The State vs. the Dead Body of Henry

Date: 
December 25, 1830

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
exposure
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said Henry did come to his death…on the night of the 24th instant, by intoxication, or being intoxicated and lying out in the wet died of expsoure or….came to his death by misfortune by the act of God.

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Baley John Earle

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
on public highway from Pendleton to Pickensville [modern-day Easley]

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
Keywords: 
alcohol
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