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NANNIE JOHNSON - TB Pages 92-93 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book



County of Lyon

Versus } Lunatic
Mrs. [Luth is crossed off] Nannie Johnson

This day C C Molloy Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To C Armstrong Judge of the Lyon Court: I am reliably informed that Nannie Johnson 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.

C C Molloy
County Attorney Lyon Court

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: M Gray, E B Prince, J Brock, Wilburt Mill?, C V Barnett, Nute Dunn, Many Tucker, Ernist Fox, S Hodges, S S West, [two more unreadable names].
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 Mrs Nannie Johnson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since for 20 years: that she was born in Bub?? county (State or Country) and resides in Lyon County and is 65 years of age; that she was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that she owns no estate of any c?? and is now an inmate county alms house no estate of any kind; that her father is dead and mother is dead and reside in _____ and have not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Mrs [Luth is crossed out] Nannie Johnson is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

That this is the third time she has been adjudged a lunatic
J S Hodges Foreman

Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 65; Color? white; Sex: female; widow
Occupation? none; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? Fair;
Extent of Education ? none; Number and date of previous attacks? Often
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? Don’t know;
Duration of present attack: _____; How exhibited and has it changed in character _____;
Supposed cause? Don’t know; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? no; 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? _____; Cleanly? yes; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: _____; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: _____;
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? no;
“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 Mrs Nannie Johnson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; (Lunatic or dangerous Idiot); it is ordered that she 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; that this is the third inquest.

C Armstrong Judge Lyon county Court
Attest: ? Braswell Clerk Lyon Court
Term Call 3 Date: July 1918
Book No. _____ Page _____

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