The State vs. the Dead Body of John Pettigrew

He said ... if it was not for his ... wife and child, he did not care any more for his life than for the wind that blows.

Date: 
January 17, 1843

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
knife
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that on the 27th day of last December one Bennett Dozier of Kershaw District did wound with a knife the deceased John Pettigrew of Kershaw District so as to cause his, John Pettigrew's death on Sunday the first day of January

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the Irish buying ground
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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