The State vs. the Dead Body of Mary

Date: 
May 17, 1847

Deceased

Description: 
Slave
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
suffocation
Inquest Finding: 

Upon their oaths do say, that … the said Mary came to her death by being choked, by Joe, a negro man belong to Omey Patterson, who confined to us that he was the murder, and purpetrated said deed on Sunday 16th inst. Showing us where he had Killed her near the above named Plantation

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
A. Perrin

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the Plantation of A. Perrin

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Joe
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
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