The State vs. the Dead Body of Berry

his head was lying on the rail of the Road very much mashed and his limbs and bones severed

Date: 
October 8, 1859

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
train
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths say, that the boy Berry a slave … came to his death from injuries received from the cart[?] of the down train … the cart[?] in their opinion having passed over his body

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Lawrence Linhardt

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
near the Residence of Richard Hay on the Greenville & Columbia Railroad

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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