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AMOS BROOKS - Pages 94-95 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 94
Dec Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Dec 26 1898
Amos Brooks ] Lunatic

This day S C Molloy, 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 Amos Brooks Col. is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

Sam C Molloy County Attorney Lyon Co. Ky
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: J S Smith, S G Cash, A S J Fody, F S Fody, T C Warfield, G M Champion, Manliff Tucker, R P Lefan, Thos Helton, J H Faugh, M E Bridges & T Fowler

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 Amos Brooks Col. is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind __________ that he was born in _______, and resides in Penitentiary at Eddyville 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 ____ and mother _____ and reside in ____ and _____ not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Amos Brooks 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 Amos Brooks is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and ______ is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed _______ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 95

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age -
(b) Occupation – convict in Penitentiary at Eddyville Ky
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits – very good has but little to say
(e) Educated - uneducated
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – not known
(b) How exhibited – has a mania for burning things take great delight in e?thing, matches
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - no
4.(a) Supposed cause - unknown
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – none except as stated
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper – very good
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - none
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed – Have to keep watch over him and keep him from burning things
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head – none known

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