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Re: Mental Hospital in Jackson, LA?
Posted by: Sue Hart Date: March 19, 2002 at 07:56:24
In Reply to: Re: Mental Hospital in Jackson, LA? by Bev Varnado of 161

My husband's gg-grandmother died there in the hospital sometime after the 1870 census. I made a trip to Jackson to find those records and was told that at 2 or 3 different times a new administrator had come in and destroyed the old records. I thought that was against the law, but they evidently did it. There are graves there on the hospital grounds which have cement slabs over them. On the cement slab is just a number of that patient. You have to know that patient's number to match it up with the grave. Since those records were destroyed, there is no way to find out where your ancestor is buried. I am not sure at what time these people were in charge. Perhaps we could find them and "tar and feather" them? If anyone does find any old records, PLEASE let me know!!!

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