The State vs. the Dead Body of A. G. Howard

his head neck chest and sholders Mutilated and Crushed and his horse being found there with him with his left four leg crush to peaces below the knee

Date: 
February 28, 1860

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
pine tree
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that … he came to his death by accident that is by being struck a falling pine tree which stood by the side of the road where he was passing which tree was burned down having caught fire from the burning of the woods around it

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Grannet Ville Depot

Source

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