The State vs. the Dead Body of Tom

Date: 
February 5, 1861

Deceased

Description: 
slave, boy
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
exposure
Inquest Finding: 

have come to the decision that the boy with others was washed from a small boat in the early part of the night of the fouth in attempting to cross the river … got gast[?] in a [?] trap and perished from cold

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

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
brawd River Makes[?] Mill
County: 

Source

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