The State vs. the Dead Body of Cyrus

Date: 
September 15, 1860

Deceased

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

do say that the said Cyrus came to his death by reason of coming into contact with a bridge over the track of the Blue Ridge Rail Road known as Hanson's [?] Bridge about seven miles from Anderson C. H….while on the top of of [sic] a freight car attending to the brake conguardely raised himself erect just as the train of came over & under said Bridge, causing his head to come in contact with the bridge from the affect of which blow his death ensued and...came to his death by misfortune or accident.

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
A. C. Campbell

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the shanty [?] upon the grounds of the Blue Ridge Rail Road Company at Anderson

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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