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Sarah Ann Johnson
Report, 1891 & 1893

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 #13491
1891

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
To M. H. White
Whereas all the proceedings necessary to entitle Mrs. Sarah Johnson to be admitted unto the Tennessee hospital for the insane as a non paying patient have been had according to law, you are hereby forthwith required to take said person and convey her to said hospital and after executing the Warrant make due return of the same to this office.
Witness my hand and Seal Office, at office
this 8th day of August 1891.
Harris Brown Clerk

Central Hospital for the Insane.
Received the patient named in the within warrant.
Jno H. Callender Supt.
August 12 of '91.

State of Tennessee Sumner County
The undersigned a citizen of said state and county hereby states that Mrs. Sarah Johnson is insane, her insanity of seven years duration that her being at large is dangerous to her family as she has threatened to kill her little boy, 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 Dr. T. L. Lanier and J. W. White.
This 4 day of August 1891.
R. T. Searcy
Filed Aug 5th 1891

I, T. L. Lanier, a practicing physician of Sumner Co, State of Tenn. hereby certify that I have examined Mrs. Sarah Johnson alleged to be insane and pronounce her so, she is 44 years of age is the subject of no infectious disorder.  The disease 7 years standing and is growing worse, she is not subject to Epilepsy.  Has not yet attempted violence but has threatened and the probability is that she will if not restrained.  The medical treatment has been nerve sedatives, Bromides Chloral etc. while _____ we use Iron Quinine and Feral Tonics.
T. L. Lanier
Sworn to and subscribed me this 4th day August 1891.  A. J. Warren J. P. for Sumner County

Loose Record # 13490
1893

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
The undersigned a citizen of said state and county hereby states that Saran Ann Johnson is insane her insanity is of less than two years duration, her being at large is dangerous to the safety of the 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 fats can be proven by Dr. R. O. Barry and B. G. Pitt.
This is the 10 day of Dec, 1893
W. F. Johnson

I, R. O. Barry a practicing physician of the county of Sumner State of Tenn. hereby certify that I have this day personally examined S. A. Johnson alleged to be insane and pronounce her so, is 46 years of age is the subject of no disorder, the disease is of several years duration.  She is not the subject of epilepsy.  She has not attempted to commit violence on herself or others.
R. O. Barry M. D.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 10th day of Dec 1893.
A. J. Warren J.  P. for Sumner Co.

State of Tennessee Sumner County
I the undersigned Justice of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid hereby certify I have held an inquest on Sarah Ann Johnson of said county a person alleged to be insane according to law.  I am satisfied that she is insane on competent medical 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 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
This the 10 day of Dec. 1893
A. J. Warren J. P.

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
To W. F. Johnson
Whereas all the proceedings necessary to entitle Sarah Ann Johnson to be admitted into the Tennessee Hospital for the insane as a non paying patient has been had according to law, you are hereby required forthwith to take said person and carry her to said hospital and after having executed the Warrant make due return of the same to this office.
Witness my hand and Seal of office at office in Gallatin Tenn. this the 11th of Dec. 1893.
Harris Brown
Clerk

Central Hospital for the Insane
Dec. 11th '93
Received the patient named in the within warrant.
Jno. H. Callender Supt.


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