The State vs. the Dead Body of Powell

Date: 
August 10, 1851

Deceased

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

on their oaths say … that Powell in manner and form aforesaid came to his death by some misfortune or accident

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Mrs. Brevard

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate, acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Mr. John Whitaker's plantation on Wateree River
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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