Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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

Page 100   Inquest was held on 10 June 1885 on the body of John Baptiste lying dead at the (S)illmore)? Place. The jurors' verdict is that he came to his death by the Visitation of God, there being no marks of violence on his person and no guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were John Harris, Leon Wiseman, David Hymel, Jack Hanna, A. Russet, and Clement Colly, Coroner.


Page 101   Inquest was held on 24 Jan 1885 on the body of Marclous Williams, lying dead at the Morris Web Place. The jurors' verdict is that he came to his death by being sick and destitute, that he was sick for more than a month, having no food, clothes or medicines and was also without the aid of a doctor, the jurors agree that no guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were George Alesc, Joe Robinson, John Smith, Hippole Williams, R. D. Jhanis, and Clement Colly, Coroner.                                                                         


Page 102   Inquest was held on 24 Jan 1885 on the body of an unknown colored boy found drowned in the Mississippi River in front of Davis Plantation. The jurors' verdict is that he came to his death by some unknown cause , there being no marks of violence on his person and therefore no guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were Daniel Perce, Thomas Edward, Eugene Edward, Cas Fleming, Joseph Thomas, and Clement Colly, Coroner.

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