Thursday, February 19, 2009

JOHN ISABELL - Pages 208-209 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 208
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Oct 19 1907
John Isabell ] Lunatic

This day W L Krone, 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 John Isabell is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

W L Krone 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: W T Glass, W L Gresham, Bud Freeman, Henry McCarty, J W Devil, Bart Gray, Andrew Jackson, John Walker, Jim Salyer, Dave Scott, C M Salyer & Jeff Wells

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 John Isabell is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cause unknown that he was born in Ky, and resides in Eddyville and is 78 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; and said Isabell is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] W ? Gaines

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said John Isabell is of unsound mind and a _____ lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and _____is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon Court

Page 209

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 78 years
(b) Occupation - covict
(c) Married or Single -
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack - recently
(b) How exhibited -
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause - senility
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide -
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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