The State vs. the Dead Body of Amaziah Payton

Date: 
July 20, 1866

Deceased

Description: 
colored man of New York
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
pistol
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the aforesaid Amaziah Payton came to his death…from the effects of a wound a little above the left groin, suppose to have been made by a pistol ball….which ball was shot from a pistol which one Reuben L. Golding then and there had and held

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of Richmond Payton

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Reuben L. Golding
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