Monday, December 8, 2008

JEFF GRAY - Pages 108-109 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 108
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court March 5th 1900
Jeff Gray ] 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 Jeff Gray 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: Thomas Arnold, John Hall, Dorris Scott, W H Martin, C W Davis, W T Lamb, J W Cling?, W R Timmons, T A Braswell, W B Bridges, J W Kevil & T H Molloy

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 Jeff Gray is not a lunatic as charged but is laboring under a nervous excitement that he was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 30 years old; [the remainder of the standard paragraph is lined through. Underneath the lines, it says his parents are dead.].

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] T H Molloy

[none of the following paragraph is filled in]
wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said _________ is of unsound mind and a _________ and that _________ be immediately conveyed to the asylum at _________ Kentucky, and _________ is appointed to convey _________ to said asylum and he is allowed _________ guard.

Attest: _________ Judge _________ Court
_________ clerk _________ Court

Page 109

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 30
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - Temperate
(e) Educated - slightly
2.(a) What relations have been insane – Mother for a while
3.(a) Date of first attack – Three or four days ago
(b) How exhibited – Talking at random
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. None 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 -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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