The State vs. the Dead Body of Elizer

he had given her a moderate whiping ... then tyed her with much difficulty and left her tyed

Date: 
June 13, 1845

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
blunt instrument
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say … the death was occasioned by the violent abuse given her by the hands of David R. Henderson the overseer of [??] Sims by beating her with such weapons as was calculated to destroy life

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Nathan Sims

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the plantation of Mrs S. C. Sims
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
David R. Henderson
Perpetrator Description: 
overseer
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