The State vs. the Dead Body of Rhoda

Date: 
July 4, 1857

Deceased

Description: 
female slave
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Natural Causes
Cause of Death Method: 
disease
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say, they believe the said slave Rhoda came to her death by some invisible and unknown cause or causes; perhaps a disease of the heart

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
John Dorn

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Dorn's[?] Mill

Source

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