The State vs. the Dead Body of Elkanon Wells

She heard the gun fire & found [?] Wells, lying on the floor with his head towards the door and the gun lying near his feet

Date: 
July 20, 1854

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said Elkanon Wells in manner and form aforesaid they and there voluntarily and feloniously did himself kill or so wound himself

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
taken in Greenville Dist

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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