The State vs. the Dead Body of A.

the child was ... buried in a cloth without any coffin about a foot under ground ... he discovered blood on the post rails

Date: 
January 13, 1832

Deceased

Description: 
infant child
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
suffocation
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say, that a certain person unknown did kill and but[?] believe that A was a black woman Slave named [?] the property of John Nelson of said district did kill and homicide the said infant A and the said Jurors upon oaths afforesaid further say that the said person unknown or Palmer at above Said after she had commited the said felony and homicide did flee away

Age Descriptor: 
child
Owner: 
John Nelson
Parent(s): 
Plene[?]

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of John Nelson
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Plene[?] and Palmer
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
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