The State vs. the Dead Body of William

Date: 
March 12, 1857

Deceased

Description: 
male slave, boy
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
blunt instrument
Inquest Finding: 

upon there oaths do say that from what testimony they can get they are together with the wounds & bruises found on the body of the boy both on the head & [?] made by one Lewis Jones… came to his death that the said Lewis Jones the said boy William by misfortune & contrary to his will in manner & form afforesaid did Kill & Slay

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
T. J. Sarter

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Doct Milton [?]
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Lewis Jones
Perpetrator Description: 
overseer[?]
Keywords: 
slave-overseer violence
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