Wednesday, October 22, 2008

TANDY BRANHAM - Pages 32-33 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 32
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court June 11, 1892
Tandy Branham ] Lunatic

This day F A Wilson 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 Tandy Branham is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

F A wilson County Attorney
Ordered by the Court, ThatW W Martin Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial. Tandy Branham

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: L H Malloy, Jno Q Thomas, H F Skinner, L Miles, J D Kimsey, J H Brock, Garret Reed, J P Robertson, J C Hodges, J E Freeman, G E Crumbaugh and J W Furnish [not listed here, but signed below as a juror was H ? Brock]

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 Tandy Branham is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from unknown cause that he was born in Virginia, and resides in Eddyville and is 37 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 ----------- and have not estate so far as we know sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Tandy Branham 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 Branham is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Lexington Kentucky, and R ? Holmes is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed one guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 33

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 37yrs
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - unknown
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - don't know of any
3.(a) Date of first attack - about one year ago
(b) How exhibited - religious frenzy
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - grows worse
4.(a) Supposed cause - unknown
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy - Rather??
7.(a) Restraint imposed - confined in cell
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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