Source: TSL&A Microfilm # A-5171
Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery)
Loose Records 13461 - 13692
Transcribed by Jan J.
Loose Record # 13478
State of Tennessee
To J. T. Rippy and Sid Davis
Whereas all the proceedings necessary to entitle Mrs. Sina Black to be admitted into the Tennessee Hospital for the insane as a non-paying patient have been had according to law, you are hereby required forthwith to take said person and convey her to said hospital and after executing this warrant, make due return of the same to this office.
Witness my hand and Seal of Office at office this 25th day of Feby 1888.
Central Hospital for the Insane
March 1st 1888
Received the patient named in the within warrant.
Jno. H. Callender
State of Tennessee, Sumner County
The undersigned a citizen of said state and county hereby states that Sina Black, my wife, is insane. Her insanity is of less than two years duration that her being at large is dangerous to the safety of the family and community that she is in needy circumstances and has legal settlement in the said county and is a citizen of the state of Tennessee.
These Facts can be proved by J. M. Graves and R. S. Pemberton M. D. Dated this Dec. 28, 1887.
A. A. Black
I R. S. Pemberton a practicing physician of the County of Sumner State of Tennessee hereby certify that I have this day personally examined Sina Black alleged to be insane and pronounced her so. She is about thirty eight years of age. She is the subject of no infectious disorder. The Disease is of about 12 or 14 months duration, is not subject of epilepsy and I think her being at large is dangerous to herself and family and disadvantageous to the community. She has not been treated for insanity. This Dec. 28, 1887.
R. S. Pemberton M. D.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this Dec. 28, 1887.
E. W. Black, Justice of the Peace
State of Tennessee
Sumner County I the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid hereby certify that I have held an Inquest on Sina Black of said County a person alleged to be insane according to Law. I am satisfied that she is insane on competent testimony that she is a fit subject to be sent to the State Hospital for the Insane to undergo treatment therein as an object of the Bounty of the State. I am further satisfied that her being at large is injurious to herself and disadvantageous to the Community.
Witness my hand at office this Dec. 28, 1887.
E. W. Black J. P.