Monday, November 17, 2008

B F TIMMONS - Pages 76-77 Lyon County KY Lunatic Book

Page 76
Regular Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court June 22, 1892
B F Timmons ] 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 B F Timmons 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 Lyon County
Ordered by the Court, That T J Watkins 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, G D Blick, J W Clark, J J Stovall, C W Davis, G D Griffin, John Brock, W M jenkins, W M Bowman, John Opie, Robt Hodges and Frank Brake

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 B F Timmons is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is low state of health & piles that he was born in Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 47 years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns property worth about $150 ; that his father and mother are dead. B F Timmons 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 B F Timmons is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and J B Veal is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed no guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court
J M Smith Clerk County Court

Page 77

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 47
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single – m-
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – 1894 about Mch
(b) How exhibited – Thinks he has enemies who seek to destroy his life & property
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – very little
4.(a) Supposed cause – bad health caused from piles
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – That he has a great many enemies
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper – malable [sic]
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – some what at times
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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