Wednesday, November 26, 2008

THOS. PECK - Pages 92-93 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 92
August Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Circuit Court Aug 19, 1898
Thos. Peck ] Lunatic

This day W R Howell, Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. T P Cash?, Judge of the Lyon Lyon [sic] Court:
I am reliably informed that Thos. Peck is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

Attorney Judicial District
Ordered by the Court, That F A Wilson Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial. Thos Peck

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: H B Withers

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 Thos. Peck is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic homeless and incurable; that the unsoundness of mind is unknown to us that he was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 37 or 38 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 dead and reside in Lyon Co Ky and father has not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Thos. Peck is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

, J M Ge?ell?, M F Wells, Michael Eison, G A Miller, ? ? Hall, Thos Hilton, M Gray, J P Hall, John S Holt, William ??l?con & J B Congere?, J T Wilson

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Thos. Peck is of unsound mind and a harmless incurable lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at ____________ Kentucky, and ________ is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

Attest: _______ Judge ______ Court
______ Clerk _______ Court

Page 93

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 37 or 38
(b) Occupation - none
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - none
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – since he ws about 10 yrs old
(b) How exhibited – complains of pain in groin
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown steadily
4.(a) Supposed cause - unknown
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - none
(c) Subject to fits. How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - good
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - none
(b) Violence toward others - none
6.Periodic frenzy - none
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none
(b) Treatment used – had various doctors to treat him. Treatment not known
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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