John J. Jones

First Name: John
Middle Name(s): J.
Last Name: Jones

John J. Jones Inquests

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8
Name Deceased Description Date Inquest Location County Death Type Death Method Inquest Finding
Carey slave February 1, 1831 at the house of John Williams Kershaw County, SC Accident

do say upon their oaths We the Jurors . . .believe he got his Death accidentally by fire to the best of our knowledges and the evidence given by Mary Carraway and Nathan Waters before us proves nothing more

Daniel Gallis January 31, 1819 at house of Daniel Gillis Kershaw County, SC Accident

do say upon their oaths that . . . by cutting down a oak he was accidentally struck by a limb of the said tree and instantly killed

infant May 26, 1829 Kershaw County, SC Unknown

do say upon their oaths . . .that upon the examination of the dead body [it] was found in such decayed state that nothing could be seen to satisfy us.

John McLeod August 23, 1822 at house of Widow McLeod in the fork of Lynches Creek Kershaw County, SC Accident

have unanimously agreed that the said John McLeod has received his Death by unavoidable accident as he was pouring liquor into a barrel or cask . . . which liquor caught on fire and busted the said cask and as we suppose one of the staves struck the said deceased by which which we think he rec'd his death together with the volume of flame which issued from s'd spirits as on examination we found his face mortally cut and his body much burnt

Muse slave September 18, 1831 at the resident of Roger Parish Kershaw County, SC Accident

do upon their oaths sayeth that the sd. Slave above mentioned died by the visitation of God a natural death on the 18 Instant. . .by lying in the open air the weather being very cool and he being very old and very thin clothed

Rachel Evans August 25, 1822 at house of Elias Parish Kershaw County, SC Accident lightning

are unanimously agreed that the said Rachel who is now lying dead at the house of Elias Parish came to her death by the visitation of God on the 24 Instant by lightning [and] was struck dead

slave slave July 23, 1820 Kershaw County, SC Homicide

do say upon their oaths [that] the said Henry [Schrock] fired at him [unknown African American] with an intention of shooting him in the legs but by chance seventeen low mold shot took him in the body of which wound he instantly died.

slave slave May 31, 1832 Kershaw County, SC Natural Causes

do unanimously believed that the said negro woman deceased formerly the property of Isaac Mothershed now lying Dead came to her death by an act of God

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