Saturday, March 1, 2008

Disfigured Ear

You can never be sure what will show up in the Kentucky county court records. The following is found in Livingston County Court Order Book D, page 128, 26 February 1810. What purpose do you suppose this father had in mind in having this information recorded?

"Be it remembered on this day Christopher Haynes came into court and presented his infant son named William Bryant Haynes who has by accident been disfigured in the under part of his right ear which is ordered to be recorded."

1 comment:

Dycusburg said...

Some 198 years later in 2008, my only guess would be that this may have something to do with a lawsuit (in 2008) if something like this were filed on record. Were people as lawsuit happy as folks are now?