Wow <and Grin, too> since you wrote the records of the mental hospital,
you must have talked to the same Librarian-Historian I did down there,
who explained to me that some of the people there were not demented, but
simply indigent old people, whose family could not care for them, or
simply left them there and moved on. Some, however, did have families,
and if they could reach them, they could claim the body and bury it.
Others, he said, were buried in unmarked graves in the Old Cemetery.
Since there are other cemeteries, family and otherwise, in/around
Milledgeville an assumption that an ancestor had been in the Institution
may not be true. My Mother and Father had been there some forty years
ago, and she was thoughtful enough to leave a map to it among her many
research papers I inherited. Didn't have time to get down there when I
was at the Archives last month in GA, but when I do, I will take a
picture and send it to you for your book <Big Grin>.