The State vs. the Dead Body of William Davis

Date: 
January 16, 1841

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
alcohol
Inquest Finding: 

[do say that] not having God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil came to his untimely end … by drinking intoxicating spirits to an excess and attemting [sic] to vomet [sic] and strangled so that he finally lost his Breath and departed this life

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Peace

Location

Inquest Location: 
at or near the residence of Alex. McMakin

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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