Source: TSL&A Microfilm # A-5171
Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery)
Loose Records 13461 - 13692
Transcribed by Jan J.
Loose Record # 13485
State of Tennessee
To J. W. T. Mattox
Whereas All the proceedings necessary to entitle Thos. Gant to be admitted into the Tennessee Hospital for the insane as a now paying patient, have been had according to law, you are hereby required forthwith to take said person and convey him to said Hospital and after executing this warrant make due return of the same to this office.
Witness my hand and Seal of office this the 10th day of September 1890.
Harris Brown Clerk
Central Hospital for the Insane.
Received the patient named in the within warrant 11th '90.
Jno H. Callender, Supt.
State of Tennessee
The undersigned a citizen of said State and county hereby states that Thos. Gant is insane; his insanity is of less than two years duration. That he is in needy circumstances and has legal settlement in said county and is a citizen of state of Tennessee.
These facts can be proved by Woodson Rippy and W. B. Appling, M. D. This 10th day of September 1890.
G. W. Whitson
I W. B. Appling, a practicing physician of Sumner County, State of Tennessee,
hereby certify that I have personally examined Thos. Gant alleged to be insane,
and pronounced him so, is 25 years of age, is the subject of no infectious
disorder. He is not the subject of epilepsy. He has attempted
to commit violence on himself and others. Has had no medical
W. B. Appling, M. D.
I the undersigned Justice of the Peace in & for the county aforesaid
hereby certify that I have held an inquest on Thos. Gant, 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 10 day of September 1890.
H. A. Honeycutt, J. P.
*This process was repeated once again in 1892 with a sworn statement from J. L. Gant dated March 15, 1892, a statement from W. B. Appling subscribed before E. H. C. Sarver, J. P., and was filed on March 22nd 1892. Jno. H. Callender, Supt. of Central Hospital for the Insane signed the admitting warrant on Nov. 20th 1892.
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