The State vs. the Dead Body of Stepney

his father then put a chain around his neck and locked it, the Other end of which was fastened to a pole, in the yard, where they cleaned hogs

Date: 
September 29, 1848

Deceased

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Suicide
COD: 
COD Inquest Finding: 

Upon their Oaths do say, that the said negro man Stepney came to his death by cruel treatment inflicted upon him by the hands of his master, Russel Harden

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the Swamp Platation of Wiley Glover, decd on Savannah River

Source

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