Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A CALLAWAY - Pages 52-53 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 52
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Oct 12th 1893
Dr. A Callaway ] Lunatic

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

To Hon. W L Crumbaugh, Judge of the Lyon County Court:
I am reliably informed that Dr. A. Callaway 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: T U Braswell, J L Watson, F M Wadling, C W Rucker, W J Mitchell, W M Ethridge, E S Evans, Garrett Reid, T L Reid, M M Robertson, M M Bowman, G H Collame?

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 A Calloway is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind results from cause unknown to us that he was born in Ky, and resides in Kuttawa Ky and is 80 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 hisr father is dead and mother is dead and said A Callaway 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 A Callaway is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and M G Baughter is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed one guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 53

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 80 years
(b) Occupation - Physician
(c) Married or Single - Married
(d) Habits - Now temperate - have been untemporate years ago
(e) Educated - yes
2.(a) What relations have been insane - None
3.(a) Date of first attack - about 1886
(b) How exhibited - many unreasonable imaginings. One that he was infested with vermin. one that family in room over him poured sand through floor on him.
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - There is less indication of those original delusions but others are present
4.(a) Supposed cause - old age and excessive use of opiates
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - Has threatened it
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed - None of late
(b) Treatment used - None specially
(c) Bleeding - No
8. Injury about head - no

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