The State vs. the Dead Body of Chaney

a certain negro boy the property of the Sd Mrs Bates was handling a shot gun being loaded without his knowledge which went off by accident and blew the contents into the forehead of the said Chaney

Date: 
June 15, 1841

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say … a certain negro boy the property of the Sd Mrs Bates was handling a shot gun being loaded without his knowledge which went off by accident and blew the contents into the forehead of the said Chaney

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Catherine Bates

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Mrs. Catherin Bateses
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator Description: 
negro boy
Perpetrator Owner: 
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