The State vs. the Dead Body of Henry

he would take a knife & cut his soul out

Date: 
July 15, 1858

Deceased

Description: 
male slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hickory stick
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said male salve, came to his death from a blow upon the left side of the head, from a hickory stick in the hands of a negro slave name Elbert (said to be the property of Evans Permenter[?])

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Lewis Jones

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Edgefield C.H.

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Elbert
Perpetrator Description: 
negro slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
Keywords: 
slave-slave violence
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