The State vs. the Dead Body of negro

Date: 
February 27, 1868

Deceased

Description: 
negro
Notes: 
infant
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
drowning
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say ... that Catherine, a black woman living at Col. R.C. Poole's at Pacolet Spring, called by some Berry, did have and was delivered of said child and that she throwed [sic] it in the river ... feloniously drownding said child against the peace and dignity of the same state aforesaid

Parent(s): 
Catherine Berry

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at or near Pacolet Springs

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Catherine Berry
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