Lunacy Records
Desoto Co FLGenWeb Project

Book 1
June 12, 1899 - April 22, 1913

This page contain the first 100 entries in the oldest lunacy book at the Desoto Co Courthouse. The information consists of the patient name; date of petition; names of the petitioners (including at least one blood relative); evaluating physicians; physicians findings (probable cause or hallucinations); judges name, ruling, and date.

 
Page 1

Name: Lanier, Martha Mrs.
Date: 12 June 1899
Petitioners: J. L. Durrance, Wm H. Hart,
                     W. H. Hollingsworth, J. W. Smith, 
                     W. O. Skipper, Stephen Skipper
Physicians: G. E. Wright, D. D. Kinney,
                     David H. Skipper
Evaluation: Menopause or Change of life
                     Congriation of the brain
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 16 June 1899
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 51

Name: Blair, Wilsie
Date: 14 Dec 1907
Petitioners: W. S. Ingram, J. C. Hickman, J. J. Heard,
                     J. F. Stonebaker, J. W. Craig
Physicians: Kirby H. Smith, J. A. Simmons,
                     P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Chronic; Hereditary
Hallucination: Thinks she is being persecuted and
                          robbed
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 12 Dec 1907
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 2

Name: Blackburn, Ella
Age: 20 years
Date: 11 July 1899
Petitioners: Benj. L. Blackburn, W. M. Jernigan,
                     Wm. Waterson, W. R. Mahon, H. A. Ware
Physicians: J. C. Matthews, W. C. Hayman,
                     L. M. Richardson
Evaluation: Malarial/Menostatis
Hallucination: Refuses to talk
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 11 July 1899
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 52

Name: Blair, Wilsie
* Continued from page 51

Page 3

Name: Blair, Wilsie
Date: 21 Nov 1899
Petitioners: Claude L. Carlton, J. L. Jones, H. E. Carlton
                     C. C. Chollar, Z. King
Physicians: C. H. Smith, E. A. Thomas, W. L. Mahon
Evaluation: Grief & Religious Excitment/Abused and
                     Ill treated
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 21 Nov 1899
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 53

Name: Mercer, Jane
Age: 70 years
Date: 01 Jan 1908
Petitioners: J. C. Edmund, J. Russ, R. W. Rhode,
                     John Lewis, Peter McClelland
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, P. W. Hayward Sr.,
                     R. L. Cline
Evaluation: General Paresis
Ruling & Date: 01 Jan 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 4

Name: Houge, J. A.
Age: 49 years
Date: 07 Dec 1899
Petitioners: J. B. Bunch, R. A. Mills, P. S. Pearce,
                     Eugene Greene, James Phelon
Physicians: James Macfie, W. H. Sharp. G. J. Lawton
Evaluation: Dementia/Failing Health & abuse of drugs
Hallucination: His being stabbed & the killing of the
                            party robbing him/Sleeplessness
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 07 Dec 1899
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 54

Name: Morgan, Mary
Age: 37 years
Date: 04 Jan 1908
Petitioners: Geo. W. McLane, Mrs. Mollie Hashum,
                     Mrs. Bertha Hampton, Will McDonald,
                     Henry Best
Physicians: D. N. McQueen, Kirby H. Smith,
                     Clayton Porter
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Fear of injury by others
Ruling & Date: Temporary Insanity; 09 Jan 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 5

Name: Polk, Henry
Age: 30 years
Date: 02 Jan 1900
Petitioners: O. F. Whidden, C. m. Johnson, N. H. Keen,
                     J. E. Lackleor, H. E. Wild
Physicians: James Macfie, T. J. Lawton
Evaluation: Dementia/Fidgit & Nervous Debility
Hallucination: Enemies are lying in what for his life
Ruling & Date: Dementia Insanity; 02 Jan 1900
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 55

Name: Goldwire, Ben
Age: abt. 50 years
Date: 09 Jan 1908
Petitioners: T. D. Powell, F. Morques, L. D. Hardy,
                     F. W. Hays, Albert E. Bennett
Physicians: Same as above petitioners
Evaluation: Unknown
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 10 Jan 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 6

Name: Tinnerman, Henry L.
Age: 47 years
Date: 08 Jan 1900
Petitioners: Z. King, M. L. Williams, T. B. King,
                     F. M. Waldron, C. C. Chollar
Physicians: Ed Green, N. M. Sauls, W. H. Green
Evaluation: Poresis/Mental Resbitude
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Page 56

Name: Stokes, Mary Ellen
Date: 03 Apr 1908
Petitioners: S. M. Hayward, Harry Cross, D. T. Carlton,
                     John M. Lanier, E. F. Campbell
Physicians: Same as above petitioners
Evaluation: Syphilis
Hallucination: Fear of burning
Ruling & Date: Acute Mania; 03 Apr 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 7

Name: Tinnerman, Henry L.
Age: 35 years
Date: 18 Jan 1900
Petitioners: Ira J. Powell, F. W. King, M. G. Mills,
                     F. T. Buchanan, Wm Tinnerman
Physicians: G. J. Myers, J. R. Windham, H. L. Crawford
Evaluation: Brain trouble caused by long protracted
                     bad general health
Hallucination: Imagining all kinds of things & wild
                           talk and actions
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 19 Jan 1900
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 57

