The State vs. the Dead Body of Emanuel

the tree that was on fire and had fallen, hit him in the fall

Date: 
March 12, 1856

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
tree
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say-that Emanuel was Killed by the fall of a tree

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Matthew McGraw

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Matthew McGraw's plantation

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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