The State vs. the Dead Body of Tom

Date: 
July 10, 1824

Deceased

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

do say upon their oaths that William R. Young … did by shooting with buckshot kill the said negro man named Tom and we the jury aforesaid find that the said William R. Young was justifiable in shooting and killing the said negro man Tom

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
W. W. Lang

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Quorum

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the plantation of Mr. Wm. W. Lang
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
Keywords: 
master-slave violence
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