Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BILLY MANNAN - Pages 42-43 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 42
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court November 25, 1892
Billy Mannan ] Lunatic

This day W W Martin Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon.W L Crumbaugh, Judge of the Lyon County Court:
I am reliably informed that Billy Mannan is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

W W Martin County Attorney
Ordered by the Court, That D B Cassidy Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial. Billy Mannan

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: D M Smith, W M Bowman, M P Malloy, James Boyd, J L James Jr, W T Smith, G H Calloway, B F Groves, John Brock, L M Thomas, L C Duke and W E Crumbaigh

who being duly impaneled and sworn according to law, after hearing the evidence, returned the following verdict, viz: We of the jury find from the evidence that Billy Mannan is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cause unknown to us that he was born in Bowling Green, Ky, and resides in asylum at Hopkinsville, Ky and is -- years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns no estate of any kind; that his father is alive and mother is alive and reside in Bowling Green, Ky and they/he/she has/have not have no estate so far as we know or can find out - sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Billy Mannan is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Billy Mannan is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Lewis Thomas is appointed to convey him/her to said asylum and he is allowed -- guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 43 [note from Debbie: There was no information entered in this page for Billy Mannan]

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age -
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single -
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated -
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack -
(b) How exhibited -
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause -
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide -
(b) Violence toward others -
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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