The State vs. the Dead Body of Tom

Date: 
October 25, 1859

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
fall
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said Tom [a] slave of Joseph Murphy came to his death by a fall from a log and broke his neck

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Joseph Murphy

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate, acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the residence of Joseph Murphy
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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