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ISIAH MILES - Pages TB 30-31 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book


County of Lyon
Oct 15 1913
Versus } Lunatic
Isah [sic] Miles

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 Court: I am reliably informed that Isah [sic]Miles is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic (Lunatic or Idiot) and therefore ask that a Jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J S Hodges
County Attorney Lyon Court

Ordered by the Court, That E HJames 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: Frank Tanner, Joe Roberson, N Z Gresham, James Ramey, H E Yates, A A Ramey, D J Hensley, Jeff Walls, H Luckett, Z P Gresham, F R Maddux
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 Isaac [sic] Miles is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic. That the unsoundness of mind has existed since _____: that _he was born in _____ (State or Country) and resides in Fletcher County and is 42 years of age; that _he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that _he owns _____ no estate of any kind; that _____ father is _____ and mother is _____ and reside in _____and ha_ not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said _____ is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for _____ support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

James F Ramey Foreman


Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 42 Color? White Sex: Male Married
Occupation? Inmate of prison; Occupation of Husband? Farmer Habits? good
Extent of Education ? none; Number and date of previous attacks? _____
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? _____
Duration of present attack: do not know; How exhibited and has it changed in character? Corea, has had it since a child; Supposed cause? _____ Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? At time, ill;
Subject to fits? no, if so, how long and from what cause: _____
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: bad; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure others? yes Violent? At time; Destructive? Yes; Cleanly? No; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: once or twice per week; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: confined in cell; takes bromides & choral; Any injury about the head ever received? No; Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions, sores or injuries? No; What estate have the parents, husband or wife of the person under trial? _____
“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”

Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Isiah Miles is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic (Lunatic or dangerous Idiot); it is ordered that _he be committed to the asylum for the insane at Hopkinsville Ky., and that the superintendent of said asylum be immediately notified and directed to send for said lunatic. And if said Isiah Miles is cured or so nearly so that he can be dismissed from said asylum that he be returned to the Eddyville Prison to complete his term as a prisoner.

T P Gray Judge Lyon Co Court
Attest: N S King Clerk Lyon Court
Term _____ Date Oct 15 1913
Book No. 3 Page 31

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