The State vs. the Dead Body of Betsy

Date: 
July 3, 1862

Deceased

Description: 
femail slave
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say dec'd came to her death by an accidental shot from a horsemans[?] Pistole Loaded with buckshot 5 in number openly[?] hitting the Decsd just above the hip passing through inflicting one mortal wound causing her death in the hands of Wm Ellis he shooting at a dog in his yard & Decsd was sitting in the kichin of sd Wm Ellis ... the said Wm Ellis did the said Decsd by accident and Contrary to his will

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Col. F. Seaige[?]

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at William Eller's house
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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