The State vs. the Dead Body of Coleman

Date: 
September 30, 1849

Deceased

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

upon there [sic] oaths do say that the deceased child Coleman was filfully murdered on the 29th September 1847 in the woods with a large stick about 4 feet long by divers[?] blows being inflicted on its head & body by some person or persons unknown

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
A. M. Smith

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of A.M. Smith

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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