Insanity In Borden Line

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Insanity In Borden Line

Postby hmcrabtree » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:51 pm

Hello, this is my first post!
Though I have always been interested in the Lizzie Borden murders, I am here to look into any insanity in the family. I am researching a different line of the Bordens that moved to NC way back many generations, and researching someone who is on a census as "insane."
I did see one discussion of William S, Eliza, and Amanda having been in Taunton Asylum and William S (accused by Brown as the killer) hanging himself. Now I'm really intrigued. I do understand that in the past women especially could be labeled insane for any number of reasons. But I would like to know how far back any alleged mental illness went in the family.
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Re: Insanity In Borden Line

Postby twinsrwe » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:39 pm

Hello, hmcrabtree, welcome to the forum. I apologize for taking so long to reply to your post; the presidential debates have been taking up a lot of my time. :sad:

It is an interesting question, you have there. I did a Google search and found the following web sites quite intriguing, although they may not be the kind of information you are looking for.

Lizzie Borden was Guilty…with Good Reason(s): http://tinyurl.com/jps2zwv

What role did psychopathy play in Lizzie Borden’s case? (Check out the refereances for this article.): http://tinyurl.com/odj5fye

This article in about Eliza Darling Borden, who was married to Lawdwick Borden, a brother of Abraham Bowen Borden, who was Andrew Jackson Borden’s father. Keep in mind that Eliza was not a blood relative of the Borden family. However, she was definitely insane: http://tinyurl.com/gne6m2g
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Re: Insanity In Borden Line

Postby hmcrabtree » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:59 pm

Thanks! Will check them out.
I am researching a family that the subject of my book married into. His wife's mother was marked "insane" on the 1860 census. I know that could have meant a lot, but I was surprised to see her grandmother, a Borden, her family came from MA and RI. So I checked around and sure enough, her grandfather's brother, if I recall all this correctly, is the line down to Andrew Borden. So I was curious about insanity going up the line that way.
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