The State vs. the Dead Body of Matilda H. Posey

he took hold of her and had to do with her, that she then told him she would have him hung for it. I then told her might and might not and then I took hold of her and held her head in the Spring branch until she was dead

Date: 
February 26, 1849

Deceased

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

upon their Oaths do say, she came to her death, by violence inflicted on her person … by a stick or some deadly instrument in the hands of a negro man name App, or Appling belonging to, or owned by Martin Posey

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of Martin Posey

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Appling
Perpetrator Description: 
negro man
Perpetrator Owner: 
Keywords: 
slave-mistress violence, rape
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