The State vs. the Dead Body of Randal

Date: 
May 9, 1844

Deceased

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
cow skin
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say, that the said negro Randal came to his death by wounds and bruises inflicted on him on yesterday the eighth instant … with a cow skin by Alfred L. Hughes and Sebourn Randolph … the said Alfred L. Hughes and Sebourn Randolph, the said negro, Randal, by misfortune and contrary to their will ... did kill and slay

Owner: 
Francis Bettis

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Grancis Bettis's plantation on Horns Creek

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Alfred L. Hughes and Sebourn Randolph
Perpetrator Description: 
overseer
Keywords: 
slave-overseer violence
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