The State vs. the Dead Body of William

Date: 
January 13, 1847

Deceased

Description: 
negro
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hanging
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that … the said negro bill did by tying a small Rope a Round his neck and to the Rafter of the house by Standing on the wall plate, and then steping off hang and choak him self to death

Owner: 
Robert Smith

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Robert Smiths
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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