The State vs. the Dead Body of slave

Date: 
August 15, 1824

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Cause of Death: 
unknown
Cause of Death Method: 
unknown
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths … that we suppose that he was a negro fellow belonging to Thomas Stephens of Chesterfield District and that the sd. Negro has been dead nearly two months, which does appear that he has died immediately after he left his master and he has died a natural death without something occurr[ing] before he came there

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Thomas Stephens

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Peace

Location

Inquest Location: 
near the head of the Bell Brach within half a mile of the stage road
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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