The State vs. the Dead Body of Thomas Gaskin

Date: 
February 26, 1842

Deceased

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

upon their oaths [do say] Thomas M. Gaskin came [to his] death by shooting himself [with] a rifle

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate, acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at an old field in the district of Kershaw
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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