The State vs. the Dead Body of Hampton Weaver

I saw Hampton lying on his face and knees, with his clothes on fire and burnt off

Date: 
July 17, 1869

Deceased

Description: 
colored
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

the said Hampton Weaver came to his death do say "… by the accidental discharge of a single barreled shot gun held in his own hands inflicting a mortal wound under his right Jaw

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate and acting coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of and on the farm of James T Outz

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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