The State vs. the Dead Body of Harry

Date: 
December 17, 1855

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Natural Causes
Inquest Finding: 

do say that he came to it by manner and means to them unknown, but believe it was by the visitation of God

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Jesse Gray

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Jesse Gray's residence

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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