The State vs. the Dead Body of Andrew

the boy was found by us in a very mangled condition, the blood bones and parts of the body being still plainly visible on the iron rails of the road

Date: 
October 6, 1855

Deceased

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
train
Inquest Finding: 

upon their Oaths do say … that Andrew came to his death by being run over by the engine and passenger train

Owner: 
Mrs. Martha Lamar

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
on the track of the South Carolina Rail Road

Source

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

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