Name: Higgins, Hattie H.
Age: 56 years
Date: 23 June 1908
Petitioners: W. S. Shelton, Grace C. Shelton, W. H. Rice
                     Harry Stanfield, Mrs. S. C. Cochran
Physicians: J. E. Garner, Y. E. Wright, T. K. McRae
Evaluation: Nervous dibelety anf stomach trouble
Hallucination: Wanders around seeking employment
Ruling & Date: Paranoi; 25 June 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 8

Name: Galley, William D. Rev.
Date: 18 Jan 1900
Petitioners: H. L. Cowart, P. C. Altman, W. H. Peeples,
                     S. E. Roberts, R. D. Moore
Physicians: T. J. Myers, F. T. Buchanan, Oscar Knight
Evaluation: Long strain on the nervous system and
                     high nervous excitement
Hallucination: Physical condition & wild imagination
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 19 Jan 1900
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 58

Name: Brown, Nanie
Age: abt. 60 years
Date: 11 Aug 1908
Petitioners: Geo. W. McLane, L. B. Currie, J. A. Silcox,
                     Charles A. McLane, Charles H. Gill
Physicians: Kirby Smith, D. N. McQueen, S. I. Huffman
Evaluation: Released
Ruling & Date: No Insanity; 08 Sept 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 9

Name: Morgan, Mary
Age: 35 years
Race: Colored
Date: 03 Nov 1900
Petitioners: W. S. Stetson, W. B. Hardee, J. P. Jones,
                     Jas. A. Newsome, J. E. Lewis - brother
Physicians: J. M. Samuel, Geo. W. McLane,
                     L. T. Blochsome
Evaluation: Veterine affection
Hallucination: Fear of others
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 07 Nov 1900
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 59

Name: Murdock, L. C. Mrs.
Age: 57 years
Date: 18 Sept 1908
Petitioners: J. L. Knight, J. S. Wise, J. Jernigan,
                     G. S. Campbell, J. R. Windham
Physicians: J. R. Moore, D. H. Vaughn, N. M. Bryan
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: a religious comm. from her father-ie God
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 26 Sept 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 10

Name: Loper, Jack
Age: 40 years
Date: 24 Dec 1900
Petitioners: J. H. Bowman, Jas. A. Newsome, J. B. Cox,
                     C. E. Davis, B. Bassett, W. H. Johnson
Physicians: J. M. Samuel, Geo. W. McLane,
                     A. C. Freeman
Evaluation: Indecency and wanting to be going about
Hallucination: Obscure
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 27 Dec 1900
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 60

Name: Roberts, W. A.
Age: abt. 40 years
Date: 14 Oct 1908
Petitioners: F. R. Blount, S. I. Huffman, I. A. Silcox,
                     Geo. W. McLane, Clayton Porter
Physicians: Kirby Smith, H. W. Smith, D. N. McQueen
Evaluation: Drug Rehab
Hallucination: Fears injury from others
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 19 Oct 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 11

Name: McGehee, Dora R.
Age: 40 years
Date: 05 Feb 1900
Petitioners: J. H. Kinsey, F. Morquos, E. H. McQuady,
                     Elam B. Carlton, N. C. Platt
Physicians: J. C. Matthews, J. N. Hollingsworth,
                     T. L. Bates
Evaluation: Female disorder
Hallucination: Cruelty to her children
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 04 Feb 1901
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 61

Name: Smith, Mrs. Marshal
Date: 28 Oct 1908
Petitioners: C. M. Johnson, C. W. Pearce, J. C. Hickman
                     H. W. Pearce, Jake ??
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, R. L. Cline, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: None
Ruling & Date: Chronic Dementia; 31 Oct 1908
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 12

Name: Bowens, Charles
Age: 40 years
Date: 22 May 1901
Petitioners: F. A. Smith, R. R. Russell, F. T. Brown,
                     W. B. Crews, M. B. Crews
Physicians: J. M. Mathis, T. J. Lawton, T. Gaskins
Evaluation: Low wines from turpentine still and
                       physically very bad condition
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Page 62

Name: Davis, Grover (Samuel)
Age: 21 years
Date: 15 Feb 1909
Petitioners: H. W. Smith, J. H. Rasch, E. B. Fortson,
                     S. H. Morton, J. M. Deiver
Physicians: C. H. Smith, D. N. McCullen, J. R. Sandlin
Evaluation: Perverted inclination & general hilarity
Hallucination: Hysterical phenominal hilarity
Ruling & Date: Weak Mind; 20 Feb 1909
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 13

Name: Love, William H.
Age: 83 years; draws $12.00 pension from US Gov.
Date: 31 May 1901
Petitioners: F. E. Felder, Thos. J. Pepper,
                     Frank Waldron, W. W. Bateman,
                     T. W. Harward
Physicians: Ed Greene, T. J. Lawton, D. T. Swan
Evaluation: Living a lonely life
Hallucination: Someone is haunting him and tormenting
                         him at all hours
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 01 June 1901
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 63

