The State vs. the Dead Body of Tom

Date: 
December 18, 1858

Deceased

Description: 
negro slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
sharp instrument
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the aforesaid Jim in manner and form aforesaid, Tom then and there feloniously did kill

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Chlo Watson

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Chlo Watsons

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Tom
Perpetrator Description: 
negro man
Keywords: 
slave-slave violence
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