The State vs. the Dead Body of William Johnson

deceased roled a log into the pond on which they commenced playing ... they found themselves too far from bank

Date: 
July 31, 1866

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
drowning
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that he came to his death … in John L. Southern's mill pond by being drowned accidentally while bathing

Age Descriptor: 
ten or eleven

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at David Gunter's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
Keywords: 
children
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