(Found in Loose Deeds File For 1810 - 1814)

Franklin County Court

Inquest on the body of Daniel Perdue

3 July 1810

Inquisition

taken at the Parish of Patrick and in the county aforesaid the 3rd day of July 1810 before me Stephen Smith one of the coroners of the Common Wealth for the county aforesaid upon a view of the body of Daniel Perdue late of the parish and county aforesaid there upon lying dead and upon the oaths of Samuel Cochran, Jno Ashworth, Amos Ellison, James Greer, Charles Lumsden, Dudley Lumsdan, Jno H. Holland, Peter Holland, Robert Childress, Jno Lawson, Tho. Dudley, Nathan Johnson, Jesse Dillion, Branch Osborn, Benj. Wray, Sam Dillon, David Price, Willian Brisendine, Tho Hamblin, Jno G. Neubil, Jas McKinsey, Val Oyler, Stephen Sink and Henry Koon good and lawful men of the county aforesaid who being sworn and charged to enquire on the part of the Common Wealth where, when, how and after what manner the said Daniel Perdue came to his death do say upon their oaths that the said Daniel Perdue not having God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil at the parish and county aforesaid in and upon himself then and there being in the peace of God and of the said common wealth feloniously voluntarily and of his malice for thought made an assault and that the said Daniel Perdue then and there with a certain rifle gun of about the value of fifteen dollars, laden with gunpowder and leaden ball which the said Daniel Perdue then and there held in his hand and then and there feloniously voluntarily and of his malice of forethought did fire off and discharge the same into the head of him the said Daniel Perdue giving unto himself the said Daniel Perdue one mortal wound of which said mortal wound the said Daniel Perdue at the parish and county aforesaid lanquished and languishing lived about two hours and then died in the parish and county aforesaid on the second day of this month July. And so the jurors aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid say that the said Daniel Perdue then and there in manner and form aforesaid as a felon of himself feloniously voluntarily and of his malice aforethought himself killed and murdered against the peace and dignity of the common wealth I am witness where of as well the aforesaid coroner as the jurors aforesaid have to this inquisition put their seals on the day and year aforesaid.

Samuel Cochran (seal)

John Ashworth (seal)

S. Smith (seal)

Amos Ellison (seal)

James Greer (seal)

Charles Lumsden (seal)

Dudley Lumsden (seal)

John M. Holland (seal)

Peter Holland Sr. (seal)

Robert Childers (seal)

John Lawson (seal)

Thomas Dudley (seal

Nathan Johnson (seal)

Jesse Dillion (seal)

Branch Osborn (seal)

Benjamin Ray (seal)

Samuel Dillion (seal)

David Price (seal)

William Brizendine (seal)

Thomas Hamblin (seal)

John G. Neubil (seal)

James McKinsey (seal)

Valentine Oyler (seal)

Stephen Sink (seal)

Henry Koon (seal)

At a court held for Franklin County Oct 1st 1810 this inquest on the body of Daniel Perdue was returned and ordered recorded. test James Calloway

RECORDED folio H72 (1172?)

 

Transcription by Janet

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