The State vs. the Dead Body of Harry

Date: 
September 9, 1858

Deceased

Description: 
negro boy
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
machinery
Inquest Finding: 

say upon their oaths, that … the said boy name Harry … while in the business of driving the mules to work the machinery of the Cotton gin by some careless action of his own he was caught by wheel or wheels of the machinery and crushed to death

Age Descriptor: 
ten years
Owner: 
Rev. J. L. Brooks

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the residence of the Rev. J. L. Brooks

Source

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