The State vs. the Dead Body of John G. Gorley

Date: 
July 26, 1866

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hanging
Inquest Finding: 

the said John G. Gorly came to his death…by having been hanged by the nexck until his body was dead, by means of a certain of a certain grass rope fastened to the limb of a certain oak sapling near to the spot where the bones then lay....and that Henry J. Knauff of Pendleton village...and John Baskins and Thompson Oliver...did there and there feloneously hang and murder the said John G. Gorly

Age Descriptor: 
50

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Thompson Oliver, John Baskins & Henry Knauff
Keywords: 
vigilantism
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