Monday, September 5, 2011

Inquest Record Book #1 March 1877-Dec 1886

Page 103--Inquest was held on 22 Feb 1885 on the body of an unknown white man found drowned in the Mississippi River in front of Lone Star Plantation. The jurors verdict was that the deceased was about 35 years of age and having no identification came to his death by being drowned in the Mississippi River, cause unknown. Jurors were Henry Fry, Jacko,fils, Sam Joseph, Jos,fils, G. Williams and Clement Colly, Coroner.

Page 104--Inquest was held on 25 March 1885 on the body of Marie Lavergne, lying dead at the residence of Mr. Leopold Lavergne. The verdict of the jurors is that she came to her death by committing suicide by hanging herself by the neck with a rope and that guilt attaches to no person. Jurors were J. C. Triche, Abe Strauss, Claiborne Strawily, Ed LeBoeuf, Robert Pierre, and Clement Colly, Coroner.

Page 105--Inquest was held on 31 Mar 1885 on the body of Frank Johnson lying dead between the 30th and 31st mile posts on the Morgan LA and TX RR. The jurors verdict is that he came to his death by accidentally falling from a tree while gathering moss and that no guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were Achille James, John Williams, Adolph Scott, Christophe Weniplay, Jonna Ward, and Clement Colly, Coroner.

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