The State vs. the Dead Body of Robert Anderson

Date: 
January 31, 1825

Deceased

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

do say upon their oaths that the said Robert Anderson came to his death by a gun going accidentally off as William Forten was laying it up, the cock of said gun striking against the place where it was to be laid, which caused it to go off and the load was lodged in the neck of said Robert Anderson

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the camp near the Wateree Canal
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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