The State vs. the Dead Body of John Nesbitt

Date: 
March 27, 1821

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the said J.T. Nesbitt aforesaid was about to brace the plates of a bark house which was raised & standing on posts at each corner, that the posts gave way & he sliped [sic], fell on his face on the ground, one of the plates fell on the back part of his head, prying him to the ground, that he instantly expired

Coroner

Coroner: 

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Benj. Wofford, Esquire's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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