Tuesday, November 25, 2008

FRANCIS MILLIGAN - Pages 90-91 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 90
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court July ?th 1898
Francis Milligan ] Lunatic

This day Sam 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 Francis Milligan 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 County District
Ordered by the Court, That Jno F Nichols 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 H Catlett, J T Moneymaker, J T Bruce, J H Brock, F G Bannister, Rufe Glass, Elijah Cummins, J U Oliver, T J Vinson, Charley Krouse, J F Yates & ? ? Tinsley

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 Francis Milligan 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 60 years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns ? ? pension of $17.00 per month; that his father is ¬¬¬____ and mother ____ and reside in ____ and ____ not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Milligan 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 Francis Milligan is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and A K Boughteris appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon Co. Court

Page 91

Brief History of Case

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