The State vs. the Dead Body of John J. Cobb

Date: 
July 23, 1843

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
drowning
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say, that Doct John S. Cobb, here lyind dead, came to his death by then & there being alone, in William Elkins mill Pond aforesaid, himself voluntarily and feloniously drowned … then and there himself, voluntarily & feloniously as a felon of himself Killed and murdered

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at William Elkins Mill Pond

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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