Monday, September 27, 2010

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

Page 94.  Inquest was held on the body of Warren Wright on 29 Sep 1884, lying dead on the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad, before CCA Stephens, deputy coroner. The jurors' verdict is that due to information received under oath of Alexander Meek, Isea Davis, and George Alick that Warren Wright  came to his death by congestive chills while at work on the ML&T RR. Jurors were John Lyle, Andrew Hawkins, Geo. Atkins, and CCA Stephens, Dy coroner, authorized by Clement Colly, Coroner. J. B. Martin, Clerk.

Page 95.  Inquest was held on 31 Oct 1884 on the body of Eliza Hawkins at the Louisa Plantation. The jurors' verdict is that she came to her death suddenly by the visitation of God and not otherwise and that no guilt attaches to any other person. Jurors were Alex Johnson, Zeno Joseph, Pierre Christoulph, Wm Johnson, Parker Murray and Clement Colly, Coronor, J. B. Martin, Clerk.

Page 96.  Inquest was held on 18 Nov 1884 over the body of Bono Jimmio lying dead on the Morgan LA and Texas RR. The Jurors' verdict is that he came to his death by some unknown violence committed on the RR by some unknown person as there was a wound in his left side inflicted by a knife or other sharp instrument. The Name Bono Jimmio being found on a shirt that was on the person of the deceased. Jurors were Joshua Ward, Davis Pierce, John Robinson, Stephen Johnson, Alfred Dennis, and Clement Colly, Coroner. J. B. Martin, Clerk and J.C. Triche, Dy Clerk.

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