The State vs. the Dead Body of Alfred

Date: 
June 16, 1862

Deceased

Description: 
runaway slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hanging
Inquest Finding: 

do say that within the incorporation of Williamston on the night of the 15th of June…that he came to his death by some person or persons unknown to the jurors by hanging by the neck until his body was dead.

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Drury Casle

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
At Williamston

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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