The State vs. the Dead Body of Henry Woolbright

there was a skinned place on its back five or six inches long looks like it might have been done by dragging

Date: 
October 26, 1843

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
blunt instrument
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said Henry Woolbright died in consequence of [?] abuse recd from his Father Tom Woolbright & from neglect at Various times by especially from the abuse recd … by certain strokes & blows inflicted by Thomas Woolbright at their own house

Coroner

Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Wm. C. Brown's near Howell's Ferry
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Thomas Woolbright
Keywords: 
possible child from adultery
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