The State vs. the Dead Body of Unknown Infant

Peggy told him that the child was his, that she had it in the fence corner and took it and buried it, that he asked her whether or not it was alive when it was born and she replied to him that she did not know

Date: 
April 14, 1869

Deceased

Notes: 
infant
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
unknown
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said male infant child was killed by its mother Peggy Bedenbaugh [and] after she was delivered of it ... that she buried it about thirty yards back of the house in which she resides on Capt. J.D. Jakell's plantation

Race Descriptor: 
colored
Parent(s): 
Peggy Bedenbaugh

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Capt. J.D. Jakell's plantation
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Peggy Bedenbaugh
Images: 

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