The State vs. the Dead Body of Jake

the deceased Jake was laboring under an attack of Typhoyd Fever, and had been for several weeks and that he was laboring under a fit of mental derangement

Date: 
November 10, 1855

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
unknown
Cause of Death Method: 
disease, exposure
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that … it appears that Jake was on Saturday the 3rd Instant laboring under slight mental derangement, that he left home without his permission or Knowledge, and that he had been complaining for about one month before he left home, and was under the medical care of Doct Jesse Lamb, ... the deceased Jake was laboring under an attack of Typhoyd Fever, and had been for several weeks and that he was laboring under a fit of mental derangement when he left home, and that he must have died at [?] in a day or less after leaving home

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
William Brownings

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at William Brownings old field
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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