The State vs. the Dead Body of Allen

he would not take a whipping, he be damned if he wouldn't cut his throat first

Date: 
September 4, 1858

Deceased

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the deceased came to his death by ball shot from a rifle gun into his forehead causing instant death, the gun lying by his side, the ram rod drawn out and lying on the ground, a long forked stick lying lengthwise on the body

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Mrs. Moor's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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