The State vs. the Dead Body of Andrew

Date: 
September 3, 1850

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
rail
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that … Andrew came to his death by a lick on the head on the right side inflicted by Ben a slave of A.P. Butler with a half of rail done in the heat of passion while in an affray

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
A. P. Butler

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at A.P. Butlers plantation

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Ben
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
Keywords: 
slave-slave violence
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