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TOM CAMPBELL - Pages TB 68-69 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book



County of Lyon
Feb 12 1917

Versus } Lunatic
Tom Campbell

This day J S Hodges Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To T P Gray Judge of the Lyon County Court: I am reliably informed that Tom Campbell 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 County 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.
[note from transcriber: the quality of this copy is VERY POOR]
To inquire, etc., comes a Jury, to-wit: T E Prince, Roy Kims(l)ey, Dave Parrent, W H Holloway, Asyi(?) Purvis(?), Dick Miller, ??, J U Kevil, Homer Patterson, W E Moneymaker, U S Ki???, Euri Prince.
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 Tom Campbell is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since about a? year: that _he was born in State of Tennessee (State or Country) and resides in Lyon County and is 57 years of age; that _he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that _he owns about $200 worth of land. Has a family of wife and five children, 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 wife and children is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

Homer Patterson Foreman

Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 57; Color? Black; Sex: Male; Married
Occupation? farming; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? Termperate;
Extent of Education ? very limited; Number and date of previous attacks? 1 year ago;
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? none;
Duration of present attack: one year; How exhibited and has it changed in character Quit work won’t talk;
Supposed cause? _____ ; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? Religious. Says he has been commanded by the lord to quit work and do his bidding. Family says he draws pictures and to call(?) the tree(?) of life; Subject to fits? no; , if so, how long and from what cause: _____
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: _____ ; 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: 48 hours; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: none;
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? Land valued at $200;
“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”
He has a small tract of land valued at $200.00 and has a wife and five children whose support comes from this small amount of property.

Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Tom Campbell 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 Special Date: February 1917
Book No. 3 Page 69

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