Showing posts with label Williams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Williams. Show all posts

Saturday, October 1, 2011

St. Charles Parish Inquest Book #1

ZPage 116--Inquest held on 14 Jul 1885 on the body of an unknown colored man lying dead between John Volman aand Frank Harvey Place. The jurors verdict is that he came to his death by being drowned in the Mississippi River. There were no marks of violence on the body. Jurors were Simmon Mathew, Anthony Labranche, Alfred Anderson, Ussin Eugene and Clement Colly.

Page 117--Inquest was held in the city of New Orleans on 20 Jun 1885 before Dr. J.F. Fenney, coroner, on the body of Henry Williams,lying dead at Charity Hospital and after careful autopsy find death to have resulted from a gun shot wound of the abdommen producing internal hemumorrhage. Henry Williams, male,black, native of LA.,age 23, resident of this city since by occupation a laborer residing at Boutte Station, dead of internal hemumorrhage on 29 Jun 1885 at 12 o'clock from a gun shot wound of abdomen. Jurors were A. C. Seymour, Daul Maloney, M.L. Tinney, and J. T. Tinney, MD Coroner.

Page 118--Inquest held on 18 Aug 1885 on the body of Emma Thomas, lying dead at the Oakland Plantation. The jurors verdict is that she came ro her death by sunstroke and not otherwise, there being no marks of violence on her person. The jurors were Chas Ellis, James Harris, Leon Louis, Jesses Zino, and Clement Colly, Coroner.

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.

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.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1, March 1877-December 1886

Page 97.  Inquest was held on 22 Dec 1884 on the body of an unknown colored man found drowned in the Mississippi River in front of Price's Place. The juror's verdict is that he came to his death by some unknown cause drowning in the Mississippi River and no guilt attaches to any person, there being no marks of violence on the body. Jurors were Alfre Simmons, George Jackson, Frank Williams, Paul Jones, Alfred Carter and Clement Colly, Coroner. J. B. Martin, Clerk and J. C. Triche, Dy. Clerk.


Page 98.  Inquest was held on 13 Dec 1884 on the body of Isham Buchanan lying dead at Boutte Station, before J. B. Friedman, 4th Ward Justice of the Peace. The juror's verdict was that Isham Buchanan, colored, was found dead by being run over by a train of the Morgan Railroad, going east. The train was in charge of Mr. Casln?, Engineer, who is not blamed. Jurors were Achille Garner, Geo. Alick, James Taylor, Edmond Roberts, J. B. Butler, and J. B. Friedman, acting coroner. Approved by Clement Colly, Coroner, J. C. Triche, Dy. Clerk


Page 99.  Inquest was held on 24 Sept 1885 on the body of Isaac Williams, lying dead in the Tenny or Hills Place. The juror's verdict is that he came to his death by the visitation of God and not otherwise, there being no marks of violence upon his person. Therefore, no guilt attaches to any other person. Jurors were George Washington, Stephen Johnson, Thom Oscar, Charles Adam, Wm. Johnson, Clement Colly, Coroner.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1 March 1877-December 1886

Page 89.   Inquest was held on the body of Alex Washington on 6 Jun 1884 at Bayou LaBranche before 5th Ward JP Antoine Clark. The jurors' verdict say that Aron Thomas of St. Charles Parish on the 5 Jun 1884 in the peace of the State then and there being Alexander Washington at the hour of 12 o' clock on the Jackson Railroad at a place called Bayou LaBranche did there and then threaten to kill Aron Thomas and with his weapon, a shotgun in his hands with malice aforethought did make an assault and him, the said  Aron Thomas fired and used every effort as to prevent from committing himself left the said Alexander Washington and  flee from there in fear of death could not escape so the said Aron Thomas himself in the preservation of his life against the said Alexander Washington to defend and in his own defense him the said Aron Thomas defended his life by shooting the said Alexander Washington in his jaw and throat with a musket of which  caused death instantly in his own defense. Jurors were William Erwing, Louis Williams, Joseph Eugene, Joseph Schexkemberger, and C. C. A. Stephens, Antoine Clark, 5th Ward JP. Filed J.B. Martin, Clerk.