Name: Coram, Mrs. Julia
Age: 39 years
Date: 08 Mar 1909
Petitioners: T. S. Knight, S. P. Jennings, M. S. Roberts
                     F. M. Larrison, C. L. Roberts
Physicians: D. N. McQueen, K. H. Smith, T. S. Knight
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Religion
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 08 Mar 1909
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 14

Name: Mix, Lawrence W.
Age: 58 years
Date: 02 Sept 1901
Petitioners: E. L. Richardson, S. J. Townsend,
                     B. F. West, Joseph Bell, Wm. F. Daughtrey
Physicians: James Macfie, E. L. Richardson, 
                     Aaron Bennett
Evaluation: Monomania
Hallucination: Jealousy that his wife is habitually
                          untrue to him
Ruling & Date: Monomania Insanity; 17 Sept 1901
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 64

Name: Futral, Mary S.
Age: abt. 48 years
Date: 26 Feb 1909
Petitioners: S. B. Hogan, N. M. Sauls, S. A. Cox,
                     J. M. Walston, P. D. Sauls
Physicians: J. R. Moore, D. H. Vaugn, T. R. Starke
Evaluation: Hallucinations
Hallucination: Perversion
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 15 Mar 1909
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 15

Name: Watson, John W.
Age: abt. 32 years
Date: 01 Nov 1901
Petitioners: W. E. Robertson, J. A. Hampton, E. F. Smith
                     D. C. Douglas, P. F. Richards
Physicians: K. H. Smith, S. J. Simmons, J. D. Thompson
Evaluation: Religion
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 01 Nov 1901
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 65

Name: Ferguson, Alex
Date: 08 July 1909
Petitioners: D. L. O'Neal, W. E. Burton, E. A. Jones,
                     A. W. Rabon, Sam Whitney
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, R. L. Cline, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Epileptic
Hallucination: Religious
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 13 July 1909
Judge: R. E. Brown

 
Page 16
 

Name: Hunter, Hampton
Age: 57 years
Date: 10 Dec 1901
Petitioners: Addie Hunter, A. B. Coleman, Chas. Wright
                     David Dwight, Henry Cassedy
Physicians: J. M. Samuel, Geo. W. McLane,
                     Ed. M. Earnest
Evaluation: Obscure
Hallucination: Violence
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 13 Dec 1901
Judge: A. E. Pooser

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Name: Mason, William A.
Age: 50 years
Date: 20 July 1909
Petitioners: Cyril Baldwin, T. K. Dishong, F. W. Hays,
                     Sam Pohakoff, W. A. McBride
Physicians: C. H. Smith, J. A. Simmons, T. D. Powell
Evaluation: Injury to head
Hallucination: That he is being cut or abused by one
                          Will Wright
Ruling & Date: Dementia; 20 July 1909
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Mathis, John
Age: 35 years
Race: Colored
Date: 07 July 1902
Petitioners: C. H. Smith, J. L. Jones, A. S. Shelfer,
                    Geo. R. Parker, W. L. McDowell
Physicians: Luby L. Smith, J. E. Kreider, Thos. Gaskins
Evaluation: Religion
Hallucination: Thinks he is sent by God to kill any
                          and everything
Ruling & Date: Melancholia Insanity; 
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 67

Name: Higgins, Hattie Mrs.
Age: abt. 60 years
Date: 13 Sept 1909
Petitioners: F. Y. Hanna, H. E. Cline, M. D. Shelton,
                     Mrs. S. C. Cochran, W. H. Rue
Physicians: H. E. Cline, Y. E. Wright, J. C. McEwen
Evaluation: Arterio Sclerois
Hallucination: Wandering
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 25 Sept 1909
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 18

Name: Lewis, Marion G.
Age: 30 years
Date: 29 Jan 1902
Petitioners: R. L. Earnest, Ed. M. Earnest, B. Lewis (X),
                     Jas. A. Newsome, M. J. Rickman
Physicians: J. M. Samuel, Geo. W. McLane, A. Rowe
Evaluation: Obscure
Hallucination: To seclude himself from others and hide
                          his face by keeping handkerchief over
                          his eyes
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 30 Jan 1902

Page 68

Name: Lowe, Sallie Miss
Age: 26 years
Date: 26 Oct 1909
Petitioners: J. C. Edmrendoz MD, M. G. Carlton,
                     John Woods, W. M. Lowe, B. Chardkoff
Physicians: J. A. Simmons, R. L. Cline, J. M. Alderman
Evaluation: From a severe illness which she had about
                     15 years ago
Hallucination: That her mother & brothers are trying to
                          kill her & that she must kill them in
                          self defence
Ruling & Date: Epileptic Mania; 29 Oct 1909
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 19

Name: Baxter, Elizabeth
Age: 85 years
Date: 31 July 1902
Petitioners: Geo. W. McLane, N. N. Wakefield,
                     A. B. Guthrie, R. L. Earnest, L. Oliver
Physicians: J. M. Samuel, G. B. Stephenson,
                     Geo. W. McLane
Evaluation: Obscure
Hallucination: Fear ecspecially at night
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 31 July 1902
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 69

