The State vs. the Dead Body of Clara Bell, Milledge Denny

Date: 
June 23, 1868

Deceased

Description: 
colored child
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
fire
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say: … the elder Child was conscious before it died and did say that a black man, and others say that she (the child) said that it was a yellow man that set fire to the house which burnt her & the other child to death hence we find that the Children were burnt to death but unknown by whom, and if it shall appear that the deceased were wilfully killed by another

Age Descriptor: 
child
Description: 
colored child
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
fire
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say: … the elder Child was conscious before it died and did say that a black man, and others say that she (the child) said that it was a yellow man that set fire to the house which burnt her & the other child to death hence we find that the Children were burnt to death but unknown by whom, and if it shall appear that the deceased were wilfully killed by another

Age Descriptor: 
child

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Rev. H.T. Baitleys

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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