Page 90.   Inquest was held upon the body of Victor Joseph on 4 Jan 1884, lying dead, before Coy Clinton, 1st Ward JP acting as Coroner. The jurors' verdict is that he came to his death by being frozen to death back of Hahnville. Jurors were Paul Johnston, Charles Thomas, Robert Pierre, Michel Pierre, Bazil Pierre, and Coy Clinton, acting Coroner. J. B. Martin, Clerk. 

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  

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Inquest Records, Book 1, March 1877-December 1886

Page 67.   Inquest was held on 13 May 1883 on the Texas Pacific Railroad, in the rear of the property of late Mrs. Joseph Touzann, on an unknown black man lying dead, before Coy Clinton, Justice of the Peace, 1st Ward. Verdict of the jurors is that he came to his death by smallpox and exposure to the inclemency of the weather. Jurors were John Bush, Bill L(?), Adam Joseph, Isham Reed, Mc(?) Williams and Coy Clinton,JP.

Page 68.   Inquest was held on 22 April 1883 at the Good Hope Plantation on an unknown white woman, lying here dead, before George Scott, Jr., Justice of the Peace of the 3rd Ward. The verdict of the jurors is that this unknown white woman came to her death by drowning, but cannot say whether any guilt attaches to any person. Jurors were Peter Brown, Aron Washington, Charles Jenkins, Shrederick Jennifer, A. P. Alexander and George Scott Jr., J. P.

Page 69.   Inquest was held on 24 April 1883 at the front of the Boutte Road on the Batture, of an unknown white man, here lying dead, before the Justice of the Peace of the 2nd Ward, C. C. A. Stephens. Jurors verdict is that this unknown white man came to his death by accidental drowning and his body was found floating in the river. Jurors were Peter Myer, Joseph Alexandre, Ursin Rousseaux, Charles Gassen, Antoine Gassen, and C. C. A. Stephens, J. P.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

1883 in St. Charles Parish

Continuing with the 7 July 1883 edition of the "St. Charles Herald."

     We are pleased to state, that owing to the energy displayed by our polite and attentive grocer, Mr. C. Roullier, the citizens of Hahnville, can enjoy every Saturday evening and Sunday, ice cream, cakes, etc.
     We have received, through the kindness of our energetic butcher, Mr. Charles Block, from A. V. Williams, Esq., manager of Milliken and Kearney Plantation, about 5 miles above Hahnville, a blue ribbon stalk of sugar cane, 1 1/4 inch thick and 5 feet high, not including the foliage, and containing 6 well-developed red joints. We challenge any one to take the ribbon.
     Since the above was written we have received from Mr. J. S. Brady of the John A. Morris' Ashton Plantation, a stalk of sugar cane containing 7 well-developed red joints and the joints are longer than those of the former cane.
     We regret to know of the lack of public interest displayed by our Police Jury, at their meeting of Monday last, in not appropriating a small amount or providing in a prompt and effective manner by having the State Law enforced for the roads and bridges, which are a disgrace to our parish. We are both to feel compelled to mention this subject once more and certainly would not do so if there was no money in the parish treasury, but as this is not the case, with all due deference to our friends, the members of the police jury, we are constrained to believe that this is a matter of false economy on their part, which we trust they will not fail to reconsider favorably.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Inquest Records Book 1, March 1877- December 1886

Page 64.  Inquest was held 7 Nov 1882 at Star Plantation, on the body of A. Williams by Coy Clinton, Justice of the Peace, 1st Ward. The jurors verdict is that he came to his death by Diarha(sic), caused by inseperance(sic). Jurors were Gus Stewart, Randall Hunt, Ginn Williams, Alex Gillerm, Rev. H. C. Johnson and Coy Clinton.

Page 65. Inquest was held on the 11 March 1883 on the body of Joseph Clendon at Ashton Plantation, before the 2nd Ward Justice of the Peace. Jurors verdict is that he was killed by two gunshot wounds inflicted in the head and in the right eye, wounds being about an inch and a half apart, one penetrating through the skull and emerging the top of the head, either one of which could be fatal. Wounds were inflicted by a 44 calabre(sic) British Bull Dog pistol in the hands of Morgan Flowers, who is now in custody of the Sheriff. Jurors were M. R. B(ene)?, Charles Gassen, Louis Thomas, John H. Bacehux, F. J. Casey,(Cele)?, A. Stephens, 2nd J.P.

