The State vs. the Dead Body of Freedwoman

Date: 
October 23, 1867

Deceased

Description: 
Freedwoman
Notes: 
infant
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
strangulation
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said infant came to its death by strangulation by the hands of its mother Clary Williams, a freed woman in the town of Anderson….immediately after its birth

Slave Status: 
Free
Parent(s): 
Clary Williams

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Anderson Court House

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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