Friday, October 24, 2008

NANNIE JOHNSON - Pages 36-37 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 36
June Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon Circuit Court June 14, 1892
Nannie Johnson ] Lunatic

This day J B Garnett, Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon.John R Grace, Judge of the Lyon Circuit Court:
I am reliably informed that Nannie Johnson is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J B Garnett County Attorney 2 Judicial District
Ordered by the Court, That E H James Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial.

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: Adam Knoth, S D Jackson, T M Nickell, Brook Patterson, J N Oliver, F G Bannister, Sanuel Williams, W J Woodall, J M Cash, L N Leash, A KSingleton, D A Sexton

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 Nannie Johnson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind has occurred within five years that she was born in [where-born]Ballard County, and resides in Lyon County and is 34 years old; that she was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that she owns no estate in possession ??ion or remainder and no estate of any kind; that her father is dead and mother dead and reside in [sic] and not sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Nannie Johnson is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

Samuel Williams, Foreman

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Nannie Johnson is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and L C Duke is appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed one guard.

Attest: M R Grace Judge Lyon Circuit Court

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Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 34
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single - married
(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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