Page 66.  Inquest was held on 26 Dec 1882 on the body of Paul Ben who was found dead in his bed on the Mary Plantation in the first ward. The verdict of the jurors was he died of penonumomia(sic) of the lungs. Jurors were Timothy Aikens, Eugene Mitchell, Joseph Lagnson, Felix Brown, Jos. Stein, Joseph B. Friedman, Dy. Coroner.

Monday, June 28, 2010

1883 in St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Herald, July 7, 1883.

Credit is due to our police jury for refusing to permit the assessment list of the Mississippi Valley Railroad to be enrolled for taxation in the year 1883, owing to the prompt and generous action taken by said company in closing both the Bonnet Carre and Patterson Crevasses some weeks ago.

We are pleased to see that our police jury have taken a step in the right direction in having some of their number appointed as syndics. We hope that this may prove such a change for the better, that all of them may be persuaded to accept a like appointment for the good of the parish.

Conductor Muro, of the M. L. & T. R.R. put an old lady, with only one leg, off the west bound train at Boutte Station, last Monday morning, owing to the fact of her not having sufficient money to carry her to her destination of Rockport, Texas. Owing to the kindness of Hon. J. L. Boutte and other citizens of our parish, she was sent on her way rejoicing.

One of the largest and most complete sugar plantations of Boutte Station neighborhood is that of Col. E. H. Young, a gentleman of genius, vigor, and popularity. This fine plantation is situated about 3 miles above Boutte; the M. L. & T. R.R. runs through the place and the traveller is impressed with the beauty of the surroundings, sugar cane presenting a healthy growth, buildings having evidence of care and attention, besides other indications that this is a first class place, complete in every respect.

A duel took place last Wednesday in St. John Parish, between Messrs. Elias Williams and Leon Montegut, after an exchange of shots, neither party was impaired.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1, March 1877-Dec 1886

Page 45.  Inquest was held on the body of James Williams at Freetown, on 30 Dec 1880, before Coy Clinton, 1st Ward Justice of the Peace. Jurors' verdict is that on Tuesday night, 28 December 1880, the deceased came to his death being frozen to death under the influence of liquor. Jurors were Wash. Taylor, Handy Washington, C. A. Bourgeois, Robert Pierre, Alcide Diendonnie, and Coy Clinton, Acting Coroner.

Page 46.  Inquest was held on th 4th day of May 1880 to inquire by what means the corps(sic) of Richard Sloen, here lying dead in the 2nd Ward, found floating in the River by John Bentley on the evening of the 3rd, died. After hearing testimony of witnesses and being identified as Richard Sloen, aged 45 years, a blacksmith by trade, born in Nashville Tennessee, resident of this parish last past 16 years, the jurors declare the deceased suicied(sic) by drowning himself in front of J. B. Gassen's Store when suffering of a attack of Delerium Tremen(sic) and said Sloen leaving no property and not being claimed by family or friend was buried by the Coroner at the conclusion of the inquest on this 5th day of May 1880. Jurors were Bonrin Poydras, Henry Frey, William Finney, August Armand, John Bentley and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner. Filed 7th January 1881.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

St. Charles Parish Inquest Records------Mar 1877-Dec 1886

34.  Inquest held on the body of Drosin Pierre on 12 Jan 1880. The verdict is that he was killed in the swamp of Philip Thomas in the rear of Davis Plantation and while there employed and while cutting trees, a tree fell and struck a side branch which broke and struck him on the head, causing death instantly. Jurors were Max Gugenheimer, John Blair, Peter Alexander, James J?ksen, Prosper Williams, and Jos. Stein, Dy. Coroner.

35. Inquest held on the body of  Francis Carter on 6 Oct 1879, found dead on Fashion Plantation. Inquest was held before 5th Ward Justice of the Peace, acting as Coroner. The verdict is that she came to her death by hard drinking. Jurors were Arthur Stread, Jeffery Dymer, Edward Steward, Joseph Williams and H.L. McCutcheon, Justice of the Peace.

