The State vs. the Dead Body of Ned

Date: 
April 22, 1843

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that the said negro slave Ned the property of the estate of John Chesnut came to his death by drowning about six weeks ago

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
John Chesnut

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Chesnut's Ferry
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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