The State vs. the Dead Body of Dick

Date: 
May 25, 1845

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hanging
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the above named Dick not having the fear of God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation fo the Devil did voluntarily hang himself with a small rope on a limb of a walnut tree

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
T. W. Waters

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the plantation of Margaret Montgomery's near Sedar [sic] Shoal Creek

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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