Source: TSL&A Microfilm # A-5171
Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery)
Loose Records 13461 - 13692
Transcribed by Jan J.
Loose Record # 13486
State of Tennessee
To W. A. McGlothlin
Whereas All the proceedings necessary to entitle William T. 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 afer executing this warrant make due return of the same to this office.
Witness my hand and Seal of office this the 2nd day of January 1890.
Harris Brown Clerk
Central Hospital for the Insane.
Received the patient named in the within warrant Jany 7th 1890.
Jno H. Callender, Supt.
State of Tennessee
The undersigned a citizen of said State and county hereby states that Wm. T. Gant is insane; His being at large endangers the safety of the community, 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 G. B. Whitson and E. M. Durham. This 28th day of Dec. 1889.
G. W. Whitson
I E. M. Durham, a practicing physician of Sumner County, State of Tennessee,
hereby certify that I have personally examined Wm. T. Gant alleged to be
insane, and pronounced him so, is 50 years of age, is the subject of no
infectious disorder. The disease is of twelve months duration, is not the
subject of epilepsy, has not attempted to commit violence on himself and
others. The medical treatment has been of late Cod Liver Oil and whiskey
by directions of Dr. J. B. Head. I treated him some months gone, for
acute Poatrelis? with the usual remedies, since which I learned he has been
using the cod liver oil with an excessive amount of whiskey.
E. M. Durham M. D.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this 30th day of Dec. 1889.
E. H. C. Sarver J. P.
I the undersigned Justice of the Peace in & for the county aforesaid
hereby certify that I have held an inquest on Wm. T. 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
Witness my hand this 30th day of Dec. 1889.
E. H. C. Sarver, J. P.