The State vs. the Dead Body of George Prisock

Struck one violent blow with a weading[?] hoe on the head which broke his skull

Date: 
June 11, 1840

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hoe
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said George Prisock, was Struck one violent blow with a weading[?] hoe on the head which broke his skill, the above blow was Struck by a negro man Slave name James, the property of E. P. Porter

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at E. P. Porters
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
James
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
Keywords: 
overseer-slave violence
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