Tuesday, February 10, 2009

GEORGIA ANN BARNETT - Pages 198-199 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 198
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court April 24 1907
Georgia Ann Barnett ] Lunatic

This day J D Lester Protem, 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 Georgia Ann Barnett is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J D Lester Protem County Attorney Lyon County District
Ordered by the Court, That E H James 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: Tom Hollowell, W T Gainey, G C Crumbaugh, Will Wood, J M M?At??, S R T??, J W McMullen, W P Molloy, Toby Hopper, Henry Hooks?, Sam West & J W Gresham

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 Georgia Ann Barnett is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ________ that she was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Lyon Co and is 66 years old; that she was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that she owns a life estate in 60 acres of land; that her father and mother are dead [sic] sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Barnett is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] J W McMullen

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Georgia Ann Barnett is of unsound mind and a _____ lunatic and that ____ be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and _______is appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 199

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 66 years old
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single - widow
(d) Habits - Temperate
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - Probably
3.(a) Date of first attack – 6 years ago
(b) How exhibited – Thinks someone wants to kill her
(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 – stated above
(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 - no
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none
9. Was committed to asylum April 20, 1901.

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