The State vs. the Dead Body of William Byers

Date: 
December 30, 1837

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
knife
Inquest Finding: 

upon the view of the body of William Byers we the jury say that we believe he came to his death by a stab in the abdomen at or near the navel with a large singl bladed knife inflicted by the hand of Nubell Johnson or Manly Johson at the dwelling house of William Z. Ford

Coroner

Coroner: 

Location

Inquest Location: 
at William Z. Ford's blacksmith's shop

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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