The State vs. the Dead Body of Sam Sinclair

the said murder appears to have been [committed] with circumstances of Barbarity & Cruelty but seldom met with

Date: 
March 24, 1820

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
beating
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the said Negro man slave the property of John Chesnut son of James Chesnut Esquire was violantly [sic] Murdered

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
John Chesnut

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at John Chesnut plantation near Chesnut's Ferry on Wateree River
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Liddleton Joiner, Ephraim Stratford, Douglas Minton
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