Wednesday, September 14, 2011

St. Charles Parish --Inquest Records Book #1--Mar 1877-Dec 1886

Page 106--Inquest was held on 13 Mar 1885 on the body of Dan White lying dead on the Freletson Place. The jurors' verdict was that he came to his death by the nocturnal visitation of God and no guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were Peter Henry, Alet Mitchell, John Robertson, Joseph Henry and Clement Colly, Coroner.

Page 107--Inquest was held on 3 Apr 1885 on the body of an unknown white man lying dead at the low line of the parish near the Loy Lanoue PLace. The jurors' verdict is that he came to his death by accidental drowning in the Mississippi River, there being no marks of violence on his body. Jurors were Chester Davis, Jorden Thorp, Jule Isacc, Septine Johnson, Henry Matheu and Clement Colly, Coroner.

Page 108--Inquest was held on 29 Nov 1884 at Des Allemands, before Joseph B. Freeman, JP, acting as coroner, upon the body of an unknown white man there lying dead. Juror' verdict was that he came to his death from pneumonia caused by unneccessary exposure. Jurors' were Achille Garner, Lorence Dash, Cezar, John Brown and Joseph B. Freeman, acting coroner.

Page 109--Inquest was held on 3 May 1885 on the body of an unknown colored man lying dead in front of the Freedlander PLace. The jurors' verdict is that he came to his death from a blow from some unknown persons, afterwards was thrown in the Mississippi River. The said blow having fractured the skull bone of the deceased and therefore was murdered by some unknown person or persons. Jurors were Jacko, fils, Sam Joseph, Peter Muny, Victor Robertson and Clement Colly, Coroner. 

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