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John Cothron
Report, 1892

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm # A-5171
Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery)
Loose Records 13461 - 13692

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
© 2002

Loose Record # 13483

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
The undersigned, a citizen of said state & County hereby states that John Cothron is insane, his insanity is of less than two years duration, his being at large is dangerous to the safety of the community or to himself, that he is in needy circumstances and has a legal settlement in this county, and is a citizen of the State of Tennessee.  These facts can be proven by Ned Strain and Dr. R. O. Barry.
This 10th day of June 1892
S. G. Strother

I R. O. Barry a practicing physician of the County of Sumner, State of Tennessee hereby certify that I have this day personally examined John Cothron, alleged to be insane, and pronounce him so; he is 29 years of age, is the subject of no infectious disorder; the disease is of about 2 or more years duration; he is not the subject of epilepsy; has attempted to commit violence on others, the medical treatment was very little.
R. O. Barry M. D.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 11 day of June 1892.
A. J. Warren J. P. for Sumner County

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
I the undersigned Justice of the Peace in & for the county aforesaid hereby certify that I have held an inquest on John Cothron, of said county, a person alleged to be insane, according to law I am satisfied that he is insane on competent medical testimony, that he is a fit subject to be sent to the state hospital for the insane to undergo treatment therein as an object of bounty of the state.  I am further satisfied that his being at large is injurious to himself and disadvantageous to the Community.
Witness my hand this 11 day of June 1892.
A. J. Warren, J. P.

John Cothron Insane Papers Filed June 27th 1892.
Harris Brown, Clk.

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