Thursday, September 2, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1 March 1877--December 1886

Page 86.   Inquest was held on the body of an unknown white man on 22 May 1884, found lying dead at the  Davis Plantation in the Davis Crevasse before 2nd Ward JP. The juror's verdict was that he came to his death by the hands of some unknown person from a penetrating wound in his hip 2 inches in length and the body found floating in the Davis Crevasse. Jurors were Louis Williams, Phillip Atkins, Marshall Bennett, Simon Schlinger, William Williams and C. C. A. Stephens, 2nd Ward JP, acting coroner, filed by J. C. Triche, Dy. Clerk, J. B. Martin, Clerk.

Page 87.   Inquest was held on the body of an unknown colored man on 25 Jan 1884 lying dead before George Scott, JP 3rd Ward. Jurors' verdict was that he came to his death by being frozen to death. Jurors were Harry Harrison, Amos Wright, Shedrick Guinifer, Joshua Scott, Robb Henry and George Scott, 3rd JP, acting coroner, filed by J. B. Martin, Clerk.

Page 88.   Inquest was held on the body of John Patrick, lying dead on 23 May 1884 before Coy Clinton, JP 1st Ward, Acting Coroner. Jurors' verdict was that he accidentally drowned while floating logs in the rear of the Troxler Plantation. Jurors were Thomas Pierre, Michel Pierre, Robert Robson, Leven Gross, Jules Phinnon and Coy Clinton, acting coroner. Filed by J. C. Triche, Dy. Clerk. J. B. Martin, Clerk  

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