The State vs. the Dead Body of Venus

Date: 
March 20, 1842

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
unknown
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said negro woman died from causes unknown to the jury but from appearances and from the situation of the body the jury are of opinion that she died elswhere and that the body was placed where found by some person or persons unknown

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
John Moore

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate, acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
on the side of the public road leading from the Charleston Road to McCallum's fairy
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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