Saturday, July 17, 2010

Inquest Records, Book 1, March 1877-December 1886

Page 67.   Inquest was held on 13 May 1883 on the Texas Pacific Railroad, in the rear of the property of late Mrs. Joseph Touzann, on an unknown black man lying dead, before Coy Clinton, Justice of the Peace, 1st Ward. Verdict of the jurors is that he came to his death by smallpox and exposure to the inclemency of the weather. Jurors were John Bush, Bill L(?), Adam Joseph, Isham Reed, Mc(?) Williams and Coy Clinton,JP.

Page 68.   Inquest was held on 22 April 1883 at the Good Hope Plantation on an unknown white woman, lying here dead, before George Scott, Jr., Justice of the Peace of the 3rd Ward. The verdict of the jurors is that this unknown white woman came to her death by drowning, but cannot say whether any guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were Peter Brown, Aron Washington, Charles Jenkins, Shrederick Jennifer, A. P. Alexander and George Scott Jr., J. P.

Page 69.   Inquest was held on 24 April 1883 at the front of the Boutte Road on the Batture, of an unknown white man, here lying dead, before the Justice of the Peace of the 2nd Ward, C. C. A. Stephens. Jurors verdict is that this unknown white man came to his death by accidental drowning and his body was found floating in the river. Jurors were Peter Myer, Joseph Alexandre, Ursin Rousseaux, Charles Gassen, Antoine Gassen, and C. C. A. Stephens, J. P.

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