The State vs. the Dead Body of Benjamin Cockroft

Date: 
March 18, 1847

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
alcohol/exposure
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oats do say that the said Benjamin Cockroft came to his death from the effects of being dissipation and lying on the cold ground

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
in the woods near the house of Beryman[?] Bledsoe

Source

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