The State vs. the Dead Body of Lewis

Date: 
May 21, 1861

Deceased

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hanging
Inquest Finding: 

upon there oaths do say that Lewis came to his death by his own hands … then and there voluntarily and feloniously did hang and him self did kill

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
S. H. Rodgers

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at S. H. Roggers

Source

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