The State vs. the Dead Body of John McLeod

Date: 
August 23, 1822

Deceased

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

have unanimously agreed that the said John McLeod has received his Death by unavoidable accident as he was pouring liquor into a barrel or cask … which liquor caught on fire and busted the said cask and as we suppose one of the staves struck the said deceased by which which we think he rec'd his death together with the volume of flame which issued from s'd spirits as on examination we found his face mortally cut and his body much burnt

Coroner

Coroner: 

Location

Inquest Location: 
at house of Widow McLeod in the fork of Lynches Creek
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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