The State vs. the Dead Body of Amos

after swimming some fifty yards he sunk down and was seen no more....

Date: 
March 15, 1856

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that the said negro Amos came to his death by jumping into the Wateree River where he was drowned

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
John McRae

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the plantation of John McRae on the banks of the Wateree
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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