The State vs. the Dead Body of Summer

Date: 
November 7, 1864

Deceased

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

do say that the san Summer a slave came to his deth [sic] by blow or blows inflicted over his left temple and over the nasal bone, which caused inflamation of the brain … the blow or blows supposed to have been inflicted by Monroe, a slave the property of T.L. Boykin

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Burwell Boykin

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the plantation of Burwell Boykin
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Monroe
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
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