Friday, February 19, 2010

Inquest Records--March 1877--Dec 1886

Page 10--Inquest was held on 19 Nov 1877 on the body of an unknown colored man at Speranza Plantation. He was about 50 years old. The verdict was that he came to his deathfrom general dibility (sic) caused by chronic diarriah (sic). Jurors were Richard Gooseberry, John Blair, Celestin Raudolph, G. Espinola, Charles Joseph and Coroner Clement Colly.

Page 11--Inquest was held on 19 Nov 1877 on the body of David Johnson at Fashion Plantation. He was about 60 years old, The verdict was that he died of dropsy of the heart. The jurors were Richard Gooseberry, John Blair, Henry Bowman, Peter Louis, G. Espinola and Coroner Clement Colly.

Page 12--Inquest was held on 15 Dec 1877 on the body of Adam Fletcher at Boutte Station. The verdict was that he came to his death by the down freight train on the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad. He was killed by his own neglect of remaining on the track and the engineer, fireman, and brakeman are exonorated. The jurors were Jn. B Friedman, Domingo Pitre, James Taylor, Edmond Roberts and Coroner Clement Colly.

Page 13--Inquest was held on 18 Jan 1878 on the body of Victorian St. Amant. He was found dead on the Antoine Gassin Place. The verdict was that he died from heart disease haviing for many years, the which he has (?) every day. The jurors were J.C. Horanson, Alfred Friloux, Emilian Friloux, Stroder Thompson, Housten Jefferson and Coroner Clement Colly.

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