The State vs. the Dead Body of John

Date: 
November 20, 1829

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
unknown
Cause of Death Method: 
drowning
Inquest Finding: 

do say that from every information they can obtain the said black or coloured man to have been the slave of a Mr. Chappell of Charleston who was a boat hand in the employ of Mr. Thomas J. Kerr by the name of John and that he came to his death by drowning from cause to them unknown.

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Mr. Chappell

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Quorum

Location

Inquest Location: 
on the Bank of the Wateree River at the plantation of Col. James Shesnut
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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