The State vs. the Dead Body of Jerry

Date: 
June 6, 1857

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that the said negro boy Jerry came to his death from a blow on the left side of the head … inflicted by a jug in the hands of Bob a slave of Thomas E. Shannon

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
P. K. Mendenhall

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the residence of Rev. J.K. Mendenhall on Lyttleton Street within the bounds of the Town of Camden
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Bob
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
Keywords: 
slave on slave violence
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