Name: Dearth, Regina
Age: 30 years
Date: 04 Nov 1909
Petitioners: D. O. Rogers, Mrs. J. H. Bowman,
                     Mrs. E. F. Bostick, Mrs. J. D. Southerland,
                     Mrs. J. A. Brunson
Physicians: H. E. Cline, Y. E. Wright, J. C. McEwen
Evaluation: Epilepsy
Hallucination: Wandering away from home
Ruling & Date: N/A; 08 Nov 1909
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 20

Name: Midgett, Maude
Age: 9 years
Date: 31 July 1902
Petitioners: Geo. W. McLane, Charles E. Midgett,
                     L. F. Blockstone, J. S. Goff, J. L. Goff
Physicians: J. M. Samuel, R. L. Earnest,
                     Geo. W. McLane
Evaluation: Obscure
Hallucination: To wander away
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 31 July 1902
Judge: A. E. Pooser

Page 70

Name: Turner, Charles C.
Age: 52 years
Date: 09 Apr 1910
Petitioners: M. R. W. Albritton, A. Y. Teachy,
                     R. B. Armstrong, J. L. Jones, R. M. Marler
Physicians: C. H. Smith, D. L. McSwain, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Heat stroke & Chronic dementia
Hallucination: Chronic eczema
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 09 Apr 1910
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: O'Neil, J. M.
Age: 31 years
Date: 27 Feb 1905
Petitioners: B. Bassett, Bishop Mason, C. C. Challor,
                     J. H. McQueen, E. A. Houston,
                     Jacob Burkhort
Physicians: R. H. Smith, C. H. Smith, J. J. Sweoringin
Evaluation: Mental Aberation
Hallucination: Some disorder of the brain
Ruling & Date: Mental Aberation; 27 Feb 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 71

Name: Murphy, Mary Mrs.
Age: abt. 50 years
Date: 10 May 1910
Petitioners: L. L. Morgan, P. H. Honsh, A. C. Freeman,
                     T. D. Powell, J. W. Whidden
Physicians: K. H. Smith, J. A. Simmons, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Trying to be assaulted & persecuted
Ruling & Date: Chronic Dementia; 11 May 1910
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Silcox, W. O.
Date: 24 Mar 1905
Petitioners: A. B. Coleman, H. O. Silcox, A. W. Walker,
                     Wm. Jones, J. M. Underhill
Physicians: G. M. Vincent, D. S. McGreen, 
                     R. T. Blockson
Evaluation: Excessive drinking and mental strain and
                     worrying
Hallucination: Constant fear of bodily injury from
                          imaginary persons
Ruling & Date: Not Insane; 28 Mar 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 72

Name: Whaley, Bessie
Age: 15 years
Date: 18 July 1910
Petitioners: J. W. Farr, V. L. Smith, J. A. Williams,
                     J. F. Roberts, Owen Knight, J. D. Whaley
                     (father)
Physicians: M. L. Crum, H. E. Cline, J. W. Rainey
Evaluation: Epilepsy
Hallucination: An inclination to wander & divest
                          herself of all clothing following a
                          seizure
Ruling & Date: Periodic Insanity; 01 Aug 1910
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Simon, Celelia
Date: 23 May 1905
Petitioners: Rev. S. D. Houston, A. B. Coleman,
                     D. Ingraham, H. W. Walker,
                     W. H. Lockwood
Physicians: McSwain, Kirby Smith, J. J. Myer
Evaluation: None
Ruling & Date: Not Insane; 26 May 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 73

Name: Daniels, Vannie
Age: 11 years
Date: 07 Oct 1910
Petitoners: W. D. Lowe, Dave Summeralls, John North,
                    Walter Bond, Thos. Lowe
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, J. A. Simmons,
                     P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: None
Ruling & Date: Epilepsy; 13 Oct 1910
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Griffin, Benjamin
Age: 68 years
Date: 26 May 1905
Petitioners: Wm. S. Davenport, M. Donaldson,
                     J. L. Jones, Carl Hayman, J. H. Hendry
Physicians: Ed Green, Kirby Smith, R. B. Campbell
Evaluation: Malnutrition and exposure
Hallucination: None
Ruling & Date: Dementia Insanity; 26 May 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 74

Name: Hayes, John
Date: 08 Nov 1910
Petitioners: E. S. Yelvington DDS, Harry Cross,
                     S. F. Stonebroker, T. D. Powell, John King
* No further information

Page 25

Name: O'Neil, J. M.
Age: abt. 45 years
Date: 09 June 1905
Petitioners: Sam Powell, J. E. Best, H. N. L. Mortin,
                     Chas. W. Daniels, Sam Howkins
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, C. H. Smith, W. W. Carlton
Evaluation: Lifhemia
Hallucination: Disease-Cystitis
Ruling & Date: None; 10 June 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 75

