The State vs. the Dead Body of Captain

Date: 
January 24, 1824

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
knife
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that they are of opinion that the deceased was killed on the morning fo the 21st January 1824 between daylight and sun rise with a knife being cut upon the chin and stabbed in the upper part of the right breast near the collar bone and so jurors conclude that the deceased was feloniously killed by some person unknown

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
John Boykin

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Peace

Location

Inquest Location: 
at plantation of Captain John Boykin
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
unknown
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