Friday, February 5, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1 March 1877--Dec1886

Page 4--Inquest was held on the body of an unknown white man on 27 Apr 1877. His body was found floating in the Mississippi River in front of the Ezra Davis Plantation. The verdict was that he came to his death by some violence inflicted by unknown means and afterwards thrown into the river. No papers being found or other means of identifying him the jurors ordered him buried. Jurors were E. Mann?as, William Richardson, William ? Trasly, Louis Clairborne, Jacques ? Giles, Jr. and Coroner Clement Colly.

Page 5--Inquest was held on the body of Samuel Field on 22 May 1877 at Bayou Des Allemands, before justice of the peace, acting as coroner. The verdict was that he came to his death accidentally by drowning when he fell from a steamboat in Bayou Des Allemands. Jurors were E. Fassier, Jr., Timothy Aikens, John Brown, James Taylor, Felix ? Roux, and Domingo Pitre, 4th Ward Justice of the Peace.

Page 6--Inquest was held on the body of Francois George on 2 Jun 1877 at about 100 yards from the 20 mile post on the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad, by the justice of the peace acting as coroner. The verdict was that he came to his death by a long standing sickness and old age. He was lying dead about 11 yards from his house which burned down the same night. He was 75 or 80 years old. Jurors were Timothy Aikens, Domingo Pitre, Jr., Peter Robinson, Cuezer McCoy, ? Branch, and Domingo Pitre, 4th Ward Justice of the Peace.

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