The State vs. the Dead Body of James Spradley

Date: 
August 19, 1808

Deceased

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

do say upon their oaths that ... the said James Spradley happening to be close behind the said George Nettles looking at the dogs afighting received the contents of the said gun consisting of a load of powder and buck shot in his forehead just over his left eye which shot shot away a considerable part of his skull and brains [and] in one hour after his receiving the said wound, [he] died of the same

Location

Inquest Location: 
near Sander's Creek
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
George Nettles
Keywords: 
hunting
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