Tuesday, March 24, 2009

JIM HALL - Second Book Pages 6-7 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Second Book Page 6
Jan 28 Call Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Jan 28 1911
Jim Hall ] 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 Jim Hall 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: John Holsapple, Willie Holland, J H Calhoun, J M Wells, Walter Scott, Dorris Scott, J M Hevil, Arch Kevil, Alex Roberson, Ernis Lyon, Levi Oliver & Lee Ladd

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 Jim Hall is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ___________ that he was born in Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 70 years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns no realestate [sic] no estate of any kind; that his father is ______ and mother ______ and reside in _____ and _____ not estate ______ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Jim Hall is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] Ernest Lyon

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Jim Hall 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: T P Gray Judge Lyon County Court
N S King Clerk ____ Court

Second Book Page 7

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 70
(b) Occupation – was farmer
(c) Married or Single - widower
(d) Habits - good
(e) Educated - none
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – 2 years ago
(b) How exhibited - ??thering spell, mind leaves him at times
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – worse, bad circulation
4.(a) Supposed cause – old age, impaired circulation
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - none
(c) Subject to fits. Yes How long – 2 years
From what cause – weak heart?
(d) Natural Temper - good
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy – about ?? two week
7.(a) Restraint imposed – none?
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - no

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