The State vs. the Dead Body of James Baldwin

Date: 
June 8, 1825

Deceased

Description: 
infant
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
suffocation
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths that the said James Baldwin came to his death by an accident, occasioned by his elder brother Henry Baldwin tying a Rope around his the said James Baldwin neck and fastening one end of said rope to a [?] fastened in the joist and the said Henry going off and leaving of it in that situation ... as a reason for tying the said child was that he was subject to eating of dirt and Salt[?] and that his brother done it to prevent him from getting the same whilst he was in the field at work

Age Descriptor: 
about 5

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Peace

Location

Inquest Location: 
at William Dilliard's plantation
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Henry Baldwin
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