Feb 9 1910 Spec Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT
Lyon County Court Eddyville Ky
Jim Wagoner ] Lunatic
This day J Hodge, 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 Wagoner is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.
J Hodge Attorney Lyon County
Ordered by the Court, That N W Utley 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 T D?les, T J Dunn, J W Barnett, T?ker Wells, William Russell, F E Cummins, Levi Oliver, Rody Oliver, J H Bird, Willie Holland, Eddy Holloway & Chas Roberson
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 Wagoner is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind was caused by self abuse that he was born in can't tell, and resides in Louisville and is 28 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 no estate [sic] of any kind; that his father is _______ and mother ______ and reside in ________ and _____ not estate nothing ?? learned of his father and mother sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Jim Wagoner is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.
And he is a convict serving a life sentence in the Ky Brand(?) Prison at Eddyville Lyon Co Ky
[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] R Y Taber
wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Jim Wagoner 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 Court
N S King Clerk Lyon Co Court
STARTING WITH THIS PERSON, THE PAGES SEEM TO HAVE GOTTEN CONFUSED. IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS NO SECOND PAGE FOR JIM WAGONER, AND THIS SECOND PAGE (215) SEEMS TO BE INFORMATION ON THE NEXT PERSON IN THE BOOK. ]