced and moved by the instigation of the devil . . .in a Negro house . . .with a certain Blind Bridle of the Value of One Dollar which she . . .put about her neck and the other end thereof she looped around one of the Joist of the said Negro house and herself ... voluntarily and feloniously and of her malice aforethough hanged and suffocated

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Quorum

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Isaac Pearsons
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
Inquest Images: 
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