The State vs. the Dead Body of Clara Burress

Date: 
February 25, 1878

Deceased

Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
pistol
Inquest Finding: 

do say that she Clara Burriss came to her death by a pistol ball fired in the hands of William Pringle Cook fired at Caty Burress….do say William Pringle Cook did kill.

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
trial justice acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of Caty Burress on the plantation of Dr. A. G. Cook

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
William Pringle Cook
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