The State vs. the Dead Body of Bob

Date: 
November 19, 1850

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that the aforesaid boy came to his death by hanging himself with a rope attached to a small white oak sapling

Age Descriptor: 
boy
Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
R. Smith

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the residence of Capt. R. Smith

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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