The State vs. the Dead Body of Elias Smith

Date: 
August 24, 1869

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Natural Causes
Cause of Death Method: 
diseased liver, possible heart attack
Inquest Finding: 

do say that while from the evidence before the jury there was serious grounds for suspicion that the said Elias Smith had come to his death by some in-proper means, the evidence of the dissecting physician relieves the jury of the disagreeable necessity of prosecuting the investigation further, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths do say that the aforesaid Elias Smith came to his death by apopsy of the chest and diseased liver

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
in the county of Anderson

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
Images: 
L04162_0080_01.jpg
L04162_0080_02.jpg
L04162_0080_03.jpg
L04162_0080_04.jpg
L04162_0080_05.jpg
L04162_0080_06.jpg
L04162_0080_07.jpg
L04162_0080_08.jpg
L04162_0080_09.jpg

Get in touch

  • Department of History
    220 LeConte Hall, Baldwin Street
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1602
  • 706-542-2053
  • admin@ehistory.org

eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry

Learn More about eHistory

Supporters

+ American Council of Learned Societies
+ DigiLab, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Georgia