The State vs. the Dead Body of Adam

he saw sd. Lewis going hastily towards said Adam with a large stick drawn in both hands and immediately after heard a stroke and heard Adam groan and fall & went to him and the blood was running freely from his nose

Date: 
December 29, 1828

Deceased

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

do say upon their oaths that on Saturday night 27 of this instant at the [?] house of Maj. J. Crook … that Lewis slave of Capt. W. H. Dickee did strike said Adam with a large stick on the left side of the forehead

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Jane Bobo

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of Jesse Crook

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Lewis
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
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