The State vs. the Dead Body of black child

Date: 
July 31, 1849

Deceased

Description: 
black child
Notes: 
infant
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
unknown
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths aforesaid do say that the aforesaid Harriot and Amy and Jenny did then and there feloniously cause the death of the said chile contrary to the peace and dignity of the state.

Parent(s): 
Harriot

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Morton's old place

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Harriot and Amy and Jenny
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
Keywords: 
children
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