36. Inquest held on the body of Charlie Miller on 5 Nov 1879 at the 14 Mile post on the Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad in St. Charles Parish. Inquest held by S.D. Gustave, Mayor and Ex-Officio Justice of  the Peace for the city. The verdict is he came to his death by being accidentally killed by a south bound engine on the Jackson Railroad. Jurors were Geo. Becker, J.J. Bauer, G.M. Becker, G. McIntyre, Wm. Morrison and S.D. Gustave.

37. Inquest held on the body of Samuel Williams on 10 Nov 1879 found dead at Hahnville. The verdict is that he came to his death on 9 Nov 1879 by having both of his arms smashed in the cog wheel at Mr. Bealman's sugarhouse, two miles from Boutte Station, on 8 Nov 1879 about 10 A.M. Jurors were Rober Robertson, Bazile Aldridge, Augustave Jacobs, Zeno Eugene, Alexander Washington and Jos. Stein, Dy. Coroner.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

St.Charles Parish Inquest Records Book #1

Page 30.  Inquest was held on 24 Aug 1879 on the body of Narcisse Kellup at Bayou Des Allemands before the 4th Ward Justice of the Peace, acting coroner. The jurors verdict was that he came to his death by bad management of the boat and accidentally drowned by heavy weather at the time on Friday, 22 Aug 1879. Jurors were Timothy Akins, He ? Thomas, James Lee, Henry Curtis, Joseph Morehead, Jr., and Domingo Pitre, acting coroner.

Page 31.  Inquest was held on 13 Sep 1879 on the body of an unknown person on the on the batture in front of Fashion Store. The jurors say that the body was found nearly decomposed and seems to have been drowned with no other marks except on the face and neck which could not be ascertained whether it was a wound or eaten by something. On searching the body two letters were found signed 'Your darling wife Hattie' and 35 cents. Jurors were Lewis Ory, Louis J. Lauve, Robert Pierre, Solomon Matis, Frank D. Blood and Jas. Stein, Dy. Coroner.

Page 32.  Inquest was held on the body of a colored man by the name of Joe was held on 12 Oct 1879. So stated he came from Carrolton, LA, and was a ministerial performer. He was drowned  in front of Davis Plantation on 9 Oct and was found on the 12th in front of Louis Gordon Place. The jurors found no marks of violence on his body. The verdict was that he came to his death by accidentally drowning. Jurors were William Johnson, Lewis Clark, Lester Friloux, Valsin Baptiste, James Robinson, and Jos. Stein, Dy. Coroner

Page 33.  Inquest was held on the body of Frank Murry on 4 Jan 1880. On 3 Jan 1880 about 10 p.m. his body was found on the floor and his head on a pan. We find no guilt attached to any person. We find that he came to his death after a lingering disease of cather(sic) and the body was turned over to his friends for burial. Jurors were Fabins P. Peters, Clement Colly, Prosper Williams, Henry Bryant, Samuel Thomas and Jos. Stein, Dy. Coroner.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Inquest Records--Book # 1--March 1877-Dec 1886

Page 13--Inquest was held (no date) on the body of an unknown white man lying on the right bank of the Mississippi River in front of Ashton Plantation. The verdict was that he died from accidental drowning. Jurors were G.W. Wilson, Cobert Booker, Joseph Larmchay, Edward Fils, Joe Williams, and Coroner Clement Colly.

Page 14--Inquest was held on 13 Feb 1878 on the body of Charles Henry at Boutte Station before Domingo Pitre, acting coroner. The verdict was that he came to his death by no guilt being attached to any person and that the family may take charge of the body for burial. The jurors were E.H. Youngs, Stewart Johnson, Edmond Roberts, George Williams and Frank Roberts.

