Showing posts with label DeBoutte. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DeBoutte. Show all posts

Friday, March 12, 2010

St. Charles Parish Courthouse Inquest Records Book #1---continued

Page 21.   Inquest was held on 17 Jun 1878 on the body of John Skiner, found in the rear of the B. Dargenar Plantation. The verdict was that he came to his death by accidently cutting down a tree upon himself. Jurors were L. Aclama Katen, Francois Jupitor,Jr, Paul Belle, Samuel Whitehead, Honore Bourgois and coroner Clement Colly.

Page 22.  Inquest was held on 19 Aug 1878 on the body of an unknown white man. The verdict was that he came to his death by yellow fever and not otherwise, no other person is responsible for his death. Jurors were F. Murray, Marshall Benoit, Jerry Thorton, Joseph Smith, Coy Clinton and coroner Clement Colly.

Page 23.  Inquest was held on 7 Sep 1878 on the body of an unknown white man lying dead on the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad. The verdict was that he came to his death by some unknown illness and not otherwise. He appears to be about 30 years of age and having no identification. No person is responsible for his death. Jurors were Steward Johnson, Christ Kimskey, Moses Moore, John Snaurden, Franklin Thomas and coroner Clement Colly.

Page 24.  Inquest was held on 14 Sep 1878 upon the body of Charles Baptiste lying dead. The verdict was that he came to his death by two wounds inflicted in the left side with a sharp instrument in the hands of one Valcour St. Martin, one above the left nipple and one below. Doctor's certificate annexed. Jurors were Prudent DeBoutte, ? Garten, Chas J. Garllard, John Fox, Joseph Alexandre and coroner Clement Colly.

Page 25.  Inquest was held on 15 Sep 1878 on the body of Valcour St. Martin lying dead. The verdict was that he came to his death by wounds inflicted by deadly weapons, namely guns, knives, pistols and clubs in the hands of unknown parties on the 14 Sep 1878. Jurors were Prudent DeBoutte, Chas J Garllard, Joseph Alexandre, John Fox, ? Garten, and coroner Clement Colly.  note--This was considered a lynching witch will be covered in a future post.