The State vs. the Dead Body of March

Date: 
February 24, 1845

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
blunt instrument
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that he came to his death by a blow inflicted with some blunt instrument upon the head fracturing the skull for some five or seven inches by some person or persons unknown

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Nicholas A. Peay

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Chesnut's Ferry
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
unknown
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