Page 15--Inquest was held on 19 Jan 1878 in the Parish of Orleans before Jno. G. Roche, coroner of the First, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Districts, Parish of Orleans in view of the dead body of Ely Yarsent, male, colored, native of Louisiana, age 20 years, lying dead in Charity Hospital dead house. The jurors say that Ely Yarsent's body was found dead at the above place and after viewing the body and an autopsy by Dr. J.C. Beard, city physician, and on the evidence, we find that death resulted from a gun shot wound of the abdomen causing death. The wound was inflicted with a pistol in the hands of John Coleman between the hours of 3 and 5 o'clock, Wednesday, 16 Jan 1878 on the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad, a half mile from Bayou Des Allemands Station, Parish of St. Charles. Jurors were J.E. Armstrong, E.H. Casselon, Robert Perrets, I. Martin, M.M. Haydon and Coroner John G. Roche.

Page 16--Inquest was held 16 Apr 1878 on the body of Laura Parker, at the 28 mile marker of the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad. The verdict was that she came to her death by one Willie Cook of this parish between the hours of 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon. He willfully shot her with a double-barrel shot gun loaded with buck shot, causing death. The shot entered her forehead reaching backward through her brain by a certificate by a surgeon named J. Jemmason. Jurors were Achille Garner, Isem Kemper, Stewart Johnson, James Taylor and Coroner Clement Colly.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Inquest Record Book #1, March 1877-Dec 1886

Page 7--Inquest was held on the body of John Irvin on 26 Jun 1877 at Luling Plantation. The verdict was that he came to his death by being shot with a double-barrel shot gun, with small bird-shot, held in the hands of Thomas Neal and Charles Mitchell. This was an accidental shot caused by said John Irvin, Charles Mitchell, and Thomas Neal playing with said gun. The shot having taken effect about one inch below the left breast causing immediate death. The certificate of death of the doctor herewith appended. Jurors were Charles J. Gaillard. J. Bellichot, Vilson Turner, Howard Bank, Calvin Booker, and coroner Clement Colly.

Page 8--Inquest was held on an unknown colored man on 29 Jul 1877. He was found dead on the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad. The verdict was that he came to his death by some violence unknown to them and that the right side of scull bone of the head was crushed and broken on the right temple. We have therefore caused him to be buried. Jurors were Jacques ? Giles, Prosper Williams, Alex Johanson, Louis Claiborne, George Williams and coroner Clement Colly.

Page 9--Inquest was held on 12 Aug 1877 on the body of an unknown man at P.A. Rost Plantation, before Achille Hawkins, Justice of the Peace. The verdict was that he accidentally died by misfortune and not by any blow or wound. He was about the age of 40 years and seems to look like a laborer. Jurors were John Brown, Toby Bouvey, Fleming Richard, Moses Prophet, Abraham Brown, and Achill Hawkins, 3rd Ward Justice of the Peace.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Civil War in St. Charles Parish

There was a letter from a Civil War soldier on the blog Blind Pig and the Acorn today and this made me wonder how many of us stop to think of the small skirmishes that happened in Des Allemands, Boutte and Hahnville.


ST. CHARLES INQUEST RECORDS: BOOK #1 MARCH 1877-DEC 1886

PAGE 1: Inquest on the body of Charley Maze, held on 25 Feb 1877. The verdict was that he came to his death by accidentally drowning on the 25 Feb 1877, near Boutte Station, in a ditch on the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad. Jurors were Joseph B. Friedman, J. B. Barter, Edmond Roberts, Steward Johnson, and J. E. Jho?anson. Coroner Clement Colly.

Page 2: Inquest on the body of Joseph Johnson, alias Joe Vick, held on 30 Mar 1877. Inquisition made at Boutte Station. The verdict was that he was killed this morning between 8 and 9 o'clock by means of a discharge of shot and slugs from a double-barrell shot gun in the hands of John Williams, of this parish, at the store of J. P. Friedman. He was shot in the back of the head from which he instantly died. Jurors were Michael Johnson, Edmond Roberts, James Taylor, Charles Pejurkam, Joseph ? Ellis, and Coroner Clement Colly.

Page 3: Inquest on the body of an unknown white man, held on 14 Apr 1877. The verdict was that he came to his death while lying upon the tracks of the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad, on the morning of 6 Apr 1877, when he was run over by a freight train. Jurors were Joseph B. Friedman, Edmond Roberts, Edward Broward, James Taylor, Washington A. Johnson and Coroner Clement Colly.