The State vs. the Dead Body of Nelson

Date: 
March 4, 1846

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
unknown
Cause of Death Method: 
alcohol
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that they believe he the said Nelson came to his death by first drinking too much whiskey and being out on Sunday night or that his being out from whatever cause produced his death

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Gov. William H. Gist

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at a plantation of Col Wm H Gist
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
Images: 

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