Thursday, March 26, 2009

JOHN L BROWNING - Second Book Pages 8-9 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Second Book Page 8
______ Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT ___________
Lyon County Court _________
John L Browning ] Lunatic

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

To Hon. _________, Judge of the Lyon ________ Court:
I am reliably informed that John L Browning is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

_________ Attorney Judicial District
Ordered by the Court, That M P Molloy 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 C Crumbaugh, J U Kevil, Harry McKinney, G M Smith, Jim Sills, Gus?? Hea?ter

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 L Browning is a person of sound mind and not a lunatic; that he was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Lyon Co and is 42 years old; that he owns ________ no estate of any kind; that his father is dead and mother dead and reside in ______ and _____ not estate ______ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said ______ is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for ______ support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] J M Smith

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said J L Browning is of sound mind and not lunatic and that he is capable of caring for himself in the ??? of his business.

Attest: _______ Judge ______ Court
W H Rogers Clerk Lyon County Court

Second Book Page 9

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Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age -
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single -
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated -
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack -
(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. How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide -
(b) Violence toward others -
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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