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1833 and 1849 Cholera Deaths
at Eastern State Hospital
Lexington, Kentucky


1833 - Deaths at Lunatic Asylum

By Cholera, in the CITY OF LEXINGTON, from the 1st of June to the 1st of August, as reported to the City Council by a committee appointed for that purpose, consisting of Messrs. Leavy, Layton, M'Kinney & Gough. Persons whose names are preceded by a star, died of other diseases.

Source: The Kentucky Reporter [Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky], 22 August 1833, p. 1. Microfilm held by the Kentucky Room, Lexington Public Library, Lexington.

Edward Kindred, Madison co. Wm. Davenport, Mercer co.
R. Randolph, Greensburg, Ala. Nelson P. Wilcox, Caldwell co.
Philip Sumery, Logan co, Ky. Jacob Cooper, Breckinridge co.
Susan Dougherty, Mason co. Madonna Miller, Spencer co.
Abigail Bateman, same Richard Pope, Logan county
Jesse Holtzclaw, Fayette co. Charles Jackson, Shelby co.
Frederick Jones, same John Mason, Casey co.
Jane Holmes. Jefferson co. Mary O'Connell, Bardstown, Ky.
Eliz'th Plummer, Scott co. Alfred Lain, Fayette co.
Susan Browning, Logan co. Mary Haburn, Breckinridge Co.
Jonathan Polk, Simpson co. John Armstrong, Scott county
Dow Halfacre, Pendleton co. Mary Iredell, Barren co.
Elizabeth Hunter, Logan co. Courtney Knapp, Bourbon co,
David Snow, Nashville, Tenn. John Haberry, Mercer county
Darius Jackson, Fleming co. Ky. Mary Lemon, Harrison county
Robinson Coward, Jefferson co. Joseph Erwin, Miss.
William Henson, Nelson co.  

1849 - Deaths at Lunatic Asylum

By Cholera, in the CITY OF LEXINGTON, from the 11th of June to the present date, August 20, 1849.

The number of deaths at the asylum is not so great as we had supposed, nor as we had been informed by the treasurer of the institution, Mr. W.E. Milton, but as the list was made out by Dr. Allen, general superintendent of the asylum, for the editor of the Observer and Reporter, we presume it is correct...

Those marked thus * died of the consecutive effects of the disease, having lingered a week or two.

Source: The Kentucky Atlas of August 24, 1849, as reprinted in the Lexington Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, 25 August 1901, p. 10 cols. 1-4.   Microfilm held by the Kentucky Room, Lexington Public Library, Lexington, Kentucky.
May 24 John McLoney, Harrison county
May 25 Thomas Pleasants, Alabama
May 27 Ira Heath, Livingston
  Jas. W. Caldwell, Bullitt
  Elizabeth Robinson, Hart
  Susan Wigginton
  William Cobb, Taylor
  Wm. N. Grinter, Logan
May 28 Mary Goodwin, Campbell
  John O. Dillard, Rockcastle
  John H. Davis, Daviess
May 29 Nancy Ballinger, Lincoln
  Peter SKinner, Clarke
  *Josiah Cross, Allen
  Alcy Richardson, Boone
May 30 Nancy Ruckett, Union
  Lucinda Brindley, Bourbon
  A.B. Clark, Warren
  Elizabeth Grant, Louisville
  Betsy Habourne, Bracken
  Polly Thomas, Pulaski
  Mary J. Yates, Hopkins
June 1 Zack Kendall, Louisville
  Mrs. Woolridge
  *John Parker, Caldwell
  Sarah Williams
  William Rogers
June 3 Jemima Woods, Clarke
  Ann Weller, Nelson
  Joseph Prather, Mercer
  Margaret Rumley, Boyle
June 4 M.S.D. Hunter, Daviess
  John Bullock, Louisville
  Margaret Museley, Morgan
  Milton Reese, Harrison
June 8 Mildred Chrisman, Jessamine
June 9 *Eliza Nabours, Warren
June 10 Elijah Bradford, Scott
June 11 *Thomas Quick, Bullitt
  Julia Williamson, Campbell
  Mrs. McPherson, Union
  Matilda O'Bannon, Logan
June 12 Patience (black), Henry
June 14 Isaac Jackson, Morgan
  Stanley G. Tibbs, Mason
  John Hibbick, Louisville
June 16 *John J. Morton, Shelby
June 17 Eliza Barkley, Trimble
June 18 Sin Sharp, North Carolina
  Nathan Hison, Mason
June 21 Mary Johnson, Louisville
  Charnel Biggs, Trigg
June 22 *Susan Schyler, Garrard
  *Sally Murphy, Allen
  J.V. Settle, Barren
  James Mahoney, Eliza Carter and Alonzo Weaver, attendants, also died.

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