Name: Nurburn, W. H.
Age: abt. 73 years
Date: 21 Mar 1911
Petitioners: A. O. Jones, G. S. Marsh, H. D. Cameron,
                     J. R. Windham, A. C. Beauchamp
Physicians: M. L. Crum, J. G. Caile, W. R. Minor
Evaluation: Senility aggrevated by renal disease
Hallucination: General mental incompatance
Ruling & Date: Probably Temporary Insanity;
                           23 Mar 1911
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Vining, Georgia
Date: 17 June 1905
Petitioners: Geo. W. McLane, R. L. Earnest, L. Allen Jr,
                     C. A. McLane, J. R. Elliot
Physicians: D. N. McOwen, G. M. Vincent, F. R. Blount
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Nothing particular
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 20 June 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 76

Name: Hall, Dan
Date: 03 Apr 1911
* Notes.... See next page

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Name: Cason, Elizabeth
Age: abt. 42 years
Date: 20 Sept 1905
Petitioners: S. I. Huffman, B. M. Wade, E. A. White,
                     R. L. Earnest, J. R. Saudlin
Physicians: D. A. McQueen, G. M. Vincent,
                     F. M. Cooper
Evaluation: Unknown to us
Hallucination: Fear of poison administered by others
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 22 Sept 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 77

Name: Hall, Dan
Age: 21 years
Date: 03 Apr 1911
Petitioners: L. W. Whitehurst, A. Yancy Teachy,
                     C. E. Lanier, W. J. Wingate, L. Underhill
Physicians: H. E. Cline, Y. E. Wright, J. C. McEwen
Evaluation: Congenital
Hallucination: Idiot
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 28 Apr 1911
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Cassidy, Beulah E.
Date: 21 Sept 1905
Petitioners: E. J. Hardee, W. C. Cassidy, J. M. Edwards,
                     Joseph Wilson, F. B. Rooney
Physicians: J. M. Beeson, J. E. Gomer, W. W. Payne
Evaluation: Despondency over her present condition
Hallucination: The dread of the house burning and also
                          of the Judgement
Ruling & Date: Evident Insanity; 22 Sept 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 78

Name: Lewis, Hinkley
Age: 21
Date: 14 Apr 1911
Petitioners: Geo. W. McLane, C. G. Davis, J. J. MCann,
                     S. J. Huffman, J. F. Corbett
Physicians: J. A. Simmons, H. P. Bevis, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: **see note on bottom of this page
Hallucination: None
Ruling: None; 18 May 1911
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Collins, D. B.
Date: 19 Oct 1905
Petitioners: W. H. Seward, H. E. Wild, F. M. Alderman,
                     S. J. Carlton, R. B. Armstrong
Physicians: C. H. Smith, R. L. Cline, W. A. Hull
Evaluation: Alcoholic drinking
Ruling & Date: Committed; 19 Oct 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 79

Name: Pelham, Ace
Age: 58 years
Date: 25 Apr 1911
Petitioners: J. E. McRae, E. S. Alderman, W. T. Moore,
                     A. B. Moore, J. L. Brandan
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, R. L. Cline, T. S. Carlton
Ruling & Date: Not Insane; 27 Apr 1911
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Powell, Florence
Age: 7 years
Date: 12 Oct 1905
Petitioners: B. M. Bean, G. M. Allen, Mrs. B. M. Bean,
                     R. L. Cline, J. L. Jones
Physicians: C. H. Smith, R. L. Cline, E. T. Campbell
Evaluation: Transmitted which we believe yeild to
                     proper care and medical treatment for
                     nervous disease
Hallucination: A sympathy for others
Ruling & Date: Temporary Insanity; 23 Oct 1905
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 80

Name: Pelham, A. C.
Age: 56 years
Date: 10 May 1911
Petitioners: J. S. Noble, J. R. Griffin, J. W. Lowe,
                     F. M. Griffin, Luby Coker
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, H. P. Bevis, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Paresis
Hallucination: None in particular
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 12 May 1911
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Skipper, John L. Jr.
Age: abt. 35 or 40 years
Date: 19 Feb 1906
Petitioners: G. R. Collins, Z. H. Simmons, W. T. Lamb,
                     I. D. Robinson, B. S. Booth
Physicians: G. E. Wright, J. B. Mobley, J. H. Cousey
Evaluation: General disability and nervouness
Hallucination: Despondant, ressless, sleeplessness
                          and threating life of family
Ruling & Date: Complete Insanity; 19 Feb 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 81

Name: Gaulding, Marina
Age: 48 years
Date: 27 July 1911
Petitioners: J. T. Griggs, W. M. Driggers, S. H. Cauthen,
                     R. Smith, M. W. Gaulding
Physicians: D. N. McQueen, Geo. S. Stone,
                     M. V. Williams
Evaluation: Pellagra
Hallucination: Worms in the head
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 31 July 1911
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Caughman, Eliza
Date: 24 Feb 1906
Petitioners: R. C. Sparkman, Andrew Williams,
                     Noah Whidden, J. L. Hicks, E. M. Putman
Physicians: D. N. McQueen, G. M. Vincent,
                     M. V. Williams
Evaluation: Extreme old age
Hallucination: Looking after cattle (?), not violent but
                          requires some restraint to keep her from
                          running from home and being injured
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 03 Mar 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

