STATE OF KENTUCKY } March 11 1912 Call Term
County of Lyon
Versus } Lunatic
This day M P Molloy Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To T P Gray Judge of the Lyon Court: I am reliably informed that Robert Grey is a person of unsound mind and a unsound mind (Lunatic or Idiot) and therefore ask that a Jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.
M P Molloy
Attorney Lyon Co Court
Ordered by the Court, That N W [unreadable] 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: H B Gresham, Wyley Freer, Tom Prince, Sam G Cash, W H Lewis, S S West, Abe Burgess, Tom Robertson, Jim Storie, Ler? Ladd?, John T?ell? and John Brown Jr
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 Robert Grey is by reason of his age physical and mental infirmity is competent to transact his own business that the unsoundness of mind has existed for more than 30 days: that he was born in Caldwell Co Ky (State or Country). and resides in
Lyon County and is 75 years of age; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns $2000 worth of Real Estate one Muel [sic] worth $150. Corn $15, Mare worth $60.00 & tobacco worth $500 and has estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Robert Grey is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.
(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)
Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:
Age? 75 Color? White Sex: Male Married
Occupation? farmer Habits? good
Extent of Education? Limited Number and date of previous attacks? none
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? none
Duration of present attack: 30 days How exhibited and has it changed in character? No change. Flyty(?) attack. Imagines that is away from home. Physically and mentally weak.
Supposed cause? Old age Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? Imagines that he is …… [sic]
Subject to fits? no, if so, how long and from what cause: ___
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: good Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? no Violent? no Destructive? no Cleanly? yes Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: ___
What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: no support of ?? his general system
Any injury about the head ever received? no Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions, sores or injuries? none What estate have the parents, husband or wife of the person under trial? X
“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”
$2000 Land, Mule, Mare & bin woth $225, tobacco worth $500.00 Total $2750
Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Robert Grey is a person of unsound mind and a ___ (Lunatic or dangerous Idiot); it is ordered that he be committed to the asylum for the insane at ___ Ky., and that the superintendent of said asylum be immediately notified and directed to send for said lunatic.
___ Judge ___ Court
Attest: ___ Clerk ___ Court
Term ___ Date___
Book No. ___ Page ___