Friday, December 12, 2008

COLUMBUS JOLLY - Pages 116-117 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 116
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court June 18th 1900
Columbus Jolly ] 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 Columbus Jolly 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
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 W Bell, J F Doyle, M F Dunn, Will S Scott, Tom Biny?, Ottie Hall, Harvey Jones, Fred Merry?, U G Bun?, Elias Mitchell, Seldon R Glenn & James Gatewood

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 Columbus Jolly is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cause unknown that he was born in Livingston Co Ky, and resides in Kuttawa Ky and is 35 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 and mother are dead and said Columbus Jolly 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 Columbus Jolly is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Brooks Brasher is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ______ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon Co. Court

Page 117

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – about 35 years
(b) Occupation - Laborer
(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 – about one week ago
(b) How exhibited – Roaming around at night
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – has grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – thinks someone wants to poison him
(c) Subject to fits. Don’t know How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - none
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed – watched & guarded
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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