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Name: Golden, Marina Mrs.
Age: 48 years
Date: 07 Aug 1911
Petitioners: W. M. Driggers, J. R. Piner, Alan Whitaker,
                     E. Wotitzky, J. W. Davis
Physicians: D. N. McQueen, Geo. S. Stone,
                     Geo. W. McLane
Evaluation: Pellagra
Hallucination: Full of worms
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 09 Aug 1911
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Veevers, Robert
Date: 08 Mar 1906
Petitioners: C. E. Hinson, G. L. Cason, W. H. Koyton,
                     Joseph Wilson, J. D. Southerland
Physicians: G. E. Wright, J. M. Beeson, W. J. Bailey
Evaluation: Religious Mania
Hallucination: That he must confess some great crime
                          to God and hence the confession to the
                          killing and burning of the Kirby family
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Name: Wheeler, James A.
Date: 16 Nov 1911
Petitioners: W. H. Stiles, G. C. Culberson, H. C. Parsons
                     R. O. Bowden, O. C. Vaughn
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, J. A. Simmons,
                     P. W. Harward
Evaluation: A blow on head several years ago
Hallucination: None
Ruling & Date: Dementia; 18 Nov 1911
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Veevers, Robert
Date: 08 Mar 1906
Petitioners: C. E. Hinson, G. L. Cason, W. H. Koyton,
                     Joseph Wilson, J. D. Southerland
Physicians: G. E. Wright, J. M. Beeson, W. J. Bailey
Evaluation: Religious Mania/Living alone without any
                     associates
Hallucination: That he must confess some great crime
                          to please God, hence his confession to
                          the killing and burning of the Kirby
                          family
Ruling & Date: Religious Mania; 12 Mar 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

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Name: Daniels, Vannie
Age: 11 years
Date: 18 Nov 1911
Petitioners: J. W. Hampton, Jos. J. Coker, T. L. Hughes
                     R. M. Stidham, J. A. Albritton
Physicians: N/A
Evaluation: Idiocy
Ruling & Date: N/A; 29 Nov 1911
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Parsons, Will
Age: 35 years
Date: 18 Apr 1906
Petitioners: J. T. Sauls, J. Nemor, A. D. Davis,
                     John Duse, S. M. Register
Physicians: R. L. Cline, Ed Green, J. F. Stonebroker
Evaluation: None
Hallucination: Very indifferent to every being
Ruling & Date: General Pocecir Insanity; 21 Apr 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

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Name: Shockley, James B.
Age: 45 years
Date: 13 Dec 1911
Petitioners: Walter Hart, S. Wintbrofe Sargent JP,
                     W. S. Butler, H. E. Coy, Geo. F. Smith
Physicians: J. A. Simmons, H. P. Bevis, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Religion
Hallucination: That he is not worthy of food to sustain
                          life
Ruling & Date: Dementia; 14 Dec 1911
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Hutchinson, Raymond
Date: 05 June 1906
Petitioners: T. J. Watkins, R. E. Watkins, C. W. Johnson
                     W. M. Smith, M. A. Rhyne
Physicians: L. M. McSwain, R. L. Cline, J. J. Meyer
Evaluation: Unknown
Ruling & Date: Idiocy; 06 June 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

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Name: Cofieland, D. C.
Age: 48 years
Date: 11 Dec 1911
Petitioners: H. J. Downing, J. B. Carter MD, Ira J. Fowler
                     J. R. E. Kennedy, Ben Aydelott
Physicians: J. A. Simmons, H. P. Bevis, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Nothing special
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 15 Dec 1911
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Jackson, Rhoda
Date: 05 June 1906
Petitioners: B. M. Wade, G. D. Perkins, John H. Capo,
                     C. G. Davis, R. B. Singletary
Physicians: Kirby Smith, D. A. McQueen, R. C. Blount
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Fear of being hoodover?
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 19 June 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

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Name: Goldwire, Benjamin
Age: abt. 50 years
Date: 28 Dec 1911
Petitioners: T. D. Powell, T. S. Carlton, Jas. Green,
                     A. C. Freeman, P. W. Harward
Physicians: J. A. Simmons, H. P. Bevis, P. W. Harward
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Unknown
Ruling & Date: Dementia; 01 Jan 1912
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Lancaster, Nellie
Date: 02 June 1906
Petitioners: Geo. W. McLane, M. J. Martin, J. A. Ivey,
                     R. B. Singletary, G. R. Godwin
Physicians: Kirby Smith, D. A. McQueen, R. C. Blount
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Fear of injury from others
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 19 June 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

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Name: Pelham, A. C.
Age: 50 years
Date: 08 Feb 1912
Petitioners: J. L. Griffin, R. L. Lowe, Luby Coker,
                     Alex Brady, J. R. Griffin
Physicians: J. A. Simmons, Rufert Smith, H. P. Bevis
Evaluation: Christianity & bad health
Hallucination: The workings of God
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 08 Feb 1912
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Nicholson, Joe
Date: 05 July 1906
Petitioners: J. L. Jones, L. G. Bryan, J. J. Meyer,
                     O. B. Williford, F. C. Ralls
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, R. L. Cline,
                      J. F. Stonebroker
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Reforming
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 05 July 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

