Tuesday, December 9, 2008

JEFF GRAY - Pages 110-111 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 110
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court March 9th, 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 District
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: W T Gain, J H Catlett, John Hall, George Champion, Will Castlebery, Ben Jones, James Clark, John Opie, T A Braswell, J N East, Wm Robertson & Y M Cash

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 a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ______ that he was born in Ky, and resides in Lyon County and is 30 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 dead and mother dead and said Jeff Gray 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 Jeff Gray is of unsound mind and a [word unreadable] lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and John T Opie is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 111

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 30 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single – widow
(d) Habits - Temperate
(e) Educated - ordinary
2.(a) What relations have been insane - Mother
3.(a) Date of first attack – about first of March 1900
(b) How exhibited – Talking at random
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - none
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - easy
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - none
(b) Violence toward others - somewhat
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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