The State vs. the Dead Body of Sam

Date: 
October 19, 1856

Deceased

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

that said boy came to his death … by being Run over by the night express train

Owner: 
Mrs. Mary Mills

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
on the track of the South Carolina Rail Road between the Paper Mill and Marsh's

Source

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

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