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JESSE JONES - Pages TB 72-73 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book



County of Lyon
Mch 19 1917

Versus } Lunatic
Jesse Jones

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 Jesse Jones 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.

Attorney _____ Court

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: Terry Winchester, James Ramey, P L B??t, George Prince, Manliff Tucker, White Kevil, Dave Williams, R Sugarman, Shellie Satterfield, Walter Williams, B?? Scotlind, As?? La??.
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 he Jesse Jones is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since about Mch 1913: that _he was born in _____ (State or Country) and resides in Lyon County and is 20 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 property no estate of any kind; that _____ father is X and mother is _____ and reside in _____ and ha_ not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said X is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for _____ support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

He was sent to the asylum April ?? 1913 and it has been more than 90 days since he returned home.

James F Ramey Foreman

Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 20; Color? White ; Sex: Male ; Single;
Occupation? Laborer; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? none; Number and date of previous attacks? First Mch 1913
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? None;
Duration of present attack: [not readable]; How exhibited and has it changed in character [not readable];
Supposed cause? Ur????; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? None; Subject to fits? No; , if so, how long and from what cause: _____
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: ??ild; 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: Friends watch him to keep him from running off;
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? none;
“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 Jesse Jones 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

_____ Judge Lyon County Court
Attest: W H Rogers Clerk Lyon County Court
Term Call Date: Mch 19 1917
Book No. 3 Page 73

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