The State vs. the Dead Body of Bill

Date: 
May 14, 1848

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that the said Negro man slave Bill did with a piece of Hickory bark by his own hand feloniously hang himself by the neck against the peace and dignity of the state

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
William Wofford

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at John H. Wofford's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
Images: 
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