Homicide among Adults in Georgia and South Carolina, 1785-1900

Compiled by Randolph Roth

October 2009 version

The data on homicide among adults in Georgia and South Carolina were compiled by Randolph Roth for his study of American Homicide (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009). The sources are described in that study. Kenneth Wheeler assisted in gathering data from Georgia newspapers. The data on murders of children under the age of 16 will be posted when Roth completes his study of Child Murder in America.

The spreadsheet contains homicide data from two counties in South Carolina and seven counties in Georgia. The worksheets are only from the seven counties in Georgia. Worksheets were not created for the two counties in South Carolina, Edgefield and Horry, because the data were taken directly from the typescripts by Flora B. Searles of the coroners' books of Edgefield County, South Carolina, 1844-85, and Horry County, South Carolina, 1849-74. Those typescripts are located at the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina.

Spreadsheets

Worksheets


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