The State vs. the Dead Body of Edward

The Jury found the body in one place, the head in another, the underjaw in another & his clothes scattered every where

Date: 
August 3, 1824

Deceased

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

are of the opinion that the fellow Edward has come to his death by causes unknown to them

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Alexander Matheson

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Peace

Location

Inquest Location: 
on the main Charleston Road five miles below Camden
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Geno
Keywords: 
master-slave violence
Images: 

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