Sunday, March 15, 2009

BEN ROSSEN - Pages 222-224 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 222
May Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court May 17th 1910
Ben Rosson ] Lunatic

This day J S Hodges, Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. T P Gray, Judge of the Lyon County Court:
I am reliably informed that Ben Rosson is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J S Hodges 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: R E ?tte, J Y Mize, Jeff Wells, S G Cash, Geo Crumbaugh, Finis Cummins, W G Terrell, C E Cummins, John Town, Joe Smith, L E Dobbs & W Z Moneymaker

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 Ben Rosson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind _________ that he was born in Hopkins Co Ky, and resides in Eddyville and is 36 years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns nothing no estate of any kind; that his father is dead and mother living and reside in Central City Ky and he has not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Ben Rosson 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 Ben Rosson is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and _______is appointed to convey ____ to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: T P Gray Judge Lyon County Court

Page 223

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 36
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated -
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – [unreadable]
(b) How exhibited -
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause -
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – at times
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head - no

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