The State vs. the Dead Body of Dorcas Henderson

Date: 
November 11, 1855

Deceased

Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
alcohol
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that from the best information that they could gather that they think the child … Dorcas Henderson came to its death on account of having had an excessive portion of spiritous liquor given to it by a free boy of color named Tobe

Age Descriptor: 
child

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Jackson Henderson's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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