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Name: Pace, Isaac
Age: 60 years
Date: 10 Mar 1912
Petitioners: Y. C. Wright, W. H. Kayton, J. C. Barker,
                     B. T. Wigging, W. K. Gentry
Physicians: D. T. Carlton, J. A. Simmons, H. P. Bevis
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Destruction of his property by killing
                         orange trees
Ruling & Date: Dementia; 11 Mar 1912
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

Page 40

Name: Holmes, Jane
Age: 70 years
Date: 14 July 1906
Petitioners: N. C. Herndon, T. J. Cochran, J. A. Osteen,
                     J. P. Prevatt, J. M. Prevatt, H. E. Jarvis
Physicians: G. E. Wright, W. A. Southerland,
                     J. M. Beeson
Evaluation: Senile decline
Hallucination: Seeing visions and religous mania
Ruling & Date: Complete Insanity; 16 July 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

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Name: Redding, Gertrude
Age: 26 years
Date: 17 May 1912
Petitioners: H. H. Petteway, M. L. Morrison, H. E. Cline
                     L. E. Johnson, D. E. Gillett
Physicians: H. P. Bevis, J. A. Simmons, Guy Harward
Evaluation: Religion & chronic morphine eater
Hallucination: N/A
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 27 May 1912
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Keene, Mary Mrs.
Age: abt. 50 years
Date: 25 July 1906
Petitioners: P. D. Sauls, Robt. L. Hopson, F. L. Bryan,
                     M. C. Jones, Hosia Albritton
Physicians: T. J. Myers, W. S. Hort, T. R. Storke
Evaluation: A protracted illness and break down of the
                     nervous system
Hallucination: Seeing strange sights and wanting to do
                         deeds of violence to the members of her
                         family
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 27 July 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 91

Name: Driscoll, John
Age: 30 to 35 years
Date: 19 June 1912
Petitioners: J. W. Boatright, E. H. King, W. H. Hooker
                     Geo. W. Mulford, T. D. Powell
Physicians: J. A. Simmons, H. P. Bevis, J. H. Jones
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: going ahead
Ruling & Date: Dementia; 20 June 1912
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

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Name: Lovett, Sidney
Age: abt. 28 years
Date: 24 July 1906
Petitioners: C. L. Carlton, O. E. Webb, L. Y. Bryan,
                     Wm. S. Davenport, J. W. Craig
Physisicians: L. M. McSwain, R. L. Cline. C. C. Chollor
Evaluation: Excitement
Hallucination: Being tortured
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 27 July 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 92

Name: Watson, A.
Age: 88 years
Date: 25 Oct 1912
Petitioners: F. E. Parker, W. H. Hooker, W. R. Mansfield
                     Tom Carlton, R. J. Blount
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, R. L. Cline, Cyril Baldwin
Evaluation: Pelegra
Hallucination: None
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 29 Oct 1912
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

Page 43

Name: Cauphman, Eliza Mrs.
Age: 80 years
Date: 17 Aug 1906
Petitioners: A. J. Williams, R. S. Windham, O. S. Ross,
                     W. C. Hayman, Noah Whidden,
                     W. A. Duval
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, Ed Green, D. T. Carlton
Evaluation: Old age
Hallucination: Wandering away from home under the
                          impression she is going home
Ruling & Date: Parisen Insanity; 30 Aug 1906
Judge: J. B. Cochran

Page 93

Name: Bryan, Caroline
Age: abt. 45 years
Date: 22 Nov 1912
Petitioners: C. E. McRae, B. B. Smith, L. T. Alford,
                     J. F. Baldwin, J. A. Campbell
Physicians: H. P. Bevis, D. L. McSwain, D. T. Carlton
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: No special
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 23 Nov 1912
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

Page 44

Name: Vining, Georgia
Date: 22 Jan 1907
Petitioners: J. O. Shelfer, C. C. Carlton, T. B. Watkins,
                     Ed Tippins, R. B. Campbell
Physicians: Ed Green, Kirby H. Smith, P. W. Haward Sr.
Evaluation: Family troubles
Hallucination: Afraid of being poisoned and burning up
                          household goods
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 22 Jan 1907
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 94

Name: Williams, Sallie
Age: 35 years
Date: 14 Dec 1912
Petitioners: W. H. Williams Jr., W. R. Cain, R. L. Lowe,
                     M. J. Martin, J. W. Davis
Physicians: D. N. McQueen, G. S. Stone, R. R. Seward
Evaluation: Pelegra
Hallucination: That she is burning up
Ruling & Date: Permanent Insanity; 17 Dec 1912
Judge: A. Yancy Teachy

Page 45

Name: Arrington, Catherine
Date: 15 Mar 1907
Petitioners: J. L. Griffin, J. B. Strand, W. G. Cowart,
                     G. W. Dawson MD, T. F. Griffin
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, P. W. Harward Sr.,
                     R. L. Cline
Evaluation: Jealousy
Hallucination: Quarrelsome and telling falsehoods
                          about husband and other woman
Ruling & Date: Dementia; 25 Mar 1907
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 95

Name: Chadwick, C. H.
Age: 45 years
Date: 19 Oct 1912
Petitioners: Geo. W. McLane, Francis K. Adams,
                     S. J. Huffman, C. H. Stewart, 
                     Jas. K. McClelland, Mrs. Julia Chadwick
Physicians: G. S. Stone, Eugene R. Whidden,
                     F. M. Cooper
Evaluation: Domestic trouble
Hallucination: Murder, especially that of children
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 20 Jan 1913
Judge: W. D. Bell

Page 46

Name: Maulden, William I.
Age: 38 years
Date: 28 Mar 1907
Petitioners: E. W. Pooser, W. E. Robertson,
                     S. R. Semple, H. M. Whidden,
                     A. B. Williford
Physicians: Kirby Smith, Ed Green, R. B. Campbell
Evaluation: Study of hyponotism
Hallucination: Hypnatism and clairvoyance
Ruling & Date: Mental Abstration; 28 Mar 1907
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Pullan, Arthur
Age: abt. 40 years
Date: 22 Jan 1913
Petitioners: C. S. Dishong, J. L. Dishong, D. E. Gillett,
                     J. T. Bush, B. R. King
Physicians: R. L. Cline, D. L. McSwain,
                     Wilbur Whitehurst
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Religion
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 22 Jan 1913
Judge: W. D. Bell

Page 47

Name: Morgan, Mary
Age: 35 years
Date: 04 Mar 1907
Petitioners: V. J. Jordan, T. D. Perkins, John H. Capo,
                     J. L. Go----?, A. M. McGehee
Physicians: D. L. McSwain, R. L. Cline, T. H. Harward
Evaluation:
Ruling & Date: Not Insane; 04 Mar 1907
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Waldo, Dave
Age: 48 years
Date: 07 Feb 1913
Petitioners: C. L. Coleman, J. A. Price, H. T. Carlton,
                     K. R. Carlton, R. L. Matthews
Physicians: H. P. Bevis, A. B. Stroud, W. H. Baggett
Evaluation: General debility
Hallucination: No special cause
Ruling & Date: Chronic Insanity; 08 Feb 1913
Judge: W. D. Bell

Page 48

Name: Lanier, E. Mrs.
Age: abt. 30 years
Date: 24 Apr 1907
Petitioners: E. Lanier, N. W. Sauls, N. M. Bryan,
                     D. H. Vaughan, M. R. Gill
Physicians: M. R. Gill, W. R. Minor, D. H. Vaughan
Evaluation: No apparent reason
Hallucination: Poison in water, tunneling under house
                          flash lights, sparks falling about the
                          house at night
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 27 Apr 1907
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 98

Name: Alderman, W. V.
Age: 26 years
Date: 10 Feb 1913
Petitioners: G. H. Gill, B. H. Devan, A. J. Stewart,
                     W. W. Rich, J. F. Mann
Physicians: C. A. Gavin, M. L. Crews, W. A. Hendry
Evaluation: Heriditary taint
Hallucination: An abnormal desire to trade & traffic
                         without due regard to value involved
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 12 Feb 1913
Judge: W. D. Bell

Page 49

Name: Boole, Sam
Date: 17 May 1907
Petitioners: Albert W. Gilchrist, C. M. Denbam,
                     R. S. Earnest, E. Watitzky, D. M. Cooper
Physicians: G. W. Woods, D. M. McQueen,
                     Geo. W. McLane
Evaluation: Meloncholia
Hallucination: That he is the victim of some terrible
                          calamity or fate
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 20 June 1907
Judge: R. E. Brown

Page 99

Name: Ganns, A. P. Mrs.
Age: 58 years
Date: 08 Mar 1913
Petitioners: K. W. Mahon, R. Stroble, J. T. Baxley,
                     J. G. Johnson, J. L. Dishong
Physicians: J. A. Simmons, R. L. Cline, B. Y. Clark
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Serving God
Ruling & Date: Acute Mania; 08 Mar 1913
Judge: W. D. Bell

Page 50

Name: Frazelle, Chas.
Age: 38 years
Date: 23 Sept 1907
Petitioners: G. E. Bryan, B. A. Wachob, E. Watitzky,
                     W. S. Whitaker, Charles Simmonds
Physicians: Kirby Smith, D. M. McQueen,
                     George W. McLane
Evaluation: Unknown
Hallucination: Fear of being injured by someone
Ruling & Date: Temporary Insanity; 24 Sept 1907
Judge: R. E. Brown

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Name: Addison, Victor
Age: 40 years
Date: 18 Apr 1913
Petitioners: S. H. Morton, A. F. Dewy, Chas. Cochran
                     Chas. Simmons, Grover Cochran
Physicians: G. S. Stone, E. K. Whidden, W. E. Mobley
Evaluation: Pelegra
Hallucination: Little birds eating him
Ruling & Date: Acute Insanity; 22 Apr 1913
Judge: W. D. Bell

 
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