Gov. William H. Gist

Description: 
slave
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
COD Category: 
Unknown
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that they believe he the said Nelson came to his death by first drinking too much whiskey and being out on Sunday night or that his being out from whatever cause produced his death

Description: 
slave, boy
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Slave Status: 
Enslaved
COD Category: 
Accident
COD Method/Implement: 
boat
COD Inquest Finding: 

have come to the decision that the boy with others was washed from a small boat in the early part of the night of the fouth in attempting to cross the river . . .got gast[?] in a [?] trap and perished from cold

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