The State vs. the Dead Body of Richard

his Skull smashed and there was blood and brains on the Stirrup of the band wheel and on the arm of the cog wheel of his Gin

Date: 
September 9, 1850

Deceased

Description: 
negro boy Slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
machinery
Inquest Finding: 

Upon their Oaths do say, that … we believe the deceased came to his death by accident

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Thomas Garrett

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Thomas Garretts

Source

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