Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1--March 1877 to December 1886

Page 74.  Inquest was held on 23 Mar 1883 on the body of Alick Morris at Flaggville, lying here dead in the jail. The jurors' verdict is that he died of inflammation of the lungs. The jurors were Jos. Stein, George Stafford, Spencer Smith, (H)?llent  White, Max Hornbacker and Coy Clinton, JP

Page 75.  Inquest was held on the body of an unknown colored girl, lying dead. on 8 June 1883 in front of  A. Gassen, on the batture, before 2nd Ward Justice of the Peace. The jurors' verdict is that she came to her death by accidently drowning, her body found floating in the river, The jurors were Charles Gassen, Achille Gassen, Joe Alexander, John Mongrue, and C. C. A. Stephens, JP  2nd Ward.

Page 76.  Inquest was held on the body of Octavie Dennis on 23 July 1883, found floating in the river in front of Davis Plantation. The jurors' verdict was that she came to her death by being drowned. Jurors' were C.C. A. Stephens,JP, 2nd Ward, Faustin Nicholas, Louis Washington, (?)vst Labranche, Martin Antoine and Lambert Tho(?).

Page 77.  Inquest was held on the body of an unknown colored man on 22 Nov 1883. here lying dead at Ormond Plantation, before Reuben B. Smith, Justice of the Peace, 5th Ward. The jurors' verdict was that he came to his death by violent murder, by unknown parties, his left eye knocked out. Found in his pocket, one deck passage ticket of the Steamer of the Whisper, one razor, the sum of two dollars and 35 cents. The jurors were Jim Washington, Harrison Roe, Benson Styrs, Wilson Styrs, Aaron Talbot, and Ruebin B. Smith, JP.

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