Tuesday, January 6, 2009

MARK WADLINGTON - Pages 152-153 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 152
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Aug 11 1903
Mark Wadlington ] 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 Mark Wadlington 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 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.

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: C S Glenn, John Hall, W P Glenn, Mat Lyon, M F de Graffenind?, Will Bridges, C W Rucker, W T Glass, W L Gresham, Harvey Freeman, James Boyd & Joe Robinson

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 Mark Wadlington is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind _______ that he was born in Mo, and resides in Lyon Co and is 17 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 alive and reside in Texas and she has not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Mark Wadlington is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] C W Rucker

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Mark Wadlington is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and John L Smith is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge ____ Court
Page 153

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 17 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - brother
3.(a) Date of first attack – one year ago
(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 - yes
